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“Good party place”
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Zackry Guest House
Ranked #5 of 150 Langkawi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good party place”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

If you want to meet other back packers and have a good party time then this is the place for you. Good trips organised by owners. Rooms a bit basic and main bar area could do with a good clean up. Beach and restaurants nearby but main resort 20 minute walk.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Excellent value on Langkawi with small, yet functional rooms - we had a.c. which helped a lot! The best part of staying at Zackry is the common area in which you can meet, socialise, cook or drain the cheap bar. Encouraged by their resident social secretary, Sam, we certainly got to meet our fellow guests and enjoy a few late evenings. The beach is a short walk away and Cenang is a longer 20 minute walk but not too far that you feel that you are missing out. The wifi here has been one of the fastest and most reliable we've had in any hotel in our eight months travelling so far.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed here for about a week and didn't have too many complaints. Our double room was comfortable. The bathroom wasn't completely clean, but it was absolutely fine for a hostel. The atmosphere was pretty solid, with a big common room and plenty of travelers swapping stories and enjoying each other's company. The dogs running around the property are a nice touch, too. The fellow who basically runs the place, Sam, is welcoming and likes to make everyone feel like family. A bunch of us helped make dinner one night, which was wonderful.

One thing we did not particularly enjoy was a fishing trip organized by Sam. He was the only one with an actual rod, while the rest of us had hand reels. There was a cooler of beer on the boat, but we found out after the trip that the beers were not included in our initial fee. He's a friendly enough guy, but occasionally a bit shady.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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zackryghouse, Owner at Zackry Guest House, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
The fishing boat trip was so cheap as guests shared the cost of rental boat and petrol. We do realize that reviewer of course did not have any fishing experience to that hence he did not realize the cost of a proper fishing rod that well much more than what he paid for the trip. Learning from the lesson of the number amateur fishermen joining this trip we cannot afford to provide certain expensive items to be used. About the beer, it is common sense that with that price the alcoholic beverage will not inclusive in the price. We are running a trip to make the cost of the guests as cheap as possible but does not mean we are going to subsidize the beer consumption of guests aka doing charity. Mind you, the petrol is cheaper by half than the beer. Even the boat trip (by other operators) that costs 4 times than this fishing trip does not include alcoholic consumption.
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Great place! Good rooms if you dont expect to much. The shower and ac work. Theres a small bar within the hostel where you can grab beers and other drinks for 3 ringit, and there is wifi. The owner is a nice guy, he likes joining you conversations, but should mind his own business more. The location is good, although there are placez closer to the main street whereall the beach clubs, bars, shops, and restaurants are. We were there with 10 people and had a great time.

There a scooter rental nearby, definitely recommend renting some scooters and cruize across the whole island.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We, a party of 3, got a single room (shared bath, fan) and one with 2 twin beds (private bath and air-con) for roughly $10/pp/night. The rooms are cleaned every day and the bath towel changed once every 2 days. The owners are friendly and helpful. We love the place which is quite conveniently located. We had a wonderful time in langkawi, the money saved from lodging went for other activities,, e.g.day cruise:-)

Room Tip: Room 12, near the entrance is more quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights in February. We had a double room with bathroom which was ok, smelt a little musty but was fine when air conditioning was on. The location was fine near a few eating places however after the 4 nights we went and stayed right in town as we preferred being close. The owners were helpful however I found some of the comments made by one of the hosts really inappropriate and made me feel quite uncomfortable. All up an ok stay but would probably go else where if we were to come again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Zachry Guest House has a great location, but the closest to the beach but good price for the location nevertheless. The rooms are clean, the showers are clean as well, average equipment, comparable to most backpackers with low cost prices.
It is good to go with a great group of friends. Nevertheless, don't expect too much. My friend has an accident inside the property and the staff / owner did not care at all.

You pay little, you get little, don't expect a lot.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Zackry Guest House
Address: Lot 735 Jalan Teluk Baru | Pantai Tengah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Kedah > Langkawi District > Langkawi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Langkawi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Zackry Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family run guest house located on the same street of 3 to 4 star resorts. The white sandy 500meters beach is just 200 meters away. It has a common kitchen for light cooking, bar/lounge, satellite TV, internet services. Many choices of restaurants next door and along the same road. ... more   less 
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