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Hostel Ah Wai, Hostel Ah Zhi

87 Pekan Melayu


Spanning a large space close to 3,000sqft, this two-storey pre-war shop gives you the opportunity to step back in time with its original feel of how a goldsmith shop looked like in the past. It is located within a stone's throw away from the historical sites of Alor Setar with many local restaurants, hawker stalls, flea markets & a modern shopping mall nearby.

The shop is divided into two sections by a breezy courtyard. In the first section, you will find a vintage-styled TV hall with board games. It serves as a great space for socialising with other fellow travellers, watching local TV shows and playing some old-school board games. Next to the TV hall, you will find a dining hall and a well-equipped kitchenette with dining table and comfortable chairs provided. Over-looked by a tree at the courtyard, this area provides a relaxed ambience for dining (with local delicacies especially!). There is also a bluetooth enabled stereo for complementing the great vibes. Just connect your music through your phone.

The kitchenette is fitted with a fridge, microwave, Nespresso Inissia machine, Nespresso milk frother, toaster, and sufficient crockery and cutlery. We provide complimentary bread, peanut butter, butter, jams, local kaya, snacks, coffee, tea, sugar and drinking water throughout the day.


  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Hostel with Charisma 💯”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 16, 2019

Hidden gem in Alor Setar. Love their vintage interior. Clean and tasteful set up. Tent all came with lock so personal belongings were well taken care of. Ambience were great, it’s cosy to stay in...

“nice host, nice hostel, nice location”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 05, 2019

the host ensure everything is in good order for her guest, cleanliness, cool room temperature, where to go, what to eat etc. the hostel have all the essential amenities, one can do his washing and...

“Best Hostel Ever! Period.”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 04, 2019

Title already describes on what im about to write. Hospitality is the best i have ever experienced! Bring back the classical and childhood vibes to life. If i were given a chance to stay again, I...


Cheapest travel option:
From ETS/KTM Train station to hostel: By foot (10min walk) or Grab (ride-hailing), Ave. RM3-4, it takes 3min ride.
From airport to hostel: Grab (Ride-hailing) - Ave. RM9-11, it takes 15min ride
From Kuala Kedah Jetty to hostel: Grab (Ride-hailing) - Ave. RM10-13, it takes 20min ride


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No show 100% charge.