Unique Tent Stay In Pekan Melayu Alor Setar


Room in boutique hotel hosted by Hostel Ah Wai, Hostel Ah Zhi

  1. 10 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 8 beds
  4. 6 shared baths
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The shophouse was once a glorious goldsmith shop back in the 1920s. Today, this large shophouse located in the heart of Alor Setar's heritage district has been transformed into a cozy guesthouse. This spacious air-conditioned tent-style private room can accommodate up to 10 pax and only allow for ONE booking at ONE time. The common areas such as living hall, dining hall, shared kitchenette, bathrooms / toilets and full amenities will make your stay in Alor Setar a memorable one.

The space
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 mini theatre living hall. It serves as a great space for socialising with other fellow travellers, watching movie 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 tall dual-coloured 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, oven, and sufficient crockery and cutlery. We provide complimentary coffee, tea, sugar and drinking water throughout the day. Soft drinks and cup noodles are available for purchase on-site.

Next to the courtyard, you will find the vanity room, bathrooms, toilets and laundry room. Quality hand soap, shower soap, hair shampoo+conditioner, washing detergent, cotton buds, hair dryer, iron and ironing board will be provided (complimentary). Our bathrooms are also equipped with water heaters for hot showers. Each private room will be assigned to their own bathroom and toilet. We always keep the toilet clean and dry at all times.

Guests who are staying at tent room will have private access to second floor. There are also two work desks and a mini garden at the same area.

The bedroom area is where the private rooms with tent-style settings are located. We have a total of 7 private tents available. All tents are fitted with a 5 inch thick single-sized foam mattress, a quality pillow, duvet, a pair of ear plugs, personal fan, personal table lamp and a miniature plant. Each guest will also have a designated locker to keep their baggage or personal belongings.

We are enhancing safety and sanitation protocols to keep our guests safe. Common areas and high touch surfaces are disinfected everyday with dedicated cleaning tools. The mattress will be vacuumed by using UV light vacuum after the guest checkout. This will ensure that the bacteria and viruses are neutralised.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia

You can visit most of the attractions on foot or by a short GRAB ride.

Within walking distance:
1. State Art Gallery (Balai Seni)
2. Masjid Zahir
3. Medan Bandar
4. Balai Nobat
5. Balai Besar
6. Kedah Royal Museum
7. Chinatown
8. Pekan Rabu
9. Alor Setar Tower
10. Aman Central Shopping Centre
11. Rumah Kelahiran Tun Dr Mahathir
12. Istana Kuning
13. Heritage District Wall Murals
14. Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Gallery
15. Lighthouse Cape Chalie

5 minutes GRAB ride:
1. Wat Nikrodharam
2. Rumah Merdeka
3. Kedah State Museum

10-20 minutes GRAB ride
1. Gunung Keriang
2. Paddy Museum
3. Paddy Fields (depending on which one you go, for sunset or sunrise)
4. Kota Kuala Kedah
5. Kuala Kedah
6. Jetty to Langkawi or other islands such as Pulau Telor & Pulau Payar

Our hostel is also surrounded by great local food, cafes & bars.

Within walking distance:
1. Nasi Lemak Haji Ali
2. Hai Tao Kee
3. Midnight Curry Mee (Restaurant LTK)
4. Pekan Cina Teochew Porridge (Night time)
5. Pekan Cina Teochew Porridge (Morning)
6. Motorbike Noodle Store
7. Caffe Diem
8. Vegetarian Cafe
9. Parrot Espresso
10. Jiao Tou Jian Speakeasy Bar
11. Terrace Forty Eight
12. Thye Tong Hotel (if you like classic)

Hosted by Hostel Ah Wai, Hostel Ah Zhi

  1. Joined in April 2018
  • 43 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Just like you, we love traveling!


  • Bryan
  • Chyuan Zhi

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $118

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