Arch Dormitorio Cenang

We are a new hostel trying to venture into a new market. We started with a hotel in 2019 and it has been ups and down with the pandemic hitting the world. After the pandemic, number of hostel in Langkawi started to declined and we saw it as an opportunity. Now we are looking for and experienced traveler who has been travelling to share the knowledge with us and vice versa.

Our place is own by Malaysian and we are happy to share all our knowledge in in regards to Malaysian diversify race, cultural, religion, flora fauna, and destination of interest for traveller especially backpackers who plan to spend time exploring Malaysia. We are also happy share all our know managing a hostel or hotel based on our experience to those who are interested. We will be offering place to sleep, breakfast and some locals Langkawian perks and benefit (discount on activities or tours etc) to all volunteer staying with us.


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Volunteering for Syed was a great experience, he is kind and chill but you don’t see him that often. The tasks were easy and the shifts were short. I had lots of free time to go explore the island. Accommodations were comfortable and clean. Beds were creaky but you got use to the sound.

8 days ago



We had a really great time at Arch Dormitorio! Abu and Syed were super welcoming and helpful. The schedule was planned way in advance and respected. The hostel really felt like home for our time there :)

14 days ago



I had a great experience in the Arch Dormitorio hostel. The job tasks were easy to follow with more free time than expected. The hostel had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere which made me feel like at home. Everyone at the hostel and especially Abu were very kind and helpful. I would recommend staying and working at the hostel to everyone!

14 days ago



Agradezco haber podido ser voluntaria en este hostel. Todo se cumplió según lo acordado, el ambiente fue siempre muy amigable, las instalaciones del hostel son muy confortables... Me sentí como en casa.
El hostel está en una perfecta ubicación, a pocos metros de la playa. Vi los atardeceres más lindos de todo Malasia.
El anfitrión (Abu) siempre estuvo presente y dispuesto a ayudar en lo que sea necesario. Siempre muy amable y con buena energía.

Recontra recomendado :)

22 days ago



I had an amazing time at Arch Dormitorio. The hostel is located very close to the beach, so after your working hours you can spend a lot of time there. Also, I really liked the different shifts, so not every day is the same. Sometimes you work in the morning and you do cleaning and in the afternoon/evening, you do reception work. I loved how it was every day different.

I also really liked that there were many international travelers and volunteers I could hang out with. We went for dinner or rented a scooter and explored the island. And across the street, there are food trucks for dinner.

28 days ago

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