Hotel & Accomodation
Hostel Ah Wai, Hostel Ah Zhi
Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Selling Off 100%
We started the hostel project in year 2018 when we realised that there weren't any type of accommodations that appeals to GenY & GenZ available in the emerging market of Alor Setar City. So we tapped into this sweet-spot.
The old shop was once a glorious goldsmith way back in the 1920s. Since then, this large shoplot located in the heart of Alor Setar's heritage district has been transformed into a hostel/guesthouse for FIT & young business travellers from local and also around the world.
In just 2 years of business, thus far, we have hosted over 3,000 guests in our humble 2 private rooms, 1 large air-conditioned hall comprises of 5 single & 3 twin bedroom in tent-style setting, a living hall, a dining hall, a workspace, a vanity area a shared kitchenette and shared bathrooms / toilets.
a. We are selling our business only, shop rental is not included. For shop rental / new tenancy agreement, buyer to negotiate directly with the owner for rental rates.
b. Overall, the asking price is inclusive of the business, renovation, majority of the operating assets, tools and equipment. Detailed item list will be shared with prospective buyer separately.
Strength & Opportunity
Great location, we are located in less than few minutes walk from Aman Central Mall, Alor Setar Tower, Art Gallery, Royal Museum, Chinatown & Pekan Rabu.
Ready to move-in and ready to run business. OTAs such as Expedia, AIrbnb, Traveloka, Booking, Ctrip, HW & Agoda are on-going and ready to take in new bookings. Full amenities ready such as kitchen, fridge, washing machine, aircond, CCTV, security keycard lock, Cuckoo Water, high-speed Wi-Fi (Unifi) and so on.
Hostel design is like no other you can find in Alor Setar City.
Extremely good brand reputation with 99.2% of guests left us a positive review. 9.7/10 rating across OTAs, average rating in Alor Star is 7.9/10
Unique guest profile. Close to 60% of our guests are local FIT (Free Independent Travellers) with high returning guests (young business travellers). 40% others comprised of International solo/couple travellers like cyclists, bikers and those who make Alor Setar as their pit-stop en-route to Thailand, Langkawi, Penang & Perlis.
The current business is scalable. We only utilised 50% of the space available in the shoplot. Expansion-able areas for additional rooms, loft, co-working space and a cafe/bakery.