Best Places for Backpackers in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Top 22 hostels in Jakarta, Indonesia.

These are the 22 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Konko Hostel Jakarta

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Konko Hostel Jakarta

Konko Jakarta is the very first Konko Hostel and you'll find it in the area of Kebon Sirih, a stone throw away from Gambir train station. Everything you need to see is minutes away by foot or by train. It's definitely the ideal spot to enjoy Jakarta from. You'll never run out of things to do in...
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Wonderloft Hostel

93 /100

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Wonderloft Hostel

Perfectly located right in the heart of colonial Jakarta(#1 experience by Lonely Planet), history, food, adventure and action is just a short hop away. Getting everywhere and getting away is easy! - To begin with, Jakarta - Airport is only 30 minutes by taxi, and Rail Stations and city center is 2...
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KINI Luxury Capsule

93 /100

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KINI Luxury Capsule

KINI Luxury Capsule is the first minimalist luxury capsule hotel with a touch of Indonesia. Located in the cultural heart of Jakarta (and the 20-minute drive from the airport), KINI blends the urban convenience of the modern capsule hotel with the elegance and comfort of Indonesian tradition to p...
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Capsule Hotel Jakarta - Old Batavia

92 /100

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Capsule Hotel Jakarta - Old Batavia

Girls ONLY !!! Special only for you 1$ USD bed…Read our Terms and Condition Terms and Condition for 1$ USD Female Dorm Only: No that price isn’t a mistake! To celebrate international Women’s Traveller day , we’re offering beds in our female dorm for just 1$ per night :) This is the 1 dollar a nig...
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Stay Inn Jakarta

91 /100

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Stay Inn Jakarta

Strategically located in front of the Harmoni Central Busway, Stay Inn Hostel presents a convenient and modern dormitory living for your community's needs in Jakarta. One of the key features of the hostel is its relaxed ambiance with open concept and sleek interior. The hotel promises clean, sec...
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Six Degrees

91 /100

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Six Degrees

Kick start your Indonesian adventure at Six Degrees. Perfectly located to explore, perfectly designed to escape. Find out why this unlikely Irish-English-Sumatran family chose this vibrant neighbourhood, with the best food, plenty of local charm, and tons of stuff to keep you entertained. Righ...
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Mel

89 /100

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Mel's Dorm

We are conveniently located in the center of the historical Old Town (KOTA TUA) Jakarta. Our hostel is on the 2nd floor of the Kertaniaga building, integrated with restaurants, coffee shops, handicraft and art shops in the downstairs. Our front balcony overlooks the beautiful scenery of the Kali...
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Nomad Hostel Kemang Jakarta

89 /100

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Nomad Hostel Kemang Jakarta

Upgrade your budget travel lifestyle at Nomad Hostel - Kemang Nomad Hostel - Kemang offers particular staying experience for dynamic travelers who enjoy simplicity. Located in the lively Kemang district, the hostel is located near various entertainment hubs such as the cafe, shopping mall, bar,...
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The Packer Lodge

89 /100

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The Packer Lodge

One of the best located hostel in Chinatown Jakarta! Located within 2 minutes’ walk of both  Transjakarta Bus Shelter and Gajah Mada Citywalk Mall, The Packer Lodge hostel offers free WiFi available in all areas, a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, a common lounge with air conditioning, praye...
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Sleepy Raccoon Hostel

86 /100

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Sleepy Raccoon Hostel

A warm welcome our valued guest to Jakarta, Sleepy Raccoon hostel has chosen a location which saves you the time,cost and hassle of transportation, close to places of interest, the train and bus stations Mangga Besar road is one of the oldest most famous roads in Jakarta, known for its nightlife, ba...
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Inap at Capsule Jakarta

83 /100

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Inap at Capsule Jakarta

Inap at capsule is a accomodation in a good neighborhood, which is located at thamrin. The accomodation has a very good location, also near the halim perdana kusuma international airport. The accomodation is located only 0,16 km away from sudirman baru station ( airpot train to soekarno hatt...
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Rumah Shinta

78 /100

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Rumah Shinta

At Hotel Rumah Shinta, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Step into one of 24 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the...
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Citi Residence

76 /100

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Citi Residence

We are in the heart of Jakarta city; National Monument, Old Town and Gambir main train station are within walking distance. Central Harmoni bus station is in front of our alley. You can go to almost anywhere from this station. Our open kitchen, two big grocery stores nearby and free drinking wa...
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Teduh Hostel Kota Tua

70 /100

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Teduh Hostel Kota Tua

Teduh Hostel is located at Kota Tua, which was called 'The Jewel of Asia' in the 16th century by European sailors and preserved since the Dutch colonial rule. As Jakarta’s first boutique hostel experience, “Teduh”, which means “sanctuary” in English, symbolizes our desire to offer our guests a home...
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Twins Mangga Dua

69 /100

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Twins Mangga Dua

We offer four different room types to suit a wide variety of guests staying with us. Our single room (starts at $25) is perfect for anyone traveling alone while the Twin/Double room (starts at $35) comfortably accommodate 2 adult guest. We also have a family room(starts at $55) that could accommodat...
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Pinx

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Pinx's Hostel

Pinx's Hostel is boutique hostel concept with 162beds and 9 hotel rooms. With sharing bathroom and toilet. Our guest can enjoy 96sqm community area and cozy roof garden. We served breakfast; WIFI in all area; big screen TV; fully air conditioner rooms; community area and terrace. Tea an...
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GH Capsule

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GH Capsule

GH Capsule is set in Jakarta, within 700 metres of Jakarta International Velodrome Rawamangun and 6 km of Jakarta International Expo - JIExpo. With a garden, the property also features a terrace. Local points of interest like National Monument Park and Sarinah are reachable within 7 km and 7 km, res...
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Shakti Hotel Jakarta

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Shakti Hotel Jakarta

Shakti Hotel Jakarta is located not far from the National Monument which is about 1.4 km from the hotel. There are also several attractions as well as shopping malls are not far from Shakti Hotel Jakarta that located at Jalan Gajah Mada No. 3, Gambir, Jakarta. From Shakti Hotel Jakarta, you can easi...
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Karet Residence

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Karet Residence

Our serviced accommodation sets right in the middle of the famous Kuningan golden triangle business district, the office complex mixes business and pleasure. Three major thoroughfares that form the Golden Triangle: Jl. Rasuna Said, Jl. Gatot Subroto and Jl. Sudirman have turned this area into a conv...
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Green East Hostel

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Green East Hostel

Our property provide only two rooms which make your day more private, it provides with air conditioner, WiFi with good bandwith and TV cable in the living room. all rooms have a window so that you might have a fresh air in the morning. Bathroom is shared and equipped with a shower in it. There is a...
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Kantos Guest House

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Kantos Guest House

Kanto 's Guest House is a new concept of an inn . Our mission is to provide accommodation that is clean yet economical . It is suitable for guests who just need a place to rest . Why do we call our place as a Guest House ? Because we want to give you the comfort of their own home should stay for our...
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Pesona Guest House Jakarta

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Pesona Guest House Jakarta

PESONA GUEST HOUSE JAKARTA is not just another Jakarta B&B (Bed & Breakfast). This Jakarta Homestay is nothing short of exquisite. Decorated with fine Indonesian and European furniture, the guesthouse amenities include a grand piano, a picturesque swimming pool and lovely outdoor seating areas. P...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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The long and winding road yet worth it!

Thanks to the logistic unfriendliness of Indonesia archipelago, unlocking this hidden gem of Maluku requires a little bit of your patience. Ora Beach is located in the northern part of Seram Island, Maluku. To reach there, you must first take the flight to Ambon, the capital city of Maluku province. It took 3 hours and 30 minutes flying from Ambon to Jakarta. This is so far the easiest way to reach Ambon. The midnight flight is recommended as you will arrive at Ambon by 7.00 am or so and leave you plenty time for the travelling journey to reach Ora Beach. As for our experience, the flight to Ambon was delayed. Thus, instead of taking the 9.00 am ferry from Ambon’s Tulehu port to Amahai, the port at Seram Island, we had to take the 4.00 pm ferry.

Priscilla Tjitra

TRAIN

Most travelers will be departing from Jakarta’s Gambir station. You can buy tickets personally or online here. For them the best option is usually the train for it provides the best price vs. comfort ratio. Several classes are available: economy, business and executive. Service in business class is much the same as the one in executive. If you don’t consider yourself a picky person, business will do just fine.

Snejl

Jakarta: Arriving in the Big Durian

Considering its size and position, few outside of Asia could give much detail as to where or what Jakarta is. As a dweller in England, I had heard of it, but couldn’t have pointed it out on a map, let alone have furnished any further information about it. So here’s a rough geography.

Jay McKenzie

JAKARTA

There you are alone in the plane, after having said goodbye to friends and family. Very strange feeling not to see them three seasons. In Hong Kong, I had an eight-hour layover. Enough time to even in the city go out and eat a sandwich. Unfortunately, I myself had already checked in by a silly mistake for the next flight, and I could not leave the airport … JAKARTA Arriving in Jakarta are your brains overwhelmed by impressions: heat, massive traffic, unfamiliarity. I took a bus and a tuktuk to my hostel in central Jakarta. It was late and the trip there I was ready for bed. You hear lots of stories about how relaxed and free life is the people, I thought you had to be sucked into it, and so I looked at the cat from the tree. The next day I did the touristy things running from Jakarta (10 million inhabitants) views. No one can walk or cycle, everyone carries them through a bus, scooter or car. What a terribly dirty city, happy that I was leaving the next day the city. In the hostel I had on some short conversations after little contact with other travelers. Probably through my kijkdekatuitdeboom setting.

Lars Volborth

MUSEUMS IN JAKARTA: THE BEST WAY TO DISCOVER INDONESIA’S HERITAGE

If you are forced to brand Jakarta by the first sight you will probably mention its horrifying transport system and insubstantial character as capitalistic economic centre. So I did a couple of months ago! Every time I entered the city I did almost everything to leave it as soon as possible. Everything changed when I moved there and started to explore this city from different perspectives. Jakarta is namely one of the three predominant art centres (beside Bandung and Yogyakarta) on Java island and therefore definitely worth to be discovered more deeply. For museum lovers Jakarta is doubtless one of the best places to be in Indonesia! But still, Jakarta remains one of Asia’s fastest growing megacities and can be puzzling in the first place. Let me navigate you a bit through Jakarta’s museum-scene and explore with me two of my favourite museums in Jakarta and its best-kept secrets.

Claudia

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