Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The main area for backpacker accommodation is Jalan Jaksa, but it can feel dirty and grimy. A smattering of more expensive hotels are located right across the rest of the city and can be a good alternative to the digs on Jaksa.
Best value in Jalan JaksaJalan Jaksa No.17, Jakarta
T: (021) 316 2548;
The recently renovated spotless rooms at Memories come in three varieties: fan, air-con and air-con with hot water. All the rooms come with a private bathroom with Western toilet, with the cheapest ... Read the full review of Memories Hostel.
Fabulous backpacker hostelJalan Cikini Raya, Jakarta
T: (021) 314 1657;
In a town full of dodgy budget options, Six Degrees stands head and shoulders above the rest. Opened in late 2011 by a foreign concern, this hostel has every aspect of a guest's needs covered. In the ... Read the full review of Six Degrees Backpacker Hostel.
Good value flashpacker hotelJalan Jaksa 7-9, Jakarta
T: (021) 314 2464; F: (021) 314 2509
This is another great place for flashpackers or those backpackers who have standards. It's a traditional multi-storey hotel that caters to the budget-minded. Rooms are bright and air-con, with large ... Read the full review of Istana Ratu Hotel.
Recently renovated traditional hotelJalan Jaksa 6 No.9 â€“ Kebon Sirih, Jakarta
T: (021) 314 0373;
This is a recently-renovated traditional hotel with a pleasant lobby which has free WiFi and a bar. Rooms are bright and airy, which makes them pleasant to sit in during the day. The beds have spring ... Read the full review of Alinda Hotel.
Good value bare bones cheapyJalan Kebon Sirih Timur 1 No.174, Jakarta
T: (021) 3192 5387;
This is a classic cheapy located just off Jalan Jaksa. The clean rooms are quite stark and bare, but you can't expect much in this price range. All rooms share bathrooms with cold water showers and ... Read the full review of Bloem Steen Hostel.
Perfect for flashpackersJalan Jaksa No.15C, Jakarta
T: (021) 391 3830; F: (021) 319 2461
All the rooms in this clean budget hotel are the same: big spring bed in a room with hardly any floor space, cable TV, hot water bathroom with shower and Western toilet as well as clean tiled floors ... Read the full review of Hotel Le Margot.
Bargain located in a labyrinthJalan Kebon Sirih Barat 1 Gang 10 No. 18, Jakarta
T: (021) 314 7684;
The address of this place tells a tale of the labyrinth that one must navigate to find this place just off Jalan Jaksa. The location is actually one of the best things about the hotel because it ... Read the full review of Asri Homestay.
For those truly on a budgetJalan Jaksa 5, Jakarta
For 70,000 rupiah you can't really complain about the Spartan rooms, the lousy saggy mattresses, the dirty walls or the grotty shared bathrooms. For this money, you get the bare bones only although ... Read the full review of Wisma Delima.
Rough around the edgesJalan Kebon Sirih Timur 1 No.175, Jakarta
T: (021) 3192 5403;
It's a bit rough around the edges, this place. The rooms are stuffy shoeboxes that do the job for a night, but will have you wanting to flee if another night is in the offing. Foam mattresses and ... Read the full review of Kresna Hostel.
Slightly better than the cheapest in Jalan JaksaJalan Kebun Sirih Barat Dalam 37 (of Jaksa), Jakarta
T: (021) 341 0095;
Borneo Hostel is a cheap place with free WiFi -- about the only luxury you'll get here. The stuffy rooms are spartan with old foam mattresses and scuffed white walls. Bathrooms are surprisingly clean ... Read the full review of Borneo Hostel.
A hotel to be endured not savouredJalan Jaksa No. 37, Jakarta
T: (021) 3192 3940; F: (021) 3192 5124
The Hilton this place is not. It's a dark and grimy joint that is the stereotype of Jalan Jaksa budget accommodation. The rooms here are some of the cheapest in Jakarta and those on a tight budget ... Read the full review of Hotel Tator.
Depressing budget dorms and roomsJalan Jaksa 16, Jakarta
T: (021) 310 7814;
Nick's is about as grungy as they come. The poorly-lit rooms are devoid of any character whatsoever and utterly depressing. The share bathrooms are no better with missing toilet seats and dark tiles ... Read the full review of Nick's Hostel.
Disinterested staff, slightly overpricedJalan Kebon Sirih Barat 35, Jakarta
T: (021) 392 0331;
A slightly dingy place, Hostel 35 offers basic rooms just off Jalan Jaksa for prices we think are too expensive. But the Jaksa area is sometimes busy and this hotel may well be your backup. The rooms ... Read the full review of Hostel 35.
While most backpackers tend to head straight to the Jalan Jaksa area, there are plenty of better, more mid-range options in central Jakarta.
Comfortable midrange hotelJalan Cikini Raya No. 46, Jakarta
T: (021) 230 3000; F: (021) 315 1354
The first thing to note about this hotel is that it doesn't allow unmarried couples to enter rooms together no matter how innocent the intentions of the couple are. Although this prehistoric rule ... Read the full review of Hotel Gren Alia Cikini.400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp 1 vote Midrange
Very good midrange optionJalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 69, Jakarta
T: (021) 314 7580; F: (021) 314 7688
If you can snag one of the regular discounts at this hotel, you will get a room which represents fantastic value for money. Each of the rooms is bright when the curtains are flung open giving a fresh ... Read the full review of Cemara Hotel.
A little old, but still decentJalan Cikini Raya Kav. 62-64, Jakarta
T: (021) 314 0803; F: (021) 314 0701
Strangely, to enter the lobby of this hotel you have to navigate your way through the masakan Padang restaurant at the front. Once through the restaurant and in the lobby, you're greeted by a fairly ... Read the full review of Hotel Mega Cikini.
Boring but inoffensiveJalan K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 114, Jakarta
T: (021) 230 0050; F: (021) 230 0995
Ibis Arcadia is a cookie-cutter-style hotel, with each room in this multi-storey complex coming with air-con, cable TV, a minibar, big plush beds and hot water bathroom with shower and Western ... Read the full review of Ibis Arcadia.400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp 1 vote Midrange
Top spot!Jl Kemurnian IV 20-22
T: (021) 629 0162;
Set in the heart of “Old Jakarta”, The Packer Lodge is an excellent addition to the budget traveller accommodation scene in Indonesia’s capital. Rooms and the pod-style dorms are extremely ... Read the full review of The Packer Lodge.
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