I am heading to Jakarta here in a few days and need a place to stay. Any hostel or guest house suggestions would be great!! And areas !
Should we spend time in Jakarta, or head out the next day???
#1 douluvme49 has been a member since 4/2/2011. Posts: 33
hi. since nobody else has responded to this question, i'll give it a shot, although i haven't been to jakarta in about 10 years now...
there used to be a small backpacker area in jakarta centered on jalan jaksa, and i think that is still the case. it's the backpacker, expat, hipster doofus local hangout place with cheap accommodation and food and a bit of style - sort of the jakarta equivalent of khao san road but on a much calmer scale.
it is located in central jakarta not too far from stuff like the national museum, which was worth a visit. i also remember liking the old port area of jakarta from dutch times, seeing the buildings there and visiting the puppet museum. i liked jakarta, and enjoyed my two months there, but for most travellers i think a short time is usually enough before moving on.
somtam lived there for much longer and much more recently too, so hopefully he and others will jump in here. regards.