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  • douluvme49

    Joined Travelfish
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    Hey travellers

    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???

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 24/9/2011 - 15:54

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  • exacto

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    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.

    #2 Posted: 25/9/2011 - 09:48

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