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Where to stay in Ruteng


Ruteng has one standout accommodation option -- a nunnery -- and it is arguably the cleanest place to stay in Flores.

Jl Ahmed Yani 45, Ruteng
Under 150,000 Rp
Susteran St Maria Berdukacita
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jl Ahmed Yani 45, Ruteng
T: (0385) 22 834

Known to locals as MBC (we kept thinking they were saying Embassy, but it is actually the acronym of the place) Susteran St Maria Berdukacita has, without doubt, the most spotless, well kept lodgings in Ruteng and arguably the cleanest rooms in Flores. MBC is a convent by day but offers very solid rooms as an evening sideline, with the only real downside being you’re a solid 15-minute walk from... Read our full review of Susteran St Maria Berdukacita.

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Jl Yos Sudarso 26, Ruteng
150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Hotel Sindha
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jl Yos Sudarso 26, Ruteng
T: (0385) 21 197

In a town lacking a decent hotel, the newly renovated Sindha Hotel offers solid standards if it fits your budget. Unlike the Rima and the the convent, Hotel Sindha is well located in the centre of town within easy walking distance of the few eateries in town and from where the share taxis depart from. The standard rooms are remnants from the old property, a clutch of scuffed wall, very ordinary... Read our full review of Hotel Sindha.

Jl Ahmed Yani 14, Ruteng
Under 150,000 Rp
Rima Hotel
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jl Ahmed Yani 14, Ruteng
T: (0385) 22 196

Slightly closer to town than MBC, Rima Hotel is the best backpacker value in Ruteng and if you’re travelling on a tight budget, look no further. Rima is a 10-minute walk from the centre of town, but that’s really the only downside to this solid backpacker pad. Much of the hotel is wooden and the cheapest rooms are upstairs. They’re functional affairs, with aged mattresses and enough room to swing... Read our full review of Rima Hotel.

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