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Cemoro Lawang

Most accommodation is conveniently located in the village of Cemoro Lawang, right on the edge of the Tengger Caldera. We also list one hotel about five kilometres away in the village of Ngadisari because it's one of the best options in the area -- but unless you're extremely keen, from here it is not possible to hike to Bromo without transport to Cemoro Lawang first.

Yoschi's Hotel
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Wonokerto KM2, Ngadisari
T: (0335) 541 018

Yoschi's Hotel is a German-owned guesthouse located just outside the small village of Ngadisari, 4.5km from the village of Cemoro Lawang and the Tengger Caldera. A variety of rooms are available including those with private cold water bathrooms, those without any bathroom and spacious multi-room family cottages. Hot water showers are available to all guests in a block in the centre of the... Read our full review of Yoschi's Hotel.

Budi Homestay
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Cemoro Lawang
T: (081) 3490 6286

The affable Pak Yogi runs this extremely basic losmen located in central Cemoro Lawang. It'll feel like you're camping when you come here, with a shared squat toilet and hot water shower of questionable cleanliness. The mattresses are made of foam and do the job especially if you're only here for a night, but this place will not be up to standard for some people. The proximity to the crater and... Read our full review of Budi Homestay.

Cafe Lava Hostel
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Cemoro Lawang
T: (0335) 541 020

This place is one of the better upmarket options on the caldera rim in Cemoro Lawang, but you pay a hefty premium for wanting something slightly above the basic losmen up the road. The economy rooms here are a reasonable deal, but they are only slightly bigger than the beds they contain and if you have a lot of luggage, you're in trouble. The clean hot water bathrooms are located down the stairs... Read our full review of Cafe Lava Hostel.

Losmen Setia Kawan
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Cemoro Lawang
T: (0335) 541 006

A larger, more modern-looking building than Budi Homestay across the road, Losmen Setia Kawan's looks are deceiving. Guests are greeted by rather grim-looking rooms with shared bathrooms. The bathrooms themselves are dimly lit and grimy and you will not want to take a hot shower in them lest you exit them dirtier than when you entered. However, the location of this losmen is good and it's an... Read our full review of Losmen Setia Kawan.

Bromo Permai
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Cemoro Lawang
T: (0335) 541 049

This dated hotel, situated right across the road from the Tengger Caldera and stunning views is in many ways disappointing -- it feels tired, drained, shattered. All rooms have modern TVs and hot water bathrooms, but they haven't aged well and would be more suited to prices half of what they are. Still, it's popular with tour groups and domestic tourists who clearly find more to like about this... Read our full review of Bromo Permai.

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There is a real possibility that if you arrive in Probolinggo after 15:00 that the last of the public buses to Cemoro Lawang will have left for the day. If this happens, these hotels are good options near the bus terminal.

Lava Lava Hotel
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Bromo KM5, Probolinggo
T: (0335) 437 888

Lava Lava is a fairly modern joint 300 metres up the road from the main Probolinggo bus terminal with clean, modern air-con rooms, foam or spring mattresses depending on the class of the room, TVs, Western-style toilets and hot water showers. The cheapest rooms are particularly good value. A restaurant is attached and they might be able to rustle something up if you're desperate, but the warungs... Read our full review of Lava Lava Hotel.

Hotel Moronyoto
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Bromo 100A, Probolinggo
T: (0335) 432 582

Hotel Moronyoto is a reasonable cheapie located 200 metres north of the Probolinggo bus terminal. A basic room here gets you a bed with a foam mattress that has seen better days, cold water shower and squat toilet. Pay a bit extra and get a Western-style toilet and spring mattress. Splurge and you'll even get air-con, but hot water does not feature any of the rooms here. The property is quite... Read our full review of Hotel Moronyoto.

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Gunung Bromo accommodation
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp

When travelling in Indonesia away from the tourist mecca of Bali, accommodation options can sometimes feel antiquated and sub-standard. But surely when travelling to one of the country’s best tourist attractions, things get better and cater for all tastes? Let’s just say that the Gunung Bromo area is best known for its stunning vistas and less so for its trendy digs.The caldera rim where many... Read our full review of Gunung Bromo accommodation.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Gunung Bromo? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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