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Ampana has two primary guesthouses and the vast majority of travellers passing through on an overnighter will stay at Oasis.

Oasis Hotel
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jl R.A. Kartini 5, Ampana
T: (0464) 21 058

Owned by the same family who run Paradise Kadidiri, Oasis is a bit of a dump, but will do at a pinch. The standard rooms in particular are kind of crappy and they could perhaps consider adding a toilet seat to the toilet, but the bed is firm, the lights and fan work and water comes out of the shower head -- what more do you need? The superior rooms are of a better standard, but given most people... Read our full review of Oasis Hotel.

Losmen Irama
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jl R.A. Kartini 11, Ampana

Two doors up the road from Oasis, this place will appeal to penny pinchers who want to save a few rupiah and don't mind the peeling paint. The guys who run this are a pretty friendly lot and while the foyer is almost fancy, the cheap rooms down the driveway to the side are basic but adequate. They're of a similar size to those at Oasis but include fancy mod-cons such as televisions and even cable... Read our full review of Losmen Irama.

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For those who have no need to cash up or restock in Ampana, or are simply looking for a better standard of accommodation, Labuhan offers the popular midrange choice, Marina Cottage.

Marina Cottage
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Labuhan village
T: (0464) 21 280

Marina is a short walk from the port where the public boat service to and from Bomba is located. It has a few dozen solid, well built standalone bungalows plus a longhouse-type set up, spread around what feels like a car park set right on the ocean. The black pebbles strewn through the grounds run down to the water -- they are the beach! The owners are currently pulling down the old, shabby but... Read our full review of Marina Cottage.

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Where to next?

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

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