Photo: Beach reflection, Balian.

Photo of Pondok PiscesPondok Pisces

Jungly but in need of some TLC

Balian Beach T: (0361) 780 1735(0813) 3879 7722

Pondok Pisces

Our rating:

Quick links
Our review | Walk-in rates | Address | Map

Pondok Pisces boasts a collection of traditional houses and bungalows at their main hilltop location off Balian Beach, as well down on the flat beside the river and behind the beach itself.

Agoda coupon: Get an extra 7% off selected properties with the coupon code

Photo of Pondok Pisces
Originally run by Tom and Tati (a very friendly Australian and Indonesian couple), Tom passed away in 2009 and Tati isn’t so much on the scene these days -- perhaps the intention was for the equally friendly staff to run it themselves, but, at least for the hilltop property, this isn’t the gem it once was. Gardens are still lovely, but more overgrown than lovingly tended as they once were, and the rooms have some serious maintenance issues that really make the prices here a bit cheeky. The riverside property though, still looks to be in pretty good nick, with kitchenettes and the hidden away location, with a lovely little pool, remains oh so lovely. On the upside, the restaurant remains extremely good and even if you are not staying here, drop by for a meal. Reservations recommended. Prices are by the room -- check their website for details.


Walk-in rates at Pondok Pisces

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Superior double room
560,000 rupiah
615,000 rupiah
Ocean view rooms
Deluxe bungalow
1,060,000 rupiah
1,170,000 rupiah
Riverside, two storey
Room: Superior double room, low season: 560,000 rupiah, high season 615,000 rupiah. Notes: Ocean view rooms
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 1,060,000 rupiah, high season 1,170,000 rupiah. Notes: Riverside, two storey

Where is Pondok Pisces

Pondok Pisces
Balian Beach
T: (0361) 780 1735(0813) 3879 7722
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º57'51.84" E, 8º30'5.76" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

Map for Pondok Pisces

Open in Apple Maps | Open in Google Maps

Other places to stay

See below for more places to stay in Balian that are listed on

Top of page

Like what you see? Then you’ll love our newsletter

The Travelfish newsletter is sent out every Monday and is jammed full of free advice for travel in Southeast Asia. You can see past issues here.

Where to next?

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

Top of page