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Paddy Hills Homestay

Cute village style

Jalan Banjarsari, Banyuwangi T: (0812) 3452 3230

Paddy Hills Homestay

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Like a tiny traditional village, Paddy Hills Homestay offers a row of cute-as-a-button wooden bungalows along with an open restaurant/chill space in the family backyard overlooking the rice paddy in the surrounding hills.

We love this little homestay, but unless you have your own transport, be prepared to either stay exploring the village or call a taxi to get around as it’s a little off the main drag about two-and-a-half kilometres from Karangasem Station or around six kilometres from the centre of town, although the friendly owner, Teddy, will pick you up from the train or ferry for the cost of an online taxi.

Mosquito nets come standard.

Mosquito nets come standard. Photo: Sally Arnold

Cute, cosy and clean, each bamboo and wooden bungalow is designed slightly differently with three at the moment and more planned for the future. We viewed two, one single storey and the other with two levels, the upper reached via a very steep ladder style staircase, not suitable for less abled or clumsy folk.

The rooms offer an authentic village experience with lovely traditional touches such as patinated wooden shutters, stained glass and a comfy mosquito-netted carved wooden four-poster bed in the small fan-cooled room, although not much else. In the double-storey room it was just mattresses the floor on each level.

Cute bungalows.

Cute bungalows. Photo: Sally Arnold

Ensuite bathrooms are semi-outdoor style, and unlike a true village experience (thankfully), there’s a hot shower, Western-style toilet, and even a hairdryer. Furnished private terraces offer a delightful spot to listen to the sounds of the village and watch the rice grow.

When you feel like being social, move to the communal area, grab a cold beer from the fridge and chat with the affable owner or other guests. Teddy speaks excellent English and mentioned he trained at a hospitality school in Switzerland, so has his finger on the pulse as to the desires of Western tourists. He can organise Ijen tours and transport (in cars with seatbelts) as well as offering plenty of local info and tips.

Plenty of space to lounge around in.

Plenty of space to lounge around in. Photo: Sally Arnold

Breakfast is included and simple snacks can also be purchased, or Teddy can deliver meals from a local warung for a small fee. As there is no street signage the homestay is not so easy to find, even though it’s marked on Google Maps, so either pre-arrange a pickup or look for the green house on right as you head up the hill. It is next to the water tower.

If Paddy Hills Homestay is full, Didu’s Homestay is an excellent alternative or if you’d prefer something smack in the middle of town, and your budget allows, Hotel Blambangan offers modern comforts including a swimming pool with some traditional style.

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Dbl fan private bathroom
250,000 rupiah
250,000 rupiah
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Where is Paddy Hills Homestay

Paddy Hills Homestay
Jalan Banjarsari, Banyuwangi
T: (0812) 3452 3230
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º19'59.02" E, 8º12'38.06" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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