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Adinda Homestay

Basic, friendly and cheap

40 Jalan Ikan Jrabangan, Banyuwangi T: (0812) 3639 1528 (0857) 3636 0998  

Adinda Homestay

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Friendly family-run Adinda Homestay (AKA Adinda House) offers the best value budget rooms we saw in Banyuwangi.

They say every man’s house is his castle, and here behind and adjacent to the rather aspiring palatial style family home complete with battlements and turrets sit two considerably more modest longhouse blocks, one that houses a kost (student boarding house), and the other the simple and unpretentious homestay.

We were not kidding about the castle.

We were not kidding about the castle. Photo: Sally Arnold

The whitewashed fan-cooled tiled rooms are spotlessly clean with simple but adequate furnishings including wooden beds sporting mould-to-your-body foam mattresses with fitted sheet and blanket (pack a sleep sheet or sarong if you fancy a top sheet), a low cupboard, sink and mirror with a small ensuite bathroom.

The one power outlet is rather high and used by the small wall fan, so if you want to charge your gadgets and keep the room cool, ask for a double adapter. Bottled water, a thin towel, prayer mat, tissues and soap are all supplied.

Spacious grounds are a bit of a Work In Progress.

Spacious grounds are a bit of a Work In Progress. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The affable owner, Ismono, remarked that rooms are designed for one person, although the smallish double bed could be large enough for a couple and there’s ample room for a few large bags. Interiors could be a little brighter as the small window doesn’t quite do the job enough, and you’ll probably want to flick the light on during the day, yet conversely at night the thin curtains are not sufficient to block the porch light shining in from outside, however easily fixed with the turn of a lightbulb—we let the owner do this due to lack of trust in Indonesian electrical work (it seems all porch lights have a common switch).

The clean bathroom is barely large enough for a three-point-turn, and the Western-style toilet will get wet while you shower, as will anything else in the tiny room. In spite of the fact that the shower is cold water only, the owner will happily supply a bucket of hot water for a nice warm mandi if you’re a wuss like us. A small but unfurnished private terrace fronts each room although you could easily pull up a chair, however we like the open-air common area just in front of the rooms with tree slab tables and long benches, just watch out for the uneven surfaces and slippery mossy paths in the landscaped rockery.

Rooms are very simple.

Rooms are very simple. Photo: Stuart McDonald

An excellent local style breakfast is included in the rate, usually nasi goreng, but sometimes something a little more special. The owners father-in-law owns a fruit farm, and seasonal fruit and fresh juices are often included too. Water and soft drinks are for sale, and although they don’t sell it, the owner is happy to keep your beer cold in the fridge (and show you where you can buy it).

Pak Ismono and his family are very hospitable and willing make their guests feel at home. He can help with travel arrangements, motorbike hire and trips to Ijen, however be clear as to what you want as though his English is good, it’s not perfect and misunderstandings can occur—we were miffed when the Ijen tour we organised suddenly doubled in price at the last minute, but think it was miscommunication rather than a scam.

The included breakfast was fab some days.

The included breakfast was fab some days. Photo: Stuart McDonald

We like the friendly local style here and the affordable rate is a great deal. If you are happy with a basic fan-cooled room but your travelling partners are a little fussier and require air-con, across the road Titan’s Greenhouse offers a range of air-con cooled rooms including some with a mezzanine style bed with living area below.

You’ll find Adinda Homestay in a small street behind Ramayana department store, around three kilometres from Taman Blambangan. Many warungs and restaurants are within walking distance and Brawijaya bus terminal and Karangasem train station are a short drive away.

Can we stay another day just for another breakfast?

Can we stay another day just for another breakfast? Photo: Sally Arnold

Alternatively if you prefer a more central location, a dorm bed at Dormitory Tourism Banyuwangi is the same price as a private room here, but it is in the heart of town near Taman Sritanjung and Masjid Agung Baiturrahman. Or if you’d like a swimming pool with your cheap sleep, Panorama Homestay is a little out of the way, four kilometres north of the harbour, but offers a sea view, salty breeze and a swim with your budget backpacker bed, however you’ll have to travel a bit for a feed.

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Walk-in rates at Adinda Homestay

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Sgl fan private bathroom
75,000 rupiah
75,000 rupiah
Dbl fan private bathroom
120,000 rupiah
120,000 rupiah
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 75,000 rupiah, high season 75,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 120,000 rupiah, high season 120,000 rupiah. Notes:

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Where is Adinda Homestay

Adinda Homestay
40 Jalan Ikan Jrabangan, Banyuwangi
T: (0812) 3639 1528 (0857) 3636 0998  
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º21'51.06" E, 8º13'52" S
Room rates: Under 150,000 Rp

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