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Where to stay in Jakarta

Posted by on Apr 15th, 2009
Filed Under: Jakarta


Keep in mind that Jakarta is the most expensive Indonesian city. Top-end hotels advertise at around $100, but there may be special packages and discounts. Even if prices are fixed, top- end and mid range hotels may offer 10% to 50% discounts in quiet periods. In terms of quality service, top-end hotels usually offer refurbished rooms, satellite TV, and recreational facilities.

At midrange hotels, you can expect fairly comfortable bed, modest furniture, Indonesian bath (mandi) or Western bathroom, and a TV set. Backpackers` loshens or guest houses will offer you a bed in a fan-cooled room and a shared bath. Wisma are basic family hotels of slightly higher quality.

Recommended places to stay in Jakarta

The top-end, salubrious Hotel Borobodur Inter-continental Jakarta is renowned for tradition, style, refurbished rooms and plenty of sports facilities. It is handily located at the heart of Jakarta, south of Lapangan Nanteng.

Situated at the centre of Jalan Jaksa, Hotel Marko Polo is a mid-range pick known for its clean and spacious rooms, balconies, and a buffet breakfast.

The Bloem Steen Homestay in Jalan Jaksa is your best budget option. You will enjoy clean quite rooms and amiable staff.

Insider Tips

It is best to avoid areas of unhealthy reputation. Glodok and Kota tend to be unsafe in the early morning hours and at night.

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