Backpacker hostels have a special draw for budget travelers not only for its affordability, but most importantly for the chance to meet mingle and meet fellow travelers in a casual environment. Thankfully these days, the price doesn’t mean you will need to sacrifice comfort, cleanliness, and safety in Jakarta’s hostels.
1. Six Degrees Backpackers Hostel
One of the best backpacker hostels in the city with backpacker-friendly facilities such as common kitchen, free breakfast, free wifi, computer for guests, cozy common area with pool table, nintendo wii and xbox, mini cinema and free movies to watch. Located in the vibrant Cikini district of central Jakarta, Six Degrees is also easily accessible by bus, train or taxi.
– 4,6, 8, and 10 people dorm rooms
– Double rooms with ensuite or shared bedroom
Price: starts from Rp. 150,000/night for dorm room and Rp. 280,000/night for private rooms.
The only hostel that’s located in Jakarta’s historic Kota Tua (Jakarta Colonial Heart), you will be able to spot Wonderloft yards away. It sports a bright yellow and turquoise that’s a stark contrast to its neighboring building facades. Inside, the pops of colors continue. Facilities include wifi, spacious locker, pool table, ping pong table, kitchen, computer station, and free breakfast. The hostel also offers fun activities such as free walking tour, activity with communities, BBQ Night, Pub Crawls, etc.
Rooms: 8 mixed and girls-only bed rooms
Price: from 8$/night
Jalan Bank No.6, Pinangsia (near Museum Bank Indonesia), West Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 260 72218
3. Capsule Hotel Jakarta
The first self-proclaimed ‘capsule hotel’ in Jakarta, rooms are clean and facilities include free wifi and breakfast, located in Cikini area in Central Jakarta, just a few minutes walk away from the train station and within one of Jakarta’s lushest neighborhood. It is also surrounded with good unpretentious restaurants and also street food, such as the Sabang street food center that’s a haven for food lover.
Rooms: 8, 10 mixed dorm and female only dorm.
Double Bed Private rooms.
Price: starts from Rp. 130,000/night for dorm room.
4. Teduh Hostel
A cozy backpacker’s hostel specifically designed for budget travelers who still want comfort and local touch without spending a lot. Bamboo ceilings comfortable chill areas, to their kitchen and bar, you will be surprised by how this sanctuary provides shelter in Jakarta’s heat and chaos. All rooms are air-conditioned, equipped with cctv security and room key card, free wifi, locker, and 24 hour check in.
Rooms: 22 mixed dorm room (with single and double pod beds, queen size bed private rooms
Price: starts from Rp. 105,000/single pod dorm room
Jl. Pintu Besar Selatan No.82M, Mangga Dua, West Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 6900939 – +62 21 6904398
WA: +62 812 8509 0939
5. Packer Lodge
The Packer Lodge is a boutique hostel located in the heart of Jakarta’s Chinatown: Glodok. All rooms are equipped with air conditioners, individual reading lights, power points, universal adapters (on request from reception), mirrors, vanity desks, cloth hangers, hot/cold showers and key card access. They also offer tons of free facilities such as unlimited internet access, DVDs, (traditional) games, breakfast, tea & coffee, drinking water, shared fridge, secure lockers and luggage storage, fresh linen and towels, irons (boards) and hair dryers.
Rooms: 4 and 8 Pods Mixed Dorm, 4 Pods Female Dorm, and private single, double rooms.
Price: Starts from Rp. 140,000/night for dorm, or Rp. 185,000/night for single private.
Jl. Kemurnian IV No.20-22, RT.15/RW.1, Kota Tua, Glodok, Tamansari, West Jakarta
Phone: (021) 6290162
6. Homie Stay
The only backpacker hostel in one of Jakarta’s hippest are, Pantai Indah Kapuk or ‘PIK’ bay area with tons of restaurants and cafes that has attracted youngsters from allover the city. All rooms are non-smoking and free wifi is available throughout the facility.
Rooms: 10-bed mixed dorm, 4 bed female dorm, and double bed in mixed dorm room.
Price: starts from Rp. 200,000/night