3 Best Hostels in Jakarta, Indonesia – Capsule Beds, Rooftop Bars & Social Activities Galore

3 Best Hostels in Jakarta, Indonesia

It’s almost time to pack your backpack and fly over to Indonesia’s massive capital. The best hostels in Jakarta await you!

But first, you need to find your perfect hostel, right? That’s why you’re here and we have done the hard work for you. This is the only guide you need for finding great Jakarta hostels.

This city has a historic mix of cultures; Javanese, Malay, Arab, Chinese, Indian, European. Wow!

Each culture has influenced the cuisine, language and architecture. It makes for a fascinating destination to visit.

Are you backpacking Jakarta? Great; this collection includes backpacker hostels, party hostels and options for solo travellers.

Our favorite hostels in Jakarta are:

  1. Capsule Hotel Jakarta - best for Backpackers
  2. Wonderloft Hostel - best for Female Solo Travelers
  3. KINI Capsule - best for Solo Travelers

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How do privacy-led capsule beds and a rooftop terrace sound?

ALL of the hostels in this collection offer amazing dorm beds with complete privacy from your roommates, when needed.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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Quick Introduction to Jakarta

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Jakarta cost 5€ – 9€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 12€ up to 18€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Jakarta are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Jakarta.

  1. Capsule Hotel Jakarta – best for Backpackers
  2. Wonderloft Hostel – best for Female Solo Travelers
  3. KINI Capsule – best for Solo Travelers

These are our favorite hostels in Jakarta. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: KINI Capsule
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Wonderloft Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:The Packer Lodge
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: KINI Capsule
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Wonderloft Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Capsule Hotel Jakarta
🎒 For Backpackers:Capsule Hotel Jakarta

1. Capsule Hotel Jakarta

Don’t let the name of this hostel confuse you, it is in fact a hostel and not a hotel! And actually, there are many more shared dorms than there are private.

Capsule Hotel Jakarta is in such a fantastic location in the city.

Not only will you be surrounded with all of the necessities, but the hostel itself offers so much. You might decide you never need to leave!

Let’s show you what to look forward to:

  • Rooftop garden terrace
  • Simple free breakfast
  • Chill out room (bean bags, 800 movies & pool table)
  • Mini kitchen serving brunch & local food
  • 24/7 free water, tea & coffee

“Hang out, chat, play, drink, dance at night and party until the barman drops – that’s what he says – more than any other hostel around!”

There is a Happy Hour which starts once the sun goes down.

Note: This isn’t a party hostel, yet it does encourage a social atmosphere.

Looking for good Wifi? It’s free to use here and will follow you around the building, on every level, in every room.

Shall we have a look at the rooms?

They are truly impressive. Especially if you’re looking for a cosy capsule bed; every room has them.

Choose from 4, 6 and 8-bed mixed dorms, plus a female-only option. The double private comes with its own en-suite and queen bed, if you prefer.

And check out the cool lighting in the capsules! Each bed also comes with space either side of the mattress, plus a generous locker for your larger bits.

Location: Slap bang in the central Jakarta! It’s just a few minutes walk from cafes, supermarkets, high-rise bars and the metro that can get you to anywhere in the city – fast. It’s in Old Batavia, Jakarta’s Old Town.

This is one of the best hostels in Jakarta for

  • Backpacker
Book Capsule Hotel Jakarta here

Check prices at:
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2. Wonderloft Hostel

Let’s visit Wonderloft Hostel and check out the modern and hip hostel design. We love the bright yellow splashed throughout the building!

Once again, this is a social hostel, meant for travellers that equally love to meet new people, and enjoy time alone.

That’s probably why they put so much effort in their privacy-pods!

Every dorm comes with beautifully crafted bunks that offer a privacy curtain, light and small locker to put your things in when you’re sleeping.

And still, the rooms are kept small, with either 4 or 8-beds. This includes a female-only dorm with 8-beds.

Note: The only private room on offer here is a twin. One is basic, the other superior.

Book Wonderloft Hostel here

Check prices at:
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Wonderloft Hostel Common Space

Wonderloft Hostel Dorm

Ok so now you’ve sorted your bed, what else is there?

  • Huge common room: beanbags, TV, pool, foosball, darts, guitar
  • Quiet room for yoga & reading
  • Locker inside capsule bed (no padlock needed!)
  • Free tea & coffee 24hrs
  • Free simple breakfast

The best bit? Without doubt it has to be the organised activities!

The schedule is often random, yet you can expect anything from pool competitions and poker nights, to good old fashioned Twister and karaoke.

Whatever is on the agenda during your stay, it’s all for free.

Location: Right in Jakarta central, nearby to great food, adventure and history. The town square is a 3 minute walk. Jakarta Kota Station is no more than 5-minutes by foot. Beaches are also just a 15-minute ride away!

This is one of the best hostels in Jakarta for

  • Female solo travellers
Book Wonderloft Hostel here

Check prices at:
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Wonderloft Hostel Common Space

Wonderloft Hostel Room

Wonderloft Hostel Dining Place

3. KINI Capsule

KINI Capsule is a minimalist luxury capsule hotel that combines urban convenience with Indonesian tradition. Located in the cultural heart of Jakarta, just a 20-minute drive from the airport, KINI offers a unique and comfortable stay in the city.

Guests at KINI Capsule can enjoy a range of free activities from Thursday to Sunday. On Thursdays, there is a walking culinary tour to Pluit Sakti, a popular street food destination in Jakarta. Fridays offer the opportunity to learn handmade batik, a traditional Indonesian textile. Saturdays are dedicated to kite flying at Waduk Pluit or movie nights.

The hostel features a spacious common area with an 11-in-one game table, including foosball, mini billiards, hockey, mini ping-pong, chess, playing cards, congklak (an Indonesian traditional game), and entertainment options such as TV and projector.

Book KINI Capsule here

Check prices at:
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KINI Capsule Dorm

KINI Capsule Common Space

KINI Capsule offers comfortable accommodation with amenities like a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a restaurant serving Indonesian cuisine. The 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, shared kitchen, and free WiFi throughout the property ensure a convenient stay.

Rooms at KINI Capsule are well-appointed, with selected rooms featuring a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave, and minibar.

The hostel provides billiards and table tennis facilities for entertainment. Guests can enjoy friendly matches and leisurely games during their stay.

With its blend of modern convenience, Indonesian charm, and a range of activities and amenities, KINI Luxury Capsule in Jakarta offers a distinctive and memorable stay in the city.

Location: KINI Capsule is close to attractions such as the Museum Bank Indonesia (3.1 km) and Mangga Dua Square (6.5 km). Dunia Fantasi, an amusement park, is also nearby (6.7 km). The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is approximately 19 km away.

This is one of the best hostels in Jakarta for

  • Solo Travelers
Book KINI Capsule here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

KINI Capsule Drms

KINI Capsule Dining Place

What about cheapest hostels in Jakarta?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.


The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Jakarta.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Jakarta
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Looking for a cheap hostel in Jakarta? Many people search for Teduh Hostel Kota Tua as an option. It has very mixed reviews, but it is in a safe area and very affordable.

Best Hostels in Jakarta for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Jakarta for solo-travellers?

Let’s step through the front door of Konko Hostel Jakarta and have a look.

This is certainly a modern and snazzy looking hostel with top notch amenities. We’d say it’s more of a poshtel kind of vibe, ideal for a range of solo travellers.

There is a female-only dorm for the lady solo travellers, plus a lively, run restaurant called Nonky – grab a drink and say hello to someone new.

It’s located In the area of Kebon Sirih, a stone throw from Gambir train station. Getting around on foot is easy from here.

Feeling super sociable? Opt for a 10-bed mixed dorm, or maybe you prefer a 4-bed option. Either way, you’ll be treated to a pod bed. Just pull the blind down when you want some privacy, easy.

Book Konko Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Konko Hostel is one of the best hostels in Jakarta for solo travellers

Party Hostels in Jakarta

This section is dedicated to the party animals heading to Jakarta.

If you’re keen for fun vibes, lively atmosphere, a hostel bar and drink deals; look no further. We have two excellent party hostels in Jakarta to consider!

The Packer Lodge

Over in Chinatown Jakarta you can discover the wonders of The Packer Lodge.

Everyone receives a welcome drink upon check in – how nice is that?

Free snacks kick start at 5pm in the bar, alongside great Happy Hour deals for beer and 20% off for food.

When you’re not busy socialising over cold beers, enjoy the common room, gym, free Wifi throughout and shared kitchen. Breakfast is also free!

Book The Packer Lodge here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Jakarta best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Jakarta put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Jakarta hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

Looking for cool things to do in Jakarta?

We also included the main tourist attractions and Jakarta must see you’ve to know in this list:

  • National Monument
  • Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
  • Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
  • Dunia Fantasi
  • Jakarta History Museum
  • Istiqlal Mosque
  • Museum Bank Indonesia
  • Jakarta aquarium – West Jakarta

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Flights to Jakarta?

Not sure of th Jakarta airport name? The main airport in Jakarta is Soekarno Hatta International Airport.

The distance from Jakarta airport to city centre is around 32km, a 45-minute drive.

Looking for a cheap hotel near Jakarta airport? Check booking.com for the nearest Jakarta hotel.

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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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CLOSED: Six Degrees

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“Kick start your Indonesian adventure at Six Degrees. Perfectly located to explore, perfectly designed to escape.”

The roof garden was built with you in mind, to unwind. From sunrise yoga to sunset drinks; this is the best spot in the hostel.

On the ground level you’ll find an air-conditioned lounge cafe with a home cinema and pool table for all to use.

Out in the garden there is a cool gym area and that all important bar offering up affordable drinks and good music. See you there!

Oh and when you’ve had enough, climb into your hand-made pod dorm bed. It’s quiet, dark, cool and comfy.

CLOSED: Sleepy Raccoon Hostel

Update: This hostel has closed. We’ve kept this content here for your information.

If you’re backpacking Jakarta, you’re simply going to love Sleepy Raccoon Hostel. This is easily one of the best places to stay in Jakarta!

The vibe here is certainly the kind that attracts backpackers that love to meet new people and chill out in a simple, friendly atmosphere.

“Sleepy Raccoon hostel has chosen a location which saves you the time, money and hassle of transportation; close to places of interest, the train and bus stations.”

Stay here and you’ll feel like you’ve come home. This is the best Jakarta backpackers hostel!

There is a lot to enjoy during your time here. Such as…

  • Free tea & coffee 24/7
  • Super friendly & helpful staff
  • Fast, reliable Wifi
  • Shared lounge + Playstation, Netflix, instruments
  • Shared kitchen

And yes, breakfast is free, woohoo!

For those that wish to smoke, there is a dedicated area just for you where you can enjoy your cigarette and not disturb others.

As for the rooms, there is a great selection. Each dorm has a privacy curtain, socket and lamp for reading.

Dorm rooms include: 6 and 10-bed mixed dorms. 4 and 6-bed female dorms.

Private rooms include: Standard twin and standard double which both have a shared bathroom.

Drop your bags and head back to the social areas – the atmosphere is always alive and kicking. Join in and make new friends easily here.

Location: Situated on Mannga Besar Road, one of the oldest and most famous roads in Jakarta. It’s surrounded by nightlife, street food, bars and clubs in Jakarta city centre.

This is one of the best hostels in Jakarta for

  • Backpackers
  • Couples

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