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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Taman Impian Jaya Ancol
Jakarta History Museum
Museum Bank Indonesia
Jakarta aquarium – West Jakarta
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 accommodation Jakarta airport? The Poshtel is the closest hostel, just 20-minutes from the airport. Looking for a cheap hotel near Jakarta airport? Check booking.com for the nearest Jakarta hotel.
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