The 4 Best Hostels in Jakarta

Jakarta is a dynamic city of daunting extremes with surreal juxtapositions on every street corner. Jakarta is a town in the midst of a very public metamorphosis and life here is lived at an all-out pace, driven by an industriousness and optimism that's palpable. From the steamy, richly scented streets of Chinatown and Glodok to Kota's vestiges of a colonial past, the old city is filled with unexpected corners. Newer areas like Merdeka Square are where Indonesia presents the face it wants the world to see: bold and confident. Jakarta is where Indonesia puts on its best face. It has the country's top museums, the greatest diversity of restaurants and public spaces in countless shopping malls that rival anything in Singapore or Bangkok. You can stroll the grand boulevard of Jl Thamrin when it's closed to vehicles on Sunday mornings and marvel at all that's been built. And even if religious pressure has dimmed Jakarta's reputation as a place to party beyond bounds, it is still a city where people enjoy long nights in lounges and clubs or linger with gatherings of friends. There is no shortage of interesting cultural experiences in this city, and, luckily, there are also several cost friendly accommodations to help you enjoy your stay here too.

How much do hostels in Jakarta cost?

Average Dorm Price $10 ($8 to $12)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $38 ($18 to $140)

A comfortable hostel near the old town

Dorm Bed: $8.00
Overall Rating: 86%
Teduh Hostel is located at Kota Tua, which was called 'The Jewel of Asia' in the 16th century by European sailors and preserved since the Dutch colonial rule. Located just a 5-minute walk from the iconic and historic Kota Railway Station in Jakarta, Teduh Hostel Kota Tua offers cozy accommodation with free WiFi throughout the entire property. It takes about a 3-minute walk from the property to the historical Old Town Jakarta. Getting to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport will take around 35 minutes by car. At Teduh Hostel Kota Tua you will find a 24-hour front desk, a bar and a snack bar. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, luggage storage and an ironing service. The property offers an air conditioned 22-bed mixed box dorm that includes queen sized beds for couples, all dorm beds are equipped with reading lights, multi adapters, and personal lockers attached to ensure that you are guaranteed a comfortable night's rest. You have a choice of a single pod where you can enjoy your private sleeping pod within Teduh hostel as our box dorm is custom-made to minimize neighboring sounds, plus personal curtains on each pod to ensure even more privacy. Or you can choose a double pod where you can enjoy the perks of a dorm bed big enough for two (queen sized) with highly affordable prices. Your stay includes breakfast, towels, and linens.
Jl. Gg. Asem Tamansari Kota Jakarta Barat , Jakarta, Indonesia,

A social hostel in the old town

Dorm Bed: $8.56
Private Room: $10.37
Overall Rating: 91%
The Wonderloft hostel is perfectly located right in the heart of colonial Jakarta, so history, food, adventure and action are just a short hop away. The central location means that you are not only close to all important point of interest, but transportation is also easy: getting everywhere and getting in or out is no problem at all. Jakarta Kota Stations, a major bus and railway station is just a few hundred meters away, and the marina to a perfect escape at thousand islands is just 10 minutes ride away. This facility values sharing community, adventure, exploration and fun activities together. The property has a common room as well as an outdoor terrace for relaxing and getting to know others. Air Conditioning and WiFi are provided throughout the property. Breakfast and Linens are included at no charge and towels are available for hire.
Jalan Bank no 6 & 8 Pinangsia, Tamansari, Jakarta Barat , Jakarta, Indonesia,

A comfortable, luxury hostel near the old town

Dorm Bed: $10.51
Private Room: $12.13
Overall Rating: 91%
Capsule hotel is the new luxury boutique hostel with pod style bed and cutting edge pod room and loft room. They provide a great experience for staying in a pod style accommodation with a strong emphasis on mingling and getting to know other travelers. They offers a complete backpacker experience and will be the perfect place for all visitors to have a comfortable home away from home as you embark on your great Indonesia adventure. Property features include free individual lockers and locks; free linens, towels, duvets, and luggage storage; free internet access; free library of books, including travel guides; free city maps; free satellite TV and 800+ movies, Free drinking water, coffee, tea and Free simple breakfast. They also offer a daily walking city tour to Old Town, Sunda Kelapa Harbour, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral & National Monument etc. if you are interested. They have a rooftop bar with the cheapest selection of beers in town and happy hour deals as well.
Kompleks Ruko Central Cikini No 60 Z Jl. Cikini Raya,Jakarta Pusat , Jakarta, Indonesia,

A relaxing and social hostel in the city center

Dorm Bed: $9.63
Private Room: $11.73
Overall Rating: 90%
Six Degrees is your home in the very heart of Jakarta. It is perfectly located to explore the city, and also perfectly designed to escape from it. Here you can discover the food, entertainment and cultural destinations that make the area around the hostel ideal, with all the information you need to explore Jakarta and beyond available from friendly staff and fellow travelers. You can also stay in and make new friends at the rooftop bar or over a game of pool. Be entertained in the mini-cinema or in the lounge. Stay fit in the mini-gym and yoga area, and never get hungry with the tasty free breakfast, Six Degrees Cafe, and 24-hour guest kitchen. The facility offers clean, air-conditioned rooms and pod dorms to suit­ all budgets, so everyone can discover unique people, natural character, and all the comfort and security you need to make your stay memorable. Breakfast, linens, and towels are all included with your stay.
Jalan Cikini Raya 60 B-C , Jakarta, Indonesia,

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