Bandung's Best Hostels for Backpackers

Bandung, capital of Indonesia's West Java province, is a large city set amid volcanoes and tea plantations. It's known for colonial and art deco architecture, a lively, university-town feel and - thanks to its elevation - relatively cool tropical weather. Bandung is also a shopping destination, with fashion outlets clustered along Jalan Setiabudi and Jalan Riau in the Dago district. You'll find teeming markets and good shopping, thriving cafes in reclaimed Dutch relics, palpable warmth and camaraderie on street corners. Bandung has everything, except nature, but the city does make a good base for daytrips to the surrounding countryside - high volcanic peaks, hot springs and tea plantations are all within reach. Bandung has three distinct districts that interest visitors. The Jl Braga area offers a strip of cafes and restaurants and is surrounded by markets and museums. The Jl Cihampelas district, or so-called Jeans Street area, offers discount retail and plenty of nibbles and hotels too, but the leafier north part of town is the most upmarket with the city's newest and trendiest restaurants dotting Jl Tirtayasa and Jl Trunojoyo. There is no shortage of things to see and do 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 Bandung cost?
Average Dorm Price $8 ($4 to $11)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $16 ($9 to $48)

A social hostel for travelers on a budget

Dorm Bed: IDR130,000.00
Overall Rating: 80%
Braga Street 45 , Bandung Indonesia
Chezbon Hostel is located in the center of Bandung, West Java, a 15 minute drive from Bandung Train Station, a 15 minute drive from Kaliki Traditional Market, a 45 minute drive from Bandung Supermall, and Husein Sastranegara Airport is an hour's drive away.

It is designed specifically for backpackers and offers simple dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has an on-site restaurant and a shared sitting area with a cable TV and a sofa set. Free parking is available. The property is fully air-conditioned, and the dormitory rooms come with bunk beds and personal lockers. Bathroom facilities are shared and equipped with a shower. Newspapers are available at the 24-hour front desk. Guests may request laundry service and make use of the shared kitchen facilities. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Bandung. Breakfast and towels are included with your stay.

A "Pod" hostel with plenty of amenities

Dorm Bed: $7.05
Private Room: $10.07
Overall Rating: 75%
Jl. Haji Akbar No.19, Pasir Kaliki, Kec. Cicendo, Kota Bandung, , Bandung Indonesia
Buton Backpacker Lodge is the first pod concept in Bandung City that is good for everyone from solo adventurers, to business travelers, and even big groups. There are private rooms with double bed or twin bed and equipped with TV, AC, and heater. The facility offers spacious and comfortable shared room with pod/capsule style and bathroom. Each room has a garden and fish pond view. All accommodation include complimentary breakfast and free use of Wifi. The communal room is equipped with kitchen and mini cafe, making this not only a great place to eat but a great spot to meet people from all over the world. It's equipped with refrigerator, microwaves, a sink and storage cabinet. They also offer a 24-hour Welcome and information desk to help with any questions. The property offers tours to some attractions like kawah putih and volcano, and they have cars and scooters available for rent as well as a travel advisor on site. Parking and breakfast are available for free with your stay.

A comfortable hostel with same-sex dorms

Dorm Bed: $10.77
Overall Rating: 49%
change to Jl. Ir. H Juanda No.294 B , Bandung Indonesia
The Garden Hostel is located right of the heart of the Dago Street and is within walking distance to Dago Factory Outlet and Sasana Budaya Ganesha. It is also located conveniently close to transportation from Jakarta International Airport via Shuttle Service. The Minahasa Dorm has 2 floors: upstairs is 11 bunk bed shared for male, downstairs 8 bunk bed shared for female. The room is air conditioned and provides reading lamp. There is a living room available downstairs for relaxing and getting to know others. The property also offers WiFi internet connection, TV cable, DVD Player, Home Theatre, and Coffee and Tea. The facility offers free parking, free breakfast, and free linens, and towels area available for hire.

A cozy guesthouse in a great location

jl taman pelesiran 1 no 5 rt 006/006 kel cipaganti , Bandung Indonesia
Pele Guesthouse is a comfortable home away from home for travelers of all types. The guesthouse consists of 9 private rooms, three with private bathrooms and six with shared bathrooms. Extra beds are available upon request at an additional charge. Guests have free access to WiFi, drinking water, and breakfast. Pele guesthouse is situated in quiet, green, residential area, with private gates and security. The property is situated two minutes walking distance from Cihampelas street, a popular tourist area, and 5 minutes walking distance from Ciwalk Shopping mall, where you can visit markets, buy food, shop, or visit the cinema and arcade, and only a 10 minute walk from Bandung's fruit market. Express laundry, cafes, and juice bars are also very nearby. Local transport can be found 5 minutes from the guesthouse. The staff is happy to help you arrange trips to other popular tourist destinations, such as nature trips, hiking trips, hot springs, fruit farms, and famous Mosques. Pele Guesthouse is only 15-20 minutes from the airport by car, and can arrange airport pick up and drop off, for an additional fee. The property offers free parking, breakfast, linens, and towels with your stay.
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