Cheap Hostels in Jakarta


Search Jakarta hostels with up-to-date availability and book a hostel in Jakarta.

“The Big Durian” or Jakarta is a shock at first sight. The heat, the humidity and the 10 million inhabitants packed in the urban landscape aren’t easy to get used to. Then there’s the contrast between the cities and the coastal areas.

When it comes to finding cheap hostels in Jakarta you are faced with , first, choosing the areas where you’ll be staying. Central Jakarta offers three areas – Jalan (street) Jaksa, Jalan Kebon Sirih and Jalan K H Wahid Hasyim — which are known to be backpackers’ hangouts. So here you’ll find cheap hostels. In South Jakarta, although it’s typically a more expensive area, you’ll find cheap hostels in Jl Jaksa. Just remember that, usually, the cheaper the rates, the lousier the conditions. That’s why it’s advisable to do a lot of research and ask fellow travelers for recommendations.

Typically hostels don’t have age limits for their guests. Nor do they offer accommodation only to backpackers. Even if the hostel has the word “backpacker” in its name, don’t be afraid to go there. Still, if it’s located in a noisy area or you want more privacy, you can always choose either a private room in a hostel or a budget hotel in Jakarta .

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Hostels are excellent for solo travelers and those who want to benefit from the community and socialization opportunities. You’ll get plenty of chances to talk to the fellow travelers in the common areas.

A bed in a private room starts at US$15 but can go up to US$30 , depending on the location and facilities. Beds in dorms also cost close to US$20 (but you get free wi-fi within the hostel, towel, hot water , as well as coffee and tea).

There are plenty of choices when it comes to hostels in Jakarta, so to help you narrow your search just plug your travel information into the search engine on this page. The computer will give you a list of the Jakarta hostels with available beds during the nights you want to be there, and you can just read through the descriptions of the hostels until you find the one that is perfect for you. Or you can click on the hostel icon directly from the map below.