Hostels in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Get to know Jakarta (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Jakarta. To help you make friends with Jakarta before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, is located on Java between Sumatra and Bali. This giant city has around fifty million inhabitants that always describe Jakarta as an amazing and nice city, although as a tourist you probably will not find it so nice. Kota in the north has a lot of beautiful, historical buildings and in the center, you can find some interesting museums. Kota is an old district in the north of the city and it was one of the main points in the Dutch trading empire. Here, the museums can be really disappointing, but make sure you head to the Cannon Si Jagur, which was built by the Portuguese to defend Melaka. The whole site has a lot of sexual images –- really suggestive for southeast Asia –- and you can get around and explore more about the symbolism and history of it.

Just north of of Kota you have the historical harbor of Sunda Kelapa, with some picturesque boats that still arrive here. It's a walking distance from Kota. The center of the city is Medan Merdeka, a big square with nice gardens. For a view of the entire city you can go to the top of Monas Tower -– inside you also have a chance to get to know a little bit more about the history of the city. South of the city center, you have Mini Indonesia theme park, with free entry once a week, that celebrates the routes and ethnic diversity of the country.

The best way to arrive in Jakarta is by airplane in Sukarno-Hatta Airport. If you arrive by bus, you still need to make a long way to the city center.

You can find some hostels in Jakarta that are usually basic, but with all the facilities you need. Jakarta's hostels are usually fully booked, so book in advance and try to ensure that you stay around Jalan Jaksa, the main place for backpackers and near enough to Medan Merdeka.

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FAQ about Jakarta Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Jakarta. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Jakarta. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Jakarta costs on average $9 for a dorm. A hostel in Jakarta with private rooms costs on average $19. shows all 19 Hostels in Jakarta. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 19 hostels in Jakarta, Indonesia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Jakarta such as
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Capsule Hotel Jakarta - Old Batavia is the best rated hostel for partying in Jakarta.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Jakarta

Your Packing List for Jakarta

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Jakarta and Indonesia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Jakarta Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Jakarta, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
19 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$19 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Jakarta
Pinx's Hostel is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Jakarta
6.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Jakarta - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Jakarta. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Jakarta. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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