1 Hostels in Makassar, Indonesia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Makassar, Indonesia. You can choose from 1 Makassar hostels. In total, there are 5 cheap places to stay in Makassar such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $5 for a dorm.

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Get to know Makassar (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 Makassar. To help you make friends with Makassar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia, is the biggest city on the island Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebes. For most travelers, Makassar is their point of arrival on Sulawesi before heading north to other regions. Sulawesi is somewhat in the shadow of Bali and Java, the islands in Indonesia that receive most tourists. From a cultural perspective, visiting Sulawesi is a great choice; there are about three hundred ethnic groups in Indonesia and about forty of them live in Sulawesi. On Sulawesi, you have the chance to see some exotic cultures with their unique habits from up close.

Before heading deeper into Sulawesi, it is worth checking out Makassar. In Makassar you can find (Dutch) Colonial architecture; Fort Rotterdam can be considered its highlight, and not only the highlight, but also in the centre of the landmarks in Makassar. Also have a look at Losari Beach. Unlike the name suggests, this is not a beach, but a vibrant one-kilometer-long boulevard along the sea with many food stalls and shops.

Makassar is quite a hectic city, but it is even to escape the crowded city. Visit one of the islands off the coast, which can be reached in less than an hour, or visit the beautiful Bantimurung National Park fifty kilometers from Makassar where you can see waterfalls and caves.

The ideal location in Makassar for a hostel in Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia, is between Fort Rotterdam and the Losari Beach platform. In this area, you are close to all points of interest in Makassar and the ferry connection to the islands. This is also the area where you find Chinatown and where you find the cheapest accommodations, including hostels in Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia. There are a few Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia hostels with dorms, as well as affordable private rooms. If you are not a solo traveler, you can find private rooms for approximately the same price as two beds in a dorm.

Written by local enthusiast for Makassar hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Makassar hostels Martin Straatman

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