Hostel in Pontianak, Indonesia

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Get to know Pontianak (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 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 Pontianak.

The festive city of Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia, lies on the island of Borneo, along Indonesia's longest river, the Kapuas. It is also popularly referred to as the Equator City, or Kota Khatuilistiwa, in the local language. Pontianak is well known for its cultural diversity and there are numerous events hosted here throughout the year. Check in at one of the many hostels in Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia, and enjoy all the city's celebrations firsthand.

Among the many festivities held in Pontianak are the Chinese Lunar New Year, and the Cap Go Meh or Lantern festival that falls on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. There is also the Tomb Sweeping festival, locally known as Cheng Beng, on the first day of the fifth solar term of the lunar calendar. Speaking of festivities, you should definitely be there for the harvest season, which is celebrated with great pomp and is known locally as Gawai Dayak. Cultural parades form a major part of all of Pontianak's festivals.

Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia, has a lot more to offer an inquisitive traveler than festivities alone. Explore the Equatorial monument found at the north of the city center, in recognition of the fact that the equatorial line passes through this city. Streets lined with shops selling local wares and foods beckon you to sample what Pontianak has to offer. Snack bars open early in the morning and you can sip on aromatic coffee while you breathe in fresh air and feast your eyes on the glorious sunrise.

To enjoy your stay in this city, explore hostels in Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia, so that you can enjoy comfortable yet economical accommodation, and save your money to explore more of what the city has to offer. The people of Pontianak are hospitable and will make you feel welcome right from the time you step in to the time you leave. Most Pontianak, Kalimantan, Indonesia hostels include complementary breakfast and basic amenities to make you feel completely at home during your stay here.

Written by local enthusiast for Pontianak hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Pontianak hostels Joy Barboza

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Pontianak Hostel Cheatsheet

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$10 Cheapest hostel in Pontianak
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9.4 Average rating of all hostels

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