Hostels and Cheap Places to stay in Batam, Indonesia

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Batam here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Your Packing List for Batam

Your Packing List for Batam

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Batam 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

Other Nearby Cities

Singapore (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Johor Bahru (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Bintan Island (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Mersing (144 Km / 89 mi.)
Tioman Island (184 Km / 114 mi.)
Muar (190 Km / 118 mi.)
Kuala Rompin (195 Km / 121 mi.)

Travel Tips for Batam - from the Community

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