It is really tough to get a cheap and decent accomodation in Jakarta. There are only a handful of backpackers place here in which all of them are situated in Jalan Jaksa. A lot of travel books have been pretty merciful when writing about the accomodation here in Jalan Jaksa. Some of them are so bad that I would not even think about spending more than 1 minute in that place, not mentioning putting my head to rest.
Hotel Karya Bahan is by far, I think, is one of the most decent accomodation available here in Jalan Jaksa. At Rp 165,000, you get a room complete with air-con, TV, bed and buffet breakfast and thank goodness this place is clean enough and it is quite safe as they have got a security guard manning the main door at all times. A security luxury that not all backpackers place offer.
For more information on Jalan Jaksa, please visit http://www.jalanjaksa.com/
Update as at June 2008: - the price of room has increased to Rp 220,000
This 2 Star Budget Hotel is the best located at Jalan Jaksa currently is the cheapest with clean and comfortable rooms, attached bath rooms with hot and cold water/shower/tub. Elivators are working now finally istalled a new one
The Price is un beatable...IDR165,000 (Around US$18) for 2 Persons. Rooms are moderate please inspect before checking in.
There are many cheaper accomodations at Jalan Jaksa like Nick's Hostel and D J'ody but none of them are Proper Hotels they are Hostels and Inn's
Unique Quality: Great Location.
Famous D'Jaska Pub
Buffet Breakfast Included
Entertainment and Food Courts all in walking distances.
Now they also have Saloon and Massage parlour on Ground Floor and New Restaurant at 1st Floor
Directions: Turn Left From Kebon Sirih, (Every Taxi Driver in Jakarta knows this place)
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