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Jakarta, Indonesia: Best budget hostels for solo travellers

By Istu Septania 24 October 2020

Is solo travelling a thing for you? If yes, then you will know how a peaceful night in a cosy room is quite crucial, especially if you’re visiting the bustling city of Jakarta. As you recharge on a comfy bed, you can enjoy the relaxing ambience. Here are five budget hotels for a one-person stay in the Big Durian.

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Digital Airport Hotel

If you just want to lie down on your bed to beat jet lag as soon as you arrive at the airport, reserve a capsule hotel and check into your room at Digital Airport Hotel at Soekarno-Hatta airport. Located in Tangerang, a region near Jakarta, the airport is among the busiest, operating domestic and international flights.

The space-themed hotel offers two types of rooms: Alpha (with a sliding door on the side of the cabin wall) and Beta (with a door located near your feet), which are available starting from Rp 250,000 and Rp 375,000, respectively. The pint-sized room features a futuristic interior design and is equipped with an air conditioner, a TV, and a desk. After getting a good night's sleep here, you will be ready to go and explore the city.

Digital Airport Hotel, Terminal 3 Ultimate, Domestic Area 1st Floor, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang | (+62) 8119000619

Photo credit: Pinx’s Hostel by Kerf (Website)

Pinx’s Hostel by Kerf

The hostel offers a single bed in a dormitory room for Rp 80,000 per night. Or if you’re interested in a bigger bed, reserve a double bed all for yourself starting at around Rp 125,000.

The property is less than five kilometres away from the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) commercial complex, where festive annual events like the Jakarta Fair are held. If you want to have some fun, like conquering a thrilling rollercoaster or watching the city from the top of a Ferris wheel, you can visit the amusement park Dunia Fantasi (Fantasy Land) nearby.

Pinx’s Hostel by Kerf, Jl. Gunung Sahari 12 Blok C3 - C5, Mangga Dua, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta | (+62) 2162304885

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FLAT06. tendean

If you like the evening peace and quietness of a hotel room, you should opt for the standard rooms at FLAT06. tendean. The 11-square-metre rooms feature a single bed, an individual bathroom, and a TV, available starting from Rp 400,000.

The strategically located property is only a few minutes’ drive away from the entertainment and business centres in Jakarta. You can easily access popular malls such as Pacific Place, Plaza Senayan, Grand Indonesia Mall, and Sarinah.

FLAT06. tendean, Jl. Bangka Raya No. 2A, Mampang Prapatan, Tendean, South Jakarta | (+62) 2122707278

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By Umesh Bhagchandani 18 September 2020
By Umesh Bhagchandani 18 September 2020
Photo credit: KINI Luxury Capsule @kinicapsule (Instagram)

KINI Luxury Capsule

If you’re looking to visit the northern part of Jakarta, explore the Chinese-Indonesian culinary scene, and hunt for the best photography spots in a mangrove forest in Pantai Indah Kapuk, check out KINI Luxury Capsule!

The room prices start at around Rp 180,000, and an additional Rp 40,000 buys you a hotel breakfast. Book a room now and you’ll surely get a good night’s sleep in a clean and comfy room.

KINI Luxury Capsule, Jl. Pluit Timur Blok K Selatan No 2 C-D, Pluit, Penjaringan, North Jakarta | (+62) 2166600725

Header image courtesy of Bobobox (Instagram)


Looking for affordable accommodation with established standards? Look no further than the franchised hostel Bobobox. The capsule hotels have several locations across Jakarta, but you’ll surely enjoy the same quality service and comfort in any hostel you pick.

Bobobox offers a cabin with a single bed starting from Rp 180,000 per night. There are two types of cabins: Sky and Earth. As you might have guessed, the Sky cabins are the second level rooms with steps helping visitors access the bed.

Does using the stairs sound like a hassle? You can pick the Earth cabins instead. You just need to duck down to enter your room—as if you're entering a modern-time comfy cave. The Earth rooms, however, are priced slightly higher than the Sky ones.

The air-conditioned rooms feature mood lamps, which allow you to set the tone of your room. Turn on your Bluetooth to blast your favourite songs, or the serene sound of waves and seagulls to help you go to sleep.

Bobobox has a number of hostels in different locations across Greater Jakarta, including one hostel located near the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang.

Bobobox Airport Hub Jakarta, Jl. Husein Sastranegara, Benda, Tangerang

Bobobox Tanah Abang, Jl. Tanah Abang II No. 74, Gambir, Central Jakarta

Bobobox Juanda Jakarta, Ruko Raffles Square Blok A No. 5, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No.01, Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta

Bobobox Kota Tua, Jl. Taman Fatahillah No.3, Pinangsia, Taman Sari, West Jakarta

Bobobox Pancoran, Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu, Pancoran, South Jakarta

Bobobox Kebayoran Baru, Jl. Panglima Polim Raya No. 57-59, Kebayoran Baru, Dharmawangsa, South Jakarta

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Istu Septania


Born and raised in Indonesia, Istu is a writer at heart and a weekend foodie. She likes sipping spiced coffee to help with beating deadlines and hunting for the best hot chocolate in town. In her free time, you'll likely find her binge-watching comedy series, rewatching beloved old Disney movies, reading up on the news, or simply taking a walk around the neighbourhood.