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Guesthouses in Indonesia

Often during our travels we spend one or more days in a guesthouse (homestay) that we appreciate well for various reasons ... and we would like to thank them for all the effort they have given to make our stay the most enjoyable as possible, without really knowing how.

We propose you to do it by sending an Email of your favorite guesthouse.

Name + address of the guesthouse and adding a small comment.

This way you are speaking of them and maybe future travelers will spend a few days in one of the guesthouses listed below by reading your recommendation.

The only criterion is that we speak only guesthouses (homestays).


your favorite guesthouseS



PEMUTERAN : GH Tirta Rahayu, situated at 100 meters of the sea the new bungalows have open-air showers,terrace and garden, a real paradise.

CANDIKUNING : Ashram Guesthouse , Beautiful and quiet location, just 10 minutes walk from Danau Bratan Pura Ulun, the rooms are clean and with hot water. You must get up early because the sunrise over the lake is magic.

UBUD : Duana's Homestay, (Jalan. Sriwedari No. 21, Br Taman Kaja Ubud), this small guesthouse has 4 rooms, very clean and bright, with hot water, breakfast and internet access. The family that runs the guesthouse is available and provide a very warm welcome. Ayu, the manager can give you advice on your holiday in Ubud.
Phone : 0062 0361970527

UBUD : Bali Asli Lodge, located in the district of Sambahan 15 minutes walk from the center of Ubud, access Jalan Suweta, Lorong Mawar No. 4. Madé, Ketut and their two children will have a great pleasure to share their family lives. An ideal place to experience the authentic and warm life of Bali. Book in advance.
Phone : 0062 0361970537

UBUD : G.H. Pelangi Bungalows, a real good little place in a family atmosphere with very nice small bungalows in a well maintained garden.

UBUD : Dewi Homestay,(Jalan sugriwa, Padangtegal Ubud) The guy is young, nice and very cool.

UBUD : GH Arjuna, this little family losmen is not expensive and very clean, the owner is adorable. A superb address.

UBUD : GH Nuriani, (Jalan sugriwa, Padangtegal Ubud) here you have the feeling of staying in a temple, it is very clean and has a private terrace.

UBUD : Bali Moon, located in Jalan Bisma away from the city center, the view of the rice fields and volcano in the distance are spectacular. The staff is very friendly and the cleaning is done every day.

LOVINA : G.H. Taman Lily's, really nice losmen, quiet bungalows with a large arranged garden around.

KINTAMANI : Losmen Mirauda, very simple at the edge of the main road to the right.

NUSA LEMBOGAN : Number 7, arriving by boat to the beach it is on your right. Really nice Losmen, fairly clean, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere.

NUSA LEMBOGAN : Bunga Bungalow, simple guesthouse in excellent location, it has a nice terrace on the beach and a nice bar. Louis the owner is really cool.

KUTA : Bamboo Inn, (Jalan Singosari - Gang Kresek n°1) - phone : 0361751935. Another little and quiet small family adress .

SANUR : Keke Homestay, (Jalan Danau Tamblingan) a friendly family, clean, quiet location around a small garden with lots of charm. phone : 287282. Website Keke Homestay

MUNDUK : Made Homestay, phone : 0828365103. It is in the northern mountains in the region of Singaraja. Made welcomes home, she has 3 bedrooms with bathroom and balcony, the views of the surrounding landscapes are extraordinary. Made's food is fabulous.

MUNDUK : Onehomestay, (Jalan selau) this is a great place, with additional superb views of the surrounding mountains and rice fields.
Phone : 0062 85237188980

BANYUATIS : Atres villa Homestay, beautiful bungalows in the middle of a rice field. The family is adorable and the surrounding is beautiful. The village is not far from Munduk. Website : Atres villa
Email :
Phone : 0062 81558189235.

PENELOKAN : Astra Dana, phone: 036652091. Held by Dizzy who is also the guide for climb the Batur, the place is beautiful and so quiet at dusk.

SIDEMEN : Pondok Wisata Lihat Sawah, phone/fax: 036624183. In the region of Karangasem. This is the house of the English teacher of the village, it has some rooms with balcony and the welcome is very warm.

AMED: Warung Alang-Alang in Bunutan, phone : 081338661258. The owner Madé built the bungalows next to the family house on a hill with stunning views of the sea, bungalows are beautiful and the family is charming.

AMED: Good Karma, held by the original but nice Baba, the guesthouse is on a black sand beach in a small cove shaded by huge banyan trees, the bungalows are beautiful, spacious and cheap.

TULAMBEN: Aries Bungalow, here you have a beautiful view of Mount Agung, and breakfast is included in the price of the bungalow.

PADANGBAY : Kerti Beach Inn. Simple but nice bungalows.



KUTA : Anda cottage, beautiful place and bungalows near the beach.

MANGSIT : Santai Beach Inn, located 3 km north of Senggigi. Pearl is installed there since 20 years, this is a great place in Lombok which has hardly changed in 20 years. Phone : 0062 370693038
Website: Santai beach inn

SAPIT : in the east of Lombok HATI SUCI Guest house. Here, no mass tourism, but a real authenticity. Tashi the boss is someone you can trust, and he will help you to discover the aera and can even arrange a trek to the Rinjani.
Website: Hati Suci guesthouse

SEMBALUN LAWANG : in the east of Lombok GH Sembalun Nauli. It has 4 bungalows in the middle of nowhere, it is also the starting point for a less crowded trek to the Rinjani volcano. The boss can arrange the trek and will find all the necessary equipment and carriers.

MATARAM : Oka Homestay popular and cozy address. Rooms are in a beautiful garden, breakfast is included.

GILI TRAWANGAN :Nusa Tiga Nice bungalow in the north of the island, quiet, welcoming, breakfast included.

PERMULA :Palm beach Garden Located 2 km from Pelangan the guesthouse has 4 nice bungalows in a palm plantation at the edge of the sea, they are equipped with fans and mosquito nets. The staff is very nice.



JAKARTA : Wisma Delima (Jalan Jaksa No.5). This family guesthouse headed by Mr. BOY has clean double and single and is cheap . Phone : 3190 4157

PARC NATIONAL D'UJUNG KULON : Wisma Sarang Badak, this losmen is in the village of SUMUR it belongs to Edi Bactiar who can arrange any visit to the park (guide, porters, food ...).

BONDOWOSO : G.H. Café Arabica (031) 352.48.93. Well located in the heart of a coffee plantation.

KARANG TIRTA : Java Lagoon homestay located 12 km from Pangandaran on the south coast of Java. Heavenly environment, good atmosphere and good food, there is really everything for a pleasant stay.
Website : Java Lagoon Homestay

JOGJAKARTA : Prambanan Guest House, it has 17 rooms situated around a small inner garden and a small pool in the tourist district of Prawirotaman.

JOGJAKARTA : Dewi Homestay (Jalan Sosrowijayan Wetan 1/115), nice little place in a nice house - simple but clean.

JOGJAKARTA : Delta Homestay (Jalan Prawirotaman mg III/597A ) +62 81727 1047. Really nice Address, with simple but clean rooms, nice pool, terrace and garden.

JOGJAKARTA : Losmen Bladock (Jalan Sosrowijayan 76) phone : 560452. Very clean and nice Losmen, with an excellent restaurant.

BOROBUDUR : Lotus guesthouse is located next to the famous temple, it is clean, the food is good and it is convenient if you want to visit the temple for the sunrise.

SOLO : Westerners (Jalan Kemlayan Kidul 11) is not bad at all. It's quiet and has hot showers.

PANGANDARAN : Mini Tiga Homestay, if there are free rooms, do not hesitate, this is probably the coolest Losmen in the low price category.

MOUNT BROMO : Lava Café, phone : 541020. Located in the village of Cemoro Lawang on the edge of the Tengger crater, the atmosphere is friendly, rooms are clean and simple. Has also a good restaurant.



TOGGIANS : Island Retreat, village of Bomba. Undoubtedly the best table in the Toggians. Located in a small bay with a beautiful beach. The snorckelling is still good in front of the beach. Opportunity to dive. Price is negotiable if you stay a while.
Website : Island Retreat

TOGGIANS : Fadhila Cottages, opposite Katupat, super charming home, no phone no internet, you arrive and you spend a dream holiday, has also a diving center.

TOGGIANS : Malenge Indah, on the island of Malenge, the bungalows are basic but it's a great place with a really nice staff.

MAKASSAR : New Legend Hostel, charming home, full of useful infos, great place to meet other backpackers.
Email :

BIRA : Salassa Guesthouse, in the main street of Bira 300m from the beach. In addition to the very friendly welcome, you can eat wonderful prawns. And it offers the only internet access in Bira.
Email :
Phone : 0062 04132589087

MAMASSA : Ramayana Inn, (Jalan Kampung Baru) simple and good, the son of the owner speaks very good English and will give you a lot of informations about the valley and walks to do.
Phone : 0062 81342973008.

AMPANA : Marina cottage, simple and pleasant, the atmosphere is friendly and the food is good.

GORONTOLA : Melarti homestay, very clean and the whole village knows the place, ask Alex if you need infos.

RANTEPAO : Duta 88 cottages, very nice place at the end of a small street away from the noise, the bungalows are equipped with bathroom and has a small terrace overlooking a garden.

RANTEPAO : Wisma Maria 1, (Jalan Ratulangi 23) quiet location, this guesthouse is clean and the staff is nice ( breakfast is included ), some rooms have hot water. Phone : 21165

TOMOHON : Happy flower, the owners are friendly but do not speak English. Contact STANLEY, he will give you all the information you need to visit the region.

BUNAKEN : MC homestay, it's very popular by backpackers but often full during the high season, better to book in advance : Handphone 08 16 23 28 56.

GANGGA : Cha Cha, the island is accessible by boat from Manado in 45' minutes. Raf and his wife run the Cha Cha, bungalows are basic but very clean and it's far away from mass tourism.

SANGIHE BESAR Island : Rainbow Losmen, in the village of Tamako. The place is nice and clean, food is good and all rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and fan.

BAU BAU : Hill House Resort, phone : 6240221189. Located on the island of Buton at the top of the hill overlooking the town of Bau Bau, the guest house offers a beautiful view of the sea, the island of Muna, the city and the jungle. The bungalows are clean the food is good and everything is done to make your stay so pleasant as possible. The owner has also another guest house in Bau Bau, the Wolio Homestay, tél: 6240226999. (Jalan Mayjen Sutoyo No 16).

HOGA Island : Island Garden Resort , in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, archipelago of Tukangs Besi. Guest house belongs to the family that owns the Wolio homestay and Garden Hill Resort in Bau Bau. The bungalows are simple and comfortable, the view of the ocean is magic. No roads on the island, no electricity, just a small fishing village. A truly heavenly. To access it, contact the owner in one of two GH Bau Bau.



BINTAN Island : Mutiara Beach Guesthouse, away from the hordes of tourists, the rooms are simple, the shower is outside, but everything is perfect and the food is excellent.
An ideal place to relax and return to the simple things of life.
Adress Telok Dalam, Jalan Trikora Km.55, Riau Islands Province

Nagari Sungai Pinang : Ricky’s Beach House, located about an hour south of Padang, the village of Sungai Pinang Nagari has kept its traditions. Wooden houses on the edge of the Indian Ocean under the coconut trees, the Beach House is an ideal place to relax and make friends and experience the authenticity life of a Minangkabau village.
Website : Authentic Sumatra

BUKIT LAWANG : Indra Valley, Obiwan the owner has a heart bigger than Sumatra, an exceptional flame in the eyes and a unique charisma. If you want to stay at a quiet place near the river, this is the place.

TANGKAHAN : Jungle Lodge, located along the Buluh river, the atmosphere is very peaceful and the view to the jungle is wonderful.
Email :

BERASTAGI : Losmen Sibayak, (Jalan Veteran) the atmosphere is relaxed, the staff will inform you about everything you can see in the area. It has also a good and cheap restaurant.

TUK TUK (lac Toba) : Liberta homestay, Mr Moon offers to sleep in an authentic and beautiful Batak houses. Wonderful food in a great common home with cozy nooks everywhere.
Email :

BUKITTINGGI : Orchid Hôtel, simple and cheap, Roni the manager is very nice and can organize excursions.

HARAU VALLEY : Abdi Homestay, 2 wonderful located bungalows between rice fields and waterfall. Ikbal and his wife are very nice and Noni Noni an outstanding cook. They organize also treks in the valley and the surrounding mountains.
Phone : 0062 85263781842
Email :

PAYAKUMBUH Harau Valley : Echo Homestay, in the nature, beautiful place.

MANINJAU LAKE : GH Murao Beach, a dream guest house, lost at the end of an impossible path with its small beach, bungalows and restaurant at the water's edge, magical place.

MANINJAU LAKE : Arlen Nova's GH, in the nature surrounded by rice fields, it's an ideal place for relaxing.
Phone : 0062 81535204714. Adress: Sungai Rangeh, Bayur, Maninjau 26471.
Website : Arlen Nova's GH

MANINJAU LAKE : Lili's homestay, bungalows on the lake side with lots of charm, Herman is an excellent cook.

NIAS Island : Double H Surf Camp, the family is formidable and the 4 children are adorable. The guesthouse is located in the south of the island, Pantai Sorake Beach.
Website : Double H Surf Camp

PULAU BANYAK : Lyla bungalow, on the island of Palambak, the bungalows are very clean the water to, and there is a generator. The food is good and cheap.
Erwin is charming, he knows all the surrounding islands, and all the good spots for snorkelling and surfing.
Handphone. : 0852 6100 8699 (Mr. Erwin).

PULAU BANYAK : Sederhana Aleng Moon, located in the village on the island of Asantola TUANGKU, it's the only losmen in this village, they serve the best food in the Banyak islands.
Phone : 0813 9745 8156 (Mrs. Surni).

PULAU BANYAK : Pondok Alam Palambak, located in PALAMBAK BESAR who was at a time the most popular island for backpackers, the guesthouse has 3 bungalows with bathroom.
Phone : 085276503937 et 081263322839.

PULAU BANYAK : Pondok Tailana, on the island of TAILANA, this guesthouse has 3 bungalows, snorkeling is good quality and at the east part of the island it's possible to see Dugongs.
Phone : 085296718219.

NIAS Island : Hôtel Toho , Linda and Sikomi are very friendly . The bungalows overlook the beach, and the view is great.
Adress: Hotel Thoho Nias Sorake Beach. Handphone : 081264849330

KRUI : Surfcamp Ombak Indah, in the south-west of Sumatra, the atmosphere is very friendly and the guest house is superbly positioned right in front of the surf spot.

BUNGUS BEACH : Losmen Tintin, this guesthouse is located approx. 20 km south of Padang. Held by Raul a very friendly guy. He organizes treks to the Mentawai and the Volcano Kerinci. It's simple and really cheap.
Handphone: +62 812 6683 6668 and his Email:

PASIR JAMBAK : Jack's homestay, located approx. 15 km north of Padang, family atmosphere guarantee, 9 bedrooms and full board. Miles of deserted beach and the small Sao island in front, where you can play Robinson Crusoe.


FLORES and the Sunda islands

LABUHANBAJO (Flores) : Losmen Matahari, has a beautiful veranda with a breathtaking view of the harbor and the sunset.

LABUHANBAJO (Flores) : Losmen Gardena, beautiful view of the bay and charming staff, highly recommended.

WODONG/WAITERANG BEACH (Flores) : GH Akermi, nice place, well appointed and the food is very good.

RUTENG (Flores) : GH Rima, best guest house in the village in terms of price / quality ratio. Recommended by many backpackers.

SERAYA Island (Flores) : only one guest house on this island located opposite Labuhanbajo. A little corner of paradise, GARDENA HOTEL in Labuhanbajo provides a daily boat to Seraya. Do not miss it.



DERAWAN Island : Losmen REZZA by John, a really simple and charming home.

BALIKPAPAN : Hôtel Citra Nusantara, jalan Gajahmada n° 76, this is a very central place in a quiet street.

BERAU : Hôtel Central Graha, jalan A. Yani direct at the river. The location of the hotel is strategic, every morning at 10:00 from this place is the departure to Batu Tanjung by Jeep.





SAPARUA Island : GH Nukawoni, located south of the village OUW on a beautiful beach lined with coconut palms and sea views, it has also a diving center.

BANDA NEIRA Island : GH Delfika, it has no sea view, but a beautiful garden and the staff is really helpful. The boss opened Delfika 2, with views of the sea and the volcano in the opposite to Bandaneira.

BANDA NEIRA Island : Vita Guesthouse, very well located this is definitely the best option in town, they serve excellent breakfast.

AI Island (Banda) : Losmen Revenge, the owner is charming and inform you about snorkelling sites, the food is excellent.

AI Island (Banda) : Green Coconut Homestay, Located on the beach with a veranda on the 1st floor overlooking the ocean and overlooking the Gunung Api.

AI Island (Banda) : Losmen Welvaren, there is no sea view but the boss treats very well his customers ("good service" as he says). I've never eaten so well in Indonesia, cuisine is fine and drawn. 100.000 rupiah per person full board, 4 meals per day, coffee and tea served throughout the day with homemade cakes of course.

KEI Island (Tual) : Mira Inn , this is a good and pleasant place to stay in TUAL, they can also give informations about the housing located Pasir Panjang (Ohoilihir beach).

KEI Island : Savannah Cottages, this beautiful little guesthouse is located on the beach near the quiet and friendly village of Ohoilihir, it has 4 bungalows, a beautiful garden dotted with hammocks and the atmosphere is very relaxing.

KEI Island : Losmen Delima, the owner is very friendly, this little spot at the southern end of Pasir Panjang is well sheltered in tropical foliage.

KEI Island : Coaster Cottages, north of Pasir Panjang near the village of Ohoilihir this place consists of several small buildings in a quiet location on a forested hill overlooking the beach. Ask the owner in the village to get a room.

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