Backpacker hostels have a special draw for budget travelers not only for its affordability, but most importantly for the chance to meet mingle and meet fellow travelers in a casual environment. Thankfully these days, the price doesn’t mean you will need to sacrifice comfort, cleanliness, and safety in Jakarta’s hostels.

1. Six Degrees Backpackers Hostel


One of the best backpacker hostels in the city with backpacker-friendly facilities such as common kitchen, free breakfast, free wifi, computer for guests, cozy common area with pool table, nintendo wii and xbox, mini cinema and free movies to watch. Located in the vibrant Cikini district of central Jakarta, Six Degrees is also easily accessible by bus, train or taxi.

– 4,6, 8, and 10 people dorm rooms
– Double rooms with ensuite or shared bedroom

Price: starts from Rp. 150,000/night for dorm room and Rp. 280,000/night for private rooms.

Jalan Cikini Raya 60 B-C, Jakarta 10330, Indonesia
Phone:  +62 21 314 1657

2. Wonderloft


The only hostel that’s located in Jakarta’s historic Kota Tua (Jakarta Colonial Heart), you will be able to spot Wonderloft yards away. It sports a bright yellow and turquoise that’s a stark contrast to its neighboring building facades. Inside, the pops of colors continue. Facilities include wifi, spacious locker, pool table, ping pong table, kitchen, computer station, and free breakfast. The hostel also offers fun activities such as free walking tour, activity with communities, BBQ Night, Pub Crawls, etc.

Rooms: 8 mixed and girls-only bed rooms
Price: from 8$/night

Jalan Bank No.6, Pinangsia (near Museum Bank Indonesia), West Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 260 72218

3. Capsule Hotel Jakarta


The first self-proclaimed ‘capsule hotel’ in Jakarta, rooms are clean and facilities include free wifi and breakfast, located in Cikini area in Central Jakarta, just a few minutes walk away from the train station and within one of Jakarta’s lushest neighborhood. It is also surrounded with good unpretentious restaurants and also street food, such as the Sabang street food center that’s a haven for food lover.

Rooms: 8, 10 mixed dorm and female only dorm.
Double Bed Private rooms.

Price: starts from Rp. 130,000/night for dorm room.

Phone: (021) 3905123
WhatsApp: +62 813-1445-3377
FB: capsulehoteljakarta