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Unique Homestays to Visit during your Stay in Jakarta, The Beloved City of Mixed History

|Marianne Luz Molo
Welcome to Indonesia’s largest city and capital, Jakarta. Despite not being a city on paper, due to its overwhelming size and massive tourist attractions, Jakarta is dubbed “the largest city in Southeast Asia”.

Located on the Northwest coast of the island of Java, overlooking the mouth of Liwung River, Jakarta is known for its plethora of museums that contain mixing cultures from across the nation. The National Museum of Jakarta and Selamat Datang Monument are perfect destinations for first-time visitors. From the Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian, and European, it’s not every day you get to learn multiple cultures in one capital. Aside from the museums, the mixed history and culture can also be seen in the city’s architecture and cuisine. Every building and accommodation you visit was built from one culture or the other, some of which you will probably recognize along the way.

Jakarta is a large city, and with its size comes the fact that travelers who visit will never run out of things to do or places to visit. From the interesting skyscrapers to the historical monuments, Jakarta is truly worth the trip.

1. RedDoorz Plus @ Danau Sunter Utara

The RedDoorz Plus @ Danau Sunter Utara is perfectly situated near Jakarta International Expo and only a walking distance away from the city’s top tourist restos. The clean rooms and comfortable beds make this accommodation one of the main recommendations for vacationers.

RedDoorz prides itself on tidiness and a feeling of uniformity, which is true to all of its other branches. The milky white walls paired with the contrasting vibrant red bed linens and complimentary towels give the feeling of sleeping in the snow. A free hot shower is available throughout the units for some extra relaxation. If you’re lucky, you can also book one of the top rooms in the building and look out the view of Jakarta through the big panel windows.

The RedDoorz Plus @ Damau Sunter Utara in Jakarta is well worth the cost, effort, and travel due to its comfortability and convenience in location.
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2. UROOMS Senayan

Located near Senayan Mall and the business district, UROOMS Senayan is a magnificent accommodation. Aside from the business district, it features an excellent location near Plaza Senayan and the Pacific Palace.

This rare guesthouse is representative of good quality service for a cheap and affordable price. The windows in the rooms overlook the greenery of the trees surrounding the property, a feast for the eyes while sightseeing. The guesthouse also features wooden floors, always kept squeaky clean while the rooms are comfortable enough for guests to sleep through the night. The staff serves a la carte or an Asian breakfast every morning.

With the business district and Senayan Mall right outside your door, guests have much to do during their trips without becoming bored.
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3. KoolKost near RS Pelabuhan Jakarta

The KoolKost near RS Pelabuhan Jakarta provides a cozy exterior and an easy-to-spot design. Located 11km from Jakarta International Expo and 12km from Dunia Fantasi, this accommodation is another great choice for revisiting tourists.

The guesthouse has tiled rooms with white paint and bright orange accents around the property to highlight its theme. The staff also leave complimentary bathroom supplies with the guesthouse’s logo on them with sweet-smelling perfume and lotions. The property offers free parking, air conditioning, non-smoking rooms, and a private bathroom. The 24-hour front desk is always there to receive emergency calls late into the night.

This guesthouse not only provides a place to stay but is also considered a secondary home. Travel safely and rest assured that KoolKost will take care of your needs.
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4. ARCS House Menteng by Jambuluwuk

A beautiful outdoor pool will welcome you to the ARCS House Menteng by Jambuluwuk in Jakarta. It is a place to experience a calm and comfortable atmosphere, suited for rest despite being in front of the railway line.

This guesthouse is known to be tailor-made for guests who have business activities in the city and require a nearby place to crash. The property has access to all business establishments. The rooms are spacious enough for groups to come over and the bathrooms have bathtubs for extra relaxation after a day of hard work. The guests can also enjoy an a la carte or Asian breakfast every morning while overlooking the outdoor swimming pool and garden.

The property also has tons of books to read on the 1st and 2nd floor, making this place more than great for passing the time.
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5. Plaza 54 Residence

If you’re looking for a place to stay near business centers and shopping malls, look no further than Plaza Residence in Jakarta. It features delicious restaurants nearby, surrounded by tons of foodcourts and an ATM for convenience.

Right in the center of Jakarta, this residence is 4.1km from Pacific Place and 150m from Bakmi GM Restaurant. The property features a fitness center with non-smoking rooms, great for traveling athletes and anyone who enjoys working out even while on vacation. There is also free private parking available on-site for guests who drive. Rooms are equipped with a kettle, a flat-screen TV, and air conditioning.

Finding a better value-for-money guesthouse in Jakarta City Centre than Plaza 54 Residence is impossible.
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6. NILA HOUSE, Sharia Family Home Stay

One of the lovely designed homestays in Jakarta is found near the Ragunan Zoo and Taman Tabebuya. NILA HOUSE, Sharia Family Home Stay boasts a garden view in a beautiful and authentic wooden house.

The property has a well-kept garden, private parking for guests who drive, and a shared lounge for socialites. The staff serves a halal breakfast every morning but guests have additional options outside the property to visit local restaurants. This cozy little wooden house is a perfect choice for families on vacation, with the property featuring a kiddie pool outside the porch and colorful bed linens. And if the children go restless, the wonderful animals in Ragunan Zoo will entertain them until they are weary.

Choose NILA HOUSE, Sharia Family Home Stay, and enjoy a relaxing getaway, fun for the whole family.
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7. Singgahsini Plus Near PIM 1

Located about 1.2km from Pondok Indah Mall and 800m from Haji Nawi Metro, Singgahsini Plus Near PIM 1 offers a convenient location near Jakarta’s known malls.

This accommodation features air-conditioned rooms with a shared lounge. There is free WiFi available throughout the property, and private parking can be requested. The rooms are very cozy, with white tiled floors and furniture made from light wood. The creamy brown exterior of the said furniture and curtains give off a soft touch to the rooms and makes the whole building look more professional. Outside the property, guests can enjoy a calm and cool breeze sweeping through the tall trees around the outdoor parking space.

Singgahsini Plus is a highly recommended house stay for groups and solo travelers wanting to stay near the mall and shopping district of the city.
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8. Home 899 Patal Senayan

Ideally situated 1.3km from Plaza Senayan and 950m from RPTRA Kemandoran, this luxurious yet comfortable homestay is a top choice for tourists.

The property has a gorgeous terrace, and the staff offers free private parking. It is also a family-friendly property with non-smoking rooms. The reception staff speaks English and Indonesian and encourages guests to ask questions and advice about the area. Since the property is near the center of South Jakarta, Alfamart is just outside the door for guests to find all sorts of food stalls and local restaurants. It is close to the city center and the most famous places in Jakarta, the pinnacle of sightseeing.

If you’re a tourist who can’t get enough of different city views, Home 899 Patal Senayan is a wonderful choice to book and enjoy the travel.
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9. Mk House Tendean

Mk House Tendean guesthouse is ideally situated near Pacific Place and Pondok Karya Park. This guesthouse is a wonderful pick for travelers on a budget.

The staff serve a la carte and halal breakfast every morning while good food stalls are just outside the property for those who want to sample the local cuisine. The receptionist speaks English, Indonesian, and Japanese and is willing to advise on the cool places to visit around the city. The property features big and nice rooms for solo and family-size guests staying over. The interior of the rooms has lush light brown accents with antique furniture, making the whole vibe of the place similar to a hotel.

With its fully furnished rooms and accommodating staff, Mk House Tendean will make your trips to Jakarta a memory worth remembering.
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10. M Home

Enjoy beautiful and decorated rooms inside the Senopati area, a great place to stay in the Southern District of Jakarta. Within proximity to GBK Senayan, M Home is also a great pick from our list of accommodations.

About 1.2km from Pacific Place and only 50m from Junkyard Café and Bar, this accommodation features non-smoking rooms with the staff serving an Asian breakfast every morning. The said staff will also provide guests with ample information about the area, a great choice for backpackers and overall tourists. The accommodation’s exterior might look bland compared to others but M Home knows how to decorate the interiors with just enough flair and style to keep up with the trends.

Enjoy your stay in the Senopati Southern district and gawk at this gorgeously decorated little homestay in Jakarta.
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11. Pejaten Valley Residence

If you’re looking for a beautiful and peaceful accommodation set in a quiet residential area, you can consider staying in Pejaten Valley Residence in Jakarta. It is less than 5.5km from Ragunan Zoo and 150m from Warung Bang Hoody Restaurant.

The property has an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, a terrace, and a shared lounge. It also has a restaurant on-site for tourists to try out Jakarta’s cuisine. For those who want other meal options, a shared kitchen and room service are available to guests. The staff serves a la carte or Asian breakfast each morning which is served on the balcony for guests to enjoy the garden view while eating.

This cozy and spacious homestay radiates a calm atmosphere throughout your entire stay and is one of the top recommendations for your visit to Jakarta.
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12. RedDoorz Resort @ Taman Wisata Mangrove

Looking for another RedDoorz accommodation with a slight twist in their usual design and layout? Book your stay at RedDoorz Resort @ Taman Wisata Mangrove now and experience the beauty of Jakarta’s mangroves.

About 12km from Museum Bank Indonesia and 100m from Mangrove Café and Bar, this RedDoorz hotel branch is an excellent resort in the middle of mangroves. Instead of their usual hotel in the middle of the city, this particular branch emphasizes the importance of observing nature and its effect on people’s stress levels. The whole property is quiet and peaceful with the house being atmospheric and cozy.

Treat yourself away from the noise of the city and step into Jakarta’s beautiful mangroves, spotting a couple of monkeys and lizards, and get closer to mother nature.
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13. Rumahku Hayam Wuruk RedPartner

A small and secluded little homestay in the middle of a busy road is what some travelers might be looking for, especially after arriving in the city. This accommodation is known to be perfect for a few short stays in Jakarta before heading out further.

Situated 2.4km from the National Museum of Indonesia, Rumahku Hayam Wuruk RedPartner homestay is a good pick for tourists if they are looking to visit the Museums. If not, the property is only 1.5km from Istiqlal Mosque, another great place to visit for the first time. The accommodation offers clean rooms with hot water always readily available, washing away the stress of the guests arriving from the busy streets of the shopping district.

Have fun and enjoy what Jakarta has to offer while staying at this albeit small, but perfectly cozy homestay.
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14. Mayestik Guest House Syariah

At the Mayestik Guest House Syariah homestay in Jakarta, guests get to stay close to Plaza Senayan and the Sisingamangaraja Metro. With a paid airport service provided by the staff, this homestay is as convenient as it can be.

The property has an on-site restaurant featuring Jakarta’s local delicacies and cuisine, overlooking a gorgeous terrace and a cozy balcony. The property’s unique use of space makes this place perfect for group get-togethers, with large tables and chairs brought out by the staff upon request. The entire property becomes lively at night and filled with laughter and local chitchat. The rooms mostly have king-size beds and are perfect for couples and family staying.

Although the homestay might appear old, it is just a testament to how long it has stayed in business and how beloved it is by returning guests.
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15. Residence 12

The Residence 12 homestay is a fantastic getaway from your stagnant life and into the wondrous nightlife activities of South Jakarta. Top-rated restaurants, spacious shopping malls, and local nightlife businesses are waiting for you just outside the doors of Residence 12 homestay.

Only 3.3km from Pondok Indah Mall, this accommodation is at a convenient location for Jakarta shoppers. Selamat Datang Monument is also only 10km away from the property, encouraging traveling visitors to experience Jakartan culture and take in its sights. The property is entirely non-smoking, which is good for family trips, and is only a walk from the entrance of South Jakarta, where all-night festivities come to life.

For guests looking for a fun and crazy Jakarta trip to experience, book Residence 12 homestay now and make the most out of the summer.
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16. Cozy Residence Muwardi

The Cozy Residence Muwardi homestay is a lovely choice for travelers looking for a budget hotel in the middle of Jakarta City.

It is located around 4.5km from Central Park Mall, which is a convenient drive away from the city’s buzzing shops and restaurant attractions. The Grogol Train is just 800m from the property, made convenient for guests booking early rides in the morning. The accommodation has a shared kitchen for those wanting to cook their meals, and a 24-hour front desk to call out any of their concerns. There is also a mini-gym on the property with basic equipment for guests to work out during their stay, making your trip less stagnant and boring.

Cozy Residence Muwardi is a top pick due to its convenience and calm atmosphere while still at an appropriate distance from the city’s known sights.
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17. Kanto's Guest House

Another fantastic option for travelers wanting to stay in the Gambir district of Jakarta is Kanto’s Guest House. This guesthouse is a budget-friendly hostel with fully furnished rooms that will make your trip worth the money.

Set in the Gambir district and only 1.6km from the National Museum of Indonesia and 100m from Bale Lombok Restaurant, Kanto’s Guest House provides guests with ample room service to uphold each stay’s privacy. They have their luggage storage for guests coming for heavy trips and offer the convenience of having a 24-hour front desk. Each room has air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom has a functioning bidet and free toiletries.

Each stay at this guest house upholds the business’ main vision, to make sure all their guests sleep well and pay less.
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18. De 80's Ekonomi

Come and enjoy the extraordinary De 80’s Ekonomi homestay in Jakarta City. Set in the Taman Sari district, it is one of the most convenient places to stay in Jakarta that is worth the money for a one-night stay.

Only 2.7km from Mangga Dua Square and 300m from Mangga Besar Train, this homestay is set in one of the top convenient locations in the city. Close to a well-known train for busy travelers crossing in and out of the city, and close to Mangga Dua Square for meetups and sightseeing. Back in the property, there is a 24-hour assistance front desk and the staff speaks both English and Indonesian.

De 80’s Ekonomi is one of those homestays that require a personal visit to truly appreciate their efforts to make your trips a delight.
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19. Bungur Inn Syariah

A place where you can stay in the Kebayoran Lama district in Jakarta is Bungur Inn Syariah. It is revered as having one of the most friendly staff and locals.

The exquisite room service, the excellent restaurant cuisine, and a shared lounge filled with local and tourist socialites are just one of the many outstanding qualities of this homestay. Once guests step foot inside the property, the staff becomes very accommodating and will offer pamphlets and advice on places to visit around Kebayoran Lama. For guests wanting to stay inside, they will be greeted by a lovely interior décor filled with lush green wallpaper and bright blue bed linens that scream comfort.

Overall, staying in Bungur Inn Syariah is recommended for its location and well-accommodating hosts.
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20. Blossom Resident Blok M

Located near Bundaran HI and 600m from Blok M Metro, Blossom Resident Blok M offers a place for guests looking for a good bargain in Blok M.

Located in a quiet gated community surrounded by good restaurants, this residence is one of the most sought-after homestays in the city due to its tranquil atmosphere. It only takes a 10-minute walk to reach Block M bus and Light Rail Station for convenience. Back at the property, the accommodation offers big, clean, and tidy rooms fitted with a bathtub that guests have been calling the highlight of their stay.

As a bonus, Blossom Resident Blok M has comfortable mattresses, fit for travelers with back pain. They use an orthopedic mattress that is used for natural bone alignment. It goes to show how much the hosts care for quality of life.
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21. Senayan Suites

At Senayan Suites, guests can enjoy the Jakarta city view from the terrace. With clean and comfortable accommodations and cozy ambient light to accompany the night sky viewing, this homestay is a must-visit for your next Jakarta trip.

Located 1.6km from Plaza Senayan and 750m from RPTRA Kemandoran, this homestay has a lovely garden and a terrace overlooking the city. Clean and comfortable rooms greet you and your family with bathrooms complete with all needed amenities. The rooms have a cozy ambient light that is perfect for looking out the terrace at night, enjoying the twinkling lights from the city proper.

A vacation at Senayan Suites is a good decision for travelers wanting to experience Jakarta’s nightlife.
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22. LeGreen Suite Senayan

Located in the city center, LeGreen Suite Senayan is a fantastic accommodation with an accessible location to everything around Jakarta.

The staff can assist with the car for hire and airport transfers for an additional charge, and the property offers laundry, dry cleaning, and ironing services for a fee. Free breakfast is served either in the rooms or at the shared dining area, which gives the guests ample time to prepare and decide during busy hours. There are always hot and cold showers available in the facilities for extra convenience. Each room is designed uniquely and it becomes a fun little easter egg when booking a unit, this goes to show how much love and care the hosts have put into making their business a memorable stay.

For a place built in the city center, LeGreen Suite Senayan is able to stand out from its fellow accommodations due to its unique exterior and interior and above-average services.
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23. Residence 100

Located less than 1km from Selamat Datang Monument and only a 9-minute walk from Grand Indonesia is Residence 100 homestay in Jakarta.

This accommodation has a restaurant for locals and tourists alike to try out Jakarta’s famous cuisine and have room service available for those wanting to stay inside. This accommodation takes pride in its continental, Asian, and Halal breakfast, which is served and readily available every morning. There is a special luggage storage space available for those with heavy carry-ons. The main attraction for Residence 100 is its strategic location near the train station, shopping mall, night market, and historic places in the city.

Visit Residence 100 for the extravagant shopping hauls or stay for the one-of-a-kind Jakarta delicacies.
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24. Bale Resident

Within 1.3km from Pondok Indah Mall and 11km from Tanah Abang Market, Bale Resident homestay sports a beautiful terrace accompanied by comfortable beds and a nice hot shower. A cradle of comfort in the middle of the busy city.

This accommodation has a unique exterior architecture that will immediately catch your eye. From the fun colors of the lounge filled with beautiful plants and playful brown wood carvings to the neatly designed rooms, each packed with local Jakarta antiques and frames. The radiance of comfort stems from the property being surrounded by large and tall trees that stretch up to the higher floors, just one look and guests can find themselves rid of stress.

Bale Resident is a nice little homestay with a great design and perfect for guests looking to unwind without worry and disturbance.
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25. Bendungan Hilir Residence

Find comfort and convenience within walking distance from the Metro in Bendungan Hilir Residence in Jakarta.

Located 1.9km from Pacific Place and 800m from Bendungan Hilir Metro, this homestay is a great option to book for guests wanting to experience the local area for the first time. The property is non-smoking, and a Starbucks is within walking distance. For guests looking to experience the food, the residence is within a good area to sample the nearby local cuisine. Back at the property, the staff offers complimentary hot coffee or tea and biscuits during the low hours of the afternoon. The building’s exterior and interior design looks like it was built with actual love and care, the whole place’s uniqueness gives them a higher spot in the sea of Jakarta homestays.

Staying at Bendungan Hilir Residence will not only relax your nerves through the place’s comfy atmosphere but the building is perfect eye candy for travelers who appreciate good architecture.
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26. COZROOMS near MRT, Plaza Indonesia, and Grand Indonesia

COZROOMS is an accommodation brand with different branches around Jakarta. This specific COZROOMS branch homestay offers exceptional services accompanied by their convenient location.

Set in the Tanah Abang district, this homestay is near MRT, Plaza Indonesia, and Grand Indonesia, offering guests a variety of activities and places to go while still being close to the property. It is set 500m from Grand Indonesia and 350m from Bundaran HI Metro, which makes it more convenient for guests that have early trips in and out of the city through the local metro. There is room service and a 24-hour front desk to help with last-minute bookings.

What makes this COZROOMS branch different from the others is the absolute comfort it offers at an affordable price, not to mention the convenience of being close to the city’s center as well as the city’s shopping centers.
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27. Anggrek Residence

A cozy-looking little homestay situated in a corner of a quiet local neighborhood is Anggrek Residence. Guests can spot this homestay from afar due to the building’s cream-white and deep brown architecture.

Located 1.4km from Pondok Indah Mall and 50m from Ayam Tulang Lunak Haji Nawi Restaurant, this residence provides accommodations for travelers wanting to enjoy a peaceful trip in a quieter area in the city. A good spot to book for families and couples, especially for cyclists as the area has a lot of ground and sights to see. The property’s interior is filled with fresh white paint, with the JKT logo painted on the walls of each room.

In the fascinating metropolis of Jakarta, it is a rare sight to find a quiet area housing an excellent homestay. So book your trips now and experience what Anggrek Residence has to offer.
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28. Maven Buncit

In the area of South Jakarta lies the Maven Buncit homestay. Staying here is conveniently close to South Jakarta’s shopping district and the city’s known restaurants, trains, and metros.

Only a 15-minute drive from the Vibrant Kemang area and Pejaten Village shopping mall, guests can enjoy a great time divulging in Jakarta’s local shops and souvenirs. While Sudirman and Kuningan business districts are only a 20-minute drive away, perfect for guests looking to book business trips while in the area. Aside from its great location, the property is in a Bali style which is uncommon for a regular homestay and serves as a great dive into Jakarta’s culture. There is a nice pool for guests to relax in and a buffet breakfast is served in the shared dining area. The rooms are spacious and brightly lit, fit for groups and couples staying over for more than a night.

Shopping and taking care of business are made easy and convenient in Maven Buncit homestay.
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29. Tobana Pejaten House

Tobana Pejaten House is a place where guests can experience great activities fitting for a Jakarta trip, and the delicious local cuisine of spices and soups.

Located 5.6km from Ragunan Zoo, guests are encouraged to come to visit the homestay with their entire family and learn more about Jakarta’s wildlife. When hungry, a well-known Star Deli restaurant is just 750m away from the property. If the restaurant is too far for the trip, the property itself has room service and a shared kitchen to cook your meals. The property also sports a shared lounge, free private parking, a lovely terrace, and a bar. Some selected rooms have a balcony overlooking the city and a great view at night time.

If you’re eager to visit the local zoos and taste the exquisite delicacies of Jakarta, Tobana Pejaten House is a good place to start your journey.
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30. Sambina

This homestay in Jakarta features lovely marble floors, clean white walls, baby blue bed linens, and deep brown accents in the furniture and doors. The whole look of the building reminds guests of staying in a little cottage in the prairie, accompanied by quiet neighbors and a tranquil area.

Located 5.5km from Central Park Mall and 900m from Pesing Train, this homestay is a great place for both convenience and comfort. The well-known mall of Jakarta is only a drive away where guests can spend the entire day walking around the famous shopping sections and browsing the city’s souvenir shops. The Pesing Train is also nearby for those needing a train ride outside the area, saving them the hassle of a long commute through the city.

This homestay has a lot more to offer than just convenience and comfort, and the best way to find out is to book your stay now at Sambina Homestay in Jakarta.
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Jakarta is a large city so getting overwhelmed and confused about where to spend the first night is understandable. Hopefully, the accommodations listed above have given you an idea of what to look for in a homestay. Wherever you choose to book, may safe travels be with you, and make the most out of your vacation.
Marianne Luz Molo
Born in Tacloban City, the cultural center of the Philippines. She has made trips to other parts of the country such as Baguio, South Cotabato, and Palawan. Cycling is her favorite mode of traveling as it lets her get close and personal with the locals. She seeks out the places with the most diverse customs and aims to let the world discover these hidden gems.

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