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Where to stay in Jakarta

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Heavy traffic during the rush hour on the Gatot Subroto highway in Jakarta business district in Indonesia capital city. The city is well known for its congestion problem

Jakarta is the largest city and capital of Indonesia. While many travelers to Indonesia head to the beaches and temples of Bali, you may also decide to spend some time in the capital city before ending your Indonesian vacation. If that’s the case, we’ve rounded up some areas of the city to help you decide where to stay in Jakarta.

Traffic is notoriously bad in Jakarta, and public transportation isn’t as great as other cities, so you should consider what you plan to see in Jakarta and stay nearby. That said, Uber and taxis are relatively cheap if you need them.

We will cover off all types of Jakarta accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Jakarta hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Jakarta 2023, the best Jakarta hotels, best places in Jakarta to visit, the best places to stay in Jakarta, hotels near Jakarta attractions, Jakarta neighborhood guide and many more.

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Kemang – Best place to stay in Jakarta for nightlife

Kemang is a neighborhood in South Jakarta with something for everyone. Kemang is largely a residential area, and very popular with expats as there are several international schools in the area.

A healthy expat population also means there are many great bars, cafes, restaurants, brunch spots and shopping opportunities.

Kemang is considered one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Jakarta, with dozens of fashion boutiques to choose from.

If you’re looking for all-night dancing, Kemang has a few options, but tends to be one of the quieter neighborhoods as far as nightlife goes. If its your first first time in Jakarta where to stay is the best place.

Best place to stay in Kemang

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Kemang:
Dempo Guest House

Budget Hotels in Kemang:
Liberta Hotel
Amaris Panglima Polim 2 Hotel
Amaris La Codefin Kemang
Bangka Bed and Breakfast

Mid range Hotels in Kemang:
Hotel Monopoli
THE 1O1 Jakarta Sedayu Darmawangsa
Grandkemang Hotel
Arion Swiss-Belhotel Kemang

Family Friendly Hotels in Kemang:
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
Hotel Grandhika Iskandarsyah
Kyriad Fatmawati Jakarta
Ambhara Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Kemang:
Kemang Icon Hotel
Oakwood Suites La Maison Jakarta
Hotel Gran Mahakam Jakarta
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta

Scene in the afternoon of South Jakarta

Menteng – Where to stay in Jakarta for one night

Menteng is another great place to stay in Jakarta. Once a colonial suburb, this area has merged into the city and is now the administrative center.

While it is firmly in the center of Jakarta, you can still find tree-lined streets and some of Jakarta’s best parks.

Menteng is also a great destination for shopping, with one of Jakarta’s most exclusive shopping malls, as well as the cities most popular vintage market. There are many hotels in this area, from budget to luxury options.

Best place to stay in Menteng

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Menteng:
Konko Hostel
Six Degrees

Budget Hotels in Menteng:
Gondia International Guesthouse
Treva International Hotel
Whiz Hotel Cikini
Dreamtel Jakarta

Mid range Hotels in Menteng:
Fraser Residence Menteng Jakarta
Aryaduta Jakarta
Sofyan Hotel Cut Meutia
Amaris Hotel Kebon Sirih

Family Friendly Hotels in Menteng:
Ibis budget Jakarta Cikini
AONE Hotel
Morrissey Hotel Residences
Grand Cemara Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Menteng:
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
The Hermitage Jakarta
Keraton at The Plaza
Pullman Jakarta Indonesia

bajaj bajai old public transportation in jakarta indonesia photo

Ancol – Where to stay in Jakarta with family

If you prefer a seaside break from the mainland, consider staying in Ancol, Jakarta’s marina district. This is a great place for families who want to experience all of the popular attractions of Jakarta.

Ancol has an entire waterfront entertainment complex that includes Sea World aquarium, Ocean Dream park, Atlantis Water Adventure park and Dunia Fantasi amusement park.

There’s an Ecopark and an art market, plus many other tourist attractions. For getting around within Ancol, there’s a bus and even a gondola to provide an aerial view while transporting you between attractions.

Best place to stay in Ancol

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ancol:
Sleepy Raccoon Hostel
City Icon Residence
Wonderloft Hostel
Teduh Hostel

Budget Hotels in Ancol:
BI Executive Hotel
Hotel Neo Mangga Dua Square
D’Primahotel WTC Mangga Dua
Hotel Sanrina

Mid range Hotels in Ancol:
Discovery Hotel & Convention Ancol
Aston Marina Hotel & Residence
Le Grandeur Mangga Dua
Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square

Family Friendly Hotels in Ancol:
Orchardz Hotel Industri
The Media Hotel And Towers
Travellers Hotel Jakarta
Hotel Zuri Express Mangga Dua

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ancol:
Grand Orchardz Hotel Kemayoran

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - A signboard of Pantai Festival Ancol (Ancol Festival Beach) in Ancol Dreamland.

SCBD (Sudirman Central Business District)  – Where to stay in Jakarta backpacker

For the best proximity to Jakarta’s nightclubs, you’ll want to stay in the Central Business District, or SCBD. On the south edge of Jakarta, SCBD has a high concentration of office buildings, condominiums, shopping, entertainment and hotels.

Jakarta’s nightclub scene is legendary, so plan ahead which clubs you want to hit and choose a hotel that’s nearby.

There’s many hotels to choose from, whether you want a posh five-star or a budget hostel. By day, SCBD is mostly a business district, so you’ll have a few options for dining and shopping, but will likely branch out to other neighborhoods to explore.

Best place to stay in SCBD

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in SCBD:
Dempo Guest House

Budget Hotels in SCBD:
MK House Scbd
Favehotel Gatot Subroto
W Home Cikatomas
Jusenny Hotel

Mid range Hotels in SCBD:
Chandra Residence
Crowne Plaza Hotel Jakarta
The Gunawarman
Aryaduta Semanggi

Family Friendly Hotels in SCBD:
Century Park Hotel
Avissa Suites
Ayaka Suites
Ascott Kuningan Jakarta

Affordable Luxury Hotels in SCBD:
Fairmont Jakarta
JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta
Raffles Jakarta
The Ritz Carlton Jakarta

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Traffic on Jalan Sudirman around Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD).

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!