Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A $4.00 A Night Hotel in Indonesia

It's been a while since I've been able to get to a computer.  Last week Friday, a couple of friends and I traveled by van to Yogyakarta and stayed at a $4.00 hotel for the night.  It was an interesting experience i'll never forget.

When I first walked into the room, I thought to myself, "it looks like prison."  It was simple inside without any adornment.  There was a single sheet on the bed and a pillow.  We added a third bed, so that three of us could fit into a room.

Surprisingly, in the bathroom, there was a western toilet.  For the shower, a single faucet, bucket and ladle to bathe from.  I showered under the cold faucet instead.  There was no toilet paper.  Thankfully, I brought

Here's my shower ... 

After a long night, I returned to the hotel, ready to sleep.  When I turned, I saw a cockroach and a worm near my bed.  I tried to sleep, but I couldn't.  Luckily, I was able to get the roach out of my room, so I could sleep comfortably.  I was able to sleep afterward, but I woke up rather early in the morning.  

When I looked out the window, I noticed birds eating my nasi goreng (fried rice).  It was nice of the hotel staff to offer us food for breakfast, but watch out for the birds.  They know when it's time for breakfast.

If you want to save money, you may want to check similar hotels out because you'll save a ton.  There are cheap hotels around.  Then again, you may want to pay a little more for extra comfort too.  It's really up to you.  I definitely like the extra comfort, but it was nice to stay at a cheap place to save money. 

I'll have to add more pictures once I can find another internet connection...


  1. That actually does not sound bad for a $4 per night hotel!

  2. It actually does not sound that bad for a $4 per night hotel!

  3. Yep, for $4.00, it sure is a deal.

  4. It seems to be funny story mbak marry..;)
    How about Bali? I'm waiting for your story about it...

  5. tukang-nggamblehJuly 16, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    really? where is it? is the hotel near a beach or in the middle of the town?! but i think it's a good experience and make me want to try the hotel...hahahaha

  6. Why did you opt for the cold sink water? Was there something wrong with the single faucet shower?

  7. Wow, $4 a night?! Can't argue with that price, though if I showed up there and didn't have my own backup toilet paper, I would have been pretty annoyed.

    Hmm, I wonder what could you get for $10 a night.

  8. Oh, but bugs? A cockroach? Yuck. I can't believe the birds were eating your fried rice. Hehehehe
    Hope you didn't get sick.

  9. Hello everyone! Actually, the cold water faucet was our shower. heheheh And the hotel is in the middle of town. I was in Yogyakarta. I'll show you guys a $10 and $15 accommodation in Bali. A little more can go a long way. hehehe If you all want to save money, it's a deal!


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