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Cafe Lava Hostel

Cemoro Lawang, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, 67254, Indonesia
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Ranked #71 of 339 Specialty lodging in Java
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
Maxine S Karon, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Karon, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Paid 150 000 rupees for the economy room - very basic, just a double bed and shared bathroom. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. It was the cheapest accommodation we could find, and very convenient as it is almost the highest up accommodation available. This suited us as we wanted to hike to see the sunrise. Was... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Disgusting! Accommodation, rooms - claims too much no, the price is very much overstated. Breakfast is below average . 1) We booked a transfer through ritsepshin hostel. We were promised a comfortable air-conditioned bus , only tourist , ferry and arrive in Denpasar after 10 hours. As a result , we are descended from the village to Probbolingo planted in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a standard room at 350000 (low season price which doubles for high!!). Room and sheets were damp and bathroom did not seem very clean. We were glad we brought our own sleeping bags... location is good for bromo trips and the food in their cafe was good (esp breakfast).

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

I would definitely recommend the cafe lava hostel as your basis for visiting Bromo. We stayed there for 3 nights, had a standard room of average size with warm water, a comfortable bed and great breakfast options. The room does get chilly at night, but that is normal given the surroundings. The edge of the big crater (Bromo is located... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The Cafe Lava Hostel is the cheapest lodging along the Bromo Crater rim in Cemoro Lawang, which, at $55 a night isn't saying much. But the cool highlands air and the rustic feel are a nice contrast to the diesel fumes and clogged highways of East Java. The staff is helpful even though the trial maps they provide are not.... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I've been staying in Cafe Lava a couple of times.. First we took the economy room, which only had a small room with a double bed and a make up table.. Bathroom is shared outside the room, including hot water.. I can sleep well.. Thanks to the thick blankets they provide (if you traveling alone, then you get the 2... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Like the room, though it was quite small and very basic but it is sufficient enough. They provide double bed room and only has the makeup table in the room. The bathroom is outside and clean with hot showers The surroundings area is very beautiful as they had like a simple mini garden & flowers. For the receptionist area, it... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I had a reasonable staying in Lava Hostel. Maybe a little bit overprices but location and staff were fine. BE CAREFUL: I booked via Hotels.com and it turned out to be a scam. Lava hostel does not work with this site. The pictures are the same, the name of the hostel is the same but different village far from the... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

If this is rated as one of the best places near Mt Bromo, I hate to think what the others must be like. There's an overall feeling of damp in the rooms, I'm not convinced that our bedding was clean when we arrived, and the bathroom's pretty filthy. But if you're on a tour you're unlikely to spend much time... More

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New Delhi, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Try booking it online and there is only one place where you ll find a hotel near Bromo.It displays as Lava View Lodge.But once you click it, you will be redirected to Cafe Lava Hostel. Both are different properties, located a few hundred metres apart. The Cafe Lava Hostel is the one that comes first on your way up and... More

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Also Known As:
Cafe Lava Hotel Java
Cafe Lava Hotel
Address: Cemoro Lawang, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, 67254, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java
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Ranked #71 of 339 Specialty lodging in Java
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