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Kampong Tourist

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Jalan Patimura 37 | 3rd floor Hotel Helios, Malang, Indonesia
Kampong Tourist
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The set up of this hostel is great. Kampong tourist offers a unique backpackers experience with Gazebo's (bamboo huts) on a rooftop, beautiful city views guaranteed! Also, after 4 months of traveling we've never seen a double and even triple bed offered in a shared dorm, very convenient for couples! We stayed in one of the private Gazebo's, which was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Kampong Tourist is literally on the roof of the Helios hotel, so city noises are easily heard up there, including a particularly mellifluous muezzin at the nearby mosque. I stayed in one of the gazebos, which was comfortable and clean, but it would feel better if they were able to be locked from the inside. For just US$5 more, you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This simple but nice hostel is a great base for visiting Malang and the places around it. Location is perfect for city tours. Although the city is small ;) You should know that as in any other place in Indonesia, this is a tourist business and they will try to point you to friendly tourist offices etc. However, stuff is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is very good choise to stay in Malang! We arrived late night, got twin bed in dormitory room. It was comfortable, with clean bedlinen and pillow. They have clean shower with hot water. Next day we could stay there until midnight when we started the Bromo trip - for free at the rooftop bar. You can eat delicious food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Positives: Great free city tour by students learning English. Great bar/cafe on the roof and nice place to just hang out. Negatives: Noisy at night time so hard to sleep. Staff put music on at 6.30 am despite everyone sleeping. This included a very annoying 'ABC' song for one staff member's child. Showers cold and stop working intermittently during your... More 

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Lublin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed there only one night in the private gazebo house. Great bamboo house, with comfortable matress, a fan and electricity. Next to the gazebo is toilet and shower with hot water. The hostel is situated on the roofof hotel Helios. The views are great, the staff is friendly and helpful. There is also bar on the roof with good... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This hostel is centrally located, the staff are extremely friendly and obliging and it's cheap. The wifi was good and the food and drink options they offer are good. It is a little loud at night being bamboo and being on the roof, as for no toilet paper, towels etc that is all advertised on the website so shouldn't be... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The good first: This hostel has a great view being located on Helios hotel roof terrace. The design is very original with bamboo huts just set up on the roof top. The atmosphere is relaxing. Now, the not so good: There was never any toilet paper to be found in the (western style) toilets, there is no free drinking water... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights in one of the bamboo huts on top of hotel Helios. Price was good, but didn't include breakfast which is a drawback. Relatively clean, with an excellent view of the city and good location close to cheap food. The huts are really cute, and there is a nice cafe on the roof as well where you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

the location is good, near the train station, town centre and Warung area. The beds are spacious and comfortable and at an excellent price. The staff are friendly and helpful. The bar is well priced and well stocked and offers nice views across Malang. If you are staying in Malang I would highly recommend this hostel.

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