This hostel is owned by Christian Ayam, a well know expert on Merapi. The hostel is clean and offers both mid-range and budget options. Christian organizes tours and hikes of Merapi which generally begin at 400 am and end later in the morning. The tour/hike also includes a 20-30 minute information bref on the history of Merapi including footage of the last two eruptions. It was extremely informative. I was extremely satisfied by the tour/hike and highly recommend both the tour and hostel.