We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Helios Hotel

Save Saved
You added Helios Hotel to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Helios Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Jln Patimura 37, Malang 6511, Indonesia   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Malang
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I so love this place. The place is clean with a little garden and fish pond, friendly staffs, big bed, good hot and cold shower, and wifi for 200,000 ruppiah per night which includes complimentary breakfast. The place is close to the train station (5mins walk) and restaurants.

If you are a budget traveler, there is a dormitory on the top floor that costs $5 per person. One room dormitory is good for 25 people.

If you want to plan your hike to Gunung Semeru, there's an agency beside the hotel that will help and guide you.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

46 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    5
    10
    15
    10
    6
See reviews for
4
15
8
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

May 10 2013 arrived,spent 2d2n here is like u stay in your familys house. All officer are very nice,customer oriented. Though its hot for those who always find AC in their hotel,because this 200idr per night using fan in the room,but the people arround makes us so happy. The breakfast so so. But its very strategic location cant pay with any value. Dont buy the bakso and nasi goreng infront of this hotel please. Go walk,then u find what u want than u go by public trans or becak and ojek. Surround by cheap eatery places. Great service!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kortrijk, Belgium
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. The economic rooms are good and the shower has a lot of hot water. On the roof you have a hostel (with dorm and private huts) and also a lovely bar. This make Helios hotels really a nice place to stay. The attached booking office offers good tours (to Bromo for example). If you go to Malang, this should be your choice. They also have more expensive rooms which offer more luxery so what ever budget you're on, you can find something that suites you!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is one of the few hostels in Indonesia but it is a really good one. It is surprisingly cheap for a dorm with nice beds, a restaurant which is really nice to hang out and friendly staff. Besides this the hostel offers a free city tour in which you are able to see the city with a student who is improving his/her english in this way.

Room Tip: Just one dormitory, so pick the bed you like.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The place is clean and new and location wise convenient. The service can be good depending on who you met but not everyone there is helpful or can communicated well. But the rooms are slightly expensive for what it offers, I stayed in a double fan room. It lacks backpackers character and lean more towards hotel but yet not quite there. Breakfast is really basic and forgettable. The plus point is that you can conveniently arrange all your trips or tours for Malang and around Java with the Kampong Tourist which is located at the hotel, they are helpful and nice people. I enjoyed my jeep ride to Bromo via them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Helios hotel is OK, but the atmosphere there is not very special. You can sleep on the roof in a backpackers way for $5. The location of the hotel is very convenient and this was the reason for us to stay here.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

What a disaster this hotel. We had 3 different rooms, they only had luxuous rooms available of 300k. The second night we moved to a cheaper one (room 101) of 250k which was of bad quality, very noisy and had RATS between the ceiling and the wall!!! Awfull! It sounded like horses running above your head. We couldnt sleep so we moved back to the expensive one and we were extra charged for that!!!

Tours are well organized and the kampong bar on the rooftop was great.

But staff is awfull, no english and not feeling sorry for the rats in the rooms, not smart (tell is that the tour desk opens at 14.00h but it was already open!) and the hotel is very noisy with also à noisy staff during the night. And in constant state of renovation, so that was building noise already at 7.00h in the morning.

We've been to better places!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Helios Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Helios Hotel

Address: Jln Patimura 37, Malang 6511, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Malang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Helios Hotel 2.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Venere, Travelocity and Tingo so you can book your Helios Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Helios Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.