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“Good value. If in doubt about the price, there is a rooftop backpackers place too” 4 of 5 stars
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Helios Hotel
Jl. Patimura 37, Malang 6511, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Malang
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Good value. If in doubt about the price, there is a rooftop backpackers place too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Overall I thought it was fair value (250k if I remember correctly). On the rooftop there is a backpackers place that has a great atmosphere.
The helios tour office just outside can arrange tours. I rented a scooter there, which worked fine. And they didn't require my passport as a deposit, which another guesthouse did.
The breakfast is not spectacular, but closeby is TOMCAT, a restaurant that is truely brilliant.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

it's a nice hotel, it's clean, but i guess the room price is a bit overprice, we stayed at Deluxe room for about $35 (i mean by the location which is far from the city centre and the attraction places in Malang, we need to rent a scooter or car or use the public transportation to get there) also the bathroom is not that "deluxe"... the breakfast menu looks like a hospital food for sick people, what a wasted... luckily they have a rooftop bar, it well known as Kampoeng Tourist, so we bought breakfast there, the food a lot better than the breakfast downstairs... the wifi was good, we could see movie from youtube, because there was no cable tv, so they only have Indonesian channel...well from my point of view, overal, it was alright...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Helios Hotel for 2 nights as a base for traveling to Mount Bromo and around Malang. The rooms were average with a very poor standard bathroom and a shower that barely worked. The 'included' breakfast was a disaster with no choice of food, not even decent Indonesian! To top everything off the front desk staff are useless! The only good thing about this place is the location and Kompong Travel Hostel on the roof but they are 2 separate companies! The hostel is amazing and the people lovely. The food is also great. DO NOT CONFUSE THE TWO!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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
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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
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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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
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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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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.

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  • 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
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Address: Jl. Patimura 37, Malang 6511, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
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Ranked #4 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Malang
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Number of rooms: 43
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