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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 2 days 1 night trip in the jungle with JFK, with our 2 children. JFK is very good to ear and see animals : we had the chance to see Orang Outan, others monkeys and one civet cat. He's very nice with children. The people who cook and prepare the camp are also very nice and cook... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is great, also the tours they offer and manager. We didnt want to post the robbing in the middle of the night at the campsite in de jungle, but people deserve to know that they shouldnt bring valuables. Luckely we left our passports in the guesthouse, but our camera's, phone, backpack, clothing, first aid, etc where taken. We... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, during which we did a one day treck and went rafting. Ahmed was very helpful in organising both activities with excellent guides. He also sorted a taxi to and from Medan. All very reasonably priced and we saw 7 orangatans! We stayed in a wooden bungalow which was basic and clean. The concrete ones... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights . It seems that most people use the guesthouse as a base from which to do overnight treks however having has the jungle overnight experience was quite happy to do day treks which ironically went to both ivernight campa In short the guide was brilliant and we saw 9 orangutans ! I would give him... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the questhouse (and 2 in the jungle arranged by GH). Rooms / bungalows are decent and good (both wooden 50k and concrete 100k ). Jungle trekking was very nice, 3d2n. We saw a lot of wildlife. Staying at the hotspring was an unexpected plus, this is really a unique spots. Some of the Ketambe guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The friendship guesthouse is a collection of nice bungalows, spacious and with private bathroom facilities. The food is excellent and the people friendly. However, the main reason to stay there is the jungle trek. We arrived around 7 in the evening and arranged to start a jungle trek of 3 days the very next day. The next morning we met... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

It´s one of the best options in Ketambe, friendly people, clean rooms, good food, excelent trecking (thanks very much Alex, great guide). We spend there only 2 nights but was enough to see 7 orangutans in the wild! (can´t be guarantee, and maybe was a bit of good luck, but this guy knows the jungle perfectly and the animals, so... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed in one of the concrete bungalows with a bed and bath room for 100 000 IDR the night. The room was basic but clean and with a western toilet. You can get very good food in their restaurant. There were also wifi but it broke down all the time, because it's the jungle, so don't... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We arrived late at night and the owners waited for us to arrive. They even made us dinner, it made me so so happy (great spaghetti by the way). The bungalows are nice & quiet, and there's a small river at the back of the garden (you can walk through it, it's fun!). We did a trekking with them as... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Very helpful and friendly owner, who helps you out with all kinda usefull info and facilitates without being too commercial (and that's rare these days). Cool environment, good location, very proper and near guesthouse! Certainly considering that you're in the jungle over there. Even has wifi and chill communal area too. In conclusion everything outstanding. Only point for improvement I... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Accommodation: 3 Concrete bungalows with double bed, western toilet and shower, terrace with rattan furniture: price 100,000 IDR per night. 8 Wooden bungalows with double bed, western toilet and indonesian mandi, terrace with chairs: price 50,000 IDR per night. Restaurant with free WiFi: Local indonesian and western dishes for reasonable prices, variable breakfast, fruits, drinks. Preordered BBQ. Organized activities: One day or multiple days trekking tours into Ketambe jungle with guide and rafting trips down the Alas river. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friendship Guesthouse & Restaurant

Address: Jln. Blangkejeren - Km 32 | Kutacane, Ketambe 24652, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > Aceh > Ketambe
Number of rooms: 11
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