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Jl. Kali Besar Timur No. 8 Kerta Niaga Building at 2nd Floor Taman Sari-Pinangsia, Jakarta 11110 Indonesia
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#99 of 467 Specialty lodging in Jakarta
We are conveniently located in the centre of the historical Old Town (KOTA TUA) Jakarta. Our hostel is on the 2nd floor of the Kertaniaga building, integrated with restaurants, coffee shops, handicraft and art shops in the downstairs. Our front balcony overlooks a beautiful scenery of the Kali Besar River Park and rows of the old Dutch Colonization heritage buildings.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Grade: 92 out of 100
33Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Halim Karnadi wrote a review Feb 2019
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia43 contributions18 helpful votes
A lovely place which has very perfect location in the Batavia old town area. Even we just stayed for 1 night, but it's worth to stay there because not far from the landmark. It's a new place but the staff is very helpful and friendly, always try to provide what we need. :-) ... But the room where we stayed was too small for 2 people. We booked private room but it feels more like private dorm or something since the door has no lock. Which is for us that was still okkay, but for some travelers they prefer to have lock in their private room. Also the AC was leaking the whole night and make some area wet. The breakfast was very basic, but okkay for one night stay. We love the public area (restaurant) with beautiful colonial-indie scenery from the window most!! ~ ~ ~
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tigornusambela wrote a review Jan 2019
Gresik, Indonesia771 contributions55 helpful votes
Hostel ini terletak di kota tua jakarta menghadap langsung kali besar. Terletak di lantai3 gedung tua. Hostelnya bersih, kamar bersih, bed nyaman dan gratis handuk.Kamar mandi tersedia banyak dan bersih. Ada common room untuk santai dan ruang makan dengan pemandangan kota tua yang indah. Sangat recomended
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
MercedesF97 wrote a review Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions3 helpful votes
Mel's Dorm is an affordable hostel in the centre of Old Town, located on the 2nd floor. If you want to stay in Jakarta's old town this is the perfect spot. It can be difficult to cross the busy road with a large suitcase. The staff at the hostel are very accommodating and helpful, it was nice hanging out with them. They gave us great tips on where to explore and helped us getting around Jakarta. The Indonesian breakfast in the morning was nice, there is a kitchen you can use and it is a new hostel so everything is clean. The rooms are cosy but worth what you pay, bring an eye mask as the rooms have windows and can be very bright.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mel's Dorm
Which popular attractions are close to Mel's Dorm?
Nearby attractions include Museum Bank Indonesia (0.09 miles), Jakarta Old Town (0.2 miles), and Fatahillah Square (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mel's Dorm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Mel's Dorm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mel's Dorm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Batavia, Historia Food & Bar, and Padang Merdeka.
Are there any historical sites close to Mel's Dorm?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jakarta Old Town (0.2 miles), Candra Naya Building (0.8 miles), and Lapangan Banteng (2.7 miles).