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Imam Bonjol Hostel

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

​Spent 2 nights in Standard Room. This hostel seriously exceeded my expectations. It's so easy to reach, just go straight from the train station, right on the side of the main road. It was located on the upper floor of a mini-market, which made it much easier to buy any necessities needed. The room was small but clean and comfortable.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night as a stop over before heading elsewhere. It was cheap so I wasn't expecting much, but it was definitely worse than expected. I am a female solo traveller who is constantly aware of the risk this presents. Therefore, when the man who picked me up from the airport and brought me to the hostel... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Imam Bonjol is a good budget option in Semarang, although you shouldn't really expect a lot. There is no 'gezelligheid' as we would call it in Dutch: no decoration and all the furniture in your room is still wrapped up in plastic. The general atmosphere in the hostel is quite ok though and the aircon in the room is also... More 

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Thank Tess C
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

the hostel is located in Imam Bonjol Street, near Tugu Muda (one of the well-known tourist attraction in Semarang) also in the 10-15 minutes walking distance to Lawang Sewu and the Cathedral. The hostel is one the second and third floor of Indomaret (minimarket) which means it wouldnt be hard to find things and food. the price is quite cheap... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 4days during my first trip to Semarang. You get good value for your money by staying in the hostel. First, the location is near to main tourist spots: Tugu Muda, Lawang Sewu, Katedral Church, Pandanaran Street and not far from Simpang Lima. If you want to go to Chinatown, order a Gojek (motorcycle ride) for IDR10k... More 

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had been looking for a cheap room, and we found it here, with the help of the English speaking staff of the Information centre. Its just above the Indomart and consists of three floors. There are a variety of rooms Doubles, Singales, dorms and family rooms. They are all clean and tidy and the staff are cleaning almost around... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a basic no frills place to stay for the budget traveler in Semarang. The location is excellent (walking distance to train station, malls & convenience store is located just downstairs). Free wifi included, no breakfast & the shared bathrooms were clean (only 1 had western-styled toilet & all do not provide toilet paper). The room was alright -... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This hostel is acceptable in terms of room cleanliness. However, the lobby area need to be clean. The whole floor is so dusty as it had been months since they last swept. As for bathroom, it is recommended that they install a water heater. No hot water for shower which is disappointing and the staffs speak little English only.

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Brisbane, Australia
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97 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a basic but clean hostel that is cheap. It doesn't pretend to be anything more than it is so I give it a very good rating. If you want western style accommodation best stay elsewhere. This is Indonesia style with squat toilets (though there is a new sit down toilet on level 2 with bidet), no toilet paper... More 

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Thank Andrew G
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is quite random and basic. They seem to have spend the money in pointless items in stead of making it look good. Half gym, half 3D TV room, half living room.... Weird mixture. The room is ok. Basic too, we stayed on a triple room, mattress still had protective plastic wrap making them uncomfortable. We had a very... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Imam Bonjol Hostel

Address: Jl. Imam Bonjol 177 B, Semarang, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Semarang
Price Range: $10 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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