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Cafe Lava Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hostel is amazing! With a 5 min walk you are at a great viewing point of the Bromo vulcano. The hostel itself is nothing more than it seems. Just a decent hostel with a common dining area and cleanish rooms. Due to the height and humidity, everything in the room was humid, including the bed and...

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Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here overnight with our three boys,  ages 13, 9 and 9. We stayed in one of the family rooms, which are new, large, bright and clean. The breakfast is a buffet, which is good and pretty typical for Indonesia. We also ate lunch and the food was good and reasonably priced. The location is perfect. My only complaint...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was good to hike however staff at front desk wasn't friendly towards us. Room doesn't have WiFi coverage but pretty quiet. WiFi coverage only at lobby and Dining Area Lava Cafe is good and cheap.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean enough. Friendly staff. Small fresh ,economy rooms inside property. It's quiet enough to get rest. Just remember that every day from 2 am trips starts and motorbikes and jeeps may be annoying. But it is like that in whole village. I really like the place but food could be better. For a chef there is always something missing ;)...

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Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

There are few homestays and guesthouses in Cemoro Lawang. When we were looking for a place to stay, we discovered that there is not much choice actually. We checked three different places and the conditions were quite poor in all of them. Cafe Lava hostel was actually the best of them. They first offered us room for 400 000, but...

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Singapore
Reviewed January 28, 2017

location was really nice; nestled among the mountains. However, its very expensive for a family. The jeep for the sunrise trek and the room rent is also very high. The staff at the reception was not very cooperative when we said we are willing to take on more travellers in the jeep if that helps split the cost..

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Beaufort, Australia
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

I went the at the arrival of the mini bus the room advertised at 140000 roupies went to 400000 roupies we were 8 people so we went to a homestead and paid 150000 roupies . We try the restaurant on the evening and I can tell you it was disgusting no test burn and dry food make yourself a favor...

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Surabaya
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

These people just don't get it. With the same effort it could paradise. Rooms are okay, but blanket was dirty. The restaurant has a terrible smell. Saté had a funny taste, french fries drenched in oil and very soft, asparagus soup after one spoon you will give it back ( but pay it anyway) The tea is okay I was...

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Pros: the price is good for econony rooms, clean room, atmospheric restaurant, hot water, good WiFi in the cafe. Good location near the start of the hiking trail. Cons: not very clean bathrooms, not a lot of care when it comes to facilities. Lots of people on staff who mostly seem to stand around. Food was OK but size and...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We were there at the end of October and had nice, simple, clean room (standard double). The cottages were quite pretty and breakfast was tasty. Staff were not the most friendly and were not forth coming on giving advice on how to walk around the area - instead insisting we would have to buy a jeep tour which we refused....

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  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Cafe Lava Hostel

Address: Cemoro Lawang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park 67254, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Cafe Lava Hotel Java
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“Economy rooms are cheap and small”
 of 5 bubbles 29zachb, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
“They have a different types of rooms. Please for the working hot water for shower after tracking.”
 of 5 bubbles 17Edy6, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Any room at this hotel or a doss house in village”
 of 5 bubbles fedupDave, Jun 2, 2016 | Read review
“free wifi only available at lobby. we go for street food (fried rice and satay)”
 of 5 bubbles LBTEO, Apr 2, 2016 | Read review
“All room types Economy”
 of 5 bubbles bromopoint_2015, Nov 23, 2015 | Read review
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