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Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Cafe

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Jl. Sumatera No.44 A Tode-Kisar, Kupang 85229 Indonesia
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#1 of 9 Specialty lodging in Kupang
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Lavalon SeaView Hostel and Cafe is the number one place in Kupang for travelers. The only locally owned accommodation, we are perfectly located right on the seafront but also in the heart of the city with an ATM conveniently just across the road. We offer a range of well-priced modern, newly built rooms from a sea view double with hot shower to a single and dormitory room. We even have a Mexican net hammock overlooking the beach for the budget backpacker or if you prefer, you can pitch a tent for free! Our rooms are well maintained, clean and all have fans and air conditioning. Room rate includes a breakfast of a fresh banana pancake with homemade caramel sauce/ honey or an omelette. Cafetiere coffee and tea is also provided. We have very fast unlimited free WiFi for your use. Laptops and an i-pad, printer and a scanner are also available free of charge. Relax in our bar and restaurant serving a mixture of Western and traditional Indonesian dishes. Guests love our secret homemade burger recipe. Or come after dark and look at the moonlight over the water with a cold Bintang or spirit. Mix with other travelers, locals and expats in our relaxed bar. Other services include a laundry, book swap, motor bike and car rental, bookings for onward travel such as airplane tickets and shuttle buses Tour Guide and anything else we can help you with! For tourist information, good food and quality accommodation, come to Lavalon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Micah K wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a wonderful stay at Lavalon! Edwin filled our days with incredible stories and delicious food. Hands down the best breakfast omelette in Indonesia. For dinner, the squid is (or should) also be world famous. He was full of helpful tips and recommendations to explore Kupang and Timor. The room had great views of the beach and the location was very convenient. Can’t recommend highly enough!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Isabel B wrote a review Jul 2022
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Mister Edwin Lerrick is the colorful host out of gripping travelnovels. What can't the man do? Hé welcomes one with open arms, knows everything there is to know about Timor and surroundings and surely was a topchef in a past life. He spoiled us rotten with his stories and delicious seafood, omelettes and pancakes. What a special spot in a special place! Thank you a thousand Edwin!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alor Andy wrote a review Jul 2022
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A great place to stay in Kupang. Sea front, great breakfast amazing omelet, sea breeze, atmosphere and great sea view sitting area. The place in Kupang for meeting other travelers and getting up to date info on travel in the area. Edwin has loads of info on transport, ferry, fast boat schedules. He can assist with visa extension, travel info for East Timor, car and driver, scooter hire and just about anything you might need while in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Maree C wrote a review Sep 2021
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Lavalon is the original hostel in Kupang and still the best. The room is light, airy, clean with a large and comfy bed, window overlooking the water and excellent water pressure in the very clean shower. Option for AC or fan, we chose fan as the sea breeze is more than enough. Breakfast is coffee and an omelet, but not the typical thimble of coffee and tired omelet found in most places, Edwin cooks a delicious, fresh omelet and the coffee in a mug (yes a real, big mug!) makes for a perfect start to the day. There is a book exchange library for those old school who like a hard copy book. Edwin the owner has a wealth of knowledge of things to do in and around Kupang, and can arrange motor bike rental, help with boat tickets etc. The location is excellent, close to Lippo mall, (IDR 3000 on a bemo or 5-10,000 with Grab). Old town and the night market are a short walk away, making this the perfect location for a stay in Kupang. While this is a budget backpackers and we've paid more to stay in other places throughout NTT and Indonesia, we've never been as satisfied as we are with Lavalon. With booking.com and other online travel agents offering "cheap" rooms usually all you get is a room, but at Lavalon you get the room plus the all the services a visitor to Kupang needs included in the price. (And dont forget the mug of coffee in the morning!) A must stay for anyone visiting Kupang, a place to recharge, relax and get the latest travel info and boat schedules. I highly recommend Lavalon Seaview Hostel Maree
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Alor Andy wrote a review Sep 2021
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We always try to stay here because of the location, owner and the current travel info supplied by Edwin. You can get a bright airy sea view room and nice breakfast. There is also a dorm. Another advantage over Kupangs other hotels is a chance to meet travellers, rent a motorbike or ask for assistance with travel info, visa extension or what ever else you need.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Iry wrote a review Aug 2021
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I can only recomend to stay at Lavalon. You'll get all you need including the best breakfast and infos aviable in town. Edwin knows and like to share all infos you need for traveling all Archipelago. About the great surf of Rote, and about important contacts. I always love to be back...
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jacques R wrote a review Jul 2021
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Very pleasant stay thanks to the friendly Edwin, always ready to help his customers. The hotel is very clean and enjoys an exceptional view. We must also mention the magnificent pancakes and omelets served by Edwin for breakfast. The quality of service is all the more remarkable given that I stayed at Lavalon during the Codid period, in July 2021.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Likke L wrote a review Oct 2020
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During pandemic time Lavalon is still welcoming guests with charming and generosity. Edwin, the owner is doing a lot of effort to assure that his guest feel safe and clean without losing their comfort, like installing automatic system for washing hand with sensor. We've been traveling around in Indonesia during pandemic time and Lavalon is surely one of the hotel/guest house which provides such kind of automatic system. Rooms are air-conditioned, also with ceiling fan, hot water is really hot, bed is very comfortable with clean cotton sheets. Lavalon can also provide great home-made fresh meals and juice, like squids in green sauce, grilled fish, etc. His mango juice is so tasty, fresh and light without adding extra sugar. As backpackers, we feel comfortable, welcomed and secure during our stay in Lavalon Kupang.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Franzi M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Edwin is a very good host. He knows everything about Kupang and West Timor and can tell you lot's of stories about this place. He is also a former movie star from Timor and well known everywhere. He is also a great cook. His pancakes and noodles are so delicious! Try them! His hostel has a good location from where you have the best view to the ocean. Ask for a hammock and you can enjoy the view lying there while reading a book. The rooms are cheap and very good. There is a dorm for 4 people, a room with a shared bathroom and two rooms with bathrooms included. From the hostel you can go into the city by walk. Visit the shops around, have a coffee or go out for dinner to the night market. If you go to Kupang stay with Edwin at the Lavalon Hostel for having a good time. Support the local hostels and don't book to the big soulless hotels around that destroy the local businesses. I will come back to visit Edwin when I go to Timor again :)
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Isabel wrote a review Feb 2020
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This place really offers everything a traveler could wish for. The beds are very comfy, the rooms are super clean, there’s aircon in the double rooms, solid WiFi, and the shower works like a charm (even with hot water, not that you’d need it in Kupang). But the most important thing about this place is the owner Edwin. He really is one of a kind and such a nice and honest guy. You can tell that he really cares about his guests. We had to leave at 5.30 am and he even got up to treat us to a delicious omelette. We really can’t recommend this place enough. You won’t regret staying at Lavalon and supporting this great local business.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café
Which popular attractions are close to Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Nearby attractions include Pasir Panjang Beach (2.1 miles), Kupang Beach (0.2 miles), and Kampung Solor (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beer & Barrel Kitchen n' Lounge, Bambu Kuning, and Lung Hoa Restaurant - Aston Hotel Kupang.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.