Stayed in ViaVia Guesthouse from 15th April to 24th April 2013 and had a wonderful stay there. My 8 nights there was filled with the best staff (Dani, Pandi, Sami, Wawan & Anton) and I could chat with them for hours. There's only 7 rooms here and the staff could remember each one of the guest name.
Location: Jalan Prawirotaman, located on a quiet street. Minimart, money changer, restaurants were all walking distance from the guesthouse. 15-20 mins from the airport if traffic is good. Cost IDR 55k for a coupon taxi in the airport.
Papua Room: Big, with AC and private indoor toilet (Hot/cold shower). Room was clean and bedsheet & towel smell nice. No insects/creatures was found during my stay in the room. Cost IDR 200k per night and I get a free 1 night after staying more than 7 days. Disadvantage is, the room has limited place to hang my clothes with only 2 hangers and no cupboard. Hope they can look into this.
Staff: Dani, Pandi, Sami, Wawan & Anton (night shift staff) was so friendly. They will chat with you and asked how's my day and so on. No matter how tired I am and even after my torturing hike to Mount Merapi, I can just sit with them and shared my experience to the summit for hours. You won't get that if you stayed in a big hotels. Mbak Dani did help me find a cheap and good driver for my trip to Borubudur & Prambanan, and not forget my weekend trip to the beach with a very good price quote from the driver. Dani also help me find a good masseur (cheap!) after knwing my whole body sore after the trip. I feel like a family after staying for more than a week there.
Breakfast: Simple yet nice breakfast was served everyday at the garden. Menu changed daily.
Overall, I would recommend this guesthouse to anyone who want to stay cheap and not really fussy about the basic necessities. Keep up the good work guys!
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