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“Nice hotel, rooftop bar/hostel makes it great”
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Helios Hotel
Ranked #17 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Malang
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. The economic rooms are good and the shower has a lot of hot water. On the roof you have a hostel (with dorm and private huts) and also a lovely bar. This make Helios hotels really a nice place to stay. The attached booking office offers good tours (to Bromo for example). If you go to Malang, this should be your choice. They also have more expensive rooms which offer more luxery so what ever budget you're on, you can find something that suites you!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is one of the few hostels in Indonesia but it is a really good one. It is surprisingly cheap for a dorm with nice beds, a restaurant which is really nice to hang out and friendly staff. Besides this the hostel offers a free city tour in which you are able to see the city with a student who is improving his/her english in this way.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

The place is clean and new and location wise convenient. The service can be good depending on who you met but not everyone there is helpful or can communicated well. But the rooms are slightly expensive for what it offers, I stayed in a double fan room. It lacks backpackers character and lean more towards hotel but yet not quite there. Breakfast is really basic and forgettable. The plus point is that you can conveniently arrange all your trips or tours for Malang and around Java with the Kampong Tourist which is located at the hotel, they are helpful and nice people. I enjoyed my jeep ride to Bromo via them.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank rokhwanders
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Helios hotel is OK, but the atmosphere there is not very special. You can sleep on the roof in a backpackers way for $5. The location of the hotel is very convenient and this was the reason for us to stay here.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Mariannetje
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Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

What a disaster this hotel. We had 3 different rooms, they only had luxuous rooms available of 300k. The second night we moved to a cheaper one (room 101) of 250k which was of bad quality, very noisy and had RATS between the ceiling and the wall!!! Awfull! It sounded like horses running above your head. We couldnt sleep so we moved back to the expensive one and we were extra charged for that!!!

Tours are well organized and the kampong bar on the rooftop was great.

But staff is awfull, no english and not feeling sorry for the rats in the rooms, not smart (tell is that the tour desk opens at 14.00h but it was already open!) and the hotel is very noisy with also à noisy staff during the night. And in constant state of renovation, so that was building noise already at 7.00h in the morning.

We've been to better places!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank tuddlezzz
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I was in Helios Hotel in Malang with a friend for three nights. The hotel is very reasonably priced but yet very nice. Room was pretty small but spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was very good, the staff very helpful and the travel agency next door also very good and reliable.
If you go to Malang, this is definitely a great place to stay :)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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6  Thank M_BR1986
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Theoretically one of the best choices for the Lonely Planet, our experience was negative, at least in terms of quality and expectations vs. price. A totally anonymous place, with an impressive lobby, but nothing more.
We stayed in a "superior" room, but the concept of superiority of the hotel does not match with mine. We slept in much better places in Indonesia at much better prices.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Paolo B
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Additional Information about Helios Hotel

Address: Jln. Pattimura 37, Malang 65111, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Malang
Price Range: $23 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Helios Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Helios Hotel is a family hotel built in 1957. It is 9-minute walk from the Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe and a 7-minute walk from Malang train station. Our Indonesian Traditional yet Modern concept gives unique experience to our guests We have 5 types of rooms. Superior Fan, Superior AC, Deluxe, Family Room and Executive For travelers who prefer backpackers style accomodation, you can check our Kampong Tourist which is located at the 4th Floor We also have tours and travel service Helios Transport ... more   less 
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