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Kampong Tourist
Ranked #2 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Malang
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

this is the most original accomodation i have ever seen! you are on the roof of the helios hotel - it s a short walk from the station, it s got wonderfull views (as you are on the rooftop!) it s very friendly and really not expensive. you can choose between a bed in the dorm or one of the three 'gazebos' - bamboo huts that sleep 2 or 3 people - highly recommended.
note that Helios tours on the groundfloor is an excellent and professional tour organiser.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank VINCE24
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Very inexpensive but decent backpacker accommodation. Funky dorm available (also double bed) and three rooftop bungalows (basic but with a nice view). Very nice staff, who will also lead you around the city for free.

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  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank robbahh
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

A very short walk from the train station, the rooms are actually bamboo huts built on the roof of the popular and smart Helios Hotel. The huts come with wifi and comfey springed matresses that are aired between guests. A shared western-style toilet and hot shower is well maintained and a budget travellers treat after months if
cold showers!
The food is good and sensibly priced, board games, chess and books are all available.
Tours can be arranged for the city or downstairs you can find out about tours/trips futher afield.
The staff were very willing to help and very friendly but could not provide me with info about trains from Malang- not a problem except there is a sign on the desks that says they can!
Other reviews have mentioned the fact that the huts are not very soundproof but remember, they are just huts, you get what you pay for!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank carys m
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

This is just a great place! Friendly staff, new and very comfortable beds, clean toilets and (hot) showers. The restaurant serves good and very cheap food. Good variety of beers. I stayed in the dorm for 50' a night. Great value. But if all 18 beds are occupied I think it will feel a bit cramped. The only negative thing is the noice from traffic and loud youngsters on the street at night. Had som problem sleeping for an hour or so.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Nipeno
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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

kampong tourist on top of the helios hotel and a 5 minute walk from yhe central station has a dormroom and 3 bamboo huts for couples. on top of this, they have a relaxed bar where you can meet fellow travellers and they provide great breakfast ( not included in the price btw. the showers have both hot and cold water and are the best in indonesia. a big plus was the free city tour from voluntary employee Zela!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank bvmourik
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The location of Kampong Tourist is great- at the top of the Hotel Helios near the Malang train station. There are also plenty of good restaurants and cute cafes around.

The decor of the place is cute, with the huts and dorms made of bamboo, it really does feel like you should be on a beach and not in the middle of the city.

I stayed in the dorm, and while I appreciated the look and feel of the room (it felt like a big tree house) there was less than a foot of space between my bed and the bed above me for half of the bed length. My upper body was free to move but my legs were trapped under the bed above me. This is ok I guess if you don't move in your sleep, but I toss and turn quite a bit. My only other complain about this hostel were that the showers had no hot water or water pressure. Maybe I just didn't know how to use the showers but I opened both water valves on both showers I tried but only managed to get a little dribble of water coming out. But really, for 50000rp a night you can't really complain.

The staff was really friendly and the tours desk downstairs was very helpful in booking tours and transport out of town.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank LittleMiss29er
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Kampong Tourist accommodation has a relaxed atmosphere and a great view so we really enjoyed our four night stay here. It is located at the rooftop of the Helios Hotel and with a cool breeze you forget the city surrounding you. You can either choose between a private hut or the dorm room. We stayed in the latter, which was comfortable and clean. You get clean bed linen, a blanket and a pillow. There are some nice details, like a bed light, sockets and lockers. There are western style toilets and hot water showers, which are clean. Staff is friendly and helpfull and food and drinks are good.
For 90.000 RP (two persons) you get good value for your money!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank maarten K
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Address: Jln. Pattimura 37 | 3rd floor Hotel Helios, Malang 65111, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Malang
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Malang
Price Range: $11 - $12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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