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“Best guest house in Sumatra”
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Hello Guest House
Ranked #1 of 30 Bukittinggi B&B and Inns
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“Best guest house in Sumatra”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

After an adventur trip around Sumatra i ended up in Bukittinggi, wich is a perfect place to rest and relax thanks to the fresh climate. Even better if you stay in this lovely guest house wich is the nicest and cleanest place i've found in Sumatra in this range of price.
The owners are a lovely chinese family, very friendly and helpfull.
The daughtet Ling also speak a good english and cook very good breakfast in her restaurant.
If you are in bukittinggi this is the choice.
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  • Stayed February 2013
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

seriously loved with this guesthouse and especially Ibu (the owner of the guesthouse) and Ling (the daughter of Ibu). Ibu and Ling are very friendly and help me a lot during my trip there. the guesthouse is located at the center of the Bukittinggi town. you can go to a lot of attractive place there just by walking like Panorama, Jam Gadang, Fort De Koch and Zoo. there are also have a lot of restaurant and food stall near the guesthouse but you must try chicken porridge and Lontong Sayur at the Ibu stall. superb delicious..!! the price of the guesthouse also reasonable and the cheapest place from my observation just IDR 125 000 per night.

in the nut shell, i really positively recommend to try Hello Guesthouse, Bukittinggi. You won't regret it. :)

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Loved this guesthouse!

Free wifi and tea/coffee

For a double room it cost us 120r. Not the cheapest place but very competitive and worth the price.

Staff were helpful and provided us with a map of the town when we arrived

I'd stay here again

  • Stayed January 2013
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1 Thank Hayley1987travels
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I came to bukittinggi with a friend at 8 pm and didn't book any accommodation. We only have the guest house's address and some faith that we can get a room in the middle of the week, and thankfully we did! We got a double bed room and bathroom with hot shower (important for bukittinggi relatively cooler climate), we didn't get the tv but we thought that who want to watch tv while traveling, right? well, the tv actually can help you to mask the sound from next door or from the lobby or from the mosque down the road. The acoustic in the middle room we were in was good, we almost can hear everything. But that don't make us disappointed! because the room and bath was clean, they provide internet wifi, unlimited hot water, coffee and tea as much as we like, and great advices on getting around town. Ling and her parents were very friendly and helpful. They were open to chat and have great recommendation on places we need to visit plus how to get there. they also help us getting transport back to Padang. It was a delightful (albeit short) experience in bukittingi with this guest house!

PS : they just made a blog, take a look http://helloguesthousebukittinggi.blogspot.com/

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Danika N
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Padang, Indonesia
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I love traveling and stay at the hostel because most of the time I travel by myself, so it's just fun to talk with other travelers at the hostel while making a cup of hot coffee or just sitting alone in living room or such. As Indonesian, I don't find any hostel accomodation like I found overseas. Maybe it's still not really common here. I'm glad that in Bukittinggi, I discovered this type of accomodation. Hey girl, keep up the good job, then. ;)

It's still new and clean, of course cheaper than the rest accomodation in Bukittinggi. But it goes with hot water which is important in Bukittingi, the water is very cold without heater.

The owner of this hostel is friendly and nice. It's worth the stay for a budget traveler who wanna enjoy Bukittingi and surroundings.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

65,000r for a tidy dorm bed with bathroom, tea and coffee, free wifi, and friendly helpful staff just might be the best deal in town - much better than 70,000 for a dingy single room with no running water at rajiwali or whatever the lonely planet one is called! Hello guesthouse helps with info on food, attractions, and transport - highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012
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1 Thank Josh T
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Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Nice small new guesthouse runned by a lovely chinese family. Good location, clean rooms, free coffee and tea all day, fast wifi, and extremely polite and helpful staff. We needed to extend our visa and they gave us good instructions to get to the immigration office, they even call an official they know to ask for information. The only minor drawback was that some nights it was noisy as some other guests were talking loudly in the corridor and the rooms are not well soundproofed. It is also worth it to check out the small restaurant they run down the street serving good chinese breakfast, only open in the morning.
Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2012
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1 Thank Joanmun
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Additional Information about Hello Guest House

Property: Hello Guest House
Address: Jln. Teuku Umar 6b | China Town - Kampung Cina, Bukittinggi 26113, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > West Sumatra > Bukittinggi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bukittinggi
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are family running. Our location is in the center of Bukittinggi. You can reach in 5-10 minutes by walk to the most of landmarks in Bukittinggi: Jam Gadang, Fort De Kock, Zoo, Pasar Atas and 15 minutes to Panorama Park. Also, there are many restaurants for Minang Kabau food (Typical West Sumatera Region Food) and many cafes for taking a rest and eating. ... more   less 

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