Booked for Bromo Permai but got transferred to Cafe Lava Hostel due to overbooking. Since they have no smaller rooms left, they got us a family room! No extra charges. I felt that it was a blessing in disguise coz everything fell into place. In fact my friend and I got more than what we wanted throughout our stay here. Many thanks to our guide! He made our stay here the most memorable one yet.
Ok. Service was fast. Clean rooms. Thick blankets. Working water heater. There's TV. There's kettle. No safe box.
Breakfast is from 7am-10am. We're not choosy with food. As long as there is something to fill our tummies, we're good. There's fried rice/noodles. Egg. Fruits. Cold/Hot drinks. Basically, that's just it.
There are some other food places along the hostel. Food/beverages cost about (SGD) $1-$5?
If you're planning to catch the sunrise from Mt. Penanjakan and hiking up, I suggest you hire a guide. We got up as early as 3am and hiked up (+/- 2 hours). Bring a torchlight. If you're not catching the sunrise, don't bother hiring one but get a route map.
We were very very very pleased with our guide, who willingly brought us around even during his free time. This also means that we had the best spots, best timings for the activities and even a morning stroll down the plantation area before breakfast! We hardly see any other travelers around there. We felt pure sincerity coming from all the things he did for us. We really had a splendid time, honestly from the bottom of our hearts. We wouldn't mind coming back. :')
- Also Known As:
- Cafe Lava Hotel Java