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Jakarta’s Top Capsule Hotels are within Easy Reach of the City’s Attractions, Airports and Train Stations

STAY | 22 February 2019

Jakarta offers budget travellers an easy solution during their transit time in the city - the capsule.

Inspired by Japanese style capsule hotels and interior designs, KINI is the latest minimalist luxury capsule in Jakarta, suitable for short transits, or business trips. Photo by KINI Luxury/NOW!JAKARTA

A capsule is a room or a space that is the perfect fit for single travellers looking for a space to rest their head for the night. These spaces contain the bare essentials and offer the opportunity to mingle with other travellers.

For those looking for comfort and don’t mind sharing with other travelers, these capsule hotels offer a thematic concept at an affordable price, with many starting from as low as IDR 150,000.

KINI Luxury Capsule Jakarta
KINI is the definition of luxurious yet affordable. Inspired by Japanese style capsule hotels and interior designs, KINI is the latest minimalist luxury capsule in Jakarta, suitable for short transits, or business trips. It’s in the style seen in the Nara Prefecture with a touch of Indonesia.

The hotel offers privacy but there is also a community space where board games are available. This two-star hostel offers convenience with desks placed in each room. Shared bathrooms offer toiletries and a hair dryer. All KINI Capsule rooms include a seating area. Continental breakfast can also be enjoyed at the property. A business centre and an ATM machine are available on site.

Boasting a garden and a shared lounge, KINI Capsule is located in Jakarta and is 3.8 km from Museum Bank Indonesia, and it’s easy to explore Jakarta’s old city and amusement park from there.

Jl. Pluit Timur Blok K Selatan No 2 C-D, North Jakarta,
(021) 66600725

Jakpod Hotel

Jakpod was the first capsule hotel in Jakarta - and often reviewed as the best in the city with its futuristic style where one feels like one is sleeping on a spacecraft.

Strategically located nearby the heart of the city, Jakpod features a shared lounge and free WiFi. Each room has a flat-screen TV with cable.

The hotel is only around an 11-minute walk from Selamat Datang Monument, and is close to Grand Indonesia Mall. Sarinah is around 2 km from Jakpod Hotel, while Tanah Abang Grocery & Textile Center is 3 km away from the property.

Jl. Plaju No.16 Kebon Melati, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta
(021) 3144529

The Packer Lodge
The Packer Lodge is perfect for those who want to explore the Old City, Kota Tua and West Jakarta. It is located a 15-minute walk from Kuta Tua and 45-minutes (by car) from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The hotel featured mixed dormitory style rooms which are suitable for solo and group travelers.

Open since 2014, The Packer Lodge hostel offers free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, a common lounge with air conditioning and luggage storage. All bathrooms are shared.  The rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and desk and reading lights are available at each bed. Laundry and business facilities are available for an additional charge.

The Packer Lodge can be the best option for those looking for local food, traditional houses, markets, architecture, beautiful temples, and many other popular tourist attractions.

The Packer Lodge
Jl. Kemurnian IV No.20-22, Kota Tua, Glodok,
Tamansari, Central Jakarta
(021) 6290162


Pod Room, Transit Suite at Gambir Station
Travellers using trains via Gambir Station have easy access to this hotel .Now, capsule hotel at Gambir Station, Pod Room is available. Transit hotel consists of 20 bunk beds (capsule room), 10 above and 10 units below.

The facilities offered are similar to other capsule hotel dormitories including shared bathroom. As a transit hotel, the guest could book for full day rent or only certain duration if it someone only takes a few hours to rest or wait for the train. Guests will get free Wi-Fi access and breakfast (only for full day rent).

The Pod Room provides a one-day tariff option of IDR 175,000 and six hours IDR 125,000. Gambir Rail Transit Suite also has regular rooms that can be rented with rates starting from IDR 290,000 for 4 hours and IDR 540,000 for one day.

The Pod Room at Gambir Rail Transit Suite is located on the first floor, facing a number of restaurants. Currently,  Pod Room at Gambir Station is only available for male guests,and will be available for female guest in the future.

Pod Room
1st floor, Gambir Railway Station
Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur No.17,
Gambir, Central Jakarta
(021) 38901234

Capsule Hotel Old Batavia
Capsule Hotel Old Batavia is an addition to Cikini area  as The location is strategically located close to many tourist sites of the capital, such as Monas, National Museum of Indonesia, and Planetarium Jakarta. The hotel offers capsule rooms and regular accommodation.

The windowless pods come with a shared bathroom and air conditioning, while the regular rooms come with an en suite bathroom. Each room is also complete with flat-screen cable TV, and desk.

At the hotel area, there is an open terrace for social activities as well as free tea and coffee. The hotel serves free pancakes and popcorn every night. Old Batavia Cafe located on-site serves a selection of Indonesian food. Prices start from IDR 150,000.

Old Batavia
Jalan Cikini Raya No.60Z, Cikini, Menteng, Central Jakarta
(021) 3905123

Wonderloft Hostel

Wonderloft offers more than just bed and breakfast, but also sharing and community, exploration and fun activities together. The hotel is close to Kota Tua and within relatively easy reach of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

The hotel is in an old Dutch building, coloured turquoise and bright yellow on the wall, reimagined from Wes Anderson Style. The atmosphere is very warm where the guests can hang out on the rooftop, or play pool. Shared bathroom and shared kitchen facilities are available.

Wonderloft also features a mixed style dorm with up to six room types available from IDR 100,000.

Wonder Loft Hostel
Jl. Bank No.6, Kota Tua, Pinangsia,
Tamansari, West Jakarta
(021) 26072218
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