Written by Cisca Lim
Heading to Bandung for that annual shopping spree to stock up on your wardrobe for the year?
And after you’ve got all your shopping plans all lined up, what’s next?
Booking an affordable hotel that’s within walking distance to all the prime locations of course! And like many things in life, it’s only human nature to want the absolute best for your much-awaited holiday, especially your hotel stay:
– Within walking distance to the heart of the action – check!
– Unique theme and awesome decor – check!
– Absolute bang for the buck – we hear ya!
– Genuine hospitality and good service – yes!
Compared to many cities in Indonesia, Bandung has always delivered when it comes to pretty accommodations in the prime locations of the city, with a price that fits right within your budget. You can expect warm hospitality and great service too!
So who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Our selection of 17 most unique budget hotels in prime areas of Bandung proves otherwise!
A. Old art deco charm meets modern establishments – Braga and Sukajadi
Braga and Sukajadi area is often unofficially regarded as the street mascot of Bandung city. This historical area is filled with centuries-old colonial buildings but is also dotted with upscale restaurants, souvenir stores, tourism spots and the famed Paris Van Java – everyone’s go to mall!
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1. Luxurious Parisian chic with mountain view – Park View Hotel Bandung
This luxurious palatial hotel is all about posh interiors, crystal chandeliers, marble flooring, and empire furnishings.
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You’d expect to pay an arm and a leg here, but no, the rooms start from very affordable rates – the prices of regular boutique hotels in Bandung!
You can choose from 3 exclusive thematic rooms: Vintage Retro adorned in subdued orange hues, the romantic Parisian Blue and Midnight in Paris dressed in elegant bronze and dark grey.
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The cherry on top? Draw back the curtains and you’ll be greeted with gorgeous scenic panorama of the surrounding hilly landscape. And what can be more refreshing than an early morning dip in the outdoor garden pool?
Photo Via Jollynmolly2. For the party goers: Gino Feruci Braga
Just the name of the hotel itself will remind you of some expensive Italian brand. And you’ve got it right – Gino Feruci Braga will not disappoint!
The hotel features a Sky Lounge with a stunning view of the cityscape and a party venue, and it’s close to several shopping and dining areas such as the Braga City Walk and bars and cafes.
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After all your shopping and partying, retire to your comfortable rooms for a good night’s rest!
B. The #1 shopping district in Bandung – Riau
With a district lined with happening multi-outlet stores, Riau is the place to be when you’re in Bandung, especially if you are here to stock up on your wardrobe for the year!
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And to complement your shopping experience, you’ll be surprised that Riau is also a food haven offering a large variety of gastronomic pleasure. After you’re done shopping and eating, don’t forget to treat yourself to a spa session to relax!
3. European vintage hotel almost fit for royalty – Noor Hotel
Nestled just within walking distance from all the best shopping stops in RIau, this modern and elegant hotel appears just like a castle from all young ladies’ fairytale fantasies.
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Decked in European vintage furniture, the hotel is basked in a slightly palatial and classic vintage ambience with a hint of the contemporary. The rooms are equally pretty with soft French elegance that will spoil you right away.
This Muslim boutique hotel is also equipped with prayer essentials. Thoughtful hospitality, count me in!
4. Modern colonial mansion with a hipster touch – De Paviljoen
Want to have a taste of Bandung’s colonial history with a modern twist?
De Paviljoen was previously an old mansion owned by a respected Indonesian Colonel who passed it on to his architecture professor daughter.
Under the care of her and her husband, you can still experience the authentic colonial style fused with local Indonesian influences at De Paviljoen. If you enjoy traditional patterns, old school branding and artistic vibes, you’ll feel right at home.
Check out the Royal Lagoon rooms, where you can slip right into the main pool from your private suite. Large space and sophisticated fixtures all work together to provide the best night’s stay that will sweeten your shopping experience in Riau!
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5. Stylish, super cozy and affordable – Hummingbird Eatery & Guesthouse
Nestled at the back of the popular Hummingbird Eatery, a simple guesthouse with only 8 rooms welcomes you to the cozy abode.
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While the cafe is constantly buzzing with customers, you’ll hardly feel the commotion from the guesthouse. The first floor serves as a humble reception, while the second and third floor is where you’ll find cozy rooms with a slight quirky touch. Instead of numbers, you’ll be assigned to cute room names such as Ruby, Anna, Rufous and others.
This guesthouse is both comfortable and spacious, equipped with all the basic amenities like a regular hotel. If you ever feel bored in your room, step outside to the common area with laidback bamboo furniture and a small daybed. Wouldn’t it be lovely to simply laze here and read?
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Pair all these features with affordable rates and the strategic location – it’ll be fair to say Hummingbird Guesthouse is a winner!
6. Luxury doesn’t always come at a price: Amaroossa Bandung Hotel
If you don’t mind stretching your budget a little, you can land yourself in a world of luxury at Amaroossa Bandung Hotel.
Its plush velvety interior and dim lighting is sure to make you comfortable, you won’t want to venture out – perfect for a romantic evening together with your beloved after a day of crazy shopping at the nearby boutiques.
You can find two restaurants, an exquisite swimming pool, gym, spa, and even a games room for children!
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C. A vibrant recreational district with everything you need – Dago
As one of the favourite tourist destinations in northern Bandung, Dago offers a comfortable and chill ambience that’s rich in history, where streets are lined with Dutch architecture, reminiscent of the city’s colonial past.
So come on now, enjoy this one-stop holiday area where factory outlets (shopping!), culinary options, natural greenery, and exciting entertainment await.
7. Straight out of Pinterest pages, the Scandinavian home you ‘bee’-long in – Beehive Boutique Hotel
Step into the spacious lobby and you will be greeted with a green concept, clean architectural lines, and an overall open space that allows natural lighting to reach all corners. There, you’ve arrived at the Instagrammable Beehive hotel.
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We won’t be surprised if you take a while to get to your room, because every corner of this boutique hotel is just begging to be photographed!
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Everything here spells understated perfection, as though you’ve stumbled upon a dreamy Scandinavian home that serves both functional and aesthetic goals in the right balance.
There are a total of 5 delicious subthemes to choose from: Dusty, Olive Green, Maiden Fern, Lily of the Valley and Lily of the Nile – all with a price tag that’s well worth the comfort. The Lily rooms are the most coveted ones with balcony access and a rooftop concept (as though you are staying in an attic room with windows in the slanted roof!).
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Besides its Beehive Eatery & Cafe, this pretty hotel is also connected to Kapulaga, one of the most photogenic restaurants in town with a huge garden and even a playground for kids.
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8. For the young and vibrant: The 101 Bandung, Dago
Located in the heart of the city, the trendiest cafes, restaurants and boutiques are all within walking distance of The 101.
Perfect if you’re looking to shop and feast!
With the hotel’s chic design, both interior and exterior, it makes it impossible to take a bad photo!
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9. Wake up to the view of a lily pond: Lotus Hotel
Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Bandung, the Lotus Hotel offers a harmonious stay, while located just minutes away from the city’s beating heart – the best of both worlds!
Staying in Dago near all the hippest cafes and fashion outlets doesn’t have to mean you will walk out of the lobby into a traffic jam.
If you’re tired after a whole day of shopping (something you can’t imagine, we’re sure!), you can relax in the comforting ambience of the off-white hues and wooden floorboards.
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Remember to opt for rooms facing the lily pond for an refreshing view from the balcony!
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10. Convenience at its best: super luscious & spacious luxury – The Luxton Hotel
This exclusive 4-star hotel has it all – star location, awesome furnishing and super price.
Luxton definitely puts the ‘luxe’ in your stay with its flying glass stairs, carpeted corridors and sophisticated ambience. You can also find a lovely swimming pool that overlooks the cityscape and a kids’ club, family restaurant, spa and other facilities that will complement your holiday.
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Most appreciated for its extra spacious rooms with hardwood floor, your stay here will not only be satisfactory, but pleasant for you and your friends and family. Combine that with good service and strategic location, you’ll soon find yourself right at home.
D. From charming local shops to high-end malls – Pasir Kaliki & Pajajaran
From the new Paskal 23 mall and Paskal Hyper Square at Pasir Kaliki to interesting local cuisines of Pajajaran, you will be in for a delightful surprise in these two neighbourhoods!
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11. A cafe-themed stylish stay – Summerbird Bed & Brasserie Hotel
Don’t be fooled by this cozy three-storey boutique hotel, Summerbird Bed & Brasserie Hotel is an Instagrammable stay decked out in different fancy cafe themes.
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Pick your mood and flavour – be it Vintage (Chocolate), French (Tea), Industrial Rustic (Coffee) or Scandinavian (Milk), all rooms are guaranteed to be comfortable with soft fluffy bedding, furnished with modern amenities and an affordable price tag.
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Hop over to their cafe where you can sit in equally photogenic spots all around. And if you’re feeling fidgety, take a stroll outside and you’ll find yourself in one of the most happening neighbourhoods in Bandung!
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12. Industrial rustic concept stay with vertical garden – Triple Seven Bed & Breakfast
Pop art meets vintage retro, Triple Seven will have you hooked right on its dazzling yet quirky interior.
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As soon as you’ve finished checking in at the cool lobby, you’ll be walking along the open corridors that connect one room to another. Deliberately decked in unfinished walls, the simple industrial concept is enhanced with vertical green gardens of hanging flower pots and lovely greens from the second-floor balcony.
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In the cozy room, you’ll be greeted with eye-catching murals either in retro pop or classic vintage. Not all of their 25 rooms have the same decor, so you’ll have to enquire further if you want to enjoy a specific Instagrammable room.
13. Explore the old city in style: Grand Sovia Hotel
You can’t miss the view of the cityscape and bordering verdant hills from Grand Sovia’s rooftop infinity pool.
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As you enter the hotel, its interior is a combination of velvet, purple, and gold-brown hues that create a warm and romantic atmosphere.
And when it’s time to shop and dine, simply step out and you are within walking distance from everything!
14. Gorgeous Korean guesthouse for your daebak holiday – Tama Boutique Hotel
You don’t need to be a K-pop fan to appreciate this beautiful boutique hotel!
Located next to Bornga Korean Restaurant, the first and second floor of the building are dedicated to the restaurant, while your accommodation journey begins from the fifth floor where the rooftop lobby is, all the way down to the third and fourth floor where you can sleep in Korean-style rooms.
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Decked in minimalistic wooden interior, the 24 rooms here are guaranteed to be super Instagrammable!
You’ll especially enjoy their in-room breakfast service. Delivered on time daily, you’ll be served a hearty Korean meal on a wooden tray, and you can have breakfast right in the comfort of your plush bed. Jinja Daebak!
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E. Green landscapes with shopping, culinary & sightseeing spots! – Setiabudi
You must have heard of Rumah Mode – the factory outlet for local or international tourists.
This outlet is nestled in the heart of Setiabudi, another swanky district of Bandung with plenty of amazing tricks up its sleeve. Here’s also where you get a change of scenery – from buzzing modern to soothing green.
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15. Classy comfortable stay at good value – Grand Serela, Setiabudhi
Only a few minutes’ stroll from the Grand Serela will bring you to leading factory outlets such as Rumah Mode – a popular shopping spot for all you shopaholics out there.
With classy and comfortable interiors, you can be sure to get a good night’s rest after your spree.
And if you’ve got a bit more time to spare (if you’re ever done with the shopping!), check out the karaoke rooms, spa and the swimming pool!
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16. The quirkiest hotel in town – Stevie G Hotel
Most of you hipsters must have heard of this quirky hotel. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth dropping by!
And it’s not just about the sheep sculptures in the lobby.
Each room is unique, brightly decorated with contemporary pop art to suit every guest’s taste.
Nestled on the top of a hill, not only will you get a great view from the hotel, but you’re literally only a short walk away from many attractions in Bandung!
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17. A Country chic Instagrammable holiday – Cottonwood Bed & Breakfast
Are you a fan of country chic vintage furnishings? Cottonwood B&B will be an eye candy you will love staying in.
A snug accommodation nestled in a corner of Bandung, this pretty guesthouse is located just far enough from the city centre where you can enjoy a peaceful night.
Rooms are decorated in bright pastel colours, sweet on the eyes, with perfectly Instagrammable decor. You can even purchase the decorative trinkets here!’
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Don’t forget to check out Cottonwood Cafe just the below the main lobby, which is equally beautifully furnished with vintage ornaments and wood furniture too.