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Reviewed 2 April 2016

we arrived in the evening and leave the hotel 3am for bromo sunrise. Hotel is old with basic requirement (hot water shower, water, boiler, etc), no fan no aircondition in the room due to high sea level. The bed is a bit of moldy, but is ok for short stay. We are late for breakfast time because we spent more...

Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

With some of the reviews on here we weren't too sure how this was going to go...but...it was great. Yes, a little overpriced (but they all are) but asides from that, lots of blankets, clean room, great location, ensuite with coffee/tea/kettle! We really liked it. Breakfast was ok too! All in all, we would recommend it. Other things we learnt...

5Thank Toto999
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We booked triple room and we only slept there for 5 hours, as we arrived very late after being on the road for 17 hours (traveling from Yogyakarta). Luckily we got up on time by ourselves for jeep to pick us up, because they forgot to knock on our door. Room was very basic and not very clean, and pretty...

1Thank Ines S
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We spent one night here, when we had to wake up at 3 am to climb Bromo. The hotel is not great. Facilities are pretty basic, and the restaurant is not very good (people smoke inside the kitchen....). We did not like our dinner. However, to spend a few hours waiting for the great trip to Bromo is not too...

Thank siuppolina
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 December 2015

For the price paid, it was OK. We went for the cheapeast option, which indeed gets you what you pay for; not an extremely clean room, a lock on the door which does not feel really realiable, and no en-suite bathroom. The latter implied taking a shower in one of the two public bathrooms, which looked a little bit run...

1Thank Arbox
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Second! I'm talking about the price. Cause around this hotel there are many hotels are more expensive. If our budget for staying hotel is medium. I think this hotel is a recommend. Cause the price is also include breakfast! Have a nice sleep!!

Thank yogap89
Probolinggo, Indonesia
Reviewed 24 November 2015

This hostel which provide rooms with prices Backpacker in National Parks, While other Hotel Around IDR 500.000 Quite Expensive price for Backpacker. Although the rooms are without bathrooms inside, But Getting Hot Shower Share Which is located on the right side of Room E1 ( Economy class room price is IDR 150.000 in the Low season. E1,E2,E3,E4,E5 and E6 is...

Thank bromopoint_2015
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Cafe Lava is not really a hostel—my ‘standard room’ had twin beds and an ensuite—but it has a definite backpacker vibe, especially in the restaurant, which fills up with ‘gap year’ types from around the globe in the evenings and makes for a cheery atmosphere. The room was basic but comfortable, with a 'wet room' bathroom arrangement. Accommodation here (as...

2Thank JTinHK
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Stayed there with family of 4 last year. Very basic, some things like lightbulbs didn't work in the room and made it a little unpleasant. Mosquitoes. Lots and lots of steps making moving luggage (no porters) quite a feat.

1Thank SheikSingapore
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Pretty expensive due to the location but it is right next to the entrance to the caldera. Room was fine, and clean but we had a pretty foul smelling bathroom. The breakfast was really good, one of the best we have had. They had fruit, eggs and toast and some more local dishes too. For one night it is okay.

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Address: Cemoro Lawang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park 67254, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Cafe Lava Hotel Java
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“Economy rooms are cheap and small”
 of 5 bubbles 29zachb, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have a different types of rooms. Please for the working hot water for shower after tracking.”
 of 5 bubbles 17Edy6, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room at this hotel or a doss house in village”
 of 5 bubbles fedupDave, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“free wifi only available at lobby. we go for street food (fried rice and satay)”
 of 5 bubbles LBTEO, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All room types Economy”
 of 5 bubbles bromopoint_2015, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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