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Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Cafe

Jl. Sumatera No.44 A Tode-Kisar, Kupang 85229 Indonesia
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Lavalon SeaView Hostel and Cafe is the number one place in Kupang for travelers. The only locally owned accommodation, we are perfectly located right on the seafront but also in the heart of the city with an ATM conveniently just across the road. We offer a range of well-priced modern, newly built rooms from a sea view double with hot shower to a single and dormitory room. We even have a Mexican net hammock overlooking the beach for the budget backpacker or if you prefer, you can pitch a tent for free! Our rooms are well maintained, clean and all have fans and air conditioning. Room rate includes a breakfast of a fresh banana pancake with homemade caramel sauce/ honey or an omelette. Cafetiere coffee and tea is also provided. We have very fast unlimited free WiFi for your use. Laptops and an i-pad, printer and a scanner are also available free of charge. Relax in our bar and restaurant serving a mixture of Western and traditional Indonesian dishes. Guests love our secret homemade burger recipe. Or come after dark and look at the moonlight over the water with a cold Bintang or spirit. Mix with other travelers, locals and expats in our relaxed bar. Other services include a laundry, book swap, motor bike and car rental, bookings for onward travel such as airplane tickets and shuttle buses Tour Guide and anything else we can help you with! For tourist information, good food and quality accommodation, come to Lavalon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Car hire
BBQ facilities
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24-hour check-in
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Ocean view
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sasha B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Lovely seaside view of " Bounty - Captain Bligh Beach". Superhost Edwin Lerrick is knowledgable and friendly. My room was clean and comfy with air con, hot shower, great breakfast and fast wifi. Motorbike rental available. Highly recomended. !!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jane knight wrote a review Oct 2023
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Best location for exploring the night market .Right on the seafront. The host was fascinating with many stories and the breakfast was a tasty omelette and great coffee. Don’t stay in a soulless hotel stay here and support the locals as Edwin is saving up for aircon! The room had a nice sea view and a good cooling ceiling fan. Plus a book exchange all for a bargain price 😀
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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motango wrote a review Sept 2023
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Although the place got quite damaged in 2021 cyclone, the sea view from the room is best in Kupang, best omelet we ate in years, and banana pancakes are delicious, Edwin is quite a character, full of stories, he was an actor in his young days, really good vibe, helps out local kids who many times are too poor to go to school cause they cant afford to buy a uniform. Thanks a lot Edwin!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Slowtravel1 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We stayed at Lavalon for two nights and loved the place. The corner room has tremendous views to the sea. The hot shower has been the best for the last 3 months in East and West Timor. The breakfast was delicious. And we really enjoyed the company of the other travellers this place attracted. Thank you very much for your hospitality and all the information you gave us, Edwin. If we come to Kupang again, we will definitely stay at Lavalon again.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Luisa W wrote a review June 2023
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I really recommend staying at the Lavalon Hostel! The view from the room is just stunning. If you wake up early enough you can watch the sunrise from your bed. I never had better view from a hotel room! The owner Edwin knows everything about the region and will give you the best tipps. He also took me to the Crystal Caves and a beach near Kupang, which was amazing! If you like you can rent your own scooter at the hostel as well. Breakfast is included. You can have either pancakes or omelette and enjoy it with an amazing view to the sea.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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english_sicilian wrote a review June 2023
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Great location right next to the night market. I have a room with a private bathroom, and a window that looks straight out onto the ocean. Hot water, sink, air conditioning, and a fan. Edwin (owner) is a great guy with many stories to tell, and super helpful. Would recommend to anyone. 🙏🏼 Thank you Edwin.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Micah K wrote a review July 2022
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We had a wonderful stay at Lavalon! Edwin filled our days with incredible stories and delicious food. Hands down the best breakfast omelette in Indonesia. For dinner, the squid is (or should) also be world famous. He was full of helpful tips and recommendations to explore Kupang and Timor. The room had great views of the beach and the location was very convenient. Can’t recommend highly enough!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Isabel B wrote a review July 2022
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Mister Edwin Lerrick is the colorful host out of gripping travelnovels. What can't the man do? Hé welcomes one with open arms, knows everything there is to know about Timor and surroundings and surely was a topchef in a past life. He spoiled us rotten with his stories and delicious seafood, omelettes and pancakes. What a special spot in a special place! Thank you a thousand Edwin!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alor Andy wrote a review July 2022
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A great place to stay in Kupang. Sea front, great breakfast amazing omelet, sea breeze, atmosphere and great sea view sitting area. The place in Kupang for meeting other travelers and getting up to date info on travel in the area. Edwin has loads of info on transport, ferry, fast boat schedules. He can assist with visa extension, travel info for East Timor, car and driver, scooter hire and just about anything you might need while in the area.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maree C wrote a review Sept 2021
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Lavalon is the original hostel in Kupang and still the best. The room is light, airy, clean with a large and comfy bed, window overlooking the water and excellent water pressure in the very clean shower. Option for AC or fan, we chose fan as the sea breeze is more than enough. Breakfast is coffee and an omelet, but not the typical thimble of coffee and tired omelet found in most places, Edwin cooks a delicious, fresh omelet and the coffee in a mug (yes a real, big mug!) makes for a perfect start to the day. There is a book exchange library for those old school who like a hard copy book. Edwin the owner has a wealth of knowledge of things to do in and around Kupang, and can arrange motor bike rental, help with boat tickets etc. The location is excellent, close to Lippo mall, (IDR 3000 on a bemo or 5-10,000 with Grab). Old town and the night market are a short walk away, making this the perfect location for a stay in Kupang. While this is a budget backpackers and we've paid more to stay in other places throughout NTT and Indonesia, we've never been as satisfied as we are with Lavalon. With booking.com and other online travel agents offering "cheap" rooms usually all you get is a room, but at Lavalon you get the room plus the all the services a visitor to Kupang needs included in the price. (And dont forget the mug of coffee in the morning!) A must stay for anyone visiting Kupang, a place to recharge, relax and get the latest travel info and boat schedules. I highly recommend Lavalon Seaview Hostel Maree
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café
Which popular attractions are close to Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Nearby attractions include Kampung Solor (0.4 km), Pasir Panjang Beach (3.3 km), and Kupang Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beer & Barrel Kitchen n' Lounge, Bambu Kuning, and Lung Hoa Restaurant - Aston Hotel Kupang.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Lavalon SeaView Hostel & Café have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.