We had a stressful time getting to Banyuwangi and our host personally picking us up was such a great relief. They are indeed the nicest people we have met in Indonesia so far!
The homestay is located in a quiet part of a village, so it is a little out of the way from the main town, but within walking distance to the Karangasem train station. The rooms are located in pondoks (huts) but they really made it into a near hotel-like quality in there. Outside there is a nice garden, common area, kitchen and dining area. A very peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
However, do avoid walking back on one's own to the homestay when it is dark. We got a little lost walking back when it was dark.
Other than that everything about the homestay is great. Our hosts even personally arranged a trip for us to the Kawah Ijen crater.
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This is an excellent Homestay. It is quite and peaceful and in a great location. It is located in a beautiful garden and full of wonderful people. The hosts are so friendly they make you feel right at home.
We stayed here two months ago and when we came back to Banyuwangi, we came right back here again. Didus Homestay is truly a home away from home. Rooms are comfortable with fans and beautiful bathrooms that are open to the sky. There is an outdoor kitchen if you want to cook something, and they also have a menu to order food from local places and they pick up and serve in the outdoor kitchen. There is great wifi in the outdoor pergola as well and it's a very comfortable area to hang out.
It is located close to KARANG ASEM train station so easy for travel upon return. When we got in after a long trip, they picked us up and we were in the comforts of home within minutes. We had a great time visiting Ijen volcano with them and learned so much about the local history and workers on the crater. It was a great time and unforgettable experience.
We have Didu's place here in Banyuwangi where we will always come back too. They help out with everything to make life so easy. After 5 months of traveling it was great to relax in such a nice environment around great people and have fun adventures.