About this listing
A good place to explore Jakarta, 20 min drive to CBD Jakarta (Sudirman-Thamrin) or Gambir; easy transjakarta access (5 min walk to bustop) in a small and quiet road, a 3-storey new Guest House (w/ 10 rooms) @ Matraman 32 E is ready to serve you.
The GH is located at a strategic location, more close to Central Business District of Jakarta (Sudirman-Thamrin) than International airport. Description of location:
- 10 minutes walk from BCA Matraman or Matraman I Bus Stop
- 10-15 minutes walk to Gramedia Bookstore
- 20 minutes drive to CBD Sudirman-Thamrin or Grand/Plaza Indonesia Fancy Mall.
- 5 minutes walk to Transjakarta Bus Stop Matraman
- 1,5 to 2 hours taxi drive from Soekarno- Hatta.
On small quiet road behind K24 Drug Store, a 3-storey new Executive Guest House @ Matraman 32 E that consist of 10 standard rooms and one 55 square metres apartment studio room is ready to serve you with facilities:
•Standard rooms (2,4x3,1 m2): AC, private bathroom with warm water, LED TV 22” with local channels, springbed 2 in 1 sliding, wardrobe, and table.
Public Guest house Facilities:
•Pantry that equipped with kitchen set, 4 burner-stove, water dispenser with water, rice cooker and refrigerator, and cutlery.
•Laundry facilities including one 7kg top loader washing machine, iron and ironboard.
•Guest house attendance, responsible for cleaning the guest house area.
•Free Internet WIFI
For Food, we have provided you with brochure and menu of 3 nearest Indonesian restaurant (10-20 minutes walk) or you can also call for delivery (Munik, Handayani, Sederhana), through our GH attendance. Munik is located 20 min walk after Gramedia bookstore (our small road to the right), price around 50 thousand rup/person. Handayani is across the street, you have to cross the street first via bridge at BCA Matraman).
But for fast food, the nearest fast food restaurant are:
- 7Eleven located next to BCA Matraman (from our road to the left) 5 minutes walk
- Pizza Hut across the street (you must first across the street via transjakarta bridge in front of BCA Matraman) 10 minutes walk.
- Es Teler 77, you can find it at Gramedia Bookstore, from our small road, 10-15 minutes walk to the right. Price around 30 thousand rup per person.
Beside Es teler 77, at Gramedia Bookstore, you can also find Holland Bakery for Bread and Dunkin Donuts.
FOR ESSENTIAL (since we do not provide them): you can easily find 2-3 mini market around, 7 eleven next to BCA, Alfa Midi across the street, and Indomaret near Gramedia Bookstore.
The wifi internet with password, pantry to cook simple things like noodle or fried rice, water in the dispenser. Laundry will be free of charge if you do it yourself, but if you need our GH attendance assistance, pls give her a small tip around 20-50 thousand IDR depends on your laundry, since the laundry is out of her job desk.
Interaction with Guests
I will be around to help you via email and GH phone. Pls feel free to email me, or ask the GH attendance Bu Ros to contact me, if you have any inquiries.
You can use transjakarta buses as a transportation, there is a bustop, very near from the guesthouse, in front of BCA Matraman, that called Matraman I bustop.
No smoking inside the room, only at open air area. Located at small complex area with gates that closed and guarded whole day. Just ask the guard to open the gate for you and ask to take you to Bu Ros's place. If you have trouble to go inside the GH have to get back to the guesthouse, just call Ros (the guesthouse attendance) at (phone number hidden) open the gate for you or contact me. Only to accept friends/guests at open/public area, e.g kitchen/pantry, thank u. And always turn off the electricity equipment (website hidden), TV, whenever you leave your room for a long time, thank u.
Ms Elke was a great host from start to finish. She was always extremely responsive and helped me with everything - from getting to the apartment from Soekarno-Hatta airport to a problem with the Wi-Fi (that wasn't really a problem at all). It was really impressive and she helped me settle in very nicely. Bu Ros, the housekeeper, was very helpful and attentive too.
The good: excellent AC, Wi-Fi, extremely clean and comfortable bedroom, private toilet. Common areas like the kitchen are really cute too. Beautiful wooden finishings in the bedroom.
Minor issues: I have a deep respect for various religions but note that the prayers from the nearby mosque are prettyy loud. Of course, this is no fault of the host. Also, I can tell that Ms Elke tries her best to keep the mosquitoes out with mosquito nets and webbing all over the doors and windows, but note that you have to keep your windows and doors shut to keep mosquitoes from entering your room.
Hi Gedeon, thank you for your detailed review. I can't deny about the loudness of nearby mosque, and cannot do anything about it, hope our location that isolated from traffic noise can compensate that. And about the mosquitoes, they are really abundant lately everywhere because there is no rain since last May, but will try to find another way to reduce the numbers, beside the mosquites nets all around the house. Thank you for staying for quite a long time, hope you will visit again next time and hope for your success onwards.
You will be surprised, with the low cost the room provide almost everything u need. Its a bit tiny but more than enough. Good access too. Just 5 mins (or less) walk to busway
This is a basic, comfortable place to stay with great AC and wifi. The location is very good, and pretty central—though it is difficult to walk from there, it is very easy to get anywhere using the busway and ojek motorcycle taxsi. I recommend it!
My room is tiny, but super tidy and clean. I slept well because of the comfortable pillow and bed, as well as quiet, peaceful surroundings. Elke's guesthouse is highly recommended.
Suggestions: It would be nice if you can provide -- or rent -- towel and serve a simple breakfast for short-term guests. I don't mind to pay for the breakfast.
Bu Rus, yang menjaga rumah masih menunggu, walaupun saya tiba sudah agak malam, memberi informasi, pasword wifi, minuman, dsb sampai saya masuk kamar untuk istirahat.
Sempat nyasar, ke jalan sebelah, karena jalan yang pertama mirip halaman rumah.
small but clean room, hot shower :-) there was possible to use services as was described TV, WiFi, kitchen etc. quite place and good base in not so much traveller friendly megacity Jakarta. close to transjakarta bus station. i could recommend.
I finally found a home away from home. I enjoy 2 nights stay at the Guest House. Even though it's located near a busy street of Matraman, but at the house, it's quiet and homey. The bedroom and bathroom are small but clean. There's warm shower water. The Wi-fi connection was great and Bu Ros was very nice. I definitely recommend this place and will use the service again in the future. Thank you Elke.
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About the Host, Elke
We aim to provide the best home away from home experience to travellers visiting our vibrant city of Jakarta. Our guest house is located in a quiet & cosy area in downtown Jakarta. We are happy to provide maid for cleaning as well 24 hour Wifi.