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Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Only for female guests.
Twin beds + 1 extra if you need one.
Shared bathroom, in the second floor of the house.
Located in a local neighborhood with heterogeneous people in the neighborhood.
Bright and spacious.
Free access to kitchen, washing machine, clothes lines, etc. Just make yourself at home.

The space

This room is on the second floor of the house, suitable for those who want to experience a local Jakartan life in a typical Jakartan Kampung (Kampung = local village). The size of the room is 12m2 + shared shower/wash/toilet of 6m2. The size of kitchen: 20m, size of living room: 20m2, and size of upper deck: 50m2.

IMPORTANT WARNING: I have just bought two crickets and try to pet them (or something like that). They are small (the size of a small coin) and locked in a small 'cage', but they can be LOUD when 'heated'. They might wake you up in the morning. I plan to keep them in the front yard if that's possible, but I am currently still learning about it.

Guest access

The guests can use any amenities available in a typical house: free wifi, the whole kitchen, living room, books to read, upper deck, washer, clothes lines (or dryer if you need it quick).

In the shelves in communal room, you can find:
Map of Jakarta
Map of Jakarta Train Route
Map of TransJakarta Bus Route
Suggestions on places to visit in Jakarta.
Suggestions on places to visit in Bogor
Book on Indonesia and places to visit in Indonesia.

Hot shower is available in the morning until 9am.
I do not serve breakfast, but you are welcome to any foods or drinks you can find/cook in the kitchen.

Interaction with guests

I live in the house alone, on the second floor. We will share the kitchen and living room. I work during work days but when I am at home, I'd be more than happy to chat with you and perhaps help you with your trip planning.

One of my neighbor will help you in and show you your room, but that's it. You will mostly be on your own and therefore please make yourself at home.

During the day, there is an old lady who helps me clean. She doesn't speak speak English, and she will not get into your room unless you ask her to help clean it. She is honest, kind, and helpful.
My nieces and nephews always visit me during weekend because they like using the upper deck. They are very well behaved, polite, and eager to meet you. However, you will mostly be on your own.

Other things to note

1) Please read the direction to get to this place, and better have it/map printed.
2) Please observe the house rules.
3) If you come from abroad and are planning to apply for Visa on Arrival, make sure that you have your return ticket already printed so that the process will be easier for you at the immigration counter.
3) The check-out time is noon (12.00), I need to prepare the room for the new guest, but you can stay in the house until afternoon.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 9PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM

House rules: Just like what any normal house would have. I understand that most travellers have learnt a lot during their trips, and hopefully are wise and dignified. And so far all of my guests have all been awesome people with excellent understanding of cross-cultural skills and interests. I love them.

However, I am putting this up for the newbies:
No drugs. No alcohol. No pork. No smoking. No Prostitute.
Otherwise, PLEASE take your business somewhere else.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Tuuli User Profile
February 2015
We very much enjoyed our stopover at Ira's place. The bed was comfy and clean, and the shower worked well, which was great after 26 hours of non-stop travelling. Ira also told us interesting things about her culture, which we appreciated since that's what we were looking for on our trip.:) the neighborhood was cozy and friendly and we felt quite safe there. There were a lot of shops nearby. Would recommend!

Leroy & Tess User Profile
October 2014
Really Nice host! Very friendly and helpfull. Offered us a hot, traditional beaverage on arrival! Room is good value, but be aware it is located in a area with only locals and no tourists at all. You can get to the city centre by bus, it takes approx. 30-45 mins. If you would like to see the real indonesian lifestyle, this is where you need to go!

Erik User Profile
October 2014
I had a really great stay in a very nice neighbourhood. Everything was as in the description and I really liked it. Though the stay was quite short and I didn't have a chance to meet Ira in person she arranged everything for me like transport to and from the airport. I can really recommend the place. Thanks Ira for everything.

Kimberly User Profile
September 2014
It was wonderful meeting Ira and staying in her home! Ira is wonderfully sweet and nice to speak with about Indonesian culture and sights to see. I REALLY loved the neighborhood, people are so kind and friendly, and in the evenings I really liked strolling around the mosque area and small markets to get more of a feel of local life in Jakarta.

Rebeca User Profile
August 2014
Ira was very helpful and responsive, she had everything ready for our arrival, unfortunately she was away for work, and we had some problems finding her place with the taxi and couldn't get through to her. we didn't get to meet her at the end. The room was nice, and the house wasn't as clean as you would expect from European standards, the neighbourhood is ideal if you want to mix only with locals, but quite far away from the center

Julie User Profile
August 2014
Our stay by Ira was a good introduction for our trip. It was the perfect place to discover a quiet and authentic part of Jakarta. Ira was a really nice and helpful host !

Satya User Profile
July 2014
Really friendly and welcoming. She gave us loads of information about the city. Room was lovely, very comfy after a very long travel to the city. Would recommend if your looking reliable and safe place to stay. Ps greeted with hot ginger tea, perfect after the craziness of Jakarta City

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Jakarta, Indonesia · Joined in August 2013
Ira User Profile

My goal in life: To sleep undisturbed between 9pm to 4am. I do not welcome guests who disturb my sleep between those hours, at any cost.

I am a _rather_ experienced traveler, and have hosted many travelers. I suppose you are using Jakarta as your first base for your Indonesian trip and would like to also get to know the city.

This 'homestay business' was started several years ago when I hosted travelers with the objective of introducing other cultures to some of my family members who haven't had the chance to travel much (i.e. my nieces and nephews). But I noticed that my neighbors also got the opportunity to interact with some guests who intentionally roam around the neighborhood to understand Jakartan kampung a bit. Because everyone was happy embracing the opportunity of such interaction, I decided to open my door to more travelers. At that time, I had only one extra bedroom in my house, hence some of the travelers had to be refused because the room was already booked.

When one neighbor needed to sell a house, I bought it and renovated it for 4 months to improve the flow of fresh air and bring more direct sun light to make the house brighter and more energized. The homestay was opened on July 28th, 2014, and I have heard many positive interactions between the guests and my new neighbors. I hope that this homestay brings only positivity.

I have stayed in some 5-star hotels and stayed once in Budget Inn (a dark, damp small dungeon with sticky floor in Bukit Bintang, Malaysia). I know that you do not need the St. Regis bed (I don't need St. Regis bed), but I understand that bed needs to be fresh, dry, clean, and hard, and every room needs to have natural light.

I intend to keep the price as low as possible to keep the guests come and facilitate some cultural exchange in any way and positively color the neighborhood. I hope I could continue on doing so for a long period of time.

I have prepared for you (on the shelves in the sitting room) several maps: of Jakarta, of TransJakarta (bus network), city train, Java train route, schedule of the city train, schedule of Java train, and free wi-fi. A copy of Indonesia travel guide book is also available. You can use them, but please return them for the next travelers.

If you need to print anything, there are several cyber cafes that opens 24/7 (except around Idul Fitri holiday). Tea and coffee are available in the kitchen for you to prepare yourself, simple breakfast is available to order in advance.

Tari is a co-host for Female Homestay. She is an Environment Consultant who has traveled to more places than I have. Her English is good, but she is seldom at Female Homestay because she often have to travel for her work, but she is more than happy to help whenever she can.

I seldom visit Sukun 9 homestay because I am currently working on another homestay: Betawi House, and currently working on starting a simple business.

Important warnings: Out of the hundreds of guests who stayed, I have asked 3 guests to leave prematurely because they violated the house rules:
1. Do not drink alcohol in the house.
2. Do not bring prostitute.
3. Do not jump over the gate.
4. Please be the better version of yourself.

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Response time: within an hour
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