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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I want to check in at 13.00 o'clock en had to wait a half our, push many times at the bell, but nobody was coming. They didn't speak English, so I couldn't ask any thing... and they didn't ask any thing to me. Didn't feel as a nice place.

Thank Lian B
Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

At first, I thought I will be queeing for the shared bathroom, but thanks God it did not happen during my stay. The shared bathroom is clean, as well as the bedroom. It is also located near Lawang Sewu (walking distance). The reception is also helpful.

Thank ince2016
Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

​Spent 2 nights in Standard Room. This hostel seriously exceeded my expectations. It's so easy to reach, just go straight from the train station, right on the side of the main road. It was located on the upper floor of a mini-market, which made it much easier to buy any necessities needed. The room was small but clean and comfortable.... More 

Thank Sylvia_Syl
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night as a stop over before heading elsewhere. It was cheap so I wasn't expecting much, but it was definitely worse than expected. I am a female solo traveller who is constantly aware of the risk this presents. Therefore, when the man who picked me up from the airport and brought me to the hostel... More 

Thank Jessie D
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Imam Bonjol is a good budget option in Semarang, although you shouldn't really expect a lot. There is no 'gezelligheid' as we would call it in Dutch: no decoration and all the furniture in your room is still wrapped up in plastic. The general atmosphere in the hostel is quite ok though and the aircon in the room is also... More 

Thank Tess C
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2016

the hostel is located in Imam Bonjol Street, near Tugu Muda (one of the well-known tourist attraction in Semarang) also in the 10-15 minutes walking distance to Lawang Sewu and the Cathedral. The hostel is one the second and third floor of Indomaret (minimarket) which means it wouldnt be hard to find things and food. the price is quite cheap... More 

Thank Fabiola S
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 4days during my first trip to Semarang. You get good value for your money by staying in the hostel. First, the location is near to main tourist spots: Tugu Muda, Lawang Sewu, Katedral Church, Pandanaran Street and not far from Simpang Lima. If you want to go to Chinatown, order a Gojek (motorcycle ride) for IDR10k... More 

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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220 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

We had been looking for a cheap room, and we found it here, with the help of the English speaking staff of the Information centre. Its just above the Indomart and consists of three floors. There are a variety of rooms Doubles, Singales, dorms and family rooms. They are all clean and tidy and the staff are cleaning almost around... More 

Thank Ashley K
Singapore, Singapore
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35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This is a basic no frills place to stay for the budget traveler in Semarang. The location is excellent (walking distance to train station, malls & convenience store is located just downstairs). Free wifi included, no breakfast & the shared bathrooms were clean (only 1 had western-styled toilet & all do not provide toilet paper). The room was alright -... More 

Thank laucnj
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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95 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2015

This hostel is acceptable in terms of room cleanliness. However, the lobby area need to be clean. The whole floor is so dusty as it had been months since they last swept. As for bathroom, it is recommended that they install a water heater. No hot water for shower which is disappointing and the staffs speak little English only.

Thank VuiHen

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Imam Bonjol Hostel

Address: Jln. Imam Bonjol 177 B, Semarang 50131, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > Central Java > Semarang
Price Range: £8 - £13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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“1. Request for room further away from smoking area if it bothers you.”
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  • Common toilet and bathroom
  • The common balcony on the third floor beside our room
 of 5 bubbles reublim, 13 Sep 2014 | Read review
“can't have a better choice than a very basic accommodation need.”
 of 5 bubbles Astroiseur, 28 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Better choose the bigger room with the bathroom, because when it full, you must waiting for use the bathroom, and choose the room with television”
 of 5 bubbles C_Agustino, 5 Jan 2014 | Read review
“This is just for locals I guess. But if you need a place it's basic as you get.”
 of 5 bubbles theeyesoftheworld, 19 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The owner or manager will usually put foreigners in the room by his desk (unless you want a different room) which is good in one sense as the Internet router is there... I did not find it too noisy...”
 of 5 bubbles EmergingMarketSkptc, 14 Nov 2013 | Read review
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