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Cafe Lava Hostel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed in a standard room and paid 400,000 idr for two nights which included breakfast. Initially we were brought into a room that had a strong smell, that quite frankly, we just couldn't get used to. The staff accommodated our request to switch rooms. I had read lots of reviews and had basic expectations--I knew this...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My stay at Café Lava Hostel was really short as we arrived around midnight from Surabaya, and had to wake up at 2 am to start the ascent to Penanjakan... and unfortunately only see a sea of clouds instead of sunrise:( The hostel has a nice building style with groups of 3 rooms scattered over the place. The rooms are...

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Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Everything in this hotel is good except the water heater. You must first check if it is working after you get into the room, unless if you don't mind bathing with chilling water in the cold weather. The restaurant is cozy and a good place to have a sip of coffee and relax. Their fried banana tatste good.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is just steps up from the Cafe Lava, and there is a view to the mountains straight from outside your room. It does get cold inside and heater isn't provided. But a blanket was enough. There was some issues with hot water, as I couldn't get it during the morning. Thing to note: No wifi in the rooms.

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Thank Krush D
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cafe Lava is just few steps away from the entrance gate to mount Bromo, many stops here to have breakfast after come out from the volcano site, buffet style serving and comfortable restaurant. We stay here one night only just to be able catch an early morning 4x4 trip to see sunrise over the park. The hotel is considered a...

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Thank romeojuliet2012
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in private room which was really cold in the night and there was no heater provided to us. The walls were as if hollow and we could hear every word spoken by the ppl in the next room. There were snails in the bathroom which i hated so i could not bath in peace. The hot water worked...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room is very good for the area. Don't expect 5 star hotel. Restaurant was very cheap and I was really surprised with the good quality. I loved their steak and fresh fruit juices. The price of the room is also good. We definitely advice this hostel.

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Madelia, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Standard Double Room for 400k/night. Might be a bit pricier, but you're just in front of the park entrance. The rooms are big and you get multiple blankets/covers. We didn't get cold at night. Hot water too. The staff was super friendly and helpful in planning our trip up for the sunrise.

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Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The location of this hostel is amazing! With a 5 min walk you are at a great viewing point of the Bromo vulcano. The hostel itself is nothing more than it seems. Just a decent hostel with a common dining area and cleanish rooms. Due to the height and humidity, everything in the room was humid, including the bed and...

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Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here overnight with our three boys,  ages 13, 9 and 9. We stayed in one of the family rooms, which are new, large, bright and clean. The breakfast is a buffet, which is good and pretty typical for Indonesia. We also ate lunch and the food was good and reasonably priced. The location is perfect. My only complaint...

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Cafe Lava Hostel

Address: Cemoro Lawang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park 67254, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Cafe Lava Hotel Java
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“Economy rooms are cheap and small”
29zachb, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have a different types of rooms. Please for the working hot water for shower after tracking.”
17Edy6, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room at this hotel or a doss house in village”
fedupDave, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“free wifi only available at lobby. we go for street food (fried rice and satay)”
LBTEO, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All room types Economy”
bromopoint_2015, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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