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Six Degrees
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We stayed at Six Degrees at the start and end of our month travelling as our flights were to Jakarta. Despite spending most of our time in Jakarta at the hostel either planning at the start or recovering at the end, we had nothing but fun.

The 10 bed mixed dorm was fine, towels are provided and there are plenty of decent showers.

The breakfast was decent by hostel standard, served in the excellent communal area. Huge pool table, darts, cinema system with every film on hard drive you could imagine. The best thing about Six Degrees though was the rooftop terrace. In our first couple of nights at Six Degrees we spent many hours up there meeting new people over a Bintang, people who then became good friends with us who we met up with many more times in different places across our month.

Brilliant atmosphere and the staff all lovely, I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank g_risp
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Ian B, Owner at Six Degrees, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Hearing that the best thing about Six Degrees is meeting new people is music to our ears. Mission accomplished.

And thanks for all the other compliments too!

We would love to have to you stay with us again. Have a great trip, wherever you are now.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

My sister and I from Singapore enjoyed our stay there. We wouldn't want to spend on luxury hotels at Jakarta. People at Six Degrees are so friendly. Check out the rooftop!!! We didn't want to leave Six Degrees and always rush ourselves back to 'home' once we are out exploring JKT. NO NEED TO CAFE HOP, save that moolahs and spend on local dishes just across the street!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank Naz J
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Ian B, Owner at Six Degrees, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

No, you are awesome.
So pleased you had a great time with us, and hope you'll be back soon (cheap to get here from Singapore lah)

Cheers!

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The usual budget accomodation in Jakarta a few years back were Homestays and Losmens. Now, thanks to Six Degrees that jakarta is starting to explore the hostel market. They set the bars high for other upcoming hostels. And it's a good thing. The Hostel is situated along Jalan Cikini , one of the oldest streets in Jakarta.

Trivia: The first Texas Chicken and KFC in Indonesia are still operational to be found in Jalan Cikini.

The hostel's lounge is cozy with a billiard table and a bar. You can get drinks at the communal fridge as lon as you pay.

We stayed in a capsule-type room that can fit 4 pax just like those in japan capsule hotels only more roomy.

There is a rooftop gazebo ideal for just chilling or reading a nice book.

Room Tip: This hostel have a crazy-fast wifi in the entire indonesian archipelago. I tried measuring the speed...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Ian B, Owner at Six Degrees, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

It's good to hear from someone who has been to Jakarta in the past and knows what backpackers were faced with a few years ago. It's that negative budget travel experience people used to have that drove us to create Six Degrees. We wanted people to see the side of Jakarta that we had grown to love - it's not so bad after all, as long as you have a comfortable, friendly place to return to if the hustle and bustle of the city gets too much!

As for the Cikini trivia - wow! I didn't know our neighbours were a pioneering fried chicken outlet!
Cikini does indeed have a lot of history. Did you know TIM (the arts centre) used to be Jakarta Zoo?

Anyway, thanks so much again for leaving a review. Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We arrived really late from the airport (after twelve) and they were really helpful and stayed up for us.
Nice clean shower rooms with hot water.
Dorm rooms are well designed, seperated into sections (we stayed in the 10 person one) and I still slept well!
Good food and drink available all day long and a basic breakfast of tea, coffee, fruit and toast is included in the price.
Very good location - within walking distance of the Monas Monument.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Ian B, Owner at Six Degrees, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

People are so nice! It never fails to impress us that so many people take the time out of their busy traveling schedule to leave such great reviews of Six Degrees.

Hope you have a brilliant rest-of-your-trip. Take care

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Very pleasant place with simple rooms. Staff was very nice and gave us helpful information about Jakarta. We could use laptop/internet in lobby, and breakfast was included in price. Shared bathroom with warm water (which is not so common in Indonesia :), clean beds.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian B, Owner at Six Degrees, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thanks very much for taking the time to leave a review of Six Degrees. We're glad you enjoyed the hot showers! Yes, rooms are simple. But for us the whole point of a hostel is the social experience. Rooms are a place for sleeping (clean, air-conditioned, quiet, comfortable and simple).

Thanks again! See you soon in Jakarta.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Warm water in the showers, great breakfast, helpful staff, clean beds, airconditioning and great wifi. A nice common area and a great way to meet new people. This hostel was a great place to stay. Need I say more?

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Ilse W
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Ian B, Owner at Six Degrees, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you so much! We're all really happy that you had a good stay at Six Degrees. Enjoy the rest of your trip, and maybe see you again one day.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

stayed in a private room for 2 but saw tissues and accumulated dust under the bed.

breakfast was ok, with fruits and coffee and tea all you can. was welcomed when we arrived and was introduced to the place. nice garden on the roof deck and I love the indoor cinema

great location, saved places to go on my phone's GPS and was able to go to the plaza and grand malls,about a 30 min walk but you get to pass through this subdivision with huge houses. walking is great as bijaks would tend to rip you off and the language barrier

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Kimyah H
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Ian B, Owner at Six Degrees, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for the feedback. We're happy to hear that you had a good stay at Six Degrees, we enjoyed having you stay with us. We're sorry to hear about the under-bed cleanliness issue - rest assured we have dealt with this and cleaning staff have been reminded about the need to be more thorough.
Do please come back one day to see us!

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Additional Information about Six Degrees

Address: Jln. Cikini Raya | Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta 10330, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > Jakarta > Menteng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 155 Speciality Lodging in Jakarta
Price Range: £7 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Award-winning- Six Degrees. Your home in t-he very heart of Jakarta - perfectly located to explore -the city, perfectly designed to escape f-rom it. Discover the food, entertainment and cultural destinations that make the area around the hostel ideal, with all the informat-ion you need to explore Jakarta and beyo-nd available from friendly Six Degrees staff and fellow travellers. Or stay in and make new frie-nds at the rooftop bar or over a gam-e of pool. Be entertained in the mini-cinema or in the lounge. Stay fit in the mini-gym and yoga are-a, and never get hungry -with the tasty free breakfast, Six Degrees Café and 24-hour g-uest kitchen. With clean, air-conditioned rooms and great 'pod' dorms to suit- all budgets, you'll discove-r unique people, natural character, and all the comfort -and security you need to make your stay- memorable. Stay at Six Degrees. Meet Ja-karta ... more   less 
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