Realwonderoftheworld.com – We are recommends some great-value places to stay – all for less than €100. Finding a decent place to stay in Komodo National Park Areas below €100 a night. It is a pretty expensive place these days.
PHKA Camps (Perlindungan Hutan Pengawatan Alam – Indonesian Forestry Service) have wooden cabins on still with balconies. Each cabin contains Spartan rooms with well-weathered mattresses, a sitting area and a mandi. The peak season – around July-August – the rooms may be full, but extra mattresses will be rustled up so everyone is accommodated. Both camps have restaurants with a limited menu of nasi/mie goreng, fish, and other simple meals, plus drinks.
• PHKA camp’s 45.000Rp /person per night
Offer a choice of rooms, from bog standard but serviceable to smart and modern, although it is in a less appealing stretch of town. Hotel Wisata is one of cheap hotels in Labuanbajo, Room with No AC, but have fan, inside bath room, but no shower.
• Telp.41020; hotelwisata.com; shower & fan 35.000/45.000Rp, larger 60.000/75.000Rp
This well-run hotel, the most popular place in town, offers neat, well-spaced wooden bungalows. the bungalows are dotted around a leafy hillside plot and most have fine harbour views from their verandas.
• (Jl. Yos Sudarso; bungalows 40.000-70.000Rp) The restaurant here is excellent.
Bajo Beach Hotel
Set back off the road, these plain, tiled rooms have ceiling fans and bathrooms with western toilets
• (Tel.41008; fan & shower 65.000Rp)
Set in a quiet location above the bay and run by a friendly family who all speak good English, this is a good option, with neat, clean, and comfortable rooms. also has a restaurant
• (Tel.41032; Jl Dr Yohanes; 60.000-90.000Rp)
Dutch-run place that enjoy a terrific location high above Labuan Bajo Bay. The unlovely-looking concreate rooms are functional and well kept, and there’s a restaurant
• (Tel.41337; s/d with fan 75.000-85.000Rp, with air-con 150.000Rp)
Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge
This place exudes class and has a whiff of colonial style. Located in expansive grassy grounds, the imposing house has eight light, airy and spacious rooms. There’s a lovely lounge with rattan seating and books to browse through, and a pool not far from the so-so beach. Five more cottages are planned. Free airport transports are available.
• (Tel.41391; ecolodgesindonesia.com; US$55)
Serayu Island Bungalow
Get-away-from-it-all bliss on Pulau Serayu, an hour from Labuan Bajo. Offer simple bamboo lodgings with mandis set on a white-sand beach, and there’s offshore snorkling. Food prices here are not much more than on the mainland. there’s a minimum two-night stay; contact the Gardena Hotel to get here
• (Tel.41258; serayaisland.com; s/d with fan & mosquito net 80.000/100.000Rp)
Kanawa island Bungalows
On Pulau Kanawa, which you can walk around in a couple of hours, 45 minutes by boat from Labuan Bajo. The beach and snorkling are excellent, and there’s basic bungalow accommodation, a few hammocks and restaurant. contact the Kanawa office opposite the Gardena Hotel for a free ride.
• (Bungalow s/d 60.000/75.000Rp)
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