DO NOT STAY HERE. That’s about all good advise I can give you. I saw this place on Trip Advisor and thought it looked good, but it’s ridiculous crap. For 100,000 all they could offer was a tiny shabby room with no fan or air-conditioner.
Bed sheets looked dirty and God knows what’s on the wall. It’s disgusting.
I’ve never said no to a place as quickly as I did this.
Plus, there were people smoking EVERYWHERE even in the common area, and this was something I couldn’t tolerate.The other guests all appear to be locals who are looking for a cheap place to stay.
The homestay is located away from the center of Bandung which was a mistake on it’s own, the location meant I couldn’t do anything at all as everything was a drive away and the traffic in Bandung was not something I wanted to take part in. In all my desperation to look for another place, I just walked out and around until I found another place with the same name.
Orange Homestay! When I asked them about this, they said that this was the ‘upgraded’ version of the homestay. It’s 150,000 per night but comes with free breakfast. It’s actually a bungalow, though it may not look so because of the restaurant in front. Spacious, clean and quiet was what this place is.
Not only that, the beds were huge and soft and everything was nice.
And that’s the difference between the 2 Orange Homestays. Make sure you stay in the one with the restaurant attached to it in front.
Then again, if you’re planning to walk around the town, I suggest you stay somewhere close to the central area. The hotel I switched to at the end was beside a blue insurance building, but I can’t seem to get hold of the name online or anywhere near my head. It’s also located somewhere across the road from the National Bank (a beautiful white building). This one was 200,000 rupiah with free breakfast.
That’s about all I have to say about my accommodations in Bandung!