iSurprise Mel’s Dorm

Bed & breakfast overlooking the Kali Besar

Pak Hendry Lee dedicated this hostel to his passion for travel and his wife, Mel

Travelling host

Hendry Lee dedicated this hostel to his passion in travelling and his wife, Mel. Since 2018, the hostel has been the home for thousands of backpackers from across the globe. A cheap and cheerful place that offers a variety of rooms, a kitchenette and a hidden library.

Post-independence architecture

Kerta Niaga is a compound of 3 buildings from different periods: 19th century, early 20th century and post-independence. Mel’s Dorm is located in the most recent one, Kerta Niaga #2. A building with modest design of tropical modernism. The hanging strairs are iconic.

Breakfast with a view

Mel’s dining area is the best part. It overlooks the canal. Wheter you make your own food or order from the many places around, there’s always a good crowd. It’s the place where Indonesian backpackers meet.

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