Where to Stay in Indonesia
There are youth hostels in Indonesia, and you can find information about them online. You won’t find, however, any hostels associated with Hostelling International. These places cater to Westerners and are quite popular and reasonably priced.
Often small and family-run, losmen are the mainstay of the budget traveler. Concentrated around bus and train stations as well as tourist districts, losmen are great places to hook up with travelers, hunt down teaching jobs, and get advice about traveling in Indonesia. Most losmen have shared bathrooms and are very affordable.