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Friendship Guesthouse & Restaurant

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The bungalows are set in an awesome area facing the river towards the back of the guesthouse. The rooms are basic but can't beat it for the price. The manager/owner was helpful when asked and offered great rate for jungle trek...But... even with keeping the language barrier in mind the staff were not the nicest. Our guide for the three...

Thank Woody M
Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This guesthouse offers some basic rooms but comfortable and is a good place to start your jungle experience. The owner of the guesthouse is quick to respond to your emails, and can arrange everything you need, including a taxi from Medan airport over night!  We did our jungle trekking from this place with our guide Irwan, we also had a...

Thank LMarquez_10
Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 24 January 2017

friendly personnel, good food, and primitive but cute cabins with a beautiful view. Decent locks on the door. I stayed here for only one night before my jungle trek, but looking back it's a pity i didn't spend more time in this valley.

Thank Erik E
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

In ketambe so really beatifull pleace and clean and so friendly guy alex is best one there his good speak and funy.. So when you came to ketambe fine his soon . Alex is best and verry well to support wild life good exsperence and nice swim in hot spring.. There is so wom water.

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I actually stayed 1 week at the very friendly Friendship guesthouse. Was on month long motorbike trip in Sumatra and needed a rest, this place was heaven compared to most hotels in Sumatra. Friendly staff, good food, Wi-Fi don't great but usable) and comfortable bungalow even the cheapest one (50K per night) Beautiful garden and the river is only 2...

1Thank Brunozen
Wongawallan, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

we found the owner Ahmed and his staff very friendly & helpful, the rooms are basic but clean and tidy, the food in the restaurant was great, no complaints at all, we went on a three day two night jungle trek with JFK & his crew ,who were fantastic, we got to see orangutans among other primates & mammals great...

1Thank hector321
Groningen Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This guesthouse offers some decent rooms, and is a good place to start your jungle experience! The owner of the guesthouse is quick to respond to your emails, and can arrange everything you need, including flights from kutacane to banda aceh or medan! We did our jungle trekking from this place with our guide Jack, he made our experience extra...

1Thank ardjan g
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I never had any hotel or guest house being so clear on what they offered, how much it would cost and what was agreed on which days. Thanks to the owner Ahmad. If you are insecure on your trip or getting to or from Ketambe, contact Ahmad and he will arange it for you (or not, but then he tells...

Thank 4hoeve
Lyon, France
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a 2 days 1 night trip in the jungle with JFK, with our 2 children. JFK is very good to ear and see animals : we had the chance to see Orang Outan, others monkeys and one civet cat. He's very nice with children. The people who cook and prepare the camp are also very nice and cook...

3Thank c0rine71
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The place is great, also the tours they offer and manager. We didnt want to post the robbing in the middle of the night at the campsite in de jungle, but people deserve to know that they shouldnt bring valuables. Luckely we left our passports in the guesthouse, but our camera's, phone, backpack, clothing, first aid, etc where taken. We...

1Thank markdeg

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Accommodation: 3 Concrete bungalows with double bed, western toilet and shower, terrace with rattan furniture: price 100,000 IDR per night. 8 Wooden bungalows with double bed, western toilet and indonesian mandi, terrace with chairs: price 50,000 IDR per night. Restaurant with free WiFi: Local indonesian and western dishes for reasonable prices, variable breakfast, fruits, drinks. Preordered BBQ. Organized activities: One day or multiple days trekking tours into Ketambe jungle with guide and rafting trips down the Alas river. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friendship Guesthouse & Restaurant

Address: Jln. Blangkejeren - Km 32 | Kutacane, Ketambe 24652, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Sumatra > Aceh > Ketambe
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Friendship Guesthouse & Restaurant Ketambe, Sumatra
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“Best place to jungle trek from”
 of 5 bubbles hector321, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The wooden houses are fine.”
  • Jungle trek
 of 5 bubbles 4hoeve, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for John Kanedi as your trek guide :)”
 of 5 bubbles PriyaChetty, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Take one fo the newer concrete Bungalows A, B or C”
 of 5 bubbles SabrinaHein, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Go somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles SB_Stuttgart, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
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