It is a nice bed and breakfast and absolutely worth it. The rooms are big and clean. We stood there for 2 nights. Breakfast was served in the morning. We could choose between several dishes. From our room we had a nice view about Padangbai.
Nice hostel with a great view of the hills and the sea, conveniently close to the ferry. I did not enjoy my stay though, because there were so many bedbugs in my room! Would recommend the hostel but check for signs of bedbugs first before going to bed.
This place is really special. It is up the hill and you thread your way through side streets to find it. The entire neighborhood is insanely charming and this place has so much character, crazy tall ceilings, spectacular views. I knew I wanted the room w private bathroom and had no idea the view from it would be this spectacular...
The hostel itself was nice - we had a private room, which was clean and nicely decorated. It’s up about 60 steep stairs but we didn’t find it too bad. It means you get a good view from the top! The shared bathroom was fine, if a bit dirty - it had soap and toilet roll most of the time we were there. The hostel is definitely in a noisy location but the private rooms were sheltered a bit from the noise and we slept fine. What was frustrating was buying the fast boat tickets to the Gili islands through the hostel. We were quoted 500k for each return ticket but when we found the price cheaper in town (350k), the owner said this was because the boat ticket he was selling was safer. He agreed to go down to 900k for both tickets and assured us we could use the tickets to sail between the Gili islands as well as to and from Bali. So we went with him. When we got to the office to collect our tickets we saw it was the same office where we had been quoted 700k return! Frustrating but too late at that point. We had been oversold by the hostel. The most annoying bit was finding out the ticket didn’t include travel between the Gili islands as we were told (I clarified several times with him as this seemed too good to be true - it was!)…
My friend and I always meet at the lemon house at the beginning of our Indonesian holidays. Love the always welcoming staff and the front rooms with the outlook over the village are a treat. We will be back
How this hostel has 4.5 stars is beyond me. There is a 70 step steep climb up to the hostel, if there are staff around to help with bags then it’s okay but when we left there wasn’t. I understand it is a budget hostel (£18 for a private en suite room) but we have paid less for much nicer in Bali so far. The bathroom is filthy and smells like sewage. There are geckos and bugs in the room/hostel, we saw into the kitchen area where breakfast is prepared and it was filthy with rubbish everywhere and geckos running around. We weren’t told the electricity was going to be turned off for four hours which meant no WiFi or air con so it was unbearable to sit in the room. We booked two nights but left after one.
The 4 share dorm is tiny and has a tiny window. The beds are so incredibly noisy, it’s unbelievable. I could live with that. But, there are also extremely loud announcements from the port next door all night long and also a mosque very near. So between the port, the squeaky beds, the mosque and the chickens, I have no clue how in the world you’re supposed to get any sleep. And I am NOT a light sleeper. There is one bathroom, that is one toilet, one tiny crusty sink and one shower head fixed to the wall in the same room. It is thoroughly disgusting. There is no handsoap, all you germophobes imagine how gross, and there was no toilet paper after 6 pm all night! Because there is no attendance at night. Please leave a supply of toilet paper and handsoap it’s the minimum! And update your washrooms! The price of 115 000 irp might seem cheap but for Indonesia and this kind of accomodation, it is highway robbery. I have paid the same amount for brand new hostels with state of the art and spotless washrooms in Indonesia. I arrived and there was no one to check me in. It was 5pm and it says reception closes at 6pm. I called and the manager/owner came up to get me my bed. The guy was really chilled and nice and had to go see his sick dad. I feel for him but this hostel needs a staff on duty 24 hours a day. Someone else showed up at 7:45 am. But the hostel was unattended from 5 pm until 7:45 am the next day. I will say my sheets were clean and the pillow was comfortable. Padangbai is not very exciting. …
My girlfriend and I didn’t feel like there was anything missing with this hostel. Great staff, nice free cooked breakfast, perfect location in regards to the harbor to take the boat to the Gili’s (10-15min walk), and also smooth transportation available from or to the airport for 400.000IDR. Sure, there were a couple of steps up to the hostel (they do however offer free help with the luggage), and the room was on the hotter side even with both aircon and fan on. But overall great value for money!
We arrived at night and just went to the house, no body there but the name on the door so we know that's our room. After check the room we feel satisfied and the owner calling asked to wait cos he still with guest. We no problem with the room only with the high stairs so if you have a suitcase just prepare your self. No body to help you , breakfast is ok and the owner is friendly.
The lemon house staff was great, friendly, nice, always helpful! Location is great: less the 2 hours to the major attractions and 5min walking to the port. Kadek, Ketut and Monkthey help me with my one day trip and to get to Gili Meno and Ubud. I’ve had funny moments with them. Stay with locals helps to understand better another way of life, traditions and culture.