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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: the price is good for econony rooms, clean room, atmospheric restaurant, hot water, good WiFi in the cafe. Good location near the start of the hiking trail. Cons: not very clean bathrooms, not a lot of care when it comes to facilities. Lots of people on staff who mostly seem to stand around. Food was OK but size and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there at the end of October and had nice, simple, clean room (standard double). The cottages were quite pretty and breakfast was tasty. Staff were not the most friendly and were not forth coming on giving advice on how to walk around the area - instead insisting we would have to buy a jeep tour which we refused.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for 2 nights just last weekend. This is a fairly basic hotel. Rooms are not fancy but are clean as are the sheets and towels. There is hot water and a western toilet. All in all, a fairly pleasant stay and better than expected. There is wifi in the restaurant and the food is quite good and... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here on September 2016, after high season. We slept just one nigtht. We had reservations. Group had different type of rooms. Me and husband had a big room, but we do not have a hot water in the bathroom. In the rooms is no wi fi. Group waited too long for the dinner (nice place in the top... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Nothing was bad. The room was clean and quite comfortable even a little bit gloomy. The staff was quite friendly and the reastaurant serves decent food. Desite not so good comments, we were positively surprised. However, the price was too high but the choice is very limited in Cemoro Lawang...and we arrived late at night.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

When we contacted the Lava hostel two days in advance, they told us they only had a superior double room left. Since we wanted a hot shower, we decided to take the room, although I must say that for the price, it's too expensive. The room as such was nice and clean, but there is no wifi in the room... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We got the standard room, the regular price was 425 000 Rp, after negotiation we paid 400 000 Rp. (they do not want to negotiate at all, but it was Sunday afternoon, beginning of September – it means just after high season, there were not so many people. The price does not reflect the quality of the accommodation but all... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever you are searching info about the Mount Bromo trip on the internet, Cafe Lava gets mentionned. That's why we booked a standard room, private bathroom and hot shower with them to visit Bromo. Let's start with the positive aspects: 1) the location is great! You can easily walk to Mount Bromo viewpoint by foot (and avoid entrance fee) or... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived here around 8pm and had pre booked a triple room. The room was large with big beds with appropriate bedding for the cold temperatures! The shower was hot and the room included a kettle. The actual restaurant served a good breakfast buffet which was complimentary. They also had good food on offer throughout the day for reasonable prices.... More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately most of the food ordered at the restaurant was unavailable. The dishes ordered were also tasteless and overpriced compared to the tasty cheap warungs nearby and general food you can get for that price. I would not recommend to eat here. However, if the day is clear, a hot chocolate would be nice to accompany the view of mt... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Cafe Lava Hostel

Address: Cemoro Lawang, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park 67254, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Java > East Java > Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Cafe Lava Hotel Java
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“Economy rooms are cheap and small”
 of 5 bubbles 29zachb, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have a different types of rooms. Please for the working hot water for shower after tracking.”
 of 5 bubbles 17Edy6, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any room at this hotel or a doss house in village”
 of 5 bubbles fedupDave, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“free wifi only available at lobby. we go for street food (fried rice and satay)”
 of 5 bubbles LBTEO, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All room types Economy”
 of 5 bubbles bromopoint_2015, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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