The arrival at the international airport of Jakarta can be quite hectic. After arranging your visa-on-arrival and collecting your luggage, the adventure begins. The airport is located about 20 kilometers west of Central Jakarta and can be difficult to reach because of the many traffic jams around the city. The easiest and most budget-friendly solution is the ‘Damri’ bus to the ‘Gambir’ train station. For 30,000 Rupiah this bus runs with WiFi on board to the central train station in the city. Can you let the home front know that you have arrived safely?
Arriving at the Gambir train station you most quickly take a bajaj (tuk-tuk), ojek (motorcycle taxi) or a regular taxi for another 20,000 or 30,000 Rupiah to the Six Degrees Hostel. So just pay off! The hostel is located in the district of Cikini where there are plenty of good restaurants, warungs (street restaurants) and foodstalls.
Sleeping in a pod
Six Degrees Hostel has a wide choice of sleeping options. For more privacy they offer double rooms with private or shared bathroom and for the ultimate backpacker feeling they have dorms. Here you can choose from 4, 6 or 8 person rooms, some in ‘pod’ style. The ‘pod’ is a trend that pops up in more and more cities around the world where you sleep in a kind of bedstead. At Six Degrees you will find in your pod: socket and USB charging connection, a fan and – of course – a comfortable mattress.
The entertainment offer of Six Degrees is overwhelming. On the ground floor you walk past the reception into the common room where you can entertain yourself with a cinema corner, Xbox, pool table, computers etc. Do you prefer something quieter? Then you can always crawl with a cup of tea and a good book on one of the comfortable sofas. Make yourself at home – here is the slogan! On the top floor is a beautiful bamboo roof terrace where you can endlessly look away from.
The atmosphere in the hostel is what distinguishes itself from other hostels. All travelers ‘live’ together under one roof and it will certainly not take long until you come into contact with others. The different types and stories make the composition of the family very diverse. Moreover, it is very useful to hear the travel stories and tips from others when you are about to start your trip.
This modern hostel was built two years ago by a brave English / Indonesian couple who left everything behind. With blood, sweat and tears they have successfully built the hostel into a popular accommodation for travelers. Because of the success and growing ambitions, they now also have the intention to open three additional branches in Yogyakarta, Ubud and Sumatra.