Basiccally, Jakarta’s budget hotels is quite expensive. However, there are plenty of cheap beds on offer. There’s a cosmopolitan atmosphere, as the area is also a popular place for Jakarta’s young intelligentsia and artistic type to socialize. Jalan Jaksa is a short stroll from the main drag. Jln Thamrin and also close to Gambir station.
Wisma Delima– ancient family-run place with cell- like rooms but extremeli cheap
Bloem steen Homestay– ancient mattresses and tiny garden out front
Kresna Homestay– dark, secure and benefit
Djody Hotel– minimalist, lobby and this place has equally plain but clean
Hotel Tator– extrememly clean
Hotel Margot– hot water bathrooms, wardrobes and reliable air-conditioning
Jalan Jaksa Area
Jasa Bundo– inexpensive masakan Padang
Margot Cafe– classic Jaksa hang out with bamboo walls, wood floors, and cheap local and western faves
Zenya– Japanese food with tatami tables, a sushi brand highly authentic menu. There is even a no smoking area
Ya Udah– great breakfasts and western dishes like Swiss rosti
Paprika– hip, classy restaurant, cum-lounge bar, it even starred in the Indonesian film Arisan!
Kemang food festival– this alternativefood court has dozens of stands whipping up roti canai (Indian style flaky flat bread), martabak and chinese and western choices.
Pasar pagi– another wonderful food bazaar. It’s located next to the mangga dua mall. Half of the stall serve up Indonesian and halal cuisine. It’s a great place to pick and mix dishes and socialise with locals and is open until midnight.
Taman Ismail Marzuki– it’s located on Jalan Cikini Raya 73. It’s Jakarta’s premiere cultural centre stages everything from Balinese dance to poetry readings.
Gedung Kesenian Jakarta– hosts traditional dance and drama. The various cultural centres. It also handle Javan puppet shows (wayang museum)
Plaza Indonesia, Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua, Plaza Senayan, Blok M, Grand Indonesia