There is one question that has been said for over and over again by the travelers who take Bandung as their vacation destination: “If I wanna do a culinary tourism in Bandung, where is best for me to stay?”

Yes, the city of Bandung has been famous for being one of culinary paradises in West Java. At this beautiful city, you can find plenty kinds of culinaries which are yummy for both stomach and pocket, meaning it is pretty cheap. So, don’t get surprised if hunting “ala Bandung” culinaries would be a must-do agenda for travelers who plan to spare their time for a vacation on that city.

There are many favorite culinary spots in Bandung, such as Dago area, Riau Street, Braga Street, and Burangrang Street. For travelers from Jakarta, those spots are quite easy to reach as they can make a round trip on the same day because the distance between Jakarta-Bandung is only 2-3 hours of driving (thanks to Cipularang Toll Road!). Same goes with travelers from neighboring towns as accesses to Bandung are getting easier these days.

But, even so, for a more ultimate culinary experience, it might be better for you to consider spending 1-2 nights in Bandung. Imagine it, isn’t it fun if you can just roll a little bit to some popular culinary spots as you open up your hotel room door? And again, imagine how fun it would be if you can find a budget hotel located at the hearts of culinary in Bandung? Woow, then it might be possible to alocate your tourism budget for some tasting activities. Nom nom nommm…..

Well, for you who are still looking for an accomodation in the center of culinary area in Bandung, let’s check out some recommendations of budget hotel as below. Most hotels on this list are located on Asia Afrika Street because from this street, it would be easier for you to access other culinary centers such as Braga area. For hotels in Dago area, kindly check this article : Don’t Get Fooled by Its Look. These 6 Hotels in Dago Turns Out to Be Not As Expensive As They Appear!

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1. Short on Budget But Hope to Stay in A Super-Strategic Location? Start It by Peeking On Hotel Ibis Budget.

Hotel Ibis Budget, via accorhotels
Hotel Ibis Budget, via accorhotels

Hotel Ibis Budget could be your first choice when looking for an economical accomodation at strategic location, which is Asia Afrika Street. From this hotel, you can just tiptoe easily to reach Braga street, one of the most famous culinary spots in Bandung.

And if you stay on weekend, just a few hundreds meters from this hotel, there is oftenly a “Car Free Night” event and more other events around Cikapundung Rivet Spot, which is oftenly filled with culinary festival agendas. From Hotel Ibis Budget, you can also easily access Braga Street, one of the number one culinary spot in Bandung.

Let’s see the location screenshot of Hotel Ibis Budget and its positions towards Bandung’s culinary spots.

Location Screenshot of Hotel Ibis Budget, by vie. Note: (A) Cikapundung River Spot, --------- culinary spot in Bandung
Location Screenshot of Hotel Ibis Budget, by vie.
Note: (A) Cikapundung River Spot, ——— culinary spot in Bandung

The location is quite strategic, isn’t it? Actually, you will indeed need to walk some turns a little bit to reach some streets – such as Braga Street and Burangrang Street – because some of them are one-way streets. But since the rates are ranging around $16 – $24, Hotel Ibis Budget deserves to be peeked on by culinary hunters in Bandung.

And here are how Hotel Ibis Budget looks:

Lobby Area with Cheerful Colors, via accorhotels
Lobby Area with Cheerful Colors, via accorhotels
Coffee shop, via accorhotels
Coffee shop, via accorhotels
Coffee shop, via accorhotels
Coffee shop, via accorhotels
Coffee shop, via accorhotels
Coffee shop, via accorhotels

If the interior of public area on this hotel was designed with cheerful colors that would freshen up our eyes, then the hotel room interior was designed with modern minimalistic nuance dominated with the colors of white and bright green. Room size is not so big. But the interesting part is they have a room type for family equipped with bunk bed (not an extra bed), so the kids could sleep on a separate bed from their parents.

Room, via accorhotels
Room, via accorhotels
Twin Room, via accorhotels
Twin Room, via accorhotels
Room with bunk bed, via accorhotels
Room with bunk bed, via accorhotels
Bathroom, via accorhotels
Bathroom, via accorhotels

Additional information, if you bring your own car, it is recommended to try parking it on your own. Hotel Ibis Budget has something that other hotels in Bandung rarely have, it is car elevator. The sensation you get when you have to stay still inside your car while the elevator goes up and down might be an extra experience to add the spices of tourism in Bandung – especially for those who has never been on a car elevator.

Other detailed information regarding Hotel Ibis Budget can be seen as below:

Address: Jl.Asia Afrika no.128, Bandung 40261
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $20/night (weekdays, low season) Check the Current Rate
Facilities: WiFi, restaurant, laundry, vending machine, meeting facilities, elevator, valet parking, car park

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2. Because Braga Is Always A Favorite Culinary Spot, Favehotel Braga Could be A Beautiful Option For Culinary Hunters who Are Looking For A Cheap-Yet-Classy Accomodation.

Entrance to Favehotel Braga, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Entrance to Favehotel Braga, via Favehotel Braga/facebook

Braga Street is always a favourite culinary spot in Bandung. So, if you can find a budget hotel right on Braga Street, why do you need to find accomodation on other locations?

There are several hotels on Braga Street, starting from hostel-type to four-starred hotel. But FaveHotel Braga could be your choice if you want a comfortable accomodation with the price that isn’t really draining your travelling budget. In rates ranging around $24, it is no wonder why this hotel super duper deserves to be looked out and tried out?

Here are the location image of FaveHotel Braga and its positions towards other culinary spots in Bandung. 

Location Screenshot of Favehotel Braga, by vie. Notesr: (A) Pasar Baru, (B) Warung Ceu Mar, (C) Soto Pak Ento, -------- favorite culinary spots in Bandung
Location Screenshot of Favehotel Braga, by vie.
Notesr: (A) Pasar Baru, (B) Warung Ceu Mar, (C) Soto Pak Ento, ——– favorite culinary spots in Bandung

There are several advantages you can get if choosing this hotel while you are on a culinary travelling in Bandung. First, the position of FaveHotel Braga is located right on Braga Street, a street that still maintains its good-old-time looks so it became one of favorite photography spots in Bandung.

Secondly, the location of FaveHotel Braga is merged with Braga Citywalk Mall. So if you feel too lazy crossing to other culinary spots, you can just drag your body up a little bit to the mall area and hang out beautifully on an air-conditioned room.

Let’s check out how the atmosphere looks on this hotel dominated with pink-colored elements:

Entrance to Favehotel Braga and a a glimpse of view towards Braga Street, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Entrance to Favehotel Braga and a a glimpse of view towards Braga Street, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Lobby Area, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Lobby Area, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Meeting facilities, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Meeting facilities, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Restaurant, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Restaurant, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
The atmosphere on Braga Citywalk Mall, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
The atmosphere on Braga Citywalk Mall, via Favehotel Braga/facebook

For the room interior, each room at FaveHotel Braga was designed with modern minimalistic design dominated with the colors of white and shocking pink. One thing that makes these hotel rooms seem to be memorable, is the backdrop on one side of the wall that portrays the atmosphere of Bandung during the good-old-time era. Room types are various, starting from standard type (the most economical one), Superior, Executive, and Suite Room.

The room atmospheres are more or less to be like this:

Standard Room

Standard Room (double bed), via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Standard Room (double bed), via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Standard room (twin bed), via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Standard room (twin bed), via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Standard room (twin bed), via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Standard room (twin bed), via Favehotel Braga/facebook

Superior Room

Superior room double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Superior room double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Superior Twin, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Superior Twin, via Favehotel Braga/facebook

Executive Room

Executive double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Executive double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Executive (panorama view), via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Executive (panorama view), via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Executive double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Executive double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook

Suite Room

Double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Double bed, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Other perspective of suite room, via Favehotel Braga/facebook
Other perspective of suite room, via Favehotel Braga/facebook

As the conclusion, while staying at this hotel, don’t forget to try Soto Pak Ento that is located across Landmark Building (notation C at the map image). That Soto is said to have been in business since 1950, and is now one of the must-try culinaries around Braga Street. Or, if you suddenly feel hungry above 9 PM, you can walk a little bit to Warung Ceu Mar located on Banceuy Street (notation B at the map image).

Address: Braga Citywalk, Jalan Braga no 99-101, Bandung 40111
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $24/night (weekdays, low season) Check the Current Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, restaurant, coffee shop, meeting facilities, elevator, laundry service, car park

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3. But If You Like to Hunt Culinary on Veteran Street Even More, There Would Be Vio Veteran That Is Ready to Welcome All The Culinary Hunters. 

Hotel Vio Veteran, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Hotel Vio Veteran, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook

Culinary hunters who love hunting for food in Bandung must have known with the popularity of Veteran Street as one of culinary paradises. At this very street, there are plenty of popular culinary spots, starting from Batagor Kingsley, Djoeroe Masak Restaurant, Es Campur Bungsu, Soto Po…..

There’s so plenty! It is so plenty that this map below would be filled with alphabetic notations if I have to write it all down one by one. So I am just gonna mark some culinaries nearby Veteran Street.

Location Screenshot of Hotel Vio Veteran and surrounding situation, by vie. Notes: (A) Kedai Nyonya Rumah, (B) Mie Naripan, (C) Yellow Truck Coffee, (D) Warung Ceu Mar, (E) Soto Pak Ento, ------- favorite culinary spots in Bandung
Location Screenshot of Hotel Vio Veteran and surrounding situation, by vie.
Notes: (A) Kedai Nyonya Rumah, (B) Mie Naripan, (C) Yellow Truck Coffee, (D) Warung Ceu Mar, (E) Soto Pak Ento, ——- favorite culinary spots in Bandung

From the screenshot above, you can notice how strategic is Hotel Vio Veteran for culinary hunters, can’t you? Alright then, now it is the time to peek on the hotel atmosphere. Hotel Vio Veteran was designed with modern minimalistic concept dominated with the color purple. The hotel rates are quite pocket-friendly, as it is starting from around $22. Therefore, you can alocate your remaining budget for more travelling activities and tasting culinaries around the hotel.

Let’s peek on the atmosphere looks of this hotel:

Lobby, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Lobby, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Lobby, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Lobby, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Other Interior, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Other Interior, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook

There are 4 types of room at this hotel. The smallest one is Cozy Room, next would be Comfort Room, Classy Room, and the biggest one is Trivio Room. All those rooms have comfy modern minimalistic nuances dominated with white color. Illustrations of the room atmosphere would more or less be like this:

Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook
Room, via Vio Hotels Bandung managed by Topotels/facebook

Amazing, isn’t it? Detailed information regarding Hotel Vio Veteran can be seen as below: 

Address: Jalan Veteran no 32, Sumur Bandung, Bandung 40112
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $22/night (weekdays, low season) Check the Current Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, ATM, express check-in/check-out, tour, car park, elevator

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4. Wanna Be Satisfied In Having A Culinary Tour on Riau Street, Dago, and Cisangkuy? Just Stay at Hotel Amaris Cimanuk. Not Just Economic, But It Also Has A Swimming Pool!

Hotel Amaris Cisangkuy, via agoda
Hotel Amaris Cisangkuy, via agoda

Here it is one of the hotel located right in the heart of culinary area in Bandung city. Located on Cimanuk Street, Hotel Amaris Cimanuk is in a very short distance towards various favorite culinary spots such as Riau Street, Cisangkuy Street, and it is even relatively easy to access the Dago area. For Riau Street and Cisangkuy Street, it is even easy to access just by walking on your feet.

Location Screenshot of Hotel Amaris Cimanuk and its surrounding environment, by vie Note: (A) Yoghurt Cisangkuy, (B) Pasar Cisangkuy, (C) Resto HDL, (D) Resto Sambara, (E) Abuba Steak, (F) Kedai Ling-Ling, ------- culinary spots in Bandung, -------- Pasar Kaget Gasibu (Sunday only)
Location Screenshot of Hotel Amaris Cimanuk and its surrounding environment, by vie
Note: (A) Yoghurt Cisangkuy, (B) Pasar Cisangkuy, (C) Resto HDL, (D) Resto Sambara, (E) Abuba Steak, (F) Kedai Ling-Ling, ——- culinary spots in Bandung, ——– Pasar Kaget Gasibu (Sunday only)

The screenshot above shows that Hotel Amaris Cimanuk indeed is positioned on a strategic location, right on the heart of culinary paradise in Bandung. The plus point is, every Sunday there would be a spontanous market being held around Gasibu area.

At that market, not only you can hunt various stuffs in sale price, but you can also find plenty of delicious culinaries in street-food prices. But, the exact location and schedule of that spontanous market are quite tentative, it depends on whether there is a restriction for selling activities around Gedung Sate or not.

Well, now is my time to explore the hotel area. Hotel Amaris Cimanuk is also applying the concept of modern minimalistic design, with cheerful colors as its accents. One of the plus points of this hotel lies on its swimming pool facilities, that might be rare to find on other budget hotels.

Here are how the atmosphere of Hotel Amaris Cimanuk looks:

Reception area, via agoda
Reception area, via agoda
Dining area and swimming pool, via agoda
Dining area and swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Swimming pool, via agoda
Other interior, via agoda
Other interior, via agoda

Hotel Amaris Cimanuk has 60 rooms dominated with white color. The atmospheres are more or less like this:

Room, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking
Room, via booking

As the conclusion, Riau Street is also known as one of the paradises for shopaholics. At this street, there are many factory outlets offering various kinds of latest fashions. So, you can do a combo of tourism activity at the same time; eating and shopping.

Address: Jalan Cimanuk 14, Riau, Bandung
Check in: 11.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $24/night (weekdays, low season) Check the Current Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, coffee shop, restaurant, concierge, elevator,  swimming pool

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5. Last But Not Least, For A More Ultimate Culinary Experience Around Kebon Kawung, Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung Is Suitable to Be Your Choice.

Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook

Culinary spot on Kebon Kawung Street might be not as popular as other culinary spots in Bandung like Riau Street, Braga Street, or Dago. But actually, on this Kebon Kawung Street, there are many fun and trendy culinary spots, such as Kartika Sari Bakery (popular with its cheese banana roll), Mayasari, Perkedel Bondong (only open for business at nighttime), and Paskal Food Market that claims to have 1001 menus for culinary hunters to taste. And, one of the hotels close enough to reach all those culinary spots is Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung.

Location Screenshot of Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung and its surrounding neighborhood, by vie. Note: (A) Kartika Sari, (B) Paskal Food Market, (C) Paskal Hyper Square, (D) Kartika Sari, (E) Istana Plaza, -------- culinary spots in Bandung
Location Screenshot of Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung and its surrounding neighborhood, by vie.
Note: (A) Kartika Sari, (B) Paskal Food Market, (C) Paskal Hyper Square, (D) Kartika Sari, (E) Istana Plaza, ——– culinary spots in Bandung

As seen from the map above, the location of Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung is quite strategic, isn’t it? And the other plus point is that this hotel rates are quite cheap compared to other hotels located around Kebon Kawung Street, which are starting from around $24. The distance is not too far either from Bandung Train Station, so if you come to Bandung by train you can consider this hotel as your temporary house in the city.

Below are the looks of atmosphere at Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung:

Hotel exterior, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Hotel exterior, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Lobby area, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Lobby area, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Receptions, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Receptions, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Ballroom, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Ballroom, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Zodiac Store, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Zodiac Store, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook

For the room, Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung offers two types of rooms: superior (double bed atau twin), and family room. The family room is suitable for a family as it is equipped with 2 double beds and the price is including breakfast for 4 people. The room atmospheres are more or less like this:

Superior

Superior (King), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Superior (King), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Superior (king), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Superior (king), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook

Family Room

Family Room (share), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Family Room (share), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Family Room (duplex), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Family Room (duplex), via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Some amenities inside the room, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook
Some amenities inside the room, via Zodiak Kebon Kawung/facebook

Other additional info, Hotel Zodiak Kebon Kawung is relatively close to Istana Plaza shopping center that also has food court with various kinds of menu. The location is also close to Cicendo Eye Hospital located on Cicendo Street, and Gedung Pakuan – a historical building – that became an official house for the Governor of West Java. 

Address: Jalan Kebon Kawung no 54, Bandung 40171
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from around $24/night (weekdays, low season) Check the Current Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, restaurant, laundry service, elevator, garden, car park

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Is there any other culinary spots in Bandung that I have not yet put on the list here? Feel free to share the information, including the info regarding other budget hotels around it. If there is a mistake on map notation, please correct me. I will be waiting for your suggestion and input.

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Note:
Pictures might have been resized without any additional editing
Prices are valid when this article is written and may change unexpectedly. Kindly Check the Current Rates to get the updates regarding the rates on your desired date.

 

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