Are you backpackers? Love travelling while hunting for events at the cities you visit? If the answer is “yes”, try checking the festival schedule in Solo city. Entitled with “The Spirit of Java”, this city is famous for being one of the cities that are active in holding various merry public festivals.
In just the month of February alone, it is noted that at least there are several events that you deserve to try, starting from Solo Great Sale 2016 (1st-29th of February), Grebeg Sudiro (6th-8th of February), Imlek Festival (8th of February), and Festival Jenang Solo (14th-17th of February). Those are still not included with numerous other festivals in other months.
Interested to visit some festivals in Solo? Well, here is the good news for backpackers. At Solo, there are quite plenty of pocket-friendly accomodations. With the budget around $8/night up to $20/night, you can find various starred hotels offering a “wow” atmosphere of staying. Let’s just check out these various hotels in Solo that are comfortable yet friendly-budget as below:
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1. Start Everything from the Simple One. Special for Solo, You Can Start by Staying at Simple Inn Solo.
Looking for a cheap accomodation with the ambience that doesn’t seem to be cheap? Then you must put Simple Inn Solo on your travelling agenda to Solo.
The name is Simple Inn, which means “a simple accomodation”. But trust me, this 1-star hotel has enough attractions to be offered to their guests. First attraction is on its strategic location. Simple Inn Solo is only 5 minutes of driving from Solo Balapan Station and Paragon Mall Solo. This accomodation is also just 10 minutes of driving from Kasunanan Surakarta, and 15 minutes of driving from Adisumarmo Airport. Strategic enough, isn’t it?
Second attraction is on its facilities. With normal rate ranging around $16 (could get lower to $12/night if booking it through various booking hotel sites), this hotel offers minimarket facilities inside the hotel, ATM machine, free wifi on the enitre hotel area (including the rooms), and laundry facilities.
With the rates as economical as that, bedrooms at Simple Inn Solo are considered comfortable. Not only equipped with just flat-screen TV and cupboard, but rooms at Simple Inn Solo are also equipped with complete amenities, as well as hot and cold shower. If you see the pictures of the rooms as below, you wouldn’t believe it that this hotel rates are still ranging around $8. Isn’t it awesome?
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2. Searching for A Pretty-Cheap Accomodation in the Center of Solo? Just Check Out Laksana Inn!
Accomodations located nearby the city center are usually in line with expensive prices. It is understandable since strategic location is such a high selling value. Even if there is a cheap accomodation in city center, the facilities and the ambiences are usually categorized as “so so”. But it doesn’t apply to this one of accomodation.
Laksana Inn is a 2-star hotel which is only 0,5 km away from the city center. This hotel location is not so far from Brigjen Slamet Riyadi Street, which is one of the main road in Solo. But trust me, this hotel rate is very budget-friendly. Even though the publish rate are officially starting from $16/night, actually this hotel rates are oftenly starting from around $12. How awesome, isn’t it?
Even though the rate is quite economical, the hotel atmosphere is considered comfortable. The interior was designed quite minimalistically with the rooms that are seem to be narrow but still provide enough room to move so it doesn’t feel too tight.
The interesting thing is, each room at this hotel is equipped with King Coil mattress including its bedding accessories and bed lines. The rooms are also equipped with 32” TV and the rate is included toiletries. Such a hard-to-resist offer, isn’t it?
Additional info, this hotel provides several rooms that can be occupied up to 5 people, so this hotel is also suitable to be visited by all of you who are on a frugal vacation to Solo with family.
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3. Amarelo Hotel Solo, When the Luxury of Staying ala 3-Star Hotel is Available for You to Try with the Rates Below $16/Night.
Solo deserves to be loved by backpackers. At this city you can find various accomodation in affordable rates, yet the ambience and facilities are still comfortable for backpackers. There are even several 3-star accomodations that give cheap rates, for example there is Amarelo Hotel.
This 3-star hotel located on Gatot Subroto Street was built in 2012. When seeing this hotel for the first time, you might be amazed to see its building exterior that has a strong European style. Wow, are you serious this hotel has the rates that are budget-friendly for backpackers? But it looks like it’s expensive?
Yes, according to its appearance, Amarelo Hotel seems to look expensive. Once you step your foot inside the lobby, you will instantly feel the “expensive” aura that will make you hesitate. But trust me, the normal rates of this hotel start from around $16 (or $40 on its official website), and it could get lower to $13.5 if you book it through various booking hotel sites. The rates are pretty budget-friendly, isn’t it?
Generally, the ambience of this hotel is considered fun. Its interior design tends to have classical modern style, with some touches of Javanese ornaments at some corners. One of the main highlight from this hotel lies on its rooftop bar, a place where guests can relax and enjoy many kinds of beverages on the hotel roof while watching various entertainment show which is held regularly.
Well if the interior ambience has already felt luxurious, how about the hotel room? Well, for the rooms, Amarelo Hotel has several types of room : Standard Room, Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, and Executive Suite. The rooms were designed in an elegant nuance, with each room has been equipped with various facilities such as LCD TV, cable TV, AC, and much more. Pictures about the ambience of the room can be randomly seen as below:
As a conclusion, the location of Amarelo Hotel is pretty close to various tourism objects in Solo. Some places that you can visit in about 9-10 minutes of walking are Kauman Batik Village, Klewer Market, Mangkunegaran Square, and Sultan Palace.
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4. You Can Taste the Ambience of Staying in A Sharia Hotel if You Make D’Madinah Residence As Your Accomodation in Solo.
D’Madinah Residence might just be a 1-star hotel. But this hotel has a silghtly different concept compared to other hotels mentioned before because D’Madinah Residence is offering an accomodation covered in sharia concept. Well, what is that anyway?
Sharia-concepted hotel is actually not much different than other hotels in general. But special for D’Madinah Residence, this hotel has several facilities that makes it easier for their guests to worship according to Islamic way. For example, the hotel has a mushala facility. Each room has been equipped with praying neccessities such as AlQuran and sajada. And, on the bathroom there has been built a special faucet to make it easier for guests to do a wudhu.
The rooms at D’Madinah Residence consist of 3 types which all of them are named with Arabic names such as Azizah Room, Az-Zahra Room, and An-Nisa Room – with 47 rooms in total. Each room has been equipped with various supporting facilities such as 32” LED TV, AC, private bathroom with hot and cold shower, and guests can order a water drinking heater and a mini fridge if needed. Some rooms are designed with connectings, so it is very suitable for those who stay with groups.
Apart from the room, this newly-built in 2015 hotel is offering a comfortable ambience of staying. It is because the hotel is located on a residential area, which allows you to enjoy the green views around the hotel. Even so, from this hotel you can still easily access some tourism objects in Solo. And, more or less, here is how the other ambience looks at D’Madinah Residence.
Oh yeah, there’s something I forgot to mention. D’Madinah Residence is also an exclusive boarding house. If you plan to have a long vacation in Solo, you might be able to consider staying at the boarding house of D’Madinah Residence. Rates for its monthly board is around $280/month.
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5. Having Plan for A Culinary Tourism in Solo? It Is Time to Peek On Grand Amira Hotel As Your Second Home While Vacationing on That City of Batik.
One more new hotel in Solo that deserves for you to try while vacationing on that beautiful city of batik. Grand Amira Hotel has just begun operating in mid 2015, so this hotel ambience is still pretty new. But that’s not the only attraction from Grand Amira Hotel, because there are still other more attractions that makes this hotel seem to be sexy and tempting, even for backpackers.
Let’s start to uncover this hotel starting from its design concept. The hotel exterior design was adopting the architectural style of Middle East. That concept is also applied on some of its interior ornaments, so it provides a different ambience of staying compared to other hotels.
Other attraction lies on the hotel’s facilities. This 2-star hotel has some facilities to accomodate traveler’s need who visit Solo for vacation purpose or business trip. Besides having meeting facilities, Grand Amira Hotel is also equipped with business center, shops, restaurant, and even library.
Grand Amira Hotel is located on quite a strategic point, it is on Veteran Street. At this street, you can easily access some favorite culinary spots in Solo, especially the ones that are around the Veteran Street. You can also access some favorite tourism spots easily as this hotel is pretty close to various popular tourism objects.
Do you want to go to Pasar Gede? It is only 1,7 km away from this hotel. Radya Pustaka Museum is about 2,4 km, Klewer Market is about 1 km, and you can reach Alun-Alun Selatan Solo as well as Kasunanan Palace by walking for only about 10 minutes.
And as for the guest rooms, this hotel has 60 rooms consist of 3 types: Superior, Deluxe, and Executive. Facilities at each room are about the same, such as flat-screen TV, telephone, seating area, AC, cable TV, and amenities. The main difference lies on its room width area. Superior Room is about 23 square meters.
Deluxe Room is 25 square meters, and Executive Roomis about 32 square meters. The normal rate of this hotel is actually starting from around $24. But as usual, if you order it through hotel-booking sites, sometimes you can find rooms with the rates starting from around $16.
Feeling curious with the room ambience at Grand Amira Hotel? Just check out the photo spams below:
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6. And, If You Miss the Home Atmosphere While Travelling to Solo, Heal Your Longing by Staying At Mandala Wisata Boutique Hotel.
Just admit it, even though we go to the end of the world, there is nothing can replace the comfort of home atmosphere. No wonder that plenty of accomodations with homey nuance are ones that travelers always look for.
In Solo there are several hotels that are offering homey atmosphere. If you look for a hotel around Brigjen Slamet Riyadi Street, the one that deserves to be peek on is Mandala Wisata Boutique Hotel.
This 1-star hotel is located on Perintis Kemerdekaan Street, just a few blocks form Brigjen Slamet Riyadi Street which is one of the main street in Solo. But if you to take a sneak peek on the hotel atmosphere, it has a strong homey nuance. It reminds you of the atmosphere on your own home and is quite far from the city crowd.
This 1-star hotel is also equipped with various facilities, such as facilities for meeting, restaurant, and massage. As for the massage, there are several variants of massage service available, starting from traditional Javanese massage, aromatheraphy, up to scrub; the prices are pretty affordable.
Other addition, the hotel also has a lush garden. After done exploring around Solo, you can relax on your room terrace while enjoying the greens of plant at the mini garden of Mandala Wisata Boutique Hotel. It feels really like home, doesn’t it?
Are you curious of the hotel room? Mandala Wisata Boutique Hotel has 19 rooms which are equipped with facilities such as WiFi, AC, and cable TV. The room types are also various, starting from Superior, Deluxe, Executive, and the most expensive one is Boutique Room.
Actually the hotel rates are starting from around $23. But as ususal, there is always a fun deal if you book it through various booking sites and the rates could start from just $18. By the way, this hotel also offer an option for long stay that is starting from $240/month. So, if you plan to be casted away for a long period in Solo, it might be best to just rent the room at this hotel with its monthly rates.
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