Malang, a laid-back city in Indonesia, offers vibrant hostels and modern hotels in the shadow of Mount Bromo, with the waterfalls and hiking trails of East Java in easy reach. Book your stay now with Culture Trip.
Just an hour from the skyscrapers of Surabaya, the relaxed East Java city of Malang sits in the mighty shadow of brooding Mount Bromo (with its volcanic terrain and hiking trails) – offering the perfect blend of countryside adventures and low-key city living. Explore nearby pastel-hued villages such as Jodipan, the hillside waterfall of Coban Rais to the north and the quiet temples and flower gardens hiding in the surrounding hills. For places to stay, look no further than these sociable hostels, smart hotels and luxurious villas.
Don’t let the fear of giving up modern luxuries and comforts keep you from enjoying the scenic old town of Malang. Atria Hotel is a popular choice among executives and urban families who know they deserve the best of both worlds. The establishment comes with sophisticated amenities for business and leisure, including high-speed wifi, spa treatments and an outdoor pool with picturesque views of the town and faraway mountains.
Being a town with splendid natural charms, your visit to Malang will not be complete without some fun agritourism. Kusuma Agrowisata Hotel has a vast farm, where tourists can pick fresh fruit and bask in the tropical sunlight while enjoying a splendid garden view. The little ones can also enjoy themselves in the waterpark or at the playground while adults indulge in some relaxing activities in the homey room, opulent pool or at the romantic restaurant.
Seamlessly putting together Javanese style elements with modern design principles, this premium guest house presents a neat contemporary space with charming traditional touches. Each room combines soothing and earthy elements to make your night as relaxing as can be. Run by the brand behind the famed Rumah Makan Kertanegara restaurant, excellent customer-oriented service is guaranteed at this establishment.
Omah Kayu is your childhood dream treehouse come true – or better. Each room sits on a firm pine tree overlooking the jungle, with a distant city view. Whether it’s during sunrise, the golden hours or at nighttime, with the flickering city lights in the distance, every minute here offers a mesmerizing experience. Although it looks very humble and simple, each treehouse is equipped with modern amenities, including a much-needed water heater for the cool Malang weather.
More than just a place to lay your head at night, Tugu Hotel is a cultural and historical spot with a dignified, traditional elegance. Even the rooms have historical artefacts embellishing the interior, and there’s a story hidden in every part of the building. The ornate and luxurious rooms feel a lot like a royal dwelling, complete with a stunning swimming pool, a high-end restaurant and an antique shop on site. Ask for a historical tour around the vast complex, free of charge.
The comfort and luxury of this boutique hotel are reflected in its architecture and design, making guests feel welcome in this grand colonial home from the 1930s. With the elegance of European architecture and the loveliness of traditional Javanese touches, this exclusive boutique hotel guarantees a delightful stay with style. Guests can also enjoy the relaxing swimming pool, snuggly library, spa sanctuary and more.
Daniel Stables has contributed additional reporting to this article.