17 Comfy Airbnb Vacation Rentals To Stay In Balikpapan, Kalimantan - Updated 2024

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Balikpapan is famous as one of the business center areas in Indonesia. If you are going to Balikpapan for a business trip and want to bring your family for a holiday while you are working, don’t worry! Balikpapan offers many properties for you to stay with your family during your business trip or vacation. We reviewed the 10 best Airbnb places for you and your family in Balikpapan. Stay in comfort and luxury!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Luxury House (from USD 116)

This house is very convenient for a family gathering or a company holiday. This is a big house with 3 king sized beds in 3 bedrooms. You will have free access to the kitchen and swimming pool. TV, WiFi, and basic needs are provided by the house owner. This is a safety house equipped with a smoke detector, first aid box, and fire extinguisher. It only takes 15 minutes to the airport and 10 minutes to the city center. You and your family will love this.

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Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
5.73 km (3.6 mi) from Merdeka Field
Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

2. Luxury near the city center (from USD 135)

Not much different from the last luxury house, this house will spoil you. Here you will experience how it feels to have a bar in your home! The spacious living room with wooden sofa and crystal lamps, with a beautiful painting hanging on the wall, will stun you. The big garage will keep your and your business partner’s cars safe. Your family will enjoy the spacious house, especially the kids. They will feel roomy staying in this house.

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Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
5.77 km (3.6 mi) from Merdeka Field
Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

3. Upscale apartment with ocean views (from USD 38)

With oversized windows in its cozy bedroom, this upscale apartment provides guests with lovely views of the Makassar Strait as soon as they wake up. The unit is part of Martadipura Residence - Borneo Bay, which offers a well-equipped gym and a jogging track. Staying in this rental comes with access to a large infinity pool with sweeping vistas.

Indoor features of the rental include air conditioning, WiFi, and a TV with standard cable. There is also a private balcony with outdoor seating so guests can unwind and enjoy the views at the same time.

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Kecamatan Balikpapan Selatan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
2.75 km (1.8 mi) from Merdeka Field
46 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice apartment with a cool view and complete facilities like gym & pool
the room view facilities are perfect
secure air conditioned hot water comfy bed
need small improvements on kitchen side and bathroom
Cleanliness:
good security system and clean environment
the comfy and clean bed nice sofa and also beautiful lighting in this apartment makes a perfect night
a great hospitality and clean room
Host:
helpful host and co host
the host is really friendly and fast response
very fast responses from host and appreciated
great contact with the host
the co-host is really friendly and fast response
Location:
nice place best interior best location very recomended
great place for vacation recommended
perfect place for staying in balikpapan
a great place to stay
it is a great place for staying in balikpapan
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4. Well-furnished apartment with a pool access (from USD 72)

Cozy yet well-furnished, this apartment offers self-catering accommodation suitable for a small group of travelers. Features in the rental include air conditioning for comfort and a TV with standard cable for entertainment. Amenities such as WiFi and Ethernet connection are provided as well.

Although there is a full kitchen available in the unit, guests can enjoy local food options during their stay. The Pentapolis Aeropolis Residence, BSB complex itself offers various bars, restaurants, and coffee shops with excellent food and drinks. After a long day, guests can use the swimming pool in the complex for a refreshing soak.

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Balikpapan Selatan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
4.76 km (3.0 mi) from Merdeka Field
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment has a great location with a sea view from balcony
you can use gorgeous swimming pool at 7th floor
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and great
everything was clean and comfy we def
the place is clean and stylish
everythings are neat and clean i love it
easy check in very clean and everything is european standard
Host:
definitely will recommend this host to the others
very very kind and helpful hosts
kurnia & her co-host nunung make us feel like home
great place for a weekend getaway very helpful and fast response when needed
hosts kurnia and dea were very kind and responsive
Location:
the location is great
great place to stay close to everything
all in all a super pleasant stay at kurnia‘s place
good location with delicate rooms nice experience
the location is great nearby shopping mall and water park (free entrance for 4 people)
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5. Luxury apartment with access to Aquaboom Waterpark (from USD 54)

Make this luxury apartment your starting point and enjoy the best of what Balikpapan Selatan has to offer. Its strategic location places you near shopping malls, department stores, and other tourist spots. With restaurants and cafes nearby, you can also enjoy plenty of food options during your stay.

Amenities in the rental include heating, air conditioning, WiFi, and a TV. There are also laundry facilities and a full kitchen available, making the place ideal for both short- and long-term stays. The best part about staying in this rental is the free and discounted Aquaboom Waterpark tickets, depending on the number of persons in your group.

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Balikpapan Selatan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
4.74 km (3.0 mi) from Merdeka Field
15 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was good and cute hostnya baik dan ramah banget roomnya lucu and bersih
Cleanliness:
all the stuff in there are functional and clean
Host:
their management team is also kind and helpful
friendly staff & fast response owner even when he’s away
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6. Well-located retreat with a shared swimming pool (from USD 32)

With modern comforts and a great location, this apartment provides a fantastic home base for your adventure in Balikpapan Kota. It is centrally located in the business district, just within walking distance of a major shopping center. Some points of interest also found in the vicinity are restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues.

If you want to have fun without leaving the premises, the complex offers a large swimming pool on site. Its shared facilities also include a sauna, gym center, and playground.

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Balikpapan Kota, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
3.46 km (2.2 mi) from Merdeka Field
21 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
price cheap for 1br apartments nice ocean view and pool
Cleanliness:
so i have to asked the clean lady and pay 30k for water delivery
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7. Seaview haven with a private balcony (from USD 49)

Breathtaking sunsets and a peaceful stay await guests who choose to book this apartment. Set on the 15th floor of Ruby Tower, it rewards guests with uninterrupted vistas of Makassar Strait and the sea. There is an elevator available in the building that makes the unit easily accessible to guests. There is also a private balcony with seating so guests can unwind and take in beautiful views at the same time.

Amenities include cooking essentials in the kitchen, a TV in the bright living room, and WiFi throughout the rental. Air conditioning is available for comfort as well.

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Kecamatan Balikpapan Selatan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
4.79 km (3.0 mi) from Merdeka Field
53 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sea view from the balcony and room is amazing and i enjoy it
the accommodation must be a nice apartment with a view of the sea just next to e-walk
the rooms are amazing thoughtfully and tastefully decorated
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
the apartment is very comfortable and clean and the apartment decoration is very beautiful
clean nice comfy and located very strategic in this town
nice place very recommended clean and beautiful sea view
although there is two concerns related to the cleanliness and security issues
Host:
highly recommended thanks host
and also the host is really kind and helpfull
host super fast response replying my messages
kak ria is really great host my friend and i really had great time staying there
ria is very friendly when serving
Location:
very good apartment with great location
the location is superb and the unit had everything we needed
it's a great place for family bonding retreat and even for business trip
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8. Luxurious condo with access to an infinity pool (from USD 118)

Sitting on the seashore of Balikpapan is this condo that offers a luxurious getaway for you and your loved ones. It comes with a tastefully appointed living space, complete with air conditioning, heating, and a full kitchen. In addition to free WiFi, there is also a TV with standard cable provided for more indoor entertainment.

When you’re not swimming in the infinity pool, you can also work up a sweat in the fully equipped gym or take an invigorating soak in the shared hot tub.

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Kecamatan Balikpapan Selatan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Merdeka Field
8 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 4 Beds 5 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

9. Modern retreat with sea views (from USD 79)

If enjoying sea views and taking refreshing soaks in the pool sound like your idea of a nice getaway, then this condo is the perfect accommodation for you. It is nestled in a luxurious condominium resort, which features an infinity pool, gym, and tennis court. There is also a restaurant and bar on site that provide delicious food options. With plenty of parking spaces available, you can bring a car and reach more notable places in and around the area.

Inside the rental is a modern space fitted with air conditioning, WiFi, and a TV. Attached to the unit is a private balcony that looks out to the sea and swimming pool.

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Balikpapan , Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
3.34 km (2.1 mi) from Merdeka Field
16 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice 3 br apartment with ocean and pool view at the main street at balikpapan
Cleanliness:
white clean towels also provided
great cleanliness overall a nice experience
clean apartement with nice view
Host:
pak yan and pak sakiran are helpful
Location:
also great location and satisfying facilities
really a nice place to stay in
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10. Ria’s Family Homestay (from USD 41)

Ria’s Family Homestay offers more than just a homestay. This house is a country house located in Balikpapan. It offers amenities include air conditioning, a kitchen, and a TV. Enjoy free WiFi through the entire house. Ria’s Family Homestay costs you only 46 USD or 603675 IDR per night, and comes with a little backyard for your morning coffee.

This house has an elegant living room with a nice sofa, carpet and wallpaper. Bring your car or rent one during your stay; Ria’s homestay provides a comfortable and safe garage.

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Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
6.89 km (4.3 mi) from Merdeka Field
1 review   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

11. Lawang Jawa (from USD 44)

This property is located in a secluded neighborhood in Balikpapan Selatan. Very suitable for those who crave serenity after working all day long. This house with Javanese style comes with a garden which is suitable for your kids to play around. There is a big living room without any walls, making you feel comfortable and roomy. This house is only around 49 USD or 603675 IDR per night.

You can enjoy this house near Bukit Damai Indah Recreational Area where you and your family can access the swimming pool and fitness area, and also KFC, a chocolatier, and many more restaurants. If you plan to go alone to Balikpapan, this house also offers a room only, where you’ll have access to the shared kitchen with other guests. Clean towels are provided for your convenience.

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Balikpapan Selatan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
6.74 km (4.2 mi) from Merdeka Field
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

12. A family sanctuary

This family sanctuary is located in Balikpapan Utara. Experience a stay with locals! The house owners live in the house while they rent 2 other rooms. It’s very comfortable to stay here with kids, even for a big family. The big backyard is a nice place to build tents for camping with your kids. You can access the kitchen, laundry, swimming pool and there’s also WiFi.

Need an airport transfer? The owner will help you out at only 5 USD for one way. They will also guide you around Balikpapan if you wish. This house is only 30-90 minutes away to tourism destinations such as Kilang Mandiri Beach, Manggar Beach, Bukit Bengkirai, Honey Bear Conservatory, Crocodile Farming, and Sei Wein.

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North Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
7.6 km (4.8 mi) from Merdeka Field
Entire villa 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house is very nice clean and functional
Location:
a really nice place to stay especially with your family
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13. Valma’s House

Located in a housing complex in Balikpapan Selatan, this house offers a comfortable and safe place to stay. This is a chance for you to interact with local people. Your kids will have a fun time with local kids and learn how local people live. Chit-chat with the neighbor and ask for a local recipe to cook in the kitchen.

For only 38 USD or 496355 IDR per night, enjoy a house only walking distance to a swimming pool, a gym and a tennis court. These facilities belong to the housing complex. Fit for 6 people, this house comes with air-conditioning in the main bedroom and TV. If you are a smoker, this house allows you to smoke. Rent a car to enjoy the city with your family and park in front of Valma’s House for free.

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14. A Hilltop House

Located in Central Balikpapan City, this house lies on a hill top. You will enjoy the exoticism of Balikpapan from up high. Different to an apartment in a tower, the view from this house is green and blue from the trees and the sea. From 57 USD or 735681 IDR, experience a local stay, only walking distance to the local shops, grocery stores, and local restaurants. You will have access to a swimming pool, gym, and spa. A house with a lush tropical landscape, and a hidden gem you must discover during your excursion in Balikpapan.

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15. The Hill Residence

The Hill Residence offers unique sensations and comfortable living for guests. The design of the house is inspired by the layout of Balinese houses which capture the artistic heritage of Balinese culture. The inside atmosphere reflects the outside, while the courtyard is an extension of all the rooms in the house.

The house has its own plunge pool and sun deck for those who like to relax in privacy. This house comes with free access to the swimming pool, gym, children’s playground, tennis court and a mini golf course. The location is only a few minutes from the city center.

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Kota Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
7.59 km (4.8 mi) from Merdeka Field
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

16. Balikpapan Condotel

Balikpapan Condotel is located in Ruby Tower In Balikpapan Selatan. This is a ‘near to everywhere’ property to stay in with your family. Very comfortable for a businessman who is very mobile. Located in the city center, you can leave your family to have have a city tour while you are working. Only 10 minutes from the airport and walking distance to E Walk shopping center, enjoy a skyline swimming pool with a beach view behind.

At 46 USD or 603675 IDR per night, Balikpapan Condotel comes with amenities that include a flat-screen cable TV and a private balcony that overlooks the Pentacity Shopping Mall. Shower facilities and free toiletries are provided. Need something? Don’t worry, the reception is always available at the apartment.

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Balikpapan Selatan, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia
4.9 km (3.1 mi) from Merdeka Field
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

17. Riverside Loft

This house is located in Balikpapan Timur, a great place to stay with your family. Riverside Loft offers beach-front living with the green and blue view of the trees and the sea. Enjoy an ocean sunrise with your loved ones in the morning, a sea breeze in the afternoon and glittering stars at night. It’s ideal for kids because you will have access to the kid’s playground near the house.

Enjoy a house with a second floor for your romantic nights with your partner. The house facilities are plenty, and include WiFi. You will also have access to the swimming pool, tennis court, and Pendopo Beach Club House.

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Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
13.36 km (8.3 mi) from Merdeka Field
Entire loft 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

More than a business center

Balikpapan is a business center area in East Kalimantan. However, the beauty of the city which is surrounded by beaches and hills will make your business trip more valuable. Bring your family here and experience the city. Explore Balikpapan from coast to coast and stay close with your family during your working days. Tell your family the good news and book your accommodation now!

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