Where To Stay In Balikpapan, Indonesia: 8 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2022

where to stay in balikpapan indonesia

Balikpapan, a gem on the eastern coast of Borneo, might not be a major tourist destination. The city of mining and oil is the primary point of hopping off to the famed prodigious tropical paradise named Derawan Island. Aside from being a bustling transit city, it’s often dubbed as the mecca of industry and trade.

Do you have a one-night stopover in the city and are seeking a cozy spot for bunking? Just read the following guide about 8 nice accommodations from Booking.com, VRBO, and Airbnb.

1. Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan (from USD 37)

If you are looking to find a palatial room in the heart of Balikpapan, the Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan should be your top option. It features cozy air-conditioned rooms that match with some nice amenities such as a minibar, electric kettle, satellite TV, and wardrobe. To have a refreshing shower, just use the shower facilities in the en suite bathroom. The property is strategically located close to a business center and drugstore. If you want to head to the airport early in the morning, use the airport transfer with an extra charge.

Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan

Wifi Available

Address: Balikpapan Ocean Square, Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Pasar Baru
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

2. Grand Jatra Hotel Balikpapan (from USD 74)

Grand Jatra Hotel is a super chic accommodation boasting extensive air-conditioned rooms, fitting for resting your weary body. They are loaded with a private bathroom complete with shower facilities, cable TV, and a minibar. Located in downtown Balikpapan, the property is accessible to a number of points of interest such as the popular Manggar and Lamaru Beaches. To satisfy your appetite with an assortment of delicious world-class cuisine, drop by at the Bellagio Restaurant – the J Cuvee Lounge and Bar is perfect for enjoying cigars and cocktails.

Grand Jatra Hotel Balikpapan

Wifi Available

Address: Jalan Jendral Sudirman No. 47
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

3. J iCon Residence Balikpapan (from 39 USD / 519,792.00 IDR)

This vacation rental from VRBO named J iCon Residence Balikpapan would be another good alternative if the hotels are too crowded. The medium sized apartment with a modern interior is close to Monpera (Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat) and Bekapai Garden. It has complete facilities including air-conditioning, an LCD TV, fridge, and kitchenette – don’t forget to use the coffee/tea makers. If you want enjoy a leisurely activity like dipping into the water for a couple of hours, the outdoor pool is the right spot.

J iCon Residence Balikpapan

Price: from 39 USD / 519,792.00 IDR

Number of Guests: 2

4. Indigo (from USD 21)

Indigo offers a comfy space to sleep on the second floor of a colonial-style mansion in the center of Balikpapan (only 15 minutes from the Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport) is indeed terrific for taking a rest. The bedroom apartment with pure white walls and mild lighting has a comfy queen bed and air conditioning. To enjoy the beautiful ocean view, sitting nicely on a sofa on the veranda is highly recommended – don’t forget tea time. The owner is not at home, so the employees will assist with anything everything you need.

Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
20 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and sheets
the place is clean quite and well equipped
it is clean spacious and quite simply luxurious
big clean room with use of living room and kitchen (which could be cleaner)
the accommodation has a clean and spacious room and bathroom with comfortable bed
and also the bathroom is always clean
the host is very helpful and responsive
great place to stay eni is very helpful and the room is perfect
great location in centre of balikpapan
amazing place it is located strategically close to the city center and yet the neighborhood is quiet and green
10 min walk to a nice spa the nest that has discounts in the morning
prime location quiet residential big homey house laid back ambience ethnic-wooden interior design great hospitality
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5. Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence (from USD 59)

Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence is a 4-star accommodation that is perfect for either solo or family guests. The updated suites and apartments with modern interior decoration include king beds, flat-screen TVs, and air conditioning. The private balconies are perfect to enjoy the city view. If you are about to make some delectable dishes, just use the fully-equipped kitchenettes. Other must-try amenities are the tennis courts and outdoor pool for your fun exercise.

Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence

Golden Tulip Balikpapan Hotel & Suites

Wifi Available

Address: Grand Sudirman Balikpapan Jln Jend Sudirman No 7
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

6. Le Grandeur Hotel Balikpapan (from USD 34)

Le Grandeur Balikpapan is a sumptuous hotel, a mere 10-minute drive from Kemala Beach and 20 minutes away from the international airport. It offers fully furnished spacious rooms along with complete facilities such as a cable TV and a minibar. To try the hot water in the bathtub, simply hit the en suite bathroom. Has your stomach started rumbling? The Palm Café, serving both Indonesian and Western cuisine, would sate your hunger. BBQ facilities and a playground are also included.

7. A Hilltop House with an amazing view

Are you a just-married couple having no idea where to stay in Balikpapan? Don’t miss booking your stay at a Hilltop House in Central Balikpapan. The modern mansion with an incredible view, accommodating up to 2 people, provides a spacious bedroom with a king size bed. The room is where you can relax to watch entertainment from the flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Other amenities are a private pool for your afternoon soak, a kitchen to prepare some lovely meals, and a gym to work out.

A Hilltop House

8. Budget stay: Grand Mulia Guest House

Are you a solo traveler who always loves finding a budget room? A comfy guesthouse that accommodates up to 4 people named Grand Mulia Guest House must be the ultimate choice – you can’t deny it. Numerous facilities you can directly savor include air conditioning, cable TV, a laptop working space, essentials, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The greatest thing about bunking at the property is the breakfast service – the food is absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, parties or pets are not allowed.

Budget Stay Grand Mulia Guest House
Private room 4 Beds 4 Guests

You don't need to be worried when stopping over in Balikpapan!

Who says having a one-night transit in Balikpapan is something distressing? Otherwise, the industrial gem covers a wide array of comfy, lovely, and worthy accommodations for your convenience. Considering them is totally awesome.

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I am Rofiq from East Java, Indonesia. I am passionate about exploring new places, meeting new people, learning new languages and cultures. I always do solo traveling and backpacking since they are...Read more

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