We've collected a few good resources and useful information to help you make the most of your time in Jakarta, and help you on your journey through Indonesia. Take a look, you might just find something useful! Anything else you need to know? Just ask.
Unusual Things to do in Jakarta
Visitors to Jakarta often have a very short check-list of ‘must see’ attractions – the museums, the national monument, the old town, the old port, …
Avoiding Jakarta’s traffic and getting around the city fast.
Depending on where you look for statistics, and where you draw the boundaries of the metropolitan area, Greater Jakarta has a population of nearly 30 …
As I’m sure you know, Jakarta is vast, ever-changing and chaotic. There is plenty to do in town, but because everything is so spread out …
Cikini Area Food Update
Restaurants in Jakarta are evolving fast, with new flavors all the time, and places coming and going. It’s part of what makes Jakarta so exciting. …
What’s new in Cikini?
Cikini is a vibrant and ever-changing part of central Jakarta, and it’s been a while since we updated the backpackers’ local area maps and guides. …
Six Degrees Jakarta Nightlife Guide
Jakarta has loads of good pubs, bars and clubs. It’s also a huge city so it’s important to know where where you’re going and how …
Walking Distance from Six Degrees – What to see and do in Cikini
See also: Six Degrees Guide to Cikini
Frequently asked questions – FAQs
Do I Need to pay a deposit? When do I pay? When is checkout time? What time is breakfast? Do you have longer-term luggage storage? …
10 tips for backpackers
How to have fun and stay safe in Jakarta – Ten good tips for backpackers. Indonesians are generally inquisitive, friendly people. Meet them, talk to them, buy them a coffee…
How Backpackers find the best Hostel
Whether old or young, backpacking is becoming an increasingly popular way of seeing the world; helping meager budgets stretch as far as possible. Every year …
Arriving at Jakarta Airport
The cheapest way to get here from the airport is to take the public ‘DAMRI’ bus to ‘GAMBIR’ train station. Walk out of the arrivals hall and turn left, then keep walking until…
Things to see and do in Cikini
Six Degrees is in Cikini, which is in the exclusive Menteng area of Central Jakarta. Cikini (pronounced ‘chi-key-ni’) is a unique, bustling, exciting place which …