"Jalan Jaksa: backpackers' paradise" Top 5 Page for this destination Central Jakarta Tip by latte18

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  the Betawi cultural procession at the festival
by latte18

Many backpackers visiting Jakarta opt to stay at the many hostels along Jalan Jaksa and the surrounding area. It's right in the middle of downtown, near the railway station, and the only place with lots of cheap accomodations. When they go back to their countries, they share the secrets of Jalan Jaksa to their fellow backpackers, thus through this simple word-of-mouth promotion, Jalan Jaksa has gained enormous fame among backpackers worldwide.

Besides being home to many hostels and small hotels here, Jalan Jaksa is also teeming with pubs and cafes. Money changers have also set up shops here. This place is practically alive 24 hours a day, with backpackers interacting with locals and each other and share the secrets of the road.

Each year, during the anniversary of Jakarta, the annual Jalan Jaksa Festival is held. The street is decorated with colorful decorations and food vendors, kiosks, and temporary shops crowd the street's sidewalk.

Address: Jalan Jaksa
Directions: Central Jakarta

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 28, 2004
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