4 Best Boarding Houses Around Thamrin

4 Best Boarding Houses Around Thamrin

Thamrin is one of the areas that is included in The Golden Triangle or Central Business District. It is fully packed with government offices and towers of skyscrapers that house hundreds of businesses and offices. If you are planning to move to Thamrin because of the distance between your house and your office is way too far, there are several options for temporary housing property that you can choose. But if you’re looking for an affordable choice, then a boarding house is the answer. Renting a room at a boarding house or kos-kosan, in Indonesian terminology, is way more affordable than renting an apartment room, especially if it’s located in Thamrin, the very heart of business district in Jakarta. So, we have listed some of the best kos-kosan around Thamrin that might fit your preferences and budget. Check them out!

1. Kost Under the Starfruit Tree

Kost Under the Starfruit Tree

Kost Under the Starfruit Tree is located near Thamrin, specifically at Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat. Kost Under the Starfruit Tree provides fully furnished rooms. This room at this boarding house is quite spacious, starting from 14m2. The overall vibes that you will get from this boarding house are rustic. You can see from their architecture that they are going for that theme, as the wall is full of hanging plants and the building is dominated by the color of broken white and mahogany brown. The interior design of this boarding house is just beautiful. There are 3 types of rooms at this boarding house, Type A, Type B, and Type C. The only thing that differentiates between the rooms is the room sizes, aside from that, you will get the same facilities. 

Kost Under the Starfruit Tree is very strategically located. Plaza Indonesia is only 150 meters away and Grand Indonesia is only 400 meters away. That is like a walking distance! Furthermore, this boarding house is close to convenience stores, drugstores, gym, laundromat, shopping malls, public transportations (MRT and Transjakarta), and the main business district. The boarding house is perfect for you, if you are a sucker for aesthetics, because the place is just beautiful. 

Address: Jl. Kb. Kacang XIII No. 23, RT.1/ RW.4, Kebon Kacang, Tanahabang, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10240

Phone Number: +6282 112760080

Social Media: @underthestarfruit on Instagram

Price Range

Type A: Rp300.000,00/ day, Rp1.700.000/ week, Rp4.000.000,00/ month

Type B:  Rp280.000,00/ day , Rp1.500.000/ week, Rp3.500.000,00/ month

Type C:  Rp280.000,00/ day, Rp1.800.000/ week, Rp3.700.000,00/ month

Facilities

  • Fully furnished room
  • TV (cable TV)
  • AC
  • Wi-Fi
  • Inner bathroom 
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Laundry room
  • Kitchen (fridge, gallon dispenser)
  • Lounge area
  • Garden area
  • Parking area

Read also : 4 Kosts Near Universities in Central Jakarta

2. Kost Samana Residence

kost samana residence

Samana Residence is a boarding house located in Bendungan Hilir, precisely at Jl. Administrasi Negara I No. 29, Bendungan Hilir. The boarding house is a walking distance to the nearest bus stop. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about transportation if you rent a room at Samana Residence. Samana Residence also has beautiful architecture and its furniture is dominant with light brown, giving a nuance of comfortable. 

Samana Residence offers three kinds of rooms, Superior A, Superior B, and Deluxe. The rooms only have one difference, which is the size. Superior A rooms are 12m2, Superior B rooms are 15m2, and Deluxe rooms are 16m2. The rooms are big enough for you to rent it with a friend, and they do allow two residents in one room. But they charge an additional fee of Rp200.000. 

Address: Jl. Administrasi Negara I No. 29, RT.1/RW.7, Bendungan Hilir, Tanahabang, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10210

Phone Number: +6282 111128910

Price Range

Superior A: Rp3.700.000,00/ month

Superior B: Rp3.700.000,00/ month

Deluxe: Rp4.000.000,00/ month

Facilities

  • Fully furnished room
  • TV (cable TV)
  • AC
  • Wi-Fi
  • Inner bathroom (shower, water heater)
  • Kitchen 
  • Living room
  • Washing machine
  • Parking area

3. Rumah Tani Betawi

Rumah Tani Betawi

Rumah Tani Betawi is a cozy boarding house located in Menteng, Jakarta Pusat. The boarding house is a comfortable yet modern boarding house located near Thamrin. Rumah Tani Betawi offers two types of rooms, Type A and Type B. The rooms’ only difference is their size. Type A rooms are 12m2 meanwhile type B rooms are 16m2. All of the rooms are minimalist and the furniture in this boarding house is colored light brown, which makes it looks pretty. Contrary to their dark grey wallpaper, they all pair beautifully. Even though the color of the room makes it look dark, worry not, their cleanliness is top-notch. 

The rooms are facilitated with wardrobe, dressing table, Wi-Fi, AC, and are given bed linen, desk lamp, and sleep lamp. It is worth it for the price, right? The price range of this boarding house is not too expensive. Not to mention that the place is located at Menteng, the luxurious neighborhood that is not too far from Thamrin, the main business district. Rumah Tani Betawi is strategically located. Restaurants, convenience stores, ATMs, drugstores, mosques, shopping malls, and bus stops are all a walking distance. 

Address: Jl. Kalipasir Dalam No. 160B RT.7/RW.1, Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10330 

Phone Number: +6287 808505666

Price Range

Type A: Rp2.700.000,00/ month

Type B: Rp3.000.000,00/ month

Facilities

  • Fully furnished room
  • AC
  • Wi-Fi
  • Inner bathroom (shower) 
  • Living room
  • Dining room (gallon dispenser, fridge)
  • Lounge area
  • Laundry room (washing machine) 
  • Garden area
  • Parking area

4. Kusuma Residence

Kusuma Residence

Kusuma Residence is an exclusive boarding house located in Setiabudi. Kusuma Residence is the ideal boarding house if you work at The Golden Triangle (Central Business District). The location of this boarding house is strategically located between Setiabudi, Kuningan, Sudirman, and Thamrin. Even though Kusuma Residence is located in such a busy neighborhood, it is located in quiet housing, which will give you a goodnight’s rest at night. To ease your daily life, Kusuma Residence is a walking distance to restaurants, convenience stores, ATMs, drugstores, mosques, shopping malls, bus stops, and MRT stations. 

Kusuma Residence only offers one type of room, which in the size of 16m2. The interior design of this boarding house looks very homey, as the building is dominated by the color dark brown and white, which gives it a comfortable nuance and the outer building that looks just like any other house. 

Address: Jl. Taman Setiabudi II No. 9, RT.5/RW.9, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta

Price Range: Rp4.400.000,00/ month

Facilities

  • Fully furnished room
  • AC
  • TV
  • Inner bathroom (shower) 
  • Dining area
  • Lounge area
  • Kitchen (fridge) 
  • Parking area

There you have it! 4 lists of boarding houses as an option for living in the capital city. If you’re looking to work in the Central Business District area but your family’s home is far from Jakarta, living in a boarding house can be the best option for you. It’s the better option if you don’t like to live in an apartment or consider it too expensive. Go check them out and see for yourselves!

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