Affordable Kost Central Jakarta Near Universities

Central Jakarta isn’t just the center of government and business in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area. It’s also where distinguished state higher education institutes stand, including Institut Kesenian Jakarta and the Salemba campus of Universitas Indonesia (famously known for its Dentistry and Medicine faculties). Other well-known campuses in the area include Yarsi University, Mercu Buana University, Gunadarma University, and many others. However, Central Jakarta is also known for its high living standards. And it’s no surprise to see the general pricing of kost in Central Jakarta area, what’s more if it is near to the universities area.

In the end, Central Jakarta is still an area full of opportunities and excitement, and we don’t want newcomers to shy away from it. Therefore, we’ve selected kost near universities in Central Jakarta to aid college students, parents, and workers to hunt for lodgings in the area. Without ado, here are four kost you might want to look out for in the Menteng, Salemba, and Cikini areas.

Kost Central Jakarta Near Universities, Budget Around 2 Million Rupiah

1. Talang 10 Residence

Talang 10 Residence Kosts Universities Central Jakarta
Talang 10 Residence

Also in the Menteng area, Talang 10 Residence is just around Gunadarma University Campus A, Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Medicine, and Universitas Budi Luhur Kampus C. 

With just Rp 1.900.000, you get a single bedroom with air conditioner, Wifi, and Cable TV. Not only that, but you’ll also get a connected private bathroom with a water heater and a seat toilet, which is quite a luxury feature considering the price point.

Talang 10 has other amenities such as a clean kitchen and a dry pantry, and parking for cars and motorcycles (free of charge) complete with security and CCTV. 

Looking at Talang 10 Residence’s price point, it’s a blessing to have it in such a close distance to the abovementioned universities and the famous shopping centers of Central Jakarta. Tenants can choose to shop in Pasaraya Manggarai, Green Pramuka Square Mall, and Mall Graha Matraman. However, venture a little bit, and will they arrive at Thamrin City, Grand Indonesia, and Citywalk Sudirman.

Address: Jl. Talang Ujung No.11, RT.2/RW.3, Pegangsaan, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10320

Price: starting from Rp. 2.000.000,00 per month

2. Casa Salemba

Casa Salemba

You will be lucky not to miss this one. Casa Salemba is situated right among various campuses such as Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Dentistry, the Christian University of Indonesia (UKI) Faculty of Law, Persada Indonesia University Y.A.I. Pancasila University, and Gunadarma University Campus A.

For Rp 2.250.000/month, you’ll be getting a spacious single bedroom complete with air conditioner and cable tv. Also, Casa Salemba wouldn’t live up to its name if it doesn’t offer a spacious private bathroom with hot water (quite the luxury for Jakarta kosts).

 CCTV and 24-hour security. Other facilities include a fridge, a kitchen, and a dining area on every floor. Casa Salemba also has its electric generator to anticipate blackouts.

The Salemba neighborhood is full of pharmacists, ATM, mini markets, and laundry services. There are also large malls around, such as Plaza Kenari Mas, Mall Graha Matraman, and Central Buana Computer (for electronics shopping). Drive a little bit, and you’ll reach other malls like Plaza Atrium, Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, and more.

Address: Jl. Salemba I No.6, RT.4/RW.6, Kenari, Kec. Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10430

Phone Number: +6281289223321

Price: Rp. 2.250.000,00 per month

Kost Central Jakarta Near Universities, Budget Above 3 Million Rupiah

1. Kos-19


In the serene and quiet neighborhood of Menteng stands Kos-19, a kost that caters to expatriates and graduate students alike. Undergraduates too can consider staying in this exclusive kost due to its near to to several universities: Jakarta International College, Universitas Indonesia Faculty of Medicine, and Bung Karno University (Pegangsaan Campus).

For Rp 3.000.000 (less if you bunk with somebody else), you can have an air-conditioned room and a private bathroom with a seating toilet and hot water. Furthermore, you’ll also be getting cable TV and a personal water dispenser (a rarity in Indonesian kosts). 

Other facilities include car and motorcycle parking with 24-hour security and CCTV. The kost also overlooks a garden, giving the retro-styled building a breezy touch.

Kost-19 is also nearby to the Cikini Station and bus RS JECE Menteng Universitas Bung Karno, and the Megaria market shopping center. The area in particular also has other shopping centers nearby, such as Pasaraya Manggarai, Mall Graha Matraman, Grand Indonesia, and Plaza Indonesia.

Price: Rp. 4.000.000,00 per bulan

Address: Jl. Bonang No.19, RT.1/RW.5, Pegangsaan, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10320

Phone number: 087882537320 and 081284927776

2. Trust Building Kwitang

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Functioning as both a coworking space and a kost, the stylishly-designed Trust Building offers premium accommodation without overcharging.  This kost is near to several universities in Central Jakarta area, two of which are Mercu Buana and Institut Kesenian Jakarta (both reachable in 8 minutes by car).

For Rp 3.000.000 a month, you can enjoy a single hotel-like bedroom with air conditioner, wifi, and a private bathroom with a seated toilet. Another defining feature of the rooms in Trust Building is the provision of access card as an extra security measure

Since the Trust Building functions mainly as a coworking space and hotel, you can expect not only a working space and function rooms but also a rooftop bar to hang out with friends and acquaintances.

The Trust Building also beats other kosts at the same price point as its parking basement. Moreover, Trust Building has security personnel on 24-hour standby as well as CCTV surveillance inside and outside the building.

Aside from having Alfamart and Indomaret within 100 meters of the building, there are also other shopping spots like Kwitang Market and the Hypermart supermarket at Atrium Plaza. Other nearby shopping and entertainment centers include but are not limited to Menteng Huis, Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia, and Sarinah.

Address: Jl. Kramat II No.52A, RT.8/RW.4, Kwitang, Kec. Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10420

Phone Number: +62878-8213-1415

Price: Rp. 3.000.000,00 per month

That’s the recommendation for kost in Central Jakarta, which is located near campus area. Hopefully this article can help you find the right place to live! Visit for more recommendations!

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