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Vacation to Raja Ampat are expensive? That assumption is actually relative. But when compared to other holiday destinations in Indonesia, a trip to Raja Ampat does require a slightly higher budget. From flights to island hopping trips for just one day, the funds needed can be said to be sufficient for a budget vacation in Bali, Lombok and Jogja at once. But in terms of lodging, not all accommodation in Raja Ampat drains the bag. You can find homestays at quite affordable prices, even during high season holidays. It’s just that, you may have to book it in advance to be able to get cheap lodging or hotels in Raja Ampat.

Here are 5 cheap lodgings in Raja Ampat that are suitable for backpackers.

If you really have plans for a vacation in the near future to one of these parts of paradise in Indonesia, here are some cheap hotels in Raja Ampat that can be a reference for where you stay. Although relatively cheap, the panorama offered is very special.

1. Raja Ampat City Hotel

If you are looking for a hotel that is comfortable, pleasant and not far from the city center, Raja Ampat City Hotel will be the right choice. Located only half a kilometer from the city center, this cheap hotel in Raja Ampat offers a variety of facilities that are quite good.  The ease of accessing various tourist destinations in Raja Ampat is one of the facilities offered. In addition to breakfast for two, this accommodation also provides a wireless internet network that you can use. Plasma TVs with international channels and comfortable beds and air-conditioned rooms are guaranteed to make you feel at home in this hotel.

Location: Lukas Dailon, Waisai District, Waigeo, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

2. Mambetron Homestay, Pulau Mansuar

Mambetron Homestay, Pulau Mansuar
Mambetron Homestay, Pulau Mansuar

Located on the beautiful Mansuar Island, one of the cheap hotels in Raja Ampat provides a special beauty for its visitors, namely an extraordinary sea view, complemented by fine white sand beaches. Private gardens and beaches are also the facilities of this homestay. You also don’t have to worry about finding food because there is a halal restaurant on site. However, there is no internet connection at this homestay. It shouldn’t be a problem, because the scenery outside is much more special, right?

Location: Pulau Mansuar Kecil (Kri, Yenbuba, Meos Mansar, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

3. Dore Atri Lagoon

Want to be at one with nature and the people of West Papua? Dore Atri Lagoon Homestay can be an attractive option. The location of this cheap hotel in Raja Ampat is quite close to the village of local residents and has unique natural facilities, such as white sand to the blue sea in the front yard.

Another advantage of this bungalow is the existence of an electricity network and also a cellphone signal. Several shops around the location can also be a place to shop for supplies. But, you are strictly forbidden to litter here.

Location: Yenbeser, Gam Island, Raja Ampat, Yenbeser, South Waigeo, Raja Ampat, West Papua

4. Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat

Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat
Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat

Located in the Waigeo Island area, this resort offers accommodation with complete facilities, including breakfast for two, air-conditioned rooms to fantastic natural views of Raja Ampat. In addition to breakfast, you also don’t need to be confused about looking for food because this cheap hotel in Raja Ampat provides dining facilities three times a day. As for the cellphone signal facility, don’t expect much because it is quite weak. But, why vacation to Raja Ampat if you’re still looking for a cellphone signal, right?

Location: Jalan Marinda Waiwo, Waigeo Island, Waigeo, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

5. Sea Whip Homestay

The feel and atmosphere of this inn is quite cool, you know. How not, the location is on Manyaifun Island, on the outskirts of the mangrove forest which is the habitat of many local birds. The panorama offered is extraordinary, from the sea, sunset, to the beautiful coral on the seabed. Standard amenities can also be found in the rooms, such as mattresses with mosquito-repellent curtains, as well as showers and toilets. Amazingly, you can see directly the shark breeding place near this homestay. Wow so much!

Location: Manyaifun Island, West Waigeo, Raja Ampat, Manyaifun, Waigeo Bar. Islands, West Waigeo Islands, West Papua

Well above is a list of cheap lodging in Raja Ampat. While on vacation in Raja Ampat, you can stay at one of these cheap inns. Despite having an affordable price, the facilities and views offered are amazing.