Want to spend a weekend without having to travel far and spend a lot of money? Why don’t you just try a new experience for backpacking to Bandung? Guaranteed your weekend will be more colorful and exciting!
Vacationing in the backpacker way has now begun to mushroom among Indonesian youth. because with its low cost concept, it is considered to be able to make vacation moments more economical. And holidays without tour packages like this are considered more flexible too.
Plus the cost of living in Bandung is not as expensive as Jakarta or Bali, so it is very suitable to be a cheap alternative tour. Especially if from Jabodetabek, Bandung is quite close. Or those of you who live in Semarang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Surabaya, Malang can also go to Bandung.
So this time, Travel Blog Indonesiawill give some tips for backpackers in the Flower City. Although the costs are limited. What kind of tips will we provide? Listen until it’s finished!
1. Go to Bandung by land transportation
Because Bandung is a strategic city, or you could say it is in the middle. So getting there is very easy. Many transportation can be used as an alternative. Such as airplanes, trains, buses, cars, motorbikes.
However, after we searched it. That using land transportation to visit Bandung is the most appropriate choice. More precisely is a train. Yaps! just use this land transportation.
Using public transportation for backpacking trips is something that backpackers in Indonesia always choose. Because besides being more economical, you will not be tired because you have to drive your own vehicle. Save on fuel costs too guys !.
For those who are starting their journey from Jabodetabek, to go to Bandung, they can use the Serayu economy class train with a ticket price of IDR 63,000, heading to Pasar Senen – Kiaracondong station.
Meanwhile, from the Surabaya-Jogja-Bandung route, you can use the Pasundan economy train, with a ticket price of IDR 94,000.
2. Determine the area of tourist location you want to visit
Before deciding to go, it’s a good idea to first write a list of tourist locations to visit while in Bandung. Decide where you will explore this Flower City.
Bandung has lots of cheap tourist areas but still fun to visit. Such as Bandung City, Lembang, Dago.
3. Choose Cheap Tourist Places
As we said at the beginning, Bandung is rich in tourism. From natural tourism, artificial tourism, to historical tourism.
If you want to travel cheaply in Bandung, we suggest that you choose tours that do not charge tickets that are not too expensive or even free.
For example, you can visit Ir. Juanda, Banfung Geological Museum, The Lodge Maribaya, Farmhouse Lembang, Dago Pakar, Tebing Keraton, Orchid Forest Cikole, Kawah Putih Ciwidey.
Now there is one spot that you can’t miss to visit, especially at night, namely Moko Hill. Especially if you are on vacation with your boyfriend, you must also visit it.
From Moko Hill you will see the beauty of the city of Bandung decorated by flickering lights. As well as the thousands of stars that fill the city sky at night.
These tips are mandatory, so you can adjust where the lodging you will choose to spend the night. In addition, to estimate how much it costs to go and enter your destination.
4. Book hotels near tourist attractions
Although there are lots of inns in Bandung. In fact, many, with prices below Rp 100,000. but to make it easier for you, it’s better to choose the overnight place closest to your destination.
Still in touch with the previous tips, after determining the tourist attractions you want to visit. It would be better to hurry to book a room at a hotel in the area of tourist destination.
Why should the hotel be near the tourist destination? So you can save time and transportation costs.
Therefore, try to find accommodation rooms from now on through online sites such as pegipegi.com, airyrooms.com, agoda.com. Usually, if you order online through the site, you can get a discount, you know.
5. Use Public Transportation When In Bandung
When traveling in Bandung, it’s a good idea to take public transportation. To be able to find transportation here is not difficult. Because currently Bandung has been transformed into a modern and advanced city.
So public transportation in this city is very diverse and has quite a wide route. If you want to go around the city of Bandung, you can take the TransBandung or angkot. If you want to travel some distance to Lembang or Ciwidey, you can take the bus.
Or do you want to try traveling around the city of Bandung while burning bad calories? Just try riding a boseh bike!
6. Culinary Tours on the Street
Besides traveling to tourist attractions, you can also do food hunting. It’s incomplete if you visit Paris Van Java without tasting the typical culinary delights of this city.
As a backpacker, waste away to eat at restaurants or hit cafes. because they have to save expenses. And sometimes, the cost of consumption can be a factor in the swelling of the budget if you are not good at managing it.
Food or street food in Bandung tastes better than a cafe or restaurant, you know. Because most of these restaurants or cafes are inspired by the food sold in this grobak.
The area that you can visit to find street vendors is Gedung Sate. There are many kinds of food from Bandung that you can taste here, such as cuangki, cilok, siomay, batagor, and seblak.
7. Hunting for cheap clothes at factory outlets
Shopaholics must be familiar with Factory Outlets. A Factory Outlet is a place where all kinds of trendy clothes are sold at prices far from department stores or boutiques.
And now you have visited the right place. Paris van Java is indeed famous for its many Factory Outlets. You can find this Factory Outlet in various areas in Bandung.
One of them is along Jalan LL RE Martadinata. You will find many Factory Outlets there. Even though there are many, you still have to be smart in choosing which Factory Outlets to visit.
The reason is, each Factory Outlet offers various prices, so you must be able to find a gap where those who are giving discounts. So you can be satisfied with windows shopping with a more efficient budget.
8. Keep Thrifty Even While Shopping For Souvenirs
Even though on this trip you have to really calculate your expenses, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring gifts for relatives, family, or colleagues right?
Economical tips for shopping for souvenirs this time, you can visit the following places. such as Pasar Baru, Cihampelas, Cibaduyut, to the shock market in Gasibu.
The merchandise there is quite good and cheap, you know. With a quality that is not inferior to malls, you can get it for only a minimal fee.
9. Bring warm clothes and medicines
Bandung is an city in the highlands almost the same as Bogor, so the air is quite cool and even cold. Especially if you plan to go to Lembang or Ciwedey. The mandatory costumes that you must bring are a jacket and warm clothes.
Apart from costumes, other mandatory items that must be brought are medicines. Because it is not impossible that you will be exhausted in your backpacker activities. So you need vitamins or supplements to keep your immune system from falling.
These tips should not be left behind from a series of your adventures because there are no obstacles that can interfere with your vacation.
10. Prepare the ATM or Credit card
No matter how neat we plan something is not impossible if everything that has been prepared can deviate from expectations, right?
Therefore, as plan B, bring or prepare your credit card or ATM. Just in case you have unexpected expenses in your vacation activities.
So that doesn’t mean you have prepared a credit card and ATM, you can buy this carelessly. You must be careful in choosing which expenses are important and which are not. Use these two objects only for urgent situations.
Those are some tips as your guide in traveling to Bandung City, West Java. Before deciding to take a backpacker-style vacation, compile the details of the itenary first.