Mar 20, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019

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Balikpapan, Indonesia is a popular beach destination located on the east coast of the island of Borneo in the province of East Kalimantan. The area is classified as tropical rainforest and has consistent weather throughout the year. Temperatures are generally in the high 80’s and there is a respectable amount of precipitation year-round with an uptick in the summer and winter months.

Sunbathers will find much to enjoy on a trip to this island paradise. There are several beaches around the city known for their great beauty, where travelers flock to relax and enjoy the sun and surf and tuck into some fresh grilled corn or thirst-quenching coconut from one of the many street vendors. Sporty travelers will love the many opportunities for running, golf and soccer in the area. Nature lovers will be sure not to miss the Balikpapan Botanical Garden, nearby orangutan and sun bear sanctuaries and Bukit Bangkirai rainforest site.

Shopping fans also have much to look forward to. The area is known for its high quality jewels, and several shopping malls such as Plaza Balikpapan, Balikpapan Superblock and Mall Fantasy exist to quench your thirst for deals and savings.

Where can I book a Balikpapan hotel?

Use Skyscanner to find the perfect hotel for your trip to Balikpapan. Search for accommodations and filter the results based on rating, location and amenities offered. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice, Skyscanner can also help you find the best flight deals to Borneo.

Where are Balikpapan hotels located?

There are hotels scattered throughout the city but the highest concentration is in the south part of town close to the coast.

How much do hotels in Balikpapan cost?

Hotels in Balikpapan quite affordable indeed, with prices as low as $15 and as high as $110 a night.

Can I find 4 or 5 star hotels in Balikpapan?

There are plenty of options for those interested in the best Balikpapan has to offer:

  • Gran Senyiur Hotel boasts a business center and express check-in for travelers on the move. Fine decorations and top-notch dining please the senses.
  • Grand Jatra Hotel features expansive rooms decorated in a contemporary style. Proximity to the golf course, shops and restaurants means you’ll never lack for diversions.
  • Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence is not just a hotel, but hosts apartments too. Try the on-site masseuse for a relaxing cap to a day of sightseeing.

Where can I find cheap hotels in Balikpapan?

Affordable hotels abound for travelers on a budget:

  • City Hotel includes a breakfast with Indonesian and western fare.
  • J Icon Hip Hotel boasts a vibrant bar and uniquely decorated rooms.
  • Adika Hotel Bahtera is in the middle of a shopping district for travelers who love to get out and about.

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What are travelers saying about Balikpapan?

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Yuna Gena
Yuna GenaSamarinda, Indonesia

Balikpapan is one of prominent city in Indonesia. Besides infamous for its tidiness and cleanness, Balikpapan holds important roles in economic sector, for it's home of few giant oil and mining companies. Moreover, as a home of one of internationa airports in Indonesia, Balikpapan becomes one busy and most-visited city, especially at eastern part of Indonesia. Speaking of culture and tourism, Balikpapan holds few worth visiting unique spots.

Terry Walters
Terry Walters

great place hot good choice of water sports hotels in all price ranges great water park and security is all over the place they love to help you out great bargains on knock off items great for picking up black market dvds at nicks but watch out for the white mice they try to get you to buy drugs never go down ally ways where their are large groups of males make shaw you are where all the tourest's are safer

Hadi Mukminin
Hadi MukmininLos Angeles, California


Rahma Nyink
Rahma NyinkBalikpapan


The least expensive month is November, with an average of $20 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Balikpapan is December, with an average price of $25 per night.
The average price of a hotel in March last year was $24 per night. This is 4% more than the average nightly price of $23 seen over the previous 12 months.

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