Whereever you go in Malang, you will find Guesthouse in every street! So how to choose one of the best among so many guesthouses? I checked on tripadvisor.com for their reliable review as always, and I found out that this Merbabu Guest House Malang is the number 1 guesthouse in Malang. I sent email to book a room in the guesthouse, and they replied promptly. I booked one deluxe room including bfast for IDR 360,000.
This is the front look of the Merbabu Guesthouse Malang, it's really homey. The guesthouse is located on a road with many cafes and restaurant in a walking distance. We rented a Honda Vario from the front desk 24 hour for IDR 80,000. The motorcycle doesn't belong to the hotel, the staff called a motorcycle rental for us, and later on the hotel kept our ID (KTP) at their premises until we returned the Vario.
Our room located near the reception area, it was huge and very clean. The only problem was, the floor was so cold (of course, it's Malang!) and we didn't have any slipper to be used in the room. So make sure to bring along a hotel slipper when you stay here:p
The guesthouse has an open space with a pond inside, it offers all guests free wifi (and it was fast), they also provide one computer to be used by the guest.
The breakfast was great! We had an early flight to catch, so we took the breakfast at 7 am, and got a chicken satay and fried rice.
We really enjoyed our stay at Merbabu Guesthouse, it's very recommended. They only have view rooms, so advance booking is very recommended.