Reconnect with nature and rekindle your spirits with breathtaking and undisturbed jungle views from The Hangout Bukit Lawang. We were extremely lucky to be offered a run-down property in an exclusive location next door, on the banks of the enchanting Bohorok River. After more than 6 months of restoring it from scratch we finally opened our new small boutique accommodation next to our popular EcoTravel Cottages in June 2020. This unpretentious hotel with four rooms and fantastic views is the perfect place to switch off – a place you’ll want to return to before you even leave.
The Hangout Bukit Lawang features a style we call „jungle chic“ – guided by simplicity, comfort and taste. Three cosy jungle view rooms are equipped with minibar, roof and/or standing fans, a lock-up safety box, mosquito nets, tea and coffee making facilities, hair-dryer and electricity boxes. Each room has a balcony with great frontal jungle views! Nearly touching Bohorok River, there is a fresh breeze from the river and the rainforest. Guests traveling on a smaller budget will appreciate our super basic budget choice – a room without balcony or jungle views. But all new rooms provide hot water shower and WiFi – and the unforgettable sounds of the jungle and the river lulling you to deep sleep.
Our philosophy is to live in harmony within our unique ecosystem. Our goal is to make your stay unforgettable from the moment you arrive in the jungle. Experience the award winning service of our popular EcoTravel Cottages in our new next door accommodation The Hangout Bukit Lawang. Come and unwire from your high-voltage urban life. Next thing, reconnect yourself to nature’s tranquillity. Let jungle sounds nibble your ear and let lush green fill your eyes. Pampered by the friendly, personal service of our EcoTravel team your jungle holiday will be an experience to be remembered. Our guests at both EcoTravel Cottages and The Hangout enjoy full housekeeping, office and guiding services from our EcoTravel team.
Both properties are connected, making sure all residents can enjoy our beautiful garden with river access and our new Hangout Lounge with great jungle views. All our accommodation offers an authentic and original stay in a total of 9 rooms with prices ranging from super budget to deluxe. Both our boutique hotels blend modern comforts with local building materials, traditional construction techniques and natural components. The main difference between the popular EcoTravel Cottages and our new development is the size of rooms and bathrooms.
To boost your energy for any outdoor activities all our EcoTravel guests can choose between five delicious breakfast sets every day. For lunch or dinner there is no restaurant at The Hangout nor at EcoTravel Cottages as we specialize in decent accommodation and our highly popular tours. Nevertheless, there’s no need to stay hungry: choose from a dozen of good restaurants with our cottages being just a few minutes from the old orang-utan feeding platform and on the Bohorok riverside of the Bukit Lawang walking way.
Most of the food we offer is sourced locally. We follow ecological guidelines by managing different types of waste and avoiding plastic. Drinking water is available for free to all our guests during their stay.
Apart from that our employees work on a steady basis with reliable working times and regular days off – a social concept which is not yet very common in this area. All our staff are from nearby villages, even if that means their English is not very good.
We have introduced a rotating system of guiding and supervising, with guides switching posts with our cottage managers on a weekly basis. The result is a kind of pension scheme giving our guides a regular job even if they get older and lack the fitness for regular guiding.
And what is the most important effect of all these efforts? Our 12-strong team is able to pamper a maximum of 24 guests in 9 rooms at The Hangout Bukit Lawang and EcoTravel Cottages at the same time – you shouldn’t ask for less!
Due to COVID-19 additional measures are in place to ensure the safety of our guests and our team, e.g.: arriving guests will have their temperature checked and must fill in a COVID-19 form. Breakfast is served in the garden of EcoTravel Cottages and in our open air Hangout Cafe. Face masks are obligatory for staff & guests in our EcoTravel office. Regular temperature checks for staff, additional face masks and gloves for kitchen staff are mandatory. Hand sanitizers are available for guests & staff. Guest rooms and busy areas are sanitized regularly.