Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!
There are tons of guesthouses in town so you shouldn't have trouble getting a room unless you arrive after 8pm. If that's the case, you may want to consider booking ahead. Very few guesthouse have an online footprint, but you can find some good options on TripAdvisor.
We stayed at the guesthouse behind Yog and paid 150,000 (with bargaining) for a room with hot water. The room was nothing special and, besides the water, it was pretty cold. (You really need serious jackets and hats to do Bromo comfortably!)
I can't emphasize enough how important hot water is in Cemoro Lawang. Nighttime temperatures are freezing and there's nothing like a hot shower when you get back from watching the sunrise.
The owner of the guesthouse can arrange your Bromo jeep trip at no extra cost. We also highly recommend the walk to the viewpoint outside of town.
Interested in seeing Mount Bromo without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Mt. Bromo photo tour.
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