Catimor Homestay is partly made from bamboo, and constructed in 1894. A newer brick building contains more basic rooms. This homestay is most closely located to Mt Ijen.

Catimor Homestay at the Ijen Plateau


catimor 11It can be very cold at night, around 9°C. Catimor Homestay's hot tub filled with water from a natural sulphuric hot spring is then welcoming you. The tub is filled around five or six o'clock in the afternoon, and the water is always running. Besides, they have a swimming pool with fresh water. You can freely drink coffee and tea, while enjoying free WiFi. The coffee is locally made at the plantation Blawan. You can also buy this coffee if you like the taste. Catimor Homestay also sells coffee luwak.
The restaurant in the hotel serves breakfast (included in the room price), lunch and dinner. Or, you bring your own food.

Catimor Homestay at Sempol, Ijen PlateauActivities in the neighborhood

There are quite a lot of possibilities to pass your spare time. Next to the hotel you find one of the two coffee factories that are established at the Ijen Plateau. The coffee plantation came into existence just before the end of the nineteenth century. You can get a very interesting tour through the factory, just ask the staff of Catimor Homestay. It will cost you Rp. 15,000.
If you follow the signs in front of the homestay, it is a short walk to the waterfall and hot spring. For both the entrance fee is Rp. 2,000. Before you reach the hot spring you will find left of the road a shelter with civets (luwak). These animals produce the coffee luwak. A few meters further down you can enter the garden where young coffee plants are grown and experiments are carried out. These are used to provide the plantation with new material. Just after this garden the waterfall is welcoming you.

Price per room per night in IDR for Catimor Homestay at the Ijen Plateau

These prices are valid for the year 2016. Catimor Homestay has several types of rooms available. Those in the bamboo building are of better quality than in the brick building.

Table 1. Price per room per night in IDR


No. of rooms

Extra bed

Standard double room 325,000    
Superior A 450,000    
Superior B 375,000    

 Note: the price includes breakfast

You can book the rooms by calling directly or sending a sms to Mrs. Iin +62 (0)82 332 628 342.
As the signal is often very weak, you have the best chance at contact by sending an sms.