Best Berastagi Hotels 2023: Where to Stay in Berastagi

Spending a few nights in Berastagi, North Sumatra and looking for the comfiest, most convenient Berastagi hotel to stay in? You’re in the right place! There is a good selection of guesthouses in Berastagi, and the best news is that the most highly rated Berastagi hotels come with a very reasonable price tag!

Whether you’re just stopping over for a night on the way to Lake Toba or want to invest more time into exploring this interesting town in the Karo highlands, we’ll help you find the best hotel in Berastagi to meet your needs.

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In a Hurry? Here are Our Top Berastagi Picks

Why Stay in Berastagi, North Sumatra

Many visitors to Sumatra overlook the district and town of Berastagi as they rush to reach gorgeous Lake Toba. But if you have time, we highly recommend spending a night or two in this busy little town located in the Karo highlands.

Berastagi is the ideal place to base yourself if you’re interested in getting a peek at the two volcanoes in the area – Mount Sinabung and Mount Sibayak. Sunrise hikes up Mount Sibayak are a popular activity, although it’s too dangerous (and forbidden) to get too close to the much more active peak of Mount Sinabung.

The Karo regency is famous for its agriculture, so Berastagi’s fruit and vegetable market is well worth a visit. The bustling market boasts colourful piles of fresh produce – some of which you may have never seen before. We highly recommend trying the mouth-watering markisah (passionfruit) that the area is well-known for.

Other popular tourist attractions include a strawberry farm, Gundaling Hill, Mikie Funland theme park, Lubini Natural Park, the gorgeous Buddhist temple at Lubini Natural Park, and a dairy farm.

A little further afield, you’ll find Sipiso-piso waterfall, one of the largest in Sumatra and well worth a look.

And while you’re in the Karo highlands, why not learn about Batak Karo culture with a visit to Lingga Cultural Village in nearby Kabanjahe.

For many tourists adjusting to the tropical heat of Indonesia, Berastagi is a refreshing place to chill for a night or two. At a higher altitude, the temperatures here are considerably cooler and more refreshing. In fact, this is one of the few places in North Sumatra where you may feel the need for a warm sweater!

Our Picks for the Best Berastagi Hotels

Best Berastagi Hotels on a Budget

Price-range below 300,000 IDR (19USD/Euro $30AUD)

Don’t assume that you need to spend a lot of money to stay in a great hotel in Berastagi. In this town, the budget Berastagi guesthouses definitely have an edge over the bigger (and supposedly fancier) hotels.

Most of these smaller guesthouses are family-run, with super helpful, friendly owners who go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and easy.

While you won’t find pools or fancy restaurants in these budget Berastagi hotels, you will find clean, simple, comfortable rooms with a very warm welcome.

We’ve picked through all the most recent reviews and highly recommend choosing one of these highly-rated budget guesthouses over the more expensive – and very badly reviewed – luxury hotels in Berastagi.

Nachelle Homestay

Nachelle Homestay is one of the most highly-rated guesthouse in Berastagi across all major booking platforms.

This modest-looking homestay in Berastagi features clean and tidy rooms, comfortable beds, a delicious breakfast, and the most wonderful, helpful hosts you’re likely to encounter on your travels.

The location is excellent; it’s just a 3-minute drive to the fruit market or a 15-minute stroll from the centre of town.

There is free Wi-Fi in public areas, and you can pop up onto the rooftop for views of the volcanoes in the distance.

Choose between budget rooms with a shared bathroom or upgrade to a King room with pleasant mountain views and a private bathroom.

Rooms are basic but bright and hygienic. There are Western toilets and hot showers.

While the Wi-Fi doesn’t reach the rooms, there is a big, cozy couch where you can sit and work/scroll.

Guests rave about the fantastic hosts at Nachelle Homestay. Mery goes out of her way to help you with transport and travel advice and ensure you feel very welcome and taken care of.

Abdi is just as welcoming, and takes guests on excellent sunrise treks up Mount Sibayak. These treks are well-priced, and Abdi is an informative and entertaining guide. What could be better than eating home-cooked banana pancakes while sitting on top of a volcano watching the sunrise?

Thumbs Up:

Incredible hosts and a delicious breakfast. Convenient location close to the market, stores, and restaurants. Great value for money.

Thumbs Down:

The Wi-Fi doesn’t reach the rooms. Shared bathroom is quite small, and located downstairs. 


Kaesa Homestay

This Berastagi homestay is extremely well-rated, with overwhelmingly positive reviews from recent guests.

The location is great – it will take you only about 10 minutes to walk to the centre of town and the fruit and vegetable market.

This homestay in Berastagi may look underwhelming from the outside, but the rooms are clean, have balconies and sitting areas, and feature Western-style bathrooms.

Kaesa Homestay is most well-loved for its excellent hosts. They are super friendly and will bend over backwards to ensure you have a comfortable stay. They’ll help you organise transport and tours, and make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your trip to Berastagi.

Recent guests suggest paying a little extra for the rooms with city views – it’s worth the extra rupiah!

Thumbs Up:

Good Wi-Fi throughout. Central location and great hosts who speak English well. Lovely food and clean rooms.

Thumbs Down:

Kaesa Homestay is close to a mosque. While many people enjoy hearing the call to prayers, it may pay to bring some earplugs if you’d like a sleep in. Guest also note that the downstairs rooms can be quite noisy if you have upstairs neighbours.


Sapo Karo Resthouse

This colourful guest house has simple but spacious rooms full of light. There are gorgeous views out across the fields, and bathrooms feature Western toilets and showers.

All rooms have a seating area, wardrobe, and flat-screen TV. Some have terraces.

The location is perfect; it’s a 10-15-minute walk to the main street (and fruit market), but there is an Indomaret and a handful of restaurants and cafes nearby.

Sapo Karo Rest House is a Berastagi hotel featuring free Wi-Fi and a really nice shared lounge and dining area.

Moses, the host, can help with tours and transport.

Thumbs Up:

The rooms are nice and clean. The surroundings are picturesque and there is a good breakfast.

Thumbs Down:

Guest reviews mention that this Berastagi hotel is next door to a café that often plays loud music/karaoke until late at night. There is also the morning prayer from a nearby mosque, so bring earplugs for a good sleep.

Several reviews also note that the manager is quite insistent about pushing guests to book his tours and transportation. Some commented that if you don’t want one of the packages, the management is not so helpful and accommodating.


Wisma Sunrise Guesthouse

This is a simple Berastagi Guest House located in the centre of town. The location is excellent; it’s just a 5-minute walk to the bustling fruit and vegetable market.

The rooms are quite small, but they do feature a balcony with views out across the town.

This hotel Berastagi is basic but clean, and there is free Wi-Fi throughout.

Thumbs Up:

Great location with friendly, helpful staff.

Thumbs Down:

If you’re a light sleeper, bear in mind that this guest house is located near a mosque, so you may need earplugs to avoid being woken by the call to prayer in the morning. Recent reviews note that the rooms are not as nice as the pictures show and that there is no hot water.


Best Hotel in Berastagi - Mid-Range

Price-range 300,000-600,000 IDR
$30-$60 AUD

There aren’t many mid-range Berastagi Hotels to choose from, and even fewer that made the cut for us to recommend! But the listing below is a very pretty one just outside of central Berastagi.

Alloyna Country Cottage Berastagi

Unlike the other Berastagi hotels we’ve seen so far, Alloyna Country Cottage Berastagi is not located in the central town area.

Instead, it’s in a quieter, more rural part of Berastagi. This is good for those looking for a more peaceful, picturesque vibe, but not ideal of you’re wanting to wander around on foot to explore the fruit market and shops of Berastagi town.

The bonus is that this accommodation in Berastagi is super pretty! It’s designed to look like a mountain hut, which is actually a nice fit for the cooler climate of the Karo highlands.

The restaurant is cute and rustic. The rooms are cute and cosy with wooden furnishings. Bathrooms have Western toilets and showers.

There is room service available as well as free Wi-Fi.

The grounds are green with lovely gardens, and some rooms have garden views.

Thumbs Up:

Rooms and grounds are very pretty and the staff are helpful. Because it’s outside of town, it’s a peaceful place to stay.

Thumbs Down:

There are very few recent reviews for this place, so it’s hard to gauge the current condition of this hotel in Berastagi. There’s not much to do in the immediate area, so it’s definitely a place just to come and relax before heading off on a tour or to your next destination.


Best High-End Hotel Berastagi

Price range 600,000 IDR and above
36+ USD/Euro
$60+ AUD

 These luxury Berastagi hotels may look lovely on the booking platforms, but the most recent reviews paint a different picture.

You’ll be paying a premium price to stay at a 4-star hotel, but as far as we can tell from reviews, the reality doesn’t match the expectation.

Reviews are mixed, with Indonesian guests mostly giving high praise to the facilities, but Western guests seem rather unimpressed.

If you’d like to try out one of these Berastagi hotels, we’d love to hear about your experience so we can give up-to-date, correct information to other tourists.

Until then, we are taking advice from the most recent reviews and reflecting what the majority of guests have said.

In our opinion, your money is better spent at one of the highly-rated budget guest houses in Berastagi, but we’d love to hear about anyone who’s had a positive experience at the following high-end Berastagi hotels!

Mikie Holiday Resort

Mikie Holiday Resort is closely connected with Mikie Funland – a theme park located just 130 metres from this Berastagi hotel.

Mikie Resort is a little outside of Berastagi town, putting it around 2 km from the fruit market, but nice and close to the strawberry farm.

This hotel in Berastagi is great for families with children. There’s a big pool and lots of space to run around.

The breakfast is good, the rooms are clean, and the staff are friendly. There are also lots of restaurants nearby to check out.

Thumbs Up:

Great location for those wanting to visit Mikie Funland theme park. Nice pool and good food.

Thumbs Down:

Recent reviews comment that the furnishings are a bit dated and the older rooms can be a bit smelly. Some noted that the rooms flood if it rains.


Sinabung Hills Resort Berastagi

Sinabung Hills looks like a gorgeous place to stay. It’s just a few minutes outside of the central town area (so not far from the fruit market).

The grounds are lush, green and spacious. There’s a sizeable pool, a coffee shop, a restaurant and a karaoke bar.

The hotel even advertises activities such as tennis, squash and paintball.

Recent reviews are really happy with the cleanliness of the place and comment that the staff are friendly and helpful.

However, there are a number of guest reviews complaining about outdated rooms, no Wi-Fi, and shabby furnishings that don’t match the description and photos on the booking sites.

Overall, we rate this as one of the very best quality hotels in Berastagi!

Thumbs Up:

Lovely park/garden areas with plenty of space for kids to play. Beautiful mountain views, good food, and lovely staff.

Thumbs Down:

Furniture is old and outdated. There is only Wi-Fi in the lobby, not the rooms. One of the biggest downsides for recent guests it that hot water is only available from 5-10 am and 5-10 pm. Shower at any other time, and you’ll be having a very refreshing cold shower (not so nice in a cooler area like Berastagi.)


Hotel Sibayak Internasional

Located near the town of Berastagi, Hotel Sibayak Internasional certainly looks attractive online.

But a word of caution that it’s hard to get a good read on this one because there aren’t many reviews on booking platforms, particularly recent ones.

We’ve scoured booking sites, and have not been able to find in-depth information, so recommend caution before booking!

Hotel Sibayak is an attractive resort hotel located about a 15-minute walk from central Berastagi and the fruit market.

The grounds are spacious, with lots of greenery around. There’s a very large pool and outdoor area, and the rooms look pretty fancy from the photos.

There’s free Wi-Fi in public areas, and rooms have TVs, bathrooms, seating areas, and desks. However, the furnishings do appear to be quite dark and dated from the photos.

Thumbs Up:

The gardens are nice and guests comment that the food is good.

Thumbs Down:

There’s a lack of reviews, and most recent ones are not positive. Guests note that the buildings are old and dated. Beds are uncomfortable and the bathrooms need renovating.

The area is noisy, with karaoke until midnight and then morning prayers from a nearby mosque.


Grand Mutiara Berastagi

This resort looks incredible from the photos. It’s a large, multilevel resort with a huge pool and sprawling grounds.

The location is great; you’ll be close to Mikie Holiday theme park and the cute strawberry farm.

Rooms (and beds) are spacious, and the garden looks a pleasure to spend time in.

Thumbs Up:

The great location, spacious rooms, and pretty gardens.

Thumbs Down:

Recent reviews are not so glowing. Guests say the breakfast is bad and this is not good value for money.


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