How to Find an Apartment in Indonesia

Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Indonesia is an archipelago in Southeast Asia consisting of roughly 17,508 islands. The official language is Indonesian. The largest city is Jakarta.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Indonesia.

Indonesia Apartment Search Engines

When I’m looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

  • Rumah 123Rumah 123 is a very popular Indonesia property site and is a good place to check out first.
  • Rumah: Rumah is also a good site to check out. I like the interface.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Craigslist: Pioneers in the internet classifieds space. These guys have tons of Indonesia apartment options that are updated daily. Craigslist is the first place I would check after testing out the Indonesia-specific search engines.
  • Living in Indonesia: Have a search through the Living in Indonesia forum.
  • Online Newspapers: Have a look at the classifieds of some of the newspapers in town.

General Apartment and Housing Search Engines

If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.

  • Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
  • HomeAway.comA giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
  • AirbnbAirbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • Anglo InfoAnglo Info has useful information about rental agreements in Indonesia.
  • Everyday Adventures AsiaEveryday Adventures Asia has tips on apartment hunting in Jakarta.
  • Expat.or.idThe Expat Website Association for Indonesia has a good overview of what to expect for apartments in Indonesia.
  • Just LandedJust Landed has a few articles that you can check out on housing. Some of the articles on the site are a bit fluff though.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Indonesia. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Indonesia as a foreigner. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Indonesia. Enjoy your stay!

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