Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe is located in a small village of Bukit Lawang in the Sumatra Region. Located next to the Bohorok River and opposite of the Mount Leuser National Park, this boutique accommodations is surrounded by lush tropical forest. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant with a view of the jungle and the mountain.

Each room has a balcony with garden, mountain, and river views. All units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. The beds are equipped with mosquito nets. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a hot/cold shower. Rooms are serviced daily.

You will find luggage storage space at the property.

You can engage in various activities, such as swimming, cycling, fishing and hiking. The guest house also offers car hire and airport transfer at additional charges. Kualanamu International Airport is 53 mi from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Max adults: 4
Family Room with Balcony
  • 1 king bed and
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Max adults: 4
Family Suite with Balcony
  • 2 twin beds and
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Max adults: 2
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  • Do you have someone who can help bring suitcases and guide us to the property from the village at night?

    Yes we can organise someone to meet you at the car drop off area in the Bukit Lawang village and walk with you thirty minutes to Kupu-Kupu Garden. If you require assistance to carry your luggage we can arrange porters for fifty thousand IDR per heavy bag during day light and one hundred thousand IDR after dark.

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Hosted by Jeffrey Panggabean

Host Review Score 9.8
Jeffrey Panggabean

Jeffrey Panggabean

Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe located just outside Bukit Lawang village is a boutique, rustic, small eco-friendly tourism business. Set in a tranquil location surrounded by lush tropical rainforest on the edge of the Bohorok River with fresh, clean, flowing refreshing water and opposite Mt Leuser National Park, a 1,000,000 hectare UNESCO world heritage listed wilderness. This is a magical location and the perfect base for your jungle experiences and adventures - trek to meet the local Sumatran orangutan and other wildlife, tube / raft down the river, indulge in delicious Indonesian cuisine, relax, swim, explore and more ... Our boutique style guest house features 4 rooms, 2 deluxe rooms that are great for families and 1 deluxe double room. These rooms feature private bathrooms with hot water showers, a bar fridge and a secured safe deposit box, indoor and outdoor balcony seating areas to relax in when you are not out exploring. We also have 1 basic budget double room (currently with a cold water shower only). Free wifi is available on baIconies and the communal areas. In our communal cafe area you can order food and drinks, play games, chat with guests and our workers.

Jeff is the front man @ Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe. He was born in Medan and has lived in Jakarta, Bali, Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne in Australia. Jeff decided to move back to North Sumatra in 2009 and started the building of Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe in Bukit Lawang. He has since been working with local Bukit Lawang people to create and operate his small boutique eco-friendly guest house business. Jeff has created a unique space and can provide you with a unique experience, he provides jungle adventures to travellers/tourists from all over the world. A true jungle adventure, a memory forever! Jeff can assist you to organise transport, orangutan treks into the jungle and tours to surrounding areas in North Sumatra. He works with local Bukit Lawang people to provide for you a cultural and adventurous jungle experience and can assist you to organise a personalised travel itinerary. At Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe, Jeff and his team of local guides and other workers are focused on providing tourism services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

People from all around the world are attracted to Bukit Lawang. A most favoured activity is trekking and camping in the National Park's tropical rain forest. People have the opportunity to view many animals in their natural habitat and see exotic plants. Sumatran orangutans, gibbons (white handed, black/siamang, the 100 gibbon), Thomas Leaf Monkeys (endemic to North Sumatra), pig-tail and long-tail macaque monkeys, numerous birds including hornbills, eagles, argus pheasants and owls, numerous lizards and geckos including the large monitor lizards are often sighted. Water sport activities, swimming, rafting and tubing are also very popular. People can also experience a village agricultural/ cultural tour, travelling in a becak or riding a bycicle, exploring local farming and cottage industries. Learn about soya milk, tofu, tempe, palm sugar manufacturing, tropical fruit trees, cocoa (chocolate) trees, rubber trees and rice paddy fields. Visit the local Friday market. Try out woodcarving and coconut jewellery making. Learn how to cook your favourite Indonesian food. Relax and laze about in hammocks, chat with locals, enjoy the sounds of the jungle and the local musicians.

Languages spoken: English, Indonesian

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant A variety of Restaurants & Cafes
    0.4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Landak River (swimming)
    1.9 miles
  • River Wampu River (white water rafting)
    21.7 miles
  • River Bohorok River (swimming, tubing, rafting)
    0 miles
  • Mountain Mt Leuser (National Park)
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Polonia Airport
    38.5 miles
  • Kualanamu International Airport
    53.6 miles
How to get to Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe from Kualanamu International Airport
    Private shuttle
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Kupu-Kupu Garden Cafe

    Food: Asian

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/Performance Off-site
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
Wired internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safe
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Indonesian
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Sustainability initiatives

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From 2:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed by request
Rp 100 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe

  • Room options at Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe include:

    • Family
    • Double

  • Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe is 0.8 miles from the center of Bukit Lawang.

  • Yes, Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 4h

  • Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Beachfront
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live music/Performance
    • Walking tours
    • Beach
    • Cooking class
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Bike tours

  • The prices at Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe has 1 restaurant:

    • Kupu-Kupu Garden Cafe

  • Check-in at Kupu Kupu Garden Guest House & Cafe is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.