Northwest Bandung contains some of Bandung's main shopping centres, from the Jalan Cihampelas 'jeans street' to the extensive Paris Van Java shopping mall. Northwest Bandung also includes the main road into the mountains of Lembang, and Bandung's airport.
The main road to enter the area is the Pasteur toll road, a short branch of the Padaleunyi toll road connecting Bandung to the suburb of Cimahi, and to Jakarta. Especially during weekends and holidays, the 1 Pasteur toll gate is often severely congested, with waiting times of more than an hour not uncommon. In Northwest Bandung, the Pasteur toll road continues as the Jl. Dr. Djunjunan (generally known as Jalan Pasteur) towards North Bandung. Other key roads into Northwest Bandung include Jl. Pasir Kaliki from Central Bandung, and Jl. Setiabudhi from the northern mountains of Lembang.
For getting around in Bandung by public transport, you can take a bus or angkot (public minivan). Angkots follow a fixed route (there are various routes throughout the city), but there is no fixed schedule and there are no fixed stops. To get on, simply raise your hand. To get off, shout "Kiri!" to the driver, so he will pull over on the left (Indonesian: kiri) side of the road. The price of an angkot ride within the city is usually about Rp2,000 to 5,000. It is best to ask a local which angkot route to take, and how to recognise the location you want to get off.
The main bus and angkot stops in Northwest Bandung are Terminal Ciroyom (next to Ciroyom railway station) and 2 Terminal Ledeng (in the north of the area). From both locations, there are angkot in to various destinations throughout the city. From the Ledeng terminal there are also buses to the major Leuwi Panjang bus terminal in South Bandung and to the suburbs Lembang and Cimahi. Angkot routes also pass through many other streets in Northwest Bandung.
There are two operational railway stations along the southern edge of Northwest Bandung, being 3 Cimindi railway station and 4 Ciroyom railway station. Both stations serve a few daily local trains to and from other stations in the city, and to suburbs such as Cimahi. Long-distance trains do not call here. For travelling by public transport within the city, it is usually easier and faster to use buses and angkot (public minivans).
Bandung's international airport, 5 Husein Sastranegara Airport (BDO IATA), is in Northwest Bandung. A few angkot routes pass along the airport terminal, with routes 13 and 14 providing connections to Bandung's main railway station. Another option to get from the airport into the city is by taxi. There are no metered taxis available at the airport. You will need to buy an airport taxi ticket at the taxi booth near arrival exit gate. Most hotels provide free airport transfer services.
- 1 Villa Isola (Gedung Rektorat UPI), Jl. Dr. Setiabudi 229. Art-deco villa building designed by architect C.P.W. Schoemaker. It was built in 1932 for media tycoon D.W. Berretty. It lies in the northern part of Bandung, overlooking the city to south and the Tangkuban Perahu volcano to the north. Villa Isola and its 2 gardens have a magnificent design by its architect, combining the unique landscape and the Indo-European architectural style. The monumental building was later used as a hotel, named Hotel de Luxe. Now it serves as the rectorate building of the Indonesian University of Education (UPI), and it is surrounded by the university's campus. The building cannot be entered, but the surrounding gardens are public, and the building can be seen from all angles.
- 2 Cipaganti Mosque (Masjid Besar Cipaganti), Jl. Cipaganti No. 85. Mosque designed by Dutch architect C.P.W. Schoemaker, built in 1933. It was the only mosque that was built in the European residential area in the northern part of Bandung. The central facade, using a mix of European and Javanese style elements, still has the original design, but the mosque has been expanded on both sides.
- 3 Pasteur Institute (Bio Farma), Jl. Pasteur No. 28. Built in 1923 to a design by C.P.W. Schoemaker, for the Pasteur Institute of the Dutch East Indies, for research and production of vaccinations. The institute still exists (as a state-owned enterprise), but now under the name Bio Farma. The name of the Pasteur Institute remains as the namesake of the street, as well as the Pasteur toll gate.
- 4 Museum Barli, Jl. Prof. Ir. Sutami No. 91, ☏ . Sat-Thu 9:00-17:00; Fri closed. Art museum established by and named after Indonesian painter Barli Sasmitawinata (1921-2007). The collection consists of paintings of Barli himself and other Indonesian painters, as well as vintage toys and comic books. Children are invited to follow comic drawing classes.
- 1 Karang Setra Waterland, Jl. Sirnagalih No. 15, ☏ . Daily 8:00-18:00. Water recreation park with many swimming pools, water slides, etc. Weekdays Rp40,000; weekend Rp50,000.
- 2 ZEN Family Spa & Reflexology, Jl. Sukajadi No.182, ☏ . Daily 10:00-23:00. One of the most popular massage/spa services in the city. The location on Jalan Sukajadi (near the PVJ shopping mall) is the original location, but nowadays they have more locations in Bandung and other Indonesian cities. Balinese relaxation massage, foot treatment, back and shoulder massage, face therapy, Thai massage, body scrub, and more.
- 3 Punclut. Punclut, an abbreviation of Puncak Ciumbuleuit ("the peak of Ciumbuleuit") is an area in the northern foothills of Bandung. The area is known for its many cheap and traditional Sundanese restaurants, and for its natural surroundings. From Punclut, there are hiking trails through the mountains towards Lembang.
- 1 Cihampelas Walk (Ciwalk), Jl. Cihampelas No. 160, ☏ . Daily 10:00-22:00. After a drop from your outlet shopping at the strip, there are choices of restaurants to fill up, or rest at the outdoor park for a change of pace.
- 2 Paris Van Java (PVJ), Jl. Sukajadi No. 131-139, ☏ . Mon-Fri 10:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-23:00. Open-air style shopping mall, buildings designed in a European colonial style, hence its name. Wide alleyways and boulevards filled with middle to upper class apparels with a plethora of food outlets, as well as a Blitz cinema that sometimes airs non-Hollywood blockbusters as well as a number of Indonesian movies.
- 3 Istana Plaza (IP), Jl. Pasirkaliki No. 121-123, ☏ . Typical Indonesian mall with middle-class shops and cafés.
- 4 BTC Fashion Mall (Bandung Trade Centre), Jl. Dr. Djunjunan No. 143-149 (Pasteur). Daily 10:00-21:00. Shopping mall with a large number of small shops selling cheap clothing. There are also various other shops, restaurants, cafés, and a cinema.
- 5 Rumah Mode, Jl. Dr. Setiabudi No. 41F, ☏ . Daily 9:00-23:00. Probably the most well-known factory outlet store in Bandung. The options are especially great for both girls and boys' formal wear, but may not be as cheap as the street outlets. If your feet are aching after the stroll, there are cafés with both indoor and outdoor sit-down areas. Rumah Mode gets very crowded on weekends.
Local products, handicrafts, and souvenirsEdit
- 6 Jalan Cihampelas (Jeans Street), throughout Jl. Cihampelas. Street known for its many clothing stores, and especially for the sale of jeans. A lot of denim shops are decorated with funky designs. Giant models of Superman, Goku, Rambo and others, stand guard over some of the shops. The Cihampelas Walk shopping mall is along the same street.
- 7 Souvenir Shop 39, Jl. Cihampelas No. 39, ☏ . Daily 8:00-18:00. Very good quality and inexpensive local souvenirs. The shop in one of the many old Dutch colonial style buildings.
- 1 D'COST Seafood BTC, Dokter Djunjunan No. 143 (BTC mall, Pasteur), ☏ . Daily 11:00-21:00. Budget no-frill seafood restaurant that has several branches in Bandung, including one in the BTC Fashion Mall.
- 2 Saung Punclut Teh Ita 3, Jl. Rereongan Sarupi No.110 (Punclut), ☏ . Open 24 hours. Traditional Sundanese restaurant with a nice mountain view: sitting on the floor, eating using your hands. Like most of the restaurants in the Punclut area, the restaurant is known for its red rice.
- 3 Eastern, Jl. Pasirkaliki Blok B No.121-123 (Istana Plaza mall, GF), ☏ . Mon-Fri 10:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 7:00-22:00. Popular halal Chinese restaurant.
- 4 Korean House, Jl. Sukajadi No. 175, ☏ . Daily 11:00-22:00.
- 5 N Cafe, Jl. Setra Duta Kencana II No.11, ☏ . Mon-Thu 9:00-17:00, Fri 9:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 9:00-22:00. Balinese & European cuisines, with great scenery, try the balinese fried duck.
- 6 Raja Sunda, Jl. Dr. Djunjunan No.63 (Pasteur), ☏ . Daily 10:00-22:00. Sundanese restaurant
- 7 Sadewa Steak, Jalan Sadewa No. 20, ☏ . Daily 16:00-22:00. Steak and pasta. Main courses about Rp50,000.
- 8 Saung Kabayan, Jl. Dr. Djunjunan No.107 (Pasteur), ☏ . Daily 9:00-23:00. Sundanese restaurant
The following four places are in a green, quiet neighbourhood in the hills north of Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR) in Ciumbuleuit, all very "instagrammable" and a pleasant walk from each other. From south (city) to north (uphill): Woodfired Pizza & Gelato Di Dee, Wild Grass, Miss Bee, Kalpa Tree.
- 9 Woodfired Pizza & Gelato Cremeria Di Dee, Jl. Gn. Batu (off Jl. Ranca Bentang, east of Jl. Ciumbuleuit). Tiny pizza place (limited selection, but wood fired oven) with Gelateria next door, in an open garden setting. Cozy to relax for a while in sunny weather.
- 10 Wild Grass, Jalan Gunung Kareumbi No.10, Ciumbuleuit, ☏ . 08:00-22:00, weekend until 23:00. Semi-open brick building with garden. Mostly western food with a modern twist, inventive desserts, big selection of non-alcoholic cocktails.
- 11 Miss Bee Providore, Jl. Ranca Bentang No.11A, Ciumbuleuit, ☏ . 07:00-23:00. Popular place with a big selection of good, standard western and asian classics in a spacious, family-friendly setting.
- 12 Kalpa Tree, Jl. Kiputih No.37, Ciumbuleuit, ☏ . 10:00-22:00. Fairly new (soft opening 2017), stylish restaurant, café, and lounge with chic food and ambiance.
- 13 Coca Suki, Jl. Setiabudi No. 45, ☏ . Daily 11:30-22:00. A branch of the Coca restaurant in Thailand. More than Rp 150.000 per person.
- 14 The Duck King, Jl. Sukajadi No. 137 (Paris Van Java mall, unit C18), ☏ . Mon-Sat 10:30-22:30, Sun 8:00-22:30. Possibly the best Chinese restaurant in Bandung.
- 15 Vienna Cafe (previously Cafe Venezia), Jl. Sukajadi No. 205, ☏ . 9:00-23:00. Italian restaurant with pasta, pizza, fried chicken, salad, soup.
Bars and night clubsEdit
- 1 Fame Station, Jl. Sersan Bajuri No.100, ☏ . Tue-Sat from 18:00. Nightclub in the hills of northern Bandung. Regular live performances of local bands, followed by electric/dance music.
- 2 MOX Club (formerly Embassy), Cihampelas Walk Blok SL03A, Jl. Cihampelas No. 160 (in the CiWalk mall complex), ☏ . Daily 21:00-3:00. Nightclub.
- 3 Sobber's Bar, Jl. Setiabudhi No.43 (next to Rumah Mode factory outlet), ☏ . Popular bar/nightclub, with regular performances by famous Indonesian DJs.
Cafés and coffee housesEdit
- 1 Ahadiat Hotel & Bungalow, Jl. Sindang Sirna Elok No.9, ☏ . Bungalow-style hotel with a small pond. You can fish for a small fee, or let the children play at its very own playground. From Rp375,000.
- 2 Cassadua Hotel, Jl Cassa no. 2 (near the Pasteur toll road exit), ☏ . Balcony, terrace, cableTV, internet, private toilet and bath. Fitness room/gym, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, airport transfer, room service and wake-up call. From Rp 225,000.
- 3 Cihampelas Hotel 2, Jl. Cihampelas No. 222, ☏ . 15 A/C rooms, all with internet, cableTV, coffee/tea maker, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub.
- 4 favehotel Premier Cihampelas, Jl. Cihampelas No. 129 (Premier Plaza), ☏ . Budget hotel from the favehotel chain, right in 'Jeans Street' Cihampelas. More hotels of the same brand can be found in the city centre. From Rp418,000.
- 5 Aston Tropicana, Jl Cihampelas 125-129, ☏ , fax: . The only giant hotel right at the heart of Bandung's shopping destination, Cihampelas. Beds may not be comfortable for people more than 6 feet high, but otherwise the rooms are very spacious. Complete facilities such as pool, gym, Japanese restaurant, and a grand ballroom. From Rp700,000.
- 6 Daarul Jannah Cottage, Jln. Gegerkalong Girang No 67, ☏ . 15 A/C rooms, all with Internet, coffee/tea maker, and a private bathroom with shower. From Rp488,000 per night.
- 7 Garden Permata, Jl. Lemahneundeut No. 7, ☏ . 4 star hotel with swimming pool, spa, massage, restaurant. From Rp620,000 per night.
- 8 Holiday Inn Bandung Pasteur (former Aston Primera Pasteur), Jl. Dr. Djunjunan No. 96, ☏ , fax: . Hotel and conference centre. 4 stars. From Rp670,000 per night.
- 9 Hotel Imperium, Jl. Dr Rum 30-32, ☏ . A/C, cableTV, mini-bar, and a coffee/tea maker. Club Music Room, a sport centre, and a swimming pool. 3 stars. From Rp500,000.
- 10 Hotel Nalendra Bandung, Jl. Cihampelas 225-227., ☏ . 91 room 3 star hotel in 3 types ( standard, deluxe & suite ). A/C, TV, hot water, cafe, mini-bar, massage, swimming pool, free internet in lobby area, free pick up & drop to airport & train station, breakfast for 2 person. From Rp530,000.
- 11 Novotel Bandung, Jl. Cihampelas No. 23, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 star hotel. From Rp566,000 per night.
- 12 Ottenville Boutique Hotel, Jl. Dr Otten No. 6, ☏ . A/C rooms, all with a toilet and bath with hot/cold shower, flat-screen satellite TV, and coffee/tea maker/mini-bar. From Rp455,000 per night.
- 13 Topas Galeria Hotel, Jl. Dr. Djunjunan No. 153 (next to ITC mall Pasteur), ☏ . A/C rooms, all with cableTV, internet connection and a mini-bar. Room service, massage service, and airport/city transfer. From Rp600,000.
- 14 Villa Damar, Jl. Damar No. 7, ☏ . Deluxe, Junior Suite and Garden Suite, all equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and refrigerator. Facilities and services are spa & wellness centre, restaurant and coffee shop. From Rp650,000 per night.
- 15 GH Universal, Jl. Setiabudhi 376, ☏ . 5 stars. From Rp1,100,000 per night.
- 16 Grand Aquila, Jl. Dr. Djundjunan No. 11 (Pasteur), ☏ , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. Luxurious 5-star hotel. From Rp1,200,000 per night.
- 17 Padma Hotel Bandung, Jl. Ranca Bentang No. 56-58, ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. 5 star hotel with view to the northern hills, with outdoor swimming pool, spa, restaurant, and recreation activities. From Rp1,800,000.
- 18 Sensa Hotel Bandung, Jl. Cihampelas No. 160, ☏ . 5 stars. Connected to the 'Cihampelas Walk', boulevard-style shopping mall.
There are three local polices station in Northwest Bandung. In addition, there are small police posts at a few major traffic junctions, and at the Pasteur toll gate. The main police station of the city can be found in Central Bandung.
Hospitals with 24 hour emergency unitsEdit
There are various copy shops and internet cafés in the area, with concentrations to be found around the several large university campuses (such as UnPar university in Jalan Ciumbuleuit, and Maranatha University in Jalan Surya Sumantri) . Many cafés and restaurants offer free Wi-Fi access, including the most fastfood joints and coffee houses in the shopping malls. There are also various post offices and postal agents throughout the area.