Welcome in Ketambe

The Guesthouse


Ketambe is a small, but charming village in Aceh, North Sumatra. The village is located next to the Alas River, one hour from Kutacane and really close to the Gunung Leuser National Park. Ketambe is a perfect starting point for your jungle adventure. To make your visit to Ketambe as comfortable as possible, then stay at least one night before and after your trekking in Ketambe.

Pondok Wisata

Pondok Wisata is the oldest guesthouse in Ketambe, it is already 27 years old. The name Pondok Wisata means 'House for Tourism'. Since August 2017 are we, Irwan and Dieuwertje, the new, young owners of this guesthouse. We are very happy to have the privilege to keep this guesthouse in our family.

At the moment we have 10 rooms in total: 4 rooms and 6 bungalows. | The rooms are located next to the restaurant and are divided into 2 large rooms and 2 small rooms. All rooms are provided with double bed, mosquito net and private bathroom with toilet and shower. One of the large rooms can be also used as family room, with an extra bunk bed so there is place for 4 people in total. In front of the rooms there is a common place, where you can sit or where you can relax in a hammock. | Two basic bungalows are in use again since July 2019. The bungalows are basic but proper and are convenient for a traveller on a budget. These bungalows provide a double bed, private bathroom with bucket shower + toilet and a small terrace with hammock. | Four other bungalows are renovated in July 2018. The front of the bungalows is completely renovated and restyled and also the bathroom is renewed with new tiles, toilet and shower. These bungalows provide a double bed with mosquito net, private bathroom with shower + toilet and a small terrace where you can enjoy the nice garden. |

The bungalows are located in the garden. There you can find large trees, where monkeys and birds will watch you during your stay. If you are  lucky, you can maybe see some orang utans in the real jungle at the back of our guesthouse!

The guesthouse has its own restaurant with menu. Take advantage of the facility and enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The restaurant will provide you different, delicious Indonesian or Aceh dishes, but pasta can be made for you as well. New on the menu is typical Dutch food, like "stamppot", worth it to try when you are here. Meet the local people in the restaurant and enjoy the evening with them. 


The price of the rooms can vary from 70.000 to 200.000 rupiah per room per night. Send us an email for the actual prices per room and availability. It is recommended to book a room in advance.