To find a kos, you can try your luck walking around looking for "Kos Available" signs.If you speak Indonesian, you can also try some of the websites like or
You have several travel agents, money changers, internet cafes, cheap bars, street food stalls and budget hotels.
With this information in mind, these are the best neighborhoods to check if you are looking for a cheap place to stay in Jakarta, by order of preference (if you are a tourist, you can also check Best Areas to Stay in Jakarta): Setiabudi If you have your office in the Central Business District of Jakarta and a small budget, look no further than Setiabudi.
From there, you are just 10 minutes away from Mega Kuningan, SCBD, Jalan Sudirman or Jalan Rasuna Said.
You can also walk to several malls like Ambassador, Lotte Avenue and Kuningan City.
You have hundreds of cheap street food options and many handy services like laundries, internet cafés and printing shops.