Internet Access

Indonesia is increasingly wired, although connection speeds vary widely depending on where you are in the archipelago.

  • Wi-fi (pronounced 'wee-fee' in Indonesia) is commonly available for free in hotels, hostels and guesthouses now, although it doesn't always work in rural areas.
  • Many cafes and restaurants in tourist areas offer free wi-fi.
  • Data through your smartphone is often the fastest way to connect to the internet. 4G service is spreading in Indonesia, although download speeds remain slow compared to other countries.