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Jakarta Post

Muslim millennials find peace of mind in sharia hotels

  • Keshie Hernitaningtyas

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 15 2019   /  12:46 am

Prior to her trip to Surakarta in Central Java with her female companions around two years ago, 27-year-old student Atikasari "Atika" Husna had already been planning to book a sharia hotel as a place to stay."As we're all female, such a hotel made us feel more comfortable, as the owner is also a Muslim. It has quite a strict policy as there are rules regarding gate closing time and [separation] between muhrim [blood relatives] and non-muhrim," Atika recently told The Jakarta Post.Such peace of mind was quite affordable as well, with the room priced at only Rp 275,000 (US$20). "We enjoyed the experience, hence I later chose a sharia hotel for my next trip," Atika added.Thirty-nine-year-old freelance writer Rahma Yulianti, who often travels solo, also finds staying at sharia hotels the preferable option."I've stayed at sharia hotels in Jakarta and Surakarta. The service was very friendly; ...