The morning after the evening I had finished this book I woke up a little sad, I felt as though I’d come home from Bali (not that I’d ever go) and left my friends. Hotel Kerobokan: The Shocking Inside Story of Bali’s Most Notorious Jail. Paperback $ Kathryn Bonella: Hotel Kerobokan. AddThis Book Information. Hotel Kerobokan by Kathryn Bonella, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This book is a fascinating but shocking expose of life inside Bali’s ‘Hotel K’; where rapists, murderers and paedophiles live right alongside petty theives and unlucky kwrobokan.

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Kathrynyou have done a Great Job of telling these harrowing stories with all the sordid details. You go up and down. I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to spread the word about this book. Kathryn Bonella is also the author of Snowing in Bali. See all Editorial Reviews. Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan. All the time you think you’re dreaming; it’s not really happening; you’re not really there.

Hotel Kerobokan : The Shocking Inside Story of Bali’s Most Notorious Jail

Going to Indonesia ” To Party “? Open Preview See a Problem? Average people such as lawyers or school teachers, from all age groups, try their luck at drug running in or out of Bali.


The corruption is indeed an eye-opener that clearly demonstrates the failing of the prison system here. Hotel Kerobokan is backed up booj hundreds of prisoner interviews, and the truth about this bizarre jail explodes off the page.

Petty thieves and small-time drug users share cells with killers, rapists and gangsters. Jun 24, Yuska Vonita rated it it was amazing. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. That is how descriptive this book is. Quercus; edition February 1, Language: The bizzare world within the walls of Hotel K are unimaginable.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I sat down to read a chapter last night and could not put it down. English Choose a language for shopping.

Bonella casts a cool,journalistic eye over some horrific events but even plain description is enoughto make the opening chapter nauseating. Product details Paperback Publisher: A shocking eye opener. Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute. Hardened drug traffickers sleep alongside unlucky tourists, who’ve seen their holiday turn from paradise to hell over an ecstasy tablet. I have only finished 1 book in the past as i lose interest quick.

See and discover other items: Hassle free return policy, satisfaction is guaranteed Tracking provided with every order. Probably the best prison book I have read. I’ve just spent 18 months interviewing hltel of the island’s biggest western and local cocaine bosses who revealed incredibly hedonistic lives of orgies, drugs, surfing and in very graphic detail – so much so that I sometimes quoted them directly in the book.


What is possible to happen whilst you’re on the paradise island! Ive read so many jail books and this is my favourite of all. Walking down into a dirty room, it’s kerbokan your language, not your people, another planet.

Much respect for the author for delving into dangerous situations to achieve great journalism. It is a good book but it makes my blood boils to know that Indonesia can be so hypocritical and corrupt guards and police are selling drugs inside the jail itself!

Highly recommend to all who want to find out about foreign prisons. I was shocked but not surprised. Hotel K is a first hand insight into one of the worlds most violent and corrupt prisons.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: But i enjoy this book because i bin to Bali many times and i read the book about the Bali nine a year ago, so there are many things i recognise. Kerobokan prison, no place for the faint of heart or spirit.