The Pondok SVD is a guest house built by a Catholic Priest, a member of the Society of Divine Word (SVD stands for Societas Verbi Divini), for internal purposes. Later on, it began to be patronised by foreign visitors who wanted a much better accommodation in comparison to the already available homestays in Riung.
The rooms are simple, but furnished with a minimum standard of good accommodation. Each room has en-suite bath with shower and running water. Some rooms have air conditioning and a sitting room.
The Pondok SVD provides a simple breakfast— either Nasi Goreng (fried rice) or locally produced breads with jam, marmalade and eggs.