Yogyakarta, affectionately called Jogja by most Indonesians, is now a favorite tourist destination for Java, Indonesia. With a few of Indonesia’s very remarkable temples nearby, lots of cultures to soak up, and a friendly, vibrant vibe, Yogyakarta is the perfect town to see on your trip to Indonesia.
With a relatively compact city center (and somewhat less overwhelming than Jakarta! ) ) Yogyakarta is a great place to stroll around and travel on foot. Alternatively, a straightforward public bus system could help you where you want to go for just IDR 3,500 per individual!
With much to see and do in and around Yogyakarta, I’d recommend spending three or more days here, although it’s easy to shell out more!
Where To Stay
The center of Yogyakarta is laid out in a comparatively simple to browse grid-format.
There are loads of lodging options around the main tourist road of Jalan Malioboro. Still, honestly, I wasn’t an enormous lover of Malioboro street. It felt incredibly touristy and has been one of the hardly any Java areas where we felt a little caked as tourists. However, there are lots of wonderful accommodation options near. It is a handy location near the train station and the Trans Jogja bus path.
Most backpackers head slightly farther south into the hipper area around Prawirotaman. This is a small area south of the town center. There is far more of a buzz within this region, with trendy restaurants and cafes. If you prefer to be where the activity is, Prawirotaman is the area for you!
For those looking to stay on a strict budget, the region around the Kraton might be best suitable.
5 Amazing Yogyakarta Hostels!
- Yogyakarta BnB — From $6 Per Night
A fantastic backpacker lodging a couple of blocks back in Malioboro Street. Both rooms and dorm beds are all offered, with a tasty breakfast included in most room rates. Be aware that private rooms do not have air-con; therefore, this is considered in the warmer months. There are a common kitchen accessible for use and completely free water refills.
- Otu Hostel From Ostic — By 5 Per Night
This is a fantastic hostel located near Prawirotaman. Friendly staff and a shared kitchen where you can cook your own meals. Alternately, there are plenty of restaurants around. Bonus — there is a swimming pool too!
- Pondok Sare — From 5 Per Night
Rooms are bright and contemporary, with broad common areas (both indoors and out ) for getting to know your fellow travelers. It is situated close to Prawirotaman.
- The Patio Yogya — Out Of 10 Per Night
Situated in a renovated old Dutch Colonial construction in a quiet portion of Kraton, this comfy and clean land features a tiny dip pool to cool off after a day of exploring!
- See You Soon Backpackers — Out Of $7 Per Night
This is a tiny place in Kraton with only six bunk beds. But, each bed has an adequate amount of distance and a real feeling of solitude using a curtain to close you off from your other guests. It’s almost like having your own mini-room!