Yogyakarta, usually known as Jogja by most Indonesians, is a popular tourist destination at Java, Indonesia. With some of Indonesia’s most majestic temples nearby, lots of civilization to get up, and a friendly, vibrant vibe, Yogyakarta is the best city to go to on your trip to Indonesia.
With a relatively compact city center (and somewhat less overwhelming than Jakarta! ), Yogyakarta is a superb spot to stroll around and explore on foot. Otherwise, there is a really simple public bus system that could help you where you would like to go for only IDR 3,500 each individual!
With so much to examine and do in and around Yogyakarta, I’d suggest spending at least three days here though it’s easy to spend more!
Where To Stay
The center of Yogyakarta is set out in a comparatively easy to navigate grid-format.
There are lots of accommodation choices around the primary tourist street of Jalan Malioboro. Still, frankly, I wasn’t an enormous fan of Malioboro street. It felt extraordinarily touristy and was among the hardly any places on Java where we felt a bit hassled as tourists. However, there are loads of great accommodation options nearby. It is a handy location near the train station and the Trans Jogja bus route.
Most backpackers head slightly farther south into the hipper area around Prawirotaman. This is a small area south of the town center. There is much more of a buzzing in this region, with trendy cafes and restaurants. If you prefer to be where the activity is, Prawirotaman is the place for you!
Just south of Malioboro, and very fundamental, Kraton is a bustling backpackers region. For those looking to stay on a stringent budget, the area around the Kraton could be best suited.
5 Awesome Yogyakarta Hostels!
- Yogyakarta BnB — From 6 Per Night
An excellent backpacker accommodation a couple of blocks back from Malioboro Street. Both private rooms and dorm beds are offered, with a delicious breakfast included in most room rates. Note that private rooms don’t have air-con so that this is something to take into account in the hotter months. There is a shared kitchen accessible for use and completely free water refills.
- Otu Hostel From Ostic — Out Of 5 Per Night
This is an excellent hostel situated near Prawirotaman, together with friendly staff and a shared kitchen where you can fix yourself a meal if you wish. Instead, there are lots of restaurants around. Bonus — there is swimming too!
- Pondok Sare — Out Of $5 Per Night
Rooms here are light and modern, with roomy common areas (both inside and outside) for becoming acquainted with your fellow travelers. Private and dorm rooms available, all provided with shared bathrooms. It’s located near Prawirotaman.
- The Household Yogya — Out Of 10 Per Night
Situated in a restored old Dutch Colonial construction in a quiet part of Kraton, this cozy and clean land even features a tiny dip pool to cool off after a day of exploring!
- See You Soon Backpackers — From $7 Per Night
It is a tiny area in Kraton with only six dorm beds. However, every bed has a decent amount of space and a real feeling of solitude using a curtain to close you off from your other guests. It’s practically like having your personal mini-room!