Located on the island of Java in Indonesia, the city of Yogyakarta, affectionately known as Jogja, is one of Indonesia’s foremost cultural centres and it is renowned for its classical Javanese fine arts such as ballets, dramas, poetry, visual arts and wayang puppetry. Established as the seat of power in the eighth century, that oversaw the construction of the incredible temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, Yogyakarta is the soul of the island’s cultural heritage. From watching ballet dancers enact scenes of the Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’ to surfing the sand dunes of Parangsumo, this lovable city does not let its visitors get bored. Here are 10 homestays in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that will let you experience the best of this Indonesian royal city.
Established promoting sustainable tourism, this eco-homestay is in a rice paddy field on the edge of the cultural village of Tembi in Yogyakarta. The furnished room includes a poster bed, a private outdoor bathroom, organic toiletries, a verandah overlooking the rice paddies, a laptop and writing desk, a snack bar, wifi, an outdoor private living area, a garden and an outdoor daybed. The homestay also provides luxury breakfasts that include both western and Indonesian cuisines.
Yabbiekayu Eco-Bungalows, Bungalow 1Yogyakarta, Special District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsthe open air bathroom as shown in the photos is really cool and very enjoyablewe left the windows open the fan on and snuggled under the blanketsthe room is equipped with a fridge minibar electric kettle and nice homemade toiletries (soap shampoo and conditioner)the rooms were wonderful ours had a beautiful outdoor bathroomi stayed in bungalow 1 which i found spacious comfortable and well-designedour bungalow and especially the open bathroom and the huge tub were beautiful and clean
Host:the staff very friendlythe staffs are taking care of the guestthe staff is really kind and helpfullthey even invited us to a housewarming party for one of their staffthe staffs are really friendly and helpfullRead more reviewsthe location is an hour away from major tourist attractionsthis place is the perfect locationclose enough to yogyakarta to enjoy the city but far enough to be at peacethis was a calm retreat away from the nearby busy streets of jogjathe location proved to be an asset not a detriment
Located in the heart of Yogyakarta, this homestay is ideal for couples and a family of two adults and a kid. The amenities include high-speed wifi, a well-stocked kitchen, a washing machine, an iron, a smart TV, a private bathroom and comfy beddings. The home is located at a seven-minute walking distance away from the main Yogyakarta train station that lets you explore the best attractions in the city.
stepHouse B: Cozy King bed in "Centre of Jogja"Gedong Tengen, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is so perfect when you are tired of eating indonesian food or eating outthe apartment is clean and cozythe room is very clean minimalist and comfortablethere was smell of cleaning supplies in the room but it was okaythe place was super clean and had a fun designthis bedroom is super clean
Host:the host response so fast the laundry area is very helpfulthe host it nice and quick respondthey were kind enough to help me get medicines and food when i fell sick one daywe also used the washing machine which was very helpfulvery good communication with the host and explanation how to find the houseRead more reviewsperfect location near yogya train stationgreat place close to the train stationgood place located near at malioboro streetlocation is perfect short walk from the train station and malioboro street is less than 10min walk awayan affordable spot in a great location
Situated in a traditional Javanese neighbourhood, this homestay is perfect for relaxing after your day full of adventures in Yogyakarta. The unassuming, comfy home offers comfortable beds, a shared bathroom, a small kitchen, a spacious living room and wifi. The Sultan Palace, Malioboro, the Watercastle and the local market and eateries are just a walking distance away from the home.
[email protected]'s - KucingKraton, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsthe bed is comfortable the fan is strong and the shower hotthe place is newly renovated basic but comfortable excellent mattress and shower with hot waterwhen we had an early sunrise trip she even made sure there was som breakfast we could bringmuesli coffee tea milk eggs etc are prepared in the fridge so feel free to get yourself healthy breakfastnow we feel more comfortable with the rest of the tripvery clean place :)also the flat was very clean and had a warm showera very nice and clean placethe house is clean and comfortablemy room was clean beautiful
Host:the host is very helpfulifa was a great hostour host was very communicative and helpfulgreat place and nice hostthe hosts are really kind and helpful perfectRead more reviewsthe location is great- right in the center of all points of interestthe place perfectly corresponds to the descriptionthe location in the kraton is great; you can walk and explore the citylovely place in a great locationthe house is in a cute quiet alley and centrally located near the sultan's palace
Situated in the historic Keraton Yogyakarta area, this classic house has close access to famous tourist attractions such as Taman Sari, Alun-Alun Selatan and other points of interests. The roomy house can accommodate two guests and offers wifi, access to a shared bathroom, a living room, gazebo, iron, TV and a well-stocked kitchen. The gracious hosts can also provide tips and recommendations for your trips to the temples of Borobudur, Prambanan and other nearby areas.
Comfy room close to Keraton 2Yogyakarta, Special District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsthe room can sometimes be hot as only fan is availablecomfortable bed hot shower western bathroom beautiful courtyard and free toast and coffee in the morninga/c and hot water worked perfectlythe rooms offers all necessary things including a simple but good breakfastwe got a simple but cozy room with a comfortable bed and an acthey clean up totally everydaysimple clean and friendlyclean and well cared forhowever it was clean as wellroom was very clean
Host:his staff was really friendly and welcomingthe staff is polite good personalso the host was very helpfulhost are kind and friendlybapak and ibu sudarmadi are great hostsRead more reviewslocation is very goodthe location of this property is very great near from everywheregreat location within the old city in close proximity to the keraton and tasman sarigood location within walking distance of nice sights to seegreat location good value for money
Located at a short walking distance away from the Sultan Palace, the Tamansari Watercastle and the Malioboro city centre, this homestay has decor that exquisitely blends authentic Javanese design and handmade art paintings. The home offers seven rooms that can accommodate a maximum of two guests, wifi, a hot and cold shower, access to a shared kitchen, air conditioning and tour services. The hosts can also help you with the tickets to the Ramayana ballet show and trips to the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan.
Pink Room Chendela Close to Sultan PalaceKraton, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsgreat mattress cute room and coffee areawe loved the rooms (very comfortable bed) the exceptionally beautiful courtyard and the stylish caféthe common kitchen and outdoor sitting area is nice to chill at after a day outthe included breakfast was bread and coffee and my boyfriend said the bread was really goodcharming rooms gave off a wes anderson vibethe bathroom was clean and a hot shower whenever we wantedthe room is super clean & the mattress is so 'fluffy' i love ithomy clean stylish place easy to find (because near jl
Host:wijilan) and the staff are niceamazing place everything is perfect and the hosts are lovely peoplewe found the hosts to be incredibly kind and warmwe loved it and thank you to the hosts for looking after us every daythe hosts are super friendly people and make you feel very welcomed and also helped you book toursRead more reviewsthe location was perfect - so close to everything and easy to navigatewhat a beautiful place on a perfect location to stroll around jogjathe location is good for visiting the kraton and malioboro stalso easy to rent a bike and get to other placesworthy place to stay with affordable price & great location for tourist i’m very impressed
Located close to the city centre, this adorable home is ideal for anyone looking for a comfortable stay, with easy access to the temples and the ancient landmarks of Yogyakarta. The homestay offers air-conditioned rooms, wifi, a shared lounge area, a laptop-friendly workspace, a well-stocked kitchen and a terrace. The stay also includes an American or Asian breakfast provided by the gracious and friendly hosts.
Pojok Pas Guest HouseMergangsan, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsclean room with good ac & wifivery nice style and we enjoyed pool with the fish very muchpeople there are friendly and help you with any kind of question room was cleanwe arrived at 10:45 am and our room was readythe bathroom is cleanthis is a nice clean and cozy placethe room was very clean & minimal (which i love)very friendly and welcoming rooms were clean and spaciousgreat place clean and you can find so much tasty food arround this place
Host:kind and really helpful hostsalso very helpful hostscheerful and generous staffs will help youpojok is an amazing hoststaff featured great hospitality they were always ready for helping us with our questionsRead more reviewsgreat location and nice breakfast in the morningthe location is perfect for party loversexcellent place great location and a very stylish decorit is perfectly located with restaurants and bars just around the cornerit is perfectly located you have restaurants and bars just around the corner
This tropical home is ideal for anyone looking to experience the living style of the locals in Yogyakarta. The home offers two air-conditioned bedrooms, access to a bathroom and an outdoor bamboo shower, a shared kitchen and a relaxing tropical garden. The super welcoming hosts here also provide tips on the local attractions and can teach you how to cook Indonesian foods. You can also choose to rent motorcycles, bicycles and cars with or without a driver for rent here.
Matakami HomestayYogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsthere is a shared common space (kitchen couch tv table and bathroomwe had a room with double bed and good a/c( their baby is so cute ) we had breakfast at sae sae and the food is fantasticthe house is beautiful with a small garden the room comfortablethe rooms and the flat are lovely furnishedit was clean good neighbourhood friendly dog and cat and affordable as wellclean cosy and very friendly and helpfull peoplethe house is nice and cleannice and clean place with nice people satria luise and dianthe house was in a perfect state clean and comfortable
Host:the host was very helpful in planning our itinerarythe host were warm and friendlythey are very knowledgeable and helpfuldinah was a joy to speak to and very helpful even as we message her after work hoursfriendly and helpfull peopleRead more reviewsthe location is also goodmatakami is located in the best neighbourhood - close to amazing restaurants and shopsnice place near to many shops and tourist spotit’s in a very stylish and walkable region nice restaurants and boutiques are within walking distancelaundry is super close atm petrol station and few supermarkets as well - perfect location in my opinion
This cosy homestay is filled with unique art, old school touches and furniture made from recycled wooden pallets and bamboo. The home offers the vibes of a hostel with three private rooms and six single beds in a mixed dormitory, wifi, two shared bathrooms, a kitchen with a refrigerator and stove, a PlayStation 3 console and a mini snooker table. The guests’ favourite spot in the house is the hammock in the backyard, which is ideal to relax as you sample one of the many types of Indonesian coffee varieties produced in the home.
Luwabica Art'n'Coffee House: pop art roomYogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewsother than that the wifi is fast the cat give a really nice vibe to the whole housethe shower and bathroom were less agreeablethe room is quiet and cool with a comfy bed big window and a fanthe place is comfortable and had everything we neededcomfy beds hot shower & good wifieverything very clean and confortable really good value :)the building itself is clean and cosythe house is as beautiful and clean as the pictures showthe house was very basic but enough for me and clean toothe room itself was simple and clean
Host:the directions emilia provided were very helpfulthey were very helpful resourceful and fun to hang out withthe owner is very hospitable and we enjoyed our staygreat hosts emi & aldy really kind and helpfullthey were a great host and very helpful as i'm traveling aloneRead more reviewsthe location is perfect and close to central jogjathe bus driver are helpfullyit's really well located close to the kraton and within walking distance of the city centrethe house is really cute great locationvery good location and price cool owners
Located close to the city centre and the iconic destinations of Yogyakarta such as Malioboro and Tamansari, this homestay is a perfect base for exploring the bustling city. The homestay offers a bedroom with two double beds, wifi, an iron, air conditioning and heating options, a laptop-friendly workspace, access to a well-stocked kitchen, an outdoor patio and a backyard. You can also choose to take part in the homestay’s photography and traditional dance classes during your stay.
KPY Creative Space Homestay
Located in a beautiful neighbourhood close to the Gadjah Mada University, this scandi-boho house is surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and malls. The newly renovated private room can accommodate two guests and it offers a bathroom, comfy bedding, toiletries, access to a fully functional kitchen, a smart TV with Netflix in the living room, a baby grand piano and a shared swimming pool. The homestay also comes with a free scooter rental that includes a Honda Vario scooter filled with gasoline, two helmets, a raincoat poncho, and disposable masks.
Sleek Eco-Friendly Bedroom and Free Scooter RentalMlati, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Top guest reviewswifi was also greatdefinitely the most recommended room in yogya see you real soon mbak tenny dan mas tennopreally enjoyed our stay a beautiful room with modern interior and lovely peoplethe room is beautifully decorated with an incredible eye for detailwe loved the room especially the bathroom and the bedsuper clean and well organizedthe house was clean and quitethe place was great and cleanspacious clean and the bed was so comfortabletheir house was amazing the place was clean comfortable and the ambiance was great
Host:the house owner very helpfulvery nice and friendly ownerbeautiful house and amazing hostwith a very friendly ownertenny and her cousin were awesome hostRead more reviewsthe house is very beautiful located in a calm areaa wonderful place to stay during our vacation in yogyakartawhat a lovely place to stay in yogyathe only small downside is the location but they are nice enough to lend their scooter for freda good place to stay
From chasing sunrises in the temples of Borobudur to watching the Wayang Kulit shadow puppeteers tell captivating stories, Yogyakarta is packed with things to do, see and experience and will fill up your travel itineraries. Book your stay in one of the abovementioned homestays in Jogja and experience the best of this fascinating cultural gem of central Java.
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