10 Best Homestays In Yogyakarta, Indonesia - Updated 2021

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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.

1. Solid teak house in the midst of organic gardens (from USD 47)

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 1
Yogyakarta, Special District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
105 reviews
Private room in nature lodge 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the open air bathroom as shown in the photos is really cool and very enjoyable
we left the windows open the fan on and snuggled under the blankets
the 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 bathroom
i stayed in bungalow 1 which i found spacious comfortable and well-designed
Cleanliness:
our bungalow and especially the open bathroom and the huge tub were beautiful and clean
Host:
the staff very friendly
the staffs are taking care of the guest
the staff is really kind and helpfull
they even invited us to a housewarming party for one of their staff
the staffs are really friendly and helpfull
Location:
the location is an hour away from major tourist attractions
this place is the perfect location
close enough to yogyakarta to enjoy the city but far enough to be at peace
this was a calm retreat away from the nearby busy streets of jogja
the location proved to be an asset not a detriment
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2. Clean, cozy home close to the train station (from USD 21)

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
71 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is so perfect when you are tired of eating indonesian food or eating out
Cleanliness:
the apartment is clean and cozy
the room is very clean minimalist and comfortable
there was smell of cleaning supplies in the room but it was okay
the place was super clean and had a fun design
this bedroom is super clean
Host:
the host response so fast the laundry area is very helpful
the host it nice and quick respond
they were kind enough to help me get medicines and food when i fell sick one day
we also used the washing machine which was very helpful
very good communication with the host and explanation how to find the house
Location:
perfect location near yogya train station
great place close to the train station
good place located near at malioboro street
location is perfect short walk from the train station and malioboro street is less than 10min walk away
an affordable spot in a great location
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3. Cozy home with warm lighting (from USD 12)

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.

Kraton, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
146 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is comfortable the fan is strong and the shower hot
the place is newly renovated basic but comfortable excellent mattress and shower with hot water
when we had an early sunrise trip she even made sure there was som breakfast we could bring
muesli coffee tea milk eggs etc are prepared in the fridge so feel free to get yourself healthy breakfast
now we feel more comfortable with the rest of the trip
Cleanliness:
very clean place :)
also the flat was very clean and had a warm shower
a very nice and clean place
the house is clean and comfortable
my room was clean beautiful
Host:
the host is very helpful
ifa was a great host
our host was very communicative and helpful
great place and nice host
the hosts are really kind and helpful perfect
Location:
the location is great- right in the center of all points of interest
the place perfectly corresponds to the description
the location in the kraton is great; you can walk and explore the city
lovely place in a great location
the house is in a cute quiet alley and centrally located near the sultan's palace
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4. Traditional house in a historic neighbourhood (from USD 12)

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 2
Yogyakarta, Special District of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
134 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room can sometimes be hot as only fan is available
comfortable bed hot shower western bathroom beautiful courtyard and free toast and coffee in the morning
a/c and hot water worked perfectly
the rooms offers all necessary things including a simple but good breakfast
we got a simple but cozy room with a comfortable bed and an ac
Cleanliness:
they clean up totally everyday
simple clean and friendly
clean and well cared for
however it was clean as well
room was very clean
Host:
his staff was really friendly and welcoming
the staff is polite good person
also the host was very helpful
host are kind and friendly
bapak and ibu sudarmadi are great hosts
Location:
location is very good
the location of this property is very great near from everywhere
great location within the old city in close proximity to the keraton and tasman sari
good location within walking distance of nice sights to see
great location good value for money
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5. Guest house with classic Javanese design (from USD 29)

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 Palace
Kraton, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
54 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great mattress cute room and coffee area
we loved the rooms (very comfortable bed) the exceptionally beautiful courtyard and the stylish café
the common kitchen and outdoor sitting area is nice to chill at after a day out
the included breakfast was bread and coffee and my boyfriend said the bread was really good
charming rooms gave off a wes anderson vibe
Cleanliness:
the bathroom was clean and a hot shower whenever we wanted
the room is super clean & the mattress is so 'fluffy' i love it
homy clean stylish place easy to find (because near jl
Host:
wijilan) and the staff are nice
amazing place everything is perfect and the hosts are lovely people
we found the hosts to be incredibly kind and warm
we loved it and thank you to the hosts for looking after us every day
the hosts are super friendly people and make you feel very welcomed and also helped you book tours
Location:
the location was perfect - so close to everything and easy to navigate
what a beautiful place on a perfect location to stroll around jogja
the location is good for visiting the kraton and malioboro st
also easy to rent a bike and get to other places
worthy place to stay with affordable price & great location for tourist i’m very impressed
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6. Stylish home with amazing hospitality (from USD 11)

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 House
Mergangsan, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
111 reviews
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
clean room with good ac & wifi
very nice style and we enjoyed pool with the fish very much
people there are friendly and help you with any kind of question room was clean
we arrived at 10:45 am and our room was ready
Cleanliness:
the bathroom is clean
this is a nice clean and cozy place
the room was very clean & minimal (which i love)
very friendly and welcoming rooms were clean and spacious
great place clean and you can find so much tasty food arround this place
Host:
kind and really helpful hosts
also very helpful hosts
cheerful and generous staffs will help you
pojok is an amazing host
staff featured great hospitality they were always ready for helping us with our questions
Location:
great location and nice breakfast in the morning
the location is perfect for party lovers
excellent place great location and a very stylish decor
it is perfectly located with restaurants and bars just around the corner
it is perfectly located you have restaurants and bars just around the corner
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7. Matakami Homestay

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 Homestay
Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
167 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a shared common space (kitchen couch tv table and bathroom
we 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 fantastic
the house is beautiful with a small garden the room comfortable
the rooms and the flat are lovely furnished
Cleanliness:
it was clean good neighbourhood friendly dog and cat and affordable as well
clean cosy and very friendly and helpfull people
the house is nice and clean
nice and clean place with nice people satria luise and dian
the house was in a perfect state clean and comfortable
Host:
the host was very helpful in planning our itinerary
the host were warm and friendly
they are very knowledgeable and helpful
dinah was a joy to speak to and very helpful even as we message her after work hours
friendly and helpfull people
Location:
the location is also good
matakami is located in the best neighbourhood - close to amazing restaurants and shops
nice place near to many shops and tourist spot
it’s in a very stylish and walkable region nice restaurants and boutiques are within walking distance
laundry is super close atm petrol station and few supermarkets as well - perfect location in my opinion
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8. Relaxed homestay with artsy vibe

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 room
Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
108 reviews
Private room in house 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
other than that the wifi is fast the cat give a really nice vibe to the whole house
the shower and bathroom were less agreeable
the room is quiet and cool with a comfy bed big window and a fan
the place is comfortable and had everything we needed
comfy beds hot shower & good wifi
Cleanliness:
everything very clean and confortable really good value :)
the building itself is clean and cosy
the house is as beautiful and clean as the pictures show
the house was very basic but enough for me and clean too
the room itself was simple and clean
Host:
the directions emilia provided were very helpful
they were very helpful resourceful and fun to hang out with
the owner is very hospitable and we enjoyed our stay
great hosts emi & aldy really kind and helpfull
they were a great host and very helpful as i'm traveling alone
Location:
the location is perfect and close to central jogja
the bus driver are helpfully
it's really well located close to the kraton and within walking distance of the city centre
the house is really cute great location
very good location and price cool owners
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9. Close to the city centre

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
Private room 6 Beds 9 Guests

10. Clean, modern home in a safe neighbourhood

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 Rental
Mlati, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
60 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was also great
definitely the most recommended room in yogya see you real soon mbak tenny dan mas tennop
really enjoyed our stay a beautiful room with modern interior and lovely people
the room is beautifully decorated with an incredible eye for detail
we loved the room especially the bathroom and the bed
Cleanliness:
super clean and well organized
the house was clean and quite
the place was great and clean
spacious clean and the bed was so comfortable
their house was amazing the place was clean comfortable and the ambiance was great
Host:
the house owner very helpful
very nice and friendly owner
beautiful house and amazing host
with a very friendly owner
tenny and her cousin were awesome host
Location:
the house is very beautiful located in a calm area
a wonderful place to stay during our vacation in yogyakarta
what a lovely place to stay in yogya
the only small downside is the location but they are nice enough to lend their scooter for fred
a good place to stay
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Explore Jogja

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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