Where To Stay In Purwokerto, Indonesia: 8 Budget-Friendly Places - Updated 2021

where to stay in purwokerto indonesia

Read on to find out about the top hotels and vacation rentals that won’t empty your pockets.

Purwokerto is a town on the island of Java, Indonesia. It is the capital of Banyumas Regency, Central Java region. Located in the middle of Java Island within the province of Jawa Tengah (Central Java) near the base of Mount Slamet, the second-tallest volcano in Central Java, the city is bisected by the Kali Kranji (Kranji River). Some of its must-visit places of interest include Alun-alun, Bank BRI Museum, Baturraden, Taman Andang Pangrenan, and Taman Bale Kemambang. The town is also home to various malls, including Rita Pasar Raya, Moro Mall, Tamara Plaza, and Pasar Wage.

For foodies, the Purwokerto local food includes mendoan (fermented soy bean covered in wheat flour dough and deep fried), ranjem, nopia and mino (small nopia), tempeh keripik and many different kinds of chips. Gethuk goreng, made of cassava and Javanese sugar is also available and sold by various sweets shops. You can find a serabi seller on almost every corner of town in the morning. Another must-try delicacy is the Purwokerto Soto, a soupy dish mixed with a spicy nut sambal.

The town is accessible via air, train, and road. Purwokerto’s nearest airport is the Tunggul Wulung airport in Cilacap township. For trains, you can practically board the trains from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Surabaya heading to the town. If you’re going to Purwokerto by the road, the Intercity buses connect Purwokerto to other cities on the island. If you’re traveling on a budget, stay at one of these eight budget-friendly places:

1. Pondok 19 Homestay (from 15 USD)

Pondok 19 Homestay offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi as well as free private parking, which is available on site. Certain rooms have a seating area for your convenience. Daily breakfast is provided.

Pondok 19 Homestay

Address: JL. Jendral Suprapto IV No. 19, 53114 Purwokerto, Indonesia (see map)

Price: from 15 USD

2. Shafira Guest House (from USD 55)

The private accommodation offers free parking on premises and wireless Internet. The house is family/kid-friendly, catering mostly to families or groups of six. The place is also suitable for events, so if you want to throw a party (no alcohols as the owner is a Muslim), you’re allowed to.

Shafira Guest House Purwokerto
1 review  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
nice choice to stay at purwokerto house are clean and tidy at strategic location
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3. Nariska Suite Homestay (from USD 63)

The place is close to restaurants and dining, offering family-friendly activities and great views. The place is clean and cozy and has complete amenities including free WiFi, air conditioned rooms, and a kitchen equipped with microwave, rice cooker, refrigerator, gas stove, and washing machine. The place caters mostly to business travelers and families with kids. The terrace area has two chairs where you can sit and relax and enjoy a good smoke. Free parking on premises, cable TV, and a laptop friendly workspace are also available.

Nariska Suite Homestay Purwokerto, 3BR for family
Purwokerto Timur, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
16 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the owner of this house mr yadi is also kind and friendly
yadi was a good host polite and answered me quite promptly
location wise it was also close to the malls and about 30 minutes drive to baturaden
great place to escape from daily routine or holiday in purwokerto with your family
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4. Palapa Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Palapa Hotel is a pet-friendly accommodation. The hotel has a terrace and indoor pool, and you can enjoy a meal at their restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units feature a seating area where you can relax and a terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Activities to do nearby include visiting the Rajawali Movie Theatre and drinking at Level Up.

Palapa Hotel

Address: Jln. S. Parman No. 283

5. Atrium Resort Hotel (from USD 27)

Atrium Resort Hotel is within a 5-minute drive from Central Purwokerto and provides a free airport pickup service. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour room service and free WiFi in the entire hotel. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Batik Centre and 20 minutes from the Purwokerto Train Station. The rooms are fully air conditioned and well equipped with a satellite TV, a telephone and an en suite bathroom. They also have a private patio and views of the garden. You can organize excursions to local attractions at the hotel’s tour desk or rent a car and explore the region.

6. Dhani's home

The house is close to the city centre, restaurants, shops, and has an amazing view of the neighborhood. The house provides basic amenities which include kitchen, TV, toilet essentials, air conditioning, hangers, and a laptop friendly workspace.

Disewakan Rumah Tinggal Baru 2 LT
Entire house 3 Beds

7. Homestay Griya Karangsuci

Comfortable and homey, the homestay features a homely setting where you’ll feel right at home. It’s located away from the hustle and bustle of the main road, and is 10 minutes to Alun-Alun, the city centre, the bus station, and the train terminal. The place provides free parking on premises and wireless Internet.

Homestay Griya Karangsuci
Private room 8 Beds

8. Hotel Besar (from USD 7)

Featuring a landscaped garden, Hotel Besar is a 5-minute drive from Moro Mall Purwokerto. It provides in-room breakfast and free on-site parking. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. Hotel Besar is a 10-minute drive from Purwokerto Train Station and a 25-minute drive from the Baturaden area. It is reachable by a 2-hour car ride from Tunggul Wulung Airport.

Hotel Besar Purwokerto

Address: Jalan Jendral Sudirman No 732

Meeting/banquet facilities Free WiFi Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Process in place to check health of guests Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Laundry

Get more bang for your buck when staying at budget-friendly accommodation!

If you’d rather save on accommodation so you can spend more on other things such as food, transportation, and shopping, the recommended accommodations are your solution.

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Dayana is a freelance writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She lives by the Rumi quote, "Let the beauty we love be what we do."

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