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Written by Junanto Xu
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Edited by Denise Tan
Yogyakarta (Jogja) may be one of the most exciting cities to visit in Indonesia, but did you know that it’s also one of the most affordable cities too?
With a wealth of untouched natural havens that do not have entrance fees (such as their scenic beaches!), delicious and affordable local food, cheap (but good quality) massages and spas and affordable beach stays, Yogyakarta is the perfect choice for budget travellers who refuse to compromise on their travel experience!
These great savings apply even for your accommodation in Jogja. Can you imagine spending a night in a unique, Instagrammable and comfortable hotel at only USD$14?
With these 12 affordable hotels in Yogyakarta, you can now afford to spend more on your adventures!
Getting to Yogyakarta
Take AirAsia, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, or Garuda Indonesia from Singapore Changi Airport to Yogyakarta Adisutjipto International Airport. (Flight Time: ~2h 30 min)
Direct Flight (total cost from SGD 76)
Take AirAsia or SilkAir from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Yogyakarta Adisutjipto International Airport. (Flight Time: ~2h 30 min)
Direct Flight (total cost from RM 256)
Fare starts at Rp. 350,000 (USD 26) via Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, AirAsia (1 hour 10 minutes flight)
a. Executive: starts at Rp. 285,000 (USD 21)
– Depart from Gambir Station (Central Jakarta), and arrive at Tugu Station (City Center of Yogyakarta, about a 7-hour ride)
b. Economy: starts at Rp. 145,000 (USD 11) – Seats are cramped, and not recommended
– Depart from Pasar Senen Station, and arrive at Lempuyangan Station (about a 7-hour ride)
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Note: The prices reflected below are low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Home Sweet Home – Rumah Roso Homestay
Besides being a cosy resting spot after a whole day out, Rumah Roso Homestay is also a great photo spot where your Instagram-worthy pictures can come to life. Step in and you will be greeted by a photo wall decorated with charming rustic clocks – time to snap away!
Social butterflies will fall in love with the outdoor gazebo where you can enjoy breakfast with your new friends – the perfect hangout spot where you can share all about your crazy adventures!
Furnished with earthy tones and lovely wood-themed furniture, the rooms are basked in an enchanting, pleasant vibe. No matter which room you choose – private room or shared dormitory – you will definitely feel comfortable in such a homely place!
Instagrammers, you will be glad to hear that the homestay offers high-speed internet, so you can stay online without any issues!
But if you want to be outdoors, why not rent a bicycle with the homestay and explore Jogja’s hidden sights?2. Cuddle up with resident cat and dog in a local’s home – Matakami Homestay
They say the best way to experience a country is to live in a local’s house! Makatami’s Homestay offers that ideal experience.
With a choice of either having your own private room (stays up to 2 people) or a shared room with bunk beds for two, you will love the beautifully-decorated room with its modern aesthetics, topped off with cute traditional bamboo hats!
The room may look small but all your necessities are in place – a cosy bed, artsy clothes’ hangers, air-conditioning, WiFi, and even great lighting for the selfie fanatics!
Here in the common room, you can spend your time reading and relaxing or put your culinary skill to the test and whip up some delicacies.
Feeling lazy? Why not chill in their outdoor garden? You’ll be surrounded by greenery and a lovely bamboo fence. Occasionally, the house dog Kimbra and adorable house cat Adolf may come by for some cuddles and love. 🐶🐱❤
3. Go old school in a vintage house – Rumah Vintage Kotagede
This tiny adorable house is charming and peaceful, perfect for making some sweet memories.
Your stay here will be undeniably photogenic with the romantic blue and white hues all around, from the walls to the furniture. Get ready to pose like Marilyn Monroe and recreate those vintage snaps!
This house is perfect if you’re travelling in a group of three as there are three bedrooms, all of which come with mosquito nets and fans, and things are kept simple and cosy. Don’t worry, you’ll have basic amenities like WiFi and hot showers too!