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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!
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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!
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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!
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Instagrammers, you will be glad to hear that the homestay offers high-speed internet, so you can stay online without any issues!
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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!
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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.
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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. 🐶🐱❤
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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!
If you have some time, it would be nice to lounge in their terrace with a cup of tea and enjoy the beautiful garden. At night, it’s time for a mini photoshoot session at the outdoor seating area prettily decorated with fairy lights!
4. Chill out in an eccentric hostel – Yez Yez Yez All Good Hostel
Looking for a budget stay within $10 with a pool? You wish can come true at Yez Yez Yez All Good Hostel.
With all the wacky walls and cool murals, you’ll notice the hostel from afar. The decor doesn’t stop there – once you step inside, the groovy ambience continues into the rooms to liven up your stay!
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You can choose a garden-view room from which you can wake up to the refreshing scent of flowers and greenery, or semi-outdoor rooms with an eclectic mix of views of cool murals, greenery, and the pool!
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Escaping from the Jogja heat? Take a dip in the pool! Or if you prefer to stay dry, why not laze on the hammock?
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If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you might even want to get a tattoo at the hostel. 😉
5. Laze around in a modern minimalist house – Trava House
Love those hipster Swedish minimalist rooms? At Trava House, you can enjoy that same simple, rustic charm at an affordable price!
Combining modern and minimalist concepts, Trava House isn’t just classy – it has that warm, homey feeling that can make you feel oh-so-comfortable too!
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Introducing to you some of its most Instagrammable spots: a seating area with chic wooden furniture, and a swimming pool by the kitchen!
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The small pool is the perfect way to cool off under the hot Jogja sun, as you play and splash around with your friends! Right by the pool, there’s also a shared kitchen where you can make a few quick snacks before you head out for the day!
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Here, they have 3 types of rooms: private rooms, dormitory rooms, and shared bedrooms. Basic amenities like breakfast, strong WiFi connection, and free flow tea and coffee will also be provided! At such an affordable rate, isn’t this one of the best deals you have ever seen?
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6. The dreamy backpackers’ hub: Sae Sae Hostel
Hidden in an alley, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Sae Sae Hostel is a favourite amongst backpackers who are looking for a place to relax and chill with other travellers.
The hippie vibe of this hostel easily shines through from their decorations. There are hammocks, chill-out areas made from comfy throw cushions, and low woody benches for guests to relax in – all perfect hangout spots for the free-spirited!
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Before you start the day, don’t forget to drop by the cafe to grab an acai bowl (a nutrient-packed smoothie)! It’s a healthy breakfast option that can help you power through your exciting adventures throughout the day!
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Want to explore some local Jogja haunts? Have a chat with the staff to find out the hidden attractions and quirky spots! You might even find some places that Google missed 😉
7. Join the young crowd at this Instagrammable stay: Remen Room Bed and Breakfast
Strategically located in Demangan, a popular hangout spot for college students, you will love the energetic vibe around Remen’s!
Not only is the place really lively, but there are also many wonderful cafes and restaurants nearby so foodies can have a whale of a time going on gastronomic adventures here 🙂
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Shopaholics will also love the fact that Malioboro, the famous souvenir-shopping street, is less than 15 minutes away from Remen’s by car!
Breakfast is one of the highlights here, where you can enjoy warm local dishes at the lovely outdoor seating area. Decorated with a curtain of greenery and brown hues, the entire seating area is exceptionally calm and peaceful. Talk about breakfast with a view!
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The rooms are equally pretty on the inside, with stylish decorations and contemporary pieces. For just for USD$12++ a night, you get to enjoy air conditioning, a TV, a private bathroom, and a super comfy bed!
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8. Stay classy with a budget: Asana Grove
If you think it’s impossible to get a great hotel stay at only USD$14, think again. We are talking about classy hotels with great facilities to boot 😉
The affordable price tag at Asana Grove doesn’t mean a compromise on the quality or the variety of facilities you get to enjoy. Fully equipped with TV, air conditioning, and a fridge, the rooms come with all the amenities you would need!
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The staff here are also very friendly and helpful, so you could always head to the front desk (available 24/7) if you need any help!
Be it travelling with friends, family, a partner or alone, the clean, spacious rooms here are bound to leave you satisfied!
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9. Make new friends in this cosy house – Bring In House
Lighten up your vacay with a splash of colour at Bring In House! The cheerful atmosphere and furnishings will keep you feeling refreshed every day!
Every corner here is painted in bright colours to keep you in joyful spirits. Don’t forget to take some photos against these lovely backdrops to capture some unique memories of your stay!
There are a variety of room options available here, all equipped with a strong WiFi connection. Regardless of the private or dormitory rooms, they are all really clean and cosy, making them the perfect resting place after a whole day of travelling!
Breakfast is also provided at Bring In House, where you can have it in the common room while making some new friends! If you’re up for it, you could also bond with the other guests while cooking a few dishes in the shared kitchen 🙂
10. Stylish stay with a touch of traditional flavors: D’Kayon Hotel Demangan
Modern on the outside, cosy on the inside, D’Kayon Hotel Demangan is the perfect accommodation for travellers who wish to recharge themselves after an exciting day of travelling around Jogja!
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The hotel decorations are really unique, with tasteful modern settings and a touch of batik patterns. Compared to the usual monotony found in hotel rooms, this fusion of contemporary and traditional flavours makes the room look particularly interesting!
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Not only will your rooms be comfortable and spacious, you can also enjoy a clear view of the city from your room!
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If you get peckish, head over to the restaurant in the hotel premises where you can try some traditional Jogja dishes. 😉
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11. Experience local life – Rumah Kita BnB
Living up to its name, the staff at Rumah Kita (Our Home) will do their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Rumah Kita is situated in a relatively quiet and peaceful residential area in Jogja, so you might get to see bits of the locals’ daily life as you head in and out of the premises! Those who love knowing more about local cultures on their travels will enjoy strolling around the neighbourhood 🙂
All the rooms come with air conditioning and strong WiFi coverage, so you can have a comfortable stay regardless of your room choice.
When you’re not exploring the city, you can relax and unwind at the outdoor wooden platform. Who knows, you might even catch Bonzo, the friendly pet dog at the hostel, running around asking for some belly rubs!
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12. Secret nature haven: Grass Root Homestay
If you’re an avid nature enthusiast who would love to wake up to a refreshing view of flora and fauna, Grass Root Homestay is perfect for you.
To create the natural ambience, the rooms are decorated with soothing stone walls and nature-inspired wooden furniture. The tranquil setting in the room would definitely hit the spot for city dwellers who are looking for a quiet stay amidst the the greenery!
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Open up your windows to an amazing scenery! You will see nature in its most pristine, untouched form, without any disturbances from others. Feel free to head to the pavilion outside to fully immerse yourself in the beautiful view!
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Here, you can experience the lesser-known, peaceful side of Jogja that few travellers know about. Take this chance to make your city escape and enjoy nature away from the usual hustle and bustle!