The 4 Best Hostels in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta is a city on the Indonesian island of Java known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. Its ornate 18th-century royal complex, or kraton, includes the still-inhabited Sultan's Palace. Also within the kraton are numerous open-air pavilions that host classical Javanese dance shows and concerts of gamelan music, characterized by gongs, chimes and plucked string instruments. Yogyakarta is seen as the soul of Java. It is central to the islands artistic and intellectual heritage, it is where the Javanese language is at its purest, Java's arts at their brightest and its traditions at their most visible. Fiercely independent and protective of its customs, and still headed by its sultan, whose kraton remains the hub of traditional life, contemporary Yogya is a huge urban center complete with cybercafes, malls and traffic jams, even as it remains a stronghold of batik, gamelan and ritual. Put it all together and you have Indonesia's most liveable and lovable city. Its restaurants are tasty and there are cultural attractions everywhere you look within the city and on the outskirts, where you'll find Indonesia's most important archaeological sites, Borobudur and Prambanan. There are plenty of things to see and do in this city, and, luckily, there are also several cost friendly accommodations to help you enjoy your stay here too.

How much do hostels in Yogyakarta cost?

Average Dorm Price $8 ($5 to $11)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $23 ($1 to $69)

A social hostel, great for students

Dorm Bed: $7.14
Private Room: $14.70
Overall Rating: 85%
Retra's Hostel is set in Yogyakarta, 2.8 km from Tugu Monument. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Rooms include a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is offered as well as a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hostel also offers bike hire. Malioboro Street is 4.3 km from Retra's Hostel, while Malioboro Mall is 4.3 km away. Adisucipto Airport is 6 km from the property. Experience Yogyakarta from its student area where almost everything is cheap: food, laundry service, gelato, etc. The property is conveniently located only 20 minutes away from touristy center of Jogja and 20 minutes away from the airport. Linens and towels are included with your stay and there is an equipped kitchen for self-catering as well.
Jalan Pandega Mandala no. 25c Jalan Kaliurang km 5,5 , Yogyakarta, Indonesia,

A comfortable hostel in the city center

Dorm Bed: $9.63
Private Room: $11.75
Overall Rating: 96%
Located just a 5-minute walk from Yogyakarta Keraton Royal Compound, OstiC House offers homey and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access in public areas and free on-site private parking for guests who drive. It takes a 5-minute walk from the property to Prawirotaman Street, and a 15-minute drive to the famed and lively Malioboro Street. Getting to Adisucipto International Airport will take around 25 minutes by car. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. Shared bathroom also comes with a bath or shower. At OstiC House you will find a 24-hour front desk, a terrace and a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a ticket service, a tour desk, a shuttle service, and car/scooter/bike rental. Every room rate includes free breakfast, free coffee and tea, free Wi-Fi, spacious common area with TV, public computer and small library. Breakfast and Towels are free with your stay.
Suryodiningratan street no. 10B , Yogyakarta, Indonesia,

A social hostel close to attractions

Dorm Bed: $95,000.00
Overall Rating: 90%
Laura's Backpackers 523 is a welcoming hotel that has dubbed itself the food Hostel. This is because they proudly serve both free Indonesian breakfast and dinner. The property is only 7 minutes walking distance to Lempuyangan and Yogyakarta train station, Malioboro Shopping street, and Transjogja bus stop. The facility puts you in easy access to visiting all of the city's attractions or the world's famous temples. Every bed has its own power plug, reading lamp, and curtains for privacy. All rooms also have air conditioning. They are happy to help with tour bookings and also have motorbikes available for rent. The facility offers a common room for relaxing and self-catering facilities to prepare your own food. Linens are not included you're your stay, but breakfast, dinner, and towels are included for no charge.
Jalan Hansip Karno Waluyo No. 523 Danuerajan , Yogyakarta, Indonesia,

A smaller, quiet hostel with a great atmosphere

Dorm Bed: $90,000.00
Overall Rating: 89%
SAE SAE Hostel is centrally located in the city of Yogyakarta or "Jogja," which is considered the cultural center of Java. The property is down a small alley, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, SAE SAE is just a short walk from the Sultan's Palace and the Prawirotaman tourist area where you can find lots of local warungs/food stalls and restaurants with international fare. It is a smaller hostel, priding itself on the warm, family-like atmosphere that helps guests to feel instantly at home. They offer four double rooms with fans and two-spacious dormitories with air-conditioning. The bathrooms are shared, with hot showers. They also provide a fully-equipped common kitchen where guests are free to cook their own meals. In addition, free coffee, tea, and drinking water are always available. The staff at SAE SAE is always ready and willing to share inside tips and knowledge about what to see, do, and eat in Yogyakarta and its surroundings. There is a spacious common area in the middle of the green garden, where guests come together to unwind and share stories after being out and about all day. Linens and towels are included with your stay.
Jl. Ngadinegaran MJ III/46 Gang Cempaka Mantrijeron , Yogyakarta, Indonesia,

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