5 Hip Places to Stay in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

By: Danumurthi MahendraCC BY 2.0

Yogyakarta is the culture capital of Indonesia. They have temples, art workshops, theater, a busy marketplace, water castles, national parks, and a whole lot more! You need more than a week to stay here if you want to be able to visit and experience everything. But that isn't even the most exciting part! Choosing your accommodation in Yogyakarta is like choosing an artwork - each one is unique, each one caters to specific tastes, and each one offers something that the other one doesn't have. So if you have enough time and money, why don't you try staying in all of these hip places? Hotel hopping might just be a new trend!

1. Ministry of Coffee

Ministry Of Coffee, Foursquare.com

From the outside, you won't expect to see much. But the moment you step inside the doors, the aroma of coffee will astound you. Not to mention if you enter at night, they will most likely have a movie projected on the wall. They have a really high ceiling so you can sit in the lobby while watching a movie and sipping coffee. The other reason why they have a high ceiling is because they have a library loft area. Yes. Library in a loft area. Nothing can be cooler than that especially if you're a bookworm. They also have a mini garden on the side.

Their rooms are comfortable and stay in lieu with their garden and minimalist theme. But hey, having a really good bed does the trick, and they have it.

Name:
Ministry Of Coffee
Address:
Jalan Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, DI Yogyakarta, Indonesia
HP:
Foursquare.com

2. Greenhost Boutique Hotel

Greenhost Boutique Hotel, Foursquare.com

With a tea spa and a tea shop nestled inside an eco-friendly designed hotel, what more can you ask for? They have a pool inside the space, they have plants everywhere, and seriously, they do have plants everywhere. The place could be mistaken for an indoor farm because of this. It's definitely in lieu with their hotel name.

They have an attic lounge and a whole lot of workshops. Visit the creative kitchen and see what you can learn.

The building, though it looks like an old industrialized center, have been redecorated with mostly up-cycled items. The rooms are cozy and comfortable as well. Just staying in this place is a whole tour in itself.

Name:
Greenhost Boutique Hotel
Address:
Indonesia
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Bunk Bed & Breakfast

From Bunk Bed and Breakfast

From Bunk Bed and Breakfast, bunkbedandbreakfast.com

The whole concept of bunking together, aside from saving those moolahs, is to meet fellow travelers. This small and quaint accommodation does exactly that. Spend some time in the common area and you might bump into your next travel BFF.

Name:
Bunk Bed & Breakfast
Address:
Jl. Wachid Hasyim 23, Yogyakarta, DI Yogyakarta, Indonesia
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Yabbiekayu Homestay

From Yabbiekayu Homestay, yabbiekayu.wix.com/yabbiekayu

Surrounded by lush, green rice paddies and enjoying the open air, you will definitely not want to leave. Yabbiekayu offers bungalows that are built from 100% recycled materials. The showers also allow for you to enjoy mother nature, as they are almost open air as well. If you go as a group of friends, there are bungalows big enough to accommodate your group, and even if you go solo, they have a small enough space big enough for two but not too small for one person to feel alone.

Don't be deceived as it isn't far from the city center, just enough space in between to allow you to breathe.

Name:
yabbiekayu
Address:
Desa Wisata Tembi, Bantul, DIY, Indonesia
TEL:
+62 274 6463434
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Astuti Gallery and Homestay

Astuti Gallery & Homestay, Foursquare.com

If you're into art, you really have to stay here. The Astuti family is renowned for their paintings, and this is apparent in this accommodation. Their rooms are really great, plus add the fact that they have a nice pool and garden to sunbathe in!

The accommodation is located 25 minutes outside of the city center and in the area where arts and handicrafts are flourishing. So before you head straight into the heart of Yogyakarta or go to the temples, you might want to explore the art of making terracotta and other handicrafts first.

Name:
yabbiekayu
Address:
Desa Wisata Tembi, Bantul, DIY, Indonesia
TEL:
+62 274 6463434
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Coming home from a day of sightseeing and exploring will definitely take a toll on you if you don't recharge. Stay in any of these accommodations and you will be back on your feet in no time. Oh, and you might want to spare one day just to see the wonders of these accommodations, as they are tourist destinations themselves!

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?