Hostels in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Get to know Yogyakarta (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Yogyakarta. To help you make friends with Yogyakarta before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Yogyakarta is also named and spelled Yokyakarta - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Yogyakarta is a cultural city in the heart of the Indonesian island Java. It’s known for its art scene and day trips to the Borobudur and Prambanan temples.

Yogyakarta is one of Indonesia’s most vibrant cities and a must-visit for everyone who is passing through Java. Apart from the cultural sites, there are also many cafes and nice restaurants.

There are many hostels in Yogyakarta. Most of them offer very high quality food for a low price. Expect nice common areas and good facilities for competitive prices. Hot water showers, however, are not always available in Yogyakarta’s hostels.

Malioboro Street is the heart of Yogyakarta. This area is where most shops are located, street food can be purchased, and many cultural places of interest are in the vicinity, making it an ideal place to book a hostel. A bit further south in Yogyakarta, about 15 to 20 minutes’ walking distance from Malioboro Street, many more hostels can be found. In this area, additional local and international restaurants can be found alongside several bars.

Something to look for in Yogyakarta is the street art. It can be found all over the city, both in unexpected places as well as near the main attractions. Particularly in the quarter behind the Water Castle, there is a lot of street art to be admired.

Arguably the most import reason to visit Yogyakarta is to see the Borobudur Temple and the Prambanan Temple. These 9th-century architectural delights are popular to visit during sunrise and sunset for the gorgeous photo opportunities. Both temples have a big historical and religious value. They are located less than one hour away from Yogyakarta, but in two different directions. It is possible to visit the temples by public transportation, renting a scooter or booking a tour. Most hostels in Yogyakarta can help you book a tour or may even organize their own tours.

Written by local enthusiast for Yogyakarta hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Yogyakarta hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Yogyakarta Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Yogyakarta. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Yogyakarta. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Yogyakarta costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Yogyakarta with private rooms costs on average $21.
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Venezia Garden is the best hostel in Yogyakarta for families.
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YezYezYez - All Good Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Yogyakarta.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Yogyakarta

Your Packing List for Yogyakarta

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Yogyakarta Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Yogyakarta, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
74 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$21 Average private room price
$3 Cheapest hostel in Yogyakarta
11 Party hostels in Yogyakarta
YezYezYez - All Good Hostel is the best rated
Most Yogyakarta hostels are located in
Ngampilan, Jalan Sosrowijayan
2.9 Average rating of all hostels

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