They say always go someplace you’ve never been before, but with Yogyakarta, it’s an addictive place that needs to be visited at least twice in a lifetime.
With all the soulful elements that make it one of the most visited place in Indonesia after Bali, this city in Java is the hub that still beats with the rich traditional heritage of the royal Sultan, pure Javanese arts & cultures, and genuine charm of its people.
What further highlights all those venerable qualities is the fact that Yogyakarta is also a constantly growing metropolitan with amazing accommodation for those who plan to explore Yogyakarta in modest style.
As evident by these 12 hotels in Yogyakarta, staying here is not just ridiculously affordable for just under $35, but they also reflect the allure of what makes Yogyakarta such a captivating city to be in.
Note: The prices reflected below are the 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. A Little Vintage Parisian Dollhouse – Rumah Paris Bed & Breakfast (From USD $30)
Having just recently established its service back in April 2014, Rumah Paris B&B has shot to be quite an overnight success. Despite using only one marketing tool (Instagram), this quaint B&B has been flooded ever since with visitors hoping to get a peek of it.
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Rumah Paris B&B is especially famed for their unique interiors and vintage furnishing that transports anyone who sets foot in it to old Paris. It is also quite easy to locate due to its close vicinity to the Parangtritis beach. En route to the popular beach, simply take a right turn and there it stands: the little Parisian dollhouse.
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The part about being little does mean it only has around 4 guest rooms to offer, but lucky guests will get to enjoy attentive care by their staff.
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Not to mention, spending a night in the most unique and complete collection of European property will surely be an enchanting experience in Yogya.
Rumah Paris Bed & Breakfast
From USD $30
Address: Jl. Parangtritis KM.8,4, Sewon, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55186
Contact: +62 274 646 3042
2. Absolute Wonder of Greeneries – Prawirotaman (From USD $35)
Well, the grass is definitely greener on this side of hotel.
Boasting an eco design and environment-friendly landscape, expect nothing less than being surrounded by lush hydroponic plants on the rooftop garden, and endless rows of hanging vines with cooling fresh air everywhere you go.
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Taking the eco idea to heart, the hotel adopts the green concept to meticulous details.
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Rooms are spacious and flow easily with wood materials and white bricks as the minimalistic interior. Eco toiletries such as rice or lemongrass soap for guests are also prepared, providing a nice finishing touch.
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The 3 main elements of wood, plants, and concrete is nicely accentuated with the swimming pool facility. With high reviews from occupants, we certainly foresee a lot of “growing” business for this one outstanding hotel.
Greenhost Boutique Hotel Prawirotaman
From USD $35
Address: Jalan Prawirotaman II No. 629, Mergangsan, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55153
Contact: +62 274 389 777
3. Urban Chic and Tastefully Local – Adhisthana Hotel (From USD $30)
There are 2 Prawirotaman streets in Yogya and both are home to the hustle and bustle of cafes and hotels for travelers.
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Adhisthana, however, is situated at the quieter 2nd one. This quieter location comes alive with its nearby traditional market where you get to soak in the colorful morning scene of locals going about their day in this area.
The hotel’s artsy exterior welcomes you with their signature rows of mounted windows. It is also conveniently attached to Lawas cafe – Adhisthana’s own eating spot with a unique open terrace and wall of cool graffiti doodled up along the stairway.
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The homey vibes are apparent in this urban meets traditional hotel. The lodging selections vary from dormitory rooms to the standard types of hotel rooms decked with amenities.
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Cleanliness and service are impeccable, and it comes highly recommended. Location-wise, it is the perfect spot to explore Yogya in style, with Malioboro street just about 15 minutes away by foot.
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From USD $30
Address: Jl. Prawirotaman II No.613, Mergangsan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55153
Contact: +62 274 413 888
4. Room & Pool With Panoramic View – The Edelweiss Hotel Yogyakarta (From USD $28)
With the silhouette of the grand Mount Merapi in the distance from the window of your hotel room, every night at The Edelweiss is guaranteed to be a scenic delight.
The boutique style hotel stands tall in the lively district of Yogya.
With a plan to show off the city’s picturesque beauty from above – the rooftop swimming pool and patio makes for the perfect front seat to the breathtaking panorama.
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Overlooking the expanse of blue sky with streaks of white clouds and Mount Merapi, surrender yourself in the breezy atmosphere and relaxing surrounding as you swim along the rooftop pool.
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Strategically located at the North part of the city, The Edelweiss is a 3-star hotel that presents guests with clean and modern simplicity.
Just so you know, it is also adjacent to several top entertainments such as Saphir Square, Affandi Museum and Galleria Mall. You get to enjoy great access to Yogya while indulging in the complete facilities Edelweiss Hotel has to offer.
The Edelweiss Hotel Yogyakarta
From USD $28
Address: Jl. Gejayan No. 17C, Gondokusuman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55222
Contact: + 62 274 587 111
5. A Royal Castle Fit For All – Grand Palace Hotel Yogyakarta (From USD $25)
There’s no mistaking the grandeur of Grand Palace Hotel as it takes the shape of a Roman King’s royal abode, complete with pillars and ornate goddess statues.
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This sizeable 3-star hotel continues to impress with beautiful interior setting and decoration, great layout, spacious rooms, swift service, cleanliness, and decent facilities – all of which makes Grand Palace Hotel the best selection especially for travelling in with the children or family in tow.
Nestled in the alleyway away from the busy core of the city, there are plenty of transportation choices readily available at the front of the hotel to whisk you off to a day of shopping and adventure – after a well-rested night at Grand Palace Hotel.
Grand Palace hotel Yogyakarta
From USD $25
Address: Jl. Mangkuyudan No.32, Mantrijeron, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55143
Contact: +62 274 414 590
6. A youthful and modern property just off Malioboro Street! – Ibis Style Yogyakarta (From USD $35)
Ideally located in Malioboro district within walking distance, the trusted name in hotel chains – Ibis – delivers youthful vibes with a colorful and pop modern concept suitable for leisure and even business travelers.
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Maintaining the standard of Ibis’ reputation, Ibis Style will not disappoint you in terms of stay and service. Located just behind the high street of the town center, hop on one of the many trishaws or a horse-pulled vehicle to embrace the Yogya evening in style.
Perhaps it is the overall hotel surroundings or simply the Yogya air, because the jovial attitude from the hospitable staff instantly makes everyone feel welcomed and ready for an exciting adventure.
In fact, as the famous Sultan’s Palace and even plenty of other heritage attractions are just 5 minutes away, you’ll be pumped to explore Yogyakarta with that same contagiously good spirit.
Ibis Style Yogyakarta
From USD $35
Address: No. 109, Jl. Dagen, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55271
Contact: +62 274 588 889
7. Soak in the vintage/industrial/nature vibes – Pawon Cokelat Guesthouse (From USD $19)
This beautiful haven comes with its own (chocolatey) rich history. Pawon Cokelat Guesthouse was originally a small shop selling chocolate cake.
As the years passed, the chocolate lovers behind Pawon Cokelat gradually developed it from a humble shop to the current amazing little hideaway – tucked just off of Malioboro Street, and a 5-minute walk from Yogjakarta Tugu Train Station.
There’s a mixture of vintage/industrial/nature vibes, which come together creating a peaceful accommodation for those travelling to Yogya.
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From the minimalist rooms and the quaint café, to the vertical gardens, and even a rooftop garden – don’t you just adore how Instagrammable every corner is?
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One of the best parts of Pawon Cokelat though, has to be its convenient location that allows you to travel to the main areas like Jalan Malioboro and Jalan Sosrowijayan easily.
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With good food, shopping and tours easily available, your trip to Yogya will be nothing short of complete!
Do note: If you’re one who needs a good hot water shower, Pawon Cokelat Guesthouse unfortunately does not provide water heaters.
Pawon Cokelat Guesthouse
From USD $19
Address: Sosrowijayan Wetan Gg. 1 No. 102, Malioboro, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Contact: +62 819-1003-2933
8. The Priceless International Luxury – Sahid Rich Jogja Hotel (From USD $35)
Conveniently placed at the heart of the city, Sahid Rich Jogja is especially favored for having direct access to one of Yogyakarta’s biggest and most happening malls – The Jogja City Mall.
This contemporary 4-star hotel adheres to its standard by providing international standard facilities including a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, restaurant buffet, and plenty more.
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All with a price to beat, to satisfy those who seek luxurious comfort without breaking the bank.
Its theme of modern classic directly makes you feel right at home, with huge and clean comfortable beds plus lengthy choices of breakfast.
While Sahid Rich Jogja is relatively new, it is constantly improving and looking to be the match for other international and reputable big hotel names in Yogyakarta
Sahid Rich Jogja Hotel
From USD $35
Address: Jl. Magelang KM. 6 No. 18, Kec. Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55284
Contact: +62 274 5305 888
9. Great for families, there’s much to do here! – Grand Tjokro Yogyakarta Hotel (From USD $29)
One of the best finds in this list, Grand Tjokro provides an amazing slew of facilities for such an affordable price.
Whether it’s a romantic vacation, or a family one, couples, or families with kids will be delighted with Grand Tjokro and its offerings.
First, let’s talk about the décor, and the rooms. Boasting grand décor, and elegantly appointed rooms, you’ll be delighted with how cosy and comfortable this hotel is.
Next up, the facilities. This hotel is almost like a resort with the long list of things you can do here. If you’re thinking of bringing the kids along, the family can indulge in a spot of karoke, table tennis, swimming (there’s a kids’ pool!), cycling (bicycle rental is available), and even a family BBQ.
For the adults, there’s also a bar for those well-deserved drinks (and babysitting services should you need it), and a convenience store and gift shop just in case you need anything.
Feel free to head down to the sauna or the spa for a relaxing massage anytime too. A holiday at Grand Tjokro will pretty much be relaxing and unforgettable.
Grand Tjokro Yogyakarta Hotel
From USD $29
Address: Jl. Gejayan No.37, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Contact: +62 274 6429100
10. Pop into a quirky minimalist hotel – POP! Hotel Gandekan (From USD $21)
With its quirky and colourful concept POP! Hotel Gandekan reminds us a little of the famous capsule hotels in Japan.
It’s a clean and no frills place to stay in – if you’re looking for a fun, simple, and conveniently located hotel. Just a short walk away from Malioboro, and Sosrowijayan, POP! Hotel Gandekan very simply provides what you need as you holiday in Yogya.
Free WiFi in your room and public areas, heated shower, and better yet, access to the best places around.
For shopping, eating and all that jazz, hit up Malioboro and Sosrowijayan. For some culture and sight-seeing, Sultan Palace is only 3km away!
If you’re feeling hungry, there’s also an in-house café that will ensure you are hungry no more.
POP! Hotel Gandekan
From USD $21
Address: Jalan Gandekan No. 92, Jl. Gandekan, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55272, Indonesia
Contact: +62 274 6429711
11. See the emoji wall in this creatively designed (newly opened) hotel – Tune Hotels Yogyakarta (From USD $26)
The newest Tune Hotel in Indonesia, Tune Hotels Yogyakarta has an interesting minimalist/futuristic concept. You’ll see a hint of it the moment you step into the lobby and see a wall of cute emojis.
Apart from that, everywhere you turn and look in this particular hotel gives off a distinctly creative vibe with its interesting design elements.
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Another place that will fill your Instagram feed with ton of the cutest photos, Tune Hotels Yogyakarta also has a great pool for you to swim and chill in.
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The rooms include free WiFi and even rain showers! Of course, you can’t stay indoors throughout your vacation – you will be happy to know that attractions such as Kekayon Museum and Gembira Loka Zoo are a leisurely 30-minute stroll away.
If you don’t wish to walk, you may also check with the concierge on getting around or renting a car (Malioboro Street is a short 6km drive away!).
Tune Hotels Yogyakarta
From USD $26
Address: Jl. Gedongkuning Selatan, No. 118 Kotagede, 55172, Yogyakarta Indonesia
Contact: +62 274 371225
12. Special Mention: Historic Fusion of Dutch and Java – The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta (From USD $56)
You will be hard pressed to find a bad review of The Phoenix Hotel, which is why this list simply had to include this invaluable 5-star gem that’s worth every cent splurged.
The architecture of this property is heavily influenced by the Dutch Colonial era, as the hotel dates back to 1918 where the Dutch once occupied Java’s development.
The heritage hotel is located in the first class area of downtown Yogya, far from city commotion but still within walking distance to Malioboro. Borobudur and Prambanan are also within easy reach from it.
The exclusivity of the area is enhanced further by the hotel’s combination of refined classic settings with cultured Javanese values. Elegant atriums and courtyards are accompanied by the soothing sounds of gamelan, while the fragrant spa and swimming pool are alive with atmospheric lighting.
Its epic journey from changing hands has seen consistent upgrades and upkeep that carry significant historic value for almost a century now.
Persisting through age and changing eras, the Phoenix Yogyakarta Hotel will forever be a part of Yogyakarta’s long love affair.
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The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta