You can find lots of accommodations in Yogyakarta especially along the sidestreets of Malioboro. Although it can really be a challenge if you get to the touristy place at peak season.. and lucky me I did arrive at a time where people are having their holidays.. It was the birthday of their Prophet Mohammed that time.. much like celebrating the birthday of Jesus in Christian countries.
So I thought I’m gonna sleep in one of the benches along Malioboro because the backpacker places were fully packed.. Good thing I found a hotel that costs Rp 125,000.00 , its still expensive coz my friends told me to budget only around Rp 80,000.00
After that, I changed accommodations 3 times, but looking for a place to sleep when you’re really tired is a real pain in the patootie.
So to those who are going to Yogyakarta, since it’s a rather touristy area.. I would advise to reserve a place before you go visit.
My friend recommends a place at his NGO Yakkum Rehabilitation Centre, which we also have visited when I was there.. If I knew the place existed, I should have stayed there instead.
Hastadi, the person connected with the NGO, stated:
“We have guest house and dormitory to rent. For dormitory, the price is Rp. 80.000 each person, and for Guest house about Rp.350.000 per night. but the price can change depend on the condition. If somebody want to rent it, we also have swimming pool. Our place also near Kaliurang tourism place.”
A budget accommodation with a swimming pool is rare nowadays so if I were you, I’d go grab it!
Address: Jalan Kaliurang Km 13.5, Desa Besi, Yogyakara, Indnesia
(62) 0274 895386
PS. This is not a sponsored post, I’m just helping the NGO create some sustainable livelihood ;)