Explore your world
Mango Tree Hostel © Mango Tree Hostel /
Mango Tree Hostel © Mango Tree Hostel /

The Best Backpacker Hostels in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Picture of Edira Putri
Updated: 4 January 2018

Hostels are not only a great way to cut your traveling budget, but also a channel to meet new people and enjoy new local experiences, especially in a place as cultural as Yogyakarta. Discover the best backpacker hostels in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

EDU Hostel

At a very affordable price of less than $7 per night for a place in the shared dorm, backpackers can enjoy EDU Hostel’s many amenities like the stunning rooftop swimming pool, common TV area, and guest computers. In-between city tours and adventures, guests can chill or socialize in its common area, equipped with LCV TV with international channels and cozy beanbag chairs. The hostel has separate dorm rooms for men and women, but group travelers can rent private dorm rooms. 

Losmanos Hostel

Despite its strategic location in downtown Yogyakarta, backpackers can find their peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in Losmanos’ lush surroundings. You can actually wake up to the chirping of the birds after a long evening exploring the city center and bar-hopping in the same neighborhood. The hostel has an earthy, airy design where guests can enjoy spacious rooms and semi-open common area.

Mango Tree Dipudjo Homestay

In Mango Tree, backpackers can truly experience home the local’s way. You’ll be housed in a homey Javanese-style home with airy gazebos, spacious yard and lush surrounding. There are several room options to meet different budgets and preferences, from pavilion air-conditioned rooms to dormitory rooms. You’ll also love the common area, where fellow travelers can engage in chess games, watch TV or even make use of the BBQ set.

Sae Sae Hostel

This hostel offers more than a backpacker would ever need. Its rustic design is not only pleasant to the eye but also provides soothing nooks to relax, from the backyard hammock to tropical garden and cozy huts. They offer private and larger dorm rooms, with the same intimate but tasteful design. 


This hostel employs a modern, minimalistic design in its spaces — shared rooms, common room, even kitchen and bathrooms. While most hostels in Yogyakarta apply a homey and rustic design, this place is an excellent alternative for those who prefer sleek and modern. Even so, this hostel does not lose touch with its local feels, being located steps away from one of Yogyakarta’s biggest traditional markets.

Luwabica art’n coffee House

More than a cozy place to spend the night, Luwabica is reverberating with an artsy vibe with unique, creativity-sparking details in every corner. Aside from its quirky and eco-friendly approach, the homestay does have backpackers’ luxuries like Wi-Fi, hot water and AC. It also has cozy spots for when you’re staying in for the day, such as a small backyard with a hammock and a spacious common space.

Ngampilan Backpacker Hostel

This hostel offers homey, Javanese-style accommodation in the heart of Yogyakarta. Its Family Room is perfect for group travelers, while solo fighters can rent a bunk bed in the Backpacker dorm-style room. Room prices go as low as $7 per night, including welcome drink and breakfast. The management can also arrange everything you could ever need for a delightful trip, from show tickets to traditional massage.

OstiC House

This homestay is your very own Javanese home, with dining rooms, kitchen, living room, working space, even a terrace. It’s been a favorite for solo backpackers, couples and families, and large groups. Travelers even love the owner for being so friendly and inclusive; guests are often invited to join him for a day out.