Exploring the city of Yogyakarta is usually started from Malioboro Street. This major shopping street is a legendary place where you can see the true colors of Jogja.
Along with this strip, you can find many old shopping centers, legendary culinary delights, and several historical buildings. Finding hotels near Malioboro should be easy as there are many lodging establishments that you can choose.
The challenge is finding a budget hotel with great service. You might not find this kind of hotel directly at the side of Malioboro, as you might need to walk into an alley to reach them. Here are some of the best low budget hotels you can find in Malioboro.
Malioboro Garden Hotel
This hotel is located just 100 meters away from Malioboro. Each guestroom is equipped with a television, air conditioner, private bathroom, and a desk. Its prime location means that you can access most of the attraction near Malioboro on foot.
Sultan Palace and Vredeburg Museum are less than one and a half kilometer away. You can have Indonesian food in the hotel’s restaurant but if you are exploring Malioboro, chances are you already find great foods there. Rates at Malioboro Garden Hotel start from IDR237,000.
Bladok Inn and Restaurant
At 300 meter away from Malioboro, Bladok Inn and Restaurant is a great choice if you want to explore the legendary street. Even with affordable rate, Bladok provides surprisingly good amenities for its guests such as swimming pool, air conditioner, free wifi, and 24-hour front office.
The architecture of this hotel is a combination of Javanese and classic Colonial (Dutch) styles. Rates at Bladok Inn and Restaurant start from IDR224,000.
Located on a similar block as Malioboro Mall, Atalie Hotel is just a hundred meters away from Malioboro. All guestrooms in this one-starred hotel are equipped with flat screen television, air conditioner, private bathroom, and free toiletries. You can also rent a scooter to explore a larger area in Jogja via this hotel. Rates at Hotel Atalie start from IDR299,206.
Located just 300 meters from Malioboro, Andrea Hotel provides an open lounge for all the guests. This unassuming hotel looks like a normal house from the outside but you will see why this hotel scores very well on many websites.
The receptionist is able to speak in English, Spanish, and German. Each room has flat screen television with satellite channels. Rates at Andrea Hotel start from IDR285000.
Setia Kawan Inn
This inn is probably the most unique among others in this list. Every room is set individually and no two rooms are the same. Javanese culture heavily dominates this inn as seen in many batik and patterns.
The wall is painted accordingly, similar to the color of the bedcover. The bathroom is for shared and there are free wifi and airport shuttle services. Rates at Setia Kawan Inn start at IDR273,440.
Exploring Malioboro on a budget wouldn’t be a problem, even if you have to stay a couple of days in the area. There are lots of budget hotels with guaranteed privacy and safety during your visit here. Next