With its sacred place, Yogyakarta laid on large valley which extents between Mount Merapi in the north, Indian Ocean in the south, Manoreh Mountains in the west, and Sewu Mountains in the south-east. This Hindi’s sacred concept of place and traditional kingdom attract a lot of tourists from abroad or domestic, especially in the end of the year.
New Year’s Eve will be more exotic if you spend your holiday in Yogyakarta’s hotels with suitable price and unforgettable experience. Yogyakarta Hotels has cheaper rate than same rank hotels in other big cities in Indonesian. You can get 5 stars room just started from 488,325 IDR in The Phoenix Hotel (Jend Sudirman St. 9) and up to 842,533 IDR in Melia Purosani Hotel (near Malioboro).
But, here I will tell you about the cheap hotel in Yogyakarta ; much suggested for groups, backpackers, or travelers who look for exotic and special experience more than standard service that offered by stars rate hotels in the world. First is Wisma Martha. Located in Jl. Rejowinangun 15A, this hotel is in Kotagede ancient city. This city was the former capital of Ngayogyakarta Mataram Kingdom, and full of traditional handicrafts, old city walls, traditional mosques, and city landscape.
Surprisingly, this hotel offers 75,000 IDR or about 7.78 USD a night for two persons. For family room, with 5 beds available, it costs 350,000 IDR or about 38.90 USD a night. Second is Puspita Hotel, Jl. Mayjend Sutoyo 64. This hotel is located near Kraton Yogyakarta or Sultan’s entire Palace, so there will be a lot of things to see and enjoy. This hotel’s rate is started from 75,000 IDR or 8.40 USD a night for two persons. Not far from Puspita Hotel there is Delta Homestay. Located in Jl. Prawirotaman MG III/597A, this hotel has 85,500 IDR room rate (or 9.50 USD) minimum.
The last Merapi Volcano’s eruption cut down hotels’ occupation rate in Yogyakarta for several weeks. Fortunately, as soon as the eruption ended, the promotion, events and tourism programs held by government and private tourism industry offers a lot of opportunity to stay in Yogyakarta with lower cost.
The promos are aided to recover tourism industry after eruption. While other city’s hotels change their rooms rate to get more profit, hotel in Yogyakarta cut their rate to 30% by this end of the year. It is commonly called as recovery promo discount.