Colourful, relaxed and homely
Colourful, relaxed and friendly Nextdoor Homestay is not so easy to find, but worth the wander down the back lanes near Jalan Parangtritis.
Hidden behind a lime green wall and bamboo gate, within a lovely leafy courtyard, a handful of room options range from fan-cooled singles with share bathroom to air-con doubles with ensuite, all in a vivid kaleidoscope of hues reminiscent of a Mexican colour palette.
Simple tiled rooms are neat as a pin, with cosy bamboo beds and fresh colourful linen. For a solo traveller, the single rooms are an excellent deal as a spacious private fan-cooled room (with share bathroom) is less than the cost of a dorm bed elsewhere, and you still have the social opportunities you would have in a hostel (just a better night’s sleep). You may want to bring your own mozzie net as some rooms have open vents and the pesky critters can be a problem. Basic but very clean bathrooms offer mostly hot-water showers — one has cold-water only.
Kick back and make yourself at home one one of the terrific lounge areas — there are beanbags, comfy cushioned pavilions and restful wooden benches. Pour yourself a cuppa and get to know your lovely hospitable host and fellow travellers. Breakfast and WiFi are included too. Nextdoor Homestay offers good value, and added to the convivial homely ambience, it’s a solid pick. Nextdoor is in the same small lane as (signposted) Good Karma. If you want a similar personal touch, and prefer an even more intimate homestay, Jogjadreams B&B with just two rooms is an excellent option.
Address: Jalan Parangtritis, Gang Timuran MG III/140, Yogyakarta
T: (0852) 1790 0036;
Coordinates (for GPS): 110º22'8.97" E, 7º49'1.68" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan share bathroom||99,000 rupiah||99,000 rupiah|
|Dbl fan share bathroom||159,000 rupiah||159,000 rupiah|
|Dbl air-con share bathroom||199,000 rupiah||199,000 rupiah|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||249,000 rupiah||249,000 rupiah|
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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