Photo: The charming balcony at Dewi.

Photo of Dewi HomestayDewi Homestay

Charm-filled oldie

Jalan Sosrowijayan Wetan, GT 1 /115, Yogyakarta T: (0274) 516 014

Dewi Homestay

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Amid the tangle of passageways in Sosrowijayan, tucked into the side street that runs alongside Rama Hotel, a patch of green hides Dewi Homestay from the street.

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The guesthouse offers a handful of rooms that are bursting with character and charm.

Mosaic floors, carved teak panelling, antiques and bric-a-brac add homely touches to the appealing rooms. Mozzie-netted four-poster beds in some amplify the romance. Facilities vary from room to room, but generally interiors are spacious and spic and span, all with private ensuite bathroom. Most however are cold-water only—great for cooling down as you wash away the day’s grime. Some bathrooms have been given a contemporary update and some are without washbasins, yet all are basic and clean.

Upstairs rooms offer a small communal balcony, and most provide outside seating. Free WiFi can be accessed in the delightful garden area, and if you look up from your device, it’s an excellent spot to mingle with other travellers. The friendly and welcoming owners will cook you an included breakfast before you wander the 150 metres to Jalan Malioboro to explore.

This long-running homestay has the edge on other nearby oldies simply due to the fact the owners have kept it well maintained while others seem less cared for. We think Dewi Homestay is a pretty good deal, but it becomes particularly good value for a longer stay as prices are negotiable. Another old-school losmen worth considering is nearby Setia Kawan, especially if you have a thing for ’70s hippy-style murals (but don’t pass the gangja man, it’s Indonesia).

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Walk-in rates at Dewi Homestay

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard single room
150,000 rupiah
150,000 rupiah
Standard double room
200,000 rupiah
200,000 rupiah
Small: 170,000 rupiah. Hot water, fan.
Superior double room
250,000 rupiah
250,000 rupiah
Air-con, hot water.
Room: Standard single room, low season: 150,000 rupiah, high season 150,000 rupiah. Notes: Cold.
Room: Standard double room, low season: 200,000 rupiah, high season 200,000 rupiah. Notes: Small: 170,000 rupiah. Hot water, fan.
Room: Superior double room, low season: 250,000 rupiah, high season 250,000 rupiah. Notes: Air-con, hot water.

Where is Dewi Homestay

Dewi Homestay
Jalan Sosrowijayan Wetan, GT 1 /115, Yogyakarta
T: (0274) 516 014
Coordinates (for GPS): 110º21'51.53" E, 7º47'28.96" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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