Our one and only private room for 2 with a vintage Javanese style bed.Our one and only private room for 2 with a vintage Javanese style bed.
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BHUMI, an employee-owned hostel. Listing for a private room with shared bathroom/toilet in BHUMI Hostel Kotagede, Yogyakarta. Away from mass-tourism, our quaint 1970s home located in 15th-century heritage neighbourhood of Kotagede. FREE home-cooked vegetarian breakfast. If you support/love small co-op business, animal welfare, vegetarianism, permaculture, cultural and conscious tourism, this is your home.

The space

BHUMI Hostel Kotagede, your perfect home in Yogyakarta. At BHUMI, we believe that the very essence of traveling does not only lie in the sights you will see, but in how you will experience your journey. Your BHUMI experience begins with our home-brewed Kombucha made from seasonal herbs and leaves harvested from our garden, where our heart lies. Our staff are all seasoned travellers who will help you get the most out of Yogyakarta without leaving a hole in your wallet. Start your morning fresh with home cooked local vegan breakfast and organic tea before you set off on an adventure.

Come and experience one of the last remaining historical neighbourhoods of the old Mataram Sultanate where streets are filled with silversmiths, local eateries we call 'Warung', 'Jamu' herbal drink peddler and endless charm of the olden days.

BHUMI Hostel Kotagede's house is a 'jenky'-style home built in 1976, what once a lovely family home was converted into a beautiful and intimate hostel with 4 dormitories and 1 private room with excellent service at affordable prices, making your hostel stay into a pleasurable and fun experience.

Our hostel features a peaceful and spacious terrace area, a permaculture organic garden, 'Warung' style dining area, uniquely designed showers and bathrooms.

We are here to assist you with all your crazy activities, museum bookings, tour suggestions, restaurant reservations and the best information on the city, transport and events.

Guest access

Breakfast included
Towel(s) & linen Provided
Shared toilets
Shared showers - separate
Queen bed
Weekly room service
Free WiFi
Inclusive of tax and service
Free use of Dining, Terrace, Parking and Garden areas

Interaction with guests

Hosts live in the hostel and are able to give guidance and assistance. We are more than happy to show you around and give you fun and an unforgettable Yogyakarta experience.

Other things to note

Please inform us right away if you have allergies or require special assistance during your stay at BHUMI Hostel.

BHUMI is located in a heritage neighbourhood of Yogyakarta, we expect each guest to respect local culture.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Strictly non-smoking inside the house & rooms
Non-staying guests are not allowed inside the main house & rooms
To respect local culture and norms, we advise you to wear sleeved shirts/t-shirts with knee-length shorts or skirt when you go out exploring the city. Sarong for men or hijab for women are the everyday attire in Kotagede, Yogyakarta.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

11 Reviews


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Daniel User Profile
January 2017
Amazing place! This wasn't my first and won't be my last stay with the Bhumi family. Clean rooms, great vibes. Location perfect for either relaxed hangout or heavy touring. Love the staff (and the food!!!!). See you soon, guys!

Cezary User Profile
July 2016
Very nice and clean hostel. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. It has an extraordinary atmosphere. Nice place to stay in Yogyakarta!

Luis User Profile
July 2016
Clean room, Jack is very nice person as well as all the staff. We had a great time!! If you can't live without beer (very difficult to find in Jogja), you can buy at Bhumi for same price as anywhere in Indonesia. The room is clean as well as the bathrooms (shared with all the homestay). Breakfast was delicious, out of the ordinary. Water is provided, kitchen and refrigerate. Since the room is located next to the gallery out of the house (meeting area) there's noise coming though the window when people gets together. There are earplugs available, but we didn't know the first night we wanted to sleep early for excursion, and didn't expected it! Going with public bus from the Airport is very cheap and easy. Also to move around. Good and very cheap local food is available crossing the street (at Lapangan Karang Cotagede), there are many food stands. Near ATM and supermarkets.

Sebastian User Profile
April 2016
We had the private room at bhumi hostel for at least 6 days and we had a great time there! You have to know that the room is in a hostel, so it can be loud sometimes. We met so many lovely people people there, that we didn't care about that. Great breakfast, nice staff, located in a quiet and local neighboorhoud. We definetely will come back again to the wonderful bhumi family!
Nino & Sari User Profile
Response from Nino & Sari:
Hello Herr Gedan, Danke schon for your lovely review. It was absolutely fun having you in our house for a week, we were kind of wish that you would extend for another week but journey must go on. Thank you so much for being part of a cool bhumifamily, come again to Jogja soon! #BhumiFamily
April 2016

Bianca User Profile
September 2015
It was just PERFECT to stay with nino and sari ! We totally felt like home. I especially preciated the wonderful garden with herbs and spices for cooking. Nino told us so much about the philosophy of the place which is just amazing! Good job :)
Nino & Sari User Profile
Response from Nino & Sari:
Hey, Bianca! it was a pleasure hosting you and Alex. Hope to see you again soon in Jogja.
September 2015

Maurizia User Profile
September 2015
It has been an amazing experience! The hostel is clean, located in Kotagede, the historic neighborhood. Nino and Wildan gave me a lot of suggestions on what to see and do in Yogyakarta and they helped me booking the tours for my second day. I definitely recommend Bhumi Hostel!!
Nino & Sari User Profile
Response from Nino & Sari:
Thank you very much for choosing us and hope to see you again soon in BHUMI!
September 2015

Nicola User Profile
August 2015
I have so many good things to say about this place that I dont know were to begin! Me and my boyfriend been traveling for three month and we were a little bit nostalgic about our home . but in this place we had all the comfort of a home ! There is a full, organic, eatable, garden were you can pics whatever you want to cook in the beautiful kitchen . There is two adorable cats and two quite dogs. The room have a nice style. But the most important thing is that the staff want us to have a great experience and present us all the activities we can do around ( the price, how to get there, etc.) Weldon help us to go to Merapi volcano, to rent a bike, to have a transportation to our next destination, to book out next guest house, etc. Seriously, every thing was easy with NIno and is assistant ( weldon ) We highly recommend this place for anybody ---Best place in Yogy ! ---- Stay there more than 2 nights!
Nino & Sari User Profile
Response from Nino & Sari:
Thank you very much for your amazing review, Nicola! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed staying at BHUMI. Hope to see you soon in Jogja!
August 2015

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Nino & Sari User Profile

Hi there!

We're three friends who started this crazy adventure of building our dream hipster hostel in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. We love backpacking, adventure, art, culture, architecture, and basically anything that made of love. We are more than happy to share our knowledge about our wonderful country, Indonesia, and its lovely people.

Here's a little bit of our story, written by one of our dearest friends:

Starting the Bhumi Story

“The search for something deeper made me take the first big step which was getting out of the comfort zone by quitting my job,” says Sari. This led her down a path of reconnecting with herself, nature, places and people. And it was in one of these events that she would discover a kindred soul who shared her same values: Nino. “Back when we met, we believed we could be change agents. We knew we needed to create portals for people to be able reconnect; Bhumi is our pioneer portal.”

Nino on his side had already moved from Shanghai to Jakarta a few months before to pursue what was an earlier hotel project in Ubud (the project fell through after almost a year). “But I already found an awesome partner in Sari, and we decided to stick together and keep searching beyond Bali. And that led us to Yogyakarta,” he recounts of their first year.

Blessed with friends who patched them up with the right village contacts, they eventually found their way to Jalen Raden Ronggo. “We found our home,” he shares, “and we just kept trying to stay focused. There are good and bad days, and we learnt everything the hard way.” But with such a shared vision between the two (and ability to laugh through the hardest days of building Bhumi) there was no doubt that one day the hostel would be completed.

“This process of making our idea into reality, this amazing chance to see what you're capable of doing to change the world? It’s been a blessing all along,” replies Nino. Sari adds: “To be able to find people willing to start the adventure - this is the most rewarding part - and to know that we can show people new ways of connecting with nature and arts.”

Not many thirty-somethings can lay claim to living out dreams like this, and Nino and Sari both share their honest advice to fellow entrpreneurs: Remember that it is better to live your dream, the only regret is when you realise it’s already too late because you never tried. Starting a business will teach you more about yourself than you thought possible, and be grateful for all the good and bad experiences.

The Bhumi Experience

Protecting nature is a passion that both partners share, and it was inevitable that their hostel would be named after the ground on which they stand on. Bhumi is a Sanskrit and Javanese word for earth, an important element and force that shapes Javanese culture which has deep agrarian roots. “We want to reconnect with the elements in our location,” says Sari, “and pay homage to the earth that influences tradition in this area.” The influence is so strong that one only needs to see the colour tones of Java’s traditional fabric batik to know how deeply the people feel towards their connection to the earth.

Geographically, Jogjakarta is surrounded with rows of powerful volcanoes that make the land prone to catastrophes, and yet the other side of the island has blessed the soil with such fertility that almost anything can grow effortlessly on the land.

As the hostel opens, there are still many barriers to break in the hospitality industry in a small town. But the pair are ready to give back to the community, and pay it forward - no matter how small or big the changes they can make. “At the end of the day, we learn from each other's culture - we’re encouraging each other in pursuing a shared vision. It is possible to grow together - Bhumi and Jogjakarta,” Nino shares. “Bhumi is the space where people from different places and backgrounds can connect, express themselves and share,” says Sari. “It’s our hope that visitors will open their eyes to the diversity of Jogjakarta and the possibilities of sustainable growth in the community.”

“They are out there, and we’re ready to meet these hopeful romantics who are like me and Sari. People who share the same values that business is a shared adventure - a bond forged between customer and provider,” says Nino. In the same light, Sari echoes the idea of giving back to a community to whom they are committed to growing with together.

In a quiet road off Kotagede, two friends have taken the road leading to new adventures - the road less traveled.

And perhaps that is what will make all the difference.

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