BHUMI Hostel Kotagede, your home in Yogyakarta. At BHUMI, we believe that the very essence of traveling does not only lie in the sights you will see, but on 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 staffs 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 vegetarian breakfast and tea before you set off on an adventure.
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.
NOTE: For those of who are unfamiliar with dorm room (dormitory); this kind of room is booked by bed instead of by room. One bed accommodates one person only. For example if you book two beds in a dorm, there is a possibility that you will be sharing the room with four other people.
180 years before Mataram was divided into Yogyakarta and Surakarta Sultanates with signage of Gayanti Treaty, Panembahan Senopati announced the dawn of the Islamic Kingdom naming Kotagede as its first capital. History has it that the capital of Mataram moved several times afterwards only to return to a location near Kotagede. Only remnants of the old Kingdom survived and they can be found in Makam Hasta Kitha Ageng (Mataram Royal Cemetery), Masjid Agung Kotagede (Great Mosque of Kotagede), Pasar Gede (Great Market), Batu Gilang ancient outer city wall site.
Silversmiths and silver workshops flourished in the colonial era around the end of the 19th century, mainly to cater Europe's growing appetite for silverware. Walled merchant houses owned by prominent Kalang people were built during this era, constructed in thick masonry walls combining elements from Dutch and Malay architecture. Some can still be found intact in Kampung Jagalan and along Jalan Mondorakan/Jalan Tegal Gendu.
We are proud of our neighbourhood and its rich history, we are more than happy to give you a short tour of Kotagede during your stay with us.