BHUMI Kotagede, a small employee-owned hostel with a heart, your perfect home in Yogyakarta. Off the beaten track in the most well-kept historical neighbourhood in Yogyakarta called Kotagede, we welcome like-minded travellers who are looking for authenticity, support sustainable tourism and passionate about organic farming.
There is something that you will feel while staying with us, something beyond your expectation for what a hostel really is. The tranquility and the peacefulness of our Kotagede's neighbourhood, our green and beautifully maintained permaculture garden which you will never find in any other hostel, our varieties and well-known local vegetarian breakfast, our cute and clean pets, and most importantly it is togetherness that we always create and maintain with everyone in the house, #BHUMIfamily that is what we called everyone in the house. That is why we are different and that is what makes us BHUMI. Our cute and friendly dogs and cats will welcome you the first time you enter our house!
We are here to assist you with all your awesome activities such as, road trip, tour reservations, suggestions, and recommendations, the best information in the city, public transport, and workshop events. Come and experience our wonderful atmosphere and extraordinary hospitality like no others, and be part of #BHUMIfamily.
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 for free. Contact our staff to conduct the Tour De Kotagede.