Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

PRAWIROTAMAN Backpacker Street

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT/STAY AT THIS PLACE?

MAINSTREAM SITE FOR BACKPACKER
You are going to visit the Main tourism place. The most visited by backpacker in YOGYAKARTA. Probably the most visited sight in INDONESIA.

CHEAP
The hostel are very cheap. You will found also some cheap foods, bar, bike rental and goods such as clothes, souvenirs, art goods, bags, glasses etc around Prawirotaman street.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place is close to other site. Such as SULTAN PALACE, WATER CASTLE, UNDERGROUND MOSQUE, SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM, VREDEBURG FORTRESS and BERINGHARJO MARKET.
You can combine to visit these place.

Name board:

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The Famous Backpacker Street:

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Prawirotaman Festival:

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Prawirotaman Festival:

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In the night:

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DESCRIPTION:

Prawirotaman kampung has many hostel/homestay with cheap prices, every of them are managed by one family. This called ‘international kampung’ was once an independence struggler post and a famous batik business area. You can see so many cafe and bar around this street.

festival in prawirotaman street:

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Address: Jalan Prawirotaman (Southside downtown), Yogyakarta.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. You must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Pojok Beteng Wetan halte or (halte Jokteng wetan). Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. :-)

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
Please take Route 3B – Stop in Jokteng Wetan Shelter/halte
Then, please take a walk or take a taxi motor
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Jokteng Wetan Shelter/halte
Then, please take a walk or take a taxi motor
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route  3B – Stop in Jokteng Wetan Shelter/halte
Then, please take a walk or take a taxi motor
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Jokteng Wetan Shelter/halte
Then, please take a walk or take a taxi motor

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

DETAIL INFO:

Prawirotaman, a location situated concerning five kilometers from the center of Yogyakarta city could be an alternative when you locate problems to get accommodations. There are not just special accommodations at economical prices in this area, but likewise art shops, coffee shops, e-book stores, a typical market, and a stone inscription that could be a different excursion as well.

Prawirotaman as a kampong began to be known in the ninth century, when a servant of the kingdom called Prawirotomo was given a parcel. Because the start, this kampong has been playing fairly big role for Yogyakarta. In pre-independence age, this kampong worked as strugglers’ concentration factor. In the post-independence period, 1960s to be precise, this kampong was renowned for its published batik that was handled by the descendents of Prawirotomo. Considering that 1970s, nevertheless, when batik company started to slack, the offspring of Prawirotomo clan switched their company to lodging services as well as, for this reason, Prawirotaman was referred to as a visitor kampong.

Getting in Prawirotaman location, you will be greeted by distinction of the kampong in a town hall with motor vehicles passes to as well as fro of the street and warm welcome by regional residents that a lot of them at least speak English. A chain of resorts with one-of-a-kind design, from classic Java to modern layout, is available. The prices are around 50,000 to 300,000 Indonesian Rupiah. Although there are a number of hotels of which administration have actually been done by other individuals, the majority of the hotels are managed by the descendents of Werdoyoprawiro, Suroprawiro, as well as Mangunprawiro big families.

The location of Prawirotaman I or often is called Prawirotaman is the most prominent area. Along with accommodations, there are various other facilities in this area such as travel brokers, web link as well as telecommunication booth, coffee shop, dining establishment as well as bookshop. Cafes as well as dining establishments offer both Javanese cuisine as well as European cuisine or blend of them. The bookshop gives excellent publications at less costly prices. Imported books that normally set you back hundreds thousand can be gotten just at 35,000 to 60,000 Indonesian Rupiah. Sometimes, immigrants trade their publication compilation.

Prawirotaman Festival:

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Some art shops market special, imaginative works. There are tables made of bamboo, batik towel, cupboard made of entire log and also antique points such as decor light and also old kris. One of commercial antique points is batik mould. This mould is utilized as decor, air ventilation or a collection of high historic worth. Once, a German bought 1,000 batik moulds from a batik manufacturing facility that does not operate any longer.

To the south of Prawirotaman I area is Prawirotaman II that directly approach a traditional market. Strolling with the custom market in the early morning is an option of an intriguing excursion. While looking at the busy individuals which acquire everyday needs, you can try typical treats. If you go additionally to the south, you will involve Prawirotaman III area. This area mostly operates as a house location of local individuals.

Although the genuine business of the locations to the south of Prawirotaman is Prawirotaman II and Prawirotaman III, the area is known as Jalan Gerilya. Baseding on story, the area was the headquarter of Prajurit Hantu Maut (the Deadly Ghost Soldiers) as the Indonesian freedom strugglers lead by Mr. Tulus. At the corner of a street, there is a rock engraving made to celebrate the battle of the army. The other army in the area was Prawirotomo soldier.

You do not need to fret for the transport for your trip. Some motorbike and also vehicle rentals, also pick up service are offered. If you have actually not set up your schedule, some travel representatives have sufficient recommendation of appealing tourist things, varying from social tourism such as temples and also Sultan Palace to journey tourism such as tracking.

Expat on Becak:

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*) Today Prawirotaman area so alive and touristic. Many cafe, bar, restaurant and off course hotels.

ACCOMMODATION LIST:

PRAWIROTAMAN BACKPACKER HOTEL/HOMESTAY UNDER IDR 100K (Rp100.000) :

1. VENEZIA HOMESTAY
IDR 85K (Rp85.000) = (shared room)
More info: http://www.venezia-homestay.com/
2. ADHISTHANA HOTEL
IDR 90K (Rp90.000) = (shared room)
More info: http://www.adhisthanahotel.com/
3. MANGO TREE DIPUDJO HOMESTAY
IDR 100K (Rp100.000) = (shared room)
More info: http://mangotree-dipudjo.com/
*) Watch reviews first before book this hotel. Some negative reviews may change your mind.

PRAWIROTAMAN BACKPACKER HOTEL/HOMESTAY UNDER IDR 200K (Rp200.000) :

1. DELTA HOMESTAY
IDR 115K (Rp115.000)
More info: http://www.dutagardenhotel.com/en/homestay/
2. MERCURY HOTEL
IDR 115K (Rp115.000)
More info: http://www.wismagajah.com/hotelmercury/
*) Watch reviews first before book this hotel. Some negative reviews may change your mind.
3. RENGGANIS HOTEL (West side of Prawirotaman street)
IDR 125K (Rp125.000)
More info: http://www.hotelrengganisyogya.com/en
4. VIA VIA GUEST HOUSE
IDR 195K (Rp195.000)
More info: http://www.viaviajogja.com/guesthouse.php
5. WISMA GAJAH
IDR xxK (Rpxx.000)
More info: http://www.wismagajah.com/wismagajah/
*) Watch reviews first before book this hotel. Some negative reviews may change your mind.

*) The room rate may change depend on season. Please contact the marketing/reservation first before booked it or you can check it below.

found more HOTEL in PRAWIROTAMAN area in here:

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14 thoughts on “PRAWIROTAMAN Backpacker Street

  1. Ahmed essawy

    This is the best website i ever visited realated to Yogyakarta 👍👍👍
    Huge effort is made to get all of these informations 🙂
    Thanks for everyone helped making this website 🙂 🙂

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yes, thank you very much.
      It’s my honour to welcome and help backpackers in Yogyakarta.
      Have a nice trip!

  2. Mong

    In prawirotaman, i like via via guesthouse because its clean, modern with a touch of local taste. Toilet are clean too. Guest can interact in the living room. Breakfast is provided. Shops n restaurant around the corner. One of the best you can get for its price range.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Thanks for the information.
      I hope it is not info comercials. 🙂
      Keep healthy and travelling!

  3. Novi

    This is what im looking for a travel website. Informative and uptodate, and also simple web address to memorize. Really useful !

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yup, i’ll do my best for build and update the website.
      Thank you for visiting and use my website as travelling guidance in Yogyakarta.
      Have a nice travelling!

  4. Dyah Palupi

    Hi mas Roni Kuncoro. This website is such a gift for people who are visiting Yogyakarta. But I hope you can add more information on cheap hotel/hostel. ^_^ I’m sure visitors would love that

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yes, for sure.
      But, first i have to sorting which hotel/hostel is recommended for backpacker.
      Since the visitor from all over the world, the hostel/hotel should supply with their standard.
      Such as clean bed linen, dry toilet, mirror & tissue in rest room, wifi etc.
      After that, i will post in this website.
      Thanks for the advice.

  5. erzaen

    i would be happy if you could improve this with some hotel/hostel/homestay recommendation or even better direct booking ! it would help your website traffic and help travelers manage their stay in Jogja!

    keep up the good work, brah!

    Cheers

  6. Marcin

    I really recommend VENEZIA HOMESTAY price is low and atmosphere is incredibly great. I met there really nice people. You could also buy there trip or rent a motorbike.

  7. Roberto

    Likely I booked my hotel right there, just by chance I must confess, good to read here it was a good choice 😉
    Amazing website, I’m “stealing” many suggestions!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yes, Prawirotaman street is so popular for traveler who visit Yogyakarta.
      No problem.
      Have nice traveling!

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