Escape into the enchanting world of Jogja’s aesthetic hotels without worrying about breaking the bank. In this curated list of “10 Enchanted Escapes,” we invite you to uncover a selection of captivating accommodations that promise both aesthetic charm and affordability. From secluded hideaways nestled amidst lush greenery to boutique retreats adorned with artistic flair, each hotel on this list offers a unique and unforgettable experience tailored to suit your budget. Whether you’re seeking tranquility, cultural immersion, or simply a stylish place to rest your head, these enchanting escapes in Jogja are sure to delight every discerning traveler.


  • Cost:
  • $31/Night (Attic Room)

Not many hotels can replicate the comfort of a private home or apartment, but in Jogja, you can experience just that at Arah Living. If the name sounds unfamiliar, you might recognize it better by its former name, Lokal Hotel. Designed with aesthetic modernity and youthful spirit, dominated by shades of gray, white, and vibrant touches of batik kawung motifs, Arah Living boasts spacious rooms for its class of hotel.

Who wouldn’t feel more at home staying here, especially with each room equipped with Smart TVs? And that’s not all, this budget-friendly hotel even has its own swimming pool!

Despite its proximity to the city center, the atmosphere here is calm and cool. In fact, around the hotel, you’ll easily find inexpensive dining options. If you’re traveling with family, consider staying in the Mezzanine Room, which spans two floors complete with a living room!

But there’s one thing to keep in mind; this hotel doesn’t have an elevator, so for those traveling with elderly family members or wheelchair users, it might need some extra consideration.


  • Cost:
  • $40/Night (Lora Room)

When was the last time you visited Jogja? This vibrant hotel and restaurant themed around Mexico with a colorful Bohemian concept is one of the newest additions to the cool and affordable accommodation options in Jogja. It’s also the first hotel in Jogja to embrace the Mexican theme!

Of course, a Mexican-themed hotel wouldn’t be complete without a café serving famous Mexican cuisines. Don’t worry, here you can indulge in tacos, burritos, Mexican sweet baked potatoes, and more. Staying here truly feels like stepping into a telenovela! Almost every corner of this 26-room hotel is catchy and Instagram-worthy.

Enhanced by warm, bold Mexican color tones throughout, your photos are guaranteed to be aesthetic. Don’t forget to doll up like Rosalinda for maximum effect. By the way, they also have family rooms for up to 4 people, perfect for those looking for a budget-friendly vacation without compromising on comfort.

#3 La Luna Resort

  • Cost:
  • $28/Night (Superior Room)

Presenting a vibrant Gypsy concept, La Luna Resort Yogyakarta stands out as one of the most Instagram-worthy hotels we’ve come across in Jogja. From the colorful exterior to the intricately designed interior, the Gypsy ambiance is palpable throughout.

With 12 rooms available, including 10 Deluxe and 2 Family rooms, you can choose the perfect accommodation for a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two. Want to visit without staying overnight? Simply drop by the restaurant or purchase a Swimming Package to take a dip in its fabulous pool!

#4 Kampung Lawasan Heritage Cottage

  • Cost:
  • $28/Night (Deluxe Room)

Staying at Kampung Lawasan Heritage Cottage feels like taking a journey back in time, perhaps even decades ago. The wooden buildings are meticulously arranged, resembling a village from yesteryears. The vintage ambiance isn’t limited to just the exterior; it permeates the interior of each room as well.

Despite this, every room is equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a safe. Oh, and in the middle of the cottage area, there’s a swimming pool adjacent to a patch of rice fields. Taking a dip in the pool feels incredibly refreshing, especially with the serene surroundings. Whether you prefer swimming in the morning, afternoon, or evening, the pool water remains pleasantly warm.

And who doesn’t love a hearty breakfast to start the day? Forget about the typical hotel buffet with its array of Asian and Western dishes. Here, you’ll be treated to a variety of traditional Indonesian home-cooked meals. The flavors are simply delightful and evoke a sense of nostalgia for your hometown!

#5 The Chendela

  • Cost:
  • $29/Night (Superior Room)

What a charming place! That’s the immediate feeling you get upon stepping into this accommodation. The Chendela offers rooms with different concepts and colors, so you can choose the one that suits you best! There’s pink, red, blue, turquoise, yellow, purple, and more. It makes you want to switch rooms every night, doesn’t it? But it’s not just about the charm; this accommodation, not far from Malioboro, also offers maximum comfort for its guests.

The classic Javanese style touches in its architectural design make this accommodation feel homely, like returning to your grandmother’s house in the village. If you get hungry at night, this accommodation also comes equipped with a kitchen. You can cook instant noodles, make coffee, or tea. There’s also a restaurant located in the front area where you can enjoy complimentary breakfast. Look down, isn’t the floor ceramic beautiful too? At The Chendela, you’ll find plenty of attractive photo spots, so don’t be surprised to see many guests snapping OOTD photos here.

#6 Omah Njonja Bed & Brasserie

  • Cost:
  • $31/Night (Double Room)

The seamless blend of vintage and modern ambiance is the highlight of this accommodation. The clever integration of retro furnishings, such as the iconic 1960s metal chairs, antique Vespa used as ornaments, vintage tiles and lamps, and classic wooden windows, doesn’t make this place feel outdated at all.

The secret lies in the selection of bright, vibrant colors that playfully clash with each other, giving off a charming vibe. It’s no wonder many visitors spend their time snapping photos in every corner. The same goes for its swimming pool; though not overly spacious, it offers a cozy retreat akin to being in your own backyard.

Colorful wall paintings and comfortable loungers add to the homely atmosphere. If you’re here with family, they also provide a spacious and comfortable Family Room that can accommodate up to four people.

#7 Greenhost Prawirotaman

  • Cost:
  • $38/Night (Artist-Designed Room)

Embracing an eco-friendly design, this hotel surrounds you with various hydroponic plants in its rooftop garden. You’ll also experience incredibly fresh air in every corner of this hotel. The meticulous implementation of environmentally friendly concepts is evident throughout the establishment.

The rooms are spacious with wooden furniture and plastered wall accents that lend a touch of industrial charm. Even the toiletries used here, such as lemongrass soap, are eco-friendly. The three key elements of wood, plants, and concrete walls harmonize perfectly around the swimming pool area. With glowing reviews from guests who have stayed here, we’re confident that this hotel will continue to thrive.

#8 Adhisthana Hotel Prawirotaman

  • Cost:
  • $31/Night (Upper-Floor Room)

There are two Prawirotaman streets in Yogyakarta, both lined with rows of cafes and hotels. Adhistana Hotel is located on Jalan Prawirotaman II, which has a slightly quieter atmosphere. Along this street, you’ll find a bustling traditional market frequented by locals in the morning.

The hotel’s artistic exterior will welcome you with its unique arrangement of window leaves. Adhistana also features a dining venue boasting an open terrace.

The ambiance here is undeniably homey, blending urban and traditional styles. You can choose to stay in a dorm or a standard hotel room. Cleanliness and service here are top-notch. In terms of location, staying at Adhistana is advantageous as it’s strategically positioned for exploring Jogja. With just a 15-minute walk, you’ll reach Malioboro.

#9 Pawon Cokelat Guesthouse

This cozy accommodation boasts a dominant brown color scheme. Pawon Cokelat Guesthouse was initially a small shop selling chocolate cakes. After several years of operating as a chocolate cake shop, the chocolate enthusiasts behind Pawon Cokelat finally transformed it from a simple store into a charming little holiday retreat. Located on Jl. Malioboro, this accommodation is just a 5-minute walk from Tugu Railway Station, Yogyakarta.

The combination of vintage, industrial, and natural styles at Pawon Cokelat creates an atmosphere that guests will find delightful. From its minimalist-styled rooms and unique café to the gardens below and rooftop, every corner is truly Instagram-worthy. The best part about Pawon Cokelat is its location, which allows you to easily stroll to Malioboro and Sosrowijayan. Surrounded by various delicious eateries and convenient shopping spots, you’ll be eager to explore the surrounding area.

Note: Pawon Cokelat Guesthouse does not provide hot water, just so you know.

#10 Blue Step Villa Balirejo

  • Cost:
  • $138/Night (Artist-Designed Room)

If you’re seeking a luxurious escape that seamlessly blends authentic Javanese charm with modern comforts, look no further than Villa Blue Steps. Nestled just South-West of Yogyakarta, this exquisite retreat offers a serene oasis amidst lush rice paddies and verdant hills.

Upon arrival at Villa Blue Steps, guests are greeted with the warmth of Javanese hospitality and the breathtaking beauty of its surroundings. The restored Javanese wooden Limasan house, with its intricate teak wood structure and traditional design, exudes an air of timeless elegance.

One of the highlights of Villa Blue Steps is its commitment to providing guests with a truly personalized experience. From the moment you step foot into the villa, you’ll be treated to attentive service tailored to your every need. The friendly staff goes above and beyond to ensure that your stay is nothing short of extraordinary.

The villa itself boasts spacious and beautifully appointed rooms, each thoughtfully designed to evoke a sense of tranquility and relaxation. The main room features a modern four-poster bed, a cozy sofa corner, and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Step out onto the expansive terrace to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding rice paddies and hills, or take a refreshing dip in your own private pool.

In summary, Villa Blue Steps offers an unparalleled blend of luxury, comfort, and authenticity. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family retreat, or a solo adventure, this hidden gem in the heart of Yogyakarta is sure to exceed your expectations. Experience the magic of Villa Blue Steps and create memories to last a lifetime.