Friday, November 2, 2012

YOGYAKARTA: 01 - EDU Hostel Jogja


It is far from Tugu train station, which is not really an issue because they never claimed to be anywhere close to it anyway. This is the only problem I see in this hostel, although there are many options other than walking to reach it. The building is big, with a total of five floors and a rooftop area on that fifth level. There is a huge lobby and several common areas which make the place look more like a hotel than a hostel. Even the corridors leading to the rooms are hotel-like. You are given a key card upon arrival, along with breakfast coupons for the duration of your stay.


The aim of EDU Hostel Jogja is clear, which is to be the ‘IT’ hostel in Jogjakarta. Having spent three nights here, I think it is well on its way to achieving this goal. Back to the facilities, the room type is that of a standard six bed dorm, meaning three double bunks in a room with ensuite toilet and shower room. The rooms are air-conditioned and provide a big locker for each guest. Towels are also provided, and the shower room is equipped with unlimited shampoo and liquid soap. The elevator is functioning well and is obviously convenient, especially if you are based on the fourth floor.


The breakfast is buffet and there is a set menu every day of the week. Additional items such as cereals or chicken satay could be ordered separately. Outside breakfast hours (6:30 AM to 9:30 AM), once can go for short orders of spaghetti, fries, and some other common offerings that are reasonably priced. They also offer some tour packages, but rarely have enough guests registered for them to push through. Oh, and the staff are friendly too!

YOGYAKARTA: 01 - EDU Hostel Jogja

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