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“Quintessential hostel”
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EDU Hostel Jogja
Makati, Philippines
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Quintessential hostel”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

I see why this was one of the most reccomended hostels in Jogjakarta. I would have to say though that it didn't quite live up to my expectations, mainly because I was expecting a more boutique hotel/guesthouse type of place.

That said, I know a lot of backpackers and budget travellers would love and find this place perfect. It's cheap, clean, and sevice is not at all bad. It's basic but very secure. We book a private 4-bed dorm though so I can't really comment on the setup of the other dorm rooms. We wished there were more sockets though (although you can rent an extension/octopus plug from the front desk. Also a bummer for us was the lack of wifi in the rooms. It was available only in the common areas, to encourage mingling as they put it.

It could get very noisy and crowded as well, since the hostel is apparently very popular for school trips.

Overall, I did end up enjoying our stay there, as it was a new experience.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Ulfborg, Denmark
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice 4-bed rooms and funny or wise sayings all over the hostel. Collourfull decorations and free internet. Smoking area outside and on top of the roof. The view is amazing. their motto is kebersamman, which means togetherness, and that is what you get. lots of people to talk to. breakfast, however is rice in various editions and if you want anything else, you have got to pay up extra.
One thing though, their nice world-picture, colloured on the wall, is without Denmark, that sucks!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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manila philippines
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103 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was surprised at the room. We stayed in a 4-bed private dorm which costs 46,000 Rupiah per night..The room is good for 4pax. Since it is private, you have to pay for the whole place even if there are only two of you. We opted for this because we traveled with our friend Rupert and it was perfect because the bed is queen size on the first deck and two single on the upper deck.

Mattress are really thick and soft and the bed frame really sturdy so you wouldn't be bothered by any shaking.My wife and I stayed on the lower deck while our friend Rupert stayed up. I said that I was surprised with the room because I rarely saw one on a hostel with ceiling this high. This allows for the placement of a double deck bed that's elevated enough you wouldn't feel constrained when staying at the lower deck. They also made a lovely framed ladder to go up the upper deck so it feels like climbing a balcony each time.

The floor to ceiling glass windows makes for a lovely view every time you open the curtains. You can clearly see the volcano and surrounding mountains from here on a clear day.

The room is equipped with a 32inch flat screen cable tv and a long tv which comes very handy when you have a lot of stuff you want readily available.

The orientation of the restroom is one that I also like. The shower is separate from the toiled and immediately outside both is the lavatory with a giant mirror. Hot shower works well and water pressure is perfect. The only issue I have with the shower room is the lack of toiletries holder. Sure, a soap and shampoo holder is stalled on the wall with sufficient contents but I am one who always travel with my own toiletries so I ended up placing my soap and shampoo on the floor while taking showers. You can opt to place them at the lavatory but it's very inconvenient to open the door each time you need em.

The lavatory would also be better with soap holder on it as it really gets messy when you place them near the faucet. Other than that, I love the room, its functionality and airy feel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Room condition - my room had cockroaches. They came out every night and we must have killed like six of them (some got away). When I complained, the guy turned up with insect spray. Toilet in my sister's room had a funny smell.
Room items - only one pillow per person and a small towel.
Facilities - there is a game area with foosball table and carrom and tv, free wi-fi in the public area
Breakfast - either take it or leave it - it was steam rice with egg and veggie, and fried rice on the two days we went down for breakfast.
Staff - they were friendly but lack initiative. I fell and injured my foot - could not put any pressure on it. My boyfriend asked if they have any wheel chair - just shook head and said sorry. I wish they could have provided any chair with wheels - just to make it easier for me to get to my room. My boyfriend had to carry me.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Stay Ada edus hostel for 2 night in the private bedroom. Room was clean, hot water, and even have a satellite tv just for 90IDR. Also breakfast was included. The staff spoke good English and was very kind. Would recommend the sunrise Borobudur tour by the hotel. Edu hostel is definitely the best backpacker hostel I've visited

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Andre Y, Manager at EDU Hostel Jogja, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
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Terima kasih Mas Reggie telah senang tinggal di hostel kami. Kami terus berupaya untuk mendapatkan tamu dari dalam negeri agar  mendapatkan pengalaman rasanya  tinggal di Hostel di negeri sendiri. Sampai sekarang ini kami masih terus berupaya untuk kedatangan makin banyak pemuda dan pemudi dan keluarga bangsa sendiri  yang mengisi dorm – ( kamar)  dan mengenal apa itu Hostel. Kami tunggu kedatangan nya kembali dan terima kasih telah membantu mempromosikan apa itu hostel dan kota kami Yogyakarta.
 
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

There were 8 of us, 2 boys & 6 girls. The girls had 1 dormitory with 6 beds and the boys were in different level. The room is big enough for 6 of us. Individual plug is located in the locker (please bring your own international adapter). No hand held bidet, muslims would find troublesome to perform ablution or wudu'.

Our biggest problem is the shower water drains very slowly. We have to wait for several minutes to let the water drain. We can't even find the drain hole in the shower. Besides, the basin is ridiculous. Again, we have problem with the drainage. Not sure if it was clogged or what. The basin is not big enough to hold water when you wash your face. And, their towels are very small. Its like a mini towel, you can't even cover your body.

They can help you to pack your breakfast if want to start the day very early. Wifi is only in the lobby. They have common area with tv, guitars.

Most of all, we had a very nice sleep. Pillows and blankets are clean.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Andre Y, Manager at EDU Hostel Jogja, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Assalamualaikum Ms. Hajar, Our hostel is designed and build. Indonesia as the biggest moslem population in the world we provide the “ Musholla “ in the respected are on the lobby level for our guests and staff. It is large enough to hold 30 people separated male and female and open 24/7 with all the necessity to pray. Will check the shower water drain and thank you for the input and happy to know you have an enjoyable stay with us and looking forward to see more Malaysian to stay with us.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you're looking a hostel which is nearer to Malioboro Street, then definitely this wouldn't be the wise choice.
you'll have to walk around 25-30 minutes to reach there.
unless you have a ride, surely, it'll be better

Like the view at cafe as you can see the Merapi mountain view if everything is really clear.
the cafe also is so spacious and have two level.
They also provide free breakfast, free tea and coffee which is locals food and tasted good.

The reception area is so big, just like the big hotels.
They had beautiful murals in every wall and in the hostel room too.

Cons-, they didn't have wifi in your room.
they only provided at common area.

The hostel room, is relatively good and clean.
Quite big locker and please bring your own padlock.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: EDU Hostel Jogja
Address: Jln. Letjen Suprapto No. 17 | Ngampilan, Yogyakarta 55261, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Java > Yogyakarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Yogyakarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — EDU Hostel Jogja 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EDU Hostel Jogja is the first modern city hostel in Indonesia. It offers dormitory and private accommodation that could cater to individuals and groups. EDU is short for EDUcation. This brand new, purpose build hostel has spacious lobby area and capacity of 42 dormitory and 18 private family dorm that could sleep over 300 people. Located at the central part of Jogja, 1 km Malioboro Street - the shopping strip of Jogja, also makes it easily accessible. ... more   less 
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