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.
- 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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