The SpaceLuwabica is filled with art and unique oldschool things. We like to recycle, most of the furnitures are made by ourselves from the wooden pallets, bamboo and whatever else they consider trash.
The house consists of three private rooms plus 6 single beds in mixed dormitory - if full, it has a hostel atmosphere, but after the high season/Indonesian holidays it's rather quiet.
This room is one of the smaller ones (but also the most colorful one :)), perfect for a single traveller (but a couple will also fit here!), has a double bed made of pallets, fan and a mirror. There are mosquito screens in the windows.
We have wifi, (pretty fast FOR INDONESIAN STANDARDS), two shared bathrooms (half Indonesian, half Western style - both equipped with shower, one even with hot water - but it has limited capacity, so in case everyone decides to take a shower at the same time, it might be not enough for everyone - hot water is a luxury in Indonesia!), kitchen with fridge and stove in case you wanna cook. There is also playstation 3 and mini soccer/billiard table for your use.
Everyone's favourite spot is the small backyard behind the house where you can chill in the hammock and have a beer. Guest AccessThe whole common space is for your use, but you'll be sharing it with us and with another guests - we can accomodate up to 12 people.
We're up rather late and so we serve breakfasts only to those who wake up late too - earliest possible order is 9:30. Every evening we take orders for the next morning. There is an extra charge 15.000 rupiah per Indonesian breakfast (usually rice, but different every day) and 35.000 for awesome yoghurt granola with fruits. If you like waking up earlier, we'll give you recommendations on where to find Western/Indonesian breakfast :)
Mineral water, tea and regular coffee is free and available anytime, day and night. You can also try the famous kopi luwak here (at extra charge) as we sell it - our coffee comes from wild animals only, we control the small production by ourselves, no animal cruelty involved. Interaction with GuestsWe'll be happy to help you to organize your holidays, book trips or train/flight tickets, call taxi for you or just chat. Aldy can recommend you places to visit if you're interested with art, Emi share budget travel tipps and supply you with maps and directions, she even made a private map of Jogja with our favourite spots around the city - you'll get the link to it after booking. But please respect that homestay is just an addition to our normal life, we both have other activities and we're not always around. You can always reach us by phone though :) As we DON'T have receptionist nor full day staff, we need to know your arrival time in advance to plan our day. The NeighborhoodLuwabica is located in the quiet street near the city centre, in the residential area, but close enough to most of the tourist attractions. Taman Sari (water castle), Kraton, bird market, Jalan Malioboro for shopping as well as Jl. Prawirotaman with plenty of restaurants and travel agencies are all 15-30 min on foot from here. There is also a supermarket, laundries and many places where you can get cheap street food or massage.
It's the best location for art lovers - many art galleries are just a short walk away. Getting AroundWe're around 40 min by taxi and 1,5 h by bus away from the airport, and less than 30 min away from both train stations.
You'll get the detailed directions on how to get here in the e-mail with the booking confirmation (need to click 'view full itinerary') - read it please and save it as the taxi drivers sometimes won't be able to find us with only street name, most of them can't read maps!
Transjogja bus stop is 5 min walking away, it's well connected to the airpoirt, Prambanan temple and Jalan Malioboro. We have a bicycle (20 k/24 h) and scooter (70 k/24 h) for rent and if you need a private car with the driver, we can arrange it for you too. Other Things to NoteWe have a cat called Yoda. He isn't allowed to go inside the guests' rooms, but you know - it's only a cat and cats are always curious, so if you don't like them/have allergy, keep your door always closed.
STRICTE no arrivals before 9:00 am. If you're arriving in Jogja in the early morning, book another place to stay please :)
Most of our guests extend their stay if they only book 2 or 3 nights in Jogja. Plan more, especially if you can drive a scooter, there's so much to explore around the city more than just the temples - caves, waterfalls, beatiful beaches... We enjoy hosting guests who are willing to see something more than only Prambanan and Borobudur :)