Backpacking Trip to Jogja is preferred by those who do not want to spend a lot of money during their holiday. Jogja has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia. So that it is not surprising that this city is always crowded though it is not a peak season. Jogja is also very suitable for backpackers because all things there including transportations, hostelries, and foods are pretty cheap. Here are the travelling tips to Yogyakarta with a limited budget.
Choose Appropriate Hostelries
Whether it is a hotel, inn, guest house, or capsule hotel, choose the one that is suitable for your budget. Affordable hostelries in Jogja are easy to find. You should also choose the one that can provide your needs during your vacation in Jogja. For example, a tour guide or rental vehicle. You are able to look for some hostelry references on online booking platforms on the internet.
Eat Inexpensive Foods
Besides its attractive tourist destinations, Jogja is also famous for its delicious culinary. In Jogja, you are even possible to buy a meal with only Rp. 10.000 or about $1! But, here is a secret tip, do not go on a culinary tour in Malioboro. Some eating places in Malioboro set quite expensive prices for the foods they sell. So that for you who have a limited travel budget, you are not suggested to eat in Malioboro areas. Another secret tip for you; eat in college areas. Jogja has many universities. And there is nothing wrong to find cheap meals in university areas.
Rent Efficient Transportations
Some backpackers probably choose to take public transportations when they travel to Jogja. However, public transportations are not recommended if you want to travel long distances. It is because the routes of public transportations in Yogyakarta are still limited. It will be better if you rent a car or motorcycle. If you are travelling in a group, renting a car is more recommended. But if you are travelling alone or with your spouse, you can rent a motorcycle.
Visit Free Tourist Destinations
Jogja has many cheap or even free Yogykarta places to visit. Some free tourist destinations that you can visit are including Sidoharjo Waterfall in Kulon Progo, pine forests in Bantul, and Ngobaran Beach in Gunungkidul. Though those places are free, they will still welcome you with breathtaking views that will leave you in awe.
Those are the tips to a backpacking trip to Jogja.