About this listing
Experience and discover the real Yogyakarta with us! House of Nasi Bungkus is a home stay in the south of Yogyakarta run by a friendly Indonesian - Australian couple. Surrounded by rice paddies and only 10 minutes from the heart of Yogyakarta city.
House of Nasi Bungkus is nestled in the friendly village of Jomegatan, in the south of Yogyakarta, beside rice paddies and banana trees. Many Indonesian artists also call the area home and some of Jogjakarta’s best galleries are only a walk away.
Everything in our home has been hand made with love by us or purchased second hand or made to order by members of our local community. An environmentally and community conscious approach has been taken in furnishing our home. We hope you enjoy what we have created.
Our backyard is the hub of our home. There is a deck created from repurposed shipping pallets. Our outdoor table is made from a repurposed door and our stools are metal drums which once contained perfume.
Sit, relax, gossip, swap travel stories and admire our organic vegetable garden, lizards basking in the sun, the banana trees and rice paddies.
Enjoy our direct access to the rice fields and take a stroll, meet the local farmers and see the communal village cat fish ponds.
Watch the sunset at night and enjoy natures orchestra of frogs and crickets.
We have five comfortable rooms and dormitory beds in the upstairs living room at your disposal.
Kamar Bungkus (twin room)
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2593775 kamar bungkus
Kamar Bungkus is our largest room with two single beds (which can be pushed together). The beds have been made from repurposed shipping pallets and have spring mattresses. The side tables are made from from sustainable bamboo and the lamps we made from local asam wood, bamboo and topi caping (farmer hats). The room is equipped with a fan and a hanging rail for your clothes. There is also a jati wooden desk crafted by our neighbour and a vintage jati wooden chair.
Kamar Nasi (double room)
Kamar Nasi is our double room with a queen size spring bed mattress. The room has been furnished with love with a bed from repurposed pallets and a beautiful bed head made of asam wood. We created the side tables from locally sourced asam and coffee wood. Enjoy the shadows from the bird cage lamps. The room is equipped with a fan, wooden clothes rail, desk and vintage jati wooden chair.
Our 3rd room in the house.
Made of recycled woods. It has a comfy queen size bed and hangers, window and fan.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2594639 kamar shadow
The Backyard Room
The backyard room is our 4th room in the house which located in the backyard garden.
It has rice field view. It's a small basic wooden room, and nearby from the community hut, which usually the neighbor hangout there to play card or chess and listen to indonesian music called dangdut until late sometime. There is a mosquito net, and please bring your self an earplug otherwise we have clean earplug that you could use.
The Upstairs room.
It has a comfy queen size bed. A table, cute chairs, window and fan.
Severals single beds. Clean. comfortable living room with access to front balcony and rooftop terrace sunset
The rooms come with comfortable spring bed mattresses, bedding and towels. Breakfast is included and served every morning on the back deck overlooking the garden and rice paddies. Watch the local farmers at work as you begin your day.
The bathrooms is shared amongst our guests and has a shower and western toilet. We live in the tropics and believe in saving energy so our water is naturally warmed by mother nature's sun.
Free flow, coffee, tea, and purified drinking water is at your disposal. We also have free high speed wi-fi for your communicative needs.
Enjoy a deserving beverage while watching the sun set on the back deck after a fun filled day. Access to beer, wine, spirits are available upon request.
We believe in supporting local businesses and our friendly neighbour laundry is a 50 meters walk away. Phone hire for a small fee.
We have complimentary vintage bicycles at your disposal. Take a relaxing ride around the village and meet the locals, or ride into one of the tourism areas. Prawirotaman is less than a 10 min. ride away and the famous street of Malioboro is an easy 20 min. ride. We also offer a bicycle tour to the ceramic village and surroundings.
We have onsite motorcycle rental, and are ready to give you a lesson if needed to help get you on your way.
We can assist you with private car hire with an english speaking driver/guide. We can also organize motorcycle tours.
Interaction with Guests
House of Nasi Bungkus is ready and at your service to ensure that you have a wonderful stay. Just let us know what your specific needs and interests are and we are more than happy to help.
Jomegatan village is nestled in the south east of Yogyakarta. Traditional farming still occurs and is literally at our back door. The village is friendly, quite and has a strong community spirit.
There's a small hut only meters away where our village locals sometimes gather at night, play cards, sing karaoke, listen to music and cook together. Underneath the hut is the communal cat fish pond, at harvest time the village comes together, the work is shared and so is the fish.
Feel free to join them because they are our lovely neighbours.
Many artists choose to call south Jogjakarta home and we have galleries only a walk away. We are close to the famous art school (SMKI/SMM/SMSR), which teaches music, tradition and modern art, and dance. It often hosts performances which open to all.
We are located only 10 min. from the historic Kraton area, home to the Sultan's Palace and only 15 min. away from the exciting action of Jalan Malioboro.
At our House of Nasi Bungkus there is a wonderful balance of life between the old Javanese traditions and new modern culture and life.
Getting to House of Nasi Bungkus
From the airport to our place by official airport taxi is around IDR (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)us), or get a trans Jogja bus from the airport for less than $1. Our bus stop is Jalan Letjen Sutoyo. From there we are only richshaw (becak) ride or a walk away.
If arriving to Jogja by bus you can get a trans Jogja bus and stop at Jalan Letjen Sutoyo. Then walk or get a becak (rickshaw) to our place.
If arriving by train it is around $5 by taxi (request a taxi with a meter).
We can arrange a pick up or drop of to airport/bus terminal/train station.
Our place is located in front of the famous Fine Art School in Jogja, SMKI-SMM-SMSR in Jalan Bugisan Selatan. Everybody in Jogja knows the fine art school.
Jogjakarta is famous for it's becaks (rickshaw), each one is uniquely decorated. Jogja also has taxis, Trans Jogja buses and local buses. There are also motorbike taxis (ojek) which can be ordered via sms.
Once at the home stay, complimentary bicycles are at your disposal, motorbike rental is onsite or take your time and take in the sites on foot.
The Sultan's Palace and the Water Castle are only 10 minutes away. We have a map for you but if you get lost, don't worry, (that's the fun of traveling!!!) just ask someone where 'SMKI, Jalan Bugisan' is. Then we are only around the corner. In the opposite of the fine art school's gate, you will see a white arch with ''selamat datang di jomegatan'' written on it. Enter it about 30 meters walk then you will see a crossroad take a right. the house is in the left side with murals and graffiti.
Borobudur and Prambanan temple is easy to get to by public transport, and we also arrange motorbike and car transport.
The number one rule at House of Nasi Bungkus is to be yourself and enjoy your stay.
No smoking inside the house for the sake of other quests. Smoking is permitted at our back yard garden.
Smile when you meet the neighbours. It is common to say 'monggo' when you pass somebody or are about to eat, you will get a 'monggo' back. It is the local Javanese language for 'please'.
We are animal lovers. Therefore the home stay name comes from our pets name. We have a gorgeous cat called Shadow whom we rescued as a kitten, he is very sweet and very shy.
Behind the House of Nasi Bungkus homestay is a couple of travel lovers. Anez, whose originates from Surabaya and is the founder of rite Indonesia, a successful trip organising business specialising in travel in East and Central Java. In 2012 Anez won an International competition by Leap Local, he was voted as one of the top ten guides and services in the world and was featured in the Guardian Newspaper in 2010.
As the East Java moderator for couchsurfing, Anez has an abundance of experience hosting foreigners with over 600 travellers surfing his couch. In July 2013 worked as a fixer for a BBC documentary movie.
Hannah originates from Melbourne and fell in love with Indonesia while spending time volunteering with local NGOs in Jakarta and Jogjakarta.
Anez and Hannah invite you to visit and experience the art, culture, history and beauty of Jogjakarta. They love to share their knowledge and insights of the real Indonesia.
House of Nasi Bungkus is their beloved home, which they love to share with like minded travellers.
The name Nasi (cooked rice) and Bungkus (wrapped, or take away) comes from the names of their dog and cat. Both were strays, which they rescued from the streets of Jakarta. Unfortunately they passed away in the early months of moving into the house. They have channeled their love for their Nasi (dog) and Bungkus (cat) into this home stay.
Anez and Hannah fell in love with Jomegatan village, its surroundings and its people. Many Indonesian artists also call the area home and some of Jogjakarta’s best galleries are only a walk away.
Upon moving in the house needed some work. They employed their neighbours to help and used reused, repurposed and recycled materials wherever possible. They are both lovers of nature and so an environmentally conscious approach has been taken. All materials and labor have been locally sourced. They have employed their neighbours, paying generous rates for all their hard work.
They believe in sustainability and in supporting the local community. Therefore they encourage their guests to interact with the local neighbours. A smile goes a long way.