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.
Kamar Shadow, it's a basic and clean room. With a window and batik curtain, wooden hanger made of coffee wood
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 three comfortable rooms at your disposal.
Kamar Bungkus (twin room)
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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.
Kamar Shadow(double room)
Our 3rd room in the house
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 bathroom is shared amongst our guests and has a shower and western toilet. Hair dyer is available upon request. 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 organise 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 100.000 ($9us), 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.
Borobudur and Prambanan temple is easy to get to by public transport, and we also arrange motorbike and car transport.
The number 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.
Staying at Nasi Bungkus was great! Anez was very helpful when we needed information or a booking in Yogya and we could use all the things we needed, such as raincoats, bikes and drinks! Thanks Anez also for sharing nice evenings in the backyard with guitar and laughs!
If there was an option on airbnb to award a sixth star for a stay Anez would definitely get it! He is a perfect host and I even dare to call him my friend now. Within his lovely garden he will make music with you, drink a beer, help you to set up your cultural tours and most important of all: make fun! Thanks Anez for the wonderful time. Anytime in Yogya I'll definitely stay at your place. Highly recommended.
Anez was a wonderful host! He always made sure there was breakfast for everyone, and was there to help with tour arrangements and anything anyone would've needed.
The house itself is just as you'd expect from the pictures, a chillout, homey place just by the paddy fields (and there's a great place to get massages just 5 mins away!), while it might be a bit of a walk to the town centre for some, there are always lots of cheap becaks around that you can hop on anyway.
It was great staying here for a couple of days, and I'll miss Jogja, hanging around the House of Nasi Bungkus, and Shadow, the attention-seeking resident tuxedo cat :)
Staying in Nasi Bungkus has been really enjoyable. Anez is a superb host and makes you feel at home straight away. He gave us a lot of great tips on what to do in Jogya while we were there. We really liked the location; in a little village overlooking rice fields and yet just a cheap cab fare from the central area. The back garden is a nice place to meet fellow travellers and drink Bintangs. We highly recommend this place for your next stay in Jogya.
This was our second stay at House of Nasi Bungkus. After leaving the house for a week's surf trip we came back for two nights because we loved it so much last time. It really felt like coming home when we arrived back at the house. Again it was a fantastic stay. Somehow the house attracts really nice and friendly people as again our fellow guest were great. Anez took us out for a bicycle tour around Yogya which we loved. I'm sure we will meet Anez again someday somewhere as he is a very special guy, a awesome airbnb host and now also a good friend!
This place is really great and very welcoming, Anez is a fun Host. An artsy house, a lovely terrace, there are bikes you can take for exploring jogja. We had a really great time in Jogja! Thanks!
Upon my arrival at Nasi Bungkus, I was very unwell, but Anez was the perfect host! Very accommodating and a beautiful home (with the perfect garden), I had a great stay here. With bikes always ready to use, I loved being able to cycle around Jogjakarta - a great way to see the city. I highly recommend staying here!
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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, (website hidden), a successful trip organising business specialising in travel in East and Central Java. In 2012 Anez won an International competition by Leap Local ((website hidden)), he was voted as one of the top ten guides and services in the world and was featured in the Guardian Newspaper ((website hidden)).
As the East Java moderator for (website hidden), 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.