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Malioboro Street
Holiday Travel Guide

Spend a day exploring Yogyakarta’s liveliest commercial district, which is famous for its batik stores, street food and historic landmarks.

Visit the innumerable shops, markets, cafés and restaurants of Malioboro Street (Jalan Malioboro), an enthralling and entertaining district. Malioboro Street dissects the heart of Yogyakarta’s city center while its adjoining side streets offer further retail and dining options. During the colonial years, the street was the center for the Dutch government. It was later used as a ceremonial boulevard for the Yogyakarta Sultanate. The name is said to come from the Duke of Marlborough, a prominent figure during the British rule of Indonesia.

The street is a great place to shop and bargain for Indonesian souvenirs. Browse through the many stores, which occupy both colonial-era and contemporary buildings. Make selections from the work of the artists and artisans that set up on the sidewalks. Popular items include batik textiles, handcrafted sandals, leather goods and sarongs. Beringharjo Market is a bustling one-stop location for souvenirs, jewelry, fresh produce, herbs and spices.

Enjoy an authentic dining experience at one of the street food restaurants, called lesehans. Kick off your shoes, sit on the floor on a straw mat and order from the menu of local delicacies. Sample bebek goreng (fried duck) and nasi gudeg (spicy curry with rice and jackfruit). Satisfy your sweet tooth with a leker, which is a crispy pancake packed with fillings such as banana, berries and chocolate.

Continue south past Beringharjo Market, where the street changes name, to see important city landmarks. Visit the Fort Vredeburg Museum, which charts Indonesia’s battle for independence. The museum stands inside an 18th-century fortress built by the Dutch East India Company. Opposite is the Gedung Agung, one of the nation’s presidential palaces.

Be sure to visit the Keraton Yogyakarta, a palace complex, royal residence and sublime example of Javanese architecture. See displays of Javanese musical instruments in addition to Buddhist, Islamic and Hindu statues. Watch performances of gamelan music, traditional dance and Wayang puppetry.

Malioboro Street is busy 24 hours a day. Arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds or in the evening, when it is at its most animated.

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Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
2 out of 5
Jl Gajah Mada No 28, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$18 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.

Located in Central Yogyakarta, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum Sasmitaloka Panglima Besar Jenderal Sudirman and Malioboro Street. Malioboro Mall ...

3.7/5Good! (49 reviews)
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"They provide wrong information about the tours in their brochure. Be aware you will have to pay extra and receive less in exchange. After complaining there where lots of apologies but no competition what so ever. The only good thing about the hotel is the lady in reception chaca because she is very ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2018

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Grand Inna Malioboro
Grand Inna Malioboro
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Malioboro No. 60, Suryatmajan Danurejan, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$47 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

Located in Malioboro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Malioboro Street and Malioboro Mall. Tugu Yogyakarta and Palace of Yogyakarta are also within 1 ...

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"Strategic Location from Market,Restaurant and Food Vendors"…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2019

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Novotel Suites Yogyakarta Malioboro
Novotel Suites Yogyakarta Malioboro
4 out of 5
Jalan Malioboro 52 58 Suryatmajan, Danurejan, Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$56 per night from 18 Feb. to 19 Feb.

Located in Malioboro, this hotel is steps away from Malioboro Mall and Malioboro Street. Tugu Yogyakarta and Palace of Yogyakarta are also within 1 mile (2 km). ...

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Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
2 out of 5
Jl Gajah Mada No 28, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$18 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Zest Hotel Yogyakarta
Grand Inna Malioboro
Grand Inna Malioboro
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Malioboro No. 60, Suryatmajan Danurejan, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$47 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.
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Novotel Suites Yogyakarta Malioboro
4 out of 5
Jalan Malioboro 52 58 Suryatmajan, Danurejan, Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$56 per night from 18 Feb. to 19 Feb.
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Greenhost Boutique Hotel
Greenhost Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
Jl. Prawirotaman II No.629 Brontokusuman, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$40 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
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ibis Yogyakarta Malioboro
ibis Yogyakarta Malioboro
3 out of 5
Jalan Malioboro No 52-58, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$40 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
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Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel
Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl. Prawirotamana II /Jl Gerilya no.839B, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$35 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
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Royal Malioboro Yogyakarta by Aston
Royal Malioboro Yogyakarta by Aston
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Pasar Kembang no. 29 Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
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Melia Purosani Yogyakarta
Melia Purosani Yogyakarta
5 out of 5
Jl. Suryotomo No. 31, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$87 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
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 Hotel Neo Malioboro by ASTON
Hotel Neo Malioboro by ASTON
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Pasar Kembang No. 21, Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
The price is NZ$40 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
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