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Efata Homestay

Jl. Balaputera Dewa 33, Borobudur, Magelang 56553 Indonesia
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Efata Homestay is just a five minute walk from Borobudur temple. It is a simple house surrounded by greenery, healthy plants and trees. The homestay offers free wi-fi. The parking zone is comfortable. In addition, our homestay also provides a service on a cycling tour of Borobudur. Come and find a little moment of joy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Walking tours
Car hire
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Languages Spoken
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Jl. Balaputera Dewa 33, Borobudur, Magelang 56553 Indonesia
Efata Homestay
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NLC530 wrote a review July 2023
Singapore, Singapore56 contributions35 helpful votes
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The host Ika has created a very peaceful garden for his homestay with a lot of greens and pretty flowers. It’s 5-7 minute walk to the Borobudur temple. And eateries and fruit stall nearby. The hot water shower is great. We could boil spring water for our own use. Ika booked tickets for us, fetched us to the Borobudur temple and brought us into the temple. This saved us a lot of time. His wife Yani made us a delicious breakfast, including a selection of fruits and kueh mueh! We strongly recommend this homestay! 😊😊
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book tickets before visit, and Visit the temple like at 830 am, as it’s less sunny. Or bring an...
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Responded 22 July 2023
Hello NLC530, Thank you for choosing Efata. We are happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed your stay and our service. Please, come and see us whenever you're in Borobudur. You'll always be welcome. Best wishes, Yani and Yani
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Arghya Ghosh wrote a review July 2023
11 contributions15 helpful votes
Efata was a worthwhile find. A true homestay, Ika and Yani makes Borobudur memory a very special one :) big thanks to them for hosting me and making it so blissful. Highly highly recommended. This is the place to be when in Borobudur.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ika supodo, Owner at Efata Homestay
Responded 19 July 2023
Hello ArghyaG9, Thank you for choosing Efata. We are really grateful to see and host you. We are delighted that you relished for our service and observing the local's activities around Borobudur. Hopefully we can meet you again. Best wishes Yani and Ika
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Philip1013 wrote a review June 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands11 contributions12 helpful votes
Nice, quiet homestay close to the temple. Ika and Yani are great hosts. I really enjoyed talking to Ika and Yani prepared a wonderful breakfast. Probably the best homestay I visited on Java. Many thanks to Ika for warning me that the temple would be closed on Monday.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 June 2023
Hello Philip, Thank you for staying at our homestay.. We are so pleased to meet you and to know that you enjoyed our service . You'll always be welcome. Best, Yani and Ika
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Jan D wrote a review May 2023
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium24 contributions10 helpful votes
Ika and his wife are very welcoming hosts. They do everything they can to make you feel home and will try to fulfill all your needs. Ika took us on a short bike ride to explore the surroundings. Very close to Borobudur. Rooms and breakfast are basic but ok.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 May 2023
Hello Jan, Thank you for staying with us. It is a great pleasure to host you and your wife. We are pleased to know that both of you enjoyed your stay and satisfied with our service. We wish to host you again in the future. Warm regards, Ika and Yani
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walkonearth wrote a review June 2022
Melbourne, Australia89 contributions68 helpful votes
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Efata Homestay is just less than 5 mins walk from Borobudur temple entrance with all the necessary conveniences and lots of restaurants (and street food stalls) a stroll away. My air-conditioned room was clean and comfortable with a private porch overlooking their beautifully maintained garden. Just by reading through all their guest reviews on both Tripadvisor and Airbnb would give you an idea of how awesome and fantastic Ika and Yani are as the hosts. From the moment I contacted Ika via whatsapp to enquire about possibility of staying at their place to the end of my stay, my experience has been nothing short of professionalism yet with genuine warmth of heart. Ika, Yani and their son Karel greeted me with such a warm welcome and made me feel very comfortable. Through our chat over a cup of tea, Ika tried to find out my itinerary and/or activities that I had planned or had in mind for my stay in Borobudur. I didn’t plan much apart from visiting Borobudur temple and I was more than appreciative that he provided me all the information regarding the local attractions around Borobudur, without any hint or attempt to sell any of the services he could offer. I mentioned a couple of places that I might be interested in and said that I would leave it to him. I am glad I did! As I was by myself and it was a nice (cloudy) weather, with his motorbike he brought me to visit the local coconut sugar making place, pottery village (you can get your hands dirty and try to make one), local tofu factory and one of his friend’s community free training centre for local village kids - places that one wouldn’t get to experience from those mainstream tourist packages. Of course along the way, with many opportunities to take pictures of real local life and breathtaking scenery of Menoreh hills and paddy fields. Not much further need mentioning as one can read all the fantastic reviews of Efata Homestay on the web. One thing is certain - Ika is extremely passionate about ensuring that their guests have the best of time during their stay in Borobodur. They do not just offer a room to sleep, but most importantly, a genuine local experience and hospitality.. I am really grateful for their open hearts sharing a part of their life (and the local community) with me while I was staying with them.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They can arrange transfers to and from Yogyakarta too
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Responded 10 June 2022
Hi W Tandijono, Thank you for staying with us. We are really grateful to see and host you. We are so pleased that you relished for our service and seeing the locals' activity around Borobudur. We hope we can meet you again. We wish all the best for you. Ika and family
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Evgeniya wrote a review Mar 2020
Moscow, Russia4 contributions3 helpful votes
I am grateful to the people who made my staying near Borobudur and made an amazing impression of Java. In particular, the owners @efatahomestay.borobudur of near Borobudur gave a warm home reception, carefully advised, cooked breakfast with all my “I don’t eat meat and chicken, eggs - too, bread and rice for a breakfast are too heavy and bla-bla-bla” (however, I said mistress about this not to perplex her, but I mean «don’t worry, don’t cook for me - it’s okay»), but breakfast of fruits (including from their beautiful garden) and coconut pancakes exceeded expectations! Guys, I'm ready to return to this place, if only for the sake of these coconut pancakes!!! And Ika Supodo gave me a cute authentic scarf. In their beautiful and lush garden, I felt at home with my beloved friends or relatives. Very good English!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 20 Mar 2020
Hi 49evgeniyak, Thank you for staying at Efata and describing our room as it is. We feel happy to know that you enjoyed service given. Come and see us whenever you're in Borobudur. You’ll always be welcome. Best, Ika Supodo
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Craig P wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, Australia2 contributions5 helpful votes
As a solo traveller, Ika and his family really went out of their way to make sure I was very well looked after during my stay at their guesthouse. Ika provided good company, shared his knowledge of the area, was extremely helpful with suggesting good places to eat at, and above all showed a genuine interest in his guests. Ika escorted me to Borobudur temple very early in the morning to secure the best position to watch the sunrise. I also mentioned to Ika that I had a particular interest in the temple's reliefs, so he offered to show me some reliefs that he was familiar with and explain their stories. The room was comfortable, and the location was a convenient walking distance away from Borobudur temple. There is a nearby mosque which I imagine some people may require earplugs to help sleep, however this wasn't an issue for me as the early morning prayer call helped wake me up to see the sunrise! I found my stay to be an authentic and intimate experience due to Ika's warm and welcoming family. Thank you so much for everything Ika, you really made my time at Borobudur feel special!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 22 Oct 2020
Hi Craig, Thank you for staying with us. It is a great pleasure to host you. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and satisfied with our service. We wish to host you again in the future. Warm regards, Ika and family
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Cargodess wrote a review Nov 2019
Puyallup Washington22 contributions13 helpful votes
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My experience was excellent to this part of Indonesia and Palm Travel and Tour had arranged my overnight stay at this location. What a peaceful and relaxing stay! The owners/host are an amazing, friendly and attentive family. The room was quiet and very comfortable after my long day of visiting the sights of the area. In the morning there was a very nice and filling breakfast. While a small property it allows the owners the opportunity to spend time with the guest. Very quiet property, well maintained and clean.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: The room I used was the first to the right, very quiet.
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Responded 11 Nov 2019
Hi Cargodess, Thank you for staying at Efata and describing our room as it is. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed service given. Come and see us whenever you're in Borobudur. You’ll always be welcome for sure. Warm regards, Ika and family
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1961Cate wrote a review Nov 2019
Camperdown, Australia35 contributions13 helpful votes
What a wonderful little guesthouse to stay at while visiting Borobudur..close to the temple, resturants and all that you'll need to have a fantastic stay there are only three rooms so its very cosy and clean but the best part and the owners ..nothing is too much trouble for them and they go above and beyond to make your stay memorable..room are spotlessly clean thought basic ..bathroom has hit water ang you get a fantastic huge breakfast..l couldnt recommend this place enough especially if you want a few days away from Yogyakarta ...do the village tour and also the sunrise tour of Borobudur..both where brilliant . Many thanks to lka and his lovely wife
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 Nov 2019
Hi 1961Cate, Thank you for choosing our homestay. It is such a pleasure to know that you enjoyed our service including the local breakfast. Come and see us whenever you're in Borobudur. You'll always be welcome. Best, Ika and family
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Steve W wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions6 helpful votes
What a fantastic place to stay! Our host Ika was amazing from the minute we met him. We were shown to our room and met his wife and son. The room was spacious and extremely clean. Hot water shower with great water pressure. Our room had a balcony at the front and we sat their chatting with Ika about our adventures and ideas. Ika has maps and information on the surrounding area as well as some great books about Borobudur. If you are here to see Borobudur and want to have a local experience, then I would definitely recommend Efata Homestay. Ika was like a private tour guide without being too intrusive. He escorted us to Borobudur at 4am, bought our tickets for us at the hotel who runs the sunrise entry point, then walked with us to Borobudur to make sure we got the best position to see the sunrise across the temple. Once we were in place, Ika left us to enjoy this amazing place!! We had breakfast at the hotel which is included in the sunrise ticket then went back to the homestay where Ika had some tea and snacks waiting for us. Don't hesitate to book this homestay. Ika takes pride in his homestay and genuinely wants his guests to feel at home and well looked after. 10/10 experience! Thanks so much Ika!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from ika s, Owner at Efata Homestay
Responded 18 Oct 2019
Hi Stevew581, Thank you for stayingwith us during your holiday and describing our room as it is. We are so pleased that you enjoyed service given. Come and see us whenever you're in Borobudur. You will always be welcome here. Warm regards, Ika and family
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AU$31 - AU$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Efata Homestay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Efata Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Efata Homestay?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Efata Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Phuket Thai Borobudur, Paksi Coffee House, and Alea Coffeeshop.
Does Efata Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Efata Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Efata Homestay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Efata Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Borobudur Temple (0.9 km).