The 50 Best Bali Hostels: Your Guide To The Best Budget Accommodation In Bali

If you want to stay in Bali on a budget, we’re positive that we’ve got the best hostel for you.

From party hostels to hostels for solo travelers and women to a coworking hostel, you can find a great place with super comfy beds for a reasonable price.

We sent our team out to compile a list of the 50 best hostels in Bali so that you can book in advance and just relax when you arrive here on our paradise island. Check them out!

The Best 50 Hostels In Bali

Arya Wellness Retreat, Ubud

Arya Wellness Retreat, Ubud
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This is definitely not a party hostel. Instead, it’s a 5-star wellness hostel aimed at young female solo travellers, and all dorms are female-only dorms.

It’s one of the best hostels in Bali for activities, and it offers a huge range of classes and trips and some of the best food of any hostel anywhere.

Where Is It? Jl. Monkey Forest No.92, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Pillow Inn, Ubud

Pillow Inn, Ubud
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This is one of the best hostels in Bali if you want pods rather than dorm rooms, and they each come with an ensuite!

There’s an excellent outdoor pool on the rooftop, along with a welcoming bar. On weekends, you get free drinks for an hour!

Where Is It? Jl. Bisma No.45, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel, Ubud

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The outdoor swimming pool here is absolutely huge, and they offer free daily yoga classes to help you stay supple!

Each day, the room rate includes a free breakfast, and they also have regular BBQ nights with dancing and live music!

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud No.63, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

The Onion Collective, Ubud

The Onion Collective, Ubud
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This place is for solo travellers and digital nomads, and they have a lovely outdoor pool as well as a decent bar.

It’s only about a 15-minute walk from the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, too. It’s one of the best hostels for variety at breakfast, too.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Jero di Bisma Hostel, Ubud

Jero di Bisma Hostel, Ubud
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This is a very peaceful hostel down an alley not far from the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

The owners are a local family that prepares regular family dinners and takes a real interest in their guests. We love how they personalize your stay here.

Where Is It? Jl. Bisma No.26, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Mahana Muwa Hostel, Ubud

Mahana Muwa Hostel, Ubud
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This is an excellent hostel just around the corner from the Monkey Forest, and the staff are friendly and kind.

People who stay here regularly remark on what good value for money it is, but it’s definitely not the right fit for party people.

Where Is It? Jl. Monkey Forest No.10, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Padi-Padi Backpackers House, Ubud

Padi Padi Backpackers House, Ubud
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This is an excellent hostel with an attached bar for easy socializing (though it can create some late-night background noise, too).

They include complimentary breakfast and all-day-long tea and coffee. The daily cleaning service was much appreciated when we stayed.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Pengosekan, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Sunshine Vintage House, Ubud

Sunshine Vintage House, Ubud
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This place must have the most comfortable beds of any hostel in Bali. They also have blackout curtains and blinds to ensure you get a great night’s sleep.

It’s a short walk from all the major attractions in Ubud, too, which makes it one of the best places to stay in Central Ubud.

Where Is It? F7M6+GVQ, Gg. Anila, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Kos One Hostel, Canggu

Kos One Hostel, Canggu
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This may be the best hostel of them all in Bali, according to regular travellers.

It’s an absolutely gorgeous boutique hostel with amazing views of the local rice paddies and Mount Agung!

They have a swimming pool that is set up to look like a beach away from the beach and a great jacuzzi, too.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong Gg. Canggu No.78, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Tribal Hostel, Canggu (Coworking Hostel)

Tribal Hostel, Canggu (Coworking Hostel)
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Both the private rooms and the dorm rooms at this ultra-modern hostel have a very sleek and original design to them.

This place has one of the biggest coworking spaces that we’ve ever seen in a hostel.

The infinity pool is better than a regular outdoor swimming pool, too. If you’ve not heard of Mengwi before – we’ve got a great guide to the area.

Where Is It? Gg. Tribal Jl. Pantai Pererenan, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

The Farm Hostel, Canggu

The Farm Hostel, Canggu
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The Farm Hostel must be good because it used to be a small place with just 22 beds in some dorms.

Now? It has multiple dorms and private rooms, and it has not one swimming pool but two for you to enjoy!

This is a great place for solo travellers looking to meet cool people.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.29, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Dip & Doze Boutique Hostel, Canggu

Dip & Doze Boutique Hostel, Canggu
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This is a clean and friendly hostel in the thick of the action in Canggu. You’re within walking distance of plenty of bars and restaurants.

It has its own kitchen too, though, so if you prefer to do your own cooking, you can easily do it here.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Tipsy Gypsy Hostel, Canggu

Tipsy Gypsy Hostel, Canggu
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There’s no onsite restaurant at this hostel, but you’re not far from several of Canggu’s top cafes and restaurants.

The pool area is nice and has plenty of bean bag chairs for relaxing on. Their staff are super friendly and helpful too.

Where Is It? Jl. Nelayan No.9B, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

La Boheme, Canggu

La Boheme, Canggu
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The guests say that they think this may be the best value hostel that they have found in Bali, with a very homey vibe to it.

They offer all-day-long tea and coffee for free, as well as fruits and pancakes! The only downside is that there are no outlets for upper bunks here.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.100, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Surf Lodge, Canggu

Surf Lodge, Canggu
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As you’d expect, this place is a top choice for surfers, and it’s just a stone’s throw from the beach.

The breakfasts here are absolutely amazing, and the rooms are very generously sized, too.

The swimming pools are a bit on the small side, though, if you want to swim rather than splash around.

Where Is It? Jl. Nelayan No.20d, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Clandestino, Canggu

Clandestino, Canggu
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This is an excellent place for solo backpackers to meet like-minded souls and enjoy great conversation.

We like that they hold regular free dinners where it’s easy to connect with others, and the food is really good.

Where Is It? Jl. Kayu Tulang, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

M Boutique Hostel, Legian

M Boutique Hostel, Legian
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Reports of this hostel’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, and it was closed for renovation until recently, however.

It’s very nice inside, clean, and pleasant to stay in, but there is a bit of noise pollution from Kuta Beach. The staff are very friendly and will work hard to make sure you enjoy your stay here.

Where Is It? Jln Legian No.8M, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Capsule Hotel (Party Hostel), Seminyak

Capsule Hotel (Party Hostel), Seminyak
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This party hostel is possibly the best party hostel in Bali. It’s the only place we know of with a “party floor”.

They hold daily events on the party floor, and guests here are guaranteed to have a wild time. The outdoor swimming pool with a great view over Seminyak is a solid place to enjoy the sunset, too.

Where Is It? Jl. Beraban No.22, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Sunshot Hostel, Seminyak

Sunshot Hostel, Seminyak
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If you want a simple life, this hostel might be ideal for you. It’s clean and quiet, with very few frills on top.

The swimming pool is pleasant enough, though, and it’s one of the better hostels in Bali for meeting new people who aren’t just about the “best party hostel in town”.

Where Is It? Jl. Dewi Sri No.77, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Kosta Hostel, Seminyak

Kosta Hostel, Seminyak
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They’ve done a lot of work on this place in the last few months, and it’s starting to realize its full potential.

However, given that Seminyak isn’t exactly overflowing with cheap places to stay, the fact that the rooms are clean and comfortable is good enough for us.

Where Is It? Jalan Dewi Saraswati III, No.77 Kunti 2, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Umahku, Seminyak
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This hostel basically provides cheap apartment-style accommodation to its guests, and the Smart TVs in the rooms include Netflix!

The pool area is really good, and the area around this hostel is full of local warungs serving tasty and affordable food.

Where Is It? Jalan Nakula Barat. 7 Legian, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Beach Hut Hostel, Kuta

Beach Hut Hostel, Kuta
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The name of this place tells you exactly what to expect. Each of the rooms here resembles a beach hut. However, these beach huts come with air conditioning!

They have a great common area with a big swimming pool, pool tables, bean bags and a decent onsite cafe, too.

Where Is It? Jl. Segara Merta No.6, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Lokal Bali Hostel, Kuta

Lokal Bali Hostel, Kuta
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This is one of the more simple rustic hostels in Bali, and it prides itself on providing clean, comfy, affordable accommodation.

The swimming pool is open all year round, and there’s a great communal living area.

Where Is It? Jl. Kediri No.93, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel, Kuta

Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel, Kuta
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This place offers a very short walk to Kuta Beach, and it’s a very tranquil and convenient location for exploring the area.

The rooms have all the mod cons you’d hope for, like refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and security boxes.

Where Is It? Jalan Kartika Plaza Gang Pudak Sari No 2 Kuta, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Cara Cara Inn, Kuta

Cara Cara Inn, Kuta
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Just 500 meters from the beach, you can’t argue that this is one of the best-placed hostels in Bali.

They have comfy hammocks, an onsite water slide into the pool and some of the best BBQs in the area!

Where Is It? Jl. Khayangan Suci, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Puri Rama Hostel (Puri Rama Homestay), Kuta

Puri Rama Hostel (Puri Rama Homestay), Kuta
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This is an excellent hostel on the border between Canggu and Kuta, very close to the beach and all the local amenities.

They have a huge kitchen area and shared fridges for you to store your food in.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.c89, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Bali Caps Hostel, Kuta
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The hosts here make the experience, and they are not just kind and attentive but very, very funny, too.

The rooms are clean and basic. This is a great hostel to meet folks out playing by the pool and enjoying some organized games and activities.

Where Is It? Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.9a, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

H-Ostel, Kuta

H Ostel, Kuta
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This is one of the busiest hostels in Bali, so they must be doing something right, and the rooms are clean and modern.

They offer a daily free drink, and they clean the bathrooms and dorms and change your linen every day, too.

Where Is It? Jalan Kuta Square Blok E8, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Bread And Jam Hostel, Kuta

Bread And Jam Hostel, Kuta
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This is a cozy and welcoming hostel with one of the most relaxing atmospheres of any hostel in Kuta.

The location is brilliant, and you’ll find it easy to walk to wherever you want to go.

Where Is It? Jalan Sadasari, Gg. Klp. Jl. Kubu Anyar No.11, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Gypsy Moon, Kuta

Gypsy Moon, Kuta
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This is a great hostel with superb service and super tasty coffee available all day long.

It’s not far from the international airport, and that means you can quickly check in, get out, and enjoy Bali!

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.10A, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Warung Coco Hostel, Kuta

This is a basic local hostel set among some pleasant tropical gardens. The pool area is clean and nice to chill around with other guests.

It’s definitely one of the better value-for-money hostel experiences in Kuta.

Where Is It? Jl. Majapahit Gg. Soka, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

KARMA Backpacker House, Uluwatu

This is a lovely hostel in the surfer’s paradise of Uluwatu, and it feels like you are being welcomed into a family when you stay here. (If you want something a bit more upmarket, the best hotels in Uluwatu offer a more premium stay). 

There are regular free dinners and BBQs at this place, and though it’s not the best party hostel, it is a very sociable place to stay.

Where Is It? 54R7+H52, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Home-Bience Hostel, Uluwatu

Home Bience Hostel, Uluwatu
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The best hostels include an amusing play on words in their name, and they’ve done a great job of that at Home-Bience Hostel.

They have a good choice of rooms compared to most hostels in Bali, and their single rooms have private bathrooms.

Where Is It? Jl. Pura Batu Pageh No.39, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Surfers House Green Bowl, Uluwatu

Surfers House Green Bowl, Uluwatu
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One nice thing about this place is that they offer airport transfers as well as some of the most comfortable dorms that we’ve seen.

They also have large double private bedrooms on offer, and each of these has its own fairly huge bathroom!

Where Is It? 559C+7VC, Jl. Tukad Dalem No.2, Kutuh, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

One Degree Sunset Hill Leisure, Uluwatu

One Degree Sunset Hill Leisure, Uluwatu
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This is a very luxurious hostel with an infinity pool that offers some fabulous sunset panoramic views.

The dorms here sleep six people and have lights, lockers and privacy features. The bike rental service is good and essential if you want to get out and see Uluwatu properly.

Where Is It? Jl. Labuansait No.88, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Bookit Backpacker Hostel, Uluwatu

This is a very clean hostel that prides itself on delivering comfy beds and wonderful hot showers.

They offer onsite scooter rental, which can be handy if you want to go out and explore Uluwatu.

Where Is It? Jl. Puri Gading No.29, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Lembongan Hostel, Nusa Islands

Lembongan Hostel, Nusa Islands
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This is a great option for female-only dorms on Nusa Lembongan, and our reviewer said that they felt really safe in this hostel.

It’s just next to some of the best beaches in Bali, and it’s one of the best hostels for exploring this beautiful island.

Where Is It? 8C5Q+94P, Unnamed Road, Jungutbatu, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Nyuh Gading Home Stay, Nusa Islands

If you want one of the best family-run hostels in Bali, then look no further than this excellent homestay.

They have 6 x master bedrooms and some mixed dorms too. There’s a small private kitchen and free WiFi throughout the site.

Where Is It? 8CGX+G4V, Br. Kelod Jungutbatu, Jungutbatu, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Pange Hostel Lembongan, Nusa Islands

Pange Hostel Lembongan, Nusa Islands
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This is one of our best hostels in Bali. It is located right next to the village of Jungut Batu, one of the busiest parts of Lembongan Island.

That means it’s within easy walking distance of all the local restaurants and cafes. The hostel is great for activities, too and has regular movie nights and yoga classes.

Where Is It? 8C4R+V85, Jalan Raya, Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Nuansa Penida Hostel, Nusa Islands

Nuansa Penida Hostel, Nusa Islands
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This is one of the best hostels in Bali if you want to enjoy a more upmarket hostel experience.

It’s very popular with older travellers and solo ladies seeking some luxury on their travels. Each bungalow here has a private balcony and bathroom.

Where Is It? Jl. Banjar Anyar – Sebunibus Nusa Penida, Sakti, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Write Hostel, Nusa Islands

Write Hostel, Nusa Islands
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This is one of the best hostels in Bali if you want a really chilled-out vibe, and they only have one 8-bed mixed dorm.

There’s a free American breakfast served each day, and you can cook your own dinner in the kitchen. They also have an onsite restaurant.

Where Is It? Batununggul, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Bali Bobo Hostel, Jimbaran

Bali Bobo Hostel, Jimbaran
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The privacy curtains are a nice addition to the dorms at this cheerful hostel in the Jimbaran area. You’re within walking distance of the best seafood on the island.

The pool area is lush, and the onsite team is excellent and provides the best service that we’ve ever experienced in a hostel.

Where Is It? Jl. Panorama Jimbaran, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Serangan Turtle Island Homestay, Denpasar

Too many people skip Denpasar, the capital city, but it has some of the best value accommodations on the island.

This homestay is on an island about half a kilometre south of the capital, and you can find one of the most sacred temples in Bali and lots of turtles on your front doorstep.

Where Is It? Jl. Tukad Punggawa, Serangan, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80229, Indonesia

Sugiras Living, Denpasar

This is a decent hostel in the back streets of Denpasar. It’s near a decent spa and some local warungs, but you will need a Grab or Gojek to explore the sights of the city.

The breakfasts here are very good, and you can tell they’re made with love and care.

Where Is It? Banjar Suwung Kangin, Jl. Kertha Bedulu No.1A, Sidakarya, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80224, Indonesia

Community Farmstay & Yoga, Munduk

Community Farmstay & Yoga, Munduk
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They call this place a “sanctuary for humans to thrive”, and it’s one of the hippest and most unexpected finds in Munduk.

We love the bamboo dorm rooms and elevated private tents. They only serve organic, locally sourced food and best of all, there’s a yoga shala on the river!

Where Is It? Jl. Kayu Putih – Munduk, Munduk, Kec. Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia

Bukit Catu, Kintamani

Bukit Catu, Kintamani
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Where Is It? Q99W+MH8, Jalan Bukit Satu, Songan A, Kec. Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesia

Gili Mansion Hotel, Gili Islands

Gili Mansion Hotel, Gili Islands
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Who would have thought that one of the best party hostels would be found on the tiny island of Gili Trawangan?

Well, it is, and Gili Mansion Hotel will have you drinking and having fun all day long.

Their onsite bar opens at 8.30 a.m., so you can get started as soon as you’ve had breakfast following a good night’s sleep.

Where Is It? Jl.Ikan Hiu Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Kec. Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352, Indonesia

Compass Divers Hostel, Gili Islands

Compass Divers Hostel, Gili Islands
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This brand-new hostel is ideal for those seeking more than free yoga classes and who want to bone up on their diving skills.

You get a discount on lessons if you stay here, and their diving and scuba diving courses are among the best in Bali. The breakfasts are good, and they offer free tea and coffee all day long!

Where Is It? Jl. Klp. Gili Trawangan, Gili Indah, Kec. Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352, Indonesia

The Rabbit Tree Hostel, Gili Islands

The Rabbit Tree Hostel, Gili Islands
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This is on the sleepy and enchanting island of Gili Meno, and they offer free WiFi and relaxation in the main.

The design of this hostel is very creative, mind you, and it will look great in your Instagram snaps. Just don’t expect social events, not even movie nights. It’s not that kind of place.

Where Is It? Gili Meno, Unnamed Road, Gili Indah, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83352, Indonesia

Captain Coconuts, Gili Islands

Captain Coconuts, Gili Islands
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The most delicious breakfast that we’ve had at a hostel in Bali was at Captain Cocounits, and the vibe here is very much like a “5-star hostel”.

The hostel is fully eco-friendly, and their cafe serves nothing but whole foods, including that tasty free breakfast.

Where Is It? Jalan Sunset Gili Air, Gili Indah, Gili Indah, Kec. Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352, Indonesia

FAQs

How Much Does It Cost To Stay In A Hostel In Bali?

It very much depends on what kind of facilities you want, when you book and where you book.

The cheapest hostel bed we could find in our research was in a hostel in Lovina, and it was just $2 a night! However, a more reasonable rate is likely to be $15-$20 a night in more popular destinations.

You may find a bargain that comes in at dramatically less than that, but you might also have to fork out a bit more in high season or if your hostel is really a hotel in all but name.

What Are The Hostels Like In Bali?

The quality of hostels in Bali, as with everywhere in the world, can be highly variable.

One of the reasons we put this list together was to try and help people find hostels with a reputation for good service and providing a good night’s sleep.

The term “hostel” is relatively new in Bali, and often “guest house” is a signifier for the cheapest hostels in Bali rather than “hostel.”

Most hostels here have private rooms, dorm rooms, and occasionally pods too.

Though pods really are a bit of a rarity, the age of the capsule hotel has not fully arrived in Bali just yet.

Is It Cheaper To Stay In A Hostel in Bali?

Hostels in Bali tend to be cheaper than hotels in Bali. However, there are some very high-class hostels here which aren’t that much cheaper than hotels.

There are also the “homestay” and “guest house,” which are often cheaper than a hostel room.

Regular hostel users tell us that the best value hostel rooms in Bali tend to come in boutique hostels, which have personalized service, a more regulated number of guests and tend to provide solid facilities and interesting and enjoyable activities.

If you’re looking to save money in Bali we’ve got a great guide to doing Bali on a budget

Do Backpackers Stay In Hostels?

Traditionally, backpackers stay in backpacker hostels. However, Bali and hostels aren’t exactly a traditional arrangement, and backpackers on tight budgets often opt for homestays and guest houses.

Backpacking couples, on the other hand, may opt to stay in a hostel and go with a private room to ensure they have some privacy.

What Is The Most Luxurious Area To Stay In Bali?

That’s Nusa Dua, though Seminyak isn’t far behind. Nusa Dua has one of the most incredible beaches in Bali, and it’s great for families.

Thus, a huge resort industry has been gaining popularity there since the 1970s, and many of Bali’s most luxurious resorts are in that area.

As you will notice from our list above, hostels aren’t really a thing in Nusa Dua, nor is any kind of budget accommodation for that matter.

If you want to enjoy the beach at Nusa Dua but don’t want to shell out for the resorts there, you’re welcome to take a day trip to that part of Bali and head to the beach.

What Is The Nicest Area In Bali?

It really depends on what you’re looking for during your time in Bali. Obviously, Nusa Dua is the most luxurious area (as stated above), but that doesn’t make it the nicest area.

Many people feel that Canggu, the home of FINNS Beach Club, is the nicest area because it balances the modern with the traditional and offers plenty of facilities for people to enjoy during their holidays.

Others would prefer the spiritual heart of the nation up in the mountains of Ubud. This area is green and lush, but there are no beaches, and the holidaymakers are often quite “hippie-like” in the area.

And there are plenty of other options off the beaten path, such as Sidemen, Seseh, Munduk, Kintamani, etc., that are worth exploring and have very little tourism to interfere with your relaxation.

Sanur Beach is also great, with a very relaxed feel and almost no nightlife, ensuring that everyone is in bed early and there are no noises to disturb your sleep.

Only you can decide on the nicest area in Bali.

Which Area Is Best To Stay In Bali?

We think Canggu is probably the best place to stay if you’re new to Bali. It’s not quite as hectic as the big beach town of Kuta, and it has a better mix of fun things to do and local culture than, say, Seminyak.

However, you should pick the area you stay in based on your interests. If you want to climb Mount Batur and Mount Agung, you might want to be further inland than if you just want to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Bali.

Should You Book Hostels In Bali In Advance?

Yes, whether you want dorm rooms or deluxe private rooms, a swimming pool, a party hostel, a complimentary breakfast, or any other service, you should book your modern hostel in advance.

While you might be able to just rock up during the off-season and check into your chosen hostel in Bali, most of the best hostels are busy all year round, and if you don’t have a reservation, you may have to find somewhere else to stay.

Given how easy it is to book a hostel room in Bali, it just makes sense to book your Bali hostel room in advance and ensure your peace of mind and comfort when you arrive.

Why Are Hostels So Much Cheaper?

“So much” cheaper might be a bit of an exaggeration, but generally speaking, hostels are cheaper because they accommodate more guests per square meter than a villa or hotel does.

They also tend to be run by local businesses with less training and experienced staff than hotels, and that means lower wages.

Hostels in Bali are also able to take advantage of the low costs of food, drinks, etc., to offer deals like complimentary breakfast without impacting their bottom line substantially.

How To Book A Hostel In Bali?

If you want to book a holiday in Bali, we always recommend that you book with the excellent local travel agent, the Bali Res Centre .

Their caring and dedicated team can help you find the best hostels for your needs and make certain that your boutique hostel isn’t right next to a building site.

One of the best things about booking with the Bali Res Centre is that it means your holiday spending money remains inside the local economy and isn’t funnelled overseas into the pockets of a multinational corporation.

Final Thoughts On Private And Dorm Rooms In Bali Hostels

There are a lot of hostels in Bali, and whether you want dorm rooms or private rooms, you should be able to find a reasonably priced place to sleep here on the island.

Just make sure you know what kind of hostel you want to stay in. Don’t book a party hostel if you just want to meet solo travellers in cosy surroundings.

Make sure to pay attention to the service each hostel can offer while you’re visiting Bali, airport transfers from Ngurah Rai International Airport can be very useful to some people.

An outdoor pool is awesome, a comfy bed is better, air conditioning might be vital to some, but fans are enough for another, and so on.

Booking hostels means looking at the details, and you can certainly find a very special hostel with all your needs catered to as long as you look for it.

We look forward to seeing you at FINNS when you arrive in Bali! Bon voyage.