Looking for an affordable place to stay in Bali? If infinity pools and floating breakfasts are slightly above your budget, fear not. Hotels are actually rad places to stay in Bali, amazing spaces where all travelers – from backpackers to flashpackers – can enjoy a great vibe in well-designed environs.
Solo travelers heading to Bali will be spoilt for choice with the number great hostel stays on offer, from social hangouts to themed villas. Gone are the days of creaky bunkbeds and cold showers; the Bali hostel scene is as evolved as the tourism in Bali itself.
You don’t need to miss out on rice field views or a good night’s sleep when visiting Bali on a budget. If you’re looking for a friendly place to stay with a minimal price tag, check out our top picks for the best Bali hostels.
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Bali’s best-known hostel, this resort-style hostel is anything but basic. The Farm caters to yogis, surfers and flash-packers. It has all the staples of a Bali resort – rice terrace surrounds, swimming pools and a spacious dining area without the expense of a resort.
Although often called a brand new hostel by the guests who stay there, it has actually been around for quite some time, being the first hostel in the now popular Canggu area. This assumption of “brand new” is a credit to The Farm and their staff who work tirelessly to maintain the building and atmosphere as a current and always evolving place to stay.
With a 5-star Trip Advisor ranking and convenient location close to the airport, Lokal Bali Hostel is an ideal place to stay when arriving or departing the island. If you need a break from sightseeing, there are few better places to kick back than the swimming pool or lounge area complete with flat-screen TV.
Right in the heart of Kuta, you’re nearby to the airport, beaches and city center. You’re also a short drive from Jimbaran, an area known for its seafood markets and restaurants.
If you’re looking for a base to explore stylish Canggu, start and end your search at Dip & Doze Hostel. Just minutes from Berawa Beach, you’re surrounded by cafes, restaurants, beach bars and sunset spots. When you’re tired from swimming and surfing, relax by the pool at this boutique hostel or join in on one of their daily hostel events and socials.
Villa living on a backpack budget? Anything’s possible in Bali.
Bali Beats boasts small air-conditioned dorm rooms, alongside double rooms for those who want a bit more privacy. With white minimalist interiors and easy access to countless beaches and cool neighbourhoods, you won’t find fault with Bali Beats.
D’Gobers have nailed the perfect hostel formula: free breakfast, Wi-Fi, air-con, comfy beds, privacy curtains and individual chargers, lamps and lockers. The enviable location is also a reason to visit – you’re just a 10-minute drive from iconic Bali spots like Potato Head, Mrs. Sippys and Motel Mexicola. Also Read: Bali Nightlife – The Ultimate Guide
With locations in both Seminyak and Canggu, Socialista Lifestyle Hostel has a warm and friendly atmosphere, stylish interiors and hotel-quality amenities such as beds bigger than those you’d find in your usual dorm room.
Perfect for couples, solo travelers, backpackers, or groups of friends, this highly-rated sleeper is a fan favorite. Offering a daily changing program, the Socialista staff make it impossible for guests to get bored here. It’s also within walking distance of some of the more popular beach clubs!
Digital nomads looking for a comfortable base will be happy at Griya Backpackers. Right next to Matra Co-working Space, you’re perfectly placed to work on your passion projects, while taking breaks at the Bali beaches and Canggu cafes.
Located in the heart of Canggu and just five minutes from the beach, Kayuma House is a comfy retreat built in typical Balinese style. With colorful wall art, a swimming pool and bedroom balconies, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a hotel without breaking your backpacker budget.
9. Gypsy Moon
The four and six-bed dorms at Gypsy Moon are well equipped with their own private lights, curtains, and chargers, providing total privacy while backpacking in Bali. The minimalistic shared spaces with white wood and elegant flower displays will change your ideas about hostels for the better!
Location, location location! Ketapang Guest House is just a matter of steps from Echo Beach, meaning you needn’t rely on scooters or taxis during your stay in Bali. Ketapang also boasts waterfall showers and dreamy views from the bedroom terrace. Heaven!
We hope you’ve got a better idea about the best Bali hostels and are looking forward to your trip! If you’ve got any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below.