50 Best Hostels in Bali – Voted By Travellers!

Hostel in Bali with a swimming pool

If you’re looking for the best hostels Bali has to offer, you’ve come to the right place! Bali is a huge island with literally thousands of backpacker hostels, guesthouses, luxury hotels and villas. From the notorious nightlife of Kuta, to the rice terraces of Ubud, the yoga retreats of Canggu and the black beaches of the East coast, Bali has a lot to offer the traveller. And, when it comes to Bali hostels, a backpacker is literally spoilt for choice! We asked travellers to tell us their favourite Bali Backpackers hostel, in each different area, and here’s what they told us…

50 Best Hostels, Bali

The Best Kuta Hostels

Kuta is a place you’re either going to love or hate! (Did you know that this notorious party enclave was recently voted in at number 5 on our worst places in Southeast Asia list?) Many backpackers stay here for a night or two during their explorations of Bali, due to its proximity to the airport.

Kuta Bali Beach
The famous sweeping stretch of sand in Kuta, Bali.

And while, it’s true that Kuta brash, seedy and full of drunken Aussies on holiday, if you’re interested in taking a beginner’s surf lesson while you’re in Bali, Kuta is one of the best and cheapest places to do it! As well as a waterpark, a bizarre upside down theme park and tons of cheap bars and clubs, Kuta also boasts some pretty great backpacker hostels! So, if you’re looking to meet fellow travellers and let your hair down for a few days, check out the following backpacker havens…

1.    Bali Caps Hostel – *Voted Best Overall Hostel in Kuta!

Passing the seasoned backpacker’s acid test, Bali Caps is said to offer incredible services at an absolute minimum cost! The warm staff here will definitely steal your heart. Ooh, and a reviewer had even given ‘Japanese’ rate for their hygiene (frankly I don’t know what that means but I think it means the place is pretty spic and span!). Besides the comfy bed, personal plug socket and a laptop shelf for each person, this hostel also provides halal breakfast at a nominal cost. You can play pool in the common area which is a good spot to bond with other backpackers. All in all, one of Bali’s best backpacker hostels!

Bali Caps Hostel
Bali Caps Hostel

2.    H-ostel Bali – *Voted Best Capsule Hostel Bali!

The location goddess has been kind to this property because it sits right in the middle of three important spots – it’s just a 3-minute walk away from the beach, 300 metres away from Hard Rock Cafe and 200 metres from Kuta Art Market. Boasting a sleek and modern design, all the capsules are spacious and the lockers are big enough to stow away your backpacks easily. They even have wristband sensors to open the lockers. Neat, eh? This hostel has been constantly rated high for its fast WiFi which is free and strong air-con keeps the dorms cool. One of Bali’s best capsule hostels.

3.    Da’Housetel Kuta

Get your vibe right at this wooden house turned into a hostel. Cute bunk beds covered with dreamy mosquito nets, a small-sized pool to add the right amount of fun for your evening shenanigans, cool people hanging out with, equally cool hosts, simple and tasty Indonesian cuisine which will light up any dinner time and community eating at the backyard. We wish we could stay at this hostel every freaking day! Plus this property provides complimentary breakfasts and the WiFi can be accessed from anywhere in the property.

4.    Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel

Pretty layout with an equally pretty outdoor pool, this property has a killer location but with an equally peaceful environment. But that won’t keep you away from meeting a whole host of international travellers who frequent this place. Each dorm is equipped with a shared bathroom with hot/cold shower and free toiletries. If you want to unleash the gourmet cook in you, they have a shared kitchen facility as well. There is a garden to connect with your green side and you can have your meals at the gazebo.

5.    Nau Here Hostel

This hostel has recently undergone a renovation and has apparently amped up its services to be the best hostel in Bali. The main attraction here is their location. They are bang in the centre of Kuta, where both the airport and the beach are not far away. The beds are plump and the air cons is cool and showers have both hot and cold water with free toiletries. Breakfast is complimentary too. It has to be said that we have heard a few guests complaining  about bed bugs, soggy walls and faulty lockers, but we’re pretty sure those complaints are pre-renovation. From just $8 US per night, why not check it out and let us know!

Capsule bunk beds at Nau Here
Nau Here Capsule Bunk Beds.

6.    Lokal Bali Hostel – *Voted Best Flashpacker Hostel in Bali!

Located in Tuban – which is essentially ‘South Kuta’ – this area a much more family-friendly place to stay, a little away from the crazy nightlife Kuta is famous for. A stone’s throw from the airport, Lokal is an ideal spot to start your Bali exploration. The peace and quiet of this place will rejuvenate you after your long flight. Though it is away from the Kuta party frenzy you can reach all the party spots in around 45 minutes. The property itself has a beautiful pool, spa, and restaurants serving delicious food. The hosts are helpful and there is a massage parlour next door to rub away your weariness! What more could a backpacker ask for? Search cheap hostels in Kuta here.

7.    M Boutique Hostel (North Kuta) – *Voted Best Party Hostel Bali!

Opened recently, M Boutique has already carved out a name for itself as one of the best hostels in Bali due to the host of facilities it provides travellers at a very inexpensive rate. Created around the capsule concept, the pods are big and not claustrophobic at all. The beds are extremely comfortable and the showers are clean. You can avail a complimentary Asian breakfast at their rooftop bar which has a picturesque sea view. The location is superb as many Kuta bars and pubs are located nearby. That might be the reason why people party ’til late in the hostel which might disturb if you are looking for some quiet time for a shut-eye.

Hostels in Jimbaran (South Kuta)

8.    Freedom Hostel – *Voted Best Family Run Hostel!

Run by a lovely family with kids and two cute puppies, this hostel offers a homely atmosphere where you can relax and let your hair down without hesitation. Sign up for any of their lessons – yoga, Muay Thai boxing or surfing and discover a little bit more about the local culture and traditions of Bali. All the rooms have comfy beds in capsule style. The property has a massive pool and a cute garden to hang out in. You can pick any fruit from the garden and enjoy without having to pay for it!

Backpackers hanging out at Freedom Hostel, Bali.
Backpackers hanging out at Freedom Hostel in Jimbaran, Bali.

The Best Canggu Hostels

Canggu is the trendiest place to base yourself in Bali. If it’s yoga that you’re after then Canggu is blessed with many yoga schools and retreat centres. Vegetarians, vegans and healthy eaters will find plenty of cool cafés to indulge in and the beach, which has great surf, is not too far away. With a vibe that’s more like trendy Shoreditch in London than Southeast Asia, Canggu is attracting more and more of a hipster crowd!

9.    In Calm Hostel Canggu

Want to stay in a beautiful location surrounded by the rice fields that Bali is so famous for? Enjoy the rustic vibe in this quiet haven for travellers. This value for money property provides comfy beds with privacy curtains, free blankets, and towels, all you can drink mineral water and tea/coffee. You can cook in their shared kitchen (they have a smoothie mixer…yayy-yayy) or play pool in their activity area. This property also rents out the scooter, so you don’t have to look elsewhere if you want to take off to a nearby beach.

In Calm Hostel, Canggu, Bali
In Calm Hostel, Canggu, Bali.

10.    The Farm Hostel Canggu

This property erupts with greenery and a cool pool to play on that bluesy vibe. Believe it or not, every room is equipped with an open-air traditional shower with beautiful pots of plants to enhance your bathing experience. You can enjoy peaceful privacy in their bunk beds with curtains which also have international power sockets and a personal reading light. The bed has a sink-in comfort and mattresses are big. You can rent scooters, get your laundry done, borrow yoga mats or just chill on their beanbags. Check out the video to get a feel of what to expect! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkeRzI0Crw

11.    The Hideout Hostel

If you’re into yoga, then you will dig this place. Created as a boutique yoga and surfing hostel, here you can practice all your asanas in their lovely sun terrace. Take your healthy living to the next level by checking out their fitness centre. Cool off in their cute pool where you can swap stories with other travellers too. The dorms are air-conditioned and beds are very plump and have oodles of privacy too. All rooms have an electric kettle and there is a shared kitchen ready for your culinary magic.

The enticing features of Hideout Hostel that backpackers should not miss
Chilling out at the Hideout Hostel

12.    Serenity Eco Guesthouse – *Voted Best Yoga Hostel in Bali!

Namaste! Your ideal yoga retreat in the shape of a hostel is here, and it’s located just 150 metres from the beach. Enjoy their all day long yoga classes featuring different forms of Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga. They have beautiful bamboo architecture that will give you a feeling of living close to nature. The pool is beautifully shaped and big. Rooms have bunk beds and individual mosquito nets are provided with each of them. The best part of your stay will be their restaurant which has tonnes of healthy options to choose from. All of them drool-worthy!

Serenity Eco retreat swimming pool
The large swimming pool at Serenity Eco Guesthouse.

13.    The Jungle House – *Voted Friendliest Hostel in Bali!

As the name suggests, the jungle theme is sprinkled liberally throughout the property starting from the pool, spreading its way through the common area decor to the bunk beds and open-air showers. This is the coolest place to meet chill people and multiply your tribe as you enjoy the fun activities provided herem from yoga classes to surfing lessons. Socialise in the pool, take the party to the nearby beach or charm your new buddies with your culinary skills in the shared kitchen – the options of bonding are never ending here.

Backpackers encapsulated in the lush greenery at Jungle House
Backpackers feeling energised by the lush greenery at The Jungle House!

14.    The Nest

The Nest is just that, a home away from home! With guaranteed privacy and superb hospitality, you will be left asking for nothing more. All rooms have air con and the property has a pool to hang out with fellow travellers and WiFi to connect to the digital world at anytime. This place is run by a group of kind women so be assured that there will never be a lack in taking good care of you! The location is a plus because both the beach and the main town can be accessed quite easily.

The cozy waterfront in a peaceful country setting of the pool at The Nest Hotel
The plunge pool and garden, located in a peaceful country setting at The Nest Hotel.

15.    Bali Beats Guesthouse

If you thought staying in a Bali style villa is out of your budget, then you should give Bali Beats a try! This place also provides free dinner which is a great way to socialize with other travellers and also to save money on this at times, expensive island! The location is bit off from the beaches and the bars and pubs, but you can always rent a scooter or bicycle from the property. The dorms are a little on the smaller size but they have AC in all of them and the hostel more than makes up for it with its fabulous atmosphere!

16.    The Tipsy Gypsy – *Voted Best Hostel for Solo Travellers!

The Holy Grail for solo travellers here in Canggu, this hostel prides itself on nurturing a very social vibe so that it’s impossible to feel lonely any time you’re staying here! Meet cool people from around the world, take your conversations to the pool, party in a nearby bar or pub because this hostel is a happy place that will never let you feel alone or dejected. It is newly built and the beds and bunks are very comfy and clean. This property also has a tattoo shop attached, so if you’re thinking of getting inked, surely check that out!

17.    La Boheme Canggu

If you are a pancake-o-phile (is that even a word?), you will dig this place because they provide fresh pancake batter every day plus fruits and free drinking mineral water every day. That kind of guarantees a roaring beginning to a day full of beach and surfing fun! The dorms are basic but spacious, but the common area and the pool are the beauty spots of this hostel. Spend time with a book or strike a conversation with the next stranger who is soon going to be a friend you will cherish for life. Search more of the best hostels in Canggu here.

The Best Uluwatu Hostels

Uluwatu in South Bali is famous as the home of the stunning cliff-side Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali’s most iconic images. It’s a great place to base yourself if you love beaches and surfing is your thing (the waves here are more for pro surfers than beginners!). Travellers looking to get away from the crowds of Kuta and enjoy the chilled, salty vibe that only surf destinations can offer. Don’t miss the Sunday sunset sessions at Single Fin!

The cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali.
The cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali.

18.    Home-Bience Hostel – *Voted Best Surf Hostel Bali!

The first thing to grab your attention will be the number of beanbags tossed across the garden and common area. It spells out relaxation from the word go! A clear favourite among the surfer crowd, this hostel provides amazing cheap scooter rentals. The location is very central. The dorms have lovely beds and bunks with privacy curtain and a ‘wall’-drobe to store your backpacks safely. From bathrooms to rooms, everything is very spacious. You can get free tea/coffee and mineral water throughout the day and access to the shared kitchen is also 24X7.

19.    Bo-Boes Hostel

A value for money abode where you don’t have to compromise on comfort and cleanliness. The property is new, the beds are super comfortable and the bathrooms are well maintained. The hosts are warm and always ready to woo you with their friendliness and helpful demeanor. All rooms come equipped with air con and lockers to keep your valuables safe. The kitchen is shared but they also provide a basic breakfast which is complimentarily. The location is wonderful and not far away from all the famous local surf spots!

The Best Legian Hostels

Legian is second to only Kuta for its nightlife, being famous amongst backpackers for its wild beach parties. With a decent beach and surfing opportunity, Legian is a hit with travellers looking for a good in-between location. Something a little more sophisticated than Kuta, but not as expensive as Seminyak! Here are some of the best hostels Legian has to offer…

20.    Kayun Hostel – *Most Underrated Hostel in Bali!

Kayun hostel is frequently recommended to us by fellow backpackers, however, their reviews on Booking.com do not reflect its popularity, leaving the score at just a 7.6 out of 10. What can we say? The dorm beds are super comfy with loads of privacy. There’s a pool and an indoor Jacuzzi too. The beach is at a walkable distance and pubs and restaurants are nearby. And, the courteous staff will definitely steal your heart and make your stay filled with some warm hospitality!

Plunge Pool at Kayun Hostel
The jacuzzi at Kayun Hostel, Bali.

21.    Borough Capsule Hostel Bali – *Voted Best Digital Nomad Hostel in Bali!

Pretty pod beds with privacy and comfort that you crave and a beautiful rooftop pool and bar overlooking the ocean to unwind in the evening – this place is a backpacker’s treasure trove. Located just a few minutes from the beach, the property is extremely well maintained and every room is cleaned every day. Each pod has a power socket as well as a USB port. There is a folding table to keep your laptop if you are working. All rooms have air cons and breakfast is included in the room tariff.

22.    M Boutique Hostel Legian

M Boutique is a chain of hostels in Bali, with their second branch located in Legian. With capsule beds that have a privacy curtain, outlets and personal reading lights, a cool roof terrace overlooking Legian and a sociable atmosphere, it’s no wonder the M Boutique are popular amongst travellers! The breakfast in the morning is a suitable tea and toast, perfect for the hangover you might have picked up at nearby Sky Garden Bar!

The Best Ubud Hostels

Located in the heart of Bali, Ubud is a magnet for hippies and yogis who are attracted to the lush rice terraced countryside and bohemian vibe of the small village turned arty hangout. There are more veggie cafés than you’ll have time to enjoy, art galleries, yoga shalas and craft shops. Here are some of the best hostels Ubud has to offer…

23.    Jero di Bisma – *Voted Overall Best Hostel in Ubud!

Staying in Ubud can get noisy at times, so this hostel is a welcome break. Located quite nearby to all the happening spots, the atmosphere here is quiet and peaceful. The arrangement is basic but beautiful and the hosts are a friendly family who love to share their insider knowledge and book you local trips at a very reasonable rate. Breakfast is included and the portions are huge! Great to fill up your backpacker belly if you’re on a budget! Rooms are comfortable and cleaned regularly and free WiFi is available for the guests to use at any time.

24.    Poshtel Ubud –*Voted Best Flashpacker Hostel in Ubud!

A pretty sun terrace with quirky umbrellas made in local Bali style, the decor of this hostel is pretty darn lovely! At Poshtel, you can enjoy staying right in the centre of Ubud, but away from the tourist crowds. The hostel can also arrange for local activities like horse riding and trekking. The rooms have privacy curtains  on the dorm beds and they are kept clean every day. They come equipped with a big locker where a backpack will fit easily. Bathrooms are shared with separate shower and toilet stalls.

25.    Sunshine Vintage House *Voted Hostel with the Friendliest Host!

There are a few properties which become more endearing because of their host. Sunshine Vintage House is one such. If you happen to go here, do look for Nick! He is the one who will make your trip more memorable, with visits to the paddy fields and Lewak coffee plantations and factories. The dorms are designed adorably keeping the comfort level up. Unlike other hostels, this one keeps the air con on 24X7 – so you will be forever welcomed by a cool room.

26.    Da Lodge

Da Lodge is another hostel that is name-dropped all the time by backpackers but does not enjoy such great reviews on Booking.com. The hostel is located in a villa style building with a lovely layout right by the side of a rice field. Dotted with greenery, the vibe is so peaceful, even though you’re still quite near to the lively centre of Ubud. The dorms are basic with multiple fans to cool you down on a hot day. The property has a beautiful pool where you can catch up with fellow travellers. They also offer BBQ packets at very reasonable rates which you can cook on the communal grill. WiFi can be accessed from all public areas and rooms too.

27.    WW Backpackers

Surrounded by dense foliage and offering a stunning view of the nearby jungle, this hostel offers you amazing services at a very cheap rate. Travellers appreciate the clean and wide beds and outdoor showers which are cleaned every day. The location is superb as everything hot and happening is just around the corner but the quietude of this property is palpable. The hostel has a shared kitchen and clothes rack to dry your laundry. You can meet your fellow traveler tribesmen in the terrace and bond over a beer.

28.    ON Hostel – *Voted Hostel with the Best Location!

You’d be lying if you stayed in Ubud and the film ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’ didn’t come to mind at least once during your trip! Bring your cinematic Bali experience alive by staying at this traditional Balinese cottage in the middle of a village with pristine green fields rolled out around the property. The bed and services are great and the hosts are warm and helpful. There is a terrace to catch some sun or spend evenings identifying bird calls. They provide free bikes, the best way to explore the hidden local gems. WiFi is also strong and will help you connect to the digital world (we suggest logging out).

29.    Kayuni Hostel

Armed with a great location, superb rooms, and a kind-hearted host, this hostel is a smart option to stay in the heart of all that Ubud action. They serve complimentary breakfast and free tea/coffee all day through. The strong air con is a relief on a hot Bali day. It is nice, clean and comfy stay with a cute balcony to catch some fresh air if you care. Each bed has a curtain, light and a socket and all rooms have a shared bathroom.

30.    Inn Between

Looking for a big slice of local life to pep up your Bali holidays? Inn Between is a quaint construction which is surrounded by local Bali houses, so there is plenty of pop of local culture and tradition around you if you are observant enough. And they are friendly, so you can approach them to quench your curiosity. The property has a pool and ample sized common area to hang out. Local cuisines can be found at a dirt cheap price around this location.

The Best Seminyak Hostels

31.    Kosta Hostel – *Voted Hostel With the Coolest Design!

A cute place with a boho vibe, this hostel has the ultimate comfy bedding with multiple pillows and a plump mattress. The poolside is pretty and there is an on-site cafe which rustles up tasty food at a not-so-reasonable rate. The location is a wee bit off the center, but if you hire a moped it is just easy peasy. The hostel is surrounded by plenty of trees, so generally, the atmosphere is cool. A few guests did have a problem with the general maintenance though this property is comparatively new.

Warm and homey Kosta Hostel
The warm and homey interior of Kosta Hostel

32.    Cozy Bobo Hostel

Gifted with a great location, this hostel is just that, a hostel with a great location. Not boasting of a throbbing party life and considered barely sociable, this hostel will prove great for people who are looking for solitude at a pocket-friendly price. The bunk beds are clean and comfy but the toilets do not have shelves to keep your stuff so that might annoy a few people. What immediately grabs your attention is the spacious common space which has a shared kitchen to one side and very nice sunlit sitting area with great WiFi.

33.    Karisa Pods

Sporting extremely clean and well-maintained pods with comfy beds, this capsule style hostel also have a very sociable communal area. A lot of guests though have complained about the lack of privacy in their bathroom design. If you are hoping for a great stay with a good location (5 minutes from the beach), this is a good option. The pool is lush and there are cute coloured bean bags around it to sit and chill. The lockers to keep your things are inside the pods so that is an added safety feature.

The Best Sanur Hostels

Sanur has been nicknamed ‘Snore’ due to its laid-back and some would say ‘dull’ vibe. Well, we say, it depends what you’re looking for and while party animals may be bored to death in Sanur’s quiet streets and low-key beach, this may just be your idea of a chilled-out heaven!

34.    Eat Sleep Skate – *Most Unique Concept Hostel in Bali!

The swimming pool and the garden at this hostel are oh-so-chill! The rooms are equipped with modern beds and air con. And perhaps the most unique aspect of the hostel is the private skate-park on site. You can enjoy in their lounge and avail their laundry facility. There are not many eating options around, so their restaurant really comes handy with some pocket-friendly scrumptious grub. Rejuvenate in the laid-back surrounding of Sanur and and chill with the resident hostel dog – a cute (for now!) pitbull puppy!

A peek of Eat Sleep Skate
The cool skating ramp at Eat, Sleep, Skate.

35.    Big Pineapple Backpackers

The photos of this property show a careful consideration and planning of every space inside and outside the hostel main building, but the reviews are a bit disconcerting. The location is off and so is the staff and the atmosphere is also not that social. But after renovation, this place might have picked up some tempo! (We hear backpackers recommending it all the time!) Pick this place if you are hiding from the maddening crowd and want to while your time away playing pool or soak in the pool.

36.    Ning Homestay

Embrace the happy vibe because at this little cute sunny property a smile will never leave your face. And the hosts are so sweet that they will see to it that you enjoy your stay to the fullest. Located at a ‘walkable’ distance from both tourism street and beach boardwalk, this place is still valued for its peace and privacy. The rooms are big, beautiful and comfy and the garden setting is fabulous. You can also hire a scooter here.

37.    Suwardika Homestay & Dormitory

Modern construction but with a bit of Balinese influence in the overall decor, the hostel is very warm and welcoming with a super helpful host. Clean dorm rooms with air cons and one of the best WiFis in Bali! Located in a quiet backstreet, still, it is near to the beach and other restaurants. You can hire scooters and rent bicycles from this property. The breakfast is delicious and comes complimentary with your stay! There is a terrace where you can sit out and enjoy a nice evening.

The Best Denpasar Hostels

Denpesar is a city and the capital of Bali. Travellers only really stay here if they want to be close to the airport as many prefer to get out to the beach destinations and more beautiful countryside spots. However, if you want to stay in the city for a night or two, here are some decent options…

39.    Gandhi Hostel Bali – *Cheapest Hostel in Bali!

Budget backpackers’ cheap oasis, Gandhi 2 provides you services at an unbelievable low cost. You can also ask the helpful staff to arrange for the local trips at a pocket-friendly price. The rentals of scooters and bikes are also at a lower end. The rooms are clean but showers lack hot water. Oh well, the climate of Bali is warm that hot water is not really required. The location is so local that eateries around are really cheap as well as you can try out authentic Indonesian cuisine there. It is an authentic and fun experience staying at Gandhi.

40.    Turtle Island Homestay

Located near the Turtle Conservation Centrr, this property provides free transfers to the Serangan harbor for your onward journey to Lombok or Gili Islands. Your happiness is what drives the hosts here and they will do anything to bring comfort and add a homely touch to your stay. The house has a lovely pool for you to relax and offers delish dishes to keep your taste buds satisfied. You can also rent a motorbike at this property at a cheap price to explore the place on a two-wheeler.

41.    The Eco-Living Hostel – *Voted Best Hostel Near Bali Airport!

Located near the airport, this hostel has a very warm and trendy look and amazingly comfortable beds. They offer a basic breakfast of toast and jam complimentary with your stay. The bunk beds in the dorm have their own separate locker where a backpack can easily fit. The hostel provides shared bathrooms but towels and toiletries are available at a charge. The staff are very friendly and are ready to share their local knowledge to spice up your stay!

Hostels in Amed, Tulamben & Candidasa

The east of Bali and the coastal locations of Amed and Tulamben are popular with divers and snorkelers. There’s a very chilled-out vibe in East Bali that is totally unlike Kuta and the south and backpackers find themselves staying here longer than they expected…

The black sands of Amed Beach, Bali.
The black sands of Amed Beach, Bali.

42.    Pacha Hostel

Air con dorms, barbeque facility and a bar across the street with live reggae music every night – what more can you ask for when you are down at Amed for some fun diving and snorkelling time? Although a few reviewers reported bed bugs problem, we’ve heard that the problem is now cleared up. However, we do recommend that you check out the beds before you stay. (Read more here on avoiding bed bugs in Southeast Asia.) The rooms are clean and maintained well. Sample some local Indonesian cuisine and make friends over music. Location is also stone’s throw from the nearest beach.

43.    Ocean Prana – *Voted Best Hostel for Divers in Bali!

Recommended highly for divers, this hostel is built in the backyards of Ocean Prana Freedivers Village. They have a 25-meter swimming pool which is a luxury in a Bali hostel/homestay. The cottages are built in traditional local style and have two tiers living quarters. The upper tier does get a little dodgy at night because of no air conditioning reaching there and sleeping directly under the wheat roof has its own consequence. But a little culture and tradition of Bali hold your interest then you should totally stay here.

44.    Tanaya Homestay

With mountain views and a location in the middle of Amed, this property is surrounded by some great diving spots. Your hospitality during the stay rests on the able hands of a sweet local family who are very caring and warm. The rooms are big and the bathroom is spacious and there are air con and free WiFi throughout the property. It is like a seamless marriage between a hotel and a home where the heart beats in the comfort centre of every modern amenity you can think of!

45.    Narayana Homestay

There are places which you remember by the lovely little touches that have been thoughtfully woven through your stay. Narayana Homestay is one such place! Starting from the welcome drink to a free massage, they know how to win their guests. The hosts are even ready to keep breakfast available at a late hour because of your early morning diving activity. The rooms are spacious and bathrooms are spotlessly clean. The property has a beautiful pool for a calming dip at the end of an experienced filled day.

46.    Bali Reef Divers – Tulamben

If diving in Bali is your dream, then this is the perfect place to stay. Their diving center is great. Both the diving and non-diving staffs are amazingly friendly and helpful and are there to make your diving time incredible. The instructors here are extremely patient yet fun. The location is great with all the diving spots nearby and also Tulamben Liberty Shipwreck. The rooms are comfortable and air cons work very well. WiFi and a swimming pool are available for the guests to use and chill respectively.

47.    Sleepy Croc – Candidasa – *Voted Comfiest Hostel in Bali!

Situated on the main road of Candi Dasa, this hostel has everything a backpacker looks for. Privacy in the bunks replete with a reading light, wall socket to charge your phones or laptops and attached bathrooms makes it an endearing property among the seasoned traveler. Comfy beds and clean bathrooms win them more brownie points. Their onsite restaurant serves delectable fare and the little pool is apt for a leisurely soak and chat up with the next traveler guest you come across.

Hostels in Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida (below) are islands off the south coast of Bali, renowned for their awesome surf, great snorkelling, diving and chilled scene compared with South Bali.

48.    Devadev Hostel (Bunkbed)

Loved for its location which is very near to both the Dream Beach and Devil’s Tear, this hostel is run by a superhero that goes by the name of Kadek. Many guests have reported that he just appears out of thin air whenever someone needs help! Apart from that, the property is very eye pleasing with the wooden accentuated decor. The rooms are really clean and there are two bathrooms to share between four people. You can avail free WiFi throughout the property and free water refill anytime.

49.    Bong Hostel – *Best Hostel in Nusa Lembongan, Bali!

As people call it, this is a sleeping box with an ocean view! Opt for it or the plain dorms, you will never escape the godly sight the property is surrounded with. The pool with a jaw-dropping picturesque spread lighting up your eyes will even make you question whether this is a hostel or a five-star hotel. And on top of that, you will get a complimentary breakfast of banana pancakes and coffee. You will sleep in the best bed of Asia and bathe in an amazing bathroom. You will feel like dorm king/queen by the end of your stay here!

Hostels in Nusa Penida

50.    Full Moon Bungalows –Best Hostel in Nusa Penida, Bali!

Five minutes’ walk from the beach, you can always pop in one of the beach bars to catch some dinner while watching a gorgeous sunset before returning to this fun and friendly hostel. The property itself provides live music every night and a great social space where guests can chill together and bond. WiFi is available throughout the property and is of good quality. If you are packing your pooch with you on your travels, then this hostel will be a boon of sorts because they are pet-friendly!

Search for even more cheap hostels in Bali on Booking.com.

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Nikki Scott | Founder & Editor

Nikki is the founding editor of South East Asia Backpacker. At age 23, she left the UK on a solo backpacking trip and never returned. After six months on the road, she founded a print magazine about backpacking in Asia. The rest is history.

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2 thoughts on “50 Best Hostels in Bali – Voted By Travellers!”

  1. I was planning to visit Bali from last one year and i decided to book everything by my own., but i was confused where to stay in budget. You gave me plenty of option to stay i Bali. This kind of blog is really helpful for travellers like us. Thanks for sharing.

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