Top 5 Best Hostels in Bali

By Putri, 18.01.2024

Hostels in Bali are very popular because they make it easier for travellers to meet other people and make some new friends. If you’re looking for an affordable option in the country, hostels also offer a cheap accommodation option with a great vibe.

If you are planning to visit the island, then you may have to look for the best hostels in Bali to stay in to get the best value for money. There are plenty of good reasons why you should stay at a guesthouse hostel in Bali:

Especially for adults who can travel light, this must be one of the first choices. Whether you’re on the island for a food crawl, beautiful beaches, or the local culture, all these Balinese hotels are amazing options:

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1. Tribal Bali

Are you looking for a great place to work hard, relax, and have fun? Come stay at the Tribal Hostel in Bali: a destination that is known as the Island of The Gods. It’s the best place to work and live with a community of travelers. If you like anything from quiet lounging in the café or lively parties, this boutique hostel delivers the best of Bali.

Tribal is a unique hostel that is close to the beach in Pererenan, just a short drive from the center of Canggu. It has nice and comfortable private and shared rooms to make sure you get good rest for your entire stay. Tribal is Bali’s newest and most modern hostel with one great addition: a big coworking space with a strong WiFi service. So for digital nomads taking a short stop in Indonesia, you’ll still be able to work at all times of the night and day.

Tribal hostels have different types of rooms to stay in for many types of travellers. They have dorms where both males and females can stay together, dorms specifically for females, and also really nice private rooms for those willing to spend extra money.

For people who want a combination of work and travel, Tribal is a place where you can come by yourself but end up being part of a larger community! Whether you’re a novice traveller or someone who has been to many countries, Tribal will always be a great option.

Details

The prices for Tribal Bali, one of the best hostels in Bali, start at US $15++ per bed.

📍Location: Gg. Tribal Jl. Pantai Pererenan, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Bali 80351

💎Main facilities: co-working space, shared kitchen, swimming pool, bars, free Wi-Fi

⭐Reviews: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.tribalbali.com

2. My Capsule Hostel (Seminyak)

Can you imagine a hostel offering hotel-like amenities, architecture and many other awesome perks? Seems impossible unless you pay steep hotel prices.

A backpacker chooses Bali because there are lots of entertainment options that come pretty cheap. If you’re the same, you’ll love that the place links you to practically every attraction in the area. And, if your idea of a perfect hostel involves a swimming pool, friendly people, and a comfortable rest, I recommend checking out the vibes in this place.

And if you like being in the middle of all the action, you’ll love that this hostel is just a quick walk from everything. So, quick dinners after you surf the entire day are always possible here. Did I mention that this has a reputation as a great party hostel?

The hostel is close to places where people go out at night, eat, and drink. But there is also nightlife, restaurants, bars on the property, and cool aircon units. The bar at the location offers drinks for travellers on a tight budget. If you have a little money left, there are also occasional free meals from the small restaurant. There is also a swimming pool where the hostel organises weekly events and many other regular activities. So, pack your bags and enjoy the great mix of entertainment available surrounding the area.

Details

The prices for Capsule Hotel, one of the best hostels in Bali, start at US $10++ per bed.

📍Location: Jl. Beraban No. 22, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali 80361

💎Main facilities: mini restaurant, bar, swimming pool, rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi

⭐Reviews: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.instagram.com

3. The Lokal Hostels

The Lokal Bali Hostel is a hostel with a traditional Balinese style. When potential guests review the location, they like that the hostel is very close to the airport, so airport transfers are never stressful. They also like that the staff at the reception is friendly and can offer a lot of useful information, especially for first-time travellers with a lot of questions.

The hostel gives its visitors a free breakfast every morning, already included with the price of the accommodation. This way, they’ll have enough energy to go on tours and visit local spots in Kuta. But if you’re looking for a homestay experience, there is also a nice small swimming pool in the hostel. Guests are free to swim all day or even plan a pool party with fellow travelers.

The pool is a nice place to meet other people, but there are also spaces with free WiFi. Other areas have comfortable furnishings where people gather, rest, or watch a movie from their device.

Details

If you like being in the heart of Bali, the prices for Lokal Hostel, one of the best hostels in Bali, start at US $10++ per bed.

📍Location: Jl. Kediri No. 93, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

💎Main facilities: complimentary breakfast, swimming pool, common space, free Wi-Fi

⭐Reviews: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.lokalbalihostel.com

4. Clandestino

Clandestino is a new hostel that offers more than a fancy name. For many travelers, the beauty of this hostel lies in the number of activities that you can enjoy right on the property. Like most Balinese accommodations, there’s a swimming pool to help you beat the heat. Afterwards, feel free to unwind in one of the many booths. Does your version of paradise involve a delicious cocktail? The swim-up bar has a list of drinks that you can try. But if you don’t want to be in the water, head striaght to the tiki bar. For a backpacker who wants to make friends along the way, this is one of the best party hostels in the area.

Every building that forms this hostel is nothing short of amazing. But the range of views that you can take in, they’re even better! Tropical trees and plants form the beautiful garden that surrounds this party hostel. And if you want a glimpse of what Indonesian life once was, there’s a landscape of the rice paddies nearby. I think that all of these things will make the trip to this hostel worth it!

However, this isn’t just for travelers on a budget. The facilities that this hostel has are comparable to a mid-range hotel in the area. So, people who are always looking for the best deals may consider Clandestino as an alternative to pricier hotels. You can choose from different types of rooms based on your needs and priorities. For your plans to visit Bali, enjoy beers, dining, and every kind of fun at Clandestino.

Details

The prices for Clandestino, one of the best hostels in Bali, start at US $10++ per bed.

📍Location: Jl. Kayu Tulang, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

💎Main facilities: swimming pool, bar & restaurant, café, free Wi-Fi

⭐Reviews: 8/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.instagram.com

5. One Degree Sunset Hill (Uluwatu)

Do you want to stay somewhere chic with beautiful swimming pools and a luxurious atmosphere? I think this hostel is a great choice if you want high-end things on a small budget. Features like ocean panoramas where you can see the sun set aren’t reserved just for backpackers willing to spend a lot of money. You’ll love that there are different kinds of rooms. So, no matter what price you’re comfortable spending, there will always be a bed for you.

The dorm rooms have attached bathrooms and can accommodate six people. Each bed has individual lights for reading, lockers to keep your belongings safe, privacy curtains, and air conditioning to keep you cool. But if you’re willing to spend more money on a room, you don’t have to sleep in bunks. Couples particularly will like the fancy double rooms that have big TVs, coffee and tea provisions, and easy access to the swimming pool.

One Degree Sunset Hill Leisure also makes it convenient for you to move around. I had a great experience when I stayed in this hostel for a few days. They helped get to the airport and the beaches within the town. So, if you are also travelling far, don’t be afraid to ask for help. The hostel can help you get a car or bike to rent for a reasonable price. Their staff can also help you with arranging transportation if you don’t want to drive. No wonder this is among Bali’s most popular destinations!

Details

The prices for One Degree Sunset Hill, one of the best hostels in Bali, start at US $10++ per bed.

📍Location: Jl. Labuansait No. 88, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

💎Main facilities: swimming pool, communal space, gardens, restaurant, free Wi-Fi

⭐Reviews: 9/10

✍🏽Bookings: www.one-degree-labuan-sait.business.site

Expert opinion

If there’s something that living in Bali for ten years has taught me, it’s that having a vacation isn’t just about getting to places or getting a few nice pictures for Instagram. It’s really about meeting everyone! Let me tell you, I’m always surprised by the things I learn from different communities and cultures of visitors around the world. The price of accommodation for hostel properties is hard to beat too!

So if you’re looking for the luxury of resorts and hotels that won’t break the bank, here are my top three selections of the best hostels in Bali:

Tribal Bali, Lokal Bali, and One Degree Sunset Uluwatu.

The reasons I chose these hostels are the overall quality that they deliver to travelers. Book any of these properties and expect a different level of cleanliness, safety, and security, the amenities & facilities, the staff friendliness, the perfect location, the music ambience, and the surroundings.

Whether you are a solo traveller or a part of a larger group, I can’t emphasize just how much value you’ll get our of a hostel. But if you’re part of a family with children, maybe you’d want to hold off booking a bed in a hostel . The availability of beds in hostels is better than more exclusive resort accommodation, so you don’t have to make plans way in advance.

Regardless, enjoy Bali!

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Putri

Guide and the author of the project On Bali

The author of our website is from Jakarta, Indonesia. Being brave enough to go with the flow, the author settled in Bali more than ten years ago. With hobbies that include arts and culture, the author gained a deep understanding of Balinese traditions. Excellent writing skills help the author transfer all these impressions onto our website. An ever-lasting desire to share knowledge and experience with others makes the author the perfect guide to Bali.

Date of Last Update: February 13, 2024