The 8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Ubud, Bali

Joker Hostel Ubud
Joker Hostel Ubud | © Joker Hostel /
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30 May 2018

The lush and charming Ubud is often portrayed as an elegant, luxurious neighbourhood with all the fanciest places and attractions. But the art and culture capital of Bali welcomes everyone to enjoy its many charms, no matter the budget. From traditional Balinese homestay to minimalist bunk beds, discover the best backpacker hostels in Ubud.

Lagas Hostel

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Lagas Hostel shared room | © Lagas Hostel /

From stunning outdoor swimming pool and bath tubs to balcony and kitchen, Lagas offers its guests a comfortable hotel-grade stay. Backpackers can choose either to have the mixed or all-female room and whether to share the room with four, six, or eight people, each with different room rates. Even with all the modern facilities, the property also has a traditional feel to it, creating a truly relaxing and serene atmosphere.


In Da Lodge

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One of the hippest accommodations in town, In Da Lodge has a very lively and youthful feel to it. From the outdoor pool surrounded by rice fields and bean bag chairs, to the stylish common area where you can meet fellow cool people, this hostel doesn’t skimp on stylish design and facilities, despite being very affordable. Guests will also be amused by the traditional exterior with a touch of modern delicacy that makes the place quirky and unique, but still with the right amount of warmth and familiarity.

Ubud Tropical

Hostel, Camping, Eco-Lodge
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Tropical Ubud shared room | © Tropical Ubud /

Staying true to its name, this accommodation presents everything good about being in the tropical paradise of Bali, specifically the serene and lush Ubud. Whether you choose to lodge in the comfy dorm rooms or the stylish glamping tents, you’ll find yourself immersed in the wonderful natural surroundings while enjoying everyday comforts and modern facilities. The property is beautifully built with a traditional touch, so you’ll also get the sense of local culture in every corner.


The Happy Mango Tree

Hostel, Lodge
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Strategically located within Ubud’s hippest neighbourhood, where artistry thrives and rice fields flourish, Happy Mango Tree offers a funky stay in its vibrant property. Boldly colorful and stylishly decorated in the middle of serene Ubud nature, you’ll find a unique kind of comfort in this hostel. This place has private themed rooms (think Love Shack, Bamboo Room, or Ceiling Museum) and dorm rooms to suit every traveller’s needs and preferences.

Friendly House

Hostel, Guesthouse
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Friendly House Ubud | © Friendly House /

This accommodation has a charming rustic design, homey but equipped with modern facilities and amenities. The large property has 25 guest rooms, private and dorm-style, common area, living room, gift shop, garden, and terrace for guests to enjoy. Albeit the serene, quiet countryside atmosphere, Friendly House is actually just minutes’ drive away from the main Ubud attractions, so guests can expect the best of both worlds.


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  • Nick's Homestay

    Hostel, Homestay
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    Nick's Homestay complex | © Nick's Homestay

    Your staying and living experience is as authentic as it gets with this homestay. Guests will be lodged in a Balinese family house, with traditional design, lush tropical garden, opulent pool, and more. But beyond facilities, the true appeal of this homestay is that you can interact, observe, and learn about everyday customs daily and casually.


    Joker Hostel

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    Joker Hostel Ubud
    Joker Hostel Ubud is located within walking distance of many attractions | © Joker Hostel /

    Located within walking distance to Ubud’s best galleries, restaurants, and attractions, this hostel has a team of helpful staff that will gladly provide information, tour guide services, transportation, and other booked activities upon request—cycling, cooking classes, trekking, and more. But this hostel is also excellent for your time staying in, with spacious private or shared room, cozy living area, full kitchen, patio, and other modern facilities.

    Ngurah Hostel

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    This charming hostel feels so intimate and warm you’d feel at home in its clean white rooms (dorm or private), open common space, kitchen, and backyard swimming pool surrounded by greenery. Guests will find themselves at the heart of Ubud, with the market, palace, and some art galleries within walking distance of the property. The area itself is a hotspot for cycling and fishing.

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