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The Best Backpacker Hostels in Bali

The Best Backpacker Hostels in Bali

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Updated: 16 November 2017
Boasting neat, well-decorated rooms that often come with pools, homey lounges and prime surroundings, even the most stylish hostels in Bali are not as expensive as you’d think. If you’re looking to slash the accommodation budget in order to stay longer or afford more adventures, staying at hostels is one easy compromise to make, especially when there are backpacker hostels this good in Bali.

Tanaya Bed & Breakfast

It’s not hard to spot Tanaya’s charming façade in the heart of Kuta. Its location is perfect strategic for tourists who would like to try it all: fancy dining, affordable local street food, high-end boutiques, traditional markets, surfing lessons, and, most of all, sunsets and fun days at the beach. Between the prime location, homey modern interior, and ample facilities (including internet library, café, and airport transfer), Tanaya is an irresistible choice for backpackers.

M Boutique Hostel

The stylish and tastefully-decorated hostel almost feels like luxury, but has a casual feel. The sophisticated, minimalist design with an earthy mood makes even the capsule beds look exceedingly comfortable. M Boutique Hostel offers all facilities and services necessary for effortless but modern living, from a laundry service, high-speed Wi-Fi access, and swimming pool.

Bread & Jam

Bread & Jam promises budget accommodation with style, and they deliver with a fashionable boutique-style hostel with ultimate comfort. Clean white rooms of bunk beds with stunning turquoise highlights make a soothing sight that goes perfectly with the tropical island vibe. Located in downtown Kuta, guests can enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere while still being only minutes away from the most bustling part of the island. Bread & Jam caters to every backpacker’s needs, offering an 11-bed mixed dorm, 10-bed female dorm, 8-bed capsule, 4-bed family room and 2-bed private room.

Kosta Hostel

The calming white-and-blue shades, cozy rustic design, tropical greenery, opulent pool and stunning daybeds, Kosta Hostel has pretty much everything you’ve ever imagined for an exotic island getaway. And perhaps the one thing more beautiful than Kosta’s own atmosphere is its philosophy. Carrying sustainability and eco-travel principles, the stunning property was made from recycled old houses. The combination of design and vision makes this establishment comforting for both the eyes and the soul. Kosta Hostel is also strategically located in Seminyak, close enough to conveniently venture to the hip bars and clubs, but private enough for a tranquil day in paradise.

The Farm Hostel

Located in the hip, quirky beach town of Canggu, The Farm Hostel offers its guests a true Balinese lifestyle, situated between rice fields and tropical gardens. The hostel’s surroundings, interior, facilities and activities (such as yoga sessions and cliff jumping) promote a well-balanced and rounded stay that centers around nature and wellness. The strategic location puts The Farm in the same neighborhood as Canggu’s most famed destinations —restaurants, cafés, concept stores, sunset bars, and yes, the beaches full of surfers.

Kayun Hostel

Located in a cool neighborhood of Kuta–with its lively bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, beach scene and more–Kayun Hostel has a stunning design and modern facilities. There is a wide range of rooms to accommodate all needs and budgets, from a 16-bed dorm to private rooms. Female guests can also opt for the 10-bed ladies-only dorm. Their newest establishment, Kayun Downtown, is located in neighboring Legian.

In Da Lodge

Located in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s art and culture capital, this budget accommodation offers a relaxed atmosphere away from other hectic, touristy parts of Bali. Take a dip in the stunning pool or lounge on colorful beanbags overlooking the green rice fields with a beer in hand while talking to fellow travelers. The earthy, tranquil lodging is also located near the famed Campuhan Ridge, so guests will also be just minutes away from adventures —trekking, cycling, rafting, and temple tours.

Lay Day Surf Hostel

Staying true to its name, Lay Day Surf Hotel caters to both the fun and relaxing side of your tropical getaway. The versatile space makes a great spot to chill with a bottle of cold beer in hand, as well as for night-long parties with Canggu’s surfer crowd. Guests can also spend their day by the pool, on the cozy beanbags or at the bar in between conquering Canggu’s addictive waves.