The Best Backpacker Hostels in Bali

Mana Earthly Paradise is all about sustainability, with zero-waste mattresses, solar panels and furniture made from reclaimed wood
Mana Earthly Paradise is all about sustainability, with zero-waste mattresses, solar panels and furniture made from reclaimed wood | Courtesy of Mana Earthly Paradise / Expedia
Even the most stylish hostels in Bali aren’t as expensive as you’d think. If you want something low-budget without compromising on quality, check out our choices of clean, well-maintained rooms that often come with a pool, lounge or a prime location.

Kos One Hostel, Canggu

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Kos One Hostel is a little slice of paradise, with views of rice fields and the colossal Mount Agung volcano. The wave-shaped pool comes complete with a twisting slide, over-water swing and a spherical swim-up bar as the centrepiece, serving refreshing tipples like salt-rimmed margaritas. Balancing out its pulsing DJ nights and sunset barbecues is also a fitness studio, hosting a range of high intensity workouts and daily yoga classes. Dorms can sleep up to four and are mixed or female only, each includes charging points, reading lights and mini wardrobes.
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M Boutique Hostel, Seminyak

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The stylish and tastefully decorated hostel feels like luxury, but has a casual vibe. 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 modern living from a laundry service and high-speed Wi-Fi access to a swimming pool.

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Bread and Jam Hostel, Kuta

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Bread & Jam promises budget accommodation with style, and boy does it deliver. Clean white rooms of bunk beds with stunning turquoise highlights make for a soothing sight that goes perfectly with the tropical island vibe. Located in downtown Kuta, guests can enjoy a laid-back atmosphere while only minutes away from the central hub of the island. Bread & Jam caters to every backpacker’s needs, offering an 11-bed mixed dorm, 10-bed female dorm, eight-bed capsule, four-bed family room and two-bed private room.

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Kosta Hostel, Seminyak

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With calming white-and-blue shades, cozy rustic design, tropical greenery, a pool and comfortable 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: emphasising 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 strategically located in Seminyak, close to local bars and clubs, but private enough for a tranquil day in paradise.

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Budget, Eco friendly

Kayun hostel, Kuta

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Located in the cool neighbourhood of Kuta, with its lively bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, and beach scene, Kayun hostel is modern and stylish in equal measure. The selection of rooms caters for all needs and budgets, from a 16-bed mixed dorm to private rooms and a 10-bed female-only dorm. Its newest establishment, Kayun Downtown, is located in neighbouring Legian.

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In Da Lodge, Ubud

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Located in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s art-and-culture capital, this budget option offers a relaxed atmosphere in a quiet spot. Take a dip in the stunning pool or lounge on colourful beanbags overlooking the green rice fields with a beer in hand. The earthy, tranquil lodging is located near the famed Campuhan Ridge, meaning you’re only minutes from trekking, cycling, rafting and temple tours.

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Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel, Kuta

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The Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel sits in the heart of Kuta, steps from countless waterfront eateries and the popular Waterbom Bali waterpark. Ranging from eight-person dorms (both mixed and female-only) to private rooms sleeping two, rooms are airy and minimalist with white walls and wooden furnishings. Lose yourself in a book behind your bunk’s privacy curtain, soak up the sun with a dip in the hostel’s secluded pool or meet fellow travellers over food and films in the open-plan communal area.
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Casual, Relaxed, Modern, Stylish

Mana Earthly Paradise, Ubud

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In true Bali style, Mana Earthly Paradise is an eco-conscious sanctuary, hidden away in the mountains. Fusing traditional architecture with natural materials, the beehive-reminiscent villas are built by stacking bags of earth together like bricks, resulting in organic structures that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Each cavernous dwelling is decked out with sustainable features such as zero-waste mattresses, solar panels and furniture made from reclaimed wood. Pull up a seat at the onsite Mana Kitchen to tuck into homemade, probiotic fare such as its signature vege broth, made using heirloom vegetables from the on-site garden.
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Eco friendly, Design, Boutique, Outdoors, Wellness

Chloe Byrne contributed additional reporting to this article.

These recommendations were updated on August 27, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.