Best Hostels In Bali – Ideal For Solo Travellers (And Parties!)

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When it comes to finding the best hostels in Bali, there are a ton of cool options and areas to consider. The location, the atmosphere and the staff will make a huge difference in your stay, so think about what you want to do in Bali before deciding which hostel to book. Bali is quite a big island and it can be overwhelming to pick an area for an epic stay.  

Many of us will stop in Ubud, Canggu and Kuta, but there are also other cool spots such as Seminyak and Uluwatu that are worth visiting. Has news of the volcano been putting you off Bali? You need to read this article about Why It’s Safe To Travel To Bali.

If you want to make sure your hostel is going to be clean, comfortable and perfect for meeting others, check out this list of the best hostels in Bali. There are options for every kind of budget whether you’re a backpacker, a flashpacker or even a digital nomad looking for a cheap place for a longer stay, you will be able to enjoy a solid Wi-Fi connection as well as chill vibes and hopefully make some new friends to discover Bali with. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a little luxury I suggest you check out these top hotels in Bali. Fancy something a little different? Why not try an eco stay?

PRO TIP: If you’re planning to travel to Bali, be it on a budget or on a luxury tour, I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to have decent travel insurance – especially if you plan on riding a bike or scooter! I always use World Nomads, as they’re known as the best insurer for backpackers and long-term travellers.

Wondering when is the best time to go to Bali? Check out my Bali Weather guide.

Best hostels in Bali – Canggu The Surfer Hot Spot

La Boheme, Canggu

La Boheme Canggu is a brand new hostel that opened in September 2017. You might be familiar with the name as they also own sister hostels in the Gili’s and in Flores.  

It is located a few minutes away from the beach and Finn’s Club and you will be surrounded by some of the best restaurants in town. Bonus: You can even find amazing coffee a few metres away. La Boheme provides free Wi-Fi, a pool and free pancake mix available at all times for you to cook your own pancakes! Can it get any better?


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Surf Lodge, Canggu

Not too far from Echo beach, Surf Lodge Canggu is such a homey hostel. With its modern vibes, top cleanliness standards and chill atmosphere, there is enough to please any kind of backpacker.

You can easily reach the beach in less than 6 minutes, there is free Wi-Fi, a pool and also private rooms. You won’t regret this pick!


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The Project Hostel and Cafe, Canggu

The Project Hostel and Cafe is surrounded by good restaurants! They are known for their super staff and for their amazing coffees and breakfast. Some features include free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It’s the perfect spot to relax and chill out. The rooms are unique and pretty clean.

You can rent a motorbike and explore the surroundings as well as the beach.

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The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel, Canggu

The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel is only a few minutes away from the beach. Not too far from the famous Old Man’s Bar, the location is absolutely perfect! Dorms offer you a bit more privacy as beds have curtains.

Features include a pool and free Wi-Fi. They also have a pretty relaxed area where you can sunbathe on a bean bag. The staff is known to be great, rooms are clean and the atmosphere is one of the best you can find out there. Surrounded by restaurants, you will have many options to pick from!

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The Farm Hostel, Canggu

The Farm Hostel is known by many backpackers in Canggu, Bali. With its unique look, privacy (even in the dorms), and amazing terrace, it is really hard not to fall for it.  The Farm Hostel might be a bit more pricey than its competitors but you simply need to take a quick look around to want to hang out there!

Surrounded by good restaurants and not too far from the beach makes its location brilliant! Also, they provide a fully equipped kitchen, which isn’t available in most hostels in Bali.

Best hostels in Bali – Ubud for Yogis and Culture

Ubud is the cultural hub of Bali and no trip to the island of the gods would be complete without a few days here. Apart from the hostels listed below, it’s also a fantastic place for yoga.

Jero di Bisma Hostel, Ubud

Right in the heart of Ubud you can find Jero di Bisma Hostel, which is also one of the best sellers in town! You can enjoy your privacy even if you are sharing a dorm. The rooms are impeccable and they provide Wi-Fi.

The staff is super welcoming and warm and most travelers love their family vibes and great breakfast.

Mahana Muwa Hostel, Ubud

Mahana Muwa Hostel is another great pick in Ubud! Sip your tea while enjoying the views from the terrace or grab a drink at the bar. The location is absolutely brilliant!

The rooms are clean and very comfortable. They also have a special touch with their breakfast served in bed! Can it get any better?



Best hostels in Bali – Best of the rest 

Bali Caps, Kuta

Located in Kuta, Bali Caps is one of the cheapest/best options for backpackers. Offering free Wi-Fi, barbecue and a pool table, the atmosphere is surely great!

The breakfast is known to be good and guests are loving the location! Rooms offer privacy, comfortable beds and they are pretty cozy. You can also hang out on the rooftop which is a cool option to enjoy the views!

Kosta Hostel, Seminyak

It’s not always easy to find a budget option in Seminyak but Kosta Hostel is affordable and its look is pretty unique! Features include free Wi-Fi, a pool and a beautiful sun terrace. You can also enjoy a meal on site in their own restaurant.

Known for its cleanliness, awesome relaxing vibes and great staff, it’s a brilliant pick! Seminyak is full of great restaurants and bohemian culture and is excellent for shopping. You should definitely consider stopping there!


Home-Bience Hostel, Uluwatu

Known for its epic sunsets and for its surfing culture, Uluwatu is worth visiting! Home-Bience Hostel is the place to pick if you are after family and friendly atmosphere. There is even  a barbecue and a terrace. It’s a brilliant choice!

This brand new hostel also offers a great breakfast with a homey atmosphere! Feel like at home in Bali!

Are you planning to go to Bali soon? Which hostel would you pick?

  • rebecca
    December 12, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Oh how this makes me want to book a flight to Bali just because the hostels are amazing!