Bali has been steadily gaining popularity as a destination for travelers of all types. Known as the “Island of the Gods,” it’s just one of the 17,000+ islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

There are beaches and bars, cliffs to climb, and lagoons to snorkel in. There are thousands of Hindu temples around the island, and the architecture of the buildings is a blend of modern and historic construction.

An island with such beauty and diversity would typically be expected to be extremely expensive to visit, but that is not the case.

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With luxurious hostels at very budget-friendly prices, it’s no wonder why the island has been a popular destination for decades.

No matter what type of traveler you are, you are guaranteed to find plenty of activities to enjoy during your Balinese adventure. 

BEST HOSTELS IN CANGGU

Kos One Hostel

Luxurious + PARTY + great for SOLO TRAVELERS + EVENTS OPEN TO NOT-GUESTS

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $23 / 4-dorm 4.8/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights Include:

  • Pools and jacuzzis 
  • Restaurant
  • Sundeck
  • Fitness Studio

Weekly Events (open to non-guests also):

  • Monday Movie Night – Bean bags & popcorn
  • Tuesday Tadasana – Yoga Session in the gym or on a beautiful terrace – 5 PM
  • Wednesday Pool Party – starts at 12 PM
  • Thursday Salsa Night
  • Saturday Pool Party – free drink from 12 PM to 3 PM
  • Sunday BBQ

In the center of one of Bali’s exciting and fun neighborhoods lies the Kos One Hostel, a modern boutique hostel. It’s walking distance to many of the activities that Canggu has to offer including the beach, bars, and restaurants.

When travelers do not want to leave to find something fun to do, there are great amenities and events held on the property as well. Reviews of the hostel rave about the quality of the pools and jacuzzis, onsite restaurant, free yoga, fitness studio, and more.

Although it’s considered a hostel because of the dorm-style accommodations, many visitors stand by the idea that this is one of the only hostel-like elements of the property. Staying at the Kos One feels more like staying at a boutique hotel to many of its guests.

The Farm Hostel Canggu

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $19 / 8-dorm 4.6/5 Map

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights Include:

  • Pools
  • Bar
  • Complimentary daily breakfast

The Farm is a place that was initially created with the desire to provide travelers with affordable accommodations that provided everything that they could want or need.

This hostel is dedicated to allowing its guests to experience the beauty of the Balinese lifestyle, using locally sourced decor and hiring locals as on-site management. Guests can hang out at different places around the hostel, and many have left positive reviews about the social aspect of the property.

The beautiful pool is a great place for guests to mingle with other travelers, and the on-site bar is another hot-spot for guests to chill out while planning or discussing the day’s adventures. 

BEST HOSTELS IN UBUD

Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.6) Booking.com (*9.2) Starts at ($24) for 8 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

Highlights Include:

  • Daily yoga class
  • Social pool
  • Cafe
  • Weekly social gatherings 

Puri Garden blends the traditional hotel and hostel experiences together in a wonderful way. The property itself is peaceful, complete with a temple to highlight the Balinese culture, but is also right in the middle of the action of Ubud.

Puri Garden boasts a large pool surrounded by hammocks and green space, perfect for guests to gather and get to know each other. The property also has a Ubudian cafe that serves both Asian and Western classics. To add on to the fun, the Puri Garden staff often plans day trips with activities like visiting local schools or rice terraces for its guests.

With daily free yoga, the occasional free massage or pedicure, and daily free breakfast, it isn’t hard to see why guests say that they love every minute of their stays at Puri Garden.

Arya Wellness Retreat

Book on Hostelworld  from $18 / 4-dorm 4.9/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights Include:

  • Pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Free daily massages
  • Free daily fitness classes

As its name suggests, the Arya Wellness Retreat Hostel really puts an emphasis on helping its guests relax and unwind. The hostel is located just steps away from the main shops and sights in the heart of Ubud, and feels like a slice of paradise once inside. Many guests enjoy the social life that thrives within the Wellness Retreat, whether they are attending gatherings at the pool or in the garden.

A stay at this hostel includes a plethora of free daily wellness activities such as meditation, yoga, pilates, fitness classes, and massages. Guests can start their day off with free breakfast, and enjoy many social events throughout the day like healing circles, movie nights, cooking classes, and family dinners.

While there are a lot of things to do right outside of the door, there are also plenty of opportunities to have a great time without ever leaving the property.

BEST HOSTELS IN SEMINYAK

Capsule Hotel Bali – New Seminyak

Book on Hostelworld from $10 / 14-dorm 4.3/5 Map

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Highlights Include:

  • Mini-restaurant 
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Rooftop terrace

If you are looking for a hostel that lets you meet people, lay down your head, and party all in the same place, the Capsule Hotel should be right up your alley! The Capsule Hotel is a self-proclaimed “party hostel,” and previous guests confirm that this title is well-earned.

The hostel is a short walk away from nightlife, restaurants, and bars, but all of these things can be found right on the property as well. The onsite bar promises cheap drinks and free dinners are sometimes served at the mini-restaurant. There is also a lap pool that is home to weekly hostel-sponsored events, among many other events held regularly.

BEST HOSTELS IN KUTA

Puri Rama Hostel, Kuta

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $9 / 4-dorm 3.7/5 Map

Highlights Include:

  • Two swimming pools
  • A swim-up bar
  • 22-jet jacuzzi

If you are looking for a mix between a traditional Balinese style hostel and the luxurious amenities that many modern hostels offer, the Puri Rama Hostel just might be perfect for you.

The Puri Rama is a one minute walk away from the Kuta night district, making it super close to the action if you are looking to party!

While booking the hostel, you will be given a selection of four different types of room accommodations, one of which is sure to fit your needs exactly. Puri Rama is one of Bali’s biggest hostels, complete with two pools and a 22-jet jacuzzi. One of the pools also has a swim-up bar, and both pools are awesome places to meet other guests. 

Lokal Bali Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $14 / 13-dorm 4.7/5 Map

Highlights Include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Free daily breakfast
  • Common spaces

The Lokal Bali Hostel is a traditional hostel with a rustic Balinese flair. Upon arrival, guests enjoy the extremely close proximity to the airport, along with the friendly and knowledgeable staff.

The hostel provides its guests with a free breakfast each day that they are there to ensure that they get a good start to their days in Kuta. There is also a quaint resort-style swimming pool for guests to enjoy throughout the day.

The swimming pool is a great place to mingle with other guests, but there is also an internet corner along with other common spaces. 

BEST HOSTELS IN ULUWATU

Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $11 / 4-dorm 4.5/5 Map

Highlights Include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Gardens
  • Communal areas
  • Restaurant

The Bali Beats Guesthouse is a newer hostel that is located close to many different beaches. Slightly separated from the Kuta nightlife scene, Bali Beats is the perfect place to get away and relax. The hostel has a swimming pool that also features an area that is perfect for sunbathing.

There are also two garden spaces and two common areas that can be used for guests to get to know the other people who are staying at the hostel. To end each day of adventures, Bali Beats offers a free dinner to the guests who reserve a spot at the onsite restaurant. 


Bali is a wonderful island to visit, and one does not have to break the bank in order to have a great time while staying on the island! Many of the activities available on the island simply require travelers to have a sense of adventure and a willingness to try something new.

Whether you are a seasoned tropical traveler or novice nomad, there is no doubt that you will see and experience amazing new things while visiting. Explore the land, dive into the sea, spend all day on the beach, or spend all night partying. Whatever you decide to do with your time in Bali, just remember to have fun!