Kuta is a bustling Indonesian city located along the coast of Bali. Filled to the brim with busy markets, bars and beach clubs, this seaside city is a popular destination for young travelers looking to have fun. With so many hostels located in this city, it’s no wonder budget-conscious travelers flock here.

The location near the airport makes this a convenient destination to begin and end a complete tour of Bali. 

One of the great things about this city for backpackers is that it is totally walkable. There is a boardwalk along Kuta Beach that passes by several bars and markets as well as the Beachwalk mall and the Bali Sea Turtle Society. Travelers that want to explore beyond the beach area can walk or take taxis to the many art galleries, museums and water parks. With its big surf culture, Kuta is also a great place to catch some waves or shop for some new surf gear. 

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Kuta has many budget hotels and hostels, and it can be difficult for travelers who have never been here to decide where to stay. Below is a list of the six best hostels in Kuta to make the decision easier. 

Lokal Bali Hostel

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Highlights of the Hostel

  • Year-round outdoor swimming pool. 
  • Free breakfast everyday. 
  • Centrally located.
  • Next to the Asana Spa.

A stay at the Lokal Bali Hostel makes landing in Kuta easy with its airport transfer service and free breakfast. Many guests book this hostel for a night and then decide to extend their stays after realizing how nice the facilities and staff are. A year-round outdoor swimming pool and spacious common areas give this hostel a very relaxing atmosphere. Choose a two-person room for more privacy or book one of the dorms and make new friends. 

The décor of Lokal Bali Hostel is rustic chic with plenty of greenery and cushioned lounge chairs in the outdoor areas. Guests consistently remark that the staff here is excellent and the facilities are kept very clean. Located adjacent to the Asana Spa, the Lokal Bali is a relaxing retreat amidst a busy hub city. 

Beach Hut Hostel

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Highlights of the Hostel

  • Pool table in the common area. 
  • Free breakfast. 
  • Outdoor swimming pool.
  • Walking distance to quiet beaches.

The Beach Hut Hostel has a modern loft design and laid-back, friendly atmosphere. With an outdoor pool, spacious common areas and a large dining room, this is a great hostel to kick back and make new friends from around the world. Those who don’t feel like preparing their own food can take advantage of the bar, café and restaurant that are located onsite. 

Guests staying at this hostel are conveniently situated just 10 minutes walk away from the airport and five minutes walk away from the Pantai Jerman beach. Travelers who appreciate quieter, less crowded beaches without the party atmosphere will love this location.

The hostel is also just five minutes’ walk away from the Lippo Mall where there is a movie theater and dozens of shops and restaurants to explore. 

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Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel

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Highlights of the Hostel

  • Outdoor swimming pool.
  • Private rooms with private bathrooms.
  • Café on site.
  • Relaxing common area.

Centrally located and just minutes from the beach boardwalk, the Pudak Sari Unizou hostel is a relaxing retreat for international travelers. With a shared kitchen area and spacious common area, guests can meet new friends while cooking or watching the flat-screen TV.

Guests that want more privacy during their stay also have the option of booking a private room with a queen-sized bed and a private bathroom. 

Outside, a beautiful statue of Ganesh greets guests at the picturesque swimming pool area. Those who have booked a private room will enjoy direct access to the pool from their room door. Guests say that Kuta Beach is close enough to walk to, but far enough away that loud noise from the busy party spot is not an issue at night.

Puri Rama Hostel

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Highlights of the Hostel

  • Two outdoor pools and swim-up bar. 
  • Pool table and table tennis.
  • Movie theater. 
  • Centrally located near Kuta Beach
  • Free breakfast.

Those looking for a centrally located, laid-back hostel with the luxury amenities of a resort should look no further. The Puri Rama Hostel is just minutes from the heart of Kuta Beach and has two outdoor swimming pools. The large resort-style pools are complete with floating beanbag chairs, and one of the pools even has a swim-up bar. Surrounding the pools are lounge chairs, more beanbag chairs and plenty of quiet areas amidst the luscious tropical gardens. 

Inside the hostel, you’ll find a common area with plenty of activities including pool and table tennis. The “Hang-Over Hang-Out” has beanbag chairs and a movie projector screen. Catering to their guests, the friendly staff serves free breakfast everyday and arranges tours of the city.

Choose from a budget dorm-style room or one of the luxury private rooms. All rooms are equipped with their own bathrooms, and the private rooms have mini-fridges. 

H-Ostel

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Highlights of the Hostel

  • Rooftop bar. 
  • Pod-style beds with privacy screens.
  • Free breakfast. 
  • Walk to Kuta Beach. 
  • Board games, puzzles and TV in the common area.

This artistically ornamented building contains a clean and friendly hostel that is located in the heart of Kuta, walking distance from Kuta Beach. Guests who stay in the dorm rooms will enjoy privacy as the standard and queen-sized beds are designed likes pods with attached roller blinds.

H-Ostel staff pampers their guests, offering everything a traveler needs including security lockers, toiletries, towels and a delicious free breakfast. 

While nearby Kuta Beach has plenty of bars and nightclubs, guests staying at H-Ostel may be content to just hang out on the hostel’s rooftop bar. The onsite bar offers a stunning panoramic view of the beach that’s spectacular at sunset. Inside, there is a relaxing lounge area where guests can watch the large screen LED TV, catch up on some computer work in the business center or make themselves a snack in the shared kitchen facilities.

Da’Housetel

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Highlights of the Hostel

  • Free dinner.
  • Outdoor swimming pool.
  • Attached fitness center.
  • Onsite bar. 

Travelers that are looking for a tranquil hostel that’s a little further from Kuta Beach and the main party areas may want to consider Da’Housetel. The rustic retreat features cool thatched roofs, a friendly outdoor dining area, a beautiful garden, an onsite bar and an outdoor pool.

Inside, there are mixed dorms as well as private rooms, all equipped with air conditioning. Da’Housetel offers guests a free dinner, which is different than the typical free breakfast that’s usually offered at other hostels. 

Guests who are staying at Da’Housetel can enjoy the adjacent Rai Fitness Center, which offers day passes for people that are just passing through the city. The gym has a pool, sauna and plenty of fitness equipment. Nearby, there are many vegetarian and non-vegetarian cafes as well as a spa. The beach is a short taxi ride away.


Travelers to Kuta will be a short walk or taxi ride from the beach no matter which hostel they select. The only question is, do guests want to be in the heart of the party or do they want to be tucked further away from the center and enjoy more peace and quiet?

For guests that want to drink, dine and dance, one of the hostels located right on Kuta Beach would provide a fun party atmosphere. Guests that want to relax, take in some of the art galleries and meditate at one of the spas should choose a hostel that’s a little further from the beach. Either way, travelers to Kuta are sure to enjoy the region’s scrumptious Balinese food, friendly culture and beautiful artworks.