This coastal attraction at the southern tip of Bali in Indonesia, has been a favorite destination for travelers abroad. Admiring the Uluwatu’s temple, landmarks and the local activities are great for any adventure’s plans. 

As this peninsula leads as a surfer’s getaway, one of its main attractions is the clifftop temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, which houses a forest of monkeys and surfing escapades. In addition, a traveler can enjoy a Kecak fire dance during the evening with performers who light the temple grounds singing light tunes across the ocean sunset turning on the vacation mode button. 

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Get ready to see blue, because Uluwatu has a beach on every corner. A few to search for are the Balangan, Pandawa, Dreamland, Bingin, Suluban and Padang Padang. Vacationers have access to surfing breaks, golf courses and small businesses from restaurants to day clubs. 

When you arrive at Uluwatu, unite with other backpackers at a weekend hot spot like the Single Finn. They host Sunday sessions with delicious meals and deep-house music. Or experience other temples that you can find everywhere while admiring the offerings along the sidewalks. Afterwards, rest at one of these top hostels to prepare for your next backpacking adventure.

SR Hostel Uluwatu

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $8 / 16-dorm 4.4/5 Map

Highlights of the hostel:

  • Hot showers
  • Free Buffett dinner every night
  • Scooter rentals available
  • Shuttle service Grab or GO-JEK
  • Party bus 3x/week for nearby excursions
  • Big lockers 
  • Pool
  • BBQ/Bar
  • Supermarkets/restaurants nearby

Located in eastern Uluwatu near the Geger, Gunung Payung, Green Bowl and Melasti beaches with free day trips that include surf breaks, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

A shuttle bus service is provided to the nearby hot spots around the island. Backpackers are greeted with a friendly staff while enjoying a night with spacious pod beds in either dorm or private rooms with air conditioning.

All of the main amenities for a quality stay are available. Also, travelers can participate in the hostel’s hosted events or enjoy the pool with other backpackers. Every night there is a Buffett style feast served family-style.

Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu

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

Highlights of the hostel:

  • Hot showers
  • Free dinner every night
  • Airport transfers
  • Scooter rentals available
  • Shuttle service
  • Staff helps book boat tickets, tours, surf lessons
  • Live music
  • BBQ, games and entertainment
  • Surfing storage
  • Card phones

This luxury hostel is in the southern part of Uluwatu near the beach coasts of Green Bowl, Pandawa and Melasti with a 3-5 minute drive away. As travelers are greeted with smiles, there are either private or dorm rooms available with an exotic outdoor communal shower and toilet.

Continuing, there are two common areas with outdoor gardens and a pool with a sunbathing feature. Backpackers can enjoy their air-conditioned rooms that are full of amenities that include a communal kitchen, laundry facility, and cable tv.

The staff can help you prepare for your next local activity with booking arrangements and information on the area.

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Bali Bobo Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $8 / 10-dorm 5/5 Map

Highlights of the hostel:

  • Free Breakfast
  • Book Exchange
  • 24-hour check in
  • Big lockers
  • Hot showers
  • BBQ, games and pool
  • ATM/Currency Exchange
  • Near airport
  • Scooter, bicycles and car rentals
  • Staff helps with information/tours 

This hostel is near the northeast part of Uluwatu near Jimbaran. A cozy homestay surrounded by beaches like Pandang Pandang, Dreamland Balangan Green Bowl and more. Conveniently travelers can access an airport, visa office, local restaurants, sightseeing adventures, surfing excursions and supermarkets.

They can arrive at any time with their 24-hour check-in, comfortable beds, privacy feature of a black-out curtains and big lockers. Enjoy the hot showers and free breakfasts in one of the three common areas or by their pool.

Get to meet new people around the hostel as you can sit on the bean bags while enjoying free coffee or tea. Or look up at the stars on their outdoor terraces during your evening.

Karma Backpacker House

Book on Hostelworld Book on 4.1/5 Map

Highlights of the hostel:

  • Free dinner every night
  • Uber rides available
  • Scooter rentals or Ojek taxi available
  • Shuttle service GRAB
  • Staff helps book local activities
  • Near ATM/currency exchange
  • Near airport

Right in the heart of Uluwatu, this hostel is a 10-15 minute scooter ride to the beaches along the southern and western edges of the peninsula. Backpackers can still access temples, local eateries, supermarkets and more.

While newcomers that are arriving from the airport can travel 30 minutes to this hostel from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Get comfortable travelers when sleeping under the dorm bedrooms with an air-conditioned bedside.

A great communal area is provided with bean bags for travelers to have long talks while sipping on free coffee or tea refreshments. The friendly staff can provide vacationers with a shuttle service for beaches, late-night festivities or help with booking fire dances and boats excursions along with scooter rentals.

Uluwatu Backpackers

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $15 / 3-dorm 4.3/5 Map

Highlights of the hostel:

  • Bar available
  • Sunbathing area by pool
  • Lounge areas
  • Near motorbike rentals
  • Near convenient store
  • Hot showers 

This affordable option is near Bukit surround by beaches, local attractions such as the Sunset Point and Tara Green Hydroponic Farm. The spacious beds are ideal for an active traveler who enjoys an air-conditioned room and showers.

If they are wanting to use their amenities, they provide a pool with a sunbathing feature or can lounge in the garden at night with illuminated lights. Or have the staff help you with their recommendations for a nearby local restaurant or cultural adventure. Then, relax after your hike in their yard-like lounging areas.

Pecatu Guest House & Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on from $15 / 3-dorm 3.8/5 Map

Highlights of the hostel:

  • Hot showers
  • Motorbike rentals
  • Airport transfers
  • Shuttle services
  • Games and entertainment
  • Near Airport
  • Pool
  • In-house spa

Located near Pecatu, this hostel and guesthouse are 10 minutes away from Uluwatu Temple, and near Single Finn and Sundays Beach Club. If you are arriving to the peninsula, the travel time from the airport is about 45 minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Everyone can enjoy their spacious dorm rooms or book a private room with air conditioning, hot showers and a balcony outside for gazing at sunsets. The tropical greenery surrounds the rooms and if you are ready for game night head out to the large common area.

Meet and greet with other travelers with their selection of affordable drinks and food that are available with a pool provided for recreation. 

After resting at one of these hostels, there are many clifftop views, beaches and unique adventures you can drift off to during your stay. Not only does the Uluwatu Temple offer fire dances at night, they have a day trip hike you can enjoy in the nearby forest. But beware of the monkeys, they will grab your jewelry or small loose accessories. There is the Ulu Cliffhouse that is perched at the cliff’s edge giving travelers amazing photo opportunities while offering a bar, restaurant, and a lounging area. This is free for you to explore if there isn’t a booked event. 

The beaches are pretty much everywhere not only for surfing but snorkeling, kayaking or just sunbathing. While you are capturing the sandy beaches, take a break around a local cafe in the morning for one their favorites espressos.

Afterwards, visit a day club that hosts music with a pool, bar and restaurant nearby. Or maybe the ocean is giving you a craving for seafood, so treat yourself and reserve a dinner for two at Jimbaran Bay. 

During the evenings, Padang Padang beach is known for their Saturday night beach parties and you can head out to a afterparty at a mini-mart where they have drinks and music playing in the background. When Sunday arrives, head out to a luxury relax spot at the Sunday’s Beach club where there are delicious eats and nightlife bonfires.