Hostels in Bali Hostels in Bali

You are looking for hostels in Bali? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Bali hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Bali.

All Cities in Bali

We list every single hostel in Bali and the world. In total, we have 37 cities in Bali for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Bali hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Bali. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Bali

Bali, an Indonesian island located between Java and Lombok, is the main tourist destination in the country. Here you can feel the real Asia and at the same time, you can escape for amazing beaches, good surf, a happening nightlife, and excellent hostels -- it's the perfect mix for your vacation!

Bali, a small volcanic island, houses one of the few Hindu societies in the whole of southeast Asia. It is very rich in culture and has amazing landscapes including the rice fields (really beautiful terraces in the interior of the island) and volcanoes on the north and northeast side of the island. If you enjoy trekking and beautiful sunrises viewed from the summit of volcanoes, you must climb Mount Agung –- it's hard trekking, but totally worth it -- or Mount Batur, which is easier and has an incredible lake at the bottom. Here you can also see some festivals in the temples at the bottom of the mountains that are really important in Balinese culture.

If you are looking for nice beaches and a party, Canggu is the place to be. It's eight kilometers of golden sand –- although the central area has a little bit darker sand -– with good surf waves. If you just want to visit the beach and chill out, head to Nusa Lembongan, a traditional backpackers destination, or the peaceful beaches in the east coast (Amed is the best) or Lovina in the north, near awesome places for snorkeling. The cultural center of the island, Ubud, is definitely worth a visit.

The most common way to arrive in Bali is by airplane through the international airport "Ngurah Rai International Airport" just south of Kuta. Transportation by bus and ferry to other islands is plentiful but sometimes not very cheap.

There are plenty of hostels in Bali, and there are also other cheap accommodations if you are traveling in couple or with a group of friends - the so called Homestays.

During high season, the island gets very crowded and you should get your accommodation in advance. Bali's hostels are nice, with plenty of information about traveling around Bali and other islands in Indonesia. Usually you can hire surfboards in the hostels, if not, just go to the beach!

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Travel Tips for Bali - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bali. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bali. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Bali

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Bali?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Bali here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Bali safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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