Hostels in Lombok Hostels in Lombok

You are looking for hostels in Lombok? 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 Lombok 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 Lombok.

All Cities in Lombok

We list every single hostel in Lombok and the world. In total, we have 11 cities in Lombok 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 Lombok 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 Lombok. 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 Lombok

Lombok is one of the many stunning islands of Indonesia. It is the island located adjacent to Bali, from where you can get a ferry to Lombok for a fairly good price. Most people come to Lombok to spend time on the Gili Islands. There are loads of different hostels on the main island of Gili named Trawangan, or popularly known as Gili T. Fewer hostels exist on the smaller, less popular islands of Gili Air and Gili Meno. If you want to stay in a hostel here, it is a good idea to book in advance as hostel beds can go quickly.

The capital city of the island of Lombok is Mataram. Airplanes arrive and depart from the capital on a frequent basis, so fly there if that’s your preferred method of travel. When traveling from other islands, however, it is usually more convenient and cheaper to take a ferry. There are hostels available in Mataram if you are passing through, but otherwise there isn't really a great deal to do there. The same goes for Senggigi. This main tourist strip’s beaches aren't great and there isn't a lot to do here, but it is a great place to settle yourself in a hostel for a day to organize any other trips you want to do around Lombok and beyond. Some of the trips organized from here include climbing the incredible Mount Rinjani and taking a sailing trip across the northern coast of Indonesia through the Komodo Islands to see the Komodo dragons all the way over to Flores. If you organize these trips on the internet or from other islands, you will wind up paying more than if you make your plans in Senggigi and bargain with the vendors there.

Many surf junkies head south for the popular surfing that is to be had. There are hostels in the main area known as Kuta Lombok (and not to be confused with Kuta Bali). It is a much quieter region and the hostels in the area should have information on the best waves for the day and where to find them.

Traveling around Lombok is done by bus, which makes very infrequent stops and departures. Ask your hostel for advice on the best way to get around from place to place.

expert for Lombok hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Lombok hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Lombok - 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 Lombok. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Lombok. 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 Lombok

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 Lombok?

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 Lombok 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 Lombok 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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