Hostels in Denpasar, Indonesia

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Get to know Denpasar (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Denpasar. To help you make friends with Denpasar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Denpasar is the capital and most populated city of Bali. It is the city where most tourists arrive as the only airport of the island is located here. However, it is not worth staying at a hostel here much longer than it takes to rest after a long flight, as the city offers little charm and very few attractions and is the perfect example of an overcrowded and extremely polluted Asian city. In fact, most foreigners stop here only to arrange visa issues, do some shopping for electronics, or enjoy the cheap food that's sold at prices unseen in any other parts of the island.

The few sights that the city boasts include the Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali, which offers an exhibition about Balinese culture; the Pura Jagatnatha, a state temple dedicated to Sanghyang Widi; and the Bajra Sandhi Monument, an impressive monument celebrating Bali's history. If you are not in search of museums, however, you are better off booking a hostel elsewhere, such as taking day trips from Denpasar to the nice beach resort towns of Sanur (thirty minutes from Denpasar), Seminyak (twenty minutes from Denpasar), Nusa Dua (forty minutes from Denpasar), or discover one of the spectacular centuries-old Hindu temples, including Uluwatu to the south and Tanah Lot to the west.

Transportation from Denpasar to the most popular tourist attractions is quite easy, even if you're staying in a hostel and you do not have your own vehicle. The modern and air-conditioned Sarbagita buses take people around the southern part of the island for a reasonable fee. Because of its location right in the middle of the island, Denpasar has a very warm climate with temperature constantly in the zone of twenty-eight to thirty-three degrees Celsius.

Written by local enthusiast for Denpasar hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Denpasar hostels JudyM

FAQ about Denpasar Hostels

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A hostel in Denpasar costs on average $9 for a dorm. A hostel in Denpasar with private rooms costs on average $20. shows all 10 Hostels in Denpasar. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 10 hostels in Denpasar, Indonesia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Denpasar such as
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Ratih Bali Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Denpasar.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Denpasar

Your Packing List for Denpasar

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Denpasar Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Denpasar, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
10 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$20 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Denpasar
Ratih Bali Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Denpasar
Ratih Bali Hostel is the best rated
Most Denpasar hostels are located in
5.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Sanur (6 Km / 3 mi.)
Kuta Utara (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Seminyak (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Canggu (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Legian (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Umalas (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Sukawati (10 Km / 6 mi.)

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