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 Gianyar. To help you make friends with Gianyar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, is a region on the popular Indonesian island Bali. While the name Gianyar does not ring a bell for most -- even those that visit Bali -- many people traveling around Bali actually do visit it. Gianyar is a region that is a quite central, narrow strip on Bali and stretches to the sea east of Bali’s capital Denpasar. One of the most popular destinations in Bali -- Ubud -- is within the Gianyar region. However, when a Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia hostel is marked as such, it is usually in the countryside and not specifically in the city.
It is not true for all Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia hostels, but generally booking a hostel in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, allows you to be closer to nature and being further away from the tourist crowds on Bali like you would experience in the popular towns, including Ubud. This also means that shops and restaurants are not always next door, but instead you may wake up in a forest-like environment or next door to the rice fields.
Gianyar, Indonesia, is a great place to book your hostel in Bali if you want to emerge yourself in the local culture. Some of the most interesting temples to visit are located in Gianyar, such as Pura Tirta Empul Temple and the Goa Gajah; sites in nature like waterfalls are also prevalent here. Gianyar is also the region to visit some of the rice fields, as well as some coffee farms where you can see how the coffee on Bali is processed -- and of course taste some!
There are several Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia hostels and cheap private accommodations that are not in Ubud. Because those Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia hostels are typically not connected with public transport, the best way to get to the hostel and explore the area is by motorbike. Your Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia hostel can help you with renting an affordable motorbike. They may also be able to get you a car with driver for a surprisingly affordable price.
Written by local enthusiast for Gianyar hostelsMartin Straatman