Hostels in Kuta Lombok, Indonesia

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Get to know Kuta Lombok (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 Kuta Lombok. To help you make friends with Kuta Lombok before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Kuta Lombok (no more

Kuta (Lombok) is a village as well as beach destination in the southern part of the Indonesian island of Lombok. It offers visitors beautiful, quiet white sand beaches and a crystal clear sea. Around town, there are good surfing spots and undiscovered beaches. Most accommodations offer only private rooms, but there are a few hostels for those who are more open to meeting new friends.

Unlike Kuta Bali, Kuta Lombok is a more quiet beach town with serene beaches. It's also a good base to explore the rest of southern Lombok, where other practically abandoned beaches can be found. Tourism in Kuta Lombok only started to develop a few years ago, making the town far less commercialized and crowded than the more famous neighboring island Bali. Within an hour and a half drive from Kuta Lombok, visitors can also find beautiful hiking paths and waterfalls, ideal for swimming underneath. Each of those places outside Kuta Lombok can be reached easily by rented motorbike or organized tours. Most hostels as well as several shops on the main street rent motorbikes for a low cost.

Kuta Lombok is a small town with an equally small city centre. The centre is concentrated around Jalan Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, where most shops, local restaurants and tour operators can be found. A few hostels are also available in this area. Beware of possible scams when booking a tour from one of the shops in the street. Cases where guests were not picked up are not unheard of. The main street is also located a mere 5 minutes or less walking distance from the beach. Several bars can also be found on the main street, where visitors can enjoy a beer or other exotic drinks. Most hostels sell beers as well. For the reason mentioned above, the city’s centre is the best place to book a hostel in Kuta. Alternatively, reaching the centre from hostels located a bit farther away normally takes less than 5 minutes by motorbike.

Most Kuta hostels offer a combination of dorm rooms and private rooms. Oftentimes, private rooms are cheaper than dorm rooms when traveling in pairs. At most hostels, breakfast is included, which gives guests a great opportunity to try out Indonesia's famed banana pancake.

Written by local enthusiast for Kuta Lombok hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kuta Lombok hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Kuta Lombok Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kuta Lombok. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kuta Lombok. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Kuta Lombok costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Kuta Lombok with private rooms costs on average $29.
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Kaniu Lombok Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Kuta Lombok.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Kuta Lombok

Your Packing List for Kuta Lombok

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kuta Lombok and Indonesia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Kuta Lombok 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 Kuta Lombok, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
24 Total number of hostels
$7 Average dorm price
$29 Average private room price
$4 Cheapest hostel in Kuta Lombok
Montong Hostel is the cheapest
10 Party hostels in Kuta Lombok
Kaniu Lombok Hostel is the best rated
5.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Mataram (38 Km / 23 mi.)
Mataram Lombok (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Tetebatu Lombok (41 Km / 26 mi.)
Senggigi (51 Km / 31 mi.)
Sumbawa Barat (54 Km / 33 mi.)
Nusa Tenggara Barat (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Lombok (61 Km / 38 mi.)

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