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

Guess what? Kuta Utara is also named and spelled North Kuta - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Kuta Utara (North Kuta), Bali, Indonesia, is a very beautiful, highly scenic, and increasingly touristy area in Bali. It is home to spectacular beaches and some of the best surf breaks in the world, making it a bucket-list stop for surf enthusiasts. The demographic in North Kuta is wonderfully diverse, but trends toward a more youthful crowd. As stated previously, the tourism that consumes south and central Kuta has begun to slowly (or perhaps not so slowly) creep up the coast into the northern area, and is very obvious as you head toward the beaches and see an abundance of new -- and wonderful, of course -- cafes, restaurants, and retail stores. Additionally, there is an excellent selection of accommodation ranging from fancy hotels to cozy little hostels in Kuta Utara (North Kuta), Bali, Indonesia. If you are booking a hostel in Kuta Utara (North Kuta), Bali, Indonesia, be sure to do some research before booking to ensure it has what you're looking for and fits your needs as a traveler.

The social scene in North Kuta varies incredibly depending on where you are. The closer you travel toward the beach, the more of a friendly, relaxed, surfer vibe you'll encounter. Conversely, heading the other direction, you'll encounter a less touristy, more local scene filled with rich cultural traditions. Everywhere in North Kuta is easily accessible by scooter or motorbike, which is a fabulous way to explore the area and all that it entails. Fortunately, you'll have no problem finding a Kuta Utara (North Kuta), Bali, Indonesia hostel or homestay in either area that best suits your fancy.

The best or most glamorous nightlife -- outside of hanging out with your mates at the hostel, of course -- in North Kuta is found around the beach, where they have live music and numerous night clubs like Pretty Poison and Old Man's. Definitely try to get out for a happy hour at Old Man's, where all drinks are buy-one-get-one-free! If you're more into pubs or quiet, conversational locations -- don't worry, there are plenty of those too.

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Your Packing List for Kuta Utara

Your Packing List for Kuta Utara

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kuta Utara 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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Other Nearby Cities

Umalas (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Canggu (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Seminyak (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Legian (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Denpasar (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Kuta Bali (9 Km / 5 mi.)
Sanur (11 Km / 7 mi.)

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