Hostels in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

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

Labuhan Bajo is situated on the western coastline of Flores and is definitely the most touristy city of the whole island, with all its advantages and disadvantages. Although there is a wide variety of accommodations from which to choose -- including Labuan Bajo hostels -- and most amenities like ATM, banks, money exchange, tourist information, internet cafes are available, this is definitely not the place to experience authentic Flores culture.

The city itself was built around a rather ramshackle fishing village, which still gives the place a strong character with a huge traditional market and fishing boats coming in and out the whole day, but today luxury hotels dominate the scenery with almost more European restaurants than local eateries. However, the true beauty of the place is shown by its amazing natural treasures. All over the bay, tiny green islands emerge over the truly turquoise water and the sunsets are just fantastic from anywhere in the city.

Most tourists arrive here for two reasons. First of all, this is the point where all the boats trips start from to the famous Rinca and Komodo islands, which are the only places to observe the rare Komodo dragon. Boats trips are for one, two, or three days and might include excursions to other islands around. The other reason is that the world under the water here is breathtakingly amazing, and an abundance of snorkeling and diving companies cater for those who are eager to experience it.

However, those who are planning a beach holiday might end up disappointed as the beaches are either full of rubbish or are owned by the different resorts and therefore inaccessible. Also, travelers to the city should make sure to protect themselves against malaria as it is not a rare illness here.

Written by local enthusiast for Labuan Bajo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Labuan Bajo hostels JudyM

FAQ about Labuan Bajo Hostels

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A hostel in Labuan Bajo costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Labuan Bajo with private rooms costs on average $38. shows all 6 Hostels in Labuan Bajo. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Labuan Bajo such as
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Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Hotel is the best rated hostel for partying in Labuan Bajo.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Labuan Bajo

Your Packing List for Labuan Bajo

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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:

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Labuan Bajo 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 Labuan Bajo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$38 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Labuan Bajo
Bajo Sunset Hostel is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Labuan Bajo
Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Hotel is the best rated
Most Labuan Bajo hostels are located in
Kampung Ujung
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

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