Hostels in Nusa Penida, Indonesia

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

The island of Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia, has a spectacular coastline, and the possibility of swimming with manta rays makes it increasingly popular among those traveling around Indonesia. But despite its easy access and tourism potential, it does not nearly receive the amount of tourists that Bali does.

The scenic bays, spectacular coastline, and the hidden beaches are all over the island and are some of the most beautiful you will ever see. Viewpoints are easy to access, but visiting some of the beaches take more effort. Going to the beach can mean descending for up to thirty-four minutes on a steep trail, but it surely is worth the effort. The most popular beach -- or rather the viewpoint -- is Kenlingking Beach, also known a T-Rex beach because the bay’s shape is said to be similar to a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The other major activity to do on Nusa Penida, Indonesia, is snorkeling with manta rays. Apart from manta rays, you can see other tropical fish and coral. Booking a snorkeling excursion on a day with a calm sea increases the chance of seeing manta rays. It is also possibly to get your PADI certification on Nusa Penida.

Nusa Penida is located south of Bali and can be accessed by ferry from Sanur, Bali. Day trips can be booked from Bali, but Nusa Penida is too big to cover in one day. It is better to book a hostel in Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia, and stay for a few days. Most hostels in Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia, are in the north of Nusa Penida. When on the island, you can easily get around by a rental motorbike. Motorbikes can be rented for a small per-day fee. Your Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia hostel may be able to help you with this. If you do not feel comfortable with riding a motorbike, you can also ask for a car and driver.

Written by local enthusiast for Nusa Penida hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Nusa Penida hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Nusa Penida Hostels

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

A hostel in Nusa Penida costs on average $9 for a dorm. A hostel in Nusa Penida with private rooms costs on average $80. shows all 14 Hostels in Nusa Penida. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 14 hostels in Nusa Penida, Indonesia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Nusa Penida such as
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Apit Lawang Hostel & Resto is the best rated hostel for partying in Nusa Penida.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Nusa Penida

Your Packing List for Nusa Penida

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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:

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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Nusa Penida 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 Nusa Penida, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
14 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$80 Average private room price
$8 Cheapest hostel in Nusa Penida
Apit Lawang Hostel & Resto is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Nusa Penida
Apit Lawang Hostel & Resto is the best rated
3.7 Average rating of all hostels

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