This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Seminyak.
Seminyak is part of the touristic and party area of Bali island -– in between Java and Lombok -– in Indonesia. As Seminyak is really close to Kuta, the city is nothing but an extension of the tourists' “party and relaxation playground” in Bali. Here, the chaotic but vibrant streets are filled with bars, nightclubs, hostels and hotels, cheap and fancy restaurants, massage shops, tour agencies, laundries, and everything that a traveler needs.
The city is just ten kilometers away from the airport so it's really easy to arrive here. The beach is really nice and is a little bit less crowded than the central area in Kuta and looks and feels like the sand is much cleaner. Seminyak is a more stylish and expensive place than Kuta, even if there is only three kilometers of sandy beach between them. Even though, you can find some hostels in Seminyak with a good price/quality relation.
The easiest way to arrive in Seminyak is by airplane, as the Denpasar Airport is only twenty minutes away, but the traffic is jammed all the time. There are plenty of taxis, and although there are also minibuses (or bemos) around, take a taxi directly to your accommodation. To go to other cities in Bali, the best and easiest way is to get the shuttle buses that run frequently.
There are only a few hostels in Seminyak and in high season you will need to book your bed or room in advance. Seminyak hostels are nice, with a laid-back atmosphere, and usually can help you hire surfboards and book a shuttle bus for your next destination. Seminyak's hostels usually have good English-speaking staff.
Written by local enthusiast for Seminyak hostelsCoffeeMarks