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 Singaraja.
Singaraja, Indonesia, is a city in the north of Bali that's the getaway to Lovina. The truth is that Singaraja is not the most interesting city to visit while you are in Bali, although you can find several remaining from the Colonial times, when Singaraja was the administrative capital of Bali. If you are interested in learning more about Colonial times when you are in Bali, Singaraja is one of the best places to visit some of the exhibition while you are passing by.
The main reason to pass by Singaraja is to visit Lovina, Bali’s reputed diving destination and a hotspot to see wild dolphins. Lovina consists of seven towns west of Singaraja on Bali’s north coast. The first town is only ten minutes away from Singaraja. If you like the idea of staying in a slightly bigger city out of the tourist area, then staying in Singaraja is a good idea. Just north of Singaraja, you can find many waterfalls, making it a good area for hiking and adventurous sports such as climbing and rafting. To reach those hiking areas, it is best to rent a scooter, motorbike for only a few dollars, or a car if you are with a bigger group. You might as well book a tour from Singaraja or Lovina. The north, and Singaraja in particular, are not as touristic as Bali’s south coast. You will certainly see other tourists when you go out to explore the region, but it is not nearly as crowded as elsewhere in Bali.
If you like to see something different than the typical tourist attractions, it is possibly to visit the silk and cotton weaving centres. You can see the locals weaving and even buy some from them.
The options for hostels in Singaraja, Indonesia, are quite limited, and you won't find hostels in any of the towns in Lovina. However, you can find private rooms at accommodations with nice common areas for the same prices as a bed in a dorm room in hostels elsewhere in Bali.
Written by local enthusiast for Singaraja hostelsMartin Straatman