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The 6 Best Hostels in Bali (Updated 2023)

A historic temple by the water in beautiful, sunny Bali, Indonesia

Posted: 2/5/2023 | February 5th, 2023

A hub for hippies, yogis, and digital nomads, Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia. It was popular when I first started going in 2010 and has only increased in popularity.

While parts of Bali struggle with overtourism (I’m looking at you, Kuta Beach), there are still massive swaths of the island where you can get away from the crowds and enjoy the picture-perfect landscape.

There is a legion of amazing things to see and do on this island — no matter your interests or budget. Hiking, surfing, sunbathing, exploring the unique food scene, taking a cooking class, spotting wildlife, visiting hot springs, and just chilling out are all popular activities in Bali.

Choosing a hostel near the things you want to see and do will save you money as well — money you can then spend on another yoga class or diving trip or a round of beers at the bar.

But before you start browsing for a hostel, here are four things you need to remember before picking a place to stay:

  1. Location – Bali is a large island dotted with various towns and villages. So, picking your hostel in a location you want to be based in is essential.
  2. Price – As in any destination, you get what you pay for. If you pick a really cheap hostel, you’re probably going to get one that is small and cramped and doesn’t offer great service.
  3. Amenities – Every hostel offers free Wi-Fi, and most have self-catering facilities so you can cook your own meals. Many — but not all — include free breakfast, so be sure to do your research to find the one that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff – All the hostels listed here have an amazing staff who are super friendly and knowledgeable. Even if you don’t end up staying at one of the places listed below, be sure to look up reviews so you have staff who are helpful and friendly. They can make or break a hostel!

Below is my list of the best hostels in Bali. If you don’t want to read the longer list below, the following are the best in each category:

Best Hostel for Budget Travelers: Gelatik Bed & Breakfast
Best Hostel for Partying: Clandestino Hostel Canggu
Best Hostel for Solo Travelers: Karma Backpackers
Best Hostel for Solo Female Travelers: Arya Wellness
Best Hostel for Digital Nomads: Tribal Hostel
Best Overall Hostel: Arya Wellness

Want the specifics of each hostel? Here’s my breakdown of the best hostels in Bali and why I love them:

Price legend (per night)

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