Someone kindly recommend cheap hostels in Bali
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Mar 31, 2013 7:39 AM Last Post By: Donna11
Oct 16, 2010 7:59 PM
Someone kindly recommend cheap hostels in BaliHi , I am visiting Bali first time , now researching hostels cannot find anything cheaper than 20$ a night on the internet .
After Thailand this is a shock ......I know the smaller ones are not advertising professionally on the internet ,
Can anybody recommend some smaller cheaper hostels or dormitories .....( I did not choose to go to Bali to spend fortunes )
Oct 16, 2010 10:06 PM
Oct 17, 2010 1:28 AM
2I had the same problem before i went to indonesia, i looked at places like hostelworld and the prices seemed really high. Once i got here it turned out to be fine, people come up and offer us (two of us) accommodation or we find places on the street ourselves. I happen to be in bali at the moment and am typically paying around 80000 rupiah a night, which i divide with my girlfriend. (in padang bai we got a room for 60000 right by the ferry terminal). I think one dollar is about 10000 rupiah, one euro is about 12000. So we're paying 8 dollars per night, split between two people. And that's our average, some nights have been cheaper.
It DOES make a big difference if you can share a room with someone else, a lot of rooms are made for at least two people.
We normally get that kind of price after bargaining for a while. Nearly every town we arrive in, people tell us "oh no you cannot find room for less than 120000 in this town", and we always do find a better price.
Just be prepared to bargain and dont accept their first offer.
Edited by: nanor365
Oct 17, 2010 2:22 AM
3Maybe you could check my Bali page HERE for pix and info on Chockies at Bingin, top coastal spot on the Bukit Peninsula south of the airport. Plenty of similar joints on Balangan which is a nicer joint just south - I have pix etc but don't have any links but I'm sure Google should find a few.
Quite a few other Bali cheapies I've stayed at on that page.
Oct 17, 2010 3:27 AM
4no you can't find any good deals online, none of the budget places bother with online booking sites
but there are plenty of cheap places, just walk-in
as mentioned poppies 2 is a good hunting ground
I stayed at arthawan losmen last month, and paid 60.000 rp for a room (with bathroom and breakfast)
Oct 17, 2010 5:26 AM
Oct 17, 2010 5:43 AM
6I would't say bali is the cheapest place in Indonesia...but you can find a lot of cheapies, altough it might be a bit harder around Xmas and new year!! the area around poppies might indeed be the best option!! if you don't mind the crowd!!
there used to be a hostel in bali, now it will be hard to find dorm type accomodation anywhere in Indonesia!!
Oct 17, 2010 8:43 AM
7A typical and decent low budget room in Kuta will be about 80,000 Rupiah for a Single, perhaps slightly more for a Double, including a room with bed, desk, clothes cabinet (that may or may not lock), sink, shower, toilet (no toilet paper), a big overhead fan above bed, and the typical small breakfast with unlimited coffee and tea. Some places like this may even have a nice garden, but nothing very elaborate.
There are literally thousands of rooms in Kuta just like I have described above and at similar prices.
Yes, POPPIES GANG 2 is the place to look, as well as the 2 narrow side streets which run off of Poppies Gang 2. There are literally hundreds of low budget rooms within 200 yards of the Arthawan Inn. There are also lots of good budget cafes within 100 yards of Arthawan Inn.
I have stayed at the Arthawan Inn as well as at Dua Dara just down the street. I prefer Dua Dara, although it does not have a garden, but may try another place next time.
Best to start looking for a room by about 11 a.m or Noon. Oftentimes, and in high season the budget places are full by early or late afternoon. Night arrival may require a greater search, or you may have to pay more for that first night -- you can always move the next morning.
Oct 17, 2010 9:13 AM
Oct 17, 2010 11:59 AM
Oct 17, 2010 10:39 PM
Oct 18, 2010 12:55 AM
11You can book Tune Hotels in advance on internet. I got the room for US$16 but i booked it 3 months before going. There are two Tune Hotels. One is in Double Six and the other one is at Kuta lane. I stayed at Double six. great place. have a 24 hr open mini mart and a a restaurant too. cheap pickup drop facility, information center and great bathroom!! a spa right outside its premises!
Bali Travel Guide 2010
May 29, 2011 5:33 PM
12Hi,we found a new Backpackers/Hostel in Sanur.BALI.They had great dorm rooms at only $7,after 3 days we moved into one of the private rooms and it was still so cheap at only $10 a day with queen size bed.There is a great swimming pool,and only a short walk to the main beach and boardwalk along Sanur beach.We felt like Millionaires,because everyone we met was staying at the 5 star places and paying $200 to $300 a night.Can thoroughly recommend Bali Backpackers in Sanur.Ph +6281805766160,they also have a website. www.balibackpackers.info.Cheryl and Jackie
May 29, 2011 10:33 PM
13Wow, all these first-time posters pushing joints!
Nevertheless, looks good - Sanur is a top area and needs more budget places. Will check it out next trip.
C&J - travelfish.org has a section for new places, owners' welcome - PLACES WE MISSED.
Aug 8, 2011 6:16 PM
14Hi to my fellow travelers to Bali,I just found a great little Hostel in Sanur.(about 8 Euro).I needed to get out of the rat race in Kuta,yes its good if your Australian and want to get drunk every night.But I needed a real holiday,peace and quite with a nice beach, good food and company.Totally wonderful little place called Big Pineapple Backpackers,with cheap dorm rooms.I arranged all my travel to other parts of Bali from Big Pineapple.Top owner Miss Sufatmia and best Indonesian food so inexpensive.You can find them on the web at http://www.balihostels.info
(4 star Hotel)
From US$112.12 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$69.43 per night
Ko Pha-NganBook now
(3 star Hotel)
From US$50.06 per night