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The Island Hotel Bali Reviews

Jl. Padma Utara, Legian, Kuta, Indonesia

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695 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Island Hotel has a great facility with a pool, rooftop hangout area, and good public spaces to hang and meet people. The private rooms were very clean with a good shower. As far as location, there's a lot of restaurants, ATMS, and places to go out in the area. But if you're looking to hang in the nicer area of Seminyak, you may want to opt for a place closer since it's a taxi or scooter ride to get there and there can be a lot of traffic. Overall we had a very nice stay.


Always pleasant to stay here. Funky Monkey is slightly better for meeting people, but this is nicer and more relaxing.


Geniales Hostel! Sehr geräumige Schlafsäle. Klasse Pool! Mehr Hotel als Hostel. Würde sofort wieder buchen!


The hostel is quite good located, just a 10 minutes walk to Kuta Beach. The pool is very clean and the breakfast extremely delicious. (Fresh fruits, pancakes with bananas, freshly squeezed orange juice... a perfect start into the day!) BUT unfortunately we had a huge problem with mold in the bathroom. The smell was so intensive (odd and wet), that our bedroom was totally infiltrated with the scent. It was so bad, that we're afraid getting sick of it. No way. We wouldn't stay there again.


What a wonderful hostel- probably the nicest I've been in.

  • 15th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Most beautiful hostel i've ever stayed in. Beds were so comfy and a great setting and location close to the beach and a short taxi from Kuts centre and Seminyak centre. Only compaint would be that despite 2x air con in the room, it was still really hot in the dorm. Would highly recommend!!


Spa quality hostel


Supernice and clean hostel in the centre of seminyak. Value for money! The only negative thing i can say is that the breakfast was really easy, but everything else was perfect!


I loved my stay here, it was a great start to my trip. Met some really cool people in the restaurant area. The pool was so nice especially when you really just need to cool down. There's also a nice rooftop gazebo area which makes for a great place to just lay down and relax. The breakfast included was a nice way to start the day to.


Beautiful hostel, very friendly staff and great atmosphere! I really enjoyed we my stay and I would definitely come back! Thank you

  • 23rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel was good for the most part, but the staff's attitude was extremely off-putting. Most were nice enough when approached, but not especially warm or friendly—I never got so much as a smile whenever I entered the hostel, though several staff members were always near the front. But I suppose one doesn't go to Bali to socialize with hostel staff. At the end of the day, this was a fine place to crash for the night and meet other travelers, but don't expect quality customer service.


The staff were very friendly and helpful, they booked all our onwards travel and excursions. Great atmosphere and very friendly. Great free breakfast and even a pizza oven. Loved the Island Hotel, a great start to my trip!


Room was old and dirty. Pictures you see were taken years ago.


This place is a little heaven in the middle of busy Bali. Perfectly located where everything happens, it is protected enough from the crowd: perfect compromised between party and quiet. Hostel is beautiful, super clean, dorm is the best I stayed in with space, comfy beds, privacy & lockers; & there s super nice common areas: ROOFTOP BAR, POOL and a good restaurant with nice vibes in the evening. Super easy to meet people here and the staff is absolutely wonderful of kindness. I m amazed. BRAVO.


We had an amazing time at the island hotel Bali! Friendly helpful staff, great location and you can hire a driver from reception to take you around the island. Great meeting some fellow travellers around the pool and bar/dining area. Amazing place! We'll definitely be staying there again when we come back to Bali

  • 13th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Loved my stay at the island backpackers! The pool was so nice after a day of surfing or diving. The beds were the comfiest beds I've had in a while. The staff was quick to respond to my emails, and even picked me up from the airport when I arrived 2 hours late! The walk to the beach was like 10mins. The only issue was the WiFi, it was weak and cut out often when I was in the middle of online homework. Aside from that I will definitely be back here soon.


We were a group of 5 girls and we really enjoyed our time at the island hostel. It is possibly a bit on the pricier side but I would say worth it for the pool and pool area. Really chill but also good for going out in the evening. Would stay here again!


This is a beautiful hostel with clean, modern rooms and a gorgeous pool and common areas. Their restaurant is nice and the prices are fair. Christie who works in reception is very friendly and helpful, but some of the other staff was actually unhelpful. We were disappointed that the doors remain unlocked and "security" is lax-- there are lockers, but anyone can come and go as they please. It's also a bit of a trek to the beach or clubs, but nice if you want somewhere quiet and peaceful.


Had such a great time here! As soon as I checked in I met a groups of guys from the US and Aussie girls who I ended up travelling with for a week. Great social guests. Loved the pool. Had no issue with the bathrooms though they were great. Food really great value and taste. Would definitely recommend. Super easy from airport.


Hostel in walking distance from the beach. The pool area is really nice and there is a good vibe. The place is clean and the stuff really great. Legian is not the most pitoresque place there is but it's ok for partying and to make your first experience on a surf board.

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