Insta-envy alert: the best hostels in Bali for a picture-perfect holiday

If you’re looking for an amazing destination for your trip, it’s hard to go past Bali. Of all the 17,500 islands in Indonesia, it’s the one known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ – and for good reason: the stunning natural beauty, impressive temples, and golden beaches make it a dreamy location for many travellers. But the perfect trip requires the perfect place to stay, especially if you want your holiday snaps to make people pea-green with envy. Thankfully, you’re in luck because this island has some of the most incredible budget accommodation in the world – and we’ve rounded up the best hostels in Bali so you can relax and book that trip already.

Arya Hostels – Nyuh Kuning, Ubud

Attention please: There’s a new player on the (rice)field and it’s gonna be a rising star! The newly opened Arya Hostels will give you the ‘villa in Ubud’ experience of your dreams without missing out on any of the hostel fun! Step into a white walled wonderland, get your tan on the stunning roof terrace, enjoy the attention to detail and dive into the crisp blue pool. You can find your Zen when joining in yoga sessions and fall in love with Ubud while doing one of the many awesome excursions on offer at the hostel (or all of them). The fun is never far away – you can step right from your door into the iconic monkey forest – just make sure to hold your belongings tightly! Either way, after a day full of Bali experiences you can fall happily into your queen-sized dorm bed. It’s a lush life out there in the jungle!

🧘‍♀️Extras: Free yoga class, fresh breakfast, massages, excursions

🌴Neighbourhood: Ubud

📍Address: Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.12, MAS, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar,

Book your stay at Arya Hostels now

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M Boutique Hostel Seminyak

If you’re looking for a hostel that is stylish and design-led, then this one is for you. With pod beds, contemporary interiors and a lush plant-lined pool, M Boutique has a very fresh, modern feel. Located in the vibrant area of Seminyak, you’ll be an easy walking distance of bars, beaches and much more.
In your room, you’ll discover KingKoil mattresses and all the standard amenities included for free: towels, toiletries, and WiFi are all complimentary.

🧘‍♀️Extras: Free breakfast, boat to Gili
🌴 Neighbourhood: Seminyak
📍 Address: Jl.Petitenget no.8 M, Kerobokan
Book your stay at M Boutique Hostel Seminyak now

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The Farm Hostel

If you’re looking for a hostel that gives you more bang for your buck, then this one is for you. Priding itself on going above and beyond the usual hostel experience, The Farm is one of the most Instagrammed places to stay in Bali. Its epic pool and sun terrace inspire seriously wishful sighs from anyone who comes across it online.
Inside, you can expect glam dorm rooms with a large comfy mattress, privacy curtain and air-con. Each room has its own en-suite with a traditional open-air shower. What else do you need for your trip? A scooter, yoga mat or surfboard? Just ask and the hostel will help sort you out.

🧘‍♀️Extras: BBQ, Cocktail-Crawl
🌴 Neighbourhood: Canggu
📍 Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong #29H
Book your stay at The Farm Hostel now

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Best hostels in Bali The Farm Hostel pic

📷: The Farm Hostel

Kos One Hostel

In trendy Canggu you’ll find a picture perfect hostel that’ll make your Instagram followers think you’re balling – when actually it’s next-level luxe on a backpacker’s budget! Kos One Hostel has a huge Mediterranean inspired, white-tile pool, complete with swings, slides and double hot tubs, so chilled vibes are definitely on the cards. It may be in Bali’s coolest neighbourhood, but with daily happy hours at the pool bar, deliciously healthy food at the on-site restaurant and insane views of the ocean, Mount Agung and surrounding rice fields, you’d be forgiven for spending whole days here.

Kos One attracts a mixed crowd of yogis, surfers, digital nomads and spiritual wanderers, so go with an open mind and expect to leave with some epic new friendships.

🧘‍♀️Extras: Salsa nights, pool parties, happy hours, healthy food and an artificial beach!
🌴 Neighbourhood: Canggu
📍 Address:  Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.78

Book your stay at Kos One Hostel now! 

Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel

If you’re looking for a hostel where you can live the Bali boho-hippy dream, then this one is for you. With free daily yoga classes (and the world-famous Yoga Barn nearby) plus a healthy café onsite, you’ll come away from a visit here feeling chilled and looking amazing. The gorgeous large garden, complete with hammocks, a pool and lounge area, allows plenty of space for you to relax all day.
Inside, you’ll discover the dorms have a chic Balinese feel whilst the private rooms have luxe canopy beds. Plus, rooms have air-con, free towels and WiFi. Plus, you can start the day right with a free healthy breakfast that is actually worth getting up for.

🧘‍♀️Extras: Fresh breakfast, free yoga class, puppy therapy. manicure and pedicure, day trips and excursions
🌴 Neighbourhood: Ubud
📍 Address: Jalan Pengosekan
Book your stay at the Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel now

📷: @purigardenhotel

📷 @purigardenhotel

Cara Cara Inn

If you’re looking for a hostel that is candy-coloured and will really POP on your Instagram feed, then this one is for you. With vibrant social spaces, including a popular onsite café and a floaty-friendly pool, you won’t be able to stop posing all over this place. Plus, you’re only 450m from all the fun at Kuta Beach.
Don’t worry about having a colour-induced headache in your room though, as their stylishly modern dorms are thankfully in softer tones. All rooms come with their own en-suite bathroom and air-con, plus towels and toiletries. Glam!

🧘‍♀️Extras: Water slide, food & party
🌴 Neighbourhood: Kuta
📍 Address: Jalan Khayangan Suci, Lingkungan Pande Mas
Book your stay at Cara Cara Inn now

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Kosta Hostel

If you’re looking for a hostel that is one of the freshest in Bali, then this one is for you. Newly opened in 2017, Kostal Hostel has a chic beachy style and serves up nourishing soul food in its healthy onsite café. Located in one of Seminyak’s quieter, leafier suburbs, this hostel is an oasis of calm, whilst still being a short drive from all the action that the area has to offer. If clubbing is not your thing, then you can relax at the hostel’s own pool bar.
The beachy style follows through to the classic dorm-style rooms and en-suite bathrooms. Each bed comes with fluffy pillows, crisp clean sheets, a duvet and a cushion, making this one of the chicest hostel rooms you’ll find in Bali.

🧘‍♀️Extras: Fresh affordable food, bar
🌴 Neighbourhood: Seminyak
📍 Address: Jalan Dewi Saraswati III, No. 77
Book your stay at Kosta Hostel now

Best hostels in Bali Kosta hostel pic📷: Kosta Hostel

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Tribal Bali

Looking to find the perfect place to hustle, work, rest and play? Welcome to Tribal Hostel, the world’s best co-working hostel, situated in Bali – The Island of The Gods!

Located just minutes from the beach, Tribal is a very special hostel… With sleek, custom designed private and dorm rooms to ensure a good night’s sleep, Tribal is Bali’s newest and most modern hostel and comes with a twist… Check out the MASSIVE coworking area with dedicated booths, plentiful power sockets, high-speed wifi and super tasty coffee and kitchen to fuel a day’s hard hustle!

Need a quick screen break? Soak in some sun and relax in the infinity pool or hit the billiards table for a game of rapido pool. There’s always plenty happening down at Tribal so rest assured, if you’re looking to find the perfect place to blend fun and hustle, Tribal truly has everything you need…

🧘‍♀️Extras: Swimming Pool, Co-Working Spaces
🌴 Neighbourhood: Canggu
📍 Address: Gang Tribal, Jl. Pantai Pererenan
Book your stay at Tribal Bali now

Ubud Tropical

If you’re looking for a hostel where you can immerse yourself in a lush jungle, then this one is for you. Glamping is taken to whole new level at this hostel with luxe tents, a dreamy pool, and a large garden edged by tropical surrounds.
Forget your sleeping bag, as the private tents have a queen-sized bed, air con, a TV and your own bathroom. The dorm is in a large Balinese-style building with curtained beds for privacy. If you don’t want to completely lose touch with the world, you’re in luck as free WiFi is available.

🧘‍♀️Extras: BBQ facilities
🌴 Neighbourhood: Ubud
📍 Address: Jalan Raya Andong, Peliatan
Book your stay at Ubud Tropical now

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Borough Capsule Hostel Bali

If you’re looking for a cute capsule-style hostel in a vibrant area, then this one is for you. Each bed is contained within your own pod, complete with its own luxe King Koil mattress, fold-down laptop table, USB port, power socket, personal light and blind/shade for privacy. Plus, every guest has their own large electronic locker, ensuring your valuables are safe and secure.
Located in the heart of the bustling Legian district in Kuta, you have shops and bars on your doorstep plus Legian Beach is only a short walk away. Onsite, there’s a coffee shop downstairs and a pool and sundeck on the roof. Don’t forget the free breakfast, Wifi and towels too!

🧘‍♀️Extras: Free breakfast, airport shuttle
🌴 Neighbourhood: Kuta
📍 Address: Jalan Padma Utara, Legian
Book your stay at Borough Capsule Hostel Bali now

Best hostels in Bali Borough Hostel pic📷: Borough Capsule Hostel Bali

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Pillow Inn Ubud

If you’re looking for a hostel with the best of everything, then this one is for you. Surrounded by thick jungle, this hostel is within walking distance from all the nightlife in Ubud. That’s if you can be bothered to leave their own social spaces, with a terrace bar and pool. Wake up for morning yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays or join the other travellers for free drinks every weekend at sunset.
The pod-style beds provide you with privacy while the free breakfast, with smoothie bowls and eggs on toast, is an amazing bonus. Plus, there’s free towels and WiFi to add to your checklist of awesome inclusives.

🧘‍♀️Extras: Weekend parties with 1h free flow drinks, free breakfast
🌴 Neighbourhood: Ubud
📍 Address: Jalan Bisma no 45, Gang Pillow no 1
Book your stay at Pillow Inn Ubud now

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Best hostels in Bali Pillow Inn aerial view 📷: Pillow Inn Ubud

Karisa Pods

If you’re looking for a hostel that is cool and colourful, then this one is for you. With bright Indonesian-style furnishings and a breezy poolside terrace, Karisa Pods has impressively chilled vibes considering it is in the heart of the bustling Seminyak area (where restaurants and beaches are close at hand).
Their pod game is strong with classic single bed options plus VIP Premium Pods with Queen size beds – perfect for couples or solo travellers looking for the room to really stretch out. Towels, WiFi and parking are free.

🧘‍♀️Extras: Breakfast, free parking
🌴 Neighbourhood: Seminyak
📍 Address: 100 X, Jalan Drupadi
Book your stay at Karisa Pods now

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Best hostels in Bali Karisa Pods hostel pic 2📷: Karisa Pods

Echoland Bed and Breakfast Canggu Bali

If you’re looking for a hostel that is tranquil and chic, then this one is for you. With only 18 rooms, including budget dorms and deluxe air-conditioned privates, this is not one for non-stop partying but rather for this seeking a little luxe quiet time. Imagine relaxing by that pool or trying a sea-view massage on the roof-top garden terrace?
If you’d like to mix up your stay with some activities, then the management is happy to arrange an island tour for you, or some diving and horse riding. Echo Beach is only 250m away, making it the perfect spot for trying your hand at surfing. You can also explore the surrounding area, where volcanoes tower over lush rice paddy fields.

🧘‍♀️Extras: Traditional breakfast, various tours and excursions, sea view massage and spa
🌴 Neighbourhood: Kuta
📍 Address: Jl.Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach
Book your stay at Echoland Bed and Breakfast Canggu Bali now

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Best hostels in Bali Echoland Hostel pic📷: Echoland Bali


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