Kuta is on the southern side of the island of Bali, Indonesia, known for its long stretches of golden beach, surf spots, and massive party scene. The dry season, April to October, is the best time to visit Kuta because you will have the least amount of rain, lower humidity, and more sun; however, this also means that it is quite busy and prices can be higher.
Hostels in Kuta are spread throughout the district, so there are plenty of affordable options to choose from no matter what area you’d like to stay in. The highest rated hostels give the term ‘luxury hostel’ a whole new meaning. They offer beautiful lounge spaces, clean dorm rooms, and pools that truly belong in a resort. Your Kuta hostel will be the perfect place to relax after a day (or night) of adventures.
If you’re looking to unwind on the beach by day and let loose at night, then the city centre is the place for you. White sand beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean are easily accessible, and you’ll be surrounded by activities, attractions, and famous nightlife. Staying near Kuta Beach will also ensure that you’re right in the action and have plenty of entertainment options. Moving further out of central Kuta will distance you from the crowds of tourists.
Over the years Kuta has become increasingly developed and tourist focused, meaning that there’s tons to do from surfing and waterparks to cultural tours and spas. Kuta is also known for its shopping and budget food options. The markets are an entirely unique experience, and you can always escape to the beach if they get overwhelming. The Kuta Beachwalk is a large complex that will cater to all your shopping needs.
Ngurah Rai International Airport is a mere 20min drive from the furthest Kuta hostel so you’ll be off the plane and moved in in no time. The best way by far to get around Kuta is by foot, but there are also taxis everywhere to help you cover longer distances.