Bali is a lush island paradise in Indonesia with an almost mythic reputation with backpackers and travellers alike. When people talk about Bali, they normally mean the South part of the island, which includes popular areas like Kuta, Legian, Sanur, Seminyak, Canggu and Ubud.
The list of things to do In Bali is endless. If you want to be near the beaches, dining and nightlife, then head for Kuta and Legian. For those in search of a spiritual experience, head north to Ubud where you can spend your days meditating and practicing your yoga. For something in-between, you can stay in Sanur or Seminyak, which are a little bit pricier than the others.
Choosing the right hostel can make the difference between a cheap bed to sleep at night, and a home away from home where you can relax by the pool with new friends and watch the sun go down after a long day of surfing and sightseeing, depending on your preference.
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When it comes to soaking up the culture, here are a few of the best places to visit. There’s Tanah Lot Temple, perched on top of a huge rock out at sea with waves crashing around it, Ubud’s Monkey Forest, a gorgeous nature reserve full of grey long-tailed macaques, and Mount Batur, an active volcano 1717m above sea level that you can summit to watch the sun rise above the clouds.
Apart from a rich and vibrant culture, there’s all kinds of outdoor activities you can try as well. How about surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling or wind surfing? Bali has countless opportunities to get your next hit of adrenaline, or simply reconnect with nature while doing some all-important exercise.
There are plenty of cheap backpackers hostels to choose from in Bali. The island is also home to some of the best surf hostels, giving you the choice of sharing a room with other surfers, or splashing out on a private room.
If you need some inspiration for your next destination, you’ll love Bali’s little sisters, the Gili Islands.