The stunning Indonesian Island of Bali is known for its natural beauty and diverse landscapes, its yoga and meditation retreats, and of course its wide variety of adventurous experiences! Along with this, as you can imagine, comes a lot of tourists. Many are attracted to Ubud with its lush rainforests and famous landscapes, however Bali doesn’t stop there. The lively beachside resort towns of Seminyak, Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua are perfect spots to explore. To help you in planning your trip, here are our top picks for the best places to stay in Bali for hotels and hostels.

Where to Stay in Kuta, Bali

Bread and Jam Hostel

Budget: Bread and Jam Hostel

Quick Info
 Room Type: Dorms|Budget Double|Quadruple Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Tuban Beach & Circus Waterpark

Price Range: $10-40 a night

The Bread and Jam Hostel is the perfect budget choice due its location and atmosphere. Located off the centre in a quiet area, you get the benefits of peaceful surroundings whilst also being walking distance from Kuta beach and Kuta centre. You’re also only a 5 minute drive from Bali Denpasar International Airport which makes travelling here super easy. Being a fairly new boutique hostel, all rooms are modernly decorated with AC and clean bathrooms. The hostel also offers lounge and dining areas to socialise with other travellers and the super friendly staff. Perfect right? (Prices start at $10 a night for a bed in a dorm)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Agoda 

Top Rated Budget Hostels in Kuta | Hostelworld

Mid Range: HARRIS Hotel Tuban Bali

Quick Info
 Room Type: Transit|Double|Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Tuban Beach

Price Range: $30-55 a night

If you’re travelling to Kuta, you’re most likely interested in surfing, beaches and food. If this is the case, then Harris Hotel Tuban is a really ideal choice to pursue them all! Although only a 5 minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, a free 24 hour shuttle is available to bring you to Harris Hotel. Once you’re here, you then have access to an outdoor pool, spa, onsite cafe and bar, as well as countless beaches and restaurants within a 5 minute radius! As the hotel is very modern, rooms are very minimalist, whilst being big, bright and stylishly decorated. Highlight of the stay? The cocktails at Bar Lounge! (Prices start at $30 a night for a transit room)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda 

Luxury: Citadines Kuta Beach Bali

Quick Info
 Room Type: Deluxe|Executive|Premier Studios

Wifi: Yes

Near: Beachwalk Shopping Mall

Price Range: $72-120 a night

There is no shortage of luxury accommodation in Kuta, but our top choice would be Citadines Kuta Beach Bali. As the name suggests, you are just a step away from the iconic Kuta Beach, whilst also being close to the Beachwalk Shopping Centre and airport. Citadines offers everything you would expect from a 4 star hotel, from the enormous apartments with sea views, to the spa facilities and bar and dining area perfect for sipping a cocktail at sunset. The icing on the cake though? The rooftop infinity pool overlooking the beach!  (Prices start at $72 a night for a studio)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

Where to Stay in Seminyak, Bali

Dash Hotel Seminyak

Budget: Taman Rosani Hotel & Villa

Quick Info
 Room Type: Superior Twin| Deluxe Double Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Petitenget Beach

Price Range: $18-25 a night

Big thumbs up for location with Taman Rosani Hotel & Villa! If you exit via the back entrance, you are just a short walk away from big sites such as potato head, W retreat, sea circus and Seminyak square. If you’re up for hiring a bike, you can also get to Legian, Kuta and Denpasar in 15 minutes. Rooms here are basic but comfortable with balconies offering views of the swimming pool.  (Prices start at $18 a night for a superior twin room)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

Top Rated Budget Hostels in Seminyak | Hostelworld

Mid Range: HARRIS Hotel Seminyak

Quick Info
 Room Type: Double|Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: The Seminyak Square Shopping Mall

Price Range: $32-62 a night

Just a 5 minute walk from Dhyana Pura Beach is the incredibly fashionable Harris Hotel Seminyak. The whole hotel is brightly decorated in a contemporary modern design, right up to the modern and spacious rooms. Spend your days chilling in the outdoor pool, having a relaxing massage or working out at the gym. Apart from being a really lovely hotel, Harris Hotel is known for its amazing food!  (Prices start at $32 a night for a double/twin room)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

Luxury: Dash Hotel Seminyak

Quick Info
 Room Type: Studios|Deluxe|Two-bed|Double Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Petitenget Temple

Price Range: $80-300 a night

If you want to stay in the hippy area of Bali, Dash Hotel is a really cool choice! Unlike other hotels in Seminyak, Dash Hotel has a fun, multi-coloured theme running through the whole hotel, right up to the roof top garden full of comfy furniture and lanterns! Located in a vibrant area, the hotel is close to Seminyak beach, Seminyak square and the famous Potato Head Beach Club! The studio rooms are full of contemporary design with big, comfortable double beds. An all you can eat breakfast is also included in the rate! (Prices start at $80 a night for a studio)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

Read: Looking for a luxury guide to Bali? Check out this post for some inspiration

If you’re looking for luxury villas (that are super affordable), you can also check out our full article on the best villas in Seminyak

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Where to Stay in Sanur, Bali

Astana Pengembak Suite & Villa

Budget: Di Kubu Homestay

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 Room Type: Standard|Deluxe|Double|Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Sindhu Beach

Price Range: $15-35 a night

Di Kubu Homestay gives you the best of both worlds; located just off the main street, you get to stay in a peaceful oasis while local restaurants and beaches are just a walk away. What’s pretty cool is that you have private access to your own accommodation unit as well. The accommodation is simple but more than adequate, with rattan interiors, an ensuite and private terrace overlooking your garden. The family who run the homestay are lovely and always happy to help you organise trips or transfers, plus they make really good breakfast!  (Prices start at $15 a night for a standard double room)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com Agoda

Top Rated Budget Hostels in Sanur | Hostelworld

Mid Range: Astana Pengembak Suite & Villa

Quick Info
 Room Type: One-Bed|Two-Bed Apartments|One-Bed Villas

Wifi: Yes

Near: Serangan Turtle Island

Price Range: $38-200 a night

One of the best things about this hotel is that you get luxury even if you’re paying for a mid range room. Astana Pengembak Suite & Villa offers mid range to luxury apartments, therefore the whole hotel is in incredible condition! Located in a quiet area, all restaurants and bars are a short walk away. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to the beach and bike rentals for free if you want to explore. The apartments in the hotel are amazing, consisting of a large bedroom, separate lounge area, a balcony and a spacious bathroom with a great shower (apparently due to the massive shower head!). (Prices start at $38 a night for a one-bed apartment)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

Luxury: Puri Santrian

Quick Info
 Room Type: Superior|Premium|Double|Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Grand Bali Beach Golf Course

Price Range: $130-190 a night

For a stunning resort close to the beach and town, Puri Santrian should be at the top of your list. Located on the golden sands of Sanur Beach, you can have your fill at snorkelling and parasailing and make use of the hotel facilities in the evening. Puri Santrian offers a ridiculous amount of facilities including two outdoor pools, a luxury spa, yoga classes, cooking classes and a library. They even have traditional performances that take place over dinner! This surely is enough to tempt you, but if it isn’t, the elegant rooms with large balconies overlooking tropical gardens will. (Prices start at £130 a night for a superior double/twin room)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

Where to Stay in Nusa Dua, Bali

Mercure Bali Nusa Dua

Budget: Timbis Homestay Bali

Quick Info
 Room Type: Standard|Double|Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Pandawa Beach

Price Range: $11-18 a night

Timbis Homestay sounds like THE perfect place to stay in Nusa Dua if you’re on a tight budget or even if you’re not! You will feel like one of the family staying here. The family who run the place are unbelievably kind and helpful, even going as far as cooking dinner for all the guests or driving you somewhere if you don’t know where you’re going! The people and atmosphere are reason enough to stay here, but the homestay also has other benefits: clean rooms, great AC, even better WI-FI (score!) and in a perfect location. If you’re adventurous this is the place to stay if you’d like to paraglide or surf, plus you’re in a nontouristy area which is always nice. (Prices start at $11 a night for a standard double/twin room)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

Mid Range: Mercure Bali Nusa Dua

Quick Info
 Room Type: Deluxe|Superior|Double|Twin Rooms|Junior Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Geger Beach

Price Range: $40-100 a night

Mercure Bali Nusa Dua is known for its incredibly amicable staff. Whether it’s recommending local activities or restaurants or helping you with any request you have, they will provide you with an effortless stay. The hotel itself is stunning. It is fairly new with contemporary décor, which also extends to the rooms and out to the impressive outdoor pool. Perfectly located a walk away from local villages and the beach, you can explore on foot, rent bikes or use the free shuttle to get around. Rooms at Mercure are really clean, spacious and elegant, with some including terraces overlooking the pool. (Prices start at $40 a night for a superior twin room)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

Luxury: INAYA Putri Bali

Quick Info
 Room Type: Deluxe|Double|Twin Rooms|One-Bed Suites|One-Bed Villas with Private Pool

Wifi: Yes

Near: Pasifika Museum

Price Range: $130-390 a night

INAYA Putri Bali has crazy good reviews for pretty much everything. To start with, the hotel is very fancy and elegant. Then you have a lot of facilities to make use of such as the pool, the private beach and its three restaurants. Yes I said three! Take your pick depending on what you fancy, they are all open air with a lovely sea breeze and even better food. The breakfast is supposed to be the highlight due to the sheer amount of choice you have, while the morning market just outside is also a must see. Lastly you have the rooms: big, modern and extremely comfortable. Some offer pool access while others overlook the garden, but all rooms have a spacious bathtub and complimentary minibar! (Prices start at $130 a night for a deluxe double/twin room)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com Agoda

If you want to see more options, take a look at our full article on best villas in Nusa Dua

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Where to Stay in Ubud

As Ubud is one of the largest hot spots to visit while in Bali, we’ve written dedicated articles featuring the best hotels, hostels, and villas that are super affordable.

Where to Stay in Canggu

Similar to Ubud, Canggu is a place frequented by many. This has also been our home for the last few months so we have heaps of recommendations on where to stay in Canggu as well as the best villas.

Best Bali Villas

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