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, are a lot of tourists and Bali’s diverse neighborhoods have something to offer everyone. Many are attracted to Ubud with its lush rainforests, famous landscapes, and yoga centers. Meanwhile, travelers seeking the sea can head to the lively beachside resort towns of Seminyak, Kuta, Sanur, and Nusa Dua which 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.
- 1 Where to Stay in Kuta, Bali
- 2 Where to Stay in Seminyak, Bali
- 3 Where to Stay in Sanur, Bali
- 4 Where to Stay in Nusa Dua, Bali
- 5 Where to Stay in Ubud
- 6 Where to Stay in Canggu
- 7 Best Bali Villas
Where to Stay in Kuta, Bali
Budget: Da’Housetel Kuta
Near: Sunset Road district
Price Range: From $5 per night
Da’Housetel Kuta is the perfect budget choice due its location and atmosphere.
Located in the Sunset road district, this hostel is in a quieter area so you get the benefits of peaceful surroundings while at the same time not being too far from the action. You’re just a 15-minute drive from Bali Denpasar International Airport and 10 minutes from Kuta Beach.
Da’Housetel Kuta has both dorms and private rooms, so you can pick whichever you prefer based on your budget and what you want. Regardless, all the rooms have a rustic charm as they’re furnished with wood furniture and wooden floors.
The hostel premises is just lovely, with a garden, a small pool, and lots of areas to hang out. Spend some time in the lounge and dining areas to socialize with other travelers and the super friendly staff. Perfect right?
Mid-Range: HARRIS Hotel Tuban Bali
Near: Tuban Beach
Price Range: From $28 per night
If you’re traveling 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!
Only a five-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, this hotel offers the ultimate convenience: free 24-hour airport shuttles. They even offer stays for transit travelers which gives you a maximum of seven hours access. Perfect for a shower and a nap before moving on to your next flight!
Once you’re at the hotel, you then have access to an outdoor pool, spa, onsite cafe and bar, as well as countless beaches and restaurants within a five-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!
Luxury: Aryaduta Bali
Near: Lippo Mall Kuta Beach
Price Range: From $85 night
There is no shortage of luxury accommodation in Kuta, but our top choice would be Aryaduta Bali.
This hotel offers direct access to Lippo Mall Kuta Beach, whilst also being close to many restaurants as well as the airport. The rooms here are super spacious and tastefully decorated, with a seating area included. Some rooms also come with a private balcony.
Don’t miss out on the delicious food at the on-site restaurant, and if you need any help during your stay, the friendly staff are on hand to offer advice and assistance.
The icing on the cake? The rooftop infinity pool overlooking the beach!
Where to Stay in Seminyak, Bali
Budget: Taman Rosani Hotel & Villa
Near: Petitenget Beach
Price Range: From $19 night
Big thumbs up for location with Taman Rosani Hotel & Villa! Exit via the back entrance, you are just a short walk away from popular 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 just 15 minutes.
The rooms here are basic but comfortable, with balconies offering views of the swimming pool. It definitely looks better than you would expect from this price point.
Top Rated Budget Hostels in Seminyak | Hostelworld
Mid-Range: HARRIS Hotel Seminyak
Near: The Seminyak Square Shopping Mall
Price Range: From $38 night
Just a five-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. Harris offers double or twin rooms, and even has a family package that sleeps four thanks to interconnecting rooms. The rooms here are super comfortable, decorated in white and orange accents.
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!
Luxury: Dash Hotel Seminyak
Near: Petitenget Temple
Price Range: From $53 per night
If you want to stay in the hippy area of Bali, Dash Hotel is a really cool choice! Located in a vibrant area, the hotel is close to Seminyak beach, Seminyak Square, and the famous Potato Head Beach Club.
Unlike other hotels in Seminyak, Dash Hotel has a fun, multi-colored theme running through the whole hotel, right up to the rooftop garden full of comfy furniture and lanterns. The studio rooms have a contemporary design with big, comfortable double beds. The graffiti walls are definitely Instagram-worthy!
Facilities available at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a garden with a sun terrace. An all-you-can-eat breakfast is also included in the room rate. And don’t miss the rooftop bar — head there for a drink and take in a gorgeous Bali sunset!
If you’re looking for luxury villas (that are super affordable), check out our full article on the best villas in Seminyak!
Where to Stay in Sanur, Bali
Budget: Di Kubu Homestay
Near: Sindhu Beach
Price Range: From $13 per 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 short 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 bathroom, and a private terrace overlooking your garden.
There’s a shared kitchen if you’d like to prepare your own meals, but you can also arrange for room service or simply head out to one of the nearby restaurants.
The family who runs the homestay is lovely and always happy to help you organize trips or transfers, plus they make a really good breakfast!
Top Rated Budget Hostels in Sanur | Hostelworld
Mid-Range: Astana Pengembak Suite & Villa
Near: Serangan Turtle Island
Price Range: From $22 per night
One of the best things about this hotel is that you get a taste of luxury even if you’re paying for a mid-range room.
Astana Pengembak Suite & Villa offers twin and double rooms that are lush, beautifully decorated, and super spacious. You even have a small seating area to hang out in. There’s also an outdoor pool, ideal for lounging on a lazy day.
Located in a quiet area, you’ll have easy access to restaurants and bars which 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.
Luxury: Puri Santrian
Near: Grand Bali Beach Golf Course
Price Range: From $173 per 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 of snorkeling 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. The rooms here are the height of comfort: spacious, beautifully designed, and lush.
To experience luxury Balinese-style, this is the spot for you!
Looking for a luxury guide to Bali? Check out this post for some inspiration!
Where to Stay in Nusa Dua, Bali
Budget: Timbis Homestay Bali
Near: Pandawa Beach
Price Range: From $14 per 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’ll feel like one of the family staying here. The family who runs the place is 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 a perfect location. If you’re adventurous, this is the place to stay if you’d like to paraglide or surf. For the less adventurous, spend your days taking in the sun by the outdoor pool.
To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com
Mid-Range: Mercure Bali Nusa Dua
Near: Geger Beach
Price Range: From $48 per night
Mercure Bali Nusa Dua is known for its incredibly amicable staff. Whether it’s recommending local activities and 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. Rooms at Mercure are really clean, spacious and elegant, with some including terraces overlooking the pool. For a bit of a splurge, opt for their Junior Suite which comes with a separate seating area and a view of the pool!
Perfectly located a short walk away from local villages and the beach, you can explore on foot, rent bikes or use the free shuttle to get around.
This is a lovely hotel that is great value for money!
Luxury: INAYA Putri Bali
Near: Pasifika Museum
Price Range: From $158 per night
INAYA Putri Bali has crazy good reviews for pretty much everything!
To start with, the hotel is very fancy and elegant. 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 said to be the highlight due to the sheer amount of choice you have, while the morning market just outside is also a must-see.
Last (but not least), 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!
This is definitely the hotel to pick for a splendid five-star stay in Nusa Dua!
For more options, take a look at our full article on the best villas in Nusa Dua!
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 travelers. 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
Villas are the ultimate choice for privacy, comfort, and an unforgettable stay in Bali. The best part is that Bali villas can be quite afforable!
Check out our villa guides below for more information:
- Best Bali Villas Under $100
- Best Family Villas Bali
- Best Private Pool Villas Bali
- Best Uluwatu Villas
Read our other articles about traveling around Bali
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- Best Beaches in Indonesia You’d Be Crazy to Miss
- Unusual Things to Do in Bali That You Can’t Miss