Komodo National Park is a place that people frequent when in Indonesia. Although getting there is a bit of a pain, between the wild Komodo dragons, the stunning views, and the incredible diving, a trip here is well worth it for those that seek a bit of adventure. This beautiful set of islands which belong to the Komodo National Park is home to some of the best diving we’ve done here in Southeast Asia and is also one of the most scenic trips you can do in Indonesia. As soon as you get to Flores, the small but lively town of Labuan Bajo becomes home for a few days. So whether you are diving or exploring islands, here are our personal recommendations on the best places to stay in Labuan Bajo, Flores.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Labuan Bajo

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Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel

Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

Wifi: Yes

Near: near Kampung Ujung Beach

Price Range: $17 night

This newly opened hostel is a great place to stay at when in Labuan Bajo. Giving out a colorful and chilled out atmosphere, the hostel provides a great place for guests to come together and relax. From a live reggae band at night to swimming and lounging around their swimming pool, Dragon Dive Komodo Hostel is one of the top places to stay for budget backpackers.

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

Bajo View

Quick Info
Room Type: Tents

Wifi: Yes

Near: Close to the pier

Price Range: $8-15 a night

If you’re looking for cheap, go no further as Bajo view allows you to stay in tents for a pretty unique experience. We personally stayed at Gardena (another budget place) but they do not take bookings online. The tents here in Bajo view show off a spectacular view, but please do note that it does get quite hot in the rooms. (Prices start at $15 for two people/ $8 for one person)

To see prices or read reviews, check:  Agoda

Orange Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms (Fan & AC)

Wifi: Yes

Near: Close to the pier

Price Range: $15 a night

For those that are looking for a basic but private place to stay in Labuan Bajo, the Orange Hotel is a good choice for budget travelers. The room is pretty basic but clean and the location is very close to the port which is perfect for those that are planning to dive while they are on the islands. The place comes with a basic free breakfast which is fantastic for a budget type of hotel. (Prices start at $15 for two people with breakfast)

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

Exotic Komodo Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 10 minutes to drive to Pelni Labuan Bajo Harbour

Price Range: $30 a night

For those that want to stay near the airport, this hotel is a great choice. Although a bit far from the town center, they offer a free shuttle to get you back and forth. The owner is extremely lovely and really goes out of his way to accommodate you. The rooms are clean, spacious with very comfortable beds. If you get the deluxe rooms, the view from the balcony is beautiful. (Prices start at $30 for two people)

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

Best Mid Range Places to Stay in Labuan Bajo

Green Hill Boutique Hotel

Puri Sari Beach Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 15 minutes to drive to Pelni Labuan Bajo Harbour

Price Range: $50 a night

This beach hotel is a nice splurge when in Labuan Bajo. The resort facilities are well maintained, clean, and the staff are very attentive. Although the beach itself isn’t great (highly dependent on the season), the outdoor pool is a great place to relax after a day of diving. The beach area in front of the hotel is kept clean though! They also provide a free shuttle from the airport and back which is a nice touch. The breakfast included is also pretty decent. (Prices start at $50 for two people with breakfast)

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

Green Hill Boutique Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk from the harbour

Price Range: $30 a night

This mid-range hotel is located behind an Italian restaurant (which serves amazing food). Ignore the long walk up the stairs and stay in a relatively well priced room offering you all the amenities that you need. Oh, and the view in their restaurant area is stunning! Although it has mixed reviews online, our friends had a lovely stay there. Read the reviews and decide for yourself. (Prices start at $40 for a double room)

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

Komodo Lodge

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 3-minute walk from the property to the main road

Price Range: $34 a night

This hotel is located a few minutes walking distance from the pier, making it ideal for those that are setting out very early for dive trips or other excursions. The lodge is clean, well decorated with spacious rooms. The AC is also a great touch as the heat can often be unbearable. They provide a good but basic breakfast which you can request to even eat by your room’s front porch. For us, this is a great place to stay for those who want a comfortable stay while in Labuan Bajo. (Prices start at $34 for two with breakfast)

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

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Labuan Bajo

Plataran Komodo Beach Resort

La Prima Hotel Flores

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Pede Beach

Price Range: $50-70 a night

For those of you that want to splurge a little bit, spend a little bit more and  stay in this lush place which has a beautiful outdoor pool. Although the rooms could use a facelift, the pool and outdoors area make up for it. The hotel is  located a little bit outside of the main town, the hotel provides a shuttle for guests to use. (Prices start at $50-70 for a double room)

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

Bintang Flores Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 1.6 km from Flores Harbour

Price Range: $75 a night

This hotel is located 2km away from Flores harbor has a private beach as well as a lush outdoor pool. The rooms are spacious with really comfortable beds! The pool has to be one of our favorites as relaxing there after a full day of diving was pretty great. Although the wifi here is known to be slow, we didn’t have much time to use it as we were too busy going on various trips around the island. This hotel is a bit far from the main town but the exclusivity and privacy is great. (Prices start at $75 a night for two people with breakfast)

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

Plataran Komodo Beach Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: One Bedroom|Two Bedroom Villas

Wifi: Yes

Near: Waecicu Beach

Price Range: $300 a night

For those of you that are looking for a luxurious getaway, this is as good as it gets! The Plataran Komodo Beach Resort has a beautiful resort compound whose helpful staff go above and beyond to accommodate your needs. (Prices start at $300 for a beachfront villa)

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

So there you have it! Hopefully, this list will help you choose a place to stay that will fit and suit your travel budget. These places were recommended based on our personal experience and that of friends. Heading to Labuan Bajo? Check out our Komodo Liveaboard Reviews or things to do in Labuan Bajo

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