Where To Stay In Bali Guide – A Complete Breakdown

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Where to stay in Bali is one of the most common questions asked when visiting the island. So we’ve broken down all the best places to stay in Bali.

Getting Around Bali + Tips

Getting around Bali couldn’t be easier. There are generally 3 options:

By Scooter:

We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves. 

However be sure to read up on our Renting A Scooter In Bali guide beforehand!

Most accommodations will allow you to store your big bags with them, even after checkout.

So if you’re comfortable on two wheels, and looking for somewhere to rent scooters from, you can book a trusted scooter rental here.

With A Driver:

Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

You can opt for standard 5 seater vans, or larger minibuses for bigger groups.

This is a great option for those looking to design their own itinerary. Simply jump in, tell you driver exactly where you wish to go, and he’ll navigate the most efficient route.

If you’re looking for for a reliable service, you can book a private car with a driver for the day here.

By Tour:

Some of the best days out we’ve had in Bali have been on private tours.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

There’s even a Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour, for those looking to photograph its most recognisable locations.

From sunrise hikes, to waterfall treks and island hopping, there’s plenty to keep you busy on the bustling island!

Book your Bali Tours: Bali: Top Tours & Activities

WHAT TO PACK

DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D

Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod

Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50

Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50

Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket

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Stay safe on your scooter in Bali!

Where To Stay In Seminyak

Seminyak is the first stop for most holiday makers!

Known for its night life and high end restaurants. If you’re up for a party then this is one of the best places to stay in Bali.

Luxury – Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort – Located on Seminyak Beach, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort offers spacious suites with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Its 5-star facilities include an infinity pool and free WiFi. Modern decor and hardwood flooring run throughout the guestrooms at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort. All rooms have a private balcony and terrazzo spa bathtub, as well as a flat-screen TV. Anantara Spa offers a variety of traditional Balinese massages and body treatments.

Mid-BudgetDash Hotel Seminyak – Located just a 5-minute walk from Seminyak Beach, and the famous Potato Head Beach Club, Dash Hotel Seminyak presents an accommodation where guests can enjoy their stay. This hotel also offers free WiFi access, an outdoor swimming pool, and free on-site private parking for guests who drive. Each room comes with air conditioning and features colourful and contemporary designs. All rooms also come with modern conveniences like a flat-screen cable TV, minibar, hairdryer, ironing facilities, and an electric kettle. There is also an en suite bathroom featuring shower or bath facility, slippers, hairdryer, and free toiletries.

BudgetSeminyak Point Guest House – Seminyak Point Guest House is surrounded by a green garden and offers free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned accommodation, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. Each room comes with a wardrobe, flat-screen cable TV and a balcony overlooking the pool. The bathrooms comes with a hot shower. Seminyak Point Guest House is a 5-minute drive from Seminyak Beach and Oberoi Street, where many shops, restaurants and cafes are located.

For more places to stay in Seminyak you can check the latest prices here.

Strawberry Fields Seminyak Best Restaurants In Seminyak Bali
All the quirky cafes can be found in Seminyak

Where To Stay In Canggu

Canggu is a foodies heaven! This is where you’ll find the smoothie bowls and avocados and is home to some of the best restaurants in Bali.

Known as one of the best places to stay in Bali for expats or long term digital nomads, some of the best villas on the island can be found in Canggu.

Luxury – Theanna Eco Villa and Spa – One of the most highly rated hotels in the area! Set in Canggu, a 6-minute drive to Echo Beach, Theanna Eco Villa and Spa offers villas with private pools. Guests can enjoy pampering massages at the spa centre. The villa also provides free use of bicycles and free shuttle service to the surrounding areas. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the villa and the whole setting is beautiful.

Mid-BudgetFrii Hotel – Perfect location and just off the main road, this hotel is definitely a spot of luxury at a reasonable price. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, minibar and electric kettle. The rooms also feature an en suite bathroom with shower, which comes with slippers and towels. Some rooms have sea view or pool view.

BudgetThe Hideout Hostel – Situated in the Pererenan district of Canggu, The Hideout Hostel provides free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Among the various facilities are a terrace and a shared lounge. There is a restaurant. The units in the hostel come with a coffee machine. The rooms come with a seating area.

For more places to stay in Canggu you can check the latest prices here.

Canggu Villas Best Villas In Canggu
Some of the nicest villas on the island can be found in Canggu

Where To Stay In Ubud

Ubud is the zen capital, and the place where every one of your Bali expectations will be fulfilled.

Known for its rice terraces and yoga, this is high on peoples list of best places to stay in Bali.

Luxury – Alaya Resort – Alaya Resort is located in the heart of Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali. The resort is set amidst the rice fields, offering an outdoor pool and fitness centre. Guests enjoy free daily afternoon tea and tropical fruits. The contemporary rooms come with a flat-screen TV and private terrace overlooking the natural greenery. The private bathrooms, decorated in artworks, provide complete facilities. Alaya Resort Ubud is just 200 metres away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres away from Ubud Market.

Mid-Budget – Pertiwi Bisma 2 – Featuring 2 landscaped pools and a restaurant, Pertiwi Bisma 2 offers guests a memorable stay, a 5-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest. Free WiFi is available in all areas, and also free shuttles to Ubud Market. Rooms in Pertiwi Bisma 2 come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle and a coffee/tea maker. Nestled within tropical gardens, they all come with a private terrace. Balinese dance classes, trekking and hiking activities are also available. 

Budget – Sila Urip Guest House – Nestled amongst lush garden, Sila Urip Guest House is located in the tranquil part of Ubud. Each room provides a terrace and a seating area. Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. You can enjoy garden view from each room. Guests can also order room service. At Sila Urip Guest House you will find a garden and a terrace. The friendly staff can assist with bike hire, shuttle service and airport transfer at additional charges.

For more places to stay in Ubud you can check the latest prices here.

Sunrise Tegalalang Rice Terraces Ubud Rice Terraces
The incredible Tegalalang Rice Terraces at sunrise

Where To Stay In Munduk

Munduk is a perfect stop between Ubud and Lovina.

Known for Wanagiri Hidden HillsHandara Gate and of course Ulun Danu Temple, Munduk is one of the coldest places when looking at where to stay in Bali.

LuxuryMunduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa – Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort offers luxurious suites and villas with free Wi-Fi. An outdoor infinity pool provides scenic views of the surrounding coffee trees, rice fields and mountains. The resort also boasts its own spa, restaurant and tennis courts. Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are both a 5 minute drive from Munduk Moding Plantation. Munduk Waterfall is just a 15 minute trek away. Featuring wood flooring and furnishings, each room has a 4-poster bed and floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and refrigerator with minibar. Private bathrooms include a shower and terrazzo bathtub.

Mid-BudgetPuri Lumbung Cottages – Set in North Bali and surrounded by nature, Puri Lumbung Cottages offers simple yet charming accommodation with a spa and a restaurant. Each cottage at Puri Lumbung comes with an attached balcony made of solid wood and presents stunning views of the surrounding. The attached bathroom comes with hot shower facilities and some rooms have a stone bath. Guests can indulge in a range of traditional Balinese massage at Puri Lumbung Cottages.You can also join various Balinese culture activities such as cooking class, language lessons and yoga.

BudgetUmah De Madya – Situated in Munduk, 9.3 miles from Banyumala Waterfall, Umah De Madya features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. The guest house offers a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available. Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available each morning at the guest house. The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International, 51.6 miles from Umah De Madya, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

For more places to stay in Munduk you can check the latest prices here.

Best Things To Do In Munduk Bali Munduk Moding Plantation
Munduk Moding Plantation is one of the most impressive places we’ve ever stayed!

Where To Stay In Lovina

Lovina is way way up on the Northern coast and gives some of the most beautiful ocean views in Bali.

Known for dolphin watching and again waterfall hunting, Lovina can be a peaceful and tranquil stop when looking at where to stay in Bali.

Luxury – Sea View Villa Bloom Bali – Set in Lovina, Sea View Villa Bloom Bali offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a restaurant and access to a garden with an outdoor pool. It is located 6.2 miles from Krisna Funtastic Land and provides room service. The villa has 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and an oven, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available every morning at the villa.

Mid-Budget – Odika Lovina House and Villa – Located just a 5-minute walk from Lovina Beach, Odika Lovina House and Villa offers modern and elegant self-catering accommodation with free WiFi access and free on-site private parking. It’s a 30-minute drive from the property to the town of Buleleng. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a refrigerator. You can enjoy garden view from the room. Guests staying at the villa can enjoy a private outdoor pool.

Budget – GM Hotel Lovina – Set in Lovina, GM Lovina provides accommodation with private balconies. All units in the hotel come with a flat-screen TV. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at GM Lovina also offer free WiFi. Guest rooms at the accommodation include air conditioning and a desk. Guests at GM Lovina can also enjoy an American or an Asian breakfast.

For more places to stay in Lovina you can check the latest prices here.

GitGit Waterfall Bali Waterfalls
Hanging out at GitGit Waterfall

Where To Stay In Gili T

Gili T and the other Gili Islands are actually part of Lombok although everybody adds them to their Bali itinerary.

Known for its crystal clear waters, diving and snorkelling, if you love turtles, Gili T is one of the best places to go!

Luxury – Kelapa Villas – Kelapa Villas is located in a coconut plantation in northwest Gili Trawangan. All villas have an enclosed fence and come with a private pool. Gili Trawangan Beach is just a 5-minute bike ride from the property. Every villa comes with landscaped gardens and a unique lay out and design. All of the air-conditioned villas have a seating area as well as a flat-screen TV. The private bathrooms are either indoor or open-air. Some villas include a kitchen and living/dining room.

Mid-Budget – White Coconut Cottage – White Coconut Cottage is situated in the northern part of Gili Trawangan, 900 yards from Sunset Point. Free WiFi is available in all areas. All rooms come with air-conditioning, a private terrace, day bed and outdoor furniture. Guests can enjoy garden and pool views. Decorated with timber furniture, the rooms feature a fridge, a kettle, and a personal safe. White Coconut Cottage also includes an outdoor pool. Turtle Conservation Gili Trawangan is 0.6 miles away. 

BudgetDPM Gili T. Diving Hostel & Bar – DPM Gili T. Diving Hostel & Bar features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Gili Trawangan. Located around a few steps from Sunset Point, the guest house with free WiFi is also 50 yards away from Gili Trawangan Art Market. The property is also located a few steps from Turtle Conservation Gili Trawangan. Every room comes with air conditioning and a private bathroom. A continental breakfast is available daily.

For more places to stay in Gili T you can check the latest prices here.

Gili Trawangan Snorkeling Tour Snorkeling Gili Trawangan
Snorkelling Gili Trawangan is one of the best things to do

Where To Stay In Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, are smaller and even less touristic than Nusa Penida.

For blue waters and true Bali island life, these two spots will definitely fulfil your needs.

Luxury – The Acala Lembongan – Set in Nusa Lembongan, The Acala Shri Sedana is 1.2 miles from Mushroom Bay. Among the various facilities are an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, as well as a terrace. Guests can enjoy a selection of Asian dishes in the in-house restaurant. The property offers free scheduled shuttle service to Yellow Bridge, Mushroom Bay, and Jungut Batu. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony, however all feature air conditioning and a desk.

Mid-BudgetBali Nusa Villa – Bali Nusa Cottage is located in Lembongan, 100 yards from Mushroom Bay and 0.6 miles from The Sandy Beach Club. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Some units feature views of the pool or garden. Every room comes with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. There is also luggage storage space at the property.

Budget – Pandan Wangi – Located in Lembongan, 350 yards from Blue Corner, Pandan Wangi features air-conditioned rooms as well as free private parking. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Some rooms come with a terrace or balcony. However, every room comes with a private bathroom. Pandan Wangi features free WiFi. There is free shuttle service at the property. The staff can arrange scooter rental and snorkelling tours with additional charges. Bike hire is available at this homestay and the area is popular for snorkelling.

For more accommodation on Nusa Lembongan you can check the latest prices here.

Yellow Bridge Nusa Lembongan To Cenengan
Crossing the Yellow Bridge that connects Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Cenengan

Where To Stay In Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida delivers a tropical slice of heaven!

Known for its white beaches, island life and of course the famous Kelingking Beach!

Luxury – Crystal Bay Villa & Residence – Boasting a restaurant, free bikes, and a garden, Crystal Bay Villa & Residence features accommodation in Nusa Penida with free WiFi and pool views. With garden views also available, this accommodation provides a balcony and a swimming pool. The air-conditioned villa consists of 1 separate bedroom, 1 bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries, a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Guests at the villa can enjoy an à la carte or an American breakfast. Bicycle rental service is also available at the accommodation.

Mid-Budget – Singable Bungalows – Situated in Nusa Penida, Singabu Bungalows offers air-conditioned accommodation and landscaped tropical gardens. It has an outdoor pool and free WiFi in all areas. Each room comes with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. The rooms also have a terrace with views of the pool or the garden. Private bathrooms all come with a shower. Coco Leaf restaurant serves a variety of international dishes, and room service is also available.

Budget – Deva Devi Beach Inn – Set in Nusa Penida just 0.7 miles from Sampalan Harbour, Deva Devi Beach Inn offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a garden. The property features a bar and a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. All guest rooms at the guest house come with a seating area. At Deva Devi Beach Inn all rooms also come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

For more places to stay in Nusa Penida you can check the latest prices here.

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Prepare yourself for the walk down to Kelingking Beach

Where To Stay In Uluwatu

Uluwatu is located in the southern part of Bali.

Known for some of the best beaches in Bali, if you’re a keen surfer then this is definitely where to stay in Bali!

Luxury – Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort – Anantara is one of the most popular places to stay in Bali. The Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and also a spa. Each room comes with a hot tub and free Wi-Fi. The resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Nusa Dua Beach. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, airport transfers and a free shuttle service is available to Padang Beach. Each room comes with a living area, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an audio jack and a personal safe.

Mid-Budget – Le Grande Bali – Situated in Uluwatu, Le Grande Bali offers an outdoor pool, spa and a tennis court. Spacious rooms at Le Grande Bali each have a flat-screen cable TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and personal safe. All rooms come with a balcony or terrace. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower, and guests can relax with a massage session at D’Spa or make use of the karaoke, sauna and hot tub facilities. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is also provided in all areas.

Budget – Made Roejas Homestay – Featuring a restaurant, a garden, and a shared lounge, Made Roejas Homestay provides accommodation in Uluwatu for travellers on a budget. The air-conditioned homestay also offers a seating area, free WiFi and garden views. Set just 6.8 miles from Uluwatu Temple, both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are also available at Made Roejas Homestay.

For more places to stay in Uluwatu you can check the latest prices here.

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Nyang Nyang Beach is one of our favourite spots in the south

Where To Stay In Jimbaran

Jimbaran is a fishing village close to the airport in the south of Bali.

Known for its high end restaurants as well as seafood platters, if you’re looking to treat yourself on your final few nights then this is exactly where to stay in Bali.

Luxury – Ayana Resort and Spa – Situated 5 miles from Central Jimbaran, AYANA Resort and Spa offers luxurious rooms overlooking the private beaches of Jimbaran Bay. The resort sits on 90 hectares of cliff-top tropical garden, 115 feet above Jimbaran Bay. Home to the famous Rock Bar, the resort provides 12 swimming pools and 19 dining options. Decorated with elegant wooden furnishings, rooms at AYANA Resort and Spa come with 42-inch flat-screen TVs and stylish marble bathrooms with bathtubs.

Mid-Budget – Abi Bali Resort and Villa – A 25-minute walk from Jimbaran Beach, Abi Bali Resort and Villa offers spacious accommodation with 24-hour room service and free internet access. It features a spa and several outdoor pools. The Rock Bar is located only 1.2 miles away. Rooms at Bali Abi Villa come with outdoor showers as well as flat-screen TVs. Each has a fridge, DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms look out onto the resort pools. While villas have private pools and gardens.

Budget – Wikabali Beach House – Set in Jimbaran, 3.7 miles from The Rock Bar and 1.4 miles from Jimbaran Corner, Wikabali Beach House offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a terrace. A la carte and Asian breakfast options are available every morning at the homestay. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are also available at Wikabali Beach House.

For more places to stay in Jimbaran you can check the latest prices here.

OPIA Bali Jimbaran Best Restaurants In Jimbaran Bali
OPIA Bali is one of the most romantic spots in Jimbaran

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8 Comments

  1. June 14, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    It’s a very beautiful post and place… Thanks for sharing

  2. October 15, 2018 / 10:09 am

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing article. After reading the article, I feel it your article will definitely help me a lot in my next journey in Bali.

  3. Sharon Huang
    December 1, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Lovely posts! They are so helpful. I’m using your articles to plan my Bali trip next year 2019! Your information has been so helpful!

    • December 3, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Aw thanks so much Sharon! That’s so good to hear. Have an awesome trip and if you need any help just message.

  4. Marlene
    November 5, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    Hi there, gorgeous pictures! trying to do a 9-10 day itinerary for Bali next May and looking for 3 areas to stay, confused because there seem to be so many! looking for a couple of beach areas that are not commercialized with shopping etc and of course Ubed seems to be a must.
    Thanks!

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