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Where to stay in Bali Indonesia – Sit back and Relax or Party hard!

Green paddy fields, art markets, and the gorgeous sun kissed beaches are just a few of the beautiful sights Bali has to offer. It’s the perfect tropical paradise for any traveller who wants to take a break from big cities and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Bali’s famous for it’s beautiful seashores scenery and it’s exciting party areas (Kuta). Don’t worry there are plenty of places to stay whether you love to party or just want to relax by the beach.

We will give you a glimpse of where to stay in Bali and cover off all types of accommodation in Bali from Hostels to luxury hotels that don’t cost the earth and a few All Inclusive hotels in Bali!

We will cover off all types of Bali accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Bali hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Bali, the best Bali hotels, best places in Bali to visit, the best places to stay in Bali, hotels near Bali attractions, Bali neighborhood guide, Private villas and many more.

Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50%! High tourist season  is between July and August, during Easter and Christmas / New Year. The best Time to visit Bali is from April to June and September

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Kuta – Where to stay in Bali for Singles

Kuta is in the Southern part of Bali and is considered to be the party center of the city. it’s one of the most popular tourist areas in Bali and if you’re a foodie you’ll be able to find a heap of restaurants that will tantalizing your tongue. Kuta beach is known as one of the best surfing beaches in Bali and is fairly busy, it can be compared to Patong in Phuket with it’s exciting high adrenaline water sports.

If you aren’t a fan of chain of food joints, aggressive hawkers, and traffic jams, Kuta may not be for you. While Kuta is one of the cheapest areas in Bali and very popular with tourists, I wouldn’t recommend it for families, it’s more suited for the younger crowd and backpackers however I will suggest a few family friendly hotels in Kuta.

Best Places to stay in Kuta

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Kuta
H-ostel
Cara Cara Inn
Bread & Jam Hostel
Nau Here Hostel

Budget hotels in Kuta
Ibis Bali Kuta
Palloma Hotel Kuta
Hotel Asoka City Home
Berry Biz Hotel

Family Friendly/Mid-Range Hotels in Kuta
Kuta Central Park Hotel
The Sunset Bali Hotel
Maharani Beach Hotel
Kuta Paradiso Hotel

Affordable Luxury hotels in Kuta
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Lavender Villa & Spa

All inclusive resorts in Kuta 
Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort
Novotel Bali Benoa

Where to stay in Bali Indonesia - Sit back and Relax or Party hard!

Seminyak – Where to stay in Bali for nightlife

Also on the Southern side of Bali is Seminyak, here you will find another excellent beach area, perfect for surfing or sunbathing. The beach offers a great spot for sunset lovers. Seminyak is a little quieter than Kuta but still offers some great entertainment options such as clubs and sleek bars. Seminyak offer shopping experiences for all from smaller shops to exclusive high end designer shops. Considering Seminyak best places to stay Bali.

Best places to stay in Seminyak Bali

Cheapest Hostels in Seminyak
Kosta Hostel
BedPlus Backpacker

Budget hotels in Seminyak
favehotel Sunset Seminyak
100 Sunset Hotel Managed by Eagle Eyes
Kusnadi Hotel
Ananda Resort

Family Friendly/Mid-range hotels in Seminyak
Baleka Resort Hotel & Spa
Adhi Jaya Hotel
Hotel Horison Seminyak
Puri Saron Seminyak

Affordably luxury hotels in Seminyak
The Ahimsa
18 Suite Villa Loft
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

Seminyak, Indonesia - Tourist and local waiting for sunset at Seminyak Beach in Bali, Indonesia.

Ubud – Unique places to stay in Bali

Ubud is a small town in the hills in Bali, it offers an alternative to the tropical beach scene with a view of the jungle/rainforest! The area also features rich vegetative river valleys and rice terraces and rice patties fields with Hindu temples and shrines dotted around. Ubud is a little far from Kuta and the more “exiciting scene”, approx an hour drive from the airport.

It is currently home to one of Bali’s royal family, where you can visit their palace in the centre of town. World-class and fine dining restaurants are adjacent to casual cafes; royal palaces, heritage museums and art galleries. The nightlife scene here is low-key, making this area perfect for honeymooners, families or people who want to enjoy Bali’s beauty in peace, I think it’s one of the best place to stay in Bali.

Best places to stay in Ubud

Cheapest Hostels in Ubud
Lagas Hostel
Gembala Homestay

Budget hotels in Ubud
Abangan Bungalow
Bunga Permai Hotel
Yulia Village Inn
Bisma Cottages

Family Friendly/Mid-range hotels in Ubud
Sri Ratih Cottages
The Lokha Ubud
KajaNe Mua Private Villa & Mansion
Komaneka at Rasa Sayang

Affordably luxury hotels in Ubud
Pita Maha Resort and Spa
Kamandalu Ubud
Aria Villas Ubud

The Best Honeymooning hotels in Ubud 
Four Seasons Sayan
Viceroy Bali
Komaneka at Monkey Forest
Bambu Indah

Tegallalang Rice Terraces. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Beautiful green rice fields, natural background. Travel concept, famous places of Bali

Jimbaran Bay – Where to stay in Bali for couples

Jimbaran Bay is a fishing village, just south of Kuta. Jimbaran is popular with tourists because of its long beach and calm waters, its also one of the most beautiful places check out sunsets in Bali. Dining options are lined along the beach with some of the best fish restaurants on the island.

The main local seafood dining destinations is the popular cluster of seafood cafes and restaurants on Muaya Beach, simply known as ‘Jimbaran Seafood Cafes’. Shopping and nightlife remains low-key here, while some resorts, especially those on the rocky limestone cliff south of Jimbaran, feature spectacular sunset cocktail venues. Southwest of the Jimbaran are Dreamland Beach and Balangan Beach, known for their strong surfing waves.

Best Places to stay in Jimbaran Bay

Cheapest Hostels in Jimbaran Bay 
Jolie Hostel
Lowcost Bed & Breakfast

Budget hotels in Jimbaran Bay
Villa Puri Royan
Hotel Horison Jimbaran
Puri Dewa Bharata Jimbaran Hotel
Sari Segara Resort Villas & Spa

Family Friendly/Mid-range hotels in Jimbaran Bay
Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort
Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa
Watermark Hotel & Spa Bali

Affordably luxury in Jimbaran Bay
Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran
Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Four Season Resort Jimbaran
Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa
InterContinental Bali Resort

All Inclusive Resort in Jimbaran Bay 
AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

Bali Indonesia - Jimbaran tropical beach is a main popular balinese attraction famous for the clear aqua blue water and sea food restaurants in Bali Indonesia.

Nusa Dua – Where to stay in Bali for families

Nusa Dua is an area in southern Bali and is considered as one of Bali’s most exclusive beachfront resort enclave and of course the best 18-hole golf course in Bali. Nusa Dua is lined with gorgeous white sand beaches which are very well-maintained, the most popular is Geger Beach. There are plenty of dining options within most hotels. Nightlife is also mostly contained within hotels and are mostly refined bars, rather than loud clubs.

Best Places to stay in Nusa Dua

Budget hotels in Nusa Dua
Amaris Hotel Pratama Nusa Dua 
Ibis Styles Bali Benoa

Family Friendly/Mid-range hotels in Nusa Dua
Melia Bali
Ayodya Resort Bali
Grand Mirage Resort Bali (our favourite!)

Affordably luxury in Nusa Dua
Grand Hyatt Bali
Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa
The St. Regis Bali Resort
Club Med Bali

All Inclusive Resort in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Melia Bali
Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Spa
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
Club Med Bali

BALI, INDONESIA - Paradise beach on Bali island Nusa Dua in Indonesia

Canggu – Where to stay in Bali for Surfing

Canggu is a resort village on the southern coast of Bali. Similar to Ubud, it’s surrounded by terraced rice paddies, but the difference is that Canggu has a beach. The best beaches are Canggu beach and Echo which like most beach in Bali are perfect for surfing.

Best Places to stay in Canggu

Cheapest Hostels in Canggu
Mojosurf Camp Canggu

Budget hotels in Canggu
Candra Bali Surf School Homestay
The Taman Ayu
Taman Rosani Hotel & Villa

Family Friendly/Mid-range hotels in Canggu
The Kirana Hotel Resto and Spa
The Haven Suites Bali
Koa d’ Surfer Hotel
Lv8 Resort Hotel

Affordably luxury in Canggu
Hotel Tugu Bali
Aston Canggu Beach Resort
Villa Berawa
The Santai

CANGGU BALI ISLAND INDONESIA - Group of surfers going to surf on the beach. Bali island is one of the worlds best surfing destinations

Legian – Where to stay in Bali on a budget

Between the nightlife hubs of Kuta and Seminyak, lies the smaller beach area of Legian. Offering more budget-friendly beachfront resorts than Seminyak, Legian is a good compromise for those wanting to be near the action of Seminyak, while not breaking the bank on their Bali vacation. Another reason this is a great place to stay in Bali and stay on budget is the abundance of street markets and food vendors.

There’s no need to eat at fancy beach resort restaurants when you can sample delicious street food every day. But don’t worry, it’s all very compact, so even if you stay in Legian, you can easily reach any of the other areas along Seminyak Beach.

Best places to stay in Legian:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Legian:
Kayun Hostel
Mirah Hostel
The Island Hotel
BedPlus Backpacker

Budget Hotels in Legian:
Fourteen Roses Beach Hotel
Losari Hotel & Villas
Serela Legian Hotel
The Sun Hotel & Spa

Mid range Hotels in Legian:
Legian Beach Hotel
Pullman Bali Legian Beach
Dinar Hills by Bukit Peninsula Vista
Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa

Family Friendly Hotels in Legian:
Alam KulKul Boutique Resort
Rama Residence Padma
The Magani Hotel and Spa
Rama Garden Hotel Bali

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Legian:
Legian Beach Villas
The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali, Autograph Collection
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Padma Resort Legian

Bali, Indonesia - Balangan Beach in Bali, Indonesia

Sanur – Where to stay in Bali for relaxation

Along the East Coast of Bali, the area of Sanur Beach offers a quieter respite from some of the more lively Bali resorts. If your Bali vacation plans include a visit to Nusa Lembongan, or the Komodo Islands, you’ll likely depart from Sanur. At Sanur, you’ll find more trees, less traffic and a quieter beach than some of the larger resort towns on the West Coast. Rest assured, there are still many beachfront resorts to choose from, as well as restaurants and shops, just fewer crowds to contend with. If you are seeking laid-back luxury with Balinese charm, Sanur is the best area to stay in Bali.

Best places to stay in Sanur:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Sanur:
Suwardika Homestay & Dormitory
Ning Homestay

Budget Hotels in Sanur:
Kesumasari Beach Hotel
Kesumasari Beach Cottages
Sativa Sanur Cottages
Bali Kembali

Mid range Hotels in Sanur:
Stana Puri Gopa Hotel
ARTOTEL Sanur
Hotel Segara Agung
Mahalaksmi Boutique Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Sanur:
Mahalaksmi Boutique Hotel
Parigata Villas Resort
Abian Harmony Hotel & Spa
Puri Santrian

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Sanur:
Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Parigata Villas Resort
Hyatt Regency Bali
Sudamala Suites & Villas

A balinese beach with sunbeds and two big timber logs in the water, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia,

Pemuteran – Where to stay in Bali for a genuine experience

Along the northern coast of Bali is the water sports capital of Pemuteran. The remote location helps Pemuteran remain one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in Bali. After a drive through lush rice fields, you arrive at Pemuteran resort to a surprising lack of crowds and tourism. Just offshore is Bali’s only national park Taman Nasional Bali Barat. Locals around Pemuteran worked hard to prevent this area from becoming over-touristed like other Bali beachfront resorts. That’s not to say the area isn’t tourist-friendly, but you’re more likely to find traditional-style bungalows and guesthouses rather than glitzy high-rise resorts.

Best places to stay in Pemuteran:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Pemuteran:
Molleh Guest House
Bananaleaf Hostel

Budget Hotels in Pemuteran:
Mai Mondok Guest House
Suka Sari Cottages & Warung
Global Dive Lodges
Pondok Rahayu Guest House

Mid range Hotels in Pemuteran:
Tirta Sari Bungalows
Amertha Bali Villas
Pondok Sari Beach & Spa Resort
Adi Assri Beach Resort & Spa Pemuteran

Family Friendly Hotels in Pemuteran:
Villa Sutra
Dimpil Homestay
Taman Sari Bali Resort & Spa
Doubleyou Inn

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Pemuteran:
Matahari Beach Resort & Spa
Puri Ganesha Homes by The Beach

Aerial view of north Bali coastline at Pemuteran, Indonesia

Denpasar – Where to stay in Bali for temple lovers

Don’t rule out the capital city of Denpasar for a few days of your Bali vacation. Sure, most visitors come to Bali for beaches and water sports, but the city holds cultural and historical interests and may be a welcome change after days of beach time. Home of the Bali Arts Festival, Denpasar is filled with Hindu temples, museums, and shopping areas that range from street vendors to stylish boutiques.

As this region sees fewer tourists, the prices are often more affordable as they are for locals, not inflated for tourists. Denpasar is a great place to stay in Bali if you want to experience urban culture of Indonesia, with Balinese charm. Don’t miss the day trip to Besakih, the “Mother Temple of Hindu Bali,” a temple complex 25 kilometres by car from Denpasar.

Best places to stay in Denpasar:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Denpasar:
Szabrian Hostel
Morotai Camp Hostel
Beachbums Berawa Hostel
Balini 9 #2 BunkBeds

Budget Hotels in Denpasar:
Link Costel
Sayang Residence 1
POP! Hotel Teuku Umar Denpasar
Hotel Grand Santhi

Mid range Hotels in Denpasar:
Choice Stay Hotel Denpasar
Bali Paradise City Hotel
Quest San Denpasar
Koi Hotel and Residence

Family Friendly Hotels in Denpasar:
Sylvia Bali Suite Residence
Ganga Hotel and Apartment
Grand Mirah Boutique Hotel
Ibis Styles Bali Denpasar

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Denpasar:
Karana Villa

Bajra Sandhi Monument or Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat Bali, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

Singaraja – Where to stay in Bali for nature lovers

Bali’s former capital in the north, Singaraja is a port city known for Dutch-colonial history. The second largest city of Bali, it was the capital until 1953 when the capital shifted south to Denpasar. While many cultural attractions such as temples and museums remain, Singaraja is also a premier outdoor adventure destination of Bali. Waterfall hikes, hot springs and water sports are all abundant in this region. Don’t miss the temples at Pura Beji, with intricate carvings that have stood the test of time.

Best places to stay in Singaraja:

Budget Hotels in Singaraja:
Hardys Hotel Singaraja
Hotel Sentral
Hotel Grand Wijaya

Mid range Hotels in Singaraja:
Hotel Permata Sari

Family Friendly Hotels in Singaraja:
Woodstock in the Village
Hotel Permata Sari

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Singaraja:
Villa Shanti Canggu

Neighborhood of the Ulun Danu Temple complex at Lake Bratan, Bedugul, Bali

Amed – Where to stay in Bali for water activities

Another water sports destination of Bali is the Amed region, a series of fishing villages along the East Coast. This is also a Bali region that has escaped, or resisted, over tourism but still manages to draw divers and snorkelers from all over the world. Coral-filled bays line the shore, against a backdrop of Bali’s largest volcano, and miles of rice fields. There are offshore wrecks to dive, winding roads to explore on a scooter and quaint beachfront resorts to relax in. Amed may just be the best area to stay in Bali for scenery and variety of activities.

Best places to stay in Amed:

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Amed:
Ocean Prana Hostel
Tambun Sari Beach Homestay
Kelapa Cottage

Budget Hotels in Amed:
Beten Enjung Home Stay
Depotrek Villas
Warung Jemeluk & Home Stay

Mid range Hotels in Amed:
Coral Bay Bungalows
Bedulu Resort
Tradisi Beach-Front Villas
Amed Lodge by Sudamala Resorts

Family Friendly Hotels in Amed:
Casa de Amed
Santai Hotel Bali
Three Brothers Bungalows Bu Kadek
Sunshine Bungalows

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Amed:
Bali Marina Villas
Villa Bukit Segara
The Griya Villas and Spa

Volcano Agung and Amed beach, Bali, Indonesia

Candidasa – Where to stay in Bali for diving

One of the most popular beachfront resorts along Bali’s East Coast is Candidasa. Bali visitors can find everything from budget accommodations to five-star luxury along Candidasa Beach. There is a little bit of everything here, from offshore dive sites and historical sites that include the royal water gardens and the water palace. Nearby Tenganan is the perfect day trip that takes you back in time, as it’s one of Bali’s oldest villages. Additionally, there are many bars, restaurants and shops to explore as well.

Best places to stay in Candidasa:

Budget Hotels in Candidasa:
Geringsing Bungalows
Temple Cafe & Seaside Cottages
The Rishi Candidasa Beach Hotel
Puri Pandan Restaurant and Bungalow

Mid range Hotels in Candidasa:
Ashyana Candidasa Beach Resort
The Watergarden Hotel & Spa
Bali Palms Resort

Family Friendly Hotels in Candidasa:
Rama Shinta Hotel
Aquaria
Dewa Bharata Candidasa Bungalows
Bayshore Villas Candi Dasa

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Candidasa:
Bayshore Residence
Sagara Candidasa
Villa Sasoon
Candi Beach Villas

Sunbeds under palm trees at the Candidasa coast of Bali, Indonesia

Tanjung Benoa – Where to stay in Bali with kids

Tanjung Benoa is a peninsula within the Kuta district, but set apart from Kuta and nearby Nusa Dua. It’s perfect for water sports, with jet-skis, parasailing, banana boats and fishing tours. The calm waves and white sand make these beaches perfect for families visiting Bali with children. Of course, there are temples and cultural attractions as well, including a top Balinese cooking school. Don’t miss Caow Eng Bio, one of Bali’s oldest Chinese temples.

Best places to stay in Tanjung Benoa:

Budget Hotels in Tanjung Benoa:
Bidadari Bali Hotel
Matahari Terbit Bali Deluxe Bungalows
Alam Bali Resorts
Frangipani Homestay

Mid range Hotels in Tanjung Benoa:
Sadara Boutique Beach Resort
Rumah Bali
Core Hotel Benoa
Terrace Bali Inn

Family Friendly Hotels in Tanjung Benoa:
Benoa Sea Suites & Villas
Palm Garden Bali
Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Spa – Bali
Tijili Benoa

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Tanjung Benoa:
Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach
Conrad Bali
The Royal Santrian, Luxury Beach Villas
Club Med Bali

sunrise over fishing boats in Tanjung Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

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