This handpicked selection is seriously impressive.
The hostel game in Canggu is strong, yet diverse.
Make sure to pick the perfect location for your needs and comfort! There’s a wide range of party hostels you can surf and boutique hostels you can choose from.
- Kos One Hostel – a top pick for female solo travelers (5 Star Hostel)
- The Farm Hostel – great for surfers & solo travelers
- Kamaran Hostel – perfect for couples
This guide is perfect for YOU when you’re:
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Cheapest hostels in Canggu
- Best hostels in Canggu for solo travelers
- Fun party hostels in Canggu
- More fun hostels worth a mention
- Discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- All hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Canggu
The average price for a bed: Hostels in Canggu cost 6€ – 23€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 12€ up to 54€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Hostel Type: You will find a wide range from super cheap places, backpacker hostels to surf and party hostels. The chill and calm overall hostel feel are all over Canggu. The Boutique Hostels are our personal favorites: Fun and awesome looking!
Ubud vs Canggu: Canggu is located at the beach and more party-oriented. Ubud is surrounded by the jungle with stunning rice fields and temples. Being the cultural center of Bali, Ubud has a more relaxed vibe to kickback.
New To Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. Our Check out our recommended reading list below:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Canggu, Bali:
Let’s jump right into the boutique and party hostels in Canggu. Remember, there are more than 200. We only picked 3, our favorites:
Don’t worry about the direction, we’ve put the accommodation map at the end of the article.
1. Kos One Hostel (5-star hostel)
Kos One Hostel is a brand new boutique hostel. So beautiful in fact, that we couldn’t resist adding it to our collection of 5 Star Hostels.
Not only is the hostel luxurious, but the surroundings are stunning, too. Add to that is its awesome outdoor swimming pool!
Feast your eyes on green rice fields, the Indian Ocean, and the mighty Mount Agung. All from the comfort of an outdoor pool.
This sustainable hub has adventure activities and is perfect for barefoot hippies, surfers, and digital nomads.
Certainly an example of a yoga hostel in Canggu that will easily have you in the zone.
Slide off your shoes and discover:
- 2x Jacuzzis
- On-site restaurant
- Daily activities inc. yoga, BBQ & happy hour
- Weekly excursions
- Fitness studio
- Yummy free breakfast
Furthermore, the main attraction is a Mediterranean inspired beach pool called Alternative Beach.
Alongside the pool bar, there is an artificial sand beach, diving board, day beds and swing!
There’s also grass to relax on and an outside terrace with sofas if you prefer.
And when it’s time to rest your weary head, be amazed by the rooms. Find only two choices: 4-bed female and 4-bed mixed dorms.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi.
Sorry couples; there are no private rooms at Kos One Hostel.
Each bunk is extra large and comes with selves, reading light and charging point. Linen and towels are thrown in for added comfort.
Want more? Have a read of our full guide to Kos One Hostel here.
Location: Right in the midst of Canggu life. A short walk to the beach and local cafes, restaurants, and shops.
Without a doubt, this is the best place to stay in Canggu for:
- Female solo travelers
2. The Farm Hostel (Cool Surf Hostel)
Coming in at close second is a Balinese haven, created with locally sourced furniture, plants, and materials.
The Farm Hostel is a peaceful retreat perfect for rejuvenating, Asian style.
Without doubt it’s a great choice for the world nomads and social butterflies who enjoy good vibes only.
Looking for the best surf hostel Canggu? You nailed it, dear reader!
Basically, this is an Indonesian paradise. With a slice of home comforts thrown in.
First things first, let’s have a gander at the room choices. They are:
- Deluxe 8-bed mixed dorm
- Deluxe 6-bed & 8-bed female dorm
Important: There are no private rooms at The Farm Hostel Canggu.
Each bed comes with a privacy curtain, sheets and reading light. The female only dorm also has an added lounge area.
The lockers are designed for backpacks with plenty of space.
Honestly, the rooms aren’t out of this world in design.
Yet do you really care when there is so much more to enjoy around the hostel?
If we were you we’d be taking full advantage of the:
- Outside pool
- On-site bar
- Palm lined terrace w/ beanbags
- Tour desk (ask about scooter rental)
To top it off, the staff love to organise fun activities.
Get excited for barbecue Sundays and free pizza nights at local Pizzeria, Luigi’s.
Location: Just off the Main Street lined with bars, cafes and restaurants. The beach is a 25-minute walk or 4-minute drive. Taman Segara Madu waterpark is 10-mins in the other direction.
A top choice for:
- Solo travellers
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
3. Kamaran Hostel
Last but certainly not the least, we invite you to smile and wave at Kamaran Hostel.
This one is perfect for couples that love a community atmosphere! The vibe, the staff, the location – Kamaran will have you feeling at home, one you’ll never want to leave.
Chill in or by the pool and make friends with gorgeous hostel doggies.
Feel free to rent a hostel bicycle and explore the area. It’s a lovely 5km to the nearest beach.
If you need a break from the sun, you’re in luck.
A spacious indoor common area offers shade and an ideal workspace for remote workers on the move.
Quite honestly, large spaces are everywhere you turn.
And the rooms are no exception!
There is a wonderful selection on offer at Kamaran:
- 6-bed mixed dorm
- 8-bed mixed dorm
- Double private
Though listed as ‘budget double’, we struggle to see how so. Just look at it!
The bed is king-sized, the room huge and there is a bath tub in the en-suite. Wowzers!
As for the dorms? Expect pod-style beds with a curtain and maximum privacy. Big windows allow for tons of light and fresh air.
A yummy breakfast – mushroom omelette included – is on offer each morning.
Location: 5km from Echo Beach. There are good restaurants less than 5-minutes by foot.
One of the coolest places to stay for
Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com
What about cheapest hostels in Canggu?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Canggu.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Canggu
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Canggu for Solo Travellers
What is seriously the coolest hostel in Canggu for solo travellers? After all, a hostel is the home on the road for the solo-adventurers.
Therefore, we always have a closer look to see if a solo-traveler can actually meet people here, enjoy the vibes, and join events.
Hopefully you had a good look at our selection. If you did, it’s obvious that all of the top hostels in Canggu are ideal for solo travellers.
Why? Every hostel has…
- A pool – perfect for socialising
- Superb shared dorms – an easy way to meet travellers
- Central location – easy beach access & option to meet locals
Yet the hostel that really stands out is our #1 Kos One Hostel.
There is good reason this is a 5 star hostel, after all. Not only does it offer the above mentioned. It also organises daily activities and weekly excursions.
What better way to break the ice and share experiences?
Start the day with morning yoga, and finish it with a drink at Happy Hour. Especially the yoga classes are very popular. Make sure you join them, it is a good opportunity to meet fellow hostel friends.
Female solo travellers can enjoy the single-sex dorm. Other solo travelers also have a 4-bed cosy option. With tons of space to chill, it’s easy to enjoy your own company amongst others if you wish.
We give Kosone hostel canggu a solid 10 out of 10 for a solo traveller experience.
Best Party Hostels in Canggu
Are you in search of a great party hostel in Canggu that combines surf and relaxation? Actually, do not worry at all. Canggu is a big party destination. You can even stay in one of the boutique hostels around, and join the party at the beach bars.
Many travelers do this actually: Sleep in a quiet hostel, party outside, crawl back home.
Anyways, so you want to stay at a Canggu party hostel? Okay, okay, you got it!
Never fear, for Lay Day Surf Hostel is here.
In the heart of the small village, this hostel can’t resist throwing a party EVERY night around its four (yes, four!) outdoor pools!
The bar happens to be open all day, so poolside lazing with a beer in hand is encouraged.
There is a mix of 16 female-only and mixed dorms, plus two private villas for swanky couples. Enjoy an en-suite, air-con and under bed storage.
Thanks to the close proximity to nearby bars and nightlife, the party never stops. After starting the night by the pool, continue the fun at a local bar and meet even more travelers.
Choose one of the deluxe rooms to collapse into. Spend the day recovering cuddled up on a beanbag in the sun. Sorted.
Important: Do not drive a scooter when you had a few drinks! It is very very risky. We are not your parents, but after spending one day in Bali, you will hear already stories of people having drunk accidents. The house mate of our friend lost a finger in such an accident. Do not risk it, taxis are cheap anyways!
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
More Canggu hostels worth a mention
By now we hope you are feeling pretty ‘WOW-ed’ by the best hostels in Canggu. These hostels are our personal favorites. There is no way around them.
And yet, it doesn’t stop there!
We have more great places to stay on a budget in Canggu to put on the map. After all, we want to cover all bases:
- Dip and Doze Boutique Hostel
- Canggu Castle
- Black Pearl Hostel
- Canggu Surf Hostel
- Tipsy Gypsy Hostel
- Castaway Hostel Canggu
Dip & Doze Boutique Hostel
For a laid-back and luxurious experience, Dip & Doze Boutique Hostel is the one.
For one thing, how enticing is the name?!
Take a dip in the outside pool, and doze on the communal rooftop in the sun. Just make sure you apply sun cream, first!
We love how the kitchen has been placed overlooking the pool. Cooking has never been so fun.
Hop on a bike or stretch your legs. Within minutes you’ll be enjoying Berawa’s Surf Break and Finns Beach Club.
Breakfast is free, linen included and the bunks have stairs, not ladders.
There is no curfew so come and go as you please. An absolute bonus when there’s an underground club just across the street.
Here is an example of a social hostel done right. Canggu Castle offers a chill poolside atmosphere where you can hang out and socialize with other trippers.
Join the party if you wish, but never feel pressured like major party hostels often do.
Instead, enjoy the quiet, leafy road away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Dare to jump from the bridge to the pool? You only live once.
Meet others on the rooftop, in the bar and in the bunk next to you.
Though if you prefer, you can pull the curtain across and escape in to your shell for a bit. No one will judge.
No matter which space you choose, a fresh, tropical beach feel will follow.
Black Pearl Hostel
Black Pearl is one of the nicest Bali hostel and you’d wish you’d never leave!
The beds are super comfy and the staff are the nicest people. They always smile and they sing along with the music. Everything is just chill and vibrant here.
It’s a great place for people who want to experience the ultimate beach life in Canggu.
Enjoy your leisure time by the pool area or hang out in the rooftop bar. Meet new people and socialize.
The room is not crowded and every bunk has mini shelves for storage. All in all, it’s one of the laid back Bali party places.
Just a quick note, they don’t accept Visa card so get your cash ready just in case.
Canggu Surf Hotel – Surfers House
Surfers House has great atmosphere, tasty breakfast, and exceptionally warm staff!
Enjoy exploring the beach by day and rest well in the comfy beds at night complete with curtains, reading light, and power sockets.
It gives off that village fell with a huge quiet backyard, a mango tree, and a hammock for that perfect afternoon siesta. You can even make your tea while you’re at it.
It’s also the perfect place to stay if you want to go and surf. They have excellent guides here to teach you the basics fo surfing. Just schedule it with their instructors. It’s very efficient since they take care of all the rentals, transportation, and others.
Perhaps one of the best things about Surfers Hostel is its location to everything. It’s near the beach, it’s near the cafes, it’s even near to the one things you need most – currency exchange store!
That being said, it is always better to get your money exchange directly from the ATM. We do not recommend bringing your own currency and change it in Bali. There is usually a much worse exchange rate.
Tipsy Gypsy Hostel
Perfect for solo travelers! True to its name, the Tipsy Gypsy Hostel is the travelers home in Bali. The bar area by the pool is the best way to mingle with other guests.
The staff are amazing and you can see them smile and enjoying their work. They really make their guest feel at home!
It may seem small but the beds are clean and equipped with privacy curtains. The bathrooms and showers are connected to the room so there’s no hassle at all.
You can even carry your beer to the pool and socialize with everyone.
Castaway Hostel Canggu
Castaway Hostel is one of the best Bali hostel there is! It was perfect for me who likes a little bit of fun party but also loves my decent amount of sleep.
The beds are awesome and the tropical heat was bearable because of the working AC! The owner is also very warm and handpicked all the best people to work in the hostel which meant more than satisfying service.
The hostel’s layout is very nice and the beds are extremely comfortable, you can just melt into it.
If you want to hangout by the pool, you can! Castaway Hostel feels more like a villa where you get to know everyone and be friends with them.
You can also stroll the beach, explore the main street, and just get lost in Canggu!
By the time you get back to your hostel, you are welcomed with a small party that’s absolutely perfect for socializing.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Kos One Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- The Farm Hostel: Hostelworld
- Kamaran Hostel: Booking.com
- Lay Day Surf Hostel: Hostelworld
- Dip & Doze Boutique Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Canggu Castle: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Canggu best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Bali, Canggu, Seminyak. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.
All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Canggu hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Batu Balong Beach
- Pantai Batu Bolong Street
- Taman Segara Madu Water Park
- Berawa Beach
- Tanah Lot Temple
- La Laguna
If you’re kicking off your surf career in Canggu, consider taking a 2-hour surf lesson.
Enjoy a day trip to Ubud & Canggu: Rice Terrace, Waterfall & Black Sand Beach.
(View the full map in a new window here)
Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.
When is the best time to travel to Canggu?
The best time to travel to Canggu is during its dry season, that between April and October.
The island only has two season, the rainy season and the dry season. It’s far more comfortable to go to the beach and enjoy the nomad life under the happy heat of the sun.
How much are hostels in Canggu?
Canggu hotels range from 6€ – 23€ per night for a bed in a dorm. Private rooms cost more and range from 12€ up to 54€ per night.
What are other things that travel nomads can do in Canggu?
There are so many things you can do in Canggu! There’s no boring moment at all. You can surf the beach, enjoy the Indonesian massage,and dine in some of the hippest restaurants and bars of Canggu.
You can also visit the Tanah Lot Temple which is located 300m off the shore on a rock in the ocean. Check out the temple during sunset to catch that beautiful silhouette captures. If you’re into the culture of the people and h ow the Canggu village looks like from the inside, explore the Sunday market at La Laguna. There’s live music, dancing, drinks, organic food, and many others.
Is Canggu safe for solo travelers?
The place is warm and welcoming.
The people are hospitable and they smile most often than not. According to stat, there’s only 1 criminal case per 1,700 tourists in Bali. The crime rate is pretty low.
What are the best hostels in Canggu for solo travellers?
Here are some of the best places to stay for solo travelers:
- Surfers Dorm House – Reach the beach in just six minutes! This place has WiFi, pool, and private rooms. It’s perfect for the adventurer backpacker in you.
- Tribe Theory Hostel – This is a soulful Canggu accommodation in Canggu that’s best for start-ups and entrepreneurs too.
- The Hideout Hostel – A small boutique surf & yoga hostel in Pererenan, Canggu. It has fiber-optic WiFi, swimming pool, and a yoga shala. This is the perfect place for Yoga people out there.
- Waterborn Bali – It has free towels! It has dorm rooms for solo travellers.
What are the best sites for finding Canggu hotels?
Hostelgeeks.com is one of the best, if not the best, sites to look for the best places to stay in Canggu and anywhere else. It has handpicked selection of Canggu’s backpacker beach hostel and other Canggu Bali accommodation perfect and suitable for your taste.
You can check out the dates available for every Canggu hotel you’re going to check, as well as the price and amenities. It’s like seeing the place and loving it even before reaching the destination!
Flights to Canggu?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights. The airport in Bali is in Denpasar, called International Airport Ngurah Rai. We flew into Bali for a small price from Kuala Lumpur.
Arriving at the airport, make sure you check first with your hostel for a taxi ride. There is a lot of overpaying scams going on and UBER and Grab do not work as well in Bali.
Back to the flights, Kiwi, this new website, has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Canggu.
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- Gili Castle, Gili Trawangan
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places that we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
There will never be recommended places that we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries