3 Best Hostels in Kuta Bali - Your First Stop into Your Bali-Adventure

3 Best Hostels in Kuta Bali – Your First Stop into Your Bali-Adventure

Kuta is one of the bustling Indonesian coastal tourist areas. Known for its party-centric vibes and beautiful stretches of beaches, it is a great place for party and nature lovers worldwide.

The area is filled with busy streets, markets, bars, and beach clubs. Its convenient location near the airport makes it a suitable destination for planning your trip to Bali. It is also the very first on your Bali adventure. All planes arrive to Kuta, basically.

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Your Shortcut:

  1. Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel - best for solo travelers
  2. Beach Hut Hostel - best for female solo travelers
  3. Lokal Bali - best for digital nomads
  4. Extra: Da'Housetel Kuta - best for party lovers

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Kuta Beach was once a small fishing village in the south of the island. But after some time, people eventually found out about the vast stretches of sandy beaches and surf areas, so they couldn’t resist coming here for a vacation time and again.

As a result, this area is currently known as a popular tourist hotspot and is now home to several bars, hotels, restaurants, and hostels.

Personally, we also prefer Ulutwatu, south of Kuta. Check out here the best hostels in Uluwatu.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

Kuta has long been part of the Southeast Asian backpacking route. One of the best things about this beautiful place for backpackers is that it can easily be explored on foot. The village has an impressive 5 km long sandy beach that is always filled with plenty of sunbathers, vendors, and surfers.

No wonder the place is excellent for budget-conscious travellers, as there are many best hostels in Kuta Bali to choose from!

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Quick Introduction to Kuta Bali

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Kuta Bali cost 3€ – 11€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 13€ up to 24€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11am). 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.

Safety in Kuta Bali: Kuta is known for its festive atmosphere, but it can be dangerous. Be mindful of your safety and take precautions, such as not leaving your drinks unattended, when out in the area.

Best time to visit Kuta in Bali: During April to August, Kuta’s west-facing beaches offer some of the best waves, with easterly winds prevailing. In contrast, from October to March, the monsoonal months, it’s not uncommon to experience a combination of westerly winds and river overflow from the highlands and Java, leading to the presence of flotsam and jetsam.

Personal Note: We from Hostelgeeks are not a big fan of Kuta Bali. The city is okay and nice to explore, yes. But Bali has much better areas such as the obvious choice of Canggu and Ubud. We recommend staying here for max 1 day and then move on. Again, just our personal preference.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Kuta Bali are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Kuta Bali.

  1. Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel – best for solo travelers
  2. Beach Hut Hostel – best for female solo travelers
  3. Lokal Bali – best for digital nomads
  4. Extra: Da'Housetel Kuta - best for party lovers

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Beach Hut Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Da'Housetel Kuta
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Nuka Beach Inn
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Lokal Bali
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Lokal Bali

1. Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel

Make your stay in Kuta memorable by choosing this precious getaway.

Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel is a modern hostel that offers both tranquillity and convenience, thanks to its picturesque location and fully equipped rooms.

If you plan to stay in Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel, visit the Sacred monkey forest sanctuary and Kuta beach nearby.

You can enjoy a relaxing time within your room’s private, comfortable space, equipped with a refrigerator, flat-screen TV, and a safety deposit box.

You can also choose to stay in a dormitory room if you’re more interested in socialising with other travellers.

Every room has a terrace where you can enjoy and spend quality time in the evenings.

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Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel Common Area

Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel Private Bedroo

The hostel offers the convenience of using a swimming pool, nicely surrounded by a lush garden.

Continental food is served in the breakfast area, and you can even prepare a delicious breakfast in the fully furnished shared lounge.

The car parking facilities and wifi services are free, and the staff is very kind and welcoming.

Location: Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel is located in Kuta, just a few steps away from Tuban Beach.

The area is well known for its popular attractions, such as Kuta Beach, Jerman Beach, and Discovery Shopping Mall.

The hostel is conveniently located near the Ngurah Rai International Airport, which is only 1 km away.

The best choice in Kuta Bali for

  • solo travelers
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Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel Pool area

Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel Dormitory

2. Beach Hut Hostel

Give yourself a break from the hustles of city life and bask in Kuta’s coastal beauty.

There is an expansive common area in the lobby with several bean bag chairs, billiard tables, and a guitar where you can socialise with fellow travellers.

Beach Hut Hostel has a modern design and laid-back, friendly vibes. It is an excellent accommodation spot with a spacious common area, an outdoor swimming pool, and a large dining room.

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Beach Hut Hostel activity area

Beach Hut Hostel

It also has a restaurant, bar, and cafe if you want someone else to take care of your food and drinks.

What guests love most about Beach Hut hostel is that it offers the best services you could possibly ask for.

The staff is well-trained and is always willing to go the extra mile to help you with your needs and requirements.

Location: Beach Hut hostel is one of the best hostels in Kuta Bali that is located just a couple of minutes away from the Pantai Jerman beach, 1.2 km from the Discovery shopping mall, and 10 minutes walking distance from the airport.

A great choice for

  • female solo traveler
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Relax at Beach Hut Hostel

Beach Hut Hostel Dorm room

3. Lokal Bali

Lokal Bali is one of the best hostels in Kuta Bali, with rustic chic decor, lots of greenery, and cushioned lounge chairs in the outdoor spaces.

The year-round outdoor swimming pool and spacious common areas give a unique vibe to the place.

Lokal Bali hostel is comfortable and clean, and you can choose from a two-person room for more privacy or a dorm if you love socialising and making new friends.

Among the wide variety of facilities, the property also features a restaurant, 24-hour help desk services, free parking, wifi, and a shared kitchen.

There are several onsite conveniences, too, such as massage, indoor pool, and spa areas.

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Lokal Bali Dormitory

Lokal Bali Hostel Pool Area

The staff provides free room services and specialises in organising the tours on request if you need travel assistance.

Location: The property is just a few minutes from the beach and boasts a shared lounge, sun terrace, and beautiful garden.

The hostel offers airport transfer services and a daily complimentary breakfast facility for the guests.

This is one of the best hostels in Kuta Bali for

  • digital nomads
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Lokal Bali Hostel

Lokal Bali Hostel Restaurant

4. Da'Housetel Kuta

Looking for a party place where you can also meet fellow travellers to share your stories and experiences? You can opt for Da'Housetel Kuta, one of the best hostels in Kuta Bali!

Here you will get the chance to hang out and have quality time with the locals.  Da’Housetel features a wooden house with a backyard garden, pool, lounge, terrace, bar, and BBQ area.

There is a TV room on the second floor and a terrace equipped with bean bags. Guests are also provided with a free wifi facility that covers the area, so you can easily connect to the internet in any of the common spaces.

The hostel has six rooms with 35 beds. There are two big dorm rooms with 13 beds- 1 single bed and six bunk beds – each with a fan and a shared bathroom.

There are four mixed dorm rooms with two bunk beds and three with one single bed and one bunk bed – all equipped with AC and a private bathroom.

There is also one Double Room with one queen size and a private room with a garden view, AC, and a shared bathroom.

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Da'Housetel Kuta Outdoor Area

The hostel easily adjusts as per your needs. You can even request the staff for the romantic candlelight dinner and get the tours, parties, and activities organised according to your plans.

Da’Housetel also has 24-hour front desk assistance and a gift shop!

Location: Da’Housetel is centrally located on Sunset road and is hardly 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 5 minutes from the historical landmark called the “Dewa Ruchi” statue.

This is one of the best hostels in Kuta Bali for

  • party lovers
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Da'Housetel Kuta Private Bedroom

Da'Housetel Kuta

Best Hostels in Kuta Bali for Solo Travelers? 

What is seriously the best hostel in Kuta Bali for solo-travelers?

Take some time off from the bustle of city life and treat yourself to Kuta’s stunning coast.

At 2. Beach Hut Hostel , you can kick back and enjoy the relaxed, pleasant atmosphere.

The hostel is designed with a contemporary style and features a great communal area with bean bags, pool tables and a guitar, perfect for socialising with other travellers.

There is also a large outdoor swimming pool and a spacious dining room.

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Beach Hut Hostel Common area

Nuka Beach Inn

Nuka Beach Inn is a perfect starting point from where you can explore the beauty of Bali.

The hostel offers high-standard services and amenities to suit the individual needs of the travellers.

This inn has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, bar, free private parking, and free wifi facilities in all the rooms and public spaces.

The guest rooms are fitted with the basic amenities you need for a comfortable stay. In certain rooms, guests are also provided with a TV, clothes rack, lockers, and mirrors.

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Nuka Beach Inn Private Bedroom

Nuka Beach Inn activity area

They have been designed to provide optimal comfort with welcoming decor and facilities such as air conditioning, a mini bar, etc.

Location: It is conveniently located just 1 km from Discovery shopping mall and 650 metres from Jerman Beach.

Nuka Beach Inn hostel also provides several recreational opportunities. Among the other facilities, there is also a 24-hour front desk, small gym, rooftop lounge, seating area, and room services for all the guests. There is also a surfing school at the hostel where you can enrol for surfing lessons.

The popular places of interest near the accommodation include Kuta Centre, Kuta Square, and Waterbom Bali.

The best choice in Kuta Bali for

  • solo travelers
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Nuka Beach Inn Pool area

Nuka Beach Inn Gym

Party Hostels in Kuta Bali 

Are you in search of a place to get together with other fellow travelers and swap tales and stories? If so, Da'Housetel Kuta is the ideal destination for you!

If you‘re looking for a great party spot to have fun and connect with likeminded individuals, DaHousetel Kuta is the perfect place for you.

This hostel located in Kuta Bali is one of the best and offers a wooden house with a backyard, pool, lounge, terrace, bar, and BBQ area. So, come join the fun and enjoy quality time with the locals at DaHousetel Kuta!

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Meet new friends at Da'Housetel Kuta

More Hostels worth a mention

At the moment, we think you are all set with the hostels we just shared with you. We always try to keep our guides super fresh and up to date. We might add more hostels worth a mention soon here if we feel that it could enrich your travel and hostel experience.

Backpacking Tips For Kuta Bali

Kuta Bali is the backpacker’s haven and a must-visit place for travellers who want to enjoy their time sipping cocktails at the beach bars and meeting new friends. We have compiled a list of essential backpacking tips that will be helpful during your trip.

Plenty of activities to do

The best things to do at Kuta Beach are surfing, shopping, and, of course, partying.

The surf lessons here are quite affordable, so enrolling in a course will help you make the most out of your time.

A variety of food

You can try various food options, from local fare to Mexican and Italian- anything that suits your taste.

Great nightlife

The nightlife at Kuta Beach is the liveliest on the island, with Irish pubs, mega clubs, and rooftop bars.

Rich culture

Kuta is a great place to explore the local culture of Bali. Here you can rent a moped or a taxi to get around easily.

You should also plan a day trip to the monkey temple and Padang beach – some of the most popular attractions in the area.

What about the cheapest hostels in Kuta Bali?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Kuta Bali.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Kuta Bali
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

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Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Kuta Bali best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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All Top Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the map. Below, we list all three best Kuta Bali 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.

In Kuta Bali we absolutely enjoyed:

  • Upside Down World Bali
  • Kuta Beach
  • Waterbom Water Park
  • Balangan Beach
  • Kuta Theatre
  • Beachwalk Shopping Centre
  • Geger Beach
  • Sanur Beach
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Kuta Street Market
  • Pandawa Beach

FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Kuta Bali?

The best hostels in Kuta Bali are:

  1. Pudak Sari Unizou Hostel – best for solo travelers
  2. Beach Hut Hostel – best for female solo travelers
  3. Lokal Bali – best for digital nomads
  4. Extra: Da'Housetel Kuta - best for party lovers

Where can I find a good and cheap accommodation in Kuta Bali?

Hostelworld.com and Booking.com are the easiest way to find cheap hostels

Is Kuta Bali safe?

Kuta is known for its festive atmosphere, but it can be dangerous. Be mindful of your safety and take precautions, such as not leaving your drinks unattended, when out in the area.

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