3 Best Hostels in Lombok Island – Cocktail by the 5 Star Hostel Pool, Anyone?

3 Best Hostels in Lombok, Indonesia

Hello there! A warm welcome and congratulations for landing on the only guide you need for discovering the absolute best hostels in Lombok Indonesia.

We’re pretty excited about this collection, and you soon will be, no doubt! Hostels in Lombok Island offer a luxurious stay at a reasonable price. Boutique design, swimming pools & pod bed dorms – it’s all here, and more.

In this guide we cover the coolest hostels on Lombok Island. Technically, the Gili Islands are also part of Lombok. For these 3 islands, we wrote a specific guide for the best hostels in Gili Islands.

Our favorite hostels in Lombok Island are:

  1. Pipes Hostel - best for Solo Travelers
  2. Kaniu Lombok Hostel - best for Digital Nomads
  3. Mad Monkey - best for Party

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Looking for hostels in Kuta? All of these hostels are found in Kuta Lombok, which is the main tourist town on the island. It’s known for its endless beautiful beaches and surf spots.

Don’t get confused: Lombok is an Indonesian Island east of Bali. There is a town called Kuta on Lombok Island, and a town called Kuta on Bali Island. Here’s our guide to the 29 best hostels in Bali if you want to explore the Gili Islands, including Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan.

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

Visiting the capital city centre? Check out the 3 best hostels in Jakarta.

Excellent Kuta Lombok hostels here we come!

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Quick Introduction to Lombok

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Lombok cost 4€ – 6€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 11€ up to 15€ 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 Hostelworld.com or Booking.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.

Getting Around Lombok: renting a car is actually easy and safe. Keep in mind, you drive on the left side of the road. Another popular way is renting a scooter. We recommend this only for short-distances, not for the entire island. The most common way of transport is the public bus or indeed hiring a private taxi.

Mount Rinjani Volcano Trekking: Is this famous Mount Rinjani trekking worth it? You will certainly get a breathtaking view, even without reaching the top. The sunrise from the peak is obviously the highlight. However, the better trekking packages are not cheap at all, and all the trash and poo along the journey makes it hard to fully recommend a Mount Rinjani trek. Some friends loved it, others seriously hated it…personally, we were not able to do the trekking due to a knee injury.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Lombok Island are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Lombok Island.

  1. Pipes Hostel – best for Solo Travelers
  2. Kaniu Lombok Hostel – best for Digital Nomads
  3. Mad Monkey – best for Party

These are our favorite hostels in Lombok Island. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Pipes Hostel
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Pipes Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Mad Monkey
👫 For Socializing:Mad Monkey
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Pipes Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Kaniu Lombok Hostel
🎒 For Backpackers: Boogie Hostel Kuta
👯 For Groups:Kaniu Lombok Hostel

1. Pipes Hostel

Born in 2014, Pipes Hostel was actually the first hostel to open in the area of Kuta Lombok. There are many reasons why this is our #1 hostel!

“Pipes has grown over the years with organic feedback from guests to become a prime chill out spot in this little corner of paradise.”

It’s a really gorgeous property that will definitely have you feeling like you’re in Indonesia.

The hostel grounds are full of gorgeous green plants, warm spaces and a design that blends in perfectly with nature.

Believe it or not, this is suitable for the budget conscious traveller.

Let’s have a look at the amenities:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Onsite cafe (coffee, cocktails & vegetarian/vegan meals)
  • Scooter rental
  • Concrete skate bowl
  • Movie lounge w/ projector

To top it off, there is a communal kitchen for use and weekly cooking classes are held here for 2-4 people at a time – neat!

Super cool: The skate bowl opens to the public every afternoon giving guests an opportunity to mix with the local skate scene.

Skateboards are available for free and there’s two seating areas overlooking the bowl for spectators.

There are only dorm rooms available here, ranging from 7, 8 and 12-beds in size. The 12-bed is the cheapest option. It only has access to cold showers, BUT all of the beds are double instead of single and there are no bunkbeds.

All of the other rooms have AC, hot showers and an ensuite bathroom.

Location: Pipes Hostel is located 16km from Lombok intl airport, and 10 minutes from the beach and Kuta town. It’s in a quiet location close by to the football grounds.

This is one of the best hostels in Lombok for

  • Solo travellers
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2. Kaniu Lombok Hostel

In Hawaiin, Ka Niu means The Coconut – an apt name for Kaniu Lombok Hostel, our second recommendation in this guide.

“A Coconut is young, fresh, tropical and has something really good inside. Thats exactly what we are!”

This is actually a capsule hostel with either 16 or 30 capsules in a mixed dorm. There is a great view of the pool from the room balcony.

The bed space is cosy, yet there is a little space next to the bed itself so you can store your day bag and other valuables next to you whilst you sleep.

Thanks for the clever design of the place, all of the main social areas are at the centre of the property which encourages people to come together.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Outdoor swimming pool & beanbags
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Hostel bar
  • Tropical open showers
  • Ping pong table
  • Scooter rental

We really enjoy the palm tree that’s right in the middle of the swimming pool!

There’s lots of greenery dotted around Kanui Lombok Hostel to make you feel like you’re staying in nature.

Grab your favourite cocktail from the bar during the day and enjoy it by the poolside – that’s where you’ll find us hanging out.

Digital nomads will really appreciate the large dining area attached to the restaurant. There are many tables to choose from to set up your work station and free wifi to enjoy.

Location: Just 10-15 minute walk from the main street with plenty of restaurants and bars.

This is one of the best hostels in Lombok for

  • Digital nomads
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3. Mad Monkey

Mad Monkey is great place for social travelers who wants to meet new people and have some fun. And you have to know that this is adults-only accommodation. They have beautifully decorated spacious private and dorm rooms, a large outdoor swimming pool, and a jacuzzi. Some of the rooms have pool views, and each room includes a private bathroom with a shower.

The best part by far are the staff – they are all so friendly and welcoming, and they made you feel like you are at home from the beginning.

The place is clean, and the location is amazing. You can do everything you need there: rent scooters, go surfing, visit the beach etc. Excellent place to stay for low budget and to meet new people.

Location: The hostel is around a few steps from Kuta Beach, 1.2 km from Mandalika Beach and 2.5 km from Seger Lombok Beach.

This is one of the best hostels in Lombok Island for

  • Party
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Mad Monkey Swimming Pool

Mad Monkey Socializing by the Swimming Pool

Mad Monkey Bar

Mad Monkey Swimming Pool view from the above

What about cheapest hostels in Lombok?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!

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 Lombok.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Lombok
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

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 Lombok for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Lombok for solo-travellers?

Honestly, it doesn’t really matter which hostel in this guide you decide to stay at; they’re all good for solo travellers in their own way.

Looking for a great backpackers in Lombok?

Boogie Hostel Kuta is an intimate accommodation with just 2 dorm rooms with air conditioning, plus one ensuite private.

They include a free breakfast which is unusual on the island! Regular palm wine sessions, outdoor movie nights and BBQ’s create a warm, welcoming and social atmosphere for backpackers staying here.

Book Boogie Hostel Kuta here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Party Hostels in Lombok

Looking to have a party-fuelled time in Lombok? Luckily for you, Lombok is home to the biggest and baddest party hostel chain of South East Asia.

Our #3 recommendation – Mad Monkey is a great hostel for partying and meeting new people. You can read more about it here

Mad Monkey Swimming Pool


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How to book?

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 Lombok Island 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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Our Favorite Hostels in Lombok Island put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Lombok 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:

  • Kuta Beach
  • Bukit Merese
  • Pantai Seger Kuta Lombok
  • Tanjung Aan Beach
  • Sade Village
  • Batu Payung
  • Mount Rinjani

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Closed: Bamba Capsule Hotel

Update: Our former #1 hostel has closed its doors.

Get excited for you’ve only just gone and found the one and only 5 star hostel in Lombok!

Seriously guys, Bamba Capsule Hotel is the kind of accommodation that frequently makes jaws drop and excited squeals escape traveller’s mouths. It’s easily the best hostel Kuta Lombok has to offer.

Don’t let the name confuse you. It may be called a ‘hotel’, but we’re sure this was done to help prepare you for a boutique experience – it’s pretty fancy!

Bamba is simply…

“an innovative and social approach to communal accommodation.”

The entire design concept has cleverly been created to keep a social atmosphere emphasised as the main attraction.

Be blown away by what’s included:

  • Outdoor courtyard & swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop bar
  • Multiple hosted events

Everything from movie screenings, culinary experiences and music from local and international DJ’s can be enjoyed here.

And as for the bedrooms, it only gets better.

First off choose your style: deluxe double room, mixed or female dorm.

All of the dorms offer pod-style beds which come with a privacy curtain, USB charging sockets and spring beds with linen. The female only dorm comes with an ensuite, too.

Yet quite honestly, as comfortable as the beds may be, we’d be spending more time in the social areas.

Just wait until you see the menu at the restaurant. Enjoying food overlooking the pool in the courtyard is paradise.

Location: An easy 10-minute walk to Kuta Bech and all of the good tourist attractions of the town.

This is one of the best hostels in Lombok for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Couples

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