Bread and Jam Hostel in Kuta - Bali Essence with a true Home Feeling

Bread and Jam Hostel in Kuta – Bali Essence with a true Home Feeling

Bali, a paradise and dream destination for world travelers, beach lovers, and digital nomads. Bread and Jam Hostel is located in Kuta, Bali, a unique, cozy boutique-style hostel. We kick off our shoes and step into the typically Indonesian white, two-storey building. Bread and Jam Hostel is the 5 Star Hostel in Bali - a visit by Hostelgeeks.

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  • The Location Advantage

    Bread and Jam Hostel Bali is located in a safe, local, residential neighborhood, only a 10 min walk from the beach. Bicycle rental is available at the reception, so you can explore Kuta the green way. There is also free parking next to the hostel.

    It is a 10-15 minute walk to central Kuta. We especially like the area as you can find good, street food nearby - at local prices! Just ask the staff and they will send you over in the right direction.

    Only a 5 minute walk away from the hostel there are a lot of different cheap street food vendors, we highly recommend that you stop by. They open at around 6pm until midnight.

    Important: Kuta in Bali is known for pickpockets. Do not walk around with your phone in the hand by night. It is very common that scooters pass by and catch your phone. Watch out!

    Full Address: 📍 Bread & Jam Hostel, Jalan Sadasari Gang Kelapa No.11, Kubu Anyar Kuta
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Update: this hostel has closed its doors.

Bread and Jam Hostel Bali opened its doors back in October 2015. Little by little, the team started to learn more about their guests. They kept curious, continuously learning and improving.

Read: 29 Best Hostels in Bali

When starting and ending your Bali Trip, we recommend staying at the best hostel in Kuta. From here you get easily to the Airport. We recommend NOT taking any taxis to and from the Airport. They usually overcharge heavily. Uber and Grab is also very limited.

Your safest bet is the airport pick up service by Bread and Jam Hostel. They charge a fair fee, and it’s reliable.

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Common area at Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

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The hostel building and entrance

Bread and Jam Hostel Kuta in a Review

We pack the coolest guide to Bali and wander around Bread&Jam Hostel Bali to take a closer look.

Of course, we leave our shoes outside and park our surfboard on the top floor.

Shall we?

1. Green Design and Natural Light

The Bread&Jam Hostel is a family run business, which we support.

The story of how this hostel-project came about is quite an unusual one.

One of the owners travels quite a lot outside of Indonesia, and when he does, he usually stays at hostels.


Because of the atmosphere and quality-time, he is able to spend with other guests. He is an architect, and had the idea of creating his own hostel.

Design Bali Hostel Bread and Jam

Once the building was secured, the planning began for an energy-efficient, homey feel interior design, that encouraged social vibes.

All rooms, private and shared, have ensuite facilities with natural light.

The ceiling was replaced with perspex so the sun can flood the rooms with light.

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In addition, “green design“ was implemented. You can find many plants around the hostel. On the stairs and tables, in the kitchen, in the small backyard as well as the front yard.

“We tried to make it as green as possible“

If you want to explore Kuta the green way, Bread&Jam Hostel also has 3 bicycles to rent directly at the hostel.

The staff will also help you to rent a car or motorbike for a fair price. Marina says

“We want to help our guests like we would our friends: to avoid scams, and find best prices. Therefore, we share our insider knowledge with them“

We love the attitude and this special vibe this accommodations comes with.

Thanks, Bread&Jam, for being unique!

2. Boutique Design with concrete and orange spots

Being a boutique-style hostel accommodation means providing a cosy, intimate stay with a certain level of design.

Every item, big or small, and all the facilities you find around Bread and Jam Hostel Bali has been designed by the owners and team.

When change is required, the team goes ahead and does it right away.

This has led to many improvements, such as taking an extra bed out of the female dorm.

Experience showed that more space was required!

It is always a pleasure to see a hostel constantly improving.

Here, you can find an overview of the 7 pros and 4 cons of female-only dorms.

Get cozy at Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

The common area on the first floor is the place to be.

It is our favorite area with its polished concrete, very typical for Indonesian homes, the big sofas and seating areas, and the green plants all over the place.

Leave your shoes outside, and wander around the hostel, feeling at home.

Indonesia details Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

What about the sleeping area?

The dorms and private rooms are separated, and you can find them upstairs.

There are two different types of beds in the dorms you can choose from. Let us take a look.

a. Bunk Beds

The solid turquoise and white colored bunk beds are made out of iron, and are fixed on the walls.

This means: They won’t move around!

Every single bed is equipped with a comfy mattress, a power socket, a light, and a curtain.

These little details add a bit of privacy to the hostel dorms.

You can find the bunk beds when selecting the 10-beds dorm.

Another lovely touch we like: your bed will be made before arrival, and towels are included.

These are this kind of things that make a hostel amazing, doesn’t it?

We collected 46 small touches that make a hostel go from good to great.

Bali Hostel Bed at Bread and Jam

b. Capsule beds

The capsule bed, also known as pod-style beds, are the same colors as the bunk beds.T

hey provide even more privacy.

You are staying inside a pod, or box, and, like in the bunk beds, you have your own light and curtain for even more privacy. Only the 7-beds dorm features these pod-styled beds.

For female travelers, there is also a female-only dorm, that provides more space than the regular dorms.

“We have found that our female guests usually travel with more luggage.

Therefore, we took out a bunk bed and created more space for their baggage“,

says Marina from Bread&Jam Hostel.

Pod at Bread&Jam Hostel Bali

Pod Styled dorm at Bread and Jam Hostel

All dorms come with individual lockers for every guest, and ensuite facilities with stylish black-and-white tiles. Next to the common area, the lounge, you will find two more restrooms and 1 more shower.

Guests who have already checked out can use these facilities to take a shower after the beach, for instance, before catching a bus or plane later that day.

We like it when a hostel shows a caring character!

Here is a full overview of all different room types at hostels.

3. Unique: Destination + Boutique!

As mentioned above, one of the owners of the hostel is an architect, who specializes in designing villas and hotels around Bali.

The influence is clearly visible.

Leave your surf board at Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

This is what makes this Bali Hostel stand out. The design makes guests feel at home.

We especially enjoy Bread&Jam Hostel, as we can feel the destination, and the Kuta-Bali style all over the place.

We admire it, when a hostel has an excellent design and yet manages to keep the essence of their destination.

Get comfy at Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

Leave your shoes on the door step, and don’t worry about an early check-out time, as you have until 12pm.

Wonderful, right?

Another lovely detail is the wooden key rings made out of recycled packaging.

We admire it, when a hostel has an excellent design and yet manages to keep the essence of their destination.


Overall, it is the combination of the design concept, homey feeling, and details which makes Bread&Jam a unique hostel!

4. No organized events and yet: social

It might be surprising to hear: Bread and Jam Hostel Bali does not run any social activities or events.

The atmosphere is cosy, and thanks to the character of the hostel, it is easy for the guests to get together.

So far, no events have been required to get people chatting and making plans together.

Read: Hostel etiquette – and how to make friends at hostels

Making friends at Bread&Jam Hostel Bali

We think one of the main reasons for the genuine feel-good vibe is the staff.

The team behind the hostel loves to chat with guests, share tips, ideas and help you out – like a friend.

In such an environment, guests easily pick up the attitude, and the social life happens. Keep it up, guys, you are doing a fab job!

When in Kuta and Bali, there are plenty of beautiful things to do.

From surfing to snorkeling, hiking, instagramming, you name it. Here you can find all activities in Bali. When we were in Bali for 2 months, we’ve visited a lot of the common tourist sights.

Check out the blog of Megan for more alternative touristy attractions in Bali that are not that famous and over-run.

5. Staying with friends and avoiding scams

Talking about the staff, it is top-rated!

Great Staff at Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

Hostel Rules and Family Rules

In total, there are 4 people working at Bread&Jam Hostel, and every single one is there for the guests and travelers.

Once we took a closer look, we noticed there is no 24 hours reception. However, actually, there is always someone around. Either way, please make sure you let the staff know if you are going to arrive later than 10pm.

Simply put, our concept is “being at home“. – Marina

The team of Bread and Jam Hostel Bali treats their guests like they want to be treated when traveling.

This is in fact their motto.

They are keen to share their best recommendations around Kuta and Bali with you.

A cosy, friendly stay, only with good, honest recommendations.

They will advise you about the most-common scams around and how to avoid them.

Also, and this is for all budget travelers, they will help you to get activities and rentals for the local price.

Bread&Jam Hostel help save you valuable money for your travels.

Welcome to Bread and Jam best Hostel in Bali

Breakfast at Bread and Jam Hostel Bali

Last but not least, you may have wondered what the breakfast at a Hostel called Bread and Jam could be… It is a no-brainer. The main breakfast is bread… and jam, with coffee, and local, seasonal fruits.

In a nutshell, Bread and Jam Hostel is the perfect place to start your Bali adventure. It is located super close to the Airport Denpasar. You could even walk here.

Exactly here, we started our own Bali experience. Come here, you will enjoy it!

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