7 COOLEST Party Hostels in Canggu – Arak Attacks, Coconut Mojitos and Epic Beach Parties

7 COOLEST Party Hostels in Canggu

If you thought Bali was all zen and yoga, you’re in for a surprise. While Canggu may not be the wild party animal that some of its Indonesian neighbors are, it’s got its own brand of cool. 

Here are the best party hostels in Canggu: these hostels aren’t your average crash pads; they’re the epicenters of moonlit beach raves, impromptu jam sessions, and the kind of friendships that last a lifetime (or at least until sunrise).

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Canggu.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. Lushy Hostel Canggu
  2. The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel
  3. Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else
  4. Sepeda Hostel
  5. Lay Day Surf Hostel
  6. Clandestino Hostel
  7. Draper Startup House for Entrepreneurs

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Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else Bar

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

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Quick Introduction to Canggu

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Canggu is around 12€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

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

Where to Party in Canggu:

  • Old Man’s Beach: This iconic beachfront bar and party spot is a must-visit in Canggu. With live music, DJ sets, and a chilled-out atmosphere, it’s perfect for starting your night.
  • Deus Ex Machina: This legendary venue combines a motorcycle shop, an art gallery, and a bar. They often host live bands and parties, making it a hub for both travelers and locals.
  • The Sand Bar: Located on Batu Bolong Beach, this beach bar is famous for its Sunday sessions. Dance in the sand, sip cocktails and enjoy the sunset.

Best Bar Areas Canggu:

  • Jalan Batu Bolong: This street is lined with trendy bars and restaurants, making it the heart of Canggu’s nightlife scene. Start your bar-hopping adventure here.
  • Berawa Beach: Known for its relaxed atmosphere, Berawa Beach offers beachfront bars where you can unwind with a cold drink while watching the surfers.

What to Drink in Canggu:

  • Arak Attack: Try the local spirit, Arak, in cocktails like Arak Attack. Just be cautious, it’s quite potent.
  • Coconut Mojito: Enjoy the tropical flavors of Bali by sipping on a refreshing coconut mojito. It’s a perfect choice to beat the heat.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Canggu are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Canggu for partying:

  1. Lushy Hostel Canggu
  2. The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel
  3. Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else
  4. Sepeda Hostel
  5. Lay Day Surf Hostel
  6. Clandestino Hostel
  7. Draper Startup House for Entrepreneurs

These are our favorite hostels in Canggu to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Canggu (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Lushy Hostel Canggu
🎒 for Backpacker:The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel
👯 For Groups:Lay Day Surf Hostel
👫 For Socializing:Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Sepeda Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Draper Startup House for Entrepreneurs
🤑 Budget-friendly:Clandestino Hostel

1. Lushy Hostel Canggu

Located in the lively heart of Canggu, Lushy Hostel Canggu offers an unforgettable experience for party-loving travelers.

With a fantastic array of amenities including a swimming pool, rooftop patio and bar, and a recreation room with ping pong and pool tables, guests are in for a wild time.

All these places serve as the perfect meeting areas for travelers, and the occasional party venues for those inclined to dance-offs.

The hostel also features an onsite cafe and bar serving mouthwatering food and drinks. 

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Lushy Hostel Canggu

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Recreation room with ping pong, pool, and foosball tables
  • Rooftop patio and bar
  • Onsite cafe
  • Lively common areas
  • Rooftop terrace with stunning views

Location: Approximately 1.1 km from Pererenan Beach. Close to Ubung Bus Station

Our favorite party hostel in Canggu for

  • Solo Travelers
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Lushy Hostel Canggu Pool Lushy Hostel Canggu Rooftop

2. The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel

The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel, located in the heart of Canggu Surf Town, offers the best party experience in town. Just a short walk from the main surfing beaches, bars, and beach clubs, this Balinese style hostel boasts a beautiful pool and hotel-quality beds. 

The friendly staff are always ready to assist with any needs, from sunburn relief to organizing surf lessons or scooter rentals. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even get a tattoo right at the hostel! 

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The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Outdoor pool.
  • Bar.
  • Tattoo facilitating options.
  • Board games and party games.
  • Surf lessons.

Location: Ideally located in the central area of Canggu Surf Town. 7-minute walk to the main Canggu surfing beaches. Walking distance to the main bars, restaurants, and beach clubs.

This Canggu hostel is great for:

  • Backpackers
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The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel Pool The Tipsy Gypsy Hostel Dorms

3. Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else

Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else is the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers looking for an action-packed stay in Canggu.

This 18+only hostel and surf camp offers a fully licensed pool bar where guests can mingle with awesome people from all over the world. With a jam-packed weekly activities schedule, guests can enjoy surf lessons, parties, trivia nights, and more. 

Chill during the day and party during the night at this social hostel. For those who actually like to sleep, don’t worry, their comfortable and clean rooms allow for a quiet sanctuary amongst all the craziness going on.

But only come here if you like to party, this Canggu hostel has a special emphasis on socializing, making it the perfect choice for those who want to meet new friends and have a blast.

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Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else Bar
Facilities & Amenities:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Shared lounge
  • Terrace
  • Restaurant and bar on-site
  • Breakfast options, including smoothie bowls, pancakes, bacon & egg wraps, bircher muesli
  • Cinema lounge for live sporting events and movies
  • Weekly activities schedule, including surf lessons, parties, trivia nights, and more
  • Organized optional activities like white water rafting and volcano hiking

Location: Located in Canggu, Approximately 2.9 km from Seseh Beach. Close to Canggu Beach, Batu Bolong Beach, and Echo Beach.

A top party hostel in Canggu for:

  • Social butterflies
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Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else Pool Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else Dorms

4. Sepeda Hostel

Welcome to the captivating Sepeda Hostel in lively Canggu, Bali! Be prepared to be immersed in their delightful paradise!

With a variety of dormitories and private rooms, each equipped with fabulous amenities like spacious bunk beds, personal charging stations, and private bathrooms, it’s the perfect blend of comfort and intimacy.

This isn’t a crazy party hostel but it’s quite social and has a mouthwatering free breakfast served on the rooftop each morning that is sure to cure any of your hangovers.

If the breakfast isn’t able to, the view will: breathtaking vistas of the surrounding rice fields ought to do it.

The overall ambiance is somehow able to create a very family-like community that partakes in a variety of activities together, from surfing, diving yoga, and partying.

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Sepeda Hostel Pool
Facilities & Amenities:

  • Private terrace access with an exclusive garden.
  • Free breakfast on the rooftop.
  • Modern common areas.
  • Yoga joglo.
  • Large rooftop with a bar/restaurant.

Location: Close proximity to restaurants, bars, and stores. A few minutes to Batu Bolong beach and Eco Beach by scooter.

One of the best hostels for:

  • Solo female travelers
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Sepeda Hostel Lounge Sepeda Hostel

5. Lay Day Surf Hostel

Lay Day Surf Hostel in Canggu is not just any hostel – it’s Canggu’s first hostel ever!

With a multitude of years under their belt, they have become the ultimate hostel destination in town. 

Founded by a diverse team of travel enthusiasts, this hostel offers the perfect blend of partying, surfing, and relaxation. From their fully stocked bar and weekly events to their amazing rooftop restaurant, Lay Day has everything you need for a memorable stay. 

This place is a true haven, with 16 comfy dorms and 10 private rooms, all air-conditioned and cleaned daily. And with 5 beautiful pools and plenty of sun beds, you can relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy a cold beer in hand.

As the sun goes down, the bar comes alive with epic parties. 

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Lay Day Surf Hostel Bar

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Fully operating bar open all day.
  • Packed weekly event calendar.
  • Excellent rooftop restaurant.
  • Legendary pub crawls.
  • 5 pools and plenty of sunbeds for relaxation.

Location: Located in Canggu, Bali’s trendy surfer town. In the heart of Canggu. Close to the beach and popular attractions in the area.

Great for:

  • Groups
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Lay Day Surf Hostel Lounge Lay Day Surf Hostel Pool

6. Clandestino Hostel

Discover Clandestino Hostel, the newest and most exciting party hostel located in the heart of Canggu.

With a 10-meter swimming pool, a swim-up bar, a beautiful Balinese garden, and nightly parties, you’ll get the full tropical paradise experience there. 

This hostel also offers activities like DJ entertainment, drinking games, free stays, bi-weekly inks and drinks parties with a tattoo artist, and more.

Plus, you can stay connected with the free Wi-Fi, and enjoy free Indonesian dinner on the rooftop. This hostel represents everything you might think of when you want to party in Canggu: make friends, go surfing, do yoga, discover beautiful natural landscapes, and explore everything on a scooter.

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Clandestino Hostel Party

Facilities & Amenities:

  • 10-meter swimming pool.
  • 2 bars, including a swim-up bar.
  • Tropical Balinese garden with palm trees and rice field views.
  • Open-air rooftop with free Indonesian dinner included.
  • Nightly parties, DJ’s, drinking games, and chances to win free stays.
  • Bi-weekly inks and drinks parties with a local tattoo artist.
  • Pool table and ping pong table.
  • Full-service restaurant open from 9 am till midnight.

Location: Located in the heart of Canggu. Close proximity to various restaurants, bars, and shops.

This hostel is recommended for:

  • Budget travelers
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Clandestino Hostel Lounge Clandestino Hostel Pool

7. Draper Startup House for Entrepreneurs

Bali tends to attract its fair share of digital nomads which is why we’re including Draper Startup House for Entrepreneurs in our pick. As its name suggests, it’s a hostel centered on the entrepreneurial community on the island, but – as its inclusion in this guide suggests – it’s also a party hostel in Canggu.

Think of this place as the perfect balance between work and party. Their lush garden offers a comfortable space to sleep, work, and socialize.

But travelers can also benefit from access to a community board, and attend exciting startup events and activities – by exciting activities, we mean the ones that center on nightlife. The overall atmosphere here is quite social as well.

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Draper Startup House for Entrepreneurs Pool

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Common areas
  • Community Board
  • Events Board
  • Co-working space
  • Startup events

Location: Located in Canggu, Bali, approximately 9 km from Ubung Bus Station. Near Kuta Square. Sightseeing options nearby, including Eco Beach, Berawa Beach, Perenenan Beach, rice fields, and Tanah Lot temple.

A top choice for:

  • Digital Nomads
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Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Canggu

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

What about the cheapest hostels in Canggu?

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 Canggu.

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

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

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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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 Canggu 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 Canggu put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Canggu, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Canggu”.

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Canggu. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities:

  • Canggu’s Pub Crawl: Join a pub crawl to meet fellow backpackers and explore the best bars in town. It’s a great way to kickstart your night and make new friends.
  • Yoga Rave Parties: Canggu’s unique twist on partying involves yoga sessions that transition into electronic dance music (EDM) parties. Look out for these events for a healthy and hedonistic blend.
  • Full Moon Parties: Occasionally, Canggu hosts its version of the famous Thai Full Moon Party. Get ready for neon paint, fire dancers, and a night of dancing under the stars.

Happy Hour:

  • Luigi’s Hot Pizza: This pizza joint offers a “Power Hour” with fantastic drink deals. Grab a slice and enjoy discounted cocktails and beers during happy hour.
  • Pretty Poison: On one specific day per week, Pretty Poison has a killer skate session followed by a happy hour. Skateboarding and discounted drinks – what more could a backpacker ask for?

5 Awesome Bars:

  • The Lawn: A stylish beachfront bar with bean bags, The Lawn is perfect for sunset cocktails and live music.
  • La Brisa: This eco-friendly beach club boasts bamboo architecture and a serene atmosphere during the day, turning into a vibrant party spot by night.
  • La Favela: With its quirky decor resembling a Brazilian favela, this nightclub is known for its eclectic music and wild parties.
  • Vault: A speakeasy-style bar with creative cocktails and a classy atmosphere, ideal for a change of pace from the beach bars.
  • Gimme Shelter: A rock ‘n’ roll bar that hosts live bands and DJ sets. If you’re into alternative music, this is your haven.


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