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10 Best Surf Hostels in Bali – Surfing, Partying and Relaxation

Bali needs no introduction for you anymore. Yet, you might need a hand to find the best and coolest surf hostels Bali has to offer. The island is home to many amazing, outstanding hostels for all types of travelers. In this specific guide, we highlight only the top surf hostels from Canggu to Uluwatu. Here you can find our guide to all best hostels in Bali.

Nestled in the Lesser Sunda islands of Indonesia, Bali has become a top destination for backpackers, solo travelers, and holiday-goers alike. Check out the best surf hostels in Bali in this guide.

Bali’s reputation as the most Instagrammable spot in Southeast Asia is well deserved. With layered rice paddies, black beaches, ocean-view clubs, and surf towns, there’s never a missed photo opportunity.

But that’s not all Bali has to offer. Indonesia is a top surfing destination for backpackers, and Bali has some of the best surfer hostels in the region. Continue reading for our top 10 rated surfer hostels in Bali and surf camps in Bali.

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  1. Surf & Party – Hostel Somewhere Else
  2. Nyaman Hostel
  3. Lushy Hostel
  4. Margarita Surf Hostel
  5. Surfers House Green Bowl
  6. Tregge Surf Camp
  7. Sultans of Swell
  8. Kubu Container
  9. Bombora Surf Camp
  10. Balangan Inn Home Stay

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On the menu we have for you the following destinations hosting epic surf hostels in Bali:

We put all of the surf hostels Bali has to offer on a map.

This map is here to help make your planning easier. It lists all of the above locations, with each surf hostel added to the map. Simply tick/untick areas you’re interested in visiting and find the best surf hostels in that area.

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List of the Best Surf Hostels in Bali

Are you in search of the best surf hostels Bali has to offer? Well, you are in the right place. This guide will help you choose the surf hostel that is perfect for you. 

Best Surf Hostels in Canggu

Want to experience Canggu surfing? Canggu is one of Bali’s most popular resorts. Located on the island’s south coast, Canggu has grown immensely popular over recent years and is a must for surfers in Bali.

What was once Seminyak’s quieter neighbor is now a hipster hotspot offering trendy cafes, bars, and some of the island’s best waves!

Canggu’s black beach, Echo Beach, is a quality surf spot that stretches right across the promenade. There are different surf points depending on your experience, and plenty of bars and restaurants overlooking the waves if you’re not quite ready to take to the board yourself.

1. Surf & Party – Hostel Somewhere Else 

Take a look at one of the best hostels in Bali for solo travellers. Surf & Party is a sociable surf hostel just a 10-minute walk from Echo Beach. As one of Bali’s best surfer hostels, and with surf in the name, you’ll be sure to get the full experience at this hostel. Surf & Party offers daily surf lessons, including transport to and from the beach.

This Canggu Surf Hostel is an incredible option for individuals looking to make new friends and take advantage of Canggu’s surf culture. It offers a swimming pool, relax area, and a selection of private rooms and dorms.

If you’re looking for a quieter stay, this might not be the hostel for you. Surf & Party is an upbeat spot with daily evening entertainment to knock back some post-surf Bintangs. A buffet breakfast is provided daily to take the edge off the night before and fuel you up before a day of surfing.

This hostel is a popular choice for backpackers and couple stays. Rooms range from $18 to $90 depending if you’re booking a dorm bed or a Queen room, with breakfast and dinner included.

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Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else

Pub Crawl at Surf & Party - Hostel Somewhere Else

2. Nyaman Hostel 

One of the best Canggu Bali surf camps is Nyaman Hostel Canggu. It is a clean and relaxed space where you can enjoy everything Canggu has to offer from only a short walk away. With both mixed and female-only dorms set amongst its tropical surroundings, Nyaman Hostel is the perfect stay for groups and solo travelers.

Its relaxing pool area is surrounded by palm trees and bean bags making it the perfect post-surf chill spot. And it’s a top-rated hostel for its cleanliness!

Nyaman’s team of friendly staff will take care of any activities you’d like to plan during your stay, so you don’t need to worry about booking your own surf lessons.

For less than $13/night, Nyaman Hostel is one of Bali’s best surfer hostels in the heart of Canggu.

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Nyaman Hostel near Echo Beach

Night time at Nyaman Hostel

3. Lushy Hostel 

If you’re looking to meet and socialize with fellow surfers during your stay, Lushy Hostel is one of Bali’s best surfer hostels. With a swimming pool, bar, evening entertainment, and a handful of awesome surfer beaches on its doorstep, Lushy Hostel is a top spot for solo travelers and groups alike.

Lushy hostel is clean and affordable and offers 4-bed and 8-bed dorms, plus private rooms. Prices start from $7.50 and are one of Canggu’s most affordable hostels for surfers in Bali.

There’s also a restaurant onsite serving a full menu, including veggie and vegan options, and a happy hour at the bar for a cheap cocktail after a day on the beach.

During your stay, you can book surf lessons directly with the hostel staff, who are helpful and bring a fun vibe to your stay.

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Lushy Hostel Canggu

Lushy Hostel Bedroom

4. Margarita Surf Hostel 

Margarita Surf Hostel makes it onto our list of Bali’s best surfer hostels for its perfect blend of socializing, surfing, and savasana.

The team of friendly staff at Margarita Surf Hostel goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. They offer surf lessons, yoga classes, moto rental, and tours, so you can make the most of Canggu and surrounding areas.

Margarita Surf Hostel’s onsite hostel bar and restaurant are open 24 hours. Fill yourself up with good food after exploring Canggu’s nightlife.

Dorm beds start from $8/night.

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Margarita Surf Hostel

Friends socialising at Margarita Surf Hostel, Canggu

Best Surf Hostels in Uluwatu

Uluwatu is ideal for experienced surfers. This famous surfing site is encircled by rocky nature and cliff-side areas, giving it a well-deserved reputation as one of Bali’s most stunning surfing locations all year long.

Uluwatu’s waves are typically more powerful, but if you visit between September and November, you’ll find that the reef is suitable for beginners too.

1. Surfers House Green Bowl 

Surfers House Green Bowl makes it onto our list of Bali’s best surfer hostels for its good vibes, clean rooms, and free food. That’s right, you can enjoy a free family dinner every day during your stay at Surfers House Green Bowl.

With male, female, and mixed dorms, plus some private rooms, Surfers House Green Bowl has options for every type of traveler. Dorm beds start at around $14 and private rooms from $22. Not bad for a bed, AC, and a hot dinner!

At Surfers House Green Bowl, you can rent surfboards and other surf products before you ride five minutes to the beach. There’s also a swimming pool and chill-out garden to relax after a big day of surfing.

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Surfers House Green Bowl

Surfers House Green Bowl Outdoor Pool

2. Tregge Surf Camp 

Uluwatu brings a mix of traditional culture and surf life to your stay. Its stunning temple is surrounded by greenery on the cliffside, overlooking the waves you’ll be riding later. 

Tregge Surf Camp is located approximately 1km from Uluwatu temple and less than 4km from Dreamland Beach. Here you’ll find a small beach town with cafes, chilled hangouts, and surf schools.

Tregge Surf Camp is more of a guesthouse than a hostel, but it is still a top choice for backpackers. The bungalows offer private (double/twin) rooms at an affordable $20 per night with aircon, nestled amongst beautiful gardens. There’s a cheap restaurant on site too.

With Thomas Beach just a stone’s throw away, you have a choice of reefs to surf within walking distance from Tregge Surf Camp Bali. We rate it one of the best surfer hostels in Bali for a more relaxing stay.

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Tregge Surf Camp Uluwatu

Beautiful Surf Hostel at Bali

3. Sultans of Swell

Sultans of Swell is one of our favorite Bali surfer hostels! Here, the surf vibes are on point for anyone looking to explore Uluwatu’s choice of beaches and the accommodation is budget-friendly.

Dorm beds start from $8 in a 4 or 6-bed mixed dorm and guests can access surfboard rental, surf lessons, and training materials for surfing. It really is a top spot for surfers in Bali.

What’s more, Sultans of Swell also offer a fast boat to other islands, moto rental, and laundry services. So, you’re really getting the full package.

Sultans of Swell is located close to some of Uluwatu’s lesser known beaches and around 20-minutes to the main town.

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Sultans Of Swell Uluwatu Bali

Front of Sultans Of Swell Uluwatu Bali

4. Kubu Container

Kubu Container is a great budget hostel less than 500m from both Padang Padang Beach and Impossible Beach. If you’re looking for an ultimate surf and cheap sleep option, Kubu Container is the hostel for you. 

Kubu Container provides basic accommodation with rooms inside funky painted containers. It has a nice garden and embraces chilled, surfer vibes. It’s a great surfer hostel in Bali for anyone looking to spend their entire day rip-curling before a quiet night’s sleep.

Private rooms are less than $20 and dorm rooms are between $8-9. All rooms have AC and a private bathroom. You really can’t get better value for money at this top-rated location than Kubu Container.

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Kubu Container

Entrance at Kubu Container

Best Surf Hostels in Padang Padang

Known as the ‘Balinese pipeline’, Padang Padang is one of the best-surfing destinations in the world. Located on the northwestern coast of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Padang Padang provides a 100m stretch of golden sands encircled by lush, tropical scenery.

There are several waves to surf in Padang Padang, depending on your skill, so it’s best to do your research before heading out on your board to make sure you’re not out of your depth. Our favorite surfer hostels in Padang Padang will have knowledgeable staff on hand to make sure you get the best surfing experience for your abilities.

1. Bombora Surf Camp 

Bombora Surf Camp is a vibey hostel offering a choice of private rooms, just a 10-minute walk from Pedang Pedang beach.

Bombora Surf Camp is a pricier option for backpackers but offers a luxury experience at a fraction of the cost in comparison to surrounding hotels. Private rooms start at around $60 – treat yourself to their boho-style accommodation with AC and a TV, a swimming pool, and beautiful gardens.

Bombora Surf Camp is a flashpacker oasis, and you can arrange surf lessons and moto rental directly at the hostel.

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Bombora Surf Camp

Stay in the heart of Uluwatu at Bombora

Best Surf Hostels in Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach is less than 30 minutes from Denpasar airport and is a fun surf hub for everyone, from beginners to experienced surfers. This laid-back beach resort is the perfect destination for your first surfing experience, learning the skill and soaking up the sun on its white sand beach.

Balangan Beach is a popular destination for backpackers and offers affordable accommodation and plenty of options for surf lessons.

Now that you’re familiar with Bali’s top surfing destinations, it’s time to choose where to stay.

1. Balangan Inn Home Stay 

Balangan Beach is a top-rated surf spot but the accommodation options around are more sparse compared to other popular beaches.

Balangan Inn Home Stay is a quiet retreat located a 10-minute drive from the beachfront. This surfer hostel offers nicely decorated private rooms and dorms, relaxation spaces, and a small swimming pool for a post-surf dip.

Balangan Beach is one of the more chilled-out surf spots in Bali, so if you’re looking for some downtime in between your surf sessions, this hostel is a good choice.

Dorms start at around $11/night and private rooms are from $18.50. Balangan Inn Home Stay is a great surfer hostel in Bali for a quieter experience on a budget.

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Outdoor pool at Balangan Inn Surf Homestay

Surfing at Balangan Inn Surf Homestay

More Surf Hostels Worth a Mention

Tribal Hostel Bali

Tribal Hostel Bali is one of the best Bali backpacker hostels. It is perfect for digital nomads, tourists, and backpackers to “Work,” “Rest,” and “Play” while discovering the splendours of Bali. You won’t be lonely on your travel because their community is solid.

Tribal Bali, in the trendy new neighbourhood of Pererenan, is only minutes from Canggu’s nightlife and surf, but it also offers rice field vistas and a more relaxed taste of Bali’s rural interior. Their neighbourhood is filled with Instagram-worthy cafes, bars, boutique shops, and spas, and you can easily reach all of South Bali’s top attractions on two wheels.

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Tribal Hostel Bali

Tribal Hostel Bali One Bedroom

Surfers House Batu Bolong

Surfers House Batu Bolong offers a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, and a bar all to its adult guests. The property is located 1.7 kilometres from Pantai Batu Bolong Beach. The facility has a communal lounge and a garden, and is located 1.8 kilometres from both Canggu and Echo Beach. Guests may purchase beverages at the snack bar. It is 14 mins away from Capsule Hotel Bali.

Air-conditions and private bathrooms are standard in each room, and some also have balconies. All guests are provided with clean sheets and towels at no extra cost in their private rooms at the hostel. 

Good to know: Surfers House Batu Bolong is for adults only.

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SURFERS HOUSE Batu Bolong Canggu

SURFERS HOUSE Batu Bolong

The Farm Hostel

If you are hoping to connect with other travellers, a stay at The Farm Hostel Bali is a must. The atmosphere is quite friendly and welcoming, and the area is always clean. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was pleasant.

As of 2015, The Farm was one of the most popular places to stay in all of Bali. Eight mixed dormitories and four female dorms have contributed to the massive expansion from 22 beds to 82 beds in recent years. We offer 2 pools, several common spaces, and a convenient location in the middle of Canggu, as well as international electricity on every bed, high-speed internet, and a modest breakfast provided to get your day started.

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The Farm Hostel

Outdoor pool area The Farm Hostel

Kos One Hostel

Kos One Hostel has the best infrastructure in the business. The amenities include a quaint little shop, not one but two jacuzzis, and a restaurant that serves a variety of delectable and freshly prepared dishes. However, the alternative beach pool, a big beach-style pool with a Mediterranean theme, is the primary draw. An artificial sand beach, a diving platform, a swing, day beds, and a pool bar are all features that come standard.

At Kos One, we prefer to think of ourselves as a gathering place for all types of travellers, including those who are barefoot, yogis, digital nomads, health lovers, surfers, and explorers! Our many different social areas provide the ideal setting for you to make new friends with whom you can share your experiences of Balinese culture and nature.

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Kos One Hostel Outdoor Pool

Kos One Hostel Canggu

Lay Day Surf Hostel

Lay Day Surf Hostel is created by four surfers and tourists from Indonesia, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the U.S., combines surf, party, and leisure in Canggu, Bali’s actual surfer town. Stoke is key in or out of the water.

Self-service kitchen, free WiFi, 24-hour security, airport and activity shuttles, motorbike rental, party excursions, four pools, and friendly personnel to assist you to enjoy your stay.

The whole property is a great relaxing space with various lounge chairs and 4 pools so you may rest in the sun and recuperate with a bintang… or cocktail?

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Outdoor Area at Lay Day Surf Hostel

Lay Day Surf Hostel Bedroom

What about the cheapest surf hostels in Bali?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

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 Bali.

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  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

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The two most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. They list both numerous hostels and cheap accommodations. We wrote here a detailed guide on the best booking sites for hostels.

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Map with all Surf Hostels in Bali

As promised, here is a map with all of the mentioned surf hostels pinpointed under their relevant destination.

We always find maps handy for getting to know a country. We hope you’ll find this useful, too.

Handy tip: Simply tick/untick areas you’re interested in visiting and find the best surf hostels in that area.

  • 5 Star Hostels: Black
  • TOP Best Hostels: Red
  • Party Hostels: Purple
  • Surf Hostels: Blue
  • Other TOP recommendations: Yellow

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FAQ

Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

Is Bali good for beginner surfers?

Bali is the best place to learn how to surf because the waves are always good and the water is always warm. It's much harder to learn when the water is cold and the wetsuit is heavy.

Is surfing safe in Bali?

Bali is one of the world's safest surf areas, according to statistics.

Are shark attacks common in Bali?

Attacks by sharks are very rare in Bali, and while there are substantial populations of white-tipped and blacktip sharks, none of the five species of sharks known for their aggression are found in the seas around Indonesia.

What are the best surf hostels in Bali?

Here are some of the best surf hostels:

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Summary: Best Surf Hostels in Bali

Now, we would love to help.

Obviously, we tried to make this hostel guide for surf hostels Bali as useful as possible. Yet, we are humans and you may have questions we did not think about.

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