It’s no wonder that Bali holds a place not only on many peoples travel lists but also in their hearts. There are plenty of cheap hotels that provide the perfect places to stay in Bali whilst you head off and explore.
Famed for being a tropical paradise, its rich and diverse culture shines through from every building, temple and street. Hotels in Bali are known for their traditional style, with luxury at the forefront – however that doesn’t mean they’re out of budget! There isn’t just plenty of cheap places to stay in Bali, it’s also got many destinations to choose from. Jump at the chance to lose yourself in the chaos of Kuta’s nightlife – including the famous Potato Head Beach Club – or relax on a golden sand beach in Seminyak.
To get the true Balinese experience the ocean is the place to head to. With locations such as the Gili Islands named as one of the best spots for scuba diving in Bali, offering a glimpse of incredible marine life. As well as this it is a surfers paradise, offering incredible opportunities to take to the waves and get that adrenaline going.
Swiss-Belhotel Segara Resort & Spa
The Swiss-Belhotel Segara Resort & Spa, built in 2011, is a tropical haven, with a Balinese elegance and hospitality feel throughout and an emphasis on relaxation. Located in the popular Nusa Dua this hotel features 2 large lagoon swimming pools and a buffet restaurant. Food is served on a terrace overlooking the swimming pool and waterfall at the Café Laguna, with local specialities, buffet and continental breakfasts available. Room service is available 24 hours. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or an exhilarating adventure the Swiss-Belhotel Segara provides the perfect base. With a golf course within 3km of the hotel, as well as a games room, billiard table, table tennis and darts board on site. All of these amenities definitely set this hotel apart from every other hotel, whilst its architecture also makes a distinct addition to the city’s skyline.
There are over 150 spacious, tastefully furnished rooms, many with pool views and even pool access. All rooms are surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and large sunbathing areas. The rooms are where the true elegance shines with a seating area, bedroom and en suite bathroom featuring a luxurious rain shower, dental kit and slippers. There is a 42-inch flat screen satellite TV , as well as tea/coffee facilities and a private balcony. Swim-up room available on request to make it an unforgettable holiday. Free wi fi available across the resort. If you are looking to fully relax and unwind on holiday why not take advantage of the onsite spa facilities, with full body massages available at an additional charge. Of all the budget hotels in Bali, this one is a must to visit.
The list of things to do in the Nusa Dua region is endless and there is truly something for everyone. Just 850 yards away is the stunning Sawangan Beach as well as Mulia and Taman Sari beach. All local beaches offer golden sand and the opportunity to sunbathe and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. There are prime opportunities to sample a delicious lunch of freshly caught fish making Nusa Dua Beach well worth the visit, with a free hotel shuttle every hour. The Geger Temple, situated on the headland at Nusa Dua beach is also worth a visit, with traditional Balinese architecture on show. Appropriate dress is required. If you’re up from a spot of golf the Bali National Golf Club just down the road. The 18-hole course offers a variety of playing environments and views of tropical birds.
Located 6.3 miles away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, transfers available for an extra cost.
Address: Swiss-Belhotel Segara, Jalan Pura Segara, 80361 Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Best for: Beach Lovers, Surfers, Water Sports, Couples, Golfers
Price: from $42 per night (including taxes and charge, 2 adults per room)
Rating: 7.7/10 Good
Ubud Luwih Nature Retreat
The Ubud Luwih Nature Retreat provides the opportunity to live like the Balinese do, and is one of the best cheap hotels in Bali. With Ubud Luwith translating to ‘Ubud beauty’, there is no other way to sum up this breath-taking resort. As one of the cheap bed and breakfast hotels in Bali, this set of standalone villas is nestled in the middle of the ride fields of Tegalalang Village. A luxurious place to stay for any budget, offering free Wi-Fi and room service, as well as featuring its own swimming pool. It’s restaurant has a beautiful open kitchen with a sunset view over rice fields and lush tropical rainforest. Food is served throughout the day – breakfast, light lunch and dinner. Being slightly out of town it is a place of serenity, surrounded by village life but still only a short taxi ride away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. Why not get to know the locals during your stay? Have a go at learning some basic Balinese words and phrases before you visit. The nearest restaurant is the Kakyang Garden Restaurant Ubud which is 0.9 miles away in Seminyak, Bali.
This tranquil villa resort is the perfect place to escape, made up of 6 private villas, and enjoy the humble scenery in a relaxing and casual manner. Each villa differs dependant on the needs of the guests, offering a comfortable space to bed down for the night. If you’re travelling as a family there is a speciality family villa with two bedrooms. It is equipped with a 42-inch television and kitchen facilities including a fridge. It also has a private entrance to a large garden and private pool area. Standalone suites are just as luxurious with a king size bed and bathroom with a bathtub. They all have a terrace facing to the best views of rice paddies and breath-taking sunrise views.
If you’re looking to truly experience exactly what Bali has to offer, the Ubud Luwih is located in the Andong district. Located right in the middle of many top attractions and natural beauty spots. Top spots include Ubud Market, Ubud Monkey Forest as well as the Tegalalang and Ceking Rice Terraces. If you want to travel further afield the Batur Mountain and Beratan Lake are only 18 miles away. Hikers will love climbing this active volcano, with it being 1717 metres high and taking around 2-3 hours to climb. The hard work pays off as you reach the crater and gaze in awe at the crystal-clear waters of Lake Batur. The climb to the top is through beautiful eucalyptus and pine trees, where you will see the unique landscapes of Batur Caldera, Mount Abang. The perfect photo opportunity and one of the best viewpoints in Bali. Tick off another iconic Bali moment and take a visit to the Bali Swing, with 12 swings ranging from 10 metres to 78 metres high. If it is nightlife you are after then head to Naughty Nuri’s Grill for some fresh food cooked over the fire. Other local restaurants include Kakyang Garden Restaurant, Mozaic Restaurant or Sari Organic.
Located 24.9 miles away from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Address: Ubud Luwih Nature Retreat, JI. Lanyahan, Desa Gentong, 80571 Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Best for: Couples, Beach Lovers, Explorers, Families, Hikers
Price: $36 per night (including taxes and charge)
Rating: 9.3/10 Superb
The Tempekan Heritage
If you’re looking for hotels in Bali perfect for families the Tempekan Heritage is one of the most popular places to stay, and it was only built in 2020. This home away from home is the perfect mix between Bali heritage and architecture and modern vacation home. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor pool or a gym on site the facilities are incredible on this resort, with its own restaurant and coffee shop. It is called The Bambu Kitchen, serving guests breakfast lunch and dinner as well as drinks at the bar. If you want to venture out for food or drinks on the night there are plenty of options within 2 miles of the hotel. These included Batu Bali, Tara Green and Omnia Day Club.
There are 19 guestrooms set over one floor across the resort – making everything easily accessible to all. Everything about the rooms at the Tempekan Heritage is worth the money, from the design style to the outdoor shower. Most are designed as small huts which symbolise ancient Balinese living with bamboo walls and doors, with an outdoor terrace and seating area. The bathrooms are large and well ventilated with flowering plants.
There is a four-bedroom private villa with its own private pool, perfect for families. Every room is air conditioned with complimentary bottles of water and free toiletries. All in all, it is a beautiful little oasis. However, if you do require to work whilst you are away there is also a co-working hub with strong wi fi, meaning you can stay connected at all times. Bikes are also available to guests to rent for an additional charge.
Staying in the village of Pecatu, you are just minutes away from various tourist attractions, as well as white sandy beaches, beach club and restaurants. It is also an area renowned for having the best waves in Bali with a world class surfing spot right on your doorstep. If shopping is on the agenda, the Beachwalk and Bali Collection shopping centre are worth a look in. Or for those wanting to truly experience the Pecatu area’s natural beauty, the Padang Padang Beach and Bingin Beach are close by. With the clifftop Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple just up the road if you’re on a search for a bit of Balinese culture and architecture.
Located just 7.5 miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport, with a shuttle service that takes around 25 minutes provided by the hotel at an additional cost.
Address: Tempekan Heritage, Jalan Goa Lempeh No. 27A, Uluwatu Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, 80364 Uluwatu, Indonesia
Best for: Families, Surfers, Remote Workers, Budget Travellers, Couples
Price: around $15 per night (including taxes and charge)
Rating: 9.3/10 Superb
Sahadewa Suites Residence
If you’re after a relaxing stay in Bali or beach getaway the Sahadewa Suites Residence is the place to be, just 1.9 miles from Double Six beach. But don’t worry if you don’t fancy a beach day it still has an outdoor swimming pool to relax around. Staying here guests are within walking distance of Eat Street Seminyak. This street has a vast array of restaurants, with everything available from local Indonesian food to Greek and Italian. This trendy area located next to Seminyak Square also has plenty of bars and nightlife.
Of all the cheap hotels in Bali, this 22-room resort is one of the best budget hotels in the area. Make yourself at home in one its air-conditioned rooms, complete with a TV, desk and blackout curtains. Daily housekeeping is provided with private bathrooms with showers featuring complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Free parking, luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk are also available for guests during their stay.
Looking for a value for money? The Sahadewa Suites is the one of the best hotels for you – with a prime location in the Kerobokan region, home to Bali Zoo and Splash waterpark which are both worth a visit. The famed Seminyak and Kuta beach are both within 3 miles. With Seminyak beach offering guests 3km of beautiful white sandy beaches and great waves for surfing it is no wonder it is popular with tourists. Petitenget Temple is also only 1.5 miles away, a centuries-old temple in Bali and one of the only cultural landmarks in the area. Up the dragon staircase is a vast courtyard with various shrines and pavilions. Definitely worth the visit.
Located 5 miles away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, with a shuttle provided by the hotel at an additional cost.
Address: Sahadewa Suites Residence, Jalan Merta Sari No. 9, Banjar Pengubengan Kangin, 80361 Kerobokan, Indonesia
Best for: Couples, Nightlife, Walkers, Families, Surfers
Price: around $14 per night (including taxes and charge)
Rating: 7.7/10 Good
The Catur Guesthouse
If you’re looking a cheap hotel to stay in, then look no further than The Catur Guesthouse, built in 2017. This resort definitely earns its high-quality reviews. Situated in the heart of the Seminyak Bali, this property has earnt its excellent reviews – with many commenting on the beautiful a la carte and Asian breakfast served daily. There is a shared kitchen available to guests however if you prefer to explore the local area there are plenty of restaurants in the local area such as the best BBQ grill Naughty Nuri’s Warun Seminyak, Mama San Bali and Made’s Warung Seminyak.
A key thing on your holiday in Bali, cheap hotels do not mean that luxury is forgotten. With a mixture of standard and deluxe rooms sleeping up to 8, The Catur Guesthouse is the perfect hotel if you want to make yourself at home whilst on holiday in Bail. Set in one building across two floors, all ten guest rooms are airconditioned, with a flat screen TV, a microwave and kettle as well as a stunning bathroom containing a shower and free toiletries. This hotel in Seminyak is the best if you’re looking to relax and enjoy the sun, with a private terrace part of every room. Complimentary wireless internet access is available across this small resort as well as cable TV. Free parking is available.
This cheap hotel is perfect for those on a budget however it does not compromise on location. It is within walking distance of the famed beach resort Double Six Beach as well as Legian Beach being only 800 yards away, so if you want to spend everyday relaxing on the golden sands this is the budget hotel for you. Just a 10-minute walk away is a main street called Oberoi Street with many good shops including Bintang Supermarket. Or how about a trip to Potato Head Beach Resort for a drink at the club’s chic swim up bar while taking in the best ocean views. A few sunset drinks here have the potential to be the highlight of your stay in Bali.
It truly is one of those places you just don’t want to leave!
The hotel provides an airport shuttle free of charge, with just 3.4 miles to travel to Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Best for: Couples, Surfers, Beach Lovers,
Price: per $17 night (including taxes and charge, 2 adults per room)
Rating: 10/10 Exceptional
Villa Mandi Hotel Bali
If you’re looking for serenity the Villa Mandi is up there with the best hotels in Ubud, without the high price tag you’ll feel right at home. We rank this top of all the cheap places to stay in Bali in terms of providing the best in amenities. All staff at this hotel make every effort to make this the stay you deserve. Enjoy your breakfast while gazing at the view from your balcony, before heading off in a shuttle to explore the local area.
This hotel offers guests plenty of good amenities including an outdoor pool, wi fi throughout and 24-hour room service, including a gourmet breakfast served in your villa every day. There is also a rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy their meals. Staff are on hand to arrange anything guests may need, with a friendly and personal service that only a boutique resort can offer.
Boasting an outdoor swimming pool surrounded with greenery and view of rice fields, this 15 villa peaceful retreat offers guests high quality rooms with free toiletries included. Big windows allow natural light to flood each air-conditioned room – with a private terrace or balcony looking over the tropical gardens. These beautifully appointed rooms also feature an en suite bathroom with bathtub, providing the perfect base for your stay in Bali. Included in the room is a refrigerator, ironing facilities, satellite TV and desk.
There is also the opportunity to have your own villa with a private pool at this hotel in Ubud, with a secluded location surrounded by nature. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Ubud is all about culture, spas and sightseeing. Nestled right in the heart of Ubud, this cheap hotel is a great place to stay if you are looking to explore what Bali has to offer, with convenient access to the must-see destinations using the free transport to Ubud centre. This may include a trip to the Ubud Monkey Forest, Art Market or Antonio Blanco Renaissance Museum which is just a 10-minute drive away, as well as Campuhan Ridge Walk and Ubud Royal Palace. Or perhaps enjoy the scenery and rice fields on the 30-minute drive to Tampak Siring Water Palace. Kajeng Rice Field, around 3.6km from the hotel, allows guests to walk along the rice paddy fields and explore the circular paths.
Bikes and motor bikes are also available for rental throughout your stay. You could even take the day to head to The Gateway to Heaven or Pura Lempuyang Temple, a two hour drive away but so worth the journey especially if you are after top social media content. If you want to try your hand at a bit of yoga Intuitive Yoga Flow Healing is also easily accessible. Whatever the purpose of your stay is Bali, this cheap hotel is an excellent choice with a host of recreational offerings.
Located around 45 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, with a roundtrip airport shuttle available on request for an additional cost.
Address: Villa Mandi, Banjar Katik Lantang, Desa Singakerta, 80361 Ubud, Indonesia
Best for: Couples, Culture Seekers, Cyclists, Honeymooners
Price: $14 per night (including taxes and charge, one room )
Rating: 7.2/10 Good
Ibis Styles Bali Benoa
The 4-star Ibis Styles Bali Benoa is of the Bali best sellers, located just 5 minutes’ drive from the Bali Collection shopping area. This boutique hotel, located in Tanjung Benoa famed for its water sports, is on the southern tip of Bali. It is a retreat that combines dashes of colour with an elegant contemporary interior. Having 2 dining options for guests to enjoy, including international cuisine at The Ocean Restaurant or a drink at the Splash Outdoor Pool Bar. Guests can also take advantage of the in-room dining options including room service.
There are many number of rooms across the resort, all air-conditioned with a simple, colourful, modern design throughout. All rooms are well equipped with a flat-screen TV, video game consoles, kettle and safe – as well as some having a private balcony. En suite bathrooms provide a shower and free toiletries, as well as a hairdryer. Safety deposit box located in the reception. The L shaped outdoor pool is one of the most comfortable to relax by out of all the cheap hotels in Bali. With a poolside bar, gym and even a playroom for children. It is one of the most welcoming places to stay in Bali from which you can experience the beauty of Indonesia’s most popular island.
It is in the ideal location on the Tanjung Benoa peninsula to view and explore everything Bali has to offer, and you won’t want to leave. Just a two-minute walk from the nearest beach, you have the chance to enjoy popular water sports. These include banana-boating, parasailing and scuba diving. It is also situated within some of the best examples of Bali’s rich culture, with some of the best places to visit right on your doorstep. This includes elegant mosques, Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples. With all this around and one of the best places to stay you’re sure to get the amazing tropical getaway. With a complimentary shuttle operates around the local area (5km) regularly.
Just 5 miles away from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Address: Ibis Styles Balie Benoa, Jalan Pratama No. 57 A, Tanjung Benoa – Nusa Dua, 80361 Bali Nusa Dua , Indonesia
Best for: Couples, Families, Water Sports, Nature Lovers
Price: around $31 per night (including taxes and charge, based on 1 room)
Rating: 7.7 Good
Grand Zuri Kuta Bali
If you’re looking for a budget hotel in the Kuta region of Bali then the Grand Zuri Kuta Bali is the place to stay for you. If you’re thinking of bringing the whole family, this hotel in Kuta has its own infinity pool as well as a kids outdoor swimming pool and pool bar. It is the perfect place to stay if you just want to relax in the sun.
The Cerenti Restaurant, located next to the hotel lobby, offers a wide selection of both Indonesian and international dishes, as well as a highly reviewed daily buffet breakfast. Guests have the choice to sit either indoors or alfresco overlooking the swimming pool and luscious greenery. The Zuri lounge provides the ideal place to enjoy a few cocktails, or fine wines and other delicacies after a long day exploring Kuta, Bali. If you want to enjoy some more local delicacies, there are plenty of eating options just a 2-minute walk from the hotel. A spa with 4 treatment rooms is located on site and open daily – offering a variety of treatments, including reflexology.
A minimalistic design brings a modern feel and a calm ambience throughout this hotel. With flat screen TV’s, electric kettle and a minibar in every room, some with views over the infinity pool. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. There is a mix of room types, including family rooms. All include free mineral water, coffee/tea making facilities and TV room service ordering. This is alongside an en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer and free hotel toiletries. A fitness centre and 24-hour front desk with concierge service, laundry, care rental and variety of spa treatments are also available to you during your stay in Bali at the Grand Zuri Kuta hotel.
For travellers wanting to take in the sights and sounds of Bali, the Grand Zuri Kuta Bali Hotel is the perfect choice for a stay in Seminyak. Within just 15 minutes’ drive you reach the main tourist spots such as Seminyak Beach, Kuta Beach and Shopping centre, as well as the Waterbom Waterpark for a fun family day out. Trips like this can be arranged at the tour desk located in the main reception.
How about a day at Tuban beach during your stay in Kuta? Just 1.7 miles away this beautiful golden sand beach is popular with families and dotted with small fishing boats and family-run restaurants. Facilities include showers, loungers and free parking beside the beach. Or if it’s nightlife you’re after Kuta Beach is one of most popular resorts for the younger crowd. It is renowned for its night-time beach parties and daily sports activities, such as surfing or beach volleyball.
This hotel is located just 25 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, with an airport shuttle provided.
Address: Grand Zuri Kuta Hotel Bali, Jalan Raya Kuta No. 81, 80361 Kuta, Indonesia
Best for: Families, Beach Lovers, Couples, Nightlife Seekers, Surfers
Price: around $18 per night (including taxes and charge, based on 2 adults per room)
Rating: 8/10 Very Good
Think modern, minimalist décor mixed with Balinese architecture, that sums up the Villa Diana Bali, which is just a short walk from some of Bali best nightlife and restaurants. This tropical haven is located on the border of Legian and Seminyak. It even has a spa to finish off your day in paradise just before you head to its private restaurant, with everything up to full board on offer. The onsite fine dining experience offers an extensive menu, day and night. Whether you want to relax on the garden terrace or try your hand at a game of table tennis there is something for everyone at this resort. Wi fi is available throughout the resort. Of all the cheap places to stay in Bali, if you’re looking for a hotel in Seminyak, this is the one for you. Free parking subject to availability.
This stunning resort provides guests a lap of luxury with a modern, minimalist design. Guestrooms are flooded with natural light and it features an outdoor swimming pool and free wireless internet. They do not skim on providing a good quality of accommodation, whilst being one of Bali’s budget hotels. Offering 25 rooms across two floors, consisting of 16 modern guest rooms and 3 self-contained 3-bedroom villas. The fully air-conditioned double rooms come with a minibar, TV, fridge and have views of the pool. The private villas adjacent to the hotel come with a bath and outdoor shower facilities. This is as well as huge living and dining area with a direct view to its own private pool and breath-taking tropical garden.
Bali’s dining and entertainment hub and the famed Seminyak shopping strip are just 800 yards away and well-known Double Six and Blue Ocean beach just a 15-minute walk. These beaches gained their name from back in the day when Legian and Seminyak were just fishing villages and these were the earliest venues on the island. There is an extremely diverse crowd with visitors from across the world, sipping on Bintangs under an umbrella. A scheduled shuttle service is available from the hotel.
Or if you fancy exploring more of the breath-taking landscape of Bali’s mountains and hills, lined with sandy beaches and stunning coastlines. Simply head to the tour desk to book your guide. It is a great place to base your holiday from, with a visit to the Tugu Peringatan Bom Bali or Bali Bombing Memorial to pay tribute.
Located 3.5 miles away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, with an airport transfer available from the hotel.
Address: Villa Diana Bali, Kresnast, Ulun Tanjung, Legian, 80361 Legian, Indonesia
Best for: Couples, Walkers, Beach Lovers, Families
Price: from $19 per night (including taxes and charge, based on 1 room)
Rating: 7.8/10 Good
What is the best area to stay in Bali?
When deciding the best area to stay in Bali, it really comes down to what you want from your holiday. There are plenty of places to stay in Bali to choose from, and you can even travel round and experience a bit of everything. If you’re looking for nightlife head to Kuta, chilled days on the beach look for hotels in Seminyak or if you’re after a mix between land and ocean head to Canggu.
Kuta’s most popular attraction is its beach sunsets and nightlife, as well as the Discovery Mall Shopping. Closest to the airport it is where most people first head to experience its bustling atmosphere with many bars, nightclubs and shops to choose from. Seminyak is home to some of the most famous nightspots such as Potato Head Beach Club. However it has a more chilled out vibe whilst still offering plenty to do. Moving along the coast you reach Canggu which is the perfect mix between rice fields and coastline, as well as one of the most famous temples in Bali Tanah Lot. Cool coffee shops line the main street, well known among the surfing community as one of the best spots on the island because it is the home to Echo beach.
Where should I stay in Bali for the first time?
If you are looking to stay in Bali for the first time, it may be best to think about splitting your time between the various different areas of the island. This large island has many different towns and villages, each offering something different, so it’s no wonder Bali is so popular. However, for your first stay in Bali, head to the Seminyak region as this provides you a safe base to explore as well as plenty of budget hotels.
Bali is a magical island with so much to offer from rice fields to volcanoes, to beautiful beaches and waterfalls, temples and amazing bars and restaurants. Years ago the various areas of Bali were distinctively split up by authentic rice fields and village roads however now they have all seemed to seamlessly merge. Each region attracts a certain type of crowd. Kuta is ideal for young singles looking for bustling nightlife, cheap hotels and beaches filled with bar shacks.
Legian is ideal for young families who still want a bit of the hustle and bustle whilst also wanting to relax. Seminyak is a bit more upmarket with good quality restaurants and boutique shops as well as the famous Eat Street. Canggu which has grown immensely popular in recent years with a more ‘hipster’ feel. It is still in keeping with the Balinese culture with streets lined with lush green rice paddy fields leading to its famous beaches.
Ubud is a good place to stay if you’re after nature with endless rice paddies and Tibumana Waterfall. This beautiful waterfall hidden deep in the jungle and arguably one of the most impressive sights in Bali. If you’re looking to explore everything on offer it may be worth researching into an itinerary. It is also worth doing some research on the best times to visit depending on the purpose of your stay. Bali typically has warm weather all year round with 2 main seasons, the dry season (April to September) and wet season (October to March). Wet season brings out the rich green foliage, where as the dry season brings plenty of tourists and can be overcrowded.