Who says you have to sacrifice fanciness just because of a limited budget? These 5 Bali Hotels and extra tips from us will let you travel cheaply yet nicely!
A lot of people think that travelling is a fancy and expensive activity. Some refuse to travel because of this reason alone. You know that the experience that you get from travelling can't be replaced anywhere else, right? Can even be worth more than the money you spend, lah! Want to wait how many years to get a vacation? Chop chop! We will give you tips on how to travel with a budget, but still, look fancy like a tourist.
The good thing is, Indonesia is the number one choice for backpackers around the world. The most favourite one is Bali. With the number of attractions you can enjoy, you won’t ever run out of activities to do on this island. The best part is, most of them are cheap yet provide a great experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
For as low as S$30, you can easily find decent Bali hotels with full facilities and a great ambience. Here are some of the best hotels in Bali that you can stay at as well as some tips that might be helpful for your next trip! These hotels cost around S$30 to S$60 per night, but you can get lower prices or even discounts by booking them on low season. They are already affordable enough, though!
1. Kuta Central Park Bali
Let's start with Bali hotels Kuta. Kuta Central Park Bali is a 4-star hotel that is also close to Seminyak and Legian area. The inhouse activities that you can do include swimming with Kuta view, café for your afternoon coffee, and billiards if you want to have a pool game. They also offer a car to take you to places nearby, from the beach to the mall. If this is your first time in Bali, then it will be easier for your travelling experience.
If you stay in Bali hotels for a week, then you are going to love their Breakway Deal Package. This package lets you book a room for 5 days in a row with a lower price! They offer Standard Room for this package, but you are free to upgrade to Superior if the room is available. You will also get complimentary breakfast daily and steamboat dinner.
The best part? You get a full day of cruising to Ceningan Island! There is also a daily shuttle that can take you around Kuta 5 times a day. After a tiring day of exploring the island, you can then get 60 minutes aromatic massage. On the last day, they will take you to the airport for free as well. All of this in a single price for two people!
Address: Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Distance from Ngurah Rai International Airport: About 7.5 km or 20 minutes by car
2. Dekuta Hotel
Dekuta Hotel offers you a room that is directly facing the swimming pool. That sentence alone proves how fancy this hotel is! The room is spacious, and the window door lets you face the terrace outside. You can also have your private balcony if you opt for the Superior room. This hotel lets you feel the breeze of fresh air directly from your room.
For your convenience, this Bali hotel with private pool offers tour package from 6 to 10 hours to take you around the island. If you don't want to take this package, then you can walk for about 2-minute to Kuta beach. There is also Waterbom Bali waterpark for you, who travel with kids. Located in Poppies Lane, this hotel is close to the centre of entertainment in Kuta, Bali.
Once you get back from wandering around Kuta, you can find a restaurant/bar in this hotel called Nebula. They offer breakfast to dinner as well as beer, coffee, and juice. What makes Nebula Bali interesting is the presence of local flavours in each of their cuisines. Even though the flavours are locally based, they are very creative to create Asian dishes from fresh local ingredients.
Address: Jl Poppies Lane 2 no 8, Kuta, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Distance from Ngurah Rai International Airport: About 6.1 km or 22 minutes by car
3. Love F Hotel Bali
Staying in Bali hotels that are located at the heart of Legian means you are close to the nightlife. This area just never sleeps! You can find places to go to at any hour of the day. Whether you want to have a great breakfast or midnight drinks, you won't find any trouble finding one. It is a perfect place for you, who are going to Bali for its balance of nature and nightlife. Suitable for young people for its strategic location to find bars and clubs, you might want to skip this hotel if you are looking for a peaceful night.
Inside the hotel, you can find two restaurants that you can choose: White Diamond Restaurant and Black Diamond Restaurant. The name “Black” represents the entire room that is entirely black, which creates an elegant atmosphere. It is where you can have your breakfast buffet. Same goes with the other restaurant, which is dominated by the colour white. You should go to this restaurant when you are looking for non-Asian food.
During the daylight, Legian has a lot to present when it comes to tourist attractions. If you love surfing, you can take a surf class at Rip Curl School of Surf. There is also Armada Flow House that lets your surfboard in the pool instead of the ocean if you are not comfortable enough to surf on the beach. But, if you are looking for a place to sit and look at the beach, you can go to Double Six Beach or chill at Legian Beach near the Bali hotels.
Address: Jl. Raya Legian II No.121, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Distance from Ngurah Rai International Airport: About 7.2 km or 25 minutes by car
4. Brown Feather Hotel
The exterior of this hotel is quite different from others. If Love F offers loud nightlife as its main attraction, this Bali hotel is aimed for guests, who are seeking for cosiness. You can even look at rice paddies fields directly from the hotel. You can still enjoy Jalan Legian, but then after a long tiring day, you can relax and ease the body.
Think of it as a place for a hideout before you hit back on the clubs. The unique architecture that Brown Feather Hotel offers lets you experience a different concept of other hotels you can find. Once you enter the hotel, you are welcomed by trees and flowers. The furniture has an antique style to it.
The retro concept in this Bali hotel is shown through the usage of woods as their main interior materials. Complemented with brightly coloured furniture, this hotel offers a great vintage feel. Bali is already familiar with saving the earth movement, and this hotel does that by recycling some of these materials. Overall, this creates a comfortable atmosphere for the guests.
Address: Jl. Batu Belig No.100, Kerobokan, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Distance from Ngurah Rai International Airport: About 12.8 km or 42 minutes by car
5. Koa D’Surfer Hotel
Another place you can go to Bali for relaxing is Canggu. The village is filled with resorts, surrounded by beaches where you can surf. It is one of the interesting hotels you can find in Bali. It represents how Bali is known and visited by people around the world to surf. The exterior of the building is created with a bamboo structure with waves, just like on the beach!
Don’t be surprised to find another surfing board inside your room. All the facilities that Koa D’Surfer has are related to surfing, from surfboards to swimwears. The bar in the Bali hotel is called Maverick Rooftop and Bar, and is open to the public. If you are not going to the beach nearby, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset as well as sunrise here.
Koa D'Surfer Hotel is close to Berawa Beach. Don't worry if you don't have your surfboard, because there is a lot of surfboard rental all around the beach. After a long day of surfing, you can watch the sunset from the beach and enjoy live music while having a drink. You can also surf at night! The night surfing is free, and you can enjoy it up until 12 a.m.
Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa Gg. Sri Kahyangan No.88, Berawa, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Distance from Ngurah Rai International Airport: About 15.8 km or 51 minutes by car
One thing that you need to keep in mind while travelling on a budget is that hotel is where you sleep and take a rest at night. Usually, Bali Indonesia hotels are more expensive when they have inhouse attractions that make you want to stay there longer. To get a cheaper hotel, you should get one that is close to the destinations you are going to, but you have to sacrifice the activities in the hotel.
Instead, you can go around and explore a lot of destinations in Bali! The hotels mentioned above are great for relaxing and worth the price, but these simple tips could be applied anywhere you travel. If you want to enjoy your time in the hotel, you could get a more luxurious one. Knowing your priority is the key!
So, stop waiting, lah! Just pack your clothes and book that vacay! Singapore is a hectic city and great for working, but sometimes you need to slow down and relax. A short escape is probably all you need after those long hours of work. Book those Bali hotels already!