Written by Nadia Crowe
Co-written by Beverley Lennon
Edited by Beverley Lennon
As much as Bali is famous for its surf breaks, yoga retreats, and cute cafes, it’s also incredibly well known for being the place to go when you want to get a little crazy!
From buzzing beach clubs to unique bars that you can watch the sunset from to loud and pumping nightclubs, Bali has an endless amount of things to do for the night owls who just don’t want to sleep at night!
When deciding to head to Bali to go on a fender bender, there’s one major concern: finding a comfortable, safe place to sleep off the hangover! That’s why this list is filled with hotels that are more than willing to take care of you, and more importantly, that don’t stop the party when you get home! They are also conveniently located close to fun bars, exciting beach clubs and lively streets where you’re bound to have the craziest of times!
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Stay right next to the best parties on the island!: Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu
Uluwatu is no new kid on Bali’s party scene; in fact, the area features an exciting collection of glitzy sunset bars and beach clubs that put on some of the biggest and loudest pool parties on the island, with world class DJs, among other ultra-exclusive VIP experiences.
And what better way to put yourself in a party mood than treat your inner rock star with a comfortable stay at a top-end hotel that sits atop a cliff, with stunning views of the Indian Ocean? Located just about 40 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, surrounded by Bali’s lesser-known beaches and eclectic party vibes, you’ll find Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, surrounded by trendy boutiques, cafes and shops.
Once in, you’ll be charmed by their expansive swimming pool, which is where you’ll find most people nursing their hangovers, but it’s also where you’ll most likely get back into the drinking saddle; thanks to Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu’s daily happy hour (from 5pm – 7pm) at Choka, their poolside bar where they serve up some delicious cocktails, alongside light meals and lively music!
Or step into their stylish ocean view bar – Lookout and catch their happy hour between 8pm to 10pm!
Now, if rooftop parties are more your thing, host your own event on top of their Ocean View Suite for spectacular vibes with even more impressive views!
Their Deluxe Ocean View rooms are perfect for waking up and watching the waves come in from the horizon, or witnessing nature at its finest in their magical garden. They’re also the best place for resting in between party sessions at the nearby El Kabron, OMNIA, Ulu Cliffhouse or Single Fin!
A. Budget accommodation options
When you want to keep your $$$ for the booze!
1. Diamonds and glamour for the fashionista: Fashion Hotel Legian
If the name sounds familiar or reminds you of a popular nightspot in Singapore (hint: F Club), you probably guessed it right. Fashion Hotel Legian Bali is owned by the renowned Fashion TV, which prides itself as experts of the lifestyle and fashion industry.
Living up to its reputation, the Fashion Hotel Legian Bali is nothing short of being the fashionista of Bali’s hotel industry. Having opened in late 2014, the hotel is modernly and glamorously decorated to make you feel like a celebrity, complete with an amazing rooftop swimming pool – perfect for sunset chill outs instead of crowding with the hordes of tourists at Kuta Beach.
The hotel closely follows the design of their main logo, which consists of a diamond, so don’t be too surprised to spot various diamonds located in and around the hotel – they are perfect Instagrammable corners.
And if you can’t sleep without partying, you’ll love the Love F Bar that opens till 3am! With the party located just a few floors above your hotel room, you won’t even have to worry about trying to find a cab to get back safely – just take the lift down and your comfy bed awaits you.
Shopping along the streets of Legian and Seminyak is also just a five-minute walk away from the hotel, with Kuta Beach a 20-minute stroll away.
Who says living a glamorous life means burning your cash? Make all your friends envious with everyday #ootd shots that look like twice of what you paid for.
Fashion Hotel Legian
Rates: From USD $25 (Approximately Rp. 350,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 20 minute walk to Azul Beach Club
Address: Jalan Raya Legian No. 121, 80361 Legian, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 849 6688
Featuring two gorgeous pools, one on the roof, and one surrounded by the hotel’s gorgeous architecture, you definitely won’t feel crowded here.
Located on Jalan Legian, arguably one of the most exciting stretches of road in Bali, a short walk out the hotel will take you smack bang in the middle of bars, hip restaurants, and cool clubs. Also not a far walk, Kuta Beach, Bali’s most famous beach thanks to how long it is, and how much there is to do there!
More than just comfortable rooms, you can head to the Rooftop Dine and Music Lounge for some sunset sessions before tearing up the town. Make sure you request a room further away from the street if you’re keen on getting some extra sleep as Jalan Legian doesn’t stop its noise for no one!
The ONE Legian
Rates: From USD $44 (Approximately Rp. 603,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 20 minute walk to Azul Beach Club
Address: Jalan Legian No.117, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 3001 101/ +62 816 572 211 (Whatsapp)
3. The irresistible allure of pool resorts: Grand Barong Resort
Situated at the heart of Legian, this recently refurbished resort clearly takes the “pool” theme very seriously. In total, it has two swimming pools, one lagoon pool and a pool bar to spoil its patrons with moonshine drinks. Grand Barong Resort is the perfect place to rest and recuperate after long nights of partying.
Proportionally sized, the room is decorated with the Balinese signature chequered cloth on its bedding and pillowcases. Open the back door that leads to a clean small porch and a two-seater nook with plush cushions.
Any guest will soon be drawn into the clean cut design of this sophisticated yet unassuming rest area. The surrounding pool area also carries the same aura of sleekness with minimal obstructive decorations.
Lastly, the long stretch of crystal blue pool water will tempt you for a dip at any time of the day.
Grand Barong Resort
Rates: From USD $40 (Approximately Rp. 548,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 12 minute walk to Hard Rock Cafe
Address: Poppies Lane II, Kuta Bali – Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 751804 / +62 815 4702710
4. Canggu living with Malibu feels: Koa D’Surfer Hotel
Snap away with your camera at Koa D’Surfer Hotel! We guarantee that you’ll be the envy of all your friends when they see your aesthetic shots flaunting your holiday.
Fall in love with the cute Baywatch-inspired lookout here, or simply take a short walk to the cafes nearby to add on to your collection of memorable photos.
The surfer theme and rooftop pool at the hotel welcomes many beach-goers who can’t get enough of parties and suntanning so get ready to catch some waves here!
Prefer staying in? The pool and sandy areas within the hotel recreate the beach (minus the crowds!) so that you won’t be missing out on all the perks that the beach offers. Spruced up with tropical decorations and surfboard decorations, the clean and comfortable rooms will definitely not disappoint you as well!
The colourful restaurant by the pool is also a great place to enjoy both local and international cuisine while admiring the alluring sunset sky (and of course cute surfers ;)) so don’t forget to drop by in the evening!
Koa D’Surfer Hotel
Rates: From USD $41 (Approximately Rp. 562,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 5 minute walk to Finn’s Beach Club
Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa Gang Sri Kahyangan No. 88, Berawa, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 474 1328 / +62 361 474 1320
B. Mid-range accommodation options
When you need a fair share of luxury + party!
5. A dash of colour to spice up your life: Dash Hotel Seminyak
As soon as you walk through the front doors of Dash Hotel Seminyak, you’ll be greeted by a ridiculous amount of colour. From the bright red pool to the colourful bath robes they provide, it’s like you’ve entered an adult version of fun land!
Head straight up to the rooftop bar where you’ll find colourful beanbags and chairs for you to bask in the sun on. It’s the perfect place for sunset drinks with all your new pals. Feeling a little peckish? MYA Kitchen and Cocktails is where you’ll find Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and Balinese food that’ll fill your stomach and body with energy for the rest of the evening!
Each room is designed to be bright and colourful, it sets up the vibe perfectly before a night out, you’ll also find an incredibly well painted mural acting as an accent wall and the best background for your OOTD bikini shots!
Located right in the middle of Seminyak, you’ll find yourself surrounded by endless bars, restaurants and even beach clubs (read: potato head!) Hard to believe, but there’s also a spa at Dash Hotel Seminyak, which means on the down time moments you can relax a little before heading back into the busy throng of things!
Dash Hotel Seminyak
Rates: From USD $64 (Approximately Rp. 877,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 9 minute walk to Woobar
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, 80361 Bali – Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 3004 666
6. A hotel with free puppy therapy!: Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel
While Ubud is well known for yoga retreats and spiritual journeys, it also has a wild side. There are plenty of Ubud’s more lively areas to explore at night once your soul has been cleansed, Featuring sunset bars, that offer spectacular views of the sun dipping below the horizon against lush trees, and clubs to dance away the grogginess of the day, who said Ubud wasn’t for partying?
One of the best places to base yourself whilst exploring this new side of Bali’s nightlife is Puri Garden Hotel and Hostel. You can choose to enjoy the comforts of your own room, or you can be brave and choose to bunk up with someone who could potentially be your new travel buddy! Whatever your style, Puri Garden will accommodate. Also, they have puppy therapy sessions twice a week, free manicures, and free massages, sold!
Known to have great vibes by the pool, the party doesn’t stop when you leave the bar, make sure to spare some time to join in on one of their barbeques, activities, or daily yoga sessions to make friends that will last a lifetime!
Puri Garden Hotel and Hostel
Rates: From USD $71.55 (Approximately Rp. 980,000) for a private room Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 9 minute walk to Jalan Monkey Forest
Address: Jl. Pengosekan 63, 80571, Ubud – Gianyar – Bali – Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 973 310
7. Ride the waves in a surfer’s paradise: Lv8 Bali Resort Hotel
If your plan in Bali is to stay as close to the ocean as possible and maybe even catch some waves while you’re at it, look no further than the hip Lv8 Resort Hotel located in Canggu, the up-and-coming trendy neighbourhood in Bali.
Settle down on the balcony of Lv8’s Studio Suite with ocean views and drink in the sights – majestic waves crashing down onto the shore, with more than a few daredevils heading out for the lineup.
Once you’re able to tear yourself away from the stylish room, the resort’s gorgeous pool offers a prime spot for indulging in some fun in the sun, which chic sunbeds that are ideal for an afternoon nap – just make sure to pose for a few holiday snaps before dozing off.
Even if you’re not an in-house guest at the Lv8, you can still get a taste of that seaside bliss if you check out the resort’s Vue Beach Club, where drop-in visitors can enjoy a swim with a minimum spend of Rp. 300,000 (USD $21.25). Not to mention it’s the perfect place for sunset drinks and a wild night, knowing your room is just a few steps away!
Lv8 Bali Resort Hotel
Rates: From USD $94 (Approximately Rp. 1,338,611.65) Check rate on Booking.com
Closest Party Destination: Vue Beach Club inside the resort
Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.100xx, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Contact: +62 361 8948 888/ +62 811 3889 980
C. Luxury accommodation options
When you’ve saved enough to party like in Ibiza!
8. Bali’s OG party masters now let you stay with them!: Potato Head Studios at Desa Potato Head
Potato Head was one of the first beach clubs to appear in Bali, it was and still is one of the most recommended places to go when it comes to having a good time! Now, they’ve created their very own hotel so that the party doesn’t have to stop when you need to go back and get something from your room.
Overlooking the ocean, and with the promise to be sustainable, Potato Head Studios is the hippest place to stay now for those who want to party all night and rest all day in a comfortable space that understands exactly how bad of a hangover you have.
Each room has a zero waste kit ready for you to have all the zero waste fun, fully biodegradable slippers for you to use all over the resort, and recycled furnishings. Each eco friendly element contributes to the all natural and luxurious feel of this place, and you’ll love winding down in between party sessions here.
Potato Head Studios at Desa Potato Head
Rates: From USD $142 (Approximately Rp. 1,945,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: Desa Potato Head inside the resort
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kuta Utara – Kabupaten Badung, Bali – 80361, Indonesia
Contact: Room – +62 361 3029999 / Restaurant – +62 361 4737979
9. Cutting-edge architecture: Ize Seminyak
With a futuristic design, Ize Seminyak is a hip urban hotel in Bali’s most exciting neighbourhood, where you can find many interesting bars and restaurants along Jalan Kayu Aya.
It’s located just minutes away from the Seminyak beach, perfect for those who are seeking beach, surf and sun. If you are staying at the Deluxe Pool room, you will be able to slip into the pool from a side door directly from your room.
Ize Seminyak also has a rooftop infinity pool where you can just lounge in and watch the clouds drift by.
If you’re looking for nightlife, look no further than Bar 68. Stepping into it is like stepping into Prohibition-era New York. You’re transported back to the 1920s and Bar 68 is an underground speakeasy, with its oversized leather armchairs, vintage lamps and Persian rugs.
But the biggest draw of Bar68 has to be the wide selection of whiskey. There are over 40 different types, including the rare and the vintage. Add to that the affordable prices (drinks are sold for as low as USD $7, and available by the glass), and these reasons make Bar 68 a great place to hang out.
Rates: From USD $142 (Approximately Rp. 1,945,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 10 minute walk to KU DE TA
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 68 Seminyak, 80361, Bali – Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8466 999
10. Unique beachfront resort with quirky design: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
A stylish accommodation with eclectic design, Hotel Indigo fits into the cosmopolitan and fashionable town of Seminyak perfectly, exuding style and sophistication. The resort is designed with Balinese-inspired lamps and cool art-deco decor – a real treat for the eyes!
Hotel Indigo boasts of no less than 4 swimming pools, complete with a Cave Pool Lounge where you can get your sunset cocktails as you laze by the water. Sometimes, all you want to do is to stay in. With 6 stylish lifestyle cafes and bars, and a spa with 24/7 health club that makes you feel right in your own neighbourhood, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Not to mention their very own beachclub, SugarSand where you can party all night long in front of the beach!
Take your pick from the spacious resort rooms and suites, or from the 19 private pool villas! The outstanding interior has been tastefully furnished with beautiful Balinese-inspired decor. If you get bored of the indoors, simply walk out of the premises and you are in the middle of all the excitement.
Hotel Indigo is just a stone’s throw from Seminyak’s Mesari Beach (also known as Double Six Beach) and two kilometres away from the celebrated ‘eat street’ along Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Petitenget, which is also home to an endless range of shopping boutiques, hipster coffee bars and high-end dining venues. When you stay in the heart of Seminyak, you can be sure your vacation in Bali will always be fun and happening!
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Rates: From USD $170 (Approximately Rp. 2,330,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: 7 minute walk to La Plancha Beach Bar & Restaurant
Address: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.10, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 2099 999
11. It’s even a party in your room at W Bali Seminyak
Bold, beautiful and dripping with bling, Seminyak’s hippest hotel is a magnet for the well-heeled and glamorous. The location is smack bang on the sands of Seminyak, but the most impressive water view here is the incredible three-tiered pool inspired by Bali’s terraced rice paddies.
Spanning over 1,790sqm, surrounded by lush tropical palms and sundecks, it’s the setting for glorious sunsets and W’s sizzling music and fashion events.
The Woobar is the W’s poolside bar where you can grab a cocktail and have a little refresher. The sun lounges and chairs around the pool are reserved for in-house guests, but you can always sink into a sofa at the Woobar to enjoy the tropical vibes and resident DJ beats.
Do call in advance to book a sofa at the Woobar. The in-house DJs can usually be found sending out chill vibes from 1pm until late.
Read More: Our W Bali Seminyak review: 11 Crazy beachfront experiences to enjoy Bali’s party scene with your besties!
W Bali Seminyak
Rates: From USD $383 (Approximately Rp. 5,247,000) Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: Woobar inside the resort
Address: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak
Contact: +62 361 3000 106
Special Mention – When you want to party away from the crowd of Bali: Le Pirate Beach Club Nusa Ceningan
A quick hop on a boat will take you to this incredible little island, a place that’s reminiscent of how Bali was before it got popular, before the crowds came in droves, and before the island moved too fast.
If you truly want to experience how Bali was like before everything blew up, Nusa Ceningan should be on the top of your bucket list! You should stay a night or two on the island and spend a little more time escaping so you truly get to experience it right!
If that’s the case, Le Pirate is the number one hotel on Nusa Ceningan for partying it up. Swim in their gorgeous pool overlooking the Indian ocean, or sip on some cocktails whilst sitting on one of their chaise lounges! Decorated to look like a scene out of the flintstones, Le Pirate really lives up to its name! Arrr mateys!
Le Pirate Beach Club Nusa Ceningan
Rates: From USD $43.75 (Approximately Rp. 600,000) *minimum two night stay Check Rate on Agoda
Closest Party Destination: Le Pirate Beach Club inside the resort
Address: Nusa Ceningan, 80361 Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8452 780
Party lovers, you’ve officially got the lowdown on where to stay if you’re looking to get crazy!
Now share it with your wild squad so they can start planning the perfect BFF party trip to Bali!
PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
|PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you! |