Bali has something for everyone – from the scenic rural life in Ubud and zen mountainous areas to wild surfing escapades off the beaches of Kuta and Legian.
Rich in Balinese culture, and with hip nightlife and great shopping gathered in one place, Kuta is one of the must-go places for travellers who want to get the most out of their trip.
And as a tourist hotspot, Kuta is naturally fettered with luxurious hotels of all shapes and sizes.
But would you rather save up on accommodation cost and spend your extra cash on some mouth-watering local delicacies or adventure tours instead?
Actually, there’s budget hotels in Kuta that can give you all the privileges you need – at a slash of standard hotel prices!
Here’s a list of accommodations that’s perfect for the penny pinching traveler – why spend more when you can get just as much for less?
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Convenience at your fingertips: Kutabex Hotel (From USD $41)
Who wouldn’t want to swim to the edge of a rooftop infinity pool in the heart of Kuta and take in the view of a long stretch of golden sunset beach, where the ladies of Kuta Beach give massages to tourists, beach boys give surf lessons and the ice cream vendors sing ‘I scream, you scream’?
Without standing in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of Kuta Beach, you can enjoy the liveliness from a distance in the rooftop pool, sipping your cocktail and waiting for the sun to disappear behind the horizon, colouring the world in a soft orange glaze.
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Who says that a hotel directly facing the beach has to be expensive? Kutabex not only gives you direct access to the Kuta beach, but also comes along with a range of other conveniences.
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For one, it’s close to the Beach Walk shopping centre, which makes it infinitely easier to get to one of the many restaurants.
Heard of Poppies? The small streets in Kuta that are famous for its yummy eats and shopping treats? They are easily accessed due to its close proximity to Kutabex, and you’ll get to enjoy shopping and food here – while taking some choice Instagram shots with the attractive displays.
The location is great for those who love beaches, eating, and shopping, and those looking for a convenient place to stay while on a surfing holiday will find Kutabex more than suitable too.
2. Unwind by the exotic poolside – Kuta Lagoon Resort & Pool Villa
The Kuta Lagoon Resort & Pool Villa is truly a quiet little oasis – a slice of heaven in the heart of Kuta.
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Don’t miss out on the unique pool! It’s truly a masterpiece of Balinese design, with winding channels, strategically placed plants, and fountains spewing delicate streams of water. Perfect for those lazy poolside afternoons in the sun!
The perfect mix of coziness and laidback island vibes awaits you when you return to your room after a long day of fun in the sun! But if you want something a little extra over the usual lagoon access room, check out the private villas – perfect if you’re travelling with your love!
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For something a little different, a fun way to spend an evening would be to check out the onsite karaoke bar at the Palm Room!
Don’t forget to step out of paradise (just for the afternoon!) to check out the many shops, bars, and restaurants just minutes away from your place. And that’s not even mentioning Kuta beach, which is less than 10 minutes away by foot!
3. Hotel Terrace at Kuta – A gateway to paradise
Who doesn’t love a pool access room? Isn’t this ideal for water babies who are always game for a swim?
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This makes a quiet early-morning dip super easy and super relaxing – it’s also perfect for a late-night swim under the stars (hello, romance!).
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Don’t miss out on the nearby Kuta Beach. The hotel is centrally located for a sunny day at the beach, because sometimes you just need to venture out!
You’re also never far from an exciting afternoon in town, only a few minutes’ walk from exciting shops, bars, restaurants, and some of Bali’s best nightlife!
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4. The more, the merrier: Asana Agung Putra Hotel (from US$31 per night)
Are you having trouble hunting for a cheap hotel for that graduation trip with your friends?
At the Asana Agung Putra Hotel, which is just 200 metres away from Kuta beach, you can indulge in all the fun water activities by the beach that you’ve been planning for.
Furthermore, it’s also surrounded by everything else you need for a great holiday – shops, markets, savoury restaurants and the best of Kuta’s nightlife.
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Bonding with your friends won’t be a problem too, as the hotel offers rooms with interconnecting doors, so you get more space to enjoy heart-to-heart talks.
Best of all, you won’t have to worry about that shy guy in your group who needs some quiet time after all that partying – Asana Agung Putra Hotel has two pools, and one is conveniently labelled “Serenity”; perfect for introverts who need some time to recharge.
The other one is called “Party Pool”; complete with swim-up bar; perfect for those party animals.
Photos via: Asana Agung Putra Bali
5. For the night owls: Bakung Sari Resort & Spa (from US$18 per night)
If you’re a party animal, chances are you’ll love your stay at the Bakung Sari Resort & Spa.
This three-star resort is located close to the trendy shopping and nightlife area in Legian, and is just a stone’s throw away from popular attractions such as the Discovery Mall and the Waterbom Park.
You can indulge in all your drink cravings at a Balinese style bar by the pool, and there’s a mini mart down the street where you can grab food to comfort your stomach after a night of binge drinking.
You do have to watch out, though, for previous customers have warned that the locals may try to rip you off when you buy stuff there.
Bakung Sari’s breakfast menu, comprising of both Asian and Continental dishes, is also popular with guests.
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And if you need something to perk you up for another day of fun after a sleepless night, you can try out the famous coffee at a nearby cafe, Bemo Corner.
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6. Shop all day and party the night away: The Bene (From USD $45)
Want to enjoy all the partying, shopping, sand, sun and sea in Kuta easily and conveniently?
Located only 5 minutes walk from Kuta beach and Beachwalk shopping mall, everything in vibrant Kuta is at your fingertips – you can spend the whole day exploring and walk back to your room at any time with your loot (or extra booze).
Modernly furnished to make your stay in Bali a comfortable one, after a long day of shopping, where best to relax with a good massage at its spa?
The hotel is also surrounded with great eats, including a hipster cafe, Surf Cafe Bali.
And don’t miss the stunning pool view at night – it’s perfect for some beer and late night chat with your travel buddies!
What’s best is that on top of it all, you don’t have to worry about all that noise along the busy streets – though central, The Bene is nicely tucked away, providing the comfort of privacy and quiet for you to recharge peacefully before your next party.
7. Tastefully modern ‘island getaway’: Fontana hotel (From USD $39)
Tucked away in a corner of Kuta lays Fontana hotel, which seems like an island getaway on its own. You wouldn’t believe this hidden gem exists along the busy streets of Kuta.
The design of the hotel is minimalistic yet with a hint of character. With little art pieces that add a splash of colour to white canvas walls, you’ll never be bored while walking around the property.
Enter the lobby to be greeted by a snake-long couch, perfect for chilling with your friends over coffee – without the hassle of having to argue over who gets the comfier seat! You can also choose to enjoy artisan coffee at Sunny 16 Cafe, open 24 hours – perfect for bookworms to catch up on their stories, even at 3am.
And what’s a beach hotel without a pool? You can simply chill by the poolside, surrounded with greens and serenity, and take a long-deserved breather from the everyday hustle and bustle. Perfect for a relaxing swim to calm your nerves too!
Even its restaurant, Portabella Bistro, has an outdoor seating area that allows you to reconnect with mother nature, and feel the warmth of the morning rays above you. If you’re an indoor person, enjoy the other side of Portabella that’s filled with unique decor.
The hotel is just a 10-minute drive away from Seminyak and Double Six Beach, and a 15-minute drive away from the shopping streets of Kuta!
8. Diamonds and glamour for the fashionista: Fashion Hotel Legian Bali (From USD $34)
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.
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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, that are perfect Instagrammable corners.
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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 looks like twice of what you paid for.
9. Hip haven by the beach and parties: Dekuta Hotel (from US$45 per night)
Located just a short five-minute walk away from the renowned Kuta beach, Dekuta Hotel is the perfect choice for you if you want to be near the action, but far away from the noise and clutter that comes with it.
Read our fun-filled experience at Dekuta Hotel!
The three-storey hotel is tucked into a quiet little lane, but it’s surprisingly not secluded and inaccessible.
The newly-opened Beachwalk Mall is only 10 minutes away, and if you’re a shopaholic, you’ll also be pleased to find a myriad of street stalls right outside the hotel.
The rooms are cozy and great for both leisure and business travelers.
On hot days when you just feel like lazing around in the premises, you can take a dip in the well-maintained pool or just chill with a drink in the lounge and in-house Nebula restaurant, which offers refreshing, freshly squeezed fruit juices in unique flavours.
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Besides that, Dekuta also holds various events, such as pop-up stores and special cuisine, during different festivals throughout the year, to guarantee new experiences for their guests every single time.
Room promotions are also available all year round, so you’ll always have a chance to save even more money!
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10. Home away from home: Green Garden Hotel (from US$42 per night)
At the Green Garden Hotel, you pay one price for all your needs.
Just like Febri’s, its affiliated hotel, Green Garden is also famed for its effective spa treatments.
It’s also popular among tourists on a budget, simply because it’s surrounded by all the things you could possibly need – shopping areas, including the Discovery Mall, are all a short walk away, and the Waterbom Park is so near you can walk there for a dip every day.
South Kuta beach is only 200 metres away, and even if you’re more into Kuta’s nightlife, the nearby District Bali will fulfill your needs nicely.
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If you are staying for a longer period, a supermarket and laundromat are both available at a short distance away from the hotel, so it’s extremely convenient.
All that for US$42 a night – even the most difficult tourists can be satisfied.
11. Frazzled Mums no more: Febri’s Hotel & Spa (from US$39 per night)
Febri’s Hotel & Spa is one of the budget hotels in Kuta that enjoy immense popularity with tourists who want to get the bang for their buck, having bagged the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice award in 2015.
Why, you ask?
Bali has always been known for its exotic healing methods and spa treatments, and Febri’s offers an award-winning spa right in its premises!
Many guests have raved about the amazing soothing properties that the hotel’s spa treatment boasts of – the perfect solution for a tired traveller after a long day out.
Besides, the hotel is also a prime choice for large families who have to be a little tight on their purse strings.
Not only does it feature large rooms that can easily accommodate a kid or two, the Febri’s also has a kids’ playground and child’s pool, where your children can work off their energy in preparation for a good night’s sleep.
Indeed, you’ll never have to find yourself stuck with two hyperactive children after an uneventful day out, as the activities in the area are endless!
The Kuta beach is only 10 minutes away, and popular destinations such as the Lippo Mall, Discovery Mall, and Waterbom Park are also a short walk away.
After you put your kids to bed, you can even relax with your partner at the in-house restaurant, where there’s live music every night from 7pm to 10pm.
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Now, that’s the kind of life we wish we could have every day.
12. Go traditional: Masa Inn (from US$27 per night)
Who says you’ll miss out on traditional Balinese culture if you stay in Kuta?
In fact, you’ll be able to experience both culture and party fun while staying at Masa Inn, a quiet haven right within the buzz of Kuta.
The hotel premises are surrounded by gorgeous greenery, a variation from the modern vibe in Kuta.
You’ll be able to enjoy a soothing dip in one of the hotel’s two pools, or lounge in the traditionally decorated rooms.
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If you’re a foodie, you’ll love this – just across the road from Masa Inn, tons of cheap eateries await you.
There’s even a mini mart and money changer available, so don’t be afraid to go crazy with the cash, ’cause you can always refill your stash!
The Beachwalk Mall and the beach are also merely a few minutes’ walk away, so you can basically go anywhere on foot – and you won’t have to lug all those shopping bags for too long a distance too.
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13. Pinch those pennies: Dewi Sri Hotel (from US$32 per night)
When you stay at the Dewi Sri Hotel, you truly get the most out of your money spent.
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Food enthusiasts will find staying at this hotel particularly rewarding – the in-house restaurant is open 24/7 to satisfy any late night cravings, and hotel guests can even enjoy privileges at many of the hotel’s nearby affiliated restaurants.
Dewi Sri Hotel is also located a mere 250 metres away from the hippest nightclubs, such as Vi Ai Pi, The Underground and Skygarden. It’s also 500 metres away from the Kuta beach, so whether you’re a drinker or a skinny dipper, everything’s right at your fingertips.
The hotel holds events during festive seasons such as New Year and Christmas, so watch out for those to get a special experience during your stay!
Fire dance during New Year Eve party
And surprisingly, despite its proximity to the nightlife hotspots, the hotel premises are actually quiet and peaceful – so don’t worry, you’ll get your rest after a wild night of partying.
14. The foodie’s pick: Yulia Beach Inn (from US$37 per night)
Die-hard foodies would agree that a hotel’s food is the most important criteria when selecting accommodations.
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Well at Yulia Beach Inn, you definitely won’t have to fret about stomaching bland breakfasts or forcing yourself to swallow a supposedly “sumptuous” sumptuous supper.
The budget hotel’s in-house restaurant, Yulia’s Kitchen, has built up a name for itself by offering cheap and delicious local food, even clinching the 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.
Be sure to try out their Nasi Campur and crispy salads if you ever drop by!
Aside from its impressive array of food, the hotel is also located at a very accessible spot – 200 metres away from the Kuta beach and a short distance from the Matahari and the centre of Kuta’s shopping area.
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There’s also a 24-hour convenience store right before the entrance, so go ahead with your late night snacks!