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Bali is a magical place, with so many interesting things to do that will amaze you again and again.
Sure, you want to experience Bali to the fullest, but all the luxurious water villas, cliffside resorts or unique accommodations are way too unaffordable.
How about going budget in Bali? It doesn’t mean having a boring cookie-cutter overnight experience in a cramped space, at least not in Bali.
Several lesser-heard of budget hotels have fancy designs, provide unique experiences, and may even cosy you up so much you won’t want to leave!
Don’t believe us? Keep your eyes peeled – we bring you through 16 budget hotels that will be sure to impress you.
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.
1-1. Go budget in the heart of action – ZEN Rooms Legian Corner (from USD $45)
Looking for stylish budget living in Bali? ZEN Rooms’ Legian Corner listing (located within Aquarius Star Hotel) is the place to get it!
Enjoy a truly zen experience in your cozy room overlooking the hotel’s luxurious lagoon pool and surrounding greenery. Whether it’s a chill game of pool at the in-house billiards table, or a lazy swim in the pool, your days will be set.
The hotel is also a mere 12-minute walk from the renowned Kuta Beach and all the shopping, fun and action Bali has to offer!
ZEN Rooms is an up-and-coming new generation of hotel chains that collaborates with hotels to offer you the best rooms for the cheapest prices. Who says you can’t go budget in high-demand areas?
With ZEN Rooms’ carefully curated listings available in multiple areas in Bali, you can be zen about your budget no matter where you go.
1-2. Diamonds and glamour for the fashionista – Love F hotel (Rooms start at USD $34)
If the name sounds familiar or reminds you of a popular nightspot in Singapore (hint: F Club), you probably guessed it right. Love F hotel is owned by the renowned Fashion TV, which prides itself as experts of the lifestyle and fashion industry.
Living up to its reputation, the Love F Hotel 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.
Photo via JohanJames
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.
Photo via ronald_meyer, brucekey
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 glamourous life means burning your cash? Make all your friends envious with everyday #ootd shots that look like twice of what you paid for.
1-3. Tastefully modern ‘island getaway’ – Fontana hotel (Rooms start at 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!
1-4. Home away from home – Summerhome (Rooms start at USD $37)
The name Summerhome already speaks for itself.
This charming blue and white nautical themed décor will remind you of a cosy family home in the South Hamptons instead of a budget hotel.
1-5. Vintage classic amongst paddy fields – Brown Feather (Rooms start at USD $43)
Located merely 10 minutes away from the trendy Seminyak shopping and dining district, Brown Feather is a hidden gem in the up-and-coming Batu Belig area.
Your room comes with a soothing view of the windblown paddy fields.
Photo via berthalexandra
Here’s your view from the backyard.
There’s even a small garden for you to have a night-time chitchat with friends.
If you love greenery, this is exactly the place for you.
1-6. The surfer’s paradise – Bliss Surfer Hotel (Rooms start at USD $30)
Laidback, cool, and pragmatic – all that you’d associate with a surfer dude best describes this budget hotel.
Located in busy Legian, Bliss Surfer Hotel is also one of the best spots to enjoy the spectacular Bali sunset.
Check out the spacious lounge!
What better place to relax with the sand between your toes and share stories around the bonfire?
Who says you can’t enjoy Bali with the little ones?
Family rooms with bunk beds for kids are available too.
You can even pamper yourself (yes in a budget hotel!) at the Waves Senses Spa located on the fifth floor – with a mini haven of sea-inspired therapies.
2-1. Look out of your wooden wonderland at Bliss Bungalow Ubud (From USD $45)
Be awoken to the first dawn of golden light shining upon the view of promising paddy fields, and stunning gardens to take an evening stroll around in.
Imagine sipping tea to such a view!
If you love wooden furnishing, you would love a night in either a room or a bungalow that is wonderfully crafted with a timber theme.
And if you need a way to relax your muscles, try a revitalizing soak in the pool. They don’t just have an outdoor pool for you!
If you prefer not to tan and rest in the shade, have a soak in the indoor spa pool that is perfect for private, blissful moments.
2-2. Villa living on a budget – Surprise Room in Ubud Villas (Rooms start at USD $37)
Ubud Villas are chic and classy, but notorious for being expensive as well.
But do you know – you can actually stay in one of these fabulous villas on a budget?
The folks who manage a group of these villas offer a special rate to stay in one of the spare rooms in their villas at a fraction of the published rate!
So where’s the catch? Thing is, there isn’t really one. You just have to be OK with having to potentially move to another room during your stay (since this offer is for a spare room).
But for short term stayers, chances are actually very low, so you’ve gotten yourself a really good deal.
2-3. Indulge in a luxurious cascading infinity pool overlooking the rice fields – Agung Raka Resorts (From USD $38)
With a cascading infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields, what’s there not to love about this resort?
Photo via: kathrynbriggs
Beautifully decorated with special Balinese themed rooms, they didn’t forget to leave out the things that the Balinese love most – little huts to chill out and hang out in!
Surrounded by rice fields and nature, there are even perfect pockets of space to do some Yoga outdoors!
Photo via: Kristi Gracia
2-4. Eco-friendly bamboo wonder – Laksmi Ecottage (Rooms start at USD $38)
So if you’ve seen the swanky bamboo villa and are wondering how you can stay in such an ecological marvel on a budget, here’s your answer – the Laksmi Ecottage.
3-1. Jump into the pool from your room – FRii Bali Echo Beach Hotel (Rooms start at USD $37)
If you are planning to surf in Bali, Echo Beach must be somewhere at the top of your list.
But even for non-surfers, the beautiful coastline of North Seminyak and its breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean are hard to resist.
At this gorgeous place, where best to stay other than the Echo Beach Hotel itself?
Yes, the pool is right outside your door. Doesn’t it remind you of some gorgeous water villas?
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Who says you can’t get a ‘water bungalow’ experience in a budget hotel?
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If you’ve gotten a room on the upper deck and away from the pool, you’ve still got an equally good deal – ‘cause you’re closer to the awesome sundeck.
4-1. 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.
Photo via Vokamo
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
4-2. Beach, parties, shops; a holiday in paradise – The Bene (From USD $45)
If you love to party, the beach, and good food, you will love The Bene.
Nestled in the heart of Kuta, this modernly styled boutique hotel is near all you’d want to find in Bali’s popular party district.
Apart from the vibrant nightlife, you can also explore streets of souvenir shops for the perfect gift to bring home, not to mention that Beachwalk shopping mall is just ten minutes walk away from the hotel.
What better way to relax than with a good massage at its spa after a long day of shopping?
And if you fancy the sea and a tan, the famed Kuta beach is also five minutes away, where you’ll be sure to meet fellow beach lovers.
You can further enhance your Kuta experience at the Bene’s in-house Plumeria restaurant on Wednesdays with an Italian Night Buffet, and Special BBQs on Saturday – combined with live music.
With so much fun at your doorstep, enjoying your perfect holiday has never been more convenient!
You may want to locate the various artistic Instagram-worthy spots around the hotel too – it’s time to make your friends envious!
4-3. The world at your doorstep – DeKuta (Rooms start at USD $35)
If you’re looking for comfort and style on budget, this modern boutique hotel is the place for you.
Situated just behind the Beachwalk mall near the famous Kuta beach, the location of DeKuta is hard to beat as well!
Rooms are bright and airy with a tasteful décor.
Its stylish lounge bar is worth a visit too!
Photo via kimbakkaton
Read our Dekuta experience here!
4-4. A hipster’s dormlife – NauHere (Dorms start at USD $14 and Private Studio at USD $27)
“Nau” is a Balinese word that means “homey”.
And indeed, you will feel right at home once you step into the lobby of NauHere.
Its outer façade features a funky vertical garden. Doesn’t it remind you of a whimsical home exterior your dad would design?
If your budget is tight, opt for one of the cosy capsule beds.
The middle price range features a mixed dorm-style room.
Of course, you can always splurge on the private studio rooms.
5-1. A colourful water wonderland – Ion Bali Benoa (Rooms start at USD $35)
Nusa Dua/Benoa Beach is the place to go for water activities.
And if you’re a fun-loving banana boat enthusiast (and also on budget), you’ll definitely fall in love with the cute and cheerfully colourful Ion Bali Benoa.
Photo via Erikalv
Even its Lobby Lounge and Restaurant follows its whimsical theme.