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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.

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12 incredible budget hotels in Bali for under $50 (2nd edition)

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 15 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.

A. Ubud hotels for under $50

1. Look out of your wooden wonderland at Bliss Bungalow Ubud

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Bliss Bungalow Ubud

From $45

Location : Jalan. Raya Sanggingan, Lungsiakan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 979272

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2. Honeymoon in a Private Villa in the middle of rice paddies at Cahaya Ubud

This private one-bedroom villa is to die for!

Wake up in the middle of freshly ploughed rice fields with a rooster crowing in the background and witness the rising sun break through the clouds.

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This property is an unbeatable option for rice paddy views. With only two villas on the property, its guests can enjoy almost-absolute privacy, making it a good value-for-money deal especially for a couple on their honeymoon.

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The villa has an outdoor pool amidst the rice paddies which amplifies the whole experience to a different level.

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The property is difficult to access by car, but you’ll be able to get full assistance from the staff if need be.

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Cahaya Ubud Villa

From US$40 (approximately IDR 535,000)
Address: Jalan Sok Wayah, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Contact: +62-8164708552
Website

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3. Indulge in a luxurious cascading infinity pool overlooking the rice fields – Agung Raka Resorts

With a cascading infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields, what’s there not to love about this resort?

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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!

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Surrounded by rice fields and nature, there are even perfect pockets of space to do some Yoga outdoors!

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Agung Raka Resorts

From USD $38

Location : Jl. Pengosekan, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 975 757
Website

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4. Villa living on a budget – Surprise Room in Ubud Villas

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?

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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!

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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).

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But for short term stayers, chances are actually very low, so you’ve gotten yourself a really good deal.

Surprise Room

Rate: From USD $37

Location : Ubud, Bali

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B. Seminyak/Legian hotels for under USD $50

5. Diamonds and glamour for the fashionista – Fashion Hotel Legian Bali

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 – they 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.

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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.

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Fashion Hotel Legian Bali (From USD $34)

Location : Jalan Raya Legian No. 121, 80361 Legian, Indonesia
Phone: +62-361 8496 688
Website

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6. Tastefully modern ‘island getaway’ – Fontana hotel

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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Fontana Hotel Bali (From USD $39)

Location : Jl. Dewi Sri No. 68, Legian – Kuta , 80361 Legian, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 8947100
Website

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7. Home away from home – Summerhome

The name Summerhome already speaks for itself.

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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.

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Summerhome Umasari

Rate: From USD $25

Location : Complex Umasari, Block D No.1, Petitenget, Seminyak
Phone: 0361-8499656/57
Website

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8. It’s convenient, private and truly value-for-money – Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel (from USD $36)

If you’re considering a stay in Seminyak, you should know that Jalan Oberoi is not only centrally located, but is also a favoured hotspot for travellers.

The good news is that Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel is only 10 minutes away from Jalan Oberoi – and you should most definitely consider booking a stay here, simply for the convenience.

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For the convenience and privacy of hotel guests, only 19 rooms are available in Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel, so be sure to make an early reservation.

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And yes, if you want a great stay with a cherry on top, choose the room with direct access to the pool!

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All rooms are equipped with WiFi, a comfortable sitting room, as well as a small kitchen. If you’d like to get in some exercise during your holiday, the swimming pool and gym facilities are available for you.

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Since it’s only 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, the hotel provides a shuttle service from the hotel to the airport, so you won’t have to worry about transportation.

Seminyak Lagoon All Suites Hotel

From USD $36

Address: Jl. Dewi Saraswati III No. 4, Seminyak, Bali
Contact: 0828 9710 2479
Website

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9. Vintage classic amongst paddy fields – Brown Feather

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.

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Your room comes with a soothing view of the windblown paddy fields.

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Here’s your view from the backyard.

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There’s even a small garden for you to have a night-time chitchat with friends.

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If you love greenery, this is exactly the place for you.

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Brown Feather Hotel (From USD $38)

Location : Jl. Batu Belig no 100, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara
Phone: +62 361 4732165
Website

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10. The surfer’s paradise – Bliss Surfer Hotel

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.

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Check out the spacious lounge!

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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?

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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.

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Bliss Surfer Hotel

Rate: From USD $30

Location : Jl. Sriwijaya No. 88, Legian, Bali 80361
Phone: +62-361-767222
Website

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C. Nusa Dua hotels for under $50

11. A colourful water wonderland – Ion Bali Benoa

Nusa Dua/Benoa Beach is the place to go for water activities.

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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.

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Even its Lobby Lounge and Restaurant follows its whimsical theme.

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Ion Bali Benoa

Rate: From USD $38

Location : Jl. Pratama No. 93, Nusa Dua/ Tanjung Benoa, Bali 80363
Phone: +62 (0) 361 8498338
Website

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D. Kuta hotels for under $50

12. 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.


Kutabex Beachfront Hotel

Rate: From Rp. 545,278 (approximately USD $41)
Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali 80361
Contact: 0361-300 7077

Website

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13. 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!

Kuta Lagoon Resort & Pool Villa

Rate: From USD $34 (approximately Rp. 458,000)
Address: Jl. Raya Legian 363, Legian, Kuta, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 750888
Distance to Kuta Beach: 700 metres (9 minutes’ walk)
Website

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14. 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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Hotel Terrace at Kuta

Rate: Deluxe Room from USD $33 (approximately Rp. 446,000), Deluxe Room with Pool Access from USD $39 (approximately Rp. 526,000)
Address: Jl. Benesari No.2, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 3012888
Distance to Kuta Beach: 500 metres (7 minutes’ walk)
Website

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15. The more, the merrier – Asana Agung Putra Hotel

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.
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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.
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The other one is called “Party Pool”; complete with swim-up bar; perfect for those party animals.

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Asana Agung Putra Hotel

Rate: US$31 per night

Location: Jl. Poppies Lane 1. Agung Art Market, Kuta – Bali
Contact: +62 361 758369
Website

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E. Canggu hotels for under $50

16. Jump into the pool from your room – FRii Bali Echo Beach Hotel

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.

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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.

FRii Bali Echo Beach Hotel

Rate: US$37 per night

Location : Jl. Munduk Catu No. 32, Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali 80361
Phone: +62 361 846 9178
Website

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Do you have more amazing cheap hotels to share about? Let us know – drop us a note in the comments section below!

Co-written by Abigail Chang

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