List of the Best Hostels in Indonesia : Updated for 2019

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 26th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Best Backpacker Hostels, Travel Blog 60 Comments

Note: This article is updated in July 2019!

Providing you with the ultimate list of the BEST HOSTELS IN INDONESIA – includes rates, locations and great reviews that will help you with your stay in the astounding cities of Indonesia!

In this article, you will find the following – Best hostels in Bali; Best hostels in Jakarta; Best hostels in Gili Trawangan; Best hostels in Yogyakarta; Best hostels in Sanur; and Best hostels in Denpasar.

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The Best Hostels in Bali

Bali Bobo Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $9.00

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Bali? 

FAMOUS FOR: Bali Bobo Hostel & Co-working space is the cleanest hostel we ever stayed. Bedroom, bed, bathroom, common kitchen, indoor common area, private working space, garden are all spacious with a luxury touch. The pool is a bonus. Very very convenient for people who work, travel and connect with others. Bali Bobo Hostel & Co-working space allows you to do both as it is peaceful, but not far from the main street. Only 3km from the beautiful Jimbaran beach with an amazing sunset. Walking distance to supermarket, minimarkets, eateries and local street food stalls. It is also surrounding by many famous beaches in Bukit Peninsula, and the well-known Uluwatu temple & gigantic GWK statue, and a short ride to Bali airport. When you like to enjoy the party and nightlife, Kuta is just within 10km away. The strategic location just gives you flexibility & varieties of what you like to do.

Tanaya Bed & Breakfast

PRICE: Dorms from $10.00

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is in a great location in the heart of Legian. It’s a nice and clean place, with a great location (bars, restaurants, and beach). The facilities are great, extremely clean and the beds are comfortable. Rooms are beautiful, clean and modern. Beds are huge and comfortable. Staff is nice and accommodating. It’s a hostel with a lovely interior, and wonderful breakfast served to kick start the day! It’s in a great location, very well priced and the rooms are perfect, truly one of the best hostels in Bali, Indonesia.

Pondok Permata Homestay

PRICE: Dorms from $8.20

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: If you’re looking for a quiet and simple lifestyle/trip, this is a place to be. This place is a home away from home! The staff is so overly kind and friendly; they make you feel like family. The rooms are nice and clean, and you get your porch area which is nice to have your space. It’s quiet and away from all of the commotion while close enough for an easy ten-minute walk into town. The homestay is situated about 15 to 20 minutes away from the center of Ubud. Stunning Deluxe Room up to the top with spectacular views of the jungle outside.  Comfy bed, awesome shower, and bathroom. Great value for money and great breakfasts! One of the best hostels in Bali, Indonesia!

Kosone Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $8.20

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: Kosone Hostel is the ultimate place to stay, hang out and meet new people. It has an unbeatable location, right in the heart of Canggu, Bali, only minutes walk from amazing shops, cafes, restaurants, nightlife, and beach. You can expect to find a huge beach swimming pool and day bar, restaurant, diving platform, jacuzzi’s on levels 2 and 3 over-looking the ocean and rice fields and even a water slide from the third level of the hostel into the pool! There is also a spa and fitness center due to open mid-2019. The dorm rooms are particularly spacious with extra large beds, safety box, bedside table, and reading lamp – Kosone has everything you need.

In Da Lodge

PRICE: Dorms from $9.48 while Privates from $9.11

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: Beautiful hostel and great location in Ubud, it’s a wonderful place with the most chill atmosphere. Hostels are in a great location in the heart of Ubud just up from the markets. Good lounge and pool area to socialize plus has a shower overlooking the garden. The hostel is right across the road from the ridge walk and right in the middle of town. WiFi is available in all areas. Cheap food! Really friendly staff and the grounds are brilliant. Perfect for backpackers, truly one of the best hostels in Bali, Indonesia.

 M Boutique Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $10.95

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: Well-located in Seminyak, a hostel is a short stroll away from the beach and good spots to eat. The hostel has excellent facilities: free WiFi, public computer, pool, comfy beds. Such a modern, clean hostel with super clean beds and showers. Very modern and the capsule beds are awesome. The beds are comfy, and the pod design means that you can make it dark any time of day. It also has an awesome little swimming pool to cool down in during the day. Staff is nice and so helpful too. Awesome stay, awesome people, truly one of the best hostels in Bali, Indonesia.

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The Best Hostels in Jakarta

Kamar-Kamar for Backpackers

PRICE: Dorms from $10.95

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: A nice clean hostel with good facilities, a hostel is quite close to Kemang district. They have very clean rooms, comfortable beds and good A/C, great showers and clean bathrooms plus free internet which works very well and fast. Staff is very friendly too. They also have a nice kitchen if you want to cook for yourself. Great clean and useful facilities – it has all that you need in a hostel, plus rooftop is ace! Kamar-Kamar for Backpackers, one of the best hostels in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Six Degrees

PRICE: Dorms from $11.68

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: Good hostel in Jakarta which is very close to supermarkets and places to eat. A 10-minute walk from the nearest Transjakarta bus stop and thirty-minute walk from the national monument. Six degrees is a great place to start your trip to Indonesia. A full-blown adventurer’s guild, it has everything a world-weary traveller could need. Very friendly host, who always comes and talks to you and makes sure you are comfortable. The ambience is superb; you can play pool and drink beer. The lobby is a great place to interact with other fellow travellers. The rooms are comfortable, and the beds have a lot more space than you’d get with a regular bunk bed situation. It is also super convenient that they have universal outlets and USB outlets. Facilities are clean, food is great, the price is easy on the wallet, and the bar on the roof provides frosty beer and fantastic music. Truly one of the best hostels in Jakarta, Indonesia!

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The Best Hostels in Gili Trawangan

Gili Klapa

PRICE: Dorms from $13.50 while Privates from $21.90

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s a well-kept hostel which feels more like a resort or massive family than a hostel. Good, new, clean, plus beds are very comfortable, and the whole place is nice. The hostel has helpful and friendly staff.  They also serve a delicious breakfast. Plus, they have a swimming pool with loads of sunbeds and bean bags. There’s even a bicycle rental on site. A good place to meet amazing people, truly one of the best hostels in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

Gili Beach Bum Hotel (formally Gili Hostel)

PRICE: Dorms from $16.42

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: Great location, close to the action but far away enough to gain some seclusion. The rooms are very comfortable, and the showering facilities are adequate. It’s an artsy and creative hostel for backpackers. The layout and style of this hostel are one of a kind. The upstairs roof is a great hangout space to relax, and lounge plus the pool is quality and sociable. Recommended highly, this is one of the best hostels in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia!

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The Best Hostels in Yogyakarta

Ndalem Mantrigawen

PRICE: Privates from $5.47

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s a hostel with great value for money, clean and well maintained. Location is right next to the Kraton. The courtyard is beautiful; the beds are comfy, the fan is powerful, the bathrooms and sinks are some of the nicest among the hostels in Indonesia plus staff is have and helps with setting up tours and day trips. The hostel has a garden that gives tranquillity, and the double room with private bedroom includes a nice breakfast served in the room. The place is superb, nice location, clean, lovely garden, great staff, definitely one of the best hostels in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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The Best Hostels in Sanur

D’joemah Nadja Homestay

PRICE: Privates from $12.04

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: The hostel is a nice home-stay with friendly, helpful staff and a nice atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and cares a lot about their guests! Breakfast One and good. Air con works fine, the rooms are clean, and the bathrooms are nice. On the second floor, there is also a BBQ area. WiFi works just fine. This place is quiet so that you can rest well. It is new and decorated in lovely arts pattern. It’s not a big place but incredibly homey and very close to the main road. A nice place to stay, worth the money and definitely one of the best hostels in Sanur, Indonesia.

Cafe Locca Homestay (formerly Puri Anom)

PRICE: Dorms from $7.23 while Privates from $9.49

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: Great place to stay, this hostel is clean and cosy, and the location is great, lots of restaurants near the hostel. Traveller is clean, has a pool, and in a spot close to the beach and lots of food. Bunks are comfy and the rooms have A/C. It’s a nice relaxing place with a cute little pool and area to sunbathe or read. Good location is a plus, near the shops and close to the beach. Great atmosphere, great location, great people, truly one of the best hostels in Sanur, Indonesia!

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The Best Hostels in Denpasar

POP! Hotel Denpasar Teuku Umar

PRICE: Privates from $11.36

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: Hostel is in the heart of Denpasar city, easy access and has many restaurants around. Easy access to public transportation. Great hostel location for a Muslim traveller because there’s a lot of restaurants and food stalls that sell halal food around the location. Clean room, good air conditioning, very helpful staff. Round the corner from good restaurants, pharmacies, shopping, barber. Hostel has everything you would need, clean, new, western-style toilet (always a bonus), free WiFi and internet access, free breakfast (local food) and TV in the room. Definitely one of the best hostels in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Gandhi Hostel

PRICE: Dorms from $4.01 while Privates from $9.49

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Indonesia?

FAMOUS FOR: This place is simply superb. The building is spacious and very nicely built. Staff is gorgeous. They have this relaxed, caring vibe and attitude and willing to help you with anything. The owner is amazing too, willing to help with whatever you need. Gandhi Hostel offers motorbike rental and trips to all sorts of places (Gili’s, rafting, volcano spotting in Java. All for a very reasonable price and guaranteed lots of fun! Extremely friendly and comfortable budget homestay, truly one of the best hostels in Denpasar, Indonesia!

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60 thoughts on “List of the Best Hostels in Indonesia : Updated for 2019

  1. Thanks for saving my day and time because it’s too difficult to find out the best hostels in Indonesia, there are many hostels in Indonesia, but I am too confused which one is the best for my stay. Thank you for the sharing!

  2. I’m really glad to find a great list of hotels in Indonesia. Thanks for the sharing the nice info.

  3. Hi,

    I’ve been in Yogyakarta august 2016. Stayed at Sae Sae Hostel. Also in Banyuwangi, East Java at Didu’s Homestay. These two should definitely be part of your list.

  4. Hi! I went to Jakarta last November 2015, and I stayed at The Packer Lodge in the Glodok area. I really appreciate how affordable and decent the place was. My friends and I loved the interiors of the place! Add them to your list please <3 I'm willing to contribute photos as well 🙂

  5. This is so helpful, thank you! I will be traveling solo for the first time ever and this was helpful in picking someplace comfortable, affordable, and where I can meet other people.

  6. Hi 2 monkeys .. My name is okky… From Indonesian… Bandung city. Nice to know Hostel from. Backpacker in the world.. Thanks for share. But I little sad.. Because my favorite Hostel in jogya not your list… So I think when you visit jogya., again. . Maybe you can try stay at bhumi Hostel Kota gede… Or you can visit instagram. Bhumi Hostel id… I just guest in there not working there… I just had nice experience as long I stay there…. And so sorry my English not good… 😀

    1. Thank you Darren! Glad you like our list of best hostels in Indonesia! wishing you a safe and happy journey 🙂

  7. Woot! An absolutely great list for anyone who is planning to visit the country! Wide choices for different people 🙂

  8. Wow! This is a really great and thorough list with a lot of variety. I’ll use it as a resource if we end up heading out there:)

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