Known for its incredible surf breaks and scuba diving, Nusa Lembongan is one of the most popular islands close to Bali. And the sunsets are pretty spectacular too!
The Nusa Islands are more expensive than Bali. Hostels are a good option to keeps costs down while still having an incredible time.
These are some of the best hostels in Nusa Lembongan (and a few in Nusa Penida) to help you make the most of your trip. Let’s check them out!
Traditional Style Hostel
The beautiful designed Devadav is a small hostel on Dream Beach Street, just a five minute walk from one of Nusa Lembongan’s most beautiful beaches.
Should you want to head out further into the island, you can rent a scooter or motorbike.
At the hostel, take advantage of the pool to cool off in the Bali sunshine, or order some delicious local food from the restaurant.
There are only three rooms here, so it never gets crowded!
Best Party Hostel in Nusa Lembongan
Now, you’re not going to find a party hostel in Nusa Lembongan like you would in Canggu or Seminyak. It’s not quite the same vibe. That doesn’t mean you won’t find somewhere lively and fun like Good Cheer Hostel.
There is a bar and cafe where you can play drinking games before hitting the nightlife, or you can lounge around the pool on bean bags with fellow travellers at this sociable hostel.
Good Cheer Hostel has numerous dorm rooms with private bathrooms, air-conditioning and super cosy beds.
Great Spot for Solo Travellers
Set around a pool, Nyuh Gading Home Stay is a beautiful hostel, and an easy place to meet fellow travellers.
There’s a 10m pool, where you can get warmed up for scuba diving and snorkelling later in the day.
If you prefer to stay dry, there’s a shaded common area by the pool and a bunch of sun loungers too.
Feeling hungry? The on-site restaurant serves up some of the best local food there is!
Best Sunset Views
If you don’t want to leave your hostel to watch one of Nusa Lembongan’s stunning sunsets, then you’re best off heading for Candy Hostel Ceningan.
Take in the scenery from the back of a floating flamingo, or stay dry at the poolside on a colourful beanbag.
Obviously, you won’t want to spend ALL your time at the hostel, so it’s a good job that there’s scooter rental.
Though the candy theme might pique the interest of families with kids, there’s a strict policy of no under 12s.
Quaint, Small Hostel in Nusa Lembongan
Sometimes, you might want a quiet and intimate experience without splashing out on hotel or villa prices. Presenting, Uma Hostel.
Another of the most popular hostels in Nusa Lembongan, there are sixteen beds, making it easy enough to find fellow travellers to chat with.
There’s a continental breakfast included in the morning, so you can fuel up before exploring the island!
Hostel for Digital Nomads
Being a digital nomad means you can work from anywhere! So, why not pick somewhere that will put a smile on your face?
Mai Hostel has quick Wi-Fi, a power plug and reading light in your bed. You don’t even have to get up to work!
When you’ve done what you need to for the day, check out the chilled pool or chat to other guests in the common room. Perhaps you’ll find someone to explore nearby Dream Beach, Sandy Bay, and Sunset Point with.
Private Room in Nusa Lembongan
Suba Guesthouse not only has a range of private rooms, but small dormitories too, which would suit a small group of friends perfectly.
Whether solo or with friends, make the most of the beautiful Balinese accommodation set around a swimming pool.
There’s an open kitchen where you can prepare meals, and a common area where you can meet other travellers.
You’re in Lembongan village, so all of the island’s attractions are within easy reach.
Great for Solo Travellers in Nusa Penida
With 50 beds across this beautiful Nusa Penida hostel, it won’t be too long before you meet someone with who you can share a drink or explore some of the island.
Dorms come in traditional Balinese style bungalows around the pool, with private balconies and sofas where you can chill out on a lazy day.
If you want some help finding your way around the island, you can book a whole manner of activities at reception. Think snorkelling, diving, group tours, and boat tickets to Nusa Lembongan and Bali.
Nusa Penida Hostel for Digital Nomads
With free Wi-Fi and a places to set up your laptop, Write Hostel is a dream for digital nomads in Nusa Penida.
As well as seating areas in all the rooms, there’s a cool outdoor terrace.
If you don’t want to go looking for a cafe before starting work, tuck into the complimentary American breakfast on site with your emails on the side.
Fancy a change of scenery? Sampalan Beach is within a stone’s throw, with lots of cafes where you can work, or take some well earned rest.
Best Boutique Hostel
Who says you can’t have hotel style luxury when staying in a hostel?!
This family owned hostel in Nusa Penida’s ‘capital’ Sampalan is just that.
Enjoy a complimentary breakfast of toast, fruits, and coffee, under the shade of colourful umbrellas on the outdoor terrace, before renting a scooter and getting out to explore the island.
If you’re in a big group, you can even rent a car to take out on the island!
Best Hostel with a View in Nusa Penida
Want to take in the views across Nusa Penida and out to the ocean without leaving your hostel? No problem. Olala Virgin has the sort of view you’d expect from a five-star hotel, rather than a humble hostel.
And there’s an infinity pool!
Set across 14 buildings, this beautiful hostel has a restaurant on site, so there’s no need to head back down to the port – which is just seven minutes away.
You are paying above the island’s average hostel price for this place, but it’s well worth the extra expense. It is a great option for a couple or a solo traveller who want to pamper themselves!
Beautiful Beachfront Hostel
Just when you thought there couldn’t be anymore stunning hostels in Nusa Penida, BANG!
Apit Lawang Hostel and Restaurant is a little west of Sampalan, and looks out over to Bali.
Couples can take advantage of a private double room, while solo travellers could save some money and book into a mixed dorm. Both types of room come with a complimentary breakfast.
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of town life, this Nusa Penida hostel is perfect. The sound of traffic and partying will be replaced by chickens crowing and birds twittering away. Lovely!
Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Nusa Lembongan
Well, there you have it. Those are the fifteen best hostels in Nusa Lembongan. Whether you want to stay up till the early hours in a party hostel, get out into the ocean from a dive hostel, or simply just chillout in an upmarket boutique option, there’s a hostel in Nusa Lembongan for you.
Out of the hostels above, there is sure to be more than one that fits your travel style and budget. If you’re still struggling to decide on one, just go for our overall best hostel in Nusa Lembongan: Devadav Hostel. It offers incredible value for money just five minutes from Dream Beach and there’s a spa on site!
Featured image: Nuansa Penida Hostel