Surfing is one of the most popular pastimes on the island of the Gods. It does have some of the world’s most famous breaks after all!
Obviously accommodation in Bali is a dime a dozen, but the best place to stay for surfers are surf hostels!
A place to share stories, skills and equipment, make new friends and have a comfortable base for your holiday, the surf hostels in Bali are buzzing.
Mainly based around Canggu beaches, with a few notable spots in Uluwatu, check out these amazing hostels for a fun, surf-centric stay.
Surf Hostels in Canggu
Canggu is a thriving backpacker hub and home to Bali’s world-class waves.
The water is especially busy in the mornings with the expats, locals and travelers taking their chances on the formidable waves.
Lined with quaint beach bars, surf schools and luxe beach clubs, after tackling the current, you can lounge and relax on the sand with a refreshing drink and cool ocean breeze.
Close to the beaches, with amazing facilities and affordable prices, here are some of the best surf hostels in Canggu.
Margarita Surf Hostel has everything you need to feel at home.
Located in Canggu, just a few minutes to Pererenan beach and Echo beach, you can have your choice of waves!
The modern, comfortable and clean hostel is perfect for those wanting to make new friends and hang out. It has an incredibly social and fun vibe that can lead to a lot of new surf buddies.
The smoke-free hostel has an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. When you aren’t out hunting the best breaks, spend time lounging around the hostel, getting your emails done and sunning beside the pool. It is an idyllic island escape.
Margarita Surf Hostel has several types of rooms including shared dorms, quadruple dorms, deluxe double rooms and studio suites.
Wave House is one of the best surf hostels in Bali, perfectly located in a beautiful and quiet area of Canggu.
It is surrounded by rice fields, but not far from amenities like shops, cafes, the best restaurants and bars.
More importantly, Berawa beach is within walking distance! Just everything a surfer could want.
Wave House is like a summer camp for surfers. You will get surf coaching, daily surf theory classes, surfboard rental (soft board or hardboard, depending on the stay period), photos and videos when you surf ,and daily analysis of your progress.
If you are newbie trying to get to grips with the sport, Wave House is IDEAL!
Need more? Yoga or surf fitness are available 6 days a week. They even host social activities for the guests to get to know each other. You can’t go wrong!
Lay Day Surf Hostel is the perfect combination of partying, surfing and relaxation in the heart of Canggu.
It is a spot for those who want to live the real Canggu lifestyle is.
One day you can be chilling with beer in hand in the refreshing pool, the next, you can be riding the world-class waves just a short ride away.
The hostel has a fully operational bar that’s open all day, a rooftop cafe with delicious food, free WiFi, 24-hour security, airport transfers, motorbike rentals, party outings and four swimming pools!! Pretty much anything you could think of.
There are 16 dormitories that can accommodate between 4 and 6 people. Each fitted with air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms, you are ensured a comfortable stay.
Lay Day Surf Hostel also has 2 private villas with their own private living areas and gardens – for those who have a little more cash to splash.
This is one of the most unique surf hostels in Bali! It is the first to combine MMA, surfing and yoga in one place.
The upscale, boutique capsule hostel is located in the absolute heart of Canggu.
After a morning of surfing the waves of Echo beach, you can join a yoga class and end the day in an MMA kick-boxing class/
Each guest has total privacy in their own comfortable and beautifully designed capsules. Complete with facilities such as international power sockets, bed lamps and ample storage for personal items, they are a perfect spot to rest at the help of a hectic day.
It also has a gym, yoga studio, café/bar, spa, pool and TV lounge.
After tiring surf lessons, nothing sounds better than lazing on a bean bag looking out over luscious views with a cold beer or young coconut in hand.
The Nest is one of the best hostels in Bali with a shared lounge, pool and tropical gardens.
There are two types of rooms available. Bunk beds in a 10-bed mixed dorm room, and or a double room with a balcony. As well as the sunny shared gardens there is a kitchen where you can save some cash to make your own meals, and hang around with the other guests.
For those looking for a quiet space to relax after a day in the waves, The Nest is a cosy and affordable spot.
All the best beaches in Canggu are less than 1km from Surf & Party Hostel. Isn’t that what surfers and sun chasers are looking for?
True to its name, it is a party hostel with lots of planned activities every day, and big parties twice a week. On the surf side of things, you can sign up for lessons every morning, joining the talented staff in hands-on lessons, or simply just joining for fun!
The atmosphere at Surf & Party is buzzing, with music playing all day long – finishing at 11pm for those who want a good night’s sleep.
Each of the rooms are comfortable and clean, with the option of a mixed dorm or a private room. Enjoy cool air-conditioning and a range of breakfast options. It is a fantastic base to explore Bali.
Nyaman means ‘comfort‘ in Indonesian, and Nyaman Hostel strives to be your comfortable home away from home in Bali.
It is ideally located a short walk from Echo Beach and Batu Bolong street – perfect for catching a quick morning surf before going about your day.
Packed with common areas – including a rooftop, pool, living room and kitchen, you can lounge in the sun on a bean bag, make new friends over a game of table tennis, and prepare your own meals to save some cash.
Nyaman Hostel has a range of different dorm rooms to suit every traveler – including female-only for the ladies who would like an extra bit of comfort. Each of the bunk beds have a privacy curtain, electricity socket and reading light, and the dorms have air-conditioning for a cool sleep.
Digital nomads can get down to business on the speedy WiFi before heading out for a night of partying in the best spots in Canggu. This is an epic surf hostel in Bali, even if you don’t surf!
Lushy Hostel is the best spot for those who love to socalize, and want to meet other surfers in Bali.
With a pool, recreation room with ping pong table, pool table and foosball table, rooftop terrace and bar, as well as an on-site cafe, you will never want to leave!
They throw parties every night of the week, but quiet hours start from midnight for a restful night’s sleep.
Just 10 minutes from Echo beach, it is a top hostel in Bali for surfers who want to tackle the waves every day.
Lushy Hostel has three types of room – dorms, private rooms and presidential suites. Each featuring high-quality amenities and facilities, it is one of the comfiest hostels in town.
Stop by the restaurant for a tasty, fresh meal, and fuel up before another day on the board.
Koa D’Surfer features beautiful bamboo architecture and stylish mural decor, helping it stand out among the throngs of surf hostels available in Bali.
There is a beach-like rooftop lounge with a pool, real sand and views of the sparkling ocean beyond. Stop by the on-site restaurant for a tasty breakfast or dinner, and rent your surf equipment from the store. The hostel has everything you could need.
The hotel has private rooms and suites with stunning green rice fields or a quiet street views.
Ask at the front desk for extra services like airport transfers, surf lessons and excursions.
In the heart of Canggu, Koa D’Surfer is an excellent place to stay in Canggu.
Located a little away from central Canggu, Surf Lodge has a sunny pool area with reclining sun beds perfect for reading a book.
The atmosphere in Surf Lodge is relatively calm and quiet compared to the party hostels of the main street. But don’t worry, you can still find cafes and restaurants nearby.
Each of the rooms has a breezy verandah, pool and minibar, and include a free breakfast!
You can arrange surf lessons with the staff, or join the other residents for a morning surf.
Surf Hostels in Uluwatu
Since the 1970s, Uluwatu has been the number 1, world-class, surf spot in Indonesia.
The beaches in Uluwatu mostly have large reefs, nestled beneath stunning limestone cliffs.
It has the most famous waves in Bali for experienced surfers, and is known as one of the best surf spots in the world.
And so, the area obviously has a number of amazing surf hostels to house the talented wave riders.
Here are a few of the best!
Sultans of Swell is one of the most affordable surf hostels in Bali.
A short drive from the best breaks on the island, you can rent a motorbike from the hostel to explore the beaches. Or join one of the daily surf groups to venture out together.
Although not right on the beachside, Sultans of Swell is perfectly positioned to enjoy the best bits of Uluwatu including restaurants, warungs and shops.
With the option of cosy private rooms or affordable dorm rooms, there is a spot for every surfer no matter the budget.
Lounge and relax with the other guests in one of the common areas after a busy day hitting the must-see sights in Uluwatu.
Sultans of Swell is a cult classic for surfers in Uluwatu.
Bombora Surf Camp is located in Pecatu, not far from Padang Padang and Bingin beaches.
Perfect for honing your surf skills, making new friends and relaxing, the comfortable surf camp in Bali has all the amenities you need for a fun stay. With WiFi through the property, a swimming pool, and plush bedrooms, you’ll enjoy your time in the hostel as much as on the waves.
The staff are on hand to help arrange extra details of your stay including board rentals, motorbike rentals, and more!
Close to Uluwatu Temple, Single Fin and a whole load of Uluwatu’s must-see sights, Tregge Surf Camp is perfect for everyone – not just surfers.
After mornings of surfing the famous waves, you can lounge around the lush gardens, explore the nearby local streets and cool off in air-conditioning in your private room.
Offering a more traditional guesthouse stay, Tregge Surf Camp is a peaceful and quaint getaway.
Too tired to eat out? The Bali surf camp has a restaurant onsite!
Surfers House Green Bowl is an oasis of peace, with a great atmosphere.
Close to famous surfing beaches including Green Bowl, Pandawa and Melasti, it is ideal for those who want to get serious about their spot.
The hostel has a swimming pool, kitchen, billiard table, table tennis table, and a chilled out lounge area just for guests.
As well as the usual dorm rooms, there are private rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Everyone will find a comfortable space to unwind after a busy day in the island sun.
And there you have it! Some of the amazing surf hostels in Bali where water lovers can gather, share thoughts and skills, and create a wonderful, supportive community.
Canggu and Uluwatu are the most well-known areas of surfing and have the bulk of hostels available.
Don’t forget to check out the East if you are looking for more impressive waves!!