5 Best Hostels in Bali for Solo Female Travelers (August 2019)
Moment of honesty: Some of the top hostels in Bali are also the dirtiest, loudest and most crowded. Basically, they get so crowded that you feel like you’re sleeping in a glorified frat house. It ain’t cute. The good news is that you have options. Bali is home to some clean, beautiful hostels in safe locations…and some even have female-only dorms.
So, how do you make sure that you end up in the best hostels for women in Bali (and not a cesspool of filth)?
Easy. Just follow my lead.
In order to maximize your tropical vacation in paradise, I’m laying out the hostels that tick all of my boxes:
A bit of aesthetic design to throw you in vacation mode
What feels more like a beach club and café, Puri Garden is the most popular hostel in Ubud amongst female travelers. The whole hostel is beautiful! From the bright rooms to the sparkling pool, you can count on this being one of the cleanest, safest, and most friendly hostels (dare I say) in all of Asia.
✓ Bright, social pool
✓ Private rooms and dorm rooms
✓ Walking distance to shops and restaurants
✓ Hammocks and lots of lounge spots
✓ Organized activities like yoga and movie night
✓ Amazing restaurant on site with lots of fresh food and good wifi
Dorm Rooms: There are both mixed and female-only dorm rooms, both of which are spotless and cozy. Each bed has a little shelf, a reading light and an outlet. Best of all, there are more than enough (clean) showers to go around!
Private Rooms: It is so nice to have the option of staying amongst the social vibes of Puri Garden during the day and then retreating to your own private room come sleep time. The rooms are nothing short of gorgeous and have their own bathroom ensuite.
Location: Right next to the famous Monkey Forest, Puri Garden helps you kick of your Ubud adventure right away. Hit the streets walking and you can easily access restaurants, shops, and sightseeing spots.
The Farm Hostel is so fabulous that you’ve often got to book a week in advance to secure yourself a bed.
While that might sound chaotic, I assure that The Farm Hostel is total laidback Bali vibes. Social but not a party hostel, this is the best place to meet other travelers. Walk to the beach, go to lunch, sign up for a surf lesson, or do absolutely nothing and layout by the pool all day. You’ll make friends even if you’re not trying.
✓ Eco-friendly concept
✓ Spacious pool with ideal for lounging and tanning
✓ Near many surfing schools in Canggu
✓ Close to one of the best surfing beaches for beginners in Bali
✓ Green Bali vibes overlooking a rice field (hence, “The Farm”)
✓ Walking distance to amazing restaurants and shops (check out the restaurant next door, Sensorium)
Dorm Rooms: Squeaky clean with fluffy towels and big lockers for your bag! You can choose either a mixed dorm room of a female dorm room, both of which offer a privacy curtain, rain shower and air-conditioning.
Location: Also located on Jalan Pantai Batu Bulong, you’re just a 10-minute walk to the beach and 6-minutes (walking) up the road from my favorite Canggu restaurant called The Loft
Brand new! This dream of a hostel is currently flying under the radar…but not for long. It’s only a matter of time until word (and Instagram hype) starts to spread. With a massive pool and a plethora of poolside lounge chairs, Kosone Hostel feels more like a resort and less like budget accommodation.
✓ Female-only dorms available
✓ #1 Location within walking distance to the BEST of everything in Canggu (including Wanderlust Swim)
✓ The most incredible dorm beds for a deep night sleep
✓ Big Pool, slide, diving spot, lounge chairs, and a pool bar
Dorm Rooms: You can choose from either a mixed dorm or a female-only dorm. The dorm rooms are extra spacious, and the beds are like clouds. Each bed has a privacy curtain and safety deposit box with which you can enter your own unique code to keep your small valuables safe.
Location: The street is called Jalan Pantai Batu Bulong, which is the most popular shopping & eating street in Canggu that leads directly to the beach (just an 7-minute walk).
Gypsy Moon feels like your Pinterest board come to life with every tiny detail sparkling to perfection. This hostel feels so personal and so intimate, that it’s the PERFECT place to spend your first few nights adjusting to the island.
When you stay at Nyuh Gading Homestay, you’re not just a faceless traveler, you’re part of the family! Run by a husband and wife duo, you’re treated like a daughter with smiles and care.
✓ Best dorm beds on the island
✓ Big lockers for your belonging
✓ Refreshing pool and sunny tanning spots
✓ Walking distance to the beach and restaurants
✓ Help organizing snorkel trip and Nusa Penida tours
✓ Dorms and private rooms available
Dorm Rooms: Each dorm bed has a privacy curtain, reading light and socket. The rooms are big enough that you don’t feel cramped and the bathrooms are big enough that you don’t have to wait in line to shower! Plus, this hostel is rarely fully booked so you still get some peace and quiet.
Private Rooms: Want to meet other travelers but want the privacy of a private room at the same time? Win-win! Choose from a garden view or sea view with balcony!
Location: A short walk from Jungutbatu Beach which connects you to nightlife and restaurants in both directions.
Hi, friend. I’m Alexa! Female entrepreneur. Travel hacker. Expert packer. Author of the #1 travel guide for women.Living between Bali and Thailand – I teach women how to travel the world without sacrificing beauty or safety.