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“Unbelievable!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ari Home Stay & Hot Dog Shop

Ari Home Stay & Hot Dog Shop
Jalan Raya, Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
+628179707339
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Ranked #3 of 48 Restaurants in Candidasa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The budget tourist specialist
Perth, Australia
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“Unbelievable!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We saw the reviews on TripAdvisor and had to check it out for ourselves - and aren't we glad we did. We didn't stay at the Homestay, but we went to The Hot Dog Shop. It doesn't open until about 10.00am (Bali Time), and we had to grab a coffee at another restaurant and go back later. Well, it was an education in itself. The place isn't very big and only has about 5 tables, but it always has many customers sitting drinking and eating. If there isn't a free table, Gary (mine host) gets a couple of extra chairs and seats you with anyone who has a place at their table. He makes the initial introductions, and soon everyone knows everyone else, and the atmosphere is alive with conversation, laughter, and friendship. We've never experienced anywhere so lay-back and relaxed - it was wonderful.
The girls who prepare the food seem to be magicians, as they can prepare really good, fresh, tasty, and attractive meals, cooked on very basic cooking equipment. And it is done right there, before your very eyes, so you can see that everything is fresh and properly done - not hidden away somewhere, where dubious practices are used.
Gary entertains the customers with merry banter, and a few risque stories, and is an incredibly affable person who can hold an interesting conversation with anyone. It takes a very intelligent person to do this, even though he like to come across as a sort of Basil Fawlty. He is a great guy.
The beer is very cold (almost icy), as is the Bali Cider - a very nice "appley" drink (if you like cider. He also offered us a "Bintang Radler", which is a sort of shandy, ready made. It was extremely nice and refreshing, if you wanted a low alcohol drink.
Thanks Gary, we'll see you on our next holiday - even if we don't stay in Candi Dasa, your shop and your burgers are worth a day trip from Sanur.
A terrific place to go to - give it a try.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Budget place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Best burgers and hot dogs I've ever tried! and really cheap.
The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. Free wifi. Really big breakfast included. Friendly and helpful staff and owners. Gary is really fun, always joking!

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This is a place I d recommend a million times !
The owners were so sweet, we arrived quite late in the evening and they stayed up late for us. Super relaxed atmosphere like "no stress". You feel welcome and comfortable. We even got a free upgrade on our room. The rooms are big and clean and the whole home stay is super cozy. Didnt try the hot dog, bit had an amazing breakfast ! Go there ! It s worth it !

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Aussie burger!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good for a quick lunch and cold beer! Very fast service and lots of good stuff in the burger. They do. Rey good hit dogs too.

Visited July 2014
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“Great burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Really liked the burgers here. Very satisfying and quite healthy. Great for a quick lunch. Close to road so very loud and busy.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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