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“Great place for budget travelers.” 4 of 5 stars
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Dana Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Jalan Pengubugan, Gang Kayu Cendana | Banjar Silayukti, Kerobokan, Kuta, Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 hotel reviews
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“Great place for budget travelers.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The place was good with basic facilities (free wifi, hot shower, air conditioned room, complimentary breakfast, plus coffee, tea or just water all day), and a free motorbike as a bonus. The area is not too far from Kuta town. It took me approximately 20 min on a bike, I enjoyed the journey nonetheless. Made, Putu and all the staff / family members are very nice people. I sure had a wonderful time chatting with them until very late night with coffee and beer. If you're a budget traveller looking for a peaceful and quiet place to stay in Bali, I would recommend this place. We (me & my gf) may consider coming back next year.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had a wonderful time with Putu, his family and staff. Airport pick up took all the hassle out of late night arrival and no haggling with taxi drivers - especially for first time visitor to Bali. The staff were friendly, helpful and fun to be around. Nothing was too much trouble! Dana Guesthouse is very peaceful being a little out of busy tourist area. We felt relaxed and welcome. Transport was easy with free scooter or a driver for longer trips and day tours at very reasonable rates. The room was lovely with air conditioning, TV and ensuite. Cheap and excellent laundry service is available. Free WiFi was a bonus! Putu gave fantastic advice on all things Bali. .
We will definitely be back next year...thanks Putu!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Putu and family were just wonderful, giving us all the time and local knowledge we could possibly need. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were clean and setting very peaceful, much better than staying in Kuta or Seminyak. The free scooters meant we could pop into Kuta within 10-15 minutes or about the same to Canggu and Echo beach. There are very cheap eats close by, most days we had lunch including soft drink for under $3 each and its really so close to Seminyak we decided to walk which took about 45 minutes once we stopped at a few shops. This is great for any traveler, esspecially one on a budget and who likes a quieter atmosphere. I cant wait to come again next year.

Room Tip: All rooms are equally clean and tidy and include air conditioner and comfortable bed.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

As our taxi neared the location, we were disappointed to find that it was down a one way, narrow beaten up muddy track. The taxi had to approach in reverse to have any chance of getting out! However the main problem materialized when we entered the “hotel”. We were immediately appalled at the state of the place, and the fact that it simply wasn’t a three star hotel, and the room was anything but deluxe. In summary, the place had just five rooms, and was suited only to hardened backpackers. My girlfriend was in tears from the moment we entered. The “bathroom” was a very small dirty toilet, with an old shower head hanging from a broken fitting, with rusty nails banged in the wall as hangers. No basin, no soap, no nothing except grime! The dining area comprised a dirty concrete table in the garden, and four concrete stools. The “kitchen” was a gas ring and plastic buckets under a plastic corrugated roof thrown on the end of the room. The mattress was so old and spongy it was a danger to my spine, and the lounge was a further two concrete stalls. There was no hot water, in fact there was very little water at all except the falling rain. Furthermore the electric cables looked very dodgy. We checked out Tripadvisor for reviews, and they are all completely fabricated, or are about a different place altogether!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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danabali, Owner at Dana Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Sir .

Thank You for your Reviews for us, Dana Guesthouse Bali .

we wish sorry if our Guesthouse , Dana Guesthouse Bali is not the right place for your Girls.

as we explained you on arrival , same as advertize we are small Guesthouse In Kerobokan

with Low Budget Accommodation, as standard of GUesthouse Facilities that we had it all ,

Hot Shower , WiFi,And Scooter use for free is mentions for travelers to get around .

as i say in begin when you arrive , that you expect us for 5 star Hotels with low price !

again, once more time , i apologize . Logic think , we can't handle it as your Girl friend

Request , to be 5 Star Hotels with Low Budget .

Fell Free to contact me if you have any inquiries ,

Regards From Putu

Dana Guesthouse Bali
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København, Danmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed here as is was recommended by some fellow travellers - and as we were told they had good deals on Gili transfers.

Room was ok and clean
Bathroom was ok - but had no sink for some reason - just a tap 25 cm over the floor for hand-washing
Wifi-connection was excellent.
Scooters were free - and worked very well.
Free water - very nice
Breakfast was great - served until 10.00 - we overslept and they still made it for us at 11.30
There is a fridge to store supplies in - and you could probably borrow the kitchen to cook if you wanted.
Service was good

We were a bit disappointed with the information regarding transport to Gili Trawangan. We got a good price compared to the listed price at Ocean Star Express (including transfer to Padang Bay). We were told it would take only 2½ hours to get there - and that we could only go to Gili T directly - not the other islands.
We were told to be ready at 6.30 - and the owner would be there to assist us. At 7.10 we had to call the owner who had not showed up. He called the driver who were a bit delayed. They showed up at 7.30.
On our merry way we were dropped at a shop in Padang Bay - where we waited 45 minutes and had time for breakfast before the boat left. It went first to Lombok, then to Gili Air - and last to Gili Trawangan where we got off the boat at 11.40.
When I am on vacation I don't mind something taking that long - I just don't like wrong information. Ocean Star Express was very good - we used them both to Gili T - and back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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danabali, Owner at Dana Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Dear Mister .

Thank you very much for your review. as we get information by Ocean Star Express following the Boat Company that we have recommended to you to get to Gili T with that they informed us to be ready for guest at 6:30Am . may be is there a change is made by driver due the high way to east side is more close from our Guesthouse that may be the driver pick you up in the end after they pick up some one else , also about the the route from Padang Bay to Gili that you said they go to lombok first , that we don't get any info for that , as in ocean star advertiser they wroted is the route from Padang Bay to Gili T and continue to Lombok as you see as well on Brosure promotion , and we fell sad that we did a mistake of wrong info but for sure we will complaint as well to OCEAN STAR the boat company about this , and this mistake is not gone be happen on next time , again i wish thank you for stayed with us and please apologize for our mistake , and fell free to contact us if you have any inquiries , also i was not sleeping by they way , when you call me from the phone in receptions Dana Guesthouse Bali , i was waiting the bus for you in the shop in front , while waiting i had a cup of morning coffee .

Best Regards

Putu Martika
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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I stayed here 3 nights and I had a gorgeous time. Let's start with the staff, they are friendly and help you all the time. They drive you around for a fair prize and they know the places you want to see. The rooms are good and absolutely okay! The breakfast is simple but tasteful, I like it. There is no restaurant in the guesthouse, but a 3 minutes walk brings you to a small, cheap but gorgeous place where they serve you balinesian food, pizza and probably the best beef burger I had for ages! The Guesthose is not close to the airport, but that makes it more quiet, you will find time to relax. The beach is a 5 minutes ride away. You can do that on your own with one of the Guesthouse's scooters or the staff takes you there and back. I had a wonderfull time here. Thanks for that!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

this guesthouse was awesome. Very comfortable and quiet (away from busy kuta). They give you a motorcycle as part of your stay, and the breakfest is very good. They sell beer at the small "beer corner" for 50000 IDR for two tall bottles of the local bintang beer. The staff are all awesome and fun to hangout with. They have great advice on how to get around town and what spots to eat. The beach is 15 minutes away and 20 to downtown kuta. They also include airport pickup which will save you alot of hassle and money. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Pay alittle extra for air conditioning room, its very nice here.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Pengubugan, Gang Kayu Cendana | Banjar Silayukti, Kerobokan, Kuta, Kerobokan, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kerobokan
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 95 Specialty Lodging in Kerobokan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dana Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dana Guesthouse is located in the village of Kerobokan kuta bali , just 5 km north of Kuta and Legian.Every of our large guestrooms is furnished with a comfortable, high quality Queen-size bed,a personal Air Conditioner and ceiling fan ,Television and Dvd players . All rooms have a small en-suite with toilet and shower. Wi-Fi Internet connection is provided to all our guests, and airport transfer is available free of charge for booking accommodation at Dana Guesthouse for two or more nights.All rooms at Dana Guesthouse open up on to our well kept courtyard where relaxing seating facilities are provided for our guest's comfort.A full cooked breakfast is included in your accommodation price, and complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the day and night .From Dana Guesthouse to the airport is a 25 minute drive, to Kuta Beach it's just 15 minutes drive and to Canggu and Echo Beach only 5 to 7 minutes drive .A 5 minute walk takes you to the local open fruit and vegetable markets, and day-trips to Tanah Lot Temple, Ubud and all popular tourist locations can be easily arranged at short notice and at discount fares. An open public swimming pool and a fitness Gym are close-by, and all our guests have access to our fleet of motor scooters at no charge.We offer Facilities at Dana Guesthouse Bali :- Shuttle Bus to Seminyak /Echo , Beach at10 AM ( morning time )- FREE WiFi ( internet Connection )- Free Car / Mini Bus- Free Motor Bike- Mineral water complimentary- Laundry service- Free airport pick up service minimum stay 2 night- Refrigerator public to keep cool your beverageFacilities recreation:Soccer - Tennis-golf - Parasailing - water skiing- water scooter ring-tour explore bali - snorkeling -dolphin -sightseeing tours- scuba diving-water rafting, is can be arrange through a reception at Dana Guesthouse Bali.Note :- After you make a booking please send us your arrivaldetail :Flight Number :Airways :Arrival Time :we ready to pick you up At Bali airport- Tax ,Petrol, and Driver is not included for the car facilities- Strongly Recommended for relaxing place & who canRide Scooter /Motor Bike , Couple for Budget hostel.- Need to Drive to Go to Kuta center town for 15-20 minutes ... more   less 
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