Long story short, I planned to stay for 4 nights and stayed for 15!
If you're a solo traveler this place is gold - you can easily meet people if you want to, even if you don't stay in a dorm (I didn't). That said, the dorms are some of the nicest I've seen in Indonesia! The private rooms have a/c, comfy beds, private bathroom, 24h hot water etc. All the rooms front onto a communal pool & patio area, which is a natural hang out. There's also a roof terrace with sunbeds and a gazebo-style hut at the top, so you can just chill out if you prefer that. The food is great, both local and European, but definitely try the Italian-style pizzas from a proper wood-fired oven, two for one on Tuesdays! The only downside is some things are so popular they run out of stock (a good sign though). They also make a brilliant hangover smoothie. It's really well located between Kuta and Seminyak - not too far from (or too close to) either, one block back from the beach and well away from traffic noise. There's an ATM two minutes away & cabs can be hailed easily. The staff are really friendly and will help you book tours, onward travel, extend your stay etc.
It is hidden down a narrow alley (taxis usually won't drive down as it's too tight), but there are a few security guards sitting on stools along the way so it's safe if you arrive alone late at night. They even reimburse you for the taxi if you use the airport taxi rank instead of a hawker!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Indonesia's #1 Hostel for Backpackers on Indonesia's #1 destination. Set in a quiet lane-way, just back from Legian Beach, The Island is the perfect base for your stay in Bali. Less than five minutes walk to the famous Double 6 Beach, The Island is surrounded by great restaurants, night-clubs and bars; and the shopping district is right on your doorstep. The hostel itself features 5 double rooms, 2x Private Dorm,3x Twin,2 x deluxe dorm, a very cool rooftop bbq & bar area, an infinity pool, Island Cafe, in-house massage service, Free High Speed Wi-Fi internet, travel desk, airport transfers and most importantly a super friendly vibe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Island Hotel Bali/Legian