I'm finding that accommodation prices have almost doubled since we were there in October/November 08. I've been enquiring for October 2009, a long term stay and have been quoted prices for budget (2-3 star) accommodation, not on the beach that works out to around AUD420 pw even dealing directly with the hotel. I assumed that this was the low season. I realise that there's a global financial crisis but the AUD is low to the USD and the AUD to the IDR is about 8,200. I know these increases aren't flowing onto the staff in the form of increased wages because the accommodation where we've stayed previously, we're in touch with a friend who works there. Is it because Australians are beginning to return to Bali? Does anyone know why?