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“Good hostel, shame it's in Seminyak.”
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Guess House Hostel
Ranked #323 of 421 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Kendal, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good hostel, shame it's in Seminyak.”
Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

Nice enough place. The dorms are clean, the bunks don't sound like they're going to fall down any moment. Staff are really friendly.

Toilets are a little less clean but acceptable all the same (naught fellow travelers not naughty cleaner)

The common area has a large TV, DVD and some films - which is nice. Buts it's a little noisy due to the road.

Breakfast is inclusive but one of the stingiest I've seen at a hostel. Toast, tea and choice of one jam. One 2 slice toaster for the whole place. Not to worry too much though as a few cafe's near by to get extra toast or a cup of coffee.

That's the only downside to this place though. Ignoring the fact it's in seminyak, with it's dangerous streets (too small, too fast,) smelly open sewers and dirty beach - saw kids paddling in the sewage outlet!! (parents if it stinks of 5hit it probably is!) The shops and bars are ridiculously overpriced. On the plus side the place seems to attract some ridiculously vane people (not sure if they're expat or holiday makers) some of which are laugh out loud funny, makes for great people watching.

I can recommend the hostle but I couln't in all honestly recommend seminyak.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

stayed here for 3 nights at start of trip and 2 nights at end of trip. Staff is very warm, friendly and welcoming. Clean rooms, clean beds, nice showers....never a wait for shower or bathrooms. Open common room. Easy to meet other travellers. Had no problem with noise and slept well...very affordable. Would def stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights in March 2012.
As a solo traveller I booked into a 10 bed mixed dorm. I booked through hostelworld.com paying a 10% deposit online and the remainder upon arrival; I also had to pay a 200,000rupiah deposit - which I was un-aware of.
Check in was smooth, I was shown to my room - on the ground floor and where to find toilets/showers etc.
The room was very clean and the beds were brand new. Each bed had a locker however you would have to use your own padlock or buy one from reception. I had no problem with any noise what-so-ever; from the road or other people in my room. Everyone was considerate and I had brilliant nights sleep!
Showers here were very good and I never had to wait to use the shower; or the toilet for that matter. I hired a towel from reception for 20,000rupiah as I didn't want to use my beach towel for this.
The hostel offers a complimentary breakfast of toast with tea or coffee. All fine,
Wi-Fi is free; reception will just give you the password, but there are also 2 desktop computers in the common area that you can use.
Location of this hostel is FAB!! Mini-market across the road where you can get water snacks etc. Seminyak square is a 30 minute walk, however I decided to go via. Cab most days - cost 20,000rupiah - $2. But you do have to haggle for this as different drivers will charge you different amounts. Plenty of restaurants once you get into Seminyak Square area, most of them charge around 60,000 for a main meal - around $7.
The beach was a 15 minute walk away, but to get to a fairly social part of the beach it was another 15minute walk along the beach, but I didn't mind this. Water was rough so I didn't swim.
Massage on the beach - 70,000 for an hour full body massage - amazing!!
For those of you that want DVD's there are shops 5 minute walk from the hotel, they sell them for 10,000 each ($1) or buy 10 get 5 free. I bought a lot and most of them are good quality - some are funny - and will work on most DVD players.

I would without a doubt stay at this hostel again. It is one of the best I've ever stayed at. Clean, central and the staff are amazing and SO friendly! Hope to see you again one day!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Candidasa, Indonesia
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Overall, this hostel provides a clean, modern environment which is great to meet other people. It is abit further away from the main drag than we would have liked but there are shops and restaurants within walking distance. The hostel provides two computers and wifi in the lounge area aswell as a huge TV with a wide selection of DVDs. The only thing that let us down was the fact that there was little consideration for guests when it came to checking in others late at night. Unfortunatly on one occasion the light was turned on in our room at 2am and due to the noise of other guests late at night and early in the morning (our room was right near the common area) it made it hard to sleep. Had the staff kept this under control it would have been an enjoyable place to stay.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

I enjoyed my stay there, the rooms were new and clean. Good showers and the staff was very friendly!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Great place, location and friendly staff. Everything is new and modern which is a lot more than you would expect from a hostel...the location is central to everything. I'm going ti recommend this place to everyone!!!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

I stayed 2 nights in a dorm (6 beds). It is all very new and perfectly clean. The beds are very very confortable, there is air conditioner and a lock. The bathroom is always very clean. The staff are very friendly and helpfull. About the location, it's 10 minutes far from seminyak by foot and about 30 minutes from kuta.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Guess House Hostel
Address: 22 Petitenget Street, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #323 of 421 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Guess House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mixing modern design and traditional Balinese elements, Guess House Hostel offers affordable dormitory accommodations in Petitenget. Free coffee and tea are available all-day, as well as free internet usage at the computer corner.The air conditioned dormitory rooms come with wooden-frame bunk beds and personal electric power points. The shared bathroom comes with free shower gel. Hairdryers and individual reading lights are available upon request.Guess House Hostel is a 15-minute walk from Petitenget Beach and a 10-minute drive from nightlife and restaurants at Seminyak. It is within a 25-minute drive from Tanah Lot Beach and Ngurah Rai International Airport.The common lounge area is equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and radio. Guests can also make use of the shared pantry, which has a microwave, toaster and fridge.Guess House Cafe serves a daily breakfast, as well as local beers and Indonesian cuisine. Pastries and tea are also offered.The hostel provides baggage storage and a tour desk. Car and motorbike rentals can also be arranged ... more   less 
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