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The Island Hotel
Ranked #11 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Legian
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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“A lobely chilled place in the heart of Bali tourism...”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Booked this hotel-hostel due to some recommendation, we found ourselves very satisfied and happy of having choosen this place for our first nights of our our first trip to Bali.
You've got everything you need just a stone's throw away: the beach, nice restaurants (next to the beach), a 24/7 shop, bikes to rent, spa&massage,...
Moreover, you'll meet nice people there regardless of the status in which you are tavelling (couple, single, group) and you're offered great possibilities tojus hang out there during the day/at night.
Finally, a little hint: pay a little extra charge in the morning and try the cappuccino instead of the regular "lifeless" coffee...you won't regret!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The Island Hotel is slightly hidden in a narrow gangway in Legian, but even if its a bit further away from bustling Kuta (about 15mins walk, 5mins by taxi) its definitely worth it! The facilities are great, with loads of places to hang out, relax or meet new people. Especially the pool is great for a chill-out day! They also serve delicious food (breakfast included), you need to try the Pizza!

Room Tip: Dorms are great and spacious (remember those typical small and crammed dorm rooms? It's nothing...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you are not a fan of the hustling and bustling of Kuta Beach, this is the little haven for you. Tuck nicely in a small street between Jl Legian and Padma Utara, this hostel/hotel is great for those who want a quaint place but big things to offer. Breakfirst is provided during the stay at the front of the hotel and it is sublime! Didnt expect much at first, but was taken aback with the cleanliness of the rooms and the premise. You also get an hour of free massage! Yeay! Only drawback during my visit there was when we had to change bedroom because the A/C wasn't functioning in Room 2. So instead we got bummed up to the first floor to Rm 8, the same row as our mates. Not such a bad bargain tho!
There is also a satellite TV in our room and plenty of channels to keep you entertain if you are not out there exploring Bali. The walk out to the beach isn't so bad either, but could take you around 10 mins perhaps. But loads of shops along the way to feast your eyes and money.
We had fun at the hotel and would recommend to others as well!

Room Tip: Top floor room is not directly in front of the pool where most of the tenants hangout, best for a go...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Nice place to start a Bali vacation.
Hostel with some double rooms and dorms which are all located around a nice pool. Rooftop sun terrace, nice restaurant for breakfast and pizza. Free pick up at airport when you book min three nights. Centrally located in a quiet side street within 5 min walking distance to beach and more bars/shos/restaurants. Staff helpful anf friendly for booking tours or renting scooters to go around Kutu and Seminyak Area.
Nice, cosy and chilling spot for young travellers.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The Island is a great place in a quite narrow street a little bit back from the beach. Which is quite nice because you are feeling like getting away from the crowds.
We stayed in a double room, which was very nice decorated. The pool is small but very nice and clean. The best thing is the sun deck with a great view over Legian including sunset!
The food is very good, so you can easily stay there for a whole day.
Unfortunately the walls where very poorly soundproofed so we could listen to all outside conversation which took place at the pool (especially at night!). We bought earplugs, so it was better the second night ;-).
Great place... I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I stayed in the mixed dorm at The Island 4 nights over the course of my vacation in Bali.. I loved it there! It's a really social vibe, so it's very easy to make new friends if you're traveling solo. Plus, the place itself it so, so nice, especially for a dorm. The beds are very clean and comfortable. Lockers are big. The pool is beautiful. The restaurant is trendy and fun. I also loved the rooftop bar/hangout area. Also, the bathrooms were very clean, and I couldn't believe how nice the showers were... Very hot water, and great water pressure!

The location is great, as well. I loved that The Island is tucked back down a side street. You get to see a little more of the 'real' Bali than you would if you were staying on a main street. I noticed some reviews said that people felt unsafe walking back to the hotel at night, down this long street. I personally did not feel unsafe at all, and I was a woman traveling alone. Bali feels very safe in general, and that neighborhood felt perfectly OK to me. Also, there was usually a security guard sitting about halfway down the street, and there were usually kids running around or women from nearby homestays hanging around.

If you're traveling in Bali alone, this is a great place to stay! Forget about Kuta.. Legian is so much more friendly and laid back. You can't go wrong with The Island.. Just make sure to book ahead!!

Room Tip: The dorm room is a great choice! I'd never stayed in a dorm before, and I was very pleasantly su...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Calgary
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This was our second time staying at the Island. We went back because it was so great the first time. But the hostel has taken a 180 turn for the worse in a year. We stayed for 8 nights and were moved 4 different time because they were double booked I'm assuming. They offered no explanation or apology and didn't thank us for putting up with the inconvenience. All our rooms had poor working and leaking air conditioners and one safe didn't work. The food was good, but I think get only got my order right twice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Island Hotel
Address: Jl. Padma Utara, Gang Abdi No. 18, Legian 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Legian
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Legian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Island Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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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