Legian is a dirty, grasping thriving tangle and you either like it or don't. In this maze up a long laneway we found The Island and it's as hard to find in reality as it is in cyberspace (URL) but worth looking.
This small hotel is recently renovated, stylish, very clean and everything worked (oh yes). We paid $US55 for an air con room with a great bed with quality linen, modern bathroom with all cons (except a hairdryer) and bed lights you can read by (imagine). No fridge or phone if such things matter but it was comfortable with a view over neighbouring rooftops and apart from the odd bark and bike (hey it's Bali) it was not noisy for its location.
Inviting areas in which to chill or chataround the small pool or up on the roof. There was also what looked like a yoga/meditation room.
Very friendly, helpful staff sit in a well designed reception and breakfast area and give useful advice on all things Bali. Simple breafast but fresh and served with a smile. The Island really is an island of calm and cool in the chaos of Legian
The Island web site is very difficult to find one - here it is ! -
- 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