Welcome to my list of the best hostels in Canggu! Written by backpackers, this is your insider guide to finding your own paradise in Canggu.
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In case you didn’t know, Canggu is Bali’s central hub for surfing, partying, and for digital nomads. Offering some of the best waves and stretches of coastline on the whole island, as well as the craziest parties, little Canggu Bali offers the full Bali experience wrapped up into one small rice paddy covered neighborhood!

Choosing where to stay in Canggu can be tough as there are SO many options to choose from. There are hotels, homestays, villa’s & even the odd treehouse all vying for your attention.

And then there are trusty old backpacker hostels. If you are looking to stay in a hostel in Canggu you’ve come to the right place.

Without any further ado, here are the top hostels that Canggu has to offer.

Our Top 3 Picks For The Best Hostels in Canggu

In case you’re in a bit of a hurry, here are the top 3 hostels Canggu;

  1. The Farm Hostel – Best Overall Hostel
  2. Lay Day Surf Hostel – Best Party Hostel
  3. The Hideout Hotel – Best For Solo Travellers

Quick Introduction to Canggu

Canggu is amongst the most popular parts of Bali and with good reason! Whether you want to surf, chill, eat or party, Canggu has you covered. There are loads of things to do in Canggu whatever you’re into, from enjoying a sundowner at a beach club, to taking a swim in the ocean. Berawa Beach is also accessible from Canggu.

Like the rest of Bali, the best time to visit Canggu is from April – October which is the dry season. The rainy season is still OK but is, well, rainy!

Canggu is not quite as cheap as it once was but is still affordable and one of the best places for budget backpackers. Meals in low budget restaurants (local Warung’s) start at $5 and hostel dorms can be picked up from as little as $5 – obviously, private rooms cost more. That said Canggu accommodation prices do vary as you will see from this post.

Once you have finished exploring Canggu, we suggest heading inland towards Ubud to experience a different, more serene side of Balinese life. And yes, we do have a hostel guide for Ubub too because we are awesome!

1.Best Overall Hostel in Canggu – The Farm Hostel

The Farm Hostel best hostels in Canggu
Looking for the a hostel in Canggu? Look no further…

Plop yourself down in a beanbag chair and make yourself at home. Even though you will be surrounded by the lush, breathtaking fields of Canggu, this place almost feels like a backpackers resort.

Take a dive into the pool or grab a cold beer to beat the heat. Getting a bit hungry? The Farm Hostel also has all the best deals with local restaurants including free pizza on Mondays!

No matter if you are looking a meet new people and other travelers, lounge by the pools, or take to the waves, The Farm Hostel is one place that ticks every box. This hostel has grown massively which is testament to its’ success.

There are 6 mixed dorms and 5 female only dorms to choose from. Dorm’s accommodate 6 people.

  • $$
  • Spacious Lounges
  • Pizza and Beer!
  •  Pool
  • Free Wifi

Anything Else?

The reviews on this one are through the roof, guests love it here and this is why it is our top pick for the ultimate hostel in Canguu. We guarantee you will love this place!


2. Best Party Hostel in Canggu – Lay Day Surf Hostel

Lay Day Surf best hostels in Canggu
If partying and meeting people in your goal, you’ll feel right at home at Lay Day Surf Hostel.

Even though Canggu is known as Bali’s surfers’ paradise, you don’t have to know how to glide across the waves to join in at the party at Layday Surf Hostel! It’s like a beach club minus the beach!

After you pick one of the four pools to jump into, it won’t be long until the party comes to you! With nightly music, dancing, and beers, this is a place where the fun and music never stops.

You will have cozy lounges to hang out in, pools to cool off in, and staff who will show you how to have the most fun in and outside of the backpacker’s hostel.

The dorms here accommodate 6. Mixed dorms and female only dorms are available.

  • $
  • 4 Pools (Yes you read that right)
  • Beanbag Lounges
  • A Bar and Parties every night
  • Free Wifi

Anything Else?

The hostel is well situated, it’s a 6-minute walk from Taman Segara Madu waterpark and a 6-minute drive to Batu Bolong Beach for surfing. Batu Bolong is well worth a visit by the way. Private rooms are available and the friendly staff can arrange luggage storage.


3. Best Option for Solo Travelers in Canggu – The Hideout Hostel

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Feeling like socializing? The Hideout Hostel is the greatest hostel in Canggu for solo travelers.

Traveling solo is sure to get lonely after a while. Nothing is worse when you are checking into a backpackers hostel and find that there are no guests to be found. At The Hideout, you will find where all your fellow travelers have been hiding!

Lucky for you, it is not only in the two lounges located around the youth hostel where you can break the ice, but try your hand in some yoga or surfing to mix with other backpackers!

With an onsite garden and swimming pool, The Hideout is the place for those looking to get out there and socialize!

  • $
  • Yoga Studio
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Lovely Garden
  • Free Wifi

Anything Else?

Air-conditioned dorms with lovely custom beds, each one comes with a night light and charging points. You also have the option to book standard or capsule dorms.

The friendly team are on hand to help you get the most of your stay and pass on their local knowledge

Basically, it’s the perfect home away from home for those looking for sun, surf and yoga.


More of the Best Backpacker Hostels in Canggu

In case you didn’t quite connect with our top picks (or they were booked solid) here are some more awesome Canggu hostels. Enjoy!

Best Cheap Hostel in Canggu – Beachbums Berawa

Beachbums Berawa best hostels in Canggu
On a tight budget? Need to save your money for beer? Beach-bums has got you covered.
  • $
  • Surf Lessons
  • 2 Terraces
  • Scooter Rentals
  • Free Wifi

Looking to stretch out that last rupiah while traveling on a shoestring budget through Bali?  Looking for the cheapest per night price possible? We have all been there, and there is no better place to both save money and have the time of your life than at Beachbums! This backpackers hostel has two outdoor terraces, a lounge, and even a fully equipped kitchen!

After spending the morning learning how to surf at one of Beachbums surfboarding classes, explore Canggu’s nightlife! Beachbums is a hostel located in the heart of Canggu, meaning all the best bars, restaurants, and clubs are just a short walk away. Ask the friendly staff for insider picks.


Best Hostel for Couples in Canggu – Clandestino

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Clandestino is an awesome hostel in Bali for couples looking to be apart of a hostel scene, while still having their own space.
  • $
  • 2 Bars
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cafe
  • Free Wifi

Even though you are a couple on a backpackers budget, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a romantic hostel to cozy up into. With both private and dorm rooms, Clandestino is so much more than just a fancy name. You and your special travel buddy can swim up to the poolside bar for a drink or flirt at the tiki bar for a little added atmosphere.

If you thought the hostel was great, what until you see the scenery. Clandestino is set in a tropical Balinese garden, with lush palm trees and views of the surrounding rice fields.


Best One for Digital Nomads in Canggu – Draper House

Need to get some work done? Triibe Theory is the best hostel Canggu for people who work online.
  • $
  • Lounges
  • Start-up Events
  • Community Board
  • Free Wifi

Bali has made a name for itself as a hub for digital nomads and traveling entrepreneurs. While visiting Canggu, the Draper House (formerly Tribe Theory) will provide you with everything you need to get that next blog post or video up, while still enjoying all the beauty of Indonesia.

With startup events, a community board, lounges, and even a dedicated working space, Draper House goes above and beyond to make sure you can get your work done in peace. Ensuring you with a steady wifi connection & air conditioning, it won’t be long until you close that laptop and get back to exploring Canggu!


Best Hostel with a Private Room in Canggu – Terracotta Guesthouse

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Just want a peaceful nights rest? Check out the Terracotta Guesthouse.
  • $$
  • 2 Spacious Lounges
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Free Wifi

We all have those moments when we want to just lock ourselves up in a private dorm and finally get that good night’s sleep. At Terracotta Guesthouse, you spend just a couple extra rupiah to have that added comfort.

Even though you are going to be in a private room at a guesthouse, Terracotta still has the heart of a backpackers hostel. With an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs and 2 lounges around the guesthouse, it isn’t too hard to get out there and meet other travelers when the mood strikes you! Or, you can just abuse the Free Wifi and stream Netflix.


Psst! Heading to a hostel? Don’t forget to pack a padlock! It’s well worth having one so you can secure your locker and protect your stuff!

The Tipsy Gypsy

The Tipsy Gypsy best hostels in Canggu
Enjoy the chill vibes at the Tipsy Gypsy.
  • $
  • Surf Lessons
  • Bar
  • Scooter Rentals
  • Free Wifi

Some of those hostels out there are so incredibly massive that you will find it difficult to run into other travelers. The Tipsy Gypsy is a small intimate backpackers hostel which creates this cozy atmosphere that makes everyone who walks through the door feel like family – it’s a great place to stay.

Regardless if you are wanting to pick up a surfboard or just hit up the bar and enjoy the air conditioning, you are sure to make some of the best friends you ever had on your travels here! It’s also in a great location.


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The Escape Hostel

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Because: pod-style dorm beds!
  • $
  • Swimming Pool
  • Rooftop Cafe
  • Live Music
  • Air conditioning

This Canggu backpackers hostel is a great place to stay. It’s one of the few places in Bali that hooks up their guests with Japanese pod-style dorm beds. Each of The Escape Hostel’s bunks includes a privacy curtain and walls surrounding 80% of your bed. It is almost like you are in your very own private room!

Just because your dorm bed is secluded doesn’t mean you can party and chat up other backpackers. With a swimming pool and a rooftop cafe, there are tons of places to just kick back and relax. Oh, we almost forgot. The Escape Hostel also has music and DJs to get the party started every night!


Castaway Hostel

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Castaway Hostel is another one of the best cheap hostels in Canggu.
  • $$
  • Poolside Bar
  • Gardens
  • Free Wifi

Take a dive and swim your way over to the poolside bar for a nice cold Balinese beer. No, this isn’t a fantasy, this is Castaway Hostel! This backpackers hub will make even the cheapest traveler feel like a king as they are lounging next to the pool with palm trees overhead!

It’s not just the bar, pool, and free BBQ that makes Castaway a great youth hostel, but even when you are taking a night on the town just mention you are staying with Castaway and you will be hooked up with VIP seating in clubs, discounted drinks, and even free pizza! If you are not feeling pizza, check out some of the other best places to eat in Canggu.


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What to Pack for your Canggu Hostel

Here’s some gear our editors take hostelling.

Playing Cards1. Playing Cards: These waterproof cards are essential kit for every backpacker. Play by the pool, beach or at your hostel after a long day with travel buds, without your cards breaking or getting soaked. And once you pull out those cards, the chance that you’ll be the hero of the night is pretty high (no promises though).

Powerbank2. Power Bank: Everyone knows the mini heart attack when your phone is about to run out of power. Surviving long bus rides without charging stations can be agonizing, which is why every backpacker should have this Anker Power Bank. You can charge your phone up to 5 times, or plug in two devices simultaneously. With high-speed charging and enough power to keep you going for days, you can conquer even the biggest adventures without a problem.

Active Roots Water Bottle3. Active Roots Water Bottle: Sturdy and durable, the Active Roots water bottle survives the roughest adventures while keeping your drink cold or hot for at least 24 hours. Vacuum-sealed and made from stainless steel, the bottle can fit 25oz, which is plenty to keep you hydrated. Super cool bonus: the bottle isn’t just super useful, it helps to reduce the single-use plastic waste –  save the planet by filling up your bottle.

best toiletry bag for one bag travel4. Active Roots Toiletry Bag: Keep your bath-and-beauty items organized and in the right place with this water-resistant bag. With large compartments, mesh and enclosed clear sections, you can fit everything you might need inside. Hang it up or let it stand on its own – this bag is a must-have for dorm-lifers.

Travel Pillow5. TRTL Travel Pillow: Get rid of the red eyes and yawning with this TRTL travel pillow. It’s not just a normal neck pillow (I mean, look at it!), the ergonomic design gives your neck and head so much comfortable support that you’ll actually be able to have some decent rest.  Super easy to carry and clean, it takes up so little space compared to a traditional travel pillow.

Noise Cancelling Earbuds6. Noise-Cancelling Earbuds: You’ll have some pretty sorry roommates – it happens from time to time. These noise-canceling earbuds help mitigate the damage. The comfortable and ergonomic design won’t hurt your ears while sleeping no matter how long you keep them in. Increase the quality of your sleep by listening to some relaxing music at night or just enjoy the silence.


While in Canggu, you have so many ways to take in the beach culture of Bali. From being hooked up to the wifi to partying on the best beach in Canggu, depending on how you like to travel, Canggu has a hostel for you!

If you are looking to cover all the bases while exploring Canggu, we have the perfect hostel for you. The Farm Hostel is sure to leave you with that ideal Bali experience and is our pick for the top hostels in Canggu Indonesia with it’s great location.

No matter if you want to be nursihng that beer or whizzing around on the back of a motorbike, these Canggu hostels are the start to the perfect adventure!

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Welcome to my list of the best hostels in Canggu! Written by backpackers, this is your insider guide to finding your own paradise in Canggu.