Accommodation in Canggu is mainly comprised of private luxury villas for rent and a handful of comfortable hotels. Guesthouses are few and far between. Be sure to check on transport arrangements as you'll need wheels to get anywhere from here.
This little five-room affair is a real gem of a find on Jalan Pantai Berawa, a 10-minute walk from Berawa beach. Friendly Dewi looks after the very well-sized and immaculately clean air-con rooms which are available in a two-storey front building and in a separate duplex block out back. Facilities include TV, well-stocked minibar, shared kitchenette and free WiFi. The only thing missing from here... Read our full review of Puri Rama Homestay.
If you're into yoga and Desa Seni falls within your budget, look no further for a place to stay in Bali. This beautiful, small resort is a collection of antique houses transported here from around the archipelago, set in carefully maintained, spacious gardens. The food has an organic, fresh and vegetarian focus, the open-air yoga studio is simple but beautiful, and the staff are friendly. The... Read our full review of Desa Seni.
Ecosfera has the most oddly placed TV arrangement we've seen in a hotel. In both the standard (small flatscreen randomly attached to wall) and the deluxe (large flatscreen attached to wall in position that can't be comfortably viewed from bed or sofa) rooms, one can only assume that the installation agent either doesn't watch TV or thought these were actually electronic art. TVs aside, rooms are... Read our full review of Ecosfera.
This hotel is expensive, but not opulent, extravagant, but not over the top. The first thing you notice when you enter the grand foyer is an impressive statue of Garuda keeping watch over the guests lounging on the communal lounges. Further inside Tugu Bali, everything screams theme-park-like extravagance with such insanity as an authentic 1920s warung for you to dine in. Owned by an avid antique... Read our full review of Hotel Tugu Bali.
The Chillhouse presents itself as a surf retreat providing an all-in-one service for those on a surfing holiday and it does this better than everyone else. Oddly priced in Euros, the focus is on longer stay packages and included in the room price is breakfast, dinner and unlimited water plus the option to add on daily surfing activities for a supplementary cost. It allows those with no time or... Read our full review of The Chillhouse.
While the Alila Soori isn’t going to be on any Bali budget place to stay shortlist, it certainly makes our Bali fantasy wishlist. Nestled into Bali’s southwest coast, well away from the hectic tourist bustle of the south, its minimalist style and beachside locale make it a great retreat for those looking for barefoot luxury.Bali in a nutshell.The hotel is well-signposted along the main Canggu... Read our full review of Alila Soori.
For those wanting to stay away from villa accommodation, this bizarrely located homestay is a good option. Four rooms are set back behind a newly constructed convenience store on the road to Echo beach. Construction is from solid coconut wood giving a sleek, sturdy feel to the rooms. The big soft beds, TV with local channels and air-con give a more modern and higher quality feel than many cheaper... Read our full review of Canggu Mart Homestay.
Echoland is a bit of an odd set-up, wedged into the back corner of a clustered development that was obviously paddy a year or so ago. The three-storey venture has fan rooms on the ground floor, air-con a floor up and a restaurant up top. The rooms, even the deluxe ones, are very compact affairs and the windowless room we were shown first wasn't too much to get excited about. The hotel surrounds... Read our full review of Echoland.
The Japanese are known for their minimalist styling and perhaps the Balinese owner of this place decided to name the place Jepun Bali Homestay so he didn't have to buy any furniture — because there is not one scrap of it in this place besides a big bed. Nothing. Not even a lousy bedside table or a towel rack. Despite this, because the rooms were built in mid-2010 they still have a new feel to... Read our full review of Jepun Bali Homestay.
Berawa Beach doesn't have a lot of accommodation nearby, but what it does have is right on the beach and is of a high standard. The well-cleaned and maintained property boasts a large swimming pool, impressive rooms with air-con, four-poster beds, modern bathrooms with hot water and some with balconies overlooking the pool area. It's fortunate that the pool is a good one because the ocean is too... Read our full review of Legong Keraton Beach Hotel.
Located right at the surf beach of Pantai Pererenan, Pondok Wisata Nyoman provides four very basic dark but clean rooms in a quiet (aside from the crunching surf out front) environment. There’s no furniture to speak of except the bed, and the cold water bathroom is a little mossy. The owner seems to sleep during the day, so don't expect a rousing reception when you check in. In this area, value... Read our full review of Pondok Wisata Nyoman.
If location close to the beach isn’t important to you during your trip to Bali, and you’d like a house but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to a villa, the relatively new United Colors of Bali in Canggu makes for a top value choice of place to stay, offering cute two-bedroom houses surrounding a pool set in a quickly-growing garden.Meet the colours of Bali.The hotel is in Canggu but is set... Read our full review of United Colors of Bali.
The activities menu at Villa Serenity reads like a one-stop shop for just about every type of alternative workshop imaginable. But there's a lot more to this place: the resort is in two main sections — a yoga barn above the reception houses their budget single rooms (with shared facilities) while out back there are a bunch of bungalows and villas on offer. The budget rooms are small, with... Read our full review of Villa Serenity.