There is very little to choose from in the accommodation front on Nusa Penida.
Accommodation offerings on rugged, out-of-the-way Nusa Penida are slim, and mostly focused around the main beach of Toyo Pakeh and in Sampalan, which is also home to the main market on the island. Here’s a rundown of where you can stay at the moment — expect things to change here quickly now though, with the announcement of a five-star operation setting up shop within three years. As long as... Read our full review of Where to stay on Nusa Penida.
The friendly staff at Ring Sameton told us they opened in December 2011, but the grounds and rooms remain so pristine it feels like they opened last week. Twelve air-con concrete rooms are built in a motel-style U shape around a small garden. Amenities include flat-screen TV, hot water, a functional desk and chair plus soft double or twin beds. There's WiFi for guests but in the restaurant a sign... Read our full review of Ring Sameton Inn.
Apparently run by a Czech couple who were absent when we visited, Mutiara Nusa has Indonesian staff who are friendly and obliging. Rooms are simple but very clean Balinese-style cottages with spotless bathrooms and soft beds. They look onto a small courtyard where there is a restaurant and common area. The location is very convenient to the pier (a 10-minute walk) but it is a little difficult to... Read our full review of Mutiara Nusa.
Down a laneway to the water at the western outskirts of Sampalan, Nusa Penida Guesthouse has a clean Balinese style building in a compact garden compound. The rooms are of a good size with private bathrooms and there is a sala in the garden to relax in. There's also a warung across the laneway and, rather oddly, a message centre between the guesthouse and the water, so if Nusa Penida ever does... Read our full review of Nusa Penida Guesthouse.
This is primarily a volunteer project with the accommodation meant for volunteers, but if they can fit you in, they will — and perhaps you'll decide to volunteer! Lodgings come in three main flavours: a larger free-standing room near the road, a bamboo dormitory and a bamboo stilted house at the rear. There's also a common area, cooking facilities, free water and a growing supply of information... Read our full review of FNPF Visitor Centre and Guest House.