The two areas to stay in Padang Bai are very close to one another: on Jalan Silayukti to the far east of the ferry terminal in front of the beach, and in the laneways behind Jalan Segara immediately to the east of the ferry terminal. The more expensive options are on Jalan Silayukti
OK Divers Resort & Spa is better than okay and not just for divers. An excellent midrange choice, the resort has a relaxed beachy feel, in a super polished way. The hotel sits behind their beachfront restaurant and dive operation, but only the more expensive rooms have sea views. An L-shaped triple-storey block borders a large organic-shaped pool, complete with a palm tree-filled mini... Read our full review of OK Divers Resort & Spa.
This friendly, funky beachfront hostel has hands-down the best dorm in Padang Bai. Housed in what looks like a converted shopfront, a honeycombed bamboo screen hides the mixed dorm with ten solid cement bunks — these aren’t going to wobble in the middle of the night. Don’t worry, you won’t be sleeping on a morgue-like stone slab, as beds have comfy thick mattresses and crisp, clean... Read our full review of Fat Barracuda.
Up a steep hill on the western side of the village, Lemon House offers sweeping views of Padang Bai town and bay. This clean and very friendly guesthouse has a few room options. Comfy and breezy. The best rooms have great views, with direct access to a long balcony that stretches the length of the guesthouse. They are bright and light filled, have both air-con and a ceiling fan, king-sized... Read our full review of Lemon House.
Beji Bay Resort offers smart and comfortable midrange rooms set back from the beach at the quieter far eastern end of Padang Bai. Expansive grounds include a lovely garden and great pool area. Two double-storey cement blocks, one behind the other, are tastefully covered with a dark volcanic rock finish. Contrasting whitewashed doors look smart and modern. Large and clean air-con rooms are... Read our full review of Beji Bay Resort.
Encircling the hilltop at the far eastern end of Padang Bai, Bloo Lagoon Village is a serene, laidback resort with expansive views of the surrounding bays. Now that is a bay. The stylish thatch and stone rooms have either one, two and three bedrooms along with living and dining areas, and a fully equipped kitchen — great for families or a group of friends. Pushing a low impact and... Read our full review of Bloo Lagoon.
Beachfront Padang Bai Beach Inn has superb sea views from the four front-facing rooms comprising this small family-run hotel above a restaurant. These are great value, as other hotels along the strip offer the same view for a much higher rate. Neat tiled rooms have air-con, but are otherwise basic, smallish and nondescript — a picture in sandy beige — but really, it’s all about the... Read our full review of Padang Bai Beach Inn.
Rooms at family-run Pondok Wisata Serangan 1 open onto a spacious outdoor terrace with beach views beyond the trees and rooftops. This small and friendly homestay is very much old-school Bali, with basic but clean and simple rooms upstairs above the family’s shop. Rooms have ceiling fans, and are light and airy, with plenty of windows — some glassless with wooden shutters, which may cut... Read our full review of Pondok Wisata Serangan Homestay 1.
Tirta Yoga Inn offers clean and simple double-storey fan-cooled and air-con rooms in a delightful family compound filled with tropical flowers. Rooms are a little surprising when you first enter. The ground floor serves merely as an entrance hall. An internal wooden staircase leads up to the bedroom with a lockable wardrobe under the stairs. A cold-water bathroom tiled in an earthy sandstone... Read our full review of Tirta Yoga Inn.
Beachfront Topi Inn has a distinct beach shack vibe — it’s a very relaxed, yet very basic, friendly backpacker pick. The three-storey eco-friendly bamboo building provides simple rooms above a busy restaurant. We’re guessing that the A-framed structure gives Topi Inn its name, as it resembles a farmer’s pointy bamboo hat (topi in Indonesian). Relaxed and friendly. A range of sleeping... Read our full review of Topi Inn.
Located down a lane at the back of the village, Celagi Inn offers basic fan-cooled rooms in a large double-storey cement block and is fine for an overnight stay. Light-filled, good-sized rooms have glass french doors which open onto a small private balcony. Second floor superior rooms are a better deal as they have a bit of a view — some over the cemetery — and come with a hot-water... Read our full review of Celagi Inn.
This smart flashpacker has colourful well appointed air-con rooms, however we felt they are slightly claustrophobic. There are no views, but they do have plenty of light — glass doors open to a small brightly painted private courtyard with high walls. Rooms are a little narrow, most of the width taken up with the queen-sized beds which have good mattresses, clean white linen and quality... Read our full review of Zen Inn .