Photo: Padang Bai scenes.


Padang Bai

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

Hotel Puri Rai
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Silayukti 7x
T: (0363) 41 385

Guests of Hotel Puri Rai are greeted with large rooms, some with four-poster beds and air-con, and all with fridge, TV and plenty of wooden decor. In addition to the tasteful appointments, some rooms contain one or two verandas overlooking the pool area. The pool area is set among lush gardens and contains three stunning swimming pools around which you can laze the days away. These rooms are set... Read our full review of Hotel Puri Rai.

Pondok Wisata Tirta Yoga Inn
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Gang Tongkol, (off Jalan Silayukti)
T: (081) 236 514 350

Bookings at this homestay are recommended as it is one of the best value options in Padang Bai, if not the best (even though it lacks hot water). Rooms are entered on the ground floor where a clean and functional cold water bathroom is located. Climbing the internal solid wood stairs, you arrive at a large bedroom containing a quality mattress and fan or air-con. A door from the bedroom leads to... Read our full review of Pondok Wisata Tirta Yoga Inn.

Bloo Lagoon
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jalan Silayukti
T: (0363) 41 211

Perched atop the hill at the northern end of Padang Bai sits the Bloo Lagoon, an international village that is associated with the T House concept outside Ubud. Pushing a low impact and environmental ethos, the resort attracts a mixed clientele from Euro package groups to local expats off for a weekend (expats: be sure to ask after a KITAS discount!). The rooms are large and clean, stylishly... Read our full review of Bloo Lagoon.

Padang Bai Beach Bungalow Resort
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jl. Silayukti
T: (0363) 42 088

Competing directly with its neighbour the Puri Rai, this hotel provides many similar facilities such as large rooms with wooden furnishings, air-con, fridge and TV but also sports an outdoor bathroom featuring stone floor and lots of space to splash about. The hotel also has a swimming pool near the roadway which is used by practising divers — not an ideal spot for a relaxing poolside... Read our full review of Padang Bai Beach Bungalow Resort.

Pondok Wisata Dharma
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Gang Tongkol No.6, (off Jl. Silayukti)
T: (0363) 41 394

Along a laneway with a number of other family-run spots, Pondok Wisata Dharma is set over three storeys and provides a range of room choices, including twin or double rooms with cold water or hot water and fan or air-con. The rooms are quite generic in nature with clean, tiled walls and floors throughout, mattresses that are not too thin and bathrooms that are little on the dingy side. On the... Read our full review of Pondok Wisata Dharma.

Pondok Wisata Parta
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Gang Tongkol III No.7, (off Jl. Silayukti)
T: (0363) 41 475

This family-run inn has a range of rooms to suit different budgets. Tucked away down a gang off the main road, Parta Inn has a more homely feel than those establishments nearest the beach. The cheaper rooms are a little dark, with dated furniture, cold water and fan. The more expensive rooms are located on the top floor and are infinitely better: large, bright and sunny, they have views of the... Read our full review of Pondok Wisata Parta.

Pondok Wisata Serangan Homestay 1
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jl. Segara

This small family-owned homestay has four upstairs rooms that face a relaxed open-air communal area. The rooms are of a similar standard to many others in Padang Bai and offer cold water shower and ceiling fan. The beds are soft, the linen clean and floors tiled, which makes for a more comfortable stay than offered at some of Serangan Homestay 1's neighbours. The common area is a pleasant spot to... Read our full review of Pondok Wisata Serangan Homestay 1.

Topi Inn
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Silayukti 99
T: (0363) 41 424

Dutch owned and operated Topi Inn has a distinct beach shack feel about it with bamboo and wood used for nearly the entire structure. The rooms are very basic without self-contained bathroom but are comfortable containing beds with mosquito nets, pedestal fans and paper-thin walls. The dorm room is simply a row of mattresses spread out on the top floor above the cafe and is more reminiscent of... Read our full review of Topi Inn.

Kembar Inn
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Segara 6
T: (0363) 41 364

Kembar Inn is popular because of its central location, but it fails to deliver the quality of its peers. Rooms are tiled throughout with very little furniture, the bathrooms are clean but slightly dank, and the location susceptible to traffic noise. Cheaper rooms have cold water and fan, mid-range rooms have hot water and fridge and the most expensive rooms have air-con, hot water and fridge. All... Read our full review of Kembar Inn.

Padang Bai Beach Homestay
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Silayukti
T: (0363) 41 044

The two styles of rooms in this hotel differ vastly in terms of age and quality of furnishings. The cheaper rooms have a ceiling fan, cold water and a balcony with bamboo furniture overlooking the peaceful pool area. The more expensive rooms are very large, modern and tiled throughout and also contain air-con, hot water and balconies overlooking the pool. Breakfast is included with both room... Read our full review of Padang Bai Beach Homestay.

Made Homestay
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Silayukti
T: (0363) 41 441

This cheap and cheerful option set in a family compound has four upstairs rooms containing double bed, ceiling fan, cold water and Western toilet. The walls and floor are completely tiled giving a sense of cleanliness and keeping temperatures down during the night. The rooms are on the second floor in front of a concrete roof and are therefore not very well sound-proofed, meaning that the... Read our full review of Made Homestay.

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