Photo: The cliffs of Penida.


Nusa Penida

There is very little to choose from in the accommodation front on Nusa Penida.

Ring Sameton Inn
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Sampalan, Toyapakeh
T: (0361) 785 3464

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.

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Mutiara Nusa
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Toyo Pakeh
T: (0821) 4479 8660

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.

Namaste Bungalows
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Sakti, Nusa Penida
T: (0813) 3727 1615

Namaste Bungalows offers a clutch of modern lumbung-style rooms and the island's first swimming pool. It's located a 30-minute walk from Crystal Bay and a 10-minute drive from Toya Pakeh. The freestanding rooms run in two rows down from the road, with a small swimming pool to one side and a restaurant and shop to the other. The set-up has been around for a few years now, though the bungalows... Read our full review of Namaste Bungalows.

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Nusa Penida Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp

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.

FNPF Visitor Centre and Guest House
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Ped village
T: (0361) 977 978

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.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Nusa Penida? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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