Canggu Stay

Canggu Stay

Charming and cosy

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For the some of the most charming and cosy budget rooms in Canggu, look no further than Canggu Stay.

Travelfish says:

It’s pretty much room only—the sole facility is a share kitchen, there’s no garden, no pool, and no frills, but this is far from primitive. For a single traveller on a budget not into the hostel scene this is the best deal in town, although you’ll probably have to hang out at cafe’s and bars to meet others as there are only three rooms here—a single, a double, and a family room with a double bed and a double bunk.

No chance of rolling out of bed. : Sally Arnold.
No chance of rolling out of bed. Photo: Sally Arnold

Canggu Stay sits behind Canggu Day Spa on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, with the same owners—handy for a massage. The small single block faces the neighbouring homestay’s expanse of grassy green lawn and rooms open to a semi-enclosed veranda with the kitchen and a lockable gate at one end.

Interiors are smallish, but not tiny and the decor is delightfully fresh with a patchwork of colourful traditional cement tiles and whitewashed furniture. Bright feature walls and colourful bed covers in some rooms add to the style. Ceiling fans in some, and standard fans in others keep the rooms cool and you can open windows for some bug-free fresh air as all are covered with mozzie screens.

Bright colours at Canggu Stay. : Sally Arnold.
Bright colours at Canggu Stay. Photo: Sally Arnold

The family room adds air-con, but still with a fan and screens. All are furnished with simple storage plus a chair and some add a small desk. Tiny hot-water ensuite bathrooms are clean and colourful—the tiles get even more patterned here. Washbasins provide no bench space, but a metal rack will hold your bits and bobs. Seating on the small terrace offers a spot to watch the grass grow, and the kitchen is equipped with a dining table and chairs as well as a large fridge, stove and drinking water dispenser.

Bikes and motorbikes can be hired nearby, which will cut the half-hour walk to the beach to minutes. We love the style at Canggu Stay and think it’s a comfortable option if you’re going to be out surfing or cafe-hopping all day. Note that Canggu Stay have a minimum booking of two nights and a 50,000 rupiah refundable key deposit is required. If you plan to stay a week or more, they’ll need a copy of your passport and 22,000 rupiah extra for police registration.

You'll get to know your neighbours. : Sally Arnold.
You'll get to know your neighbours. Photo: Sally Arnold

For a similar aesthetic, more sociable atmosphere and a truckload more cash, The Chillhouse one kilometre up the road, may be on your radar or some stylish midrange options include Papaya Guesthouse and Roemah Peranakan. A quirky but cosy budget option is Nudle Room behind their cafe on Jalan Raya Canggu where you sleep in a private air-con bamboo hut, but you’ll have to share a bathroom.

Contact details for Canggu Stay

Address: 8B Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong
T: (0878) 6031 6413;  
Email: shirley@shirleybowman.com.au
Web: http://www.canggustay.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º8'29.32" E, 8º38'42.94" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Sgl fan private bathroom 180,000 rupiah 180,000 rupiah
Dbl fan private bathroom 250,000 rupiah 250,000 rupiah
Family room
With air-con
320,000 rupiah 320,000 rupiah

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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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