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The Island Hotel Bali

Sociable hostel with a pool

Jalan Padma Utara, 18 Gang Abdi, Legian T: (0361) 762 722 F: (0361) 762 722

The Island Hotel Bali

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Hidden behind a corner cafe in the maze of Legian’s quieter back lanes, The Island Hotel Bali is a small, smart and friendly boutique-style hostel offering a mix of dorms and private rooms around a chilled garden-set pool.

The all white air-con 12-bed mixed dorm is in a single-storey block opening to the pool and sports oversized purpose-built metal bunk beds in a configuration of four with a privacy panel separating the adjoining bunks and curtained partitions around each cluster, hospital-like, yet you won’t feel like you’re in ER here. Bunks are equipped with individual lighting and power sockets, bouncy mattresses and white linen. White wicker baskets under the beds provide storage and spacious lockable lockers will keep your valuables safe. A bamboo mat on the tiled floor and wooden table and chairs offer a tropical-style hotel-room feeling to the spacious dorm.

Pre-cleaned dorm.

Pre-cleaned dorm. Photo: Sally Arnold

Share hot-water bathrooms are mix-gendered with separate shower and toilet cubicles, finished with sandstone coloured tiles and carved boulder sinks, a little grimy at the edges but they were in the process of cleaning when we dropped by.

Four-bed dorms and private rooms with ensuites continue the all-white theme and take up a double-storey L-shaped block opposite, although the four-bed dorm was under renovation when we visited. Private rooms are smallish, yet light-filled and fairly austere but have a small TV and DVD player. Twin rooms are outfitted with bunkbeds rather than two singles, however arranged in an L-shape instead of directly above each other. If booking a private double, it’s worth the extra couple of dollars for the deluxe for a little more space and a lovely view over the pool.

We love a good reading lamp. Here there are two!

We love a good reading lamp. Here there are two! Photo: Sally Arnold

Communal areas are conducive to commune and meet other travellers, with an open bale poolside and a rooftop barbecue area. Friendly staff mentioned that they put on occasional barbecue nights too. The pool is small, more plunge than lap, but no doubt refreshing on a sultry afternoon. Shady decked surrounds offer beanbags and sun lounges.

Breakfast is included at the street-front cafe, which is a very sociable spot for a woodfire pizza or a few beers too (however not for breakfast).

The dining area.

The dining area. Photo: Sally Arnold

The Island Hotel Bali is a good 15-minute walk to the beach and the somewhat out-of-the-way narrow lane may make some guests uncomfortable to walk alone at night, but solo travellers have plenty of opportunities to make new friends. Although we think the private rooms here are a little pricey (see online for better deals), The Island Hotel Bali is a decent pick if you’re after a social, comfortable flashpacker spot in Legian.

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Walk-in rates at The Island Hotel Bali

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm air-con
150,000 rupiah
150,000 rupiah
12-bed mixed dorm. Four-bed mixed dorm 180,000 rupiah.
Dbl air-con private bathroom
400,000 rupiah
400,000 rupiah
Deluxe double room
450,000 rupiah
450,000 rupiah
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 150,000 rupiah, high season 150,000 rupiah. Notes: 12-bed mixed dorm. Four-bed mixed dorm 180,000 rupiah.
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 400,000 rupiah, high season 400,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 450,000 rupiah, high season 450,000 rupiah. Notes:

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Where is The Island Hotel Bali

The Island Hotel Bali
Jalan Padma Utara, 18 Gang Abdi, Legian
T: (0361) 762 722 F: (0361) 762 722
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º10'9.31" E, 8º42'7.97" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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