Bali has a range of lodging from 5 star resorts to basic homestays and hostels. They range from $10 USD to $500 USD (and beyond that most likely). We were in Bali during the low season (March-October), and averaged $25 USD per night for our room with 3 of the nights at a nice resort. All of our rooms had air conditioning and internet. Although, the internet was doggy in some places.
The best online resource we used for rooms and villas was a combination of Agoda.com and Airbnb. During the slower season, you could also book as you go, by going and seeing the room and negotiating the price with the owner or manager. In the busy months of July and August expect price increases and book ahead.
We visited Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud, Amed, Lovina, Sanur, and Nusa Lembongon. We mostly stayed at inexpensive resorts that all had a pool, great staff, air conditioning, and a clean room (~$20 USD per night). In Sanur, we splurged for my birthday and stayed at Segara Village Hotel for three nights at $100 USD per night. The place was really nice and had everything from restaurants, beach side dining, beach loungers, a couple of nice pools, swim up bar, pool table, etc… You could just stay at the resort and never leave. But it will cost you. The drinks and food are at higher prices and we may have gotten in trouble for bringing beer to the pool. Opps. But it’s nice to indulge sometimes and a good option if you’re into a resort vacation.
In Seminyak, we shared a villa with a friend and split the costs which is a great option to save money. Villas are numerus and beautiful on Bali. They are great because they usually have a kitchen and a private or semi-private pool. The kitchen allows you to make some meals and save some bucks that way.
This is the least expensive option in Bali. We stayed in a nice air conditioned homestay room on Nusa Lembongan for $16 USD per night. It had a great pool overlooking the water. The room was clean and the people were sweet. We did need to keep our bathroom door shut to keep bugs out and the water pressure was low in the shower. But we were on an island so expected that. Hostels run between $5-$15 USD per person. Some have air conditioning and hot water, and some will not.
How do you plan your Bali vacation? Check out the Bali 14 Day Itinerary
What are the Bali highlights? Check out the 10 best things to do in and around Bali
How do you travel in Bali? Check out the Getting to, from, and around Bali
Where do you stay in Bali? Check out Lodging in Bali
Where do you eat in Bali? Check out Food in Bali