Wondering Where to Stay in Canggu? [August 2019!]

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Canggu is a resort town located on the southern coast of the island of Bali, in Indonesia. It lies just north of the busy cities of Seminyak and Kuta and offers a more laid-back and relaxed environment.

However, as tourism is still developing in the area, it can be difficult to find an appropriate place to stay in Canggu.

This is exactly why we have created this guide! Choosing a place to stay in Canggu should be a fun and relaxing experience while looking forward to your holiday.

Our seasoned team of travel experts has put together a comprehensive list of hotels in Canggu to take the headache away.

After reading this guide, YOU will be the expert on where to stay in Canggu and will be able to fully enjoy your holiday planning.

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Let’s take a look at the best places to stay in Canggu.

Table of Contents

Quick Tips – Where to Stay in Canggu

  • Where to stay in Canggu your first time – Batu Bolong
  • Where to stay in Canggu on a budget – Babakan
  • Best area to stay in Canggu for nightlife – Echo Beach
  • Coolest place to stay in Canggu – Berawa
  • Best neighbourhood in Canggu for families – Pererenan

Where to Stay in Canggu

Looking for a specific place to stay? These are our highest recommendations for places to stay in Canggu.

Best Budget Hotel in Canggu – A7 Guesthouse

A7 Guesthouse

A7 Guesthouse is the best budget hotel in Canggu

A7 guest-house offers private rooms with a private bathroom, air conditioning, a terrace and a kitchen area.

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a wellness centre, a restaurant and a bar. A good breakfast is served to guests every morning and a shuttle to the airport is available on request.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Canggu – The Haven Suites Bali Berawa

The Haven Suites Bali Berawa

The Haven Suites Bali Berawa is the best mid-range hotel in Canggu

The Haven Suites Bali Berawa is a beachfront hotel in Canggu. It offers comfortable rooms featuring air conditioning, a private bathroom with a bathtub and a terrace.

Haven Suites rooms either have a garden or a pool view. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool as well as a kids pool.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Canggu – COMO Uma Canggu

COMO Uma Canggu

COMO Uma Canggu is the best luxury hotel in Canggu

COMO Uma Canggu offers luxury accommodation in Canggu. The luxurious rooms are fitted with a spacious private bathroom, air conditioning, a flat screen TV and soundproofing.

The hotel features two outdoor swimming pools and a fully equipped fitness centre. A buffet breakfast is served every morning.

 

Canggu's Neighbourhoods Guide

Canggu is a city located on the southern coast of Bali in Indonesia. It is located around 10 kilometres north of the resort town of Seminyak, known for its upscale hotels and restaurants.

Offering a more laid-back and relaxed environment than other Indonesian cities, Canggu suits visitors who are looking for a refreshing beach holiday in paradise.

Canggu has not been a hot spot on the Bali map for very long, and the hotel offer is rapidly expanding.

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Digital nomads are also more and more attracted to Canggu, as they are looking to get away from the bustle of other popular beach towns like Kuta.

Today, Canggu is becoming an important surfing spot on the island, as it is one of the only strips allowing for longboard surfing. Families will appreciate the numerous activities offered on site as well as the quieter environment.

Canggu has three main beaches: Echo Beach, Berawa and Batu Bolong. All three act as neighbourhoods stretching over a 5-kilometre band going back inland. Tucked away is the neighbourhood of Pererenan, offering an even quieter environment.

Batu Bolong is the most popular of the three, offering good waves, nice cafés and a beautiful beach. Visitors can mingle with expats and locals alike in Batu Bolong.

Berawa Beach is a little bit quieter and people mostly come here to relax on the volcanic sand beach. Dominating the area is Finn’s Beach Club, a popular hangout place where you can rent day beds and laze the day away around the swimming pool.

Canggu’s 5 Best Neighbourhoods to Stay in

Canggu

Canggu is a diverse and relaxed city, and you’ll need this complete guide to find yourself the perfect place to stay!

Canggu has several neighbourhood each attracting visitors in a different way. Let’s take a closer look together.

Neighborhood #1 - Batu Bolong

(Where to stay in Canggu for your first time)

Batu Bolong, Canggu

Batu Bolong is our pick for where to stay in Canggu for your first time

Batu Bolong is the most popular beach in Canggu and stretches out inland for around 5 kilometres. Boasting grey volcanic sand, Batu Bolong is a great area to spend a relaxing day at the beach.

The most active of us will enjoy taking a surf lesson at the beach and learning how to properly catch a wave (and stand on the board!).

Mellow waves make Batu Bolong a perfect spot for first-timers who want to learn how to surf. It is also suitable for longboards.

For lunch, you will have the choice between the many restaurants lining Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, the main street in the neighbourhood. An array of cuisines is available, from local delicacies to international specialities.

During the weekends, several markets pop up. There, you will be able to buy everything from food to handmade jewellery to vintage clothing.

The Weekend Bazar at Lova Anchor even boasts music mixed by local DJs for you to enjoy while you shop around.

Night owls will enjoy a good night out in Old Man’s, the neighbourhood’s most appreciated bar in Batu Bolong. On Wednesdays, the bar offers great deals on drinks along with beer pong competitions. You are sure to have fun!

Things to see and do in Batu Bolong

  • Get some amazing food along Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong
  • Shop around at the Weekend Bazar
  • Get a tattoo on Taco and Tattuesday at the Deus Temple
  • Dance the night away at Old Man’s
  • Learn to catch a wave and surf

Where to Stay in Batu Bolong

Best Budget Hotel in Batu Bolong – Ecosfera Hotel

Ecosfera Hotel

Ecosfera Hotel is the best budget hotel in Batu Bolong

Ecosfera Hotel is a great option for where to stay in Batu Bolong on a budget. The rooms feature air conditioning, a private bathroom and outdoor furniture.

The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and yoga lessons. The in-house restaurant serves healthy and vegetarian local dishes.

 

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Best Mid-Range Hotel in Batu Bolong – Aston Canggu Beach Resort

Aston Canggu Beach Resort

Aston Canggu Beach Resort is the best mid-range hotel in Batu Bolong

Aston Canggu Beach Resort is a beautiful beachfront hotel offering rooms featuring a private bathroom, air conditioning, a terrace and a tea and coffee maker.

The resort offers an outdoor swimming pool facing the sea as well as a bar and a restaurant with panoramic views. A WiFi connection is available for free in the resort.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Batu Bolong – Hotel Tugu Bali

Hotel Tugu Bali

Hotel Tugu Bali is the best luxury hotel in Batu Bolong

Hotel Tugu Bali offers luxury accommodation in traditional Balinese style.

The hotel is filled with authentic antiques and features rooms with private swimming pools, a private bathroom, air conditioning and terrace.

The hotel’s restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating options and serves international food.

 

Neighborhood #2 - Babakan

(Where to stay in Canggu on a budget)

Babakan, Canggu

Babakan is our pick for where to stay in Canggu on a budget. Photo credits: Seven Stones Indonesia

The Babakan neighbourhood is located further away from the beach, past Jalan Raya Canggu. The atmosphere is much quieter here than on the beachfront, and the powerful waves have been replaced with lush rice fields and mountains.

Compared to the rest of the city, Babakan is more residential, and you will feel less like a tourist around here.

Digital nomads staying long term, and locals make up the majority of the population in the neighbourhood of Babakan.

You will enjoy getting away from the beach activities and taking a walk around the rice paddies.

In certain areas of Babakan, it is also possible to access the rice paddies with a motorbike, but be careful not to get stuck in the mud! We recommend it for experienced drivers only.

Babakan is also a great place to fully appreciate the stunning landscape surrounding Canggu, with volcanic mountains standing tall in the background.

After a long day exploring, find a local spa and indulge in a traditional Balinese massage, or a foot massage.

Things to See and Do in Babakan

  • Walk or cycle around the rice paddies
  • Take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains
  • Enjoy a relaxing massage in one of the neighbourhood’s local spas

Where to Stay in Babakan

Best Budget Hotel in Babakan – Riyuri Guest House

Riyuri Guest House

Riyuri Guest House is the best budget hotel in Babakan

Riyuri Guest House is our top pick for where to stay in Babakan on a budget. The rooms are comfortable and feature a private bathroom and a seating area.

Riyuri guests can also relax at the shared lounge or have a drink at the bar. As the neighbourhood is popular for cycling, a bike hire service is offered at the hotel.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Babakan – Maylie Bali Villa

Maylie Bali Villa

Maylie Bali Villa is the best mid-range hotel in Babakan

Maylie Bali Villa offers private bungalows nestled in lush greenery. Each individual bungalow features air conditioning, a private outdoor bathroom, a patio, soundproofing and a free WiFi connection.

The hotel also has a beautiful garden and an outdoor swimming pool. A good continental breakfast is served every morning.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Babakan – The Junno Boutique Villa by Nagisa Bali

The Junno Boutique Villa by Nagisa Bali

The Junno Boutique Villa by Nagisa Bali is the best luxury hotel in Babakan

The Junno Boutique Villa offers luxury accommodation tucked away in the Babakan neighbourhood of Canggu.

The villa can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably and features a private swimming pool. The rooms are decorated in traditional Balinese style and a free WiFi connection is provided.

 

Neighborhood #3 - Echo Beach

(Best area to stay in Canggu for nightlife)

Echo Beach, Canggu

Echo Beach is our pick for best area to stay in Canggu for nightlife. Photo credits: www.echobeachclub.com

Echo Beach is one of the most popular areas to stay in Canggu. It takes up part of the beach stretching across Canggu and extends for around 5 kilometres inland.

Due to its near-perfect break, Echo Beach has become one of the most popular surfing spots in Bali.

Echo Beach is suitable for beginners and experienced surfers, even though beginners might find it difficult to paddle away to catch the waves properly.

Many surfing schools can be found in Echo Beach though, so if you need the help of an experienced teacher you will be spoiled with choice!

Kids will enjoy spending the day at Splash Water Park, where you will find giant water slides suitable for the whole family.

Echo Beach’s local name is Pantai Batu Mejan, which refers to the centuries-old Hindu temple still standing on the beach today. Make sure to go out there to visit it!

In the evening when the sun goes down, diners flock to the beach clubs and restaurants to enjoy some local and international food while looking at the sunset and the last surfers catching a wave.

Later at night, those who like to party can stay out for drinks with friends in a relaxed environment.

Things to See and Do in Echo Beach

  • Surf on one of the best breaks in Bali
  • Spend the day splashing away at Splash Water Park
  • Visit the Pura Batu Mejan, a beautiful temple on the beach
  • Enjoy some drinks with friends in one of the bars

Where to Stay in Echo Beach

Best Budget Hotel in Echo Beach – Point Break Canggu

Point Break Canggu

Point Break Canggu is our pick for best budget hotel in Echo Beach

Tucked away from the sea, Point Break Canggu is our top choice for where to stay in Echo Beach.

The hotel offers comfortable beds in dormitory rooms featuring a terrace, a shared bathroom, air conditioning and a free WiFi connection. The hotel also boasts an outdoor swimming pool.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Echo Beach – Eastin Ashta Resort Canggu

Eastin Ashta Resort Canggu

Eastin Ashta Resort Canggu

Eastin Ashta Resort Canggu offers chic and comfortable rooms fitted with a private bathroom, air conditioning and a flat screen TV.

The hotel boasts a stunning outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a terrace and sun loungers, as well as a fitness centre.

The on-site restaurant serves a buffet breakfast in the morning and American and Chinese food during the rest of the day.

Best Luxury Hotel in Echo Beach – The Kirana Hotel Resto & Spa

The Kirana Hotel Resto & Spa

The Kirana Hotel Resto & Spa

The Kirana Hotel is located just a short walk away from Echo Beach. It features rooms fitted with a private bathroom, free toiletries, a terrace and air conditioning.

The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering massages and beauty treatments.

 

Neighborhood #4 - Berawa

(Coolest place to stay in Canggu)

Berawa, Canggu

Berawa is our pick for the coolest place to stay in Canggu

Berawa is the third beach located in Canggu. It is also a great surf spot with a lot of surfing schools available if you want to learn with an experienced teacher.

At Berawa, we do not recommend beginners to venture alone in the water, as currents can get really strong and it is difficult to swim.

Berawa beach is less crowded than the other beaches in Canggu. This means a cleaner environment and fewer hagglers trying to sell their artefacts or food while you are relaxing. It is also possible to rent sun beds for the day in Berawa.

For an even more comfortable and stylish day, head to Finn’s Beach Club, a recent addition to the neighbourhood.

The beach club boasts no less than 6 bars, 2 swimming pools, a restaurant and a spa. What can get better than a massage right next to the beach? You can also choose to laze the day away in sun beds and hammocks.

At night, Finn’s Beach Club turns into a big dance floor. Themed parties are organised several times a week, such as a Ladies Night.

Finally, it is very easy to reach the Tanah Lot temple from Berawa. It is one of the most famous sea Hindu temples in Bali and is definitely worth the visit.

Things to See and Do in Berawa

  • Learn to surf
  • Spend the day tanning on a sunbed on the beach
  • Visit the neighbouring Tanah Lot
  • Chill in style at Finn’s Beach Club

Where to Stay in Berawa

Best Budget Hotel in Berawa – Tirtha Canggu Suites

Tirtha Canggu Suites

Tirtha Canggu Suites is the best budget hotel in Berawa

Tirtha Canggu Suites is our top choice for where to stay in Berawa on a budget. Each room features a private bathroom, air conditioning, soundproofing and a pool view.

The hotels offers access to an outdoor swimming pool as well as a restaurant and a bar. A free WiFi connection is available everywhere in the hotel.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Berawa – The Kemilau Hotel and Villa Canggu

The Kemilau Hotel and Villa Canggu

The Kemilau Hotel and Villa Canggu is the best mid-range hotel in Berawa

The Kemilau Hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms featuring air conditioning, a private bathroom and a terrace. Villas with a private swimming pool are also available and can accommodate up to 5 people in 3 bedrooms.

A continental breakfast is served every morning and a free wifi connection is provided.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Berawa – The Haven Suites Bali Berawa

The Haven Suites Bali Berawa

The Haven Suites Bali Berawa is the best luxury hotel in Berawa

Boasting a beachfront location, The Haven Suites offers comfortable accommodation in Berawa. The rooms feature a private bathroom with a bathtub, a balcony or a terrace and air conditioning.

The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa offering massages and beauty treatments.

 

Neighborhood #5 - Pererenan

(Best neighbourhood in Canggu for families)

Pererenan, Canggu

Pererenan is our pick for best neighbourhood in Canggu for families

Pererenan is one of the quieter neighbourhoods in Canggu.

Some long-term visitors of Canggu say that Pererenan is what the more popular neighbourhoods of Berawa or Echo Beach used to look like a few years ago before they began being developed as tourist hubs in Bali.

When walking around Pererenan, you will quickly feel the traditional Bali village vibe going around here. Streets are lined up with traditional houses featuring beautiful family Hindu temples.

Restaurants in Pererenan have kept their local feel and traditions, and are a great place to enjoy a good Indonesian stay for example. As a consequence, the beach also feels more secluded and tends to be much less crowded.

It is still possible to surf in Pererenan, although it is not as popular as the spots down south.

For an unusual experience, head to the Bali Equestrian Centre and go off on a horseback riding adventure on the beach. This is often a once in a lifetime experience!

Families will appreciate staying in the Pererenan neighbourhood as it is tucked away from the relative bustle of the city while offering a kids friendly environment. Some international schools are also located in this neighbourhood.

Things to See and Do in Pererenan

  • Go horseback riding on the beach from Bali Equestrian Centre
  • Explore the family temples along the main road
  • Feel the Bali village vibe among locals
  • Enjoy a relaxing time on the beach

Where to Stay in Pererenan

Best Budget Hotel in Pererenan – Andy’s Surf Villa and Bungalows

Andy’s Surf Villa and Bungalows

Andy’s Surf Villa and Bungalows is the best budget hotel in Pererenan

Andy’s Surf Villa and Bungalows offers budget accommodation in the Pererenan neighbourhood. Each room features air conditioning, a private bathroom and a terrace with a barbecue area.

The hotel also features a small swimming pool and a business centre. It is possible to book surf lessons directly from the hotel.

 

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Pererenan – Red Salt

RedSalt

RedSalt is the best mid-range hotel in Pererenan

Red Salt offers spacious and comfortable rooms in the Pererenan neighbourhood of Canggu. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom, air conditioning, a flat screen TV and a garden view.

Some Red Salt rooms also have a kitchenette. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a garden where guests can relax.

 

Best Luxury Hotel in Pererenan – Udara Beach Resort Yoga & Spa

Udara Beach Resort Yoga & Spa

Udara Beach Resort Yoga & Spa is the best luxury hotel in Pererenan

The Udara resort is located in the West of Pererenan, in a quiet area. The hotel provides a healing environment built in wood and stone, overlooking the sea.

The resort boasts an outdoor swimming pool and runs daily yoga classes in an open-air pavilion. Vegetarian food is available at the on-site restaurant.

 

Our Final Thoughts on Where to Stay in Canggu

Canggu is a new up and coming beach town in Bali that has still preserved its laid-back and relaxed environment. Surfers particularly appreciate the area which offers some of the best waves in Bali. There are more and more things to explore in Canggu as time goes on.

We particularly love the beachfront in Echo Beach to stay in Canggu. There, our favourite hotel is without a doubt COMO Uma Canggu, which offers luxurious and comfortable rooms with a private beach.

Did we forget to mention your favourite place in Canggu? Let us know in the comments as we would love to add it to our list!

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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties. When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.

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