Travellers to Bali will find a vast assortment of cheap Bali hotels from very cheap to mid-range hotels in addition to the wealth of dorm accommodations, guesthouses, upscale resorts and villas that proliferate over much of the island. Bali is known for its vibrantly spiritual culture and decadent tropical partying, but also for its incredible surf breaks, and many cheap Bali hotels specialize in the surfer trade, from wild Kuta to tranquil Canggu to gorgeous Ulutwatu.
Great for beginners and experts alike, the waves off busy Kuta/Legian beaches are always popular, and cheap accommodations abound, many catering specifically to surfers. Luring budget-minded wave-seekers with its super prices and great amenities, the Surf Hostel in Legian provides a package with airport transfer, accommodation, breakfast, surf-school and surf guides.
With super reef break surfing, Balangan is a popular destination among wave riders, and the family-operated Balangan Surf Camp offers one- and two-storey bungalows nestled in a pretty traditional garden, and features super one- and two-week packages including surf guide and lessons.
Just north of bustling Kuta, peaceful Canggu offers great surfing right off the beach as well as super reef breaks. The Canggu Surf Camp offers a superior selection of very reasonable one-week packages including airport transfer, surf guides and lessons, and free use of jeeps and mountain bikes.
Arguably the most famous waves in Bali are off the shores of western Bukit, near the stunning cliff-side temple of Uluwatu. A great value convenient to these fantastic breaks, the family-run Sandat Mas Cottages feature a variety of bungalow accommodations, free breakfast and a great little surf school.