There are several reasons why you should choose a hotel near the nightlife in Bali.

First, the traffic situation on the island is terrible, even late at night. So if you go by car, you will probably end up getting stuck somewhere, either in Jalan Legian, in Jalan Pantai Kuta or in Jalan Oberoi.

Second, taxi drivers at night will try to cheat you most of the time, sometimes charging you 5 times the normal fare. You won't always be able to order an online taxi because they are often forbidden near the most touristic areas.

Third, it is not safe to use a motorbike, particularly if you intend to drink. Not only you are at risk of an accident (see my article about Travel Insurance), you could also be the prey of bag snatchers who operate between Kuta and Legian (read increase in reports of crime in Bali).

You can make your holidays much more enjoyable by choosing a hotel in the right location, walking distance from the most famous nightclubs and bars. 

There are 3 main areas in South Bali where it is possible to enjoy the nightlife by foot:
- In Canggu: Jalan Berawa where you will find Old Man's, Mason's, SandBar, Luigi's, Black Sands.
- In Seminyak: Jalan Kayu Aya, with La Favela, Red Carpet, Motel Mexicola
- In Kuta: Near the 2002 Bali Bombing Monument on Jalan Legian, with LXXY, SkyGarden, Engine Room, Paddy's Pub

I selected the best and most convenient hotels in each of these areas. The properties listed below are all girl-friendly or guest-friendly, meaning they will allow you to add a last minute guest if you decide to bring someone home after a night out.

From my experience, Agoda is the best booking site for Bali. They have the best prices and the most choice. They also have a dedicated portal with special deals for Bali hotels that you can access here: Bali Hotel Deals. Don't forget to create an account to be able to view the secret offers.

For more information about where to party on the island, please read: 12 Best Nightclubs in Bali.

Best Hotels For Kuta Nightlife:
If you want to be close from Kuta nightlife, you should choose a hotel on Jalan Legian around SkyGarden. You can click on the following links for all the options available: Hotels Near Skygarden in Kuta.

Below is my personal selection of hotels either very close from the nightlife of Kuta, or with a in-house nightclub/bar.

Budget (less than 50$ per night):

This 4-star hotel is in the heart of the action. It is less than 50 meters from the bars and clubs in Kuta, and yet they've done a great job with sound proofing because you can still sleep well.

Harper Kuta
Also 4-star, this property is in front of Paddy's Pub and next to LXXY.

Mid-Range (100$):

It is a bit further away from the clubs, but it has its own bar, Hard Rock, and it is also right in front of the ocean.

Luxury (over 150$):

It is about 10 minutes by foot from the clubbing area, but it is still strategic because it is next to Beachwalk, the main mall in Kuta.

Best Hotels For Seminyak Nightlife:
Unlike in Kuta, the nightlife in Seminyak is clustered in different areas:

- The busiest one is near La Favela, on Jalan Kayu Aya (also called Jalan Oberoi).
- Jalan Petitenget has even more bars, but the street is several kilometers long so you can't always walk from bars to bars. There, the best location to stay is near ShiShi.
- Finally, on Jalan Camplung Tanduk, there is another nightlife zone that caters mainly to the gay and LGBT crowd with bars like Bali Joe and Bottoms Up.

Note that hotels in Seminyak tend to be more expensive than anywhere else on the island. The best ones near the nightlife are the following:

Affordable (under 70$)

Amadea Resort & Villa
200 meters from la Favela

Viva Dash Seminyak
This budget hotel is within walking distance from Woo bar, Potato Head Beach Club, Mirror, Red Ruby and ShiShi.

Ping Hotel
In front of the gay nightclubs/bars of Jalan Camplung Tanduk

Mid-Range (100$)

IZE Seminyak
Top location, short walking distance from La Favela

Similar location to IZE.

In a quiet street but still within 5 minutes from both La Favela and Motel Mexicola

Walking distance to ShiShi Nightclub

Expensive (more than 400$)

Located near Potato Head, Red Ruby, Shishi and Mirror. It also has its own bar (Woo Bar).

This hotel is in the same complex as Potato Head Beach Club and next to the day club Mrs Sippy.

Best Hotels For Canggu Nightlife:
To enjoy Canggu nightlife, you should choose a hotel close to the beach on Jalan Batu Bolong.

Affordable (under 70$)

Roomates Canggu Hostel
A clean and cheap hostel with both private rooms and bunk beds.

Mid-Range (100$)

Aston Canggu
A good hotel but you are essentially paying for its perfect location.

More advice about Bali Travel: Cheap Bali Travel Guide.

2 comments to '' Best hotels near Bali nightlife - Stay near clubs and bars (2023) "

  1. Salut Thibaud, j'aimerai bien avoir tes conseils avises pour louer une villa, Merci d'avance.

    1. Salut Réda, oui comment puis je t'aider? Tu peux aussi m'envoyer un mail