5 tips to travel on a budget – Bali

5 tips to travel on a budget – Bali

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Bali is a standout amongst the most famous destinations in Indonesia, and there is a justifiable reason behind why. Basically, it’s amazing. I would live there in a heartbeat, if it had a better internet. The countryside is excellent, the shorelines (outside of Kuta) are picture immaculate, there is awesome trekking, neighbourly local people, world-class feasting, and it’s modest. Bali is the total package. There’s a motivation behind why such a large number of individuals go here and never take off. I spent a month investigating this island and would cheerfully backpedal and investigate it once more. On the off chance that you are considering going here, simply pull the trigger and go. You will love it. Furthermore, once you leave the touristy southeast corner of the island, you won’t be pestered with hordes of vacationer who never wander past their bars and spas in Ubud and Kuata!

Typical Costs


Accommodation – ZEN Rooms provide a lot of budget hotels usually cost around 150,000-300,000 IDR per night though you can find some as low as 123,000 IDR. Along with that you can get a discount of 100,000 IDR on your stay in ZEN Rooms. Most of the rooms have amenities such as free Wi-Fi, Clean and spacious rooms, air conditioner. ZEN Rooms Denpasar Gelogor Carik and ZEN Rooms Legian Gang Cempaka are real good value for money.


Sim Card: Traveler nowadays rely on facilities that offered by mobile apps such Google Maps to navigate, Whatsapp to communite with other, or browser to find attraction and references. You need buy cheap and reliable data plan. Our recommendation is IM3 only IDR 40,000. That’s enough for 1 week trip for moderate usage. You can find it in nearby telco store or mini-mart.

Or you could use free wifi provided by our rooms.


Food – Local food is also very cheap, beginning at around 6,700 IDR for normal street food and 13,500 IDR for a meal. Western food is however more costly at around 121,000 IDR. ZEN Rooms hotels provide on-site restaurants as well, which are pretty convenient as well.


Transportation – Transportation around Bali is also not very expensive. You can get taxis for around 65,000 IDR and private smaller vans over the island for around 200,000 IDR. Hire a bike which can cost anywhere from 50K to 100K IDR. Some of the ZEN Rooms hotels provide transport facilities like bikes for rent or airport shuttle. Go to our website to find out more.


Activities – Most individuals on Bali go surfing, going to a dance show, or go trek a couple of mountains. The greater part of these things cost between 135,000-350,000 IDR. The renowned Mt. Batur trek costs between 400,000-805,000 IDR relying upon the company you hire.

Money Saving Tips

Eat local – You can get delicious local food for around 6,700 IDR, however most dinners expense around 26,800 IDR. Stay far from the western eateries in order to save money and also enjoy the local cuisine. ZEN Rooms hotel on site restaurant provide a lot of cheap options.

Bargain – Nothing is ever at face value in Indonesia. Deal hard and deal regularly. Absolutely never pay the main value you were cited.

Travel north – The southern range of Bali (Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, and so forth) is the most prevalent and most costly part of the island. In the event that you go to the shorelines in the north or upper east piece of Bali, you’ll see that costs are about half as compared to southern area.

Top Things to See and Do in Bali

Plunge into some hot springs – There are a few on the island. It is fantastically invigorating to sit in these regular pools while you take in the rich, lovely scene surrounding you. In the northeastern mountains, there are some on the shores of Lake Batur. Another great spot is Air Banjar, which is situated on the northern shoreline of the island close Lovina.

Surf in Nusa Lembongan – Located right off the shore of Bali, this little island is a decent distinct option for the madness that is Bali. The shorelines aren’t extraordinary here however the surfing is better than average and a portion of the best breaks in Bali. The plunging is additionally better than average here and it’s less expensive than the terrain. Renting a surfboard can cost anywhere between 100K to 150K IDR per day.


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