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This is a completely different world here in Bali compared to Cambodia and Laos. Major development. Extremely Western. English is spoken everywhere, and spoken well. I guess that's what happens when your island becomes a top destination for much of the rest of the world.
I started on my mission this morning trying to glean information---where …
... made it safely to The Wolas Villas.
Greeted at the front desk with a fresh watermelon drink and a cold towel as we checked in. Villa number 9 was going to be ours for the week and the man showed us around. We got the full tour of our home and boy it was nice!
We were both hot and tired so we cranked the air con and enjoyed our place the first night. We ordered room service and borrowed a movie before drifting off to sleep.
... to be stuck in endless traffic jams before arriving in Ubud. It's supposed to be cooler than the rest of Bali but it felt a lot hotter than Kuta. Our hotel was also a lot further than we thought and I ended up having a mini breakdown half way and made Craig get a taxi.
Our hotel was about a 40 minute walk from where we got dropped off so not as central as we'd been lead to ...
... Galleria Shopping Mall and just 100 metres away.
Metered Bluebird Bali taxis with their drivers were eagerly awaiting for us to offload and away I went to Seminyak checking out my first impressions of Kuta.
Soon through neighbouring Legian and yes, the stores have changed from those in Kuta, little bit more upmarket but still touristy, then a ...
... the temple is featured in the 50,000 rupiah note. We took plenty of pictures and Amirah was upset as she wanted to go into the paddle boat very much. There were still a good number of tourists there, lots of locals. After about half an hour, we made our way to the bus, and the 2.5 hour journey to Ubud. I slept through most of it, and by the time we reached Ubud it was dark, and rush-hour time! And to make matters worse, there were these big tourist coaches jostling for space in ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
A basic hostel that manages to make you not feel dirty and skeezy. It is comfortable and home like with the common area featuring a large TV and couch with movies to watch. The wi-fi is only in the common area downstairs.
The rooms are dorms. They too are clean and the air-con works great. It was a real treat to return to your room after the sweltering heat outside. It is quiet as well. The guests weren't young partiers, but rather, chill folks looking for a nice, cheap play to stay.
Breakfast is a joke, however. Don't count on that for anything except disappointment. Because they advertise complimentary breakfast and then make it a farce, I rated this hostel 4 instead of 5 starts.
The good news is there is a great, local restaurant directly across the street. Very affordable and delicious!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.