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Base Guest House and Hostel

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.29E, North Kuta - Bali, Indonesia
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Base Guest House and Hostel
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5 out of 5

One of Canggu's best surf camps and hostel with large studio units and daily surf lessons or tours. We're walking distance to the "Gu's" action and famous beaches. Located 50 metres off the busy Pantai Batu Bolong road, Base is a great place to unwind after a wonderful day surfing or exploring Bali.

Base has 2 large hostel rooms (1 x mixed / 1 female) with huge lockers and king single beds and in to room seating, 9 large studio room's accommodating 2 people, a communal pool and kitchen, games room, hot showers, fast optic to fibre WiFi internet and cable TV in studio rooms.

Our furniture is inspired by the local Canggu setting of bohemian and industrial influences with a touch of old Bali. Guests can access Base Bali Surf school, arrange tours and activities, hire scooters or bicycles or surfboards, and receive a complimentary discount card. All rooms have surf racks for surf boards, air to conditioning, comfortable beds (not the typical budget bricks!), hotel standard linen / bath ware and CCTV covering Base.

Comfort is key to any surf holiday experience and we are known for the BEST BEDS! Perfect after a day surfing to prepare you for the next surf sesh. We have carefully selected our surf instructors and ensure they are ASI ACCREDITED INSTRUCTORS. Not many places invest in this! We've cars, vans and bikes for tours, surf lessons, or for the adventurous surfer our excellent team will take you to the bukit or anywhere you want to go .... or just hire one of our motorbikes!

Location

Canggu is the Bali's Ubud on the Beach with one of Bali's best surf breaks. A young, youthful community who have a passion for the beach, fitness, surf boards, custom bikes, travel, friendly faces and good food. It's Bali's most happening and chilled place and you aren't subject to the crowds of Kuta, Legian or Seminyak, vendors who don't hassle you and more easily move around.

Base is approximately 500m from several of Canggu's best foodie locations such Deus and Bettlenut and 1km from Old Man's bar and one of Bali's best surf spots....Canggu Beach. You can hire one of our bicycles, motorbikes or we can arrange your pick and drop for a small fee.

Echo Beach, another top surf spot to 1.5km away
Finns Beach Club / Finns Recreation Club to 2.5km away.
Tanah Lot to 15 minutes away (by car/bike).
Balian Beach 30 minutes away (by car/bike).
Kuta Beach 45 minutes away (by car/bike).

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Surf Lessons
     
Review from Jake
Jake
Jakarta
April 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

As an expat in Indonesia, when ever I get a chance to get away for a surf, I do it. Having traveled across Indonesia for surfing, Base Guest House was the coolest surf house I have stayed in any where around the world. Canggu, where Base is located, was so laid back it felt like being back home in Cali. Plenty of great places to eat as well.. Comfortable beds, large rooms fast wifi and an awesome lady owner Erni. She was the best Indonesian chic I have met. Treats us like we are one of her children and ensures we were all enjoying our holiday. A great pool to chill out by after surfing with the great team at Base Surf School. We went with Cody one day and one of the other instructors the next for 2 day surf tours to Medewi and the Padang Padang. 2 other days we hired motorbikes through Erni's tour company and surfed around Canggu and Echo Beach. We all had an awesome time. Coming back in September and highly recommend any one who wants a great place to stay at great rates and with professional surf school (Base Surf) to stay or book lessons or tours through them. Thanks guys.

How were the surf lessons?

     

Beaches were good and breaks were on average 4 to 5 foot. The guys took us to were we wanted to go which involved up to 3 hours each way driving. Cody and the gang were brilliant and fun and knew their stuff. All ASI qualified. Base Surf hit the nail on the head with their team.

Number of people: 34
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
DVD
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Roof top terrace
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (additional)
Bicycle rental
Mountain biking
Ping-pong
Surf school

Additional Fees:

Room rates are inclusive of taxes and service charge.

Extra fee per person for a studio is US$20 per night and subject to pre-approval.

Extras:

Surf lessons are available on our page through BASE SURF.
Scooter hire starting at US$5 per day
Surf Board Hire Starting at US$ per 2 hours
Beach Towels US$3 per day
Bicycle US$3 per day
Rash Vest hire US$3 per day
In room massage US$15 for 1.5 hours
Air Port Transfers US$ 25 one way or US$45 return
Private car hire US$ 65 for 10 hours inclusive driver and fuel
Bali Tour US$15 p/p on board the Community Tour bus by Bali Assist (entry cost covered by tourist)
Bali Party Bus Hire - excellent for group nite out - US$25 per hour. Min 6 hours.
Bali Assist Crisis Support assistance program US$ 40 per person valid 28 days
Mixed Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 8

Custom designed dorm with an industrial look influenced by Canggu's blend of cafe racers and the beach. All furniture is custom designed and none of the off the shelf junk you see in many surf hostels and guest houses. This ensures you have a wonderful stay and feel more at home....rather than just another room!

2 ensuite bathroom with hot water, excellent AC, sitting room, surfboard racks, huge lockers (key supplied by guest).
Hotel grade linen, king single very comfortable bunk beds, and towels.

Female Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 8

Custom designed dorm with an bohemian look influenced by Canggu's blend of relaxed alternative lifestyle and the beach. All furniture is custom designed and none of the off the shelf junk you see in many surf hostels and guest houses. This ensures you have a wonderful stay and feel more at home....rather than just another room!

2 ensuite bathroom with hot water, excellent AC, sitting room, surfboard racks, huge lockers (key supplied by guest).
Hotel grade linen, king single very comfortable bunk beds, and towels.

Studio - Twin Share
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Custom designed large studio rooms with either an industrial look influenced by Canggu's blend of cafe racers and the beach or bohemian look influenced by Canggu's relaxed alternative lifestyle and the beach...with a touch of Picasso art prints or local Bali art work for fun! All furniture is custom designed and none of the off the shelf junk you see in many surf hostels and guest houses. This ensures you have a wonderful stay and feel more at home....rather than just another room!

1 ensuite bathroom with hot water, excellent AC, sitting room with TV, surfboard racks, safe, cupboard.
Hotel grade linen, 2 x king single very comfortable beds, and towels.

Studio
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Custom designed large studio rooms with either an industrial look influenced by Canggu's blend of cafe racers and the beach or bohemian look influenced by Canggu's relaxed alternative lifestyle and the beach...with a touch of Picasso art prints or local Bali art work for fun! All furniture is custom designed and none of the off the shelf junk you see in many surf hostels and guest houses. This ensures you have a wonderful stay and feel more at home....rather than just another room!

1 ensuite bathroom with hot water, excellent AC, sitting room with TV, surfboard racks, safe, cupboard.
1 Queen size or 2 single very comfortable bed with hotel grade linen which is perfect for couples, and towels.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: IDR250,000
  • Price for more than 4: IDR625,000
  • - Nearest Airport: Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 17km
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 30-40 minutes
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Cody

Canggu is one of the best beach breaks in Bali. However, there are several world class break types all within 30 minutes from the guest house which provide us with numerous options to ensure our surf lessons allow learners to gain competence in a safe environment. For the intermediate and experienced surfer, the breaks can be accessed via a motorbike or through our surf guide services.

Main Surf Beach: Pantai Batu Bolong / Pantai Canggu

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We run the largest kids surf training school in Bali through our Thumbs Up program. We offer lessons for kids aged 6 - 12. Each lesson is up to 2 hours per day and includes Surfboard & Rash Vest. Parents are welcome to be close by and watch. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at our scheduled beach lessons. Safety and fun are our main priorities - you are in good hands.

Beginner Surf Lessons

Each lessons is up to 2 hours duration and includes Surfboard & Rash Vest. Lessons are tailored to build confidence and capability as quick as possible so you enjoy the thrill of surfing. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at our scheduled beach lessons. Safety and fun are our main priorities - you are in good hands.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Experience the best surf as we assist you to develop your surf skills by coaching you on your technique and wave formation. Each lessons is up to 2 hours duration and includes Surfboard & Rash Vest. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at the beach. Your development, safety and fun are our main priorities.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Experience the best surf as we take you to Bali's best surf spots for coaching you on your technique and riding larger waves. Each lessons is up to 2 hours duration and includes Surfboard & Rash Vest. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at the beach. Your development, safety and fun are our main priorities.

Private Surf Lessons

Our 1:1 lessons ensure your surfing ASAP and fast track your skills. Each day is 3 hours (2 lessons x 1.5 hours duration) and includes Surfboard & Rash Vest. Lessons are tailored to build confidence and capability as quick as possible so you enjoy the thrill of surfing. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at our scheduled beach lessons.

Surf Guide

We offer day and overnight trip surf guiding for individuals or groups who want to experience the vast number of waves across Bali and Indonesia. Base Surf is a dedicated surf tour organisation owned by one of Bali's best tour companies and has the capacity to ensure your surf holiday experience has you coming back for more. Driver, instructor, car hire, snacks and more are included in our rates.


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Season

Year round Surf destination. April to November is the dry season and most popular time. Jan-Feb expect heavy afternoon rains but still plenty of surf and less crowds.


Bali benefits from an almost endless supply of Southern Ocean groundswell meaning you are very rarely disappointed. SW swells wrap around the Bukit peninsula creating an array of world class lefts including the infamous Uluwatu which is Bali's most consistent wave. It is for the more experienced surfers and it tends to section when it's smaller which does spread the crowds out by allowing take offs almost anywhere down the line. The wave is broken down into three sections, Inside corner, Racetracks and Outside corner.

Further down the Bukit peninsula you can find Padang Padang which is home to Bali's most desired barrel and a more chilled out Bali surf holidays place to stay than the busier Kuta. It is a beautiful white sandy beach with reef out back for the more advanced, while in front it is perfect for beginners.

Bingin reef is a fun short tube wave, that can get crowded.

Dreamland beach is next in line and is one of the more user friendly beaches on the Bukit. It runs from deep water and can often be a shore break where you need to avoid creasing your board or hitting one of the many tourists playing on the inside.

Balangan is slightly more secluded with another perfect looking left point. It fires when the swell direction is big enough and coming from the right direction.

For beginners & intermediates there are many quality beach breaks around including the long beach break in the centre of Kuta and up to Legian. Further north west is Canggu which has a better mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced waves than the high performance waves on the Bukit Peninusla.

On the east side of the island you can find Nusa Dua, Sanur & further up Keramus. This side of Bali tends to work better in the Wet season (October to April).

Across from the Bali Peninsula is Grajagan or G-Land. A much more remote spot than the rest of Bali, surrounded by thick jungle and wild animals. It is often referred to as the best wave in the world. A long very consistent wave with a variety of different sections. but mostly for experienced surfers.

Come Surf Bali with us...

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you will not be charged the balance.

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