After a splendid two nights surrounded by rice fields, Reena and I returned to the heart of Bali’s tourist area. We avoided Kuta and opted for a place in Seminyak called Happy Day Hostel and Guest House.
We were expecting to book into a dorm room, but the hostel staff suggested we stay in a one-bedroom apartment instead. The price per person for the apartment wasn’t too much more than the dorm room, and after seeing the place, how could we say no?
The one-bedroom apartment was huge, especially since there were only two of us. It had a full kitchen, living and dining area and patio. Located to the right of the entryway was a full bath. Best of all, the air conditioner blew cold! It felt like we were staying at an expensive vacation home and not at a hostel.
The staff at Happy Day Hostel and Guest House were really nice and very friendly. When they saw us, they asked how our day had gone or suggested things for us to do.
After Reena left, I stayed there for another week but moved into the dorms. The dorms were clean and spacious and the air conditioner ran all the time (unlike at some other hostels). I was able to do a load of laundry (by hand as they don’t have a machine) and the staff even shared their lunch with me one day. I had a nice time at Happy Day Hostel and Guest House and would stay there again.