Founded in 2015 by a young team of South-African, Dutch, American and Indonesian travellers and surfers, Lay Day Surf Hostel has been setting the standards in Canggu from day one. Our concept delivers the perfect combination of party, surf and relaxation in the heart of Canggu. Here, we fully immerse ourselves within the notorious Canggu way of life. In fact, we truly believe that we played a major role in creating it. Whether you see your afternoons spent in a refreshing pool – beer in hand, or out in the world-class waves a stones throw away from our doorstep, we can offer it all and we are the best at it!

To create that feel there are a few things on offer: A fully operating bar open all day – YES, all day! A breezy rooftop cafe serving delicious Canggu-style eats. Fast and furious free WiFi, 24-hour security, airport and activity transfers, motorcycle rental, party excursions, and four (yes four) refreshing pools. To top that off, we proudly boast the most genuinely incredible, outgoing and friendly staff this entire archipelago has to offer. Our guys and girls are here to help perfect and protect your stay on the island. Our motto: There is nothing we can’t help our guests with!

The compound consists of 16 comfortable, well-lit and spacious dorms sleeping between 4 and 6 people each. 10 of these dorms are found in the main area which also houses the heart of our hostel – the bar and reception. Connected via separate entrances we boast two more private villas for the deluxe 4 and 6 bed dorms each with private lounges, pools and kitchens. All dorms are fully air conditioned and kept super clean by friendly housekeeping staff. Every dorm comes with ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and all beds have spacious lockers underneath for your belongings .

The whole property is a superb chilling area with multiple lounge benches all around the yard and 4 pools so you can relax in the sun, get your tan on and recover with yet another cold Bintang…. or cocktail?

As soon as the sun goes down trendy tunes start to flow from the bar and the pool party takes full swing again for another night of shenanigans. Enjoy an ice cold beer or cider or simply sip on a perfectly mixed cocktail as you party into the night.

We look forward to welcoming you


We proudly boast the most genuinely incredible, outgoing and friendly staff this entire archipelago has to offer.

Have we said that already? Well it’s because we do. Here we would like to introduce you to just some of our amazing staff who are there day and night to help perfect your stay. Our staff are the backbone to our success. From the moment you walk through those doors you will feel like you are part of the family and always have been. Our staff are there to answer all your questions, needs, requests and give the best recommendations for the local area. More importantly however, they are there to join in all the fun with you. Trust us, they love a party as much as you do!


A short venture North-West from the bigger and busier cities of Kuta and Seminyak you will find Canggu, a fantastic little surfer town with nothing less than a completely laid-back vibe. Popular among young travellers, surfers and digital nomads alike, Canggu is where world class surfing beaches and lush green rice fields come packaged with fantastic hipster cafes, great restaurants, Co-working spaces and yoga studios.

when you are 100% comfortable with it, rent a scooter to get around as the areas are quite spread out. Daily rental would cost you anywhere between 50.000 – 70.000 IDR per day and monthly rental should be bargained at around 600.000 – 900.000 per month. Don’t expect hills and endless rice field terraces like Tegalalang in Ubud but go out there to explore and you’ll understand why this is one of the best things to do in Canggu regardless. The best times to go for a drive are during the early mornings or afternoons and you may as well head to Tanah Lot Temple. Just a quick and convenient 20-minute drive away along a straightforward road Tanah Lot Temple is just another one of many reasons Canggu is such a popular destination in Bali.

There are three main streets in Canggu that run parallel with one another and all lead down to the famous beaches. The streets are dotted with great cafes, restaurants and bars that are all so beautifully decorated and is what makes Canggu so famous. In between there are several smaller narrow roads and alleys that connect these main streets including the famous Shortcut – a road through the rice fields where Pretty Poison is found – the famous grungy Venice Beach-style skater bar.

You will certainly feel that Canggu is a real surfer town as people are seen buzzing around the entire day on their motorbikes with surfboards attached. For those here to surf, Canggu provides waves for all levels. From more advanced spots like Rivermouth and Sandbar at the world famous Echo Beach, to beginner spots such as Old Mans at Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu is not short of variety when it comes to world class surf. You can expect surfers to be out in the waves as early as 6 AM and it can definitely get crowded so get out there as soon as you can!

Canggu is a 1-hour drive from Bali International Airport. A fair price from the airport to Canggu by taxi is around 200,000 – 250,000 IDR (~14 – 18 USD).