Here are some recommendations of places to crash and a reason why you might chose them:
I will try and list them in logical timeline order, but it may take some time…
We stayed at the disappointing (LP recommended) Eidleweiss for one night before they hiked their prices by 50% for the weekend. This is common practice and the city does not offer much value.
We preferred our 2-night stay at “By Moritz”, located in the back streets behind the train station. A hostel-type arrangement, it is a very basic, cheap (£8 double room incl a simple brekky) with a private cold shower but with helpful staff and a half-decent common area with TV.
Booking in advance, we spent 3 nights at the Trip advisor recommended Ruhma Mertua. It maxed our budget and was a treat at £28pn for a sizeable boutique en suite. Great value but a trek to the centre of town so mix it with a stop on Sostro, the main backpacker drag, where we failed to get into the LP recommended Bladok but everyone who stayed there seemed to love.
Flashbacks – Jalan Danau Tamblingan 110
Great small scale operation offering double rooms with shared facilities for a bargain £16. Fab shaded pool area and large deck used by nobody else. Justifiably bigged up by both the LP and Trip Advisor. Defo book in advance.