When I had previously stayed in Kuta, Bali, back in September, I had had a pretty easy time calling up hostels and hotels on a list from a local’s travel blog I had found. It had the most extensive list of accommodation with phone numbers and prices I have found so far; I have attached it below. My trick last time was to make a lot of phone calls. This time however, I was met with responses of, “we are most likely full so stop by when you get here to check for sure.” Not exactly the response I was looking for…
Prices as well had sky rocketed from my previous inquiries and therefore after a long, long, time searching a friend and I found a hostel, not fully booked yet for 80,000 a night pretty centrally located and considered ourselves extremely lucky. The hostel is called Mama, and I will report more in a few days time when I arrive in Kuta.
Other than the occasional swim and a great dinner again with friends the day slipped by without much excitement. A very relaxing Christmas.
I Skyped with my family that evening to find out that our classic Canadian winter had yet to hit. There was only a small amount of snow and rather, it was a fairly warm rainy day that Christmas morning. By the magic of technology I was able to get my traditional photo beside the Christmas tree with my brother by him holding the computer and having me smiling on the screen.
Booking accommodation for New Years in Kuta needs to be done early, but also in person. It’s a busy place, so plan to go before hand to ask around in person or book online at least a week in advance.