Denpasar is the only municipality in Bali, being the largest center of population. Culturally its an interesting mix of Denpasar natives, Balinese from other parts of the island who work in Kuta other and Indonesians, particularly Javanese. Indonesians will tell you Denpasar has a community feel, where neighbours help each other, the affordable long term accommodation options and assortment of food make it popular with Indonesian tourists. Denpasar is only on the fringe of the tourist map, being away from the beach, not particularly scenic and having limited nightlife. There are accommodation options for those who choose to stay in Denpasar.
Jl. Nakula 23
Within minutes of the Bali Museum and a good option for budget tourists wanting to explore Denpasar as close quarters. The place is not in the greatest shape and all have fan & cold water bathrooms.
Jl. Veteran 3
This is the oldest hotel in Central Denpasar. Has a colonial feel because of its connection to the cruise liner trade in the 1930’s. Situated close to the museum, this mid-range place offers a pool and restaurant, all rooms having a veranda, and AC.
Nakula Familiar Inn
Jl. Nakula 4
A great budget option a few minutes walk from the Bali Museum. Located across the street from the Adi Yasa, this place offers modern rooms in a family run place. Cold water & fan.
Jl. Imam Bonjol 45
Located 50 meters south of Tegal bemo terminal, this mid-range place offers AC, TV in all rooms. Not as central located as some of the other places mentioned. Rooms are clean and decent.
Jl. Imam Bonjol, Gang VII 5
Budget guest house with 3 clean rooms. Located 300 meters SE of Tegal bemo terminal, this place is family run. Cold water & fan rooms.