17 Stunning Labuan Bajo Hotels – Where to Stay in Labuan Bajo (all budgets)

If you’re looking to go Komodo dragon spotting, swim with manta rays, or bask in the glory of a magnificent pink beach, your first stop is likely to be the seaside town of Labuan Bajo.

Labuan Bajo Indonesia in East Nusa Tenggara is the destination from which most Komodo Island tours depart to Komodo National Park. As most of these trips set sail first thing in the morning, chances are you’ll need a place to stay the night before and this quaint coastal town has some of the thee most stunning accommodations.

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AYANA Komodo Waecicu Beach Best Labuan Bajo hotels

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AYANA Komodo Waecicu Beach

1442 Reviews | Rated 9.3

This 5-star sanctuary is the epitome of luxury in Labuan Bajo and is only steps away from pristine Waecicu Beach. Offering breathtaking ocean views, world-class amenities and it’s stunning outdoor pools, it makes an unrivalled choice for those seeking an unforgettable retreat.

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Loccal Collection Hotel Labuan Bajo Hotels

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Loccal Collection Hotel

755 Reviews | Rated 8.4

Perched on the cliffs boasting Santorini vibes, This tranquil retreat offers outdoor pools, a spa, and a bar with breathtaking sea views. Its prime location, just over a kilometre from Komodo Airport and within walking distance to St. Angela Labuan Bajo and Labuan Bajo Port, makes it a convenient base for exploring the stunning region.

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Mohini Komodo Resort Labuan Bajo Hotels

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Mohini Komodo Resort

362 Reviews | Rated 8.6

Mohini Komodo Resort is a hidden gem that offers an authentic Indonesian experience. This resort is unique for its 12 rooms inspired by traditional East Nusa Tenggara houses and an infinity pool that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

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A Labuan Bajo hotel can range from an arm and a leg resort to a cosy yet stunning sea-view hostel. Choosing where to stay in Labuan Bajo is, therefore, an easy task and boils down to preference on this island trip.

I absolutely love that most Labuan Bajo hotels are sea-facing so you’re truly spoiled for choice with jaw-dropping sunset views!

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I’ve short-listed the best hotels in Labuan Bajo for every price range. Accommodation in Labuan Bajo options has been chosen based on location, value for money, amenities, service, and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com

I Have Specifically Noted if these Labuan Bajo Accommodations have the following:

Room Recommendation

View Type

Restaurant and/or Bar

WIFI

Swimming Pool

⭐Shuttle service available to get around (unfortunately the regular taxi apps like Grab/GoJek and UBER are not available in Labuan Bajo).

So let’s dive right in and find the best hotel in Labuan Bajo for you!

IMPORTANT NOTE: In light of the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry pricing continues to fluctuate and has therefore not been stipulated in this article. Hotels are categorized into ranges: LUXURY, MIDRANGE and BUDGET. These prices may continue to fluctuate. 

Luxury Labuan Bajo Hotels

Ayana Komodo Waecicu Beach Reasort

AYANA Komodo Waecicu Beach Resort Labuan Bajo Hotels
Ayana Komodo Waecicu Beach Resort – Luxury Labuan Bajo Hotels

The Ayana Komodo Waecicu Beach Resort offers world-class luxury with gracious Indonesian hospitality, nestled in the lap of natural beauty.

With state-of-the-art amenities and services, kayaking around the resort to a private island or mingling with other guests on the 250 metre-long private jetty, this is the perfect retreat sanctuary for anyone looking to relax and make lasting memories. Enjoy breathtaking views of Komodo National Park from this gem in the heart of Labuan Bajo

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ROOM CHOICE: Full Ocean View Room or Suite (absolutely dreamy)

ROOM VIEW: 🌊Ocean Views

NOTEWORTHY: ⛱️Direct Beach Access & Private Beach

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

Plataran Komodo Beach Resort

Plataran Komodo Beach Resort Labuan Bajo Hotels
Plataran Komodo Beach Resort | Highly reviewed by couples – Luxury Labuan Bajo Hotels

Dreamy, tranquil, and breathtaking. Plataran Labuan Bajo is an ocean resort that epitomizes an island getaway with bungalows designed with rustic and contemporary décor and a private beach area for beach lounging and sunset sundowners.

Villas boast stunning and romantic four-poster beds, some with outdoor showers and lovely private terraces. Due to its location, a shuttle service is also used for visiting Labuan Bajo city centre which can also be arranged with the hotel. This is definitely a lovely slice of heaven in Labuan Bajo Flores.

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ROOM VIEW: 🌊Ocean Views

ROOM CHOICE: Hanging Pool Residence or Grand Pool Residence (in love)

NOTEWORTHY: ⛱️Direct Beach Access & Private Beach

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes (and private pool options)

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“What I love about this resort: 1) Beautiful ocean view, Direct access to the beach 2) Private pool with warm water 3) Free water sport activity: snorkelling, kayaking, paddling 4) Free afternoon tea in front of the ocean every day 5) Friendly staff 6) Big space room 7) Nice smell of air humidifier in room 8) Water dispenser 9) Netflix”

– Devi (Indonesia)

Meruorah Komodo Labuan Bajo

Meruorah Komodo Labuan Bajo Hotels
Meruorah Komodo | Newly Built 2021 | Sustainable Resort – Luxury Labuan Bajo Hotels

Meruorah Komodo Labuan Bajo is an elegant resort that offers visitors a comfortable stay with every amenity. It’s probably the closest you’ll come to a “hotel chain-like” hotel that’s between the luxury and mid-range price points.

The contemporary rooms and suites boast stunning views of the ocean and nearby islands, providing guests with a relaxing and calming atmosphere. Guests can take advantage of the infinity pool, restaurants serving light bites and drinks, and 145 rooms and suites perfect for group or individual stays. The resort also provides a range of amenities such as a kayak rental service, a gym and spa.

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ROOM VIEW: 🌊Ocean Views

ROOM CHOICE: The Phinizy Suite and The Horizon Sea View Room

NOTEWORTHY: Easy access to the harbour 🚢 and retail shops 🛍️

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“Very nice new modern hotel – built in 2021 as they said – in a great location. The building has an open-air design ie. only a few internal areas are actually indoors, but the rooms have good air-conditioning. Beautiful sea view terrace and restaurant on the top floor, just as the pictures show.”

– Zoltan (United Arab Emirates)

The Seraya Resort

The Seraya Resort Komodo Best Labuan Bajo Hotels
The Seraya Resort Komodo – Luxury Labuan Bajo Hotels

The Seraya is located on the north coast of Seraya Kecil island, nine kilometres north of Labuan Bajo.

The Seraya Resort in Labuan Bajo offers a unique beach experience that combines the best of family-friendly and luxurious amenities SO great for lovebirds and families. With its iconic Bamboo bungalows and infamous Bamboo Manta restaurant, there is plenty to explore both on land and beneath the waves.

A 200-meter private beach provides guests with tranquillity and privacy, while spacious bungalows offer divine comfort nestled in hilltop gardens. Enjoy snorkelling and kayaking in the house reef, as well as panoramic views of the Komodo National Park – all while enjoying a sustainable, low-impact stay. The Seraya Resort is the perfect place for those looking for an unforgettable journey to paradise.

📌HOW TO GET TO THE SERAYA RESORT:  A member of their staff will meet you at the airport or at their partner cafe, Bamboo Cafe and escort you to the harbour. Boat transfers from Labuan Bajo town take 45 minutes, embarking from Kampung Ujung jetty, which itself is just a 10-minute drive from Labuan Bajo airport. So just be sure to add your flight itinerary details to your booking confirmation and request an airport transfer.

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ROOM VIEW: 🌊Ocean and ⛱️Beach Views

ROOM CHOICE: Beach Front Bungalow and Bungalow with Sea View

NOTEWORTHY: Direct Beach Access & Private Beach

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

The Seraya Resort Komodo Labuan Bajo Hotels

“The island is very peaceful and private, with very few people. Perfect place to relax and fully disconnect. The cottages are fairly new and in very good shape. The pier is a great place to sit and see all the colourful fish in the coral reef. Early in the morning, you can see turtles feeding right there. The coral reef is right there so can pretty much be in the water snorkelling all day long. Lots of beautiful fish, corals, squids, sting rays, etc. They have kayaks for free and you can go to small islands in front of the hotel. There we saw baby sharks and also black tip sharks. It was awesome and scary at the same time. Staff were very friendly”

– Ramirez (Spain)

Sudamala Seraya Labuan Bajo

Sudamala Resort Seraya
Sudamala Resort Seraya – Luxury Labuan Bajo Resorts

The Sudamala Seraya Resort is the epitome of tropical barefoot luxury. Located on Pulau Seraya Kecil in Flores, Indonesia, this stunning resort offers an escape to a picture-perfect paradise with its secluded beaches, crystal clear waters and vibrant underwater life.

Unwind with a cocktail at the beachfront saltwater pool or explore the island using complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddle boards or snorkelling gear. Enjoy the simple yet luxurious details while you bask in endless sunshine and take in panoramic views of the beautiful surrounding landscape. The Seraya Resort is a must-visit destination in Labuan Bajo for anyone looking to experience the best of Indonesian hospitality.

📌HOW TO GET TO SUDAMALA SERAYA RESORT:  Sudamala Resort, Seraya offers complimentary wooden boat transfer from Kampung Ujung at Labuan Bajo Town to their resort with the following schedule: Kampung Ujung to Sudamala Resort: 11:00 am & 4:30 pm Sudamala Resort and Seraya to Kampung Ujung: 9:00 am & 2:30 pm. Should you require assistance with other needs (including touring), alternative transport can be arranged for you (based on availability and is chargeable).

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ROOM VIEW: 🌊Ocean and ⛱️Beach Views

ROOM CHOICE: Private Beach Bungalow

NOTEWORTHY: Direct Beach Access & Private Beach

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“This really is an amazing place to stay. It really is beach island bliss, with the most amazing view of the ocean when you get out of your beach hut each morning! The private reef which takes all of one minute to reach was the best snorkelling we did all trip, and the food at the restaurant was incredible. The staff were all so helpful, organised some amazing tours and we were incredibly sad to leave”

– Jack (United Kingdom)
Sudamala Resort Seraya

💡 FYI: Are there hotels on Komodo Island? No, there are no Komodo Island hotels. Hence there is a need to stay in Labuan Bajo if you choose not to stay on the boat. A Komodo boat/liveaboard is the accommodation Komodo island offers as an alternative to day trips from Labuan Bajo.

MidRange Labuan Bajo Hotels

Loccal Collection Hotel

Loccal Collection Hotel Labuan Bajo hotels
Loccal Collection Hotel | Newly built in 2021- Midrange Labuan Bajo Hotels

Loccal Collection Hotel in Labuan Bajo is an oasis of tranquillity, nestled into the cliffs and offering stunning views of the surrounding areas. With its Santorini white and blue aesthetic fusing local craftsmanship with contemporary elegance, Loccal Collection is perfect for those seeking a romantic getaway.

The hotel’s Sangkar Lobster restaurant offers traditional Indonesian flavours, while the bespoke health spa is ideal for those seeking a spot of relaxation. Its a great new addition to Labuan Bajo’s growing accommodation options.

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ROOM VIEW: 🌊Ocean Views

ROOM CHOICE: Sea view room or any of the villas

NOTEWORTHY: The Cave Spa – its absolutely a must visit

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes and private pools too

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“Loccal Collection Hotel in Labuan Bajo is not only comfortable and convenient, but it is also beautifully designed with a Greek-inspired style. The hotel’s rooftop restaurant and bar offer stunning views of the harbor and the boats below, making for a truly magical dining experience. The hotel’s overall aesthetic is stylish and modern, with a touch of elegance that sets it apart from other hotels in the area. If you’re looking for a hotel with breathtaking views and a charming ambiance, Loccal Collection Hotel is the perfect choice.”

– Liudmila (Indonesia)

Mohini Resort Labuan Bajo

Mohini Resort Labuan Bajo Hotels
Mohini Resort – Midrange Labuan Bajo Hotels

Mohini Labuan Bajo Komodo Resort is the pinnacle of tropical style! With its chic and minimal rattan and bamboo furnishing and Polynesian island style, it’s a place travellers will return to!

The pool is a sanctuary and with the resort surrounded by hills, a walk to the top at sunset makes for a spectacular evening sight! Unfortunately, there’s no view from the room, but from the pool and restaurant, it’s a winner for where to stay in Labuan Bajo!

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ROOM VIEW: Sea 🌊, Garden 🌺 and ⛱️Beach Views

ROOM CHOICE: Suite

NOTEWORTHY: Pool with a stunning view

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes and private pools too

WIFI: 📶Yes in Suite Room and common areas

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: ❌No (Can provide details for taxi services etc.)

A beautiful hidden location with a few bungalows. Everything painted white suggesting a feeling a Santorini, Greece. The suite we booked had a round structure and the bamboo roof scaffolding just gave this place its unique vibe. The balcony provided a marvellous view to the sea and its cone shaped islands. Additionslly, the incredible pool and restaurant made this place the hidden and precious abode, we were looking for.

– Guido (Germany)

Villa Domanik Labuan Bajo

Villa Domanik Labuan Bajo Hotels
Villa Domanik – Midrange Labuan Bajo Hotels

Nestled in the hilltops, this Villa Labuan Bajo accommodation is a sanctuary and tranquil environment for those looking for solitude.

The views are to die for especially at sunrise and sunset, although it’s set away from the city, they offer a great shuttle service to get you to the nearest restaurants and bars.

A bonus is a stunning infinity pool with a brilliant view of the marina. Labuan Bajo ocean views at this impressive villa are unfortunately limited to this common area, but worth sticking around for.

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ROOM VIEW: 🌄Outdoor and Mountain Views

ROOM CHOICE: Bungalow and Villa

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: No, But serves breakfast and can prepare dinners (if requested)

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“Very nice structure with an amazing view on the Labuan Bajo Bay (from the swimming pool). The position is far from downtown so it’ s very quiet. Spacious bungalow (bathroom with an outdoor shower), with all comforts. The hotel has no restaurant but the free shuttle to downtown is a plus.”

– Sylvia (family with children)

Bayview Gardens Labuan Bajo

Bayview Gardens Hotel Labuan Bajo Hotels
Bayview Gardens Hotel | Highly Reviewed by Couples & Families – Midrange Labuan Bajo Hotels

Bayview Gardens Hotel is located in the heart of the city this is a great offering for those looking for a great location with lovely views and well-dressed rooms.

Although there have been reservations regarding the need to walk up several steps to get to these delightful suites, the views are truly spectacular.

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ROOM VIEW: Sea🌊, Pool and 🌺Garden Views

ROOM CHOICE: Suite with Sea view and Villa with private pool

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: No, But serves breakfast and can prepare dinners (if requested)

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“The hotel has the best and most exclusive view towards Labuan Bajo harbour. It is truly homey and comfortable, with quiet luxury. It is simple, but in everything they do, they do it right. Breakfast was delicious, the bed is very comfortable and the room is well-maintained and clean. The pool is clean and the view is fantastic. What else can you ask for?”

– Felicia (Couple)

Sylvia Hotel and Resort

Sylvia Hotel and Resort Labuan Bajo Hotels
Sylvia Hotel and Resort Labuan Bajo Hotels

Hotel Sylvia Labuan Bajo is a gem on Waecicu Beach. What’s fabulous about that is the option to have guest rooms that literally walk out onto the beach. Does it get any better?

The beach has lovely shaded trees and just a few steps from the rooms are turquoise waters with some stunning corals. Canoes can be easily rented from the resort and you can head out to a neighbouring island to find more sea-life and beautiful coral gardens

The beach and sea view villas are metres from the waterfront and with your own beach slice make for a perfect intimate Labuan Bajo sunset. This is the most affordable paradise in Labuan Bajo and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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ROOM VIEW: ⛱️Beach, 🌊Ocean and Courtyard view rooms

NOTEWORTHY: Direct Beach Access & Private Beach

ROOM CHOICE: Beachfront Cottage, Premier Ocean view room & Private Pool villas

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes and private pool options

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“Excellent location on the beach with decent snorkelling right from the beach. This resort could be better maintained but when something wasn’t working, the staff was quick to respond and fix the problem. No other restaurants around so I ate there. Food is good not great. I still loved my stay here. It’s about a 10 min drive to town (Labuan Bajo) and it costs 100K one way. If you want to relax and have time away from moving and sightseeing this is the place!”

– Patricia (Canada)

La Cecile Hotel Labuan Bajo

La Cecile Hotel and Cafe Labuan Bajo Hotels
La Cecile Hotel | Highly reviewed by families and couples – Midrange Labuan Bajo Hotels

The view from this hotel is absolutely breathtaking. A gorgeous panoramic of the stunning Labuan Bajo ocean and pier. A magnificent infinity pool overlooks the fantastic views of the nearby islands.

Being situated out of the city allows for a tranquil stay on the hill, but shuttles can be arranged to take you to the city centre. Enjoy the sunset over on the poolside terrace or a scrumptious breakfast taking in the view.

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ROOM VIEW: 🌊Ocean and 🌺Garden view rooms

NOTEWORTHY: Amazing views from the pool

ROOM CHOICE: Deluxe Double with balcony and Seaview

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“The hotel is built by the hill facing the ocean therefore the view is impeccable. For the very budget price it’s a very good deal because breakfast and transport to the airport are both included. Will definitely recommend my friends and family to stay there”

– Corinne (Hong Kong)

Budget Labuan Bajo Hotels

Seaesta Hotel and Hostel

Seaesta Komodo Hotel and Hostel Padar Island Labuan Bajo Hotels
Seaesta Komodo Hostel | Highly Reviewed by Solo Travellers | Budget Labuan Bajo Hotels

This truly is paradise on a budget. The first thing I thought when seeing Seaesta Komodo Hostel was how instaworthy it was. It was like being in a fresh bohemian tropical paradise. From the white walls, bamboo furnishing, and modern island finishes, this truly is a treat for the eyes.

This property is high in demand for its affordability and value for money and it’s only a 15 min walk to the beach. With options for budget and mid-range travellers, hostel-style, private rooms, and even has private bathroom options. It’s a great spot to meet fellow travellers or enjoy a sunset cocktail with some live music on occasion at the poolside bar.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐

LOCATION: ⭐⭐⭐

AMENITIES: ⭐⭐

ROOM VIEW: Unfortunately only courtyard views from the room, but sea views from the pool

NOTEWORTHY: Love the aesthetic of this place as well as the vibe and pool views

ROOM CHOICE: Double King

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: ❌No

“We have reviewed this awesome property in the past and stand by and place exclamation marks behind every word of the last review!! Outstanding Hotel, catering for all your travelling needs whether it’s shared dorm accommodation or private rooms with ensuites, this is your place to stay in Labuan Bajo!! Exceeded expectations!!”

– James (Australia)

Golo Hilltop Hotel

Golo Hilltop Hotel Labuan Bajo Hotels
Golo Hilltop | Highly Reviewed by Couples & Families | Budget Labuan Bajo Hotels

Golo Hilltop Labuan Bajo may just slip into the budget accommodation section of this list however, there is nothing budget about the view! The view of the ocean is absolutely spectacular, along with the swimming pool’s dramatic sunset view, this hotel has all you need for a comfortable stay.

The hotel is a distance from the beach and the port but you can chat with them regarding arranging a taxi and getting around if you need to visit the city centre.

RATING: ⭐⭐

LOCATION: ⭐⭐⭐

AMENITIES: ⭐⭐

ROOM VIEW: Ocean Views 🌊

NOTEWORTHY: Breathtaking views from Pool

ROOM CHOICE: Superior Double with Seaview

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: No, but serves breakfast

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: ❌No

“Breathtaking view of the bay with amazing sunset from both the room and the pool, even from the breakfast area you have a great view of the bay, good breakfast, comfortable bed, absolute silence, simple (not luxurious), there are stairs to take to reach some rooms (if you have problems communicate this to the host)”

– Yessica (Italy)

Eco Tree o’tel

Eco Tree o'tel Labuan Bajo Hotels
Eco Tree o’tel Labuan Bajo Hotels

Eco Tree O’tel Labuan Bajo is located in the heart of the city. Many travellers have been misled but it’s the initial nondescript appearance from the roadside and entry hall, but views from the rooms are wonderful.

The use of timber furniture and stone cladding is really interesting, it’s humble and full of character.

Even more special is the gorgeous rooftop restaurant. The Eco tree hotel Labuan Bajo rooms offer sea and harbour views and a place to experience magnificent sunsets.

Its location in the heart of the city may be a deterrent to some regarding the noise and bustle, but it also means easy access to restaurants, shops, and cafes within walking distance. If you’re looking for a vibrant hotel embodying Labuan Bajo, this is the place to stay.

RATING: ⭐⭐

LOCATION: ⭐⭐⭐

AMENITIES: ⭐⭐

ROOM VIEW: Ocean Views 🌊

NOTEWORTHY: Awesome rooftop restaurant with stunning sunset views

ROOM CHOICE: Deluxe Double with Balcony and Sea View

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: No

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“Awesome location, walking distance to the boat docks for Komodo tours. Very close to plenty of restaurants and bars, and a mini mart directly across the street. But if you’re a light sleeper, it was a bit noisy. Can hear people in the halls talking and moving around. Rooftop restaurant was nice though for our breakfast. Shower was either very hot or very cold. Basic hotel but did the job”

– Jasmine (Australia)

Sunset Hill Hotel

Sunset Hill Hotel Labuan Bajo Hotels
Sunset Hill Hotel | Budget Labuan Bajo Hotels

The trip from the airport is so quick, blink and you’ll miss it. Situated high on the Labuan Hilltops and offering a stunning view of the marina, Labuan Bajo hotels like this are an affordable alternative to what you’d get in Bali for HALF THE PRICE!

They also have a complimentary shuttle service that runs at certain times during the day for easy access to downtown restaurants and bars should you wish to experience some inner-city buzz.

Although there are a few steps to get to the rooms, the rooms are simple but clean and spacious with a private balcony to enjoy a brilliant sunrise

RATING: ⭐⭐

LOCATION: ⭐⭐⭐

AMENITIES: ⭐⭐

ROOM VIEW: Ocean Views 🌊

NOTEWORTHY: Very large rooms with epic views

ROOM CHOICE: Studio with Balcony (actually any room with a balcony)

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: 🏊Yes

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“First of all we got free transport from/to the airport. The room view was amazing and we watched the sunset every day. Sweet staff, they helped us to rent a scooter, arrange a day trip on a boat to Komodo islands and recommended us local attractions. The free shuttle bus was also very convenient (to the city at 7 PM and back to the hotel at 9 PM) – you can enjoy the atmosphere of the night market. On our last day after check out we stayed on the top floor, enjoying the pool and good food from the hotel restaurant – while waiting for our flight.”

– Ratislav (Czech Republic)

Green Hill Boutique Hotel

Green Hill Boutique Labuan Bajo Hotels
Green Hill Boutique Hotel | Budget Labuan Bajo Hotels

Located in the heart of the city, this is a great option for people looking for a quick over-nighter in a strategic location and stunning harbour views.

The rooms offer sea-facing and garden-view rooms, but there are a good few steps to get there. They also have a delightful hidden rooftop for lovely a sunset. Labuan Bajo views like these are for every budget!

Due to its central location and lack of sound-proofing if you’re a light sleeper and in need of rest, this might not be your option, but if you’re looking for a place that’s close to the buzz and provides affordable ocean views and great coffee then this is definitely the one to choose!

RATING: ⭐⭐

LOCATION: ⭐⭐⭐

AMENITIES: ⭐⭐

ROOM VIEW: 🌄Hill and 🚢Harbour Views

NOTEWORTHY: Super central location close to the action and buzz of Labuan Bajo

ROOM CHOICE: Hill View or Harbour View Room

RESTAURANT and/or BAR: 🍽️Yes

SWIMMING POOL: ❌No

WIFI: 📶Yes

SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM AIRPORT: 🚗Yes

“Green Hill is in the main street of Labuan Bajo and in the middle of everything. If you are older, do not book rooms 9 and 10. They are at the top of 3 flights of steps! And Room 10 is the lucky room that has 2 aircon compressors on its wall. I thought I was sleeping in a combine harvester. Breakfast is a bit thin, you can’t have tea/coffee if you have fruit. But, saying this, the position was great, the rooms very clean and we enjoyed our stay”

– Karen (Australia)

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How to Get to Labuan Bajo

The trip to Labuan Bajo can be reached by flight from the main cities in Indonesia. They will also often involve a transit in Bali or Lombok.

The Jakarta-Labuan Bajo flight is approximately 2h 35min. From Bali to Labuan Bajo is only an hour’s flight. The Denpasar to Labuan Bajo route is only available on certain airlines and at certain times.

Travel to Labuan Bajo from Lombok is also available by air (the quickest option) but they also have a sailing Labuan Bajo option but that only leaves from a specific city and involves taking public transport to get to the city (Mataram), but I haven’t much information on the availability, times, prices or reliability of this Lombok to Labuan Bajo option.

Flights from Bali

BALI TO LABUAN BAJO FLIGHT SCHEDULE

AirlineDeparture TimeArrival TimeDuration
BATIK AIR8:009:101h 10min
11:4012:501h 10min
15:3516:551h 10min
AIR ASIA11:3512:551h 20min
{POST-COVID-19} Current Available Flights from Bali (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) Unfortunately flights are not always available daily. Will update the posts as more airlines start flying this route

Flights from Jakarta

When I first visited Labuan Bajo, I travelled from Jakarta. Unfortunately, pre-covid I couldn’t find any direct flights from Jakarta (or I couldn’t find any :/) but now thankfully there are!!!

JAKARTA TO LABUAN BAJO FLIGHT SCHEDULE

AirlineDeparture TimeArrival TimeDuration
BATIK AIR11:4015:052h25min
CITILINK10:50`14:102h20min
CITILINK9:3513:002h25min
GARUDA11:0014:252h25min

{POST-COVID-19} Current Available flights from Jakarta (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) Unfortunately flights are not always available daily. Will update as more airlines start flying this route

💡IMPORTANT NOTE: In light of COVID-19 flight schedules may have changed. Please check flight availability prior to booking any trips to Komodo.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: We travelled from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo. It was almost a one-day trip, Labuan Bajo flights were morning: Jakarta to Bali, transit, Afternoon: Bali-Labuan Bajo trip. At the time there were no direct flights, but now there are some available flights. Bali to Labuan Bajo was a quick trip anyway.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo in itself is a great place to visit apart from just the Island hopping >> Read my full post on Things to do in Labuan Bajo

1. Komodo island-hopping boat trip

Beautiful mountainous and ocean landscapes you see on Komodo trip to Komodo Islands Boat tour in Komodo National Park

Well, this seems pretty obvious but your first thought would be a Labuan Bajo is just the first stop on this incredible experience.

2. Batu Cermin

Labuan Bajo’s unique hidden gem is a mirror cave! Labuan Bajo despite earlier reading isn’t just a stop before your Komodo trip, At this cave, you witness the gleaming light that strikes the stone to create the ‘mirror’ effect. >>CHECK AVAILABILITY

3. Visit Cunca Wulang Waterfall

Located in a lush tropical rainforest, Cunca Wulang is a majestic waterfall suitable for a water baby and nature-lover. >>CHECK AVAILABILITY

4. Visit WAE REBO Village

A circle of conical huts amid dramatic highland landscapes, Wae Rebo Village is a traditional Manggarai village reached by a scenic half-day hike through rainforest >> CHECK AVAILABILITY

5. Enjoy a sunset cocktail at a beach bar

6. Tantalize your taste buds at one of the divine restaurants

Labuan Bajo has a delightful assortment of culinary options. Try these: La Cucina Restaurant Labuan Bajo, Treetop Labuan Bajo, Happy Banana Labuan Bajo, Made in Italy Labuan Bajo, Mediterraneo Labuan Bajo >> READ: 22 Amazing Labuan Bajo Restaurants to Try for the Hungry Traveller

7. Ride a disco taxi 

Yes this is a thing

8. Try a dive tour

Plenty of tours for divers leave from Labuan Bajo. Diving in Komodo Islands Labaun Bajo is a must

9. Get a spa treatment at a seaside resort

Typical Itinerary Labuan Bajo

If you’re only in Labuan Bajo for the Komodo Islands Boat tour you’ll typically need 4 days. I suggest spending 5 days because Labuan Bajo hotels are lovely and it would be great to see some other highlights. With the Labuan Bajo costs being so low for things, it’s a worthwhile bargain.

Day 1: Arrive in Labuan Bajo (check-in and sunset drinks)

Day 2 to 4: Komodo Islands Boat Tour/ Liveaboard

Day 5: Labuan Bajo day tour (Waterfall, Village, Lunch and Return home)

Weather Labuan Bajo

Indonesia is a tropical country so there is only one type of weather. Labuan Bajo temperatures range from 27 to 36 degrees Celsius.

In Indonesia, there are two seasons: wet and dry season. The best time to visit Labuan Bajo is during the dry season between May to November.

Time in Labuan Bajo

Time is one hour ahead of time in Jakarta and has the same time as Bali. GMT +8

I hope that this guide has helped make the decision on which hotel would best suit you! Each with its pristine view and amenities has something for everyone, so book and let me know in the comments how much of a great time you had!

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