5 Best Places to Stay in Ubud, Bali (for all budgets)
Approximately one hour’s drive north of the bustling, well-known southern beach region of Bali, nestled between the lush Balinese tropical jungle and picturesque rice terraces, is the quaint little village of Ubud. Ubud has fast become one of the most popular places on this Indonesian island and has become like my second home after the last few months. Unlike any other destination where it’s a good idea to stay right in the center of town, you won’t get the proper Ubud experience if you do that here so I thought I should write about the best places to stay in Ubud.
This once hippie/artist expat hotspot has grown into a hub for trends in sustainable eco living, healthier lifestyles, vegan restaurants, and yoga retreats. Ubud has fast become a place that has attracted those on a spiritual journey seeking their own kind of ‘Eat Pray Love’ experience. The area is also great for those who are seeking more adventure in their life as there’s a multitude of activities to suit all interests, whether you’re wanting to climb an active volcano for an epic sunrise view, learn about Indonesian cuisine and culture or deepen your practice through a yoga retreat.
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Ubud is amazing, the food, yoga, shops, culture and the special magical, healing energy here is something you really have to experience. However, Ubud is not just a quaint village, the town has gotten so popular that there are often traffic jams in the center so my advice is to stay a little further out so you can expereince the famous nature and paddie fields. It’s also a good idea to travel light as some of the best places to stay in Ubud do not have road access so you may need to carry your bags through the rice fields paths a little of hop on the back of a a scooter.
Here’s my list of best places to stay in Ubud:
Hostel: Ubud Tropical
Ubud Tropical is located in a peaceful area, only short walk from the main town center of Ubud. The tent style rooms that allow you to feel immersed in nature are simple but clean and comfortable, and unlike some places in the area, have hot water showers! There’s a beautiful infinity pool in the garden that overlooks a luscious, tropical jungle view. Also, there’s a great communal kitchen area, which is handy if you are on a tight budget and want to cook for yourself. The free basic continental breakfast (toast with Nutella and other spreads, tea, coffee, water) is a plus point too. If you are travelling on a budget then this is definitely one of the best places to stay in Ubud. Check reviews and book your stay at Ubud Tropical.
Budget: Suparsa’s Homestay
Situated in a convenient location just a short 5 minutes walk into town, Suparsa’s Homestay is a beautiful traditional Balinese courtyard house. With some seriously comfortable bedding in rooms, and each room has its own little seating area outside beside the beautiful pool.
The breakfast is absolutely divine! There’s just about everything you could want on offer, fresh fruit, eggs, smoothies, pancakes, toasties, tea, coffee, fresh juices, you name it! The family who own and run this homestay are also the most kind and sweet people; they really put in an effort to make sure you have the best stay with them! For anyone looking for affordable, value for money accommodation this is by far one of the best places to stay in Ubud. Click here to check their reviews and book your stay.
Midrange: Villa Sonia
Villa Sonia Ubud is surrounded by tranquil tropical gardens just 5 minutes walk to Monkey Forest and there’s a free shuttle bus into the heart of Ubud that takes you there in about 10 minutes. These premium rooms are very comfortable, and even include an outdoor shower for that added tropical touch. Villa Sonia also has not one, but two swimming pools for guests to enjoy! Included in your stay is an extensive complimentary breakfast that will not disappoint! For those looking for something a bit more premium, Villa Sonis is certainly one of the best places to stay in Ubud. Click here to read their reviews for yourself and check yourself in for some TLC.
Boutique: Ubud Valley Boutique Resort
If you have been dreaming of waking up to seeing breathtaking views of a sunrise over misty, tropical jungle, then look no further; this resort is a manifest of your dreams. The infinity pool that overlooks the jungle below the terrace is something out of a glossy magazine cover, absolutely unreal! Not only is there a breakfast that’s fit for a king, but there’s a delightful afternoon tea service too, and the menu at the in-house restaurant has an array of delicious local and international dishes on offer. Without a doubt, Ubud Valley Boutique Resort is one of the best places to stay in Ubud, definitely something that you must experience yourself! Click here to read reviews, see pictures of this stunning resort and book your stay.
Luxury: The Kayon Jungle Resort
The Kayon Jungle Resort is one of the most spectacular and luxurious resorts in the Ubud area. Nestled into the hillside of a green terrace about 30 minutes out of town, the little piece of paradise overlooks the lush, Balinese jungle below. Rooms, landscaping, pools, service, restaurant, every detail about The Kayon Jungle Resort is out of this world! There’s a wonderful, complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea service, free shuttle transport into the main part of Ubud, in-house yoga classes, spa services, there’s actually not much that hasn’t been thought about at this resort. If you’re looking to splurge a little when you head to Bali, then this is without a doubt, hands down, one of the best places to stay in Ubud (and quite possibly the world!) Click here to check reviews and book your stay.
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