Ubud is often the first place that Kuta based tourists visit on a day trip. It offers a totally different scene which only gets better the longer you stay. The great thing about Ubud is that downtown is loaded with accommodation options to fit every budget. Jl. Hanoman and Jl. Kajeng, both downtown offer handy accommodation for people without transport. Jl. Penestenan slightly out of town is one of the many other options for a quieter stay.
Here is a list of accommodation options in downtown Ubud.
Jl. Kajeng 9
Situated away from the road in a family compound. Fan, cold water, garden wooded area.
Jl. Gautama 9
Small family homestay with 4 affordable, simple, bungalows. Two rooms have hot water, all with fan.
Gusti’s Garden 2
Located on the far western edge of central Ubud. Small collection of modern rooms, which gets a decent amount of customers. Has a funky swimming pool. First time visitors should call for a free pick-up within the Ubud area, as finding the place can be tricky. Single 130,000rp per night, double 170,000rp per night.
Gusti’s Garden Bungalows.
Jl Kajeng #27
Fifteen decent losmen rooms, all with hot water. Nice swimming pool and garden and a peaceful location. Single 150,000rp per night, double 170,000rp per night.
Of off. Jl Bisma
Located on a small lane surrounded by ricefields. Twelve cottages all with 4-poster beds, bathtubs and hot water, fan. Penthouse rooms have large living area and pleasant views. Rooftop swimming pool. Moderately priced.
Small, simple bungalows built in a two-storey block facing the rice-paddies (upstairs rooms cost a little extra) and well away from the road. All have hot water and peaceful views. As the rooms are in a block your are in close proximity to your neighbor. Still a good budget place. 50,000rp per night.
Located off of Jl Monkey Forest at the end of a quiet gang. Five decent budget bungalows in a courtyard, all with hot water, fan. The 4 split-level bungalows sloping down to the river can sleep up to 4 people each.
100,000rp per night.
Nick’s Homestay 2
Jl Hanoman #57,
Located on lower Jl. Hanoman in Central Ubud. Seven clean, decent rooms, fan, hot water, garden compound. Guests can use the pool at Nick’s 1 (on Jl. Monkey Forest). 70,000rp per night.
Nirvana Pension and Gallery
Jl Gautama #10
Artistically designed place with comfortable rooms. Owner is a painter and batik teacher named Nyoman Suradnya. 200,000rp per night.
Jl Monkey Forest
Seven standard bungalows set in a garden behind a restaurant, plus one family house with kitchen. Single 60,000rp per night, double 100,000rp per night.
Jl Karna #5
Four cheap rooms, with fans, cold water in a small family compound.
Mid-priced place offering a decent standard. Eight cottages are built in tiers that extend down the river gully. There are cheaper rooms. Big breakfasts and small pool.
Jl Karna #7
Very nice bungalow rooms that are clean and well furnished. Good breakfasts and small swimming pool. The small compound can feel cramped sometimes when busy. Rooms come with cold water for 70,000rp per night, hot water for 100,000rp per night, AC for 150,000rp and 250,000rp per night.
Seven plain bungalow rooms with hot water, fan, in a garden at the end of a very quiet lane. 100,000rp per night.
The White House (Three Brothers’ Bungalows)
Located off of Jl Monkey Forest
Has a partial ricefield view from upstairs rooms. Is a comfortable place and has a pool. There are 10 large rooms that all have hot water and a porch. Rooms are 125,000rp, 150,000rp and 160,000rp per night.
•Moderate and Expensive
Jl Monkey Forest
Small hotel with 10 rooms. Elegantly decorated with antiques, nice garden. There’s also a pool, a spa and a restaurant. Twin and double rooms are 300,000rp, with AC, hot water.
Jl Monkey Forest. (0361) 976090. Boutique hotel featuring 20 bright and shiny, AC bungalows. Rice field views, porch over looking ricefields. There’s a great pool, a spa and art shop.
Pertiwi Resort and Spa.
Jl Monkey Forest
An up-market, set of 38 air-con bungalows and 12 villa compounds spanning a river. There’s a choice of 38 air-con bungalows as well as a dozen plush villa compounds, two pools and a spa.
Pringga Juwita Water Garden Cottages
Traditional dark-wood rooms, in elegant bungalows, both single and 2-storey. Garden bathrooms, pool and lotus ponds. Moderately expensive.
Puri Saren Agung
Jl Raya Ubud. (0361) 975057. Fax 0361 975137
Eight pavilions, elegantly designed in traditional palace style. This is part of the Ubud palace and still belongs to the Sukawati family. Balinese dance performances are performed daily. AC, hot water, elegant rooms. Moderately expensive.
Located on the southern end of Jl Bisma
Wonderful site with ricefields and unspoilt land, rich with trees. Eight large rooms in 2 buildings, the best rooms being those upstairs. Close to downtown, with connecting rooms, swimming pool, good breakfasts. Hot water, AC. Upstairs rooms $45 per night, downstairs rooms $35 per night.
Jl Hanoman, Padang Tegal
Nice set of 15 rooms, all with choice of fan or AC. Rooms are in 2-storey blocks close to the paddy fields. This place is popular with good. Swimming pool, massage service, cooking school, day treks. Single room 300,000rp per night , Double room 400,000rp per night & 500,000rp per night, Duplex room 600,000rp per night.
Jl Monkey Forest
Good value, comfortable, bungalows in a pretty garden with pool. Better rooms with air-con and bathtubs. 1 person room with AC $30, 2 person room with AC $40.
Ubud Village Hotel.
Jl Monkey Forest
Each room occupies its own small compound, complete with cool furnishings, AC, a courtyard garden and sunken bath. The more expensive rooms have wide terraces overlooking the river. There’s a big pool, a restaurant and an attractive lounge. $80 for an AC Double room.
Waka di Ume
1.8 km north along Jl Suweta from Ubud market, in kampung Sambahan
Sixteen bungalows designed in the Waka group’s ‘Bali cool’ style, with furniture and interior design. Each bungalow has a wonderful rice-paddy view (better from the upstairs rooms), and two ‘gob-smacking’ pools (one for anak anak), a spa and a restaurant. Free transport to downtown.
Prices quoted are as of May 10th 2007. Bear in mind there are factors affecting price, including time of the year (high season is July and December / January) and tourist levels. On many occasions you will be quoted a price on their website, or in person and will get a chunky discount by saying “My friend stayed here for $X and I want the same deal.”