Looking for Where To Stay In Ubud?
There are so many different choices of accommodation when looking for where to stay in Ubud, from the budget hotels and hostels to five-star luxury villas. There is something here to suit every traveler’s needs!
Ubud in Bali is surrounded by rainforest and terraced rice paddies, and with its large amount of traditional Hindu temples and shrines, it boasts some of the most famous landscapes in Bali, including the Goa Gajah and Gunung Kawi.
A large amount of accommodation in Ubud sits around the main street and tourist attractions but there are also some hidden gems to be found in the higher grounds with spectacular views and landscapes.
In this Ubud Accommodation Guide, you will find my recommendations for where to stay in Ubud including budget, mid-range and luxury properties to fit every traveler’s needs.
WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD OVERVIEW
|Accommodation||Star Rating||Price Per Night|
|LUXURY HOTELS IN UBUD|
|Sthala Tribute Portfolio Hotel||5-star||$103|
|Tanah Merah Resort||5-star||$52|
|Cahaya Indah Villas||5-star||$90|
|MID-RANGE HOTELS IN UBUD|
|Sari Health Resort||3-star||$39|
|Wenara Bali Bungalows||3-star||$28|
|BUDGET HOTELS IN UBUD|
|Desak Putu Putra Hidden||2-star||$32|
|Batu Agung Villas||2-star||$47|
|Bali Sila Bisma||2-star||$69|
5 BEST LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS IN UBUD
LUXURY: NATYA RESORT
Set in beautiful, tropical forest and equipped with outdoor pools, sun terraces, spa and fitness center, a restaurant and bar with BBQ facilities. The Natya Resort is one of those places you just won’t ever want to leave and it’s one of the most exceptional resorts in Ubud.
2 miles from Ubud Palace and 3 miles from the Monkey Forest, Natya Resort is perfectly situated close to all local attractions, most of which are well within walking distance.
Rooms are built with hut-like features, giving it an authentic feel and traditional styling. All rooms at this Ubud accommodation come with either a terrace, balcony or dining area and some are available with a private pool. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and all presented to the highest standard.
When searching for where to stay in Ubud, this is perfect for families with their pool suites and also couples wanting to enjoy their luxury villas for that perfect getaway.
LUXURY: ADIWANA BISMA
With beautiful romantic settings and traditional features all overlooking the jungle and rice paddies, Adiwana Bisma is one of the best places to stay in Ubud. The resort has an outdoor swimming pool, bar and garden, serving continental breakfast everyday as well as a rooftop pool with a water slide.
Centrally located within walking distance of Saraswati Temple, Ubud Palace and market, you are never far from the main attractions as well as being close to nature and all that the Bali countryside has to offer.
All rooms are deluxe, boasting impeccable décor and extremely high standards of service and facilities. All rooms come with either a jungle or rice paddy view. Can’t go wrong with that when looking for where to stay in Ubud!
As one of the most luxurious places to stay in Ubud, this accommodation suits all. Perfect for families and couples as well as solo travelers looking for the idealistic escape.
LUXURY: STHALA – Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Overlooking the tropical forest, Sthala is rated as one of the best hotels in Ubud. Boasting some of the most breathtaking views in Ubud and featuring a large outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa and restaurant on-site. This luxurious accommodation is one of the highest quality places to consider when looking for where to stay in Ubud.
Located a little out of the way, to obtain its calming sanctuary and gorgeous location, Ubud center, market and Palace are still only 6 miles away and the Monkey Forest around 5 miles away.
All rooms are air-conditioned and come with Wi-Fi, minibars, ensuite and BBQ facilities on the balcony. Family rooms are available as well as double and twin rooms, all maintained to the same impeccable standard.
Perfect for families, couples and small groups looking to experience the traditional countryside of Bali.
LUXURY: TANAH MERAH ART RESORT
With gorgeous wooden architecture overlooking the Petanu River gorge, this is by far one of the best places to stay in Ubud. Complete with tropical furnishings, showcasing local art and fabrics, this Ubud resort also boasts a fitness center, spa and two swimming pools.
Located 10 minutes from Ubud Monkey Forest and only 2.5 miles from the town centre, you are secluded enough to enjoy nature but close enough to easily access all that Ubud has to offer.
This Ubud accommodation offers studios, cottages, suites and villas available with a private pool. Offering Wi-Fi throughout and spectacular views from every room, these comfortable, spacious, luxurious rooms are of the highest standard, and definitely worth considering when looking for where to stay in Ubud.
Tanah Merah Art Resort is perfect for families with the villas and private suites on offer and it’s also perfect for couples due to the romantic atmosphere and gorgeous rooms available within the studios.
LUXURY: CAHAYA INDAH VILLAS
Set in a tropical location overlooking the rice paddies and forest. This gorgeous open plan accommodation is one of the best places to stay Ubud. With large garden terraces and private pools, the villas are filled with traditional Bali culture, presented at an exquisite level.
Just 2 miles from Goa Gajah and Saraswati Temple, these villas in Ubud are also perfectly located to be close to local amenities, restaurants and spa centers.
All rooms come with a seating area, kitchen, dining area and private bathroom and partnered with the comfortable large beds they are homes away from home. All villas also come with garden views and terrace and private pools.
Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway and also families looking for a perfect home-style living with lots of space and facilities. Highly recommend when searching for where to stay in Ubud.
5 BEST MID-RANGE ACCOMMODATIONS IN UBUD
MID RANGE: AUMA VILLA
These larger villas are highly recommended and one of the best places to stay Ubud. Decorated in traditional white décor and set in beautiful landscapes, with a 24-hour front desk, room service and outdoor swimming pool and terrace, these Ubud villas are well presented and worthy of a stay while visiting Bali.
Set quite centrally to the town of Ubud, you are only 3 miles from Goa Gajah, 4 miles from Ubud Palace and 5 miles from Saraswati Temple.
Rooms are spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. Private pools are available with some of the rooms and come with traditional outdoor showers. Room service is available for all rooms, offering that extra comfort when not out and about exploring the local area.
This accommodation in Ubud is perfect for groups or families, but would equally suit couples or solo travelers due to the level of comfort and friendly atmosphere you receive while staying.
MID RANGE: SARI HEALTH RESORT
Situated in an excellent location overlooking the rice fields, this organic health resort in Ubud boasts a healthy, vegetarian restaurant that uses local produce. With an in house massage service, this Ubud resort offers a lovely tropical setting with a natural, zen feel.
The resort is set just over 500 yards away from Ubud Palace and only a mile away from the Monkey Forest, you are perfectly located for exploring the town and local area.
All rooms come with a terrace or balcony overlooking the pool and with views of the rice fields. The rooms also come with a seating area and private bathrooms, presented in a clean and comfortable setting.
This is one of the better places to consider when looking for where to stay in Ubud due to its central location and ease of access to all local attractions and amenities. Perfect for families, groups couples and solo travelers alike.
MID RANGE: WENARA BALI BUNGALOWS
Beautifully located in a natural forest, just 100 yards from the Monkey Forest, these Ubud bungalows are situated in gorgeously landscaped gardens and feature an outdoor pool, sun terrace and restaurant.
Centrally located, it takes just 10 minutes to walk to downtown Ubud, placing you perfectly for all local attractions and amenities. If you are after a central but beautiful location, then this is possibly the best place when searching for where to stay in Ubud.
The rooms are relaxing with large windows to utilise natural light. The rooms offer calming, beautiful views from their private balconies and all are decorated with natural décor and comfortable beds.
Rated one of the best places to stay in Ubud for all types of travelers alike, families, groups, couples and solo visitors will all be welcomed and find this a fantastic place to spend their holiday.
MID RANGE: ALAM PANGKUNG
With views of the river, set in a jungle location this is a beautiful accommodation in Ubud that offers room service to all rooms and guided tours for guests. This is perfect when searching for where to stay in Ubud on a mid-range budget.
Only 23 miles from the international airport, Alam Pangkung offers airport transfers for its guests and once on-site, you are close to the main street and all tourist attractions are well within walking distance.
All rooms come with a seating area and gorgeous views, all rooms are clean and comfortable with traditional style décor.
Lovely location for families, couples, groups or solo travelers searching for where to stay in Ubud.
MID RANGE: LOTUS VILLA
This Ubud villa is set in a beautiful open setting with natural décor and beautiful views. It is home to an outdoor swimming pool, bar, sun terrace and gorgeous ponds of fish around each of the villas while overlooking views of the jungle. An a la carte breakfast is served every morning on the terrace for you to enjoy in this tranquil and zen location.
Located just a short distance from Ubud center, you are close to all local facilities and all the restaurants and spa centers that Ubud has to offer, while also only being around a mile away from Ubud Palace and Saraswati Temple.
The rooms are all large and clean, with natural décor. All rooms come with seating areas and private bathrooms and are equipped with all you will need during your stay.
This is the perfect spot for solo travelers, couples and families looking for where to stay in Ubud due to its central location and warm, friendly atmosphere.
5 BEST BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS IN UBUD
Set close to the center, this Ubud accommodation comprises of natural huts set in the outdoors to embrace the natural habitat around beautiful terraces. This stunning property has been well put together and carefully crafted.
Located fairly centrally, you are only a few miles from Ubud Palace, Neka Art Museum, the Ubud market and Monkey Forest and Goa Gajah.
All rooms come with a balcony, air conditioning and a private bathroom. They are equipped with TV’s and a desk and are clean and well presented.
This Ubud accommodation is perfect for travelers wanting to explore due to its central location, close to so many attractions and places of interest. Abimana has a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere so it’s also perfect for families.
BUDGET: RUMAH RODA
Set in an excellent location amongst the tropical paradise, this accommodation in Ubud has well designed landscaped gardens in the small spaces they occupy, making this a private and secluded location amongst the busyness of Ubud central. With a restaurant and outdoor pool, garden and terrace this property is surrounded by authentic Bali architecture and close to the beautiful rice paddies.
Central located in Ubud and near to the Palace, Ubud market and Blanco Museum.
Rooms at Rumah Roda all come with a balcony and all boast a landmark view. Although basic, the rooms are clean and have all the facilities expected of a budget hotel. Breakfast is also available every morning on the terrace.
This Ubud hotel is good for small families, small groups and solo travelers. It has a great central location and all that you would require of a hotel in this price range with the added bonus of some of the most beautiful views of Ubud.
BUDGET: DESAK PUTU PUTRA HIDDEN
This is one of the most beautiful locations in my budget recommendations of places to stay in Ubud. It has a traditional Bali feel with secluded gardens and walkways and the whole place has a relaxed, zen atmosphere. The facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi as well as a large garden where breakfast is served every morning.
Desak Putu Putra Hidden is just a 10-minute walk from Ubud Palace and a 20-minute walk to the Monkey Forest. The Blanco Renaissance Museum is also around a mile away. This perfect central location is great for exploring, venturing into town or hiking in the beautiful Bali countryside.
Each room has a terrace with a garden view and is equipped with a TV, private bathroom with both a bath and shower. These are large, clean rooms with gorgeous views.
This Ubud accommodation is recommended for all types of travelers from solo explorers to groups and families looking to stay on a budget.
BUDGET: BATU AGUNG VILLAS
This lovely, naturalistic accommodation in Ubud runs close to the river and incorporates the jungle into its relaxed outdoor feeling. Facilities included are an outdoor swimming pool, spa and wellness center and a restaurant. Not a bad spot to consider when searching for where to stay in Ubud.
Situated close to the Monkey Forest, ARMA Museum and The Yoga Barn, this accommodation in Ubud Bali is perfect for any traveler wanting to explore the local area on foot that’s to its prime location. This hotel in Ubud also offers a shuttle service to the airport which is 21 miles away.
Rooms are clean and well presented with a natural wooden feel. All rooms come with a TV, minibar and private bathroom and some villas are available with a private pool.
Perfect for all travelers, this is one of the best hotels in Ubud for families, groups, couples and singles traveling on a budget.
BUDGET: BALI SILA BISMA
This is a family-owned accommodation that offers three options when it comes to where you stay all with a shared swimming pool, with choices of 4 guest rooms, villa-style rooms and a private cottage. This friendly, local business has a traditional feel with beautiful garden views.
Situated well within walking distance of all the restaurants and spas in central Ubud and only 15 minutes from the market, Palace and Monkey Forest. All this combined is what gives this place its appeal for travelers looking for an inexpensive place to stay while they explore Ubud.
Rooms are spacious, clean and well presented and all come with a private bathroom, and if you opt for the private cottage, these come with their very own private pool.
If you are traveling on a budget then this is the perfect place to consider when searching for where to stay in Ubud. Great for families, groups and solo travelers who can benefit from the fantastic location and very reasonable prices.
BEST THINGS TO DO IN UBUD
Ubud is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature for a few days away from the rat race. Whether you want to unwind and relax or adventure and explore, Ubud has the best of both worlds!
Best Things To Do In Ubud:
Yellow Waterfall in Ubud
Ubud Elephant Sanctuary
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MAP OF UBUD
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GETTING AROUND UBUD
The best way to get around UBUD is on a scooter. For scooter rentals, you can ask your accommodation to organize this as they are always able to help.
Scooter rental is typically 50,000 IDR per day or you can rent them on a monthly basis from anywhere between 600,000 IDR and 700,000 IDR.
From Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to reach Ubud depending on traffic.
Alternatively, if you are not comfortable driving a scooter, you can rent a car in Bali and explore Ubud on 4 wheels instead of 2.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI
The best time to visit Bali for perfect weather and fewer tourists is between the months of April and October.
The rainy season in Bali is typically from December through to February and this is also peak season for tourists arriving during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.
BALI TOURIST VISA
When entering Bali, there is a Visa On Arrival policy that allows tourists to stay for a maximum of 30-days at no cost.
If you wish to stay in Bali for more than 30-days you must pay USD $35 for the Visa On Arrival in order for you to be able to extend it at the immigration office located in Denpasar City.
You can only extend the 30-day visa to a 60-day visa and it requires a couple of visits to the immigration office to hand in your passport, do fingerprints and then pick up your passport a week later.
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There are a few ways of getting around Bali – scooter, motorbike, go-jek, grab taxi and private taxi. In my experience, the cheapest and most convenient way of getting around Bali is by scooter.
The cost of scooter hire is around $4 day and petrol can be bought for as little as 70 cents per litre.
If you are not comfortable riding a scooter on the crazy roads of Bali you can use Go-Jek and Grab Taxi services. Download the free app from the App Store and you’ll need a local number to register before you can start using the service.
If you are traveling solo, you can select the motorbike taxi option within the Go-Jek and Grab app’s which is by far the cheapest mode of transport to get you from A to B.
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BALI – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The currency in Bali is Rupiah (IDR) and the exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 14,000 IDR.
Purchasing a sim card in Bali is very cheap and simple. You can purchase a Bali SIM Card online in advance and pick it up at the airport when you arrive.
For approximately $7 USD, you can get a local sim card that comes with 10GB of data with calls and texts included!
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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