Where To Stay In Ubud – Best Hotels, Hostels, & Resorts

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There are so many different Ubud accommodation options to choose from when searching for where to stay in Ubud including mid-range hotels, cheap hostels, and five-star luxury villas.

Lucky for you, I have put together this comprehensive guide to suit every traveler’s needs and budget!

Surrounded by rainforests and terraced rice paddies, and with its large amount of traditional Hindu temples, Ubud is one of the most famous places to visit in Bali.

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WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD

The majority of the accommodations in Ubud are located around the main town, but there are also some hidden gems to be found on the outskirts boasting spectacular views and landscapes.

In this guide, you will find my recommendations on where to stay for all budgets.

 

BEST LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS IN UBUD

 

LUXURY: NATYA RESORT

The Accommodation:

Set in a beautiful, tropical forest and equipped with outdoor pools, sun terraces, a 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.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

Rooms are built with hut-like features, giving them 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 are presented to the highest standard.

Recommended for:

 Natya Resort is perfect for families with their pool suites and also couples wanting to enjoy their luxury villas for that perfect getaway.

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LUXURY: ADIWANA BISMA

The Accommodation:

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 every day as well as a rooftop pool with a water slide.

Location:

Centrally located within walking distance of Saraswati Temple, Ubud Palace, and the 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.

The Rooms:

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!

Recommended for:

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 an idealistic escape.

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LUXURY: STHALA – Tribute Portfolio Hotel

The Accommodation:

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 stay in Ubud.

Location:

Located a little out of the way, to obtain its calming sanctuary and gorgeous location, the Ubud center, market and Palace are still only 6 miles away and the Monkey Forest around 5 miles away.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

Perfect for families, couples and small groups looking to experience the traditional countryside of Bali.

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LUXURY: TANAH MERAH ART RESORT

The Accommodation:

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, and showcasing local art and fabrics, this Ubud resort also boasts a fitness center, spa, and two swimming pools.

Location:

Located 10 minutes from Ubud Monkey Forest and only 2.5 miles from the town center, you are secluded enough to enjoy nature but close enough to easily access all that Ubud has to offer.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

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.

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LUXURY: CAHAYA INDAH VILLAS

The Accommodation:

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.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway and also families looking for a perfect home-style living with lots of space and facilities.

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BEST MID-RANGE ACCOMMODATIONS IN UBUD

 

MID RANGE: AUMA VILLA

The Accommodation:

These larger villas are highly recommended and one of the best places to stay in 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.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

This Ubud accommodation 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.

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MID RANGE: SARI HEALTH RESORT

The Accommodation:

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.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

This is one of the better places to stay due to its central location and ease of access to all local attractions and amenities. Perfect for families, groups couples, and solo travelers alike.

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MID RANGE: WENARA BALI BUNGALOWS

The Accommodation:

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.

Location:

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:

The rooms are relaxing with large windows to utilize natural light. The rooms offer calm, beautiful views from their private balconies, and all are decorated with natural décor and comfortable beds.

Recommended for:

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.

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MID RANGE: ALAM PANGKUNG

The Accommodation:

With views of the river, set in a jungle location this is a beautiful Ubud accommodation that offers room service to all rooms and guided tours for guests. This is perfect for travelers on a mid-range budget.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

All rooms come with a seating area and gorgeous views, all rooms are clean and comfortable with traditional style décor.

Recommended for:

Lovely location for families, couples, groups or solo travelers.

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MID RANGE: LOTUS VILLA

The Accommodation:

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.

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:

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.

Recommended for:

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.

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BEST BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS IN UBUD

 

BUDGET: ABIMANA

The Accommodation:

Set close to the center, this Ubud accommodation comprises 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.

Location:

Located fairly centrally, you are only a few miles from Ubud Palace, Neka Art Museum, the Ubud market and Monkey Forest, and Goa Gajah.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

This 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.

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BUDGET: RUMAH RODA

The Accommodation:

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.

Location:

Central located in Ubud and near to the Palace, Ubud market, and Blanco Museum.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

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.

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BUDGET: DESAK PUTU PUTRA HIDDEN

The Accommodation:

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.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

This Ubud accommodation is recommended for all types of travelers from solo explorers to groups and families looking to stay on a budget.

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BUDGET: BATU AGUNG VILLAS

The Accommodation:

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.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

Perfect for all travelers, this is one of the best hotels in Ubud for families, groups, couples and singles traveling on a budget.

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BUDGET: BALI SILA BISMA

The Accommodation:

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.

Location:

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.

The Rooms:

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.

Recommended for:

If you are traveling on a budget then this is the perfect place to stay. Great for families, groups, and solo travelers who can benefit from the fantastic location and very reasonable prices.

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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:

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HOW TO GET AROUND UBUD

I recommend renting a scooter which is the best means of transport around Ubud.

Don’t feel confident riding a scooter? Another great option for getting around Ubud is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that Ubud has to offer.

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  • Experienced Driver
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Petrol

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WHAT TO PACK FOR UBUD

When visiting Ubud, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Balinese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.

If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;

  • GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

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