Ubud Accommodation Guide: Where To Stay In Ubud

Ubud Accommodation

Ubud is seen as the cultural heart of Bali. It’s pretty common to see traditional Balinese ceremonies and there’s always a rice field somewhere nearby. Ubud is full of health food cafes, spas, monkeys and yoga pants… and mats. The village itself has become more touristy and busy over the years, although the charm still remains particularly in the mornings and evenings. This is why I always recommend to stay in Ubud rather than do a day trip, it’s the only way to see the best of Ubud. Here’s our guide for Ubud Accommodation…

 

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Where To Stay In Ubud? Lets Get Oriented.

Ubud Accommodation Map

When we talk about staying in Ubud, that really means two different options, staying in the village itself and staying in the outskirts. In the map above, you can see Ubud Village, with the main streets being Monkey Forest Road, Jl. Hanoman and Jl. Raya Ubud.

Option 1: Staying in Ubud Village

There are lots of pros to staying in the Ubud Village. If it’s your first time to Ubud it will make it easier to explore the streets, eat at the restaurants, go shopping and visit different spas. You will also have easy access to Ubud Monkey Forrest. However, staying in Ubud village will mean that it will be more touristy and much busier than if you stay in the outskirts, and depending on what you do, you may miss out on some of the natural beauty. This of course can be overcome by going on rice field walks, visiting waterfalls like Tegenungan and getting a private driver etc.

Option 2: Staying in the outskirts of Ubud

A lot of Ubud accommodation is located in the outskirts of Ubud, some not too far away from the village, others perhaps 30 minutes away. These hotels are often surrounded by the beautiful jungle or rice fields and often offer experiences to explore the surrounding nature and community. Your hotel may offer free shuttle transport into the village. Despite this, you will still be a little more isolated and may not have the same amount of time to explore the village. Having said that, If you’re staying in a beautiful hotel with restaurants, pool, a spa and other experiences, the isolation won’t be an issue, rather a time to relax.

There’s no right or wrong option, just different. We’ve stayed in both the village and different areas around Ubud and have absolutely loved all experiences.

Booking Accommodation In Ubud

Agoda

We love using Agoda as they have a great range of properties in Bali at competitive prices.

Booking.com

Booking.com is another great option, one of our favourite ways to book accommodation.

Airbnb

Airbnb tend to have a lot of villa options for Bali, so another good option if looking to stay in a villa. Often have discounts for stays of a week or more.

Ubud Accommodation Guide

We have been lucky enough to stay in lots of amazing accommodation throughout Ubud, but we haven’t stayed everywhere and want to make sure we are recommending the best. So our Ubud Accommodation recommendations below are based on our favourites that we have stayed in, knowledge of Ubud hotels and their specific locations throughout Ubud, lots of research, reading reviews, hearing from you guys and just putting this all together with our own experience of Ubud.

Please note: Prices were accurate at the time of this post and are per night.

Absolute Splurge: Luxury Accommodation In Ubud

Padma Resort Ubud | from $437 AUD

Padma Resort Ubud

Padma Resort Ubud only just opened at the beginning of 2016. We have such beautiful memories from our stay, from the amazing infinity pool, to the delicious food, and beautiful rooms. Padma Resort Ubud have stunning grounds including a walking path through the surrounding jungle. As cliched as it sounds, the thing I loved most about Padma Resort Ubud was the staff, who were so helpful and kind, it made our stay here something more. 

Alila Ubud | from $271 AUD |

Alila Ubud Pool

Our stay at Alila Ubud was fantastic. We had great food, beautiful surrounds, a beautiful pool and friendly staff. We loved doing one of their Alila Experiences, where we walked through the local community and rice fields. Read more about our stay here.

Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Hotel | from $675 AUD
Mandapa Ritz Carlton Ubud

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Mandapa, Ritz-Carlton is another new addition to Ubud. A stunning hotel which comes well reviewed, located in the outskirts of Ubud.

Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan | from $764 AUD
Four Seasons Resort Sayan

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Four Seasons Resort Sayan is a beautiful resort set amongst tranquil greenery. The rooms and grounds look beautiful and it comes well reviewed. Although it’s on the outskirts of Ubud, capitalising on scenery, it’s also only a 10 minute drive to Ubud Village.

Hanging Gardens of Bali | from $548 AUD
Hanging Gardens Ubud Bali

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Hanging Gardens Ubud has one of the most iconic pools in Bali. Set in the beautiful outskirts of Bali, it’s a beautiful hotel that comes well reviewed.

Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas and Spa | from $372 AUD
Kayumanis Ubud

Kayumanis Ubud is located in the outskirts of Ubud, but only about a 10-15 minute drive to Ubud Village. The hotel is beautiful and comes well reviewed.

Uma by COMO Ubud | from $334 AUD
Uma by Como Ubud

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Uma by Como Ubud is a beautiful hotel located only just on the outskirts of Ubud. Although a free 5 minute shuttle is provided to Ubud, it is still possible to walk into the village if you’re happy too.

Luxe For Less

Royal Kamuela Villas | from $303 AUD
Royal Kamuela Villas Ubud

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We loved our stay at Royal Kamuela Villas. Although it’s located in the centre of Ubud Village, it still feels like your private, quiet sanctuary being set back from the road. Royal Kamuela has 12 pool villas.

Komaneka at Bisma | from $313 AUD
Komaneka At Bisma

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Located on Jl. Bisma, Komaneka at Bisma is a great location, still within Ubud Village but on a quieter road.

Komaneka at Monkey Forest | from $275 AUD
Komaneka At Monkey Forest

Komaneka At Monkey Forest

Komaneka at Monkey Forest is located right in the centre of Ubud Village, perfect if you want to spend your days exploring Ubud’s streets.

Bisma Eight | from $238 AUD
Bisma Eight Ubud

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Another hotel located on Jl. Bisma, which means you will still be within Ubud village, but far enough away to get some tranquility. A beautiful hotel wth great reviews.

Kamandalu Ubud | from $254 AUD Kamandalu Pool

Kamandalu is located in the outskirts of Ubud, surrounded by beautiful tropical greenery. It consists of rooms and villas with beautiful grounds

Warwick Ibah | from $214 AUD
Warwick Ibah

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Warwick Ibah is beautifully designed in line with Balinese traditions. It’s located only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Ubud, making it convenient to explore Ubud.

The Ubud Village Resort and Spa | from $266 AUD
The Ubud Village

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The Ubud Village Resort is located just on the edge of Ubud Village, either a bit of a walk or a free shuttle into the centre. We are yet to stay here, but it looks like a beautiful hotel that comes well reviewed.

Aria Villas Ubud | from $223 AUD
Aria Villas Ubud

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Aria Villas Ubud are only a 10 minute walk into Ubud centre. They are private villas with a modern design.

Hotels In Ubud For Under $200/night

Alaya Resort Ubud | from $137 AUD
Alaya Ubud

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A great location in Ubud Village, with a great design.

Puri Sebali Resort | from $132
Puri Sebali Resort Ubud

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Located in the outskirts of Ubud, Puri Sebali Resort is a nicely designed hotel with a 20 minute shuttle to Ubud.

The Samara Villas and Restaurant | from $150 Samara Ubud

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Samara Villas and Restaurant are located within Ubud Village, but please note that the hotel is in a car restricted area therefore the hotel provides a 400m motorbike shuttle service to reach the hotel. Samara Villas have a beautiful design and come well reviewed.

Sankara Resort Ubud | from $134
Sankara Ubud

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Sankara Resort is located on the outskirts of Ubud, but also provide a free shuttle into Ubud Village.

Tebesaya Cottage | from $73
Tebesaya Cottage Ubud

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Tebesaya Cottage offers value for money, with a great location in Ubud village but on a quieter street.

We will be continually updating this post with any new places we stay and love, to make sure we are recommending the best Ubud Accommodation.

Ubud Field Guide

Once you’ve found the perfect place to stay in Ubud, take a look at our Ubud Field Guide for some more inspiration. Our Ubud Field Guide has everything you need to hit the ground running, including our favourite food, culture, shops, things to see + do, day trips, walks and short walking itineraries. We’ve also put all of our favourites onto our own Ubud Map so you can literally just take it out with you and no research or planning is required.

 

Mini Guide To Ubud – Bali

Mini Guide To Ubud

Ubud is one of our favourite places in Bali. If I could sum up Ubud in three words I would say culture, yoga and healthy food, but really there is so much more. Touristy yes, but the culture and charm are still there if you take the time to immerse yourself. This is one of the reasons that I don’t usually advocate taking a day trip to Ubud, because the real charm is found in the morning and evening when you can really explore. We’ve already touched on lots about Ubud on the blog, but we thought we’d put together a little mini guide to Ubud so you can get a quick overview of some of our favourite bits… (and some exciting news below).

See + Do

Campuhan Ridge Walk Ubud

One of our absolute favourite things to do in Ubud is the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Easily accessible from the village itself, it has beautiful views and is perfect in the early morning or evening.

Ubud is an absolute hub of Yoga. If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga, or already love it, this is the perfect place. We loved our small class at Bodyworks, Yoga Barn have a huge following and we’ve heard good things about Radiantly Alive.

Tegenungan Waterfall Ubud

Tegenungan Waterfall is about a 30 minute drive from Ubud, but it’s well worth it. A beautiful waterfall that you can also swim in…

Eat

Ibu Oka Ubud

Eating at Ibu Oka is almost like a rite of passage in Ubud. Known for their suckling pig (Babi Guling), a traditional Balinese dish, it’s a must try for lunch at one of their three establishments. The restaurants themselves have lost a bit of their rustic charm and modernised over the years, but if you go to the main one (Jalan Suweta) make sure to go upstairs for a more traditional setting.

Locavore is unlike any other restaurant in Bali and if you love food, this is one you should book in advance. All the food is from sustainably sourced local ingredients.

Tukies Ubud

And we haven’t forgotten dessert… for the most delicious coconut ice cream head to Tukies. Once I tried this they couldn’t keep me away.

Stay

Padma Resort Ubud

You really are spoilt for choice in Ubud (and Bali for that matter) when it comes to accommodation. Two of our favourites are Alila Ubud and Padma Resort Ubud. Both are a little way out of the centre of Ubud, but provide complimentary shuttles. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds Ubud, relax and still get to explore the village.

 

Where To Get Great Indonesian Food in Ubud

Indonesian Food In Ubud

There are so many great places to try and enjoy some tasty Indonesian and Balinese food in Ubud. These are a few of our favourites both simple warungs and modern restaurants.

Cafe Wayan

Cafe Wayan

Beautiful garden setting and great Indonesian food. We love their pandan pancakes (dadar gulung).

Ibu Oka

Ibu Oka

Pretty much the first place anyone hears about when they ask ‘what is the best Balinese food‘, is the suckling pig from one of the three Ibu Oka warungs in Ubud. If you go to the one closest to the Palace and Market, head upstairs for a more traditional seating experience.

Dewa Warung

Dewa Warung

Simple yet effective. They do a good Nasi Campur. The juice we had there was so refreshing.

Biah Biah and Biah Biah+

Biah Biah +

They have both ends of town sorted for a yummy lunch or dinner. Nice and relaxed.

Bebek Bengil

The place to go if you want ‘dirty duck’ a Balinese slow cooked spiced duck. Big venue with a nice outlook. We do like Balinese duck but the style is similar to suckling pig with the use of spices (see Ibu Oka) but we love the pig variation a lot more.

Melting Wok Warung

Melting Wok Warung

Well its not strictly Indonesian Melting Wok is a great warung serving great curry, noodles and daily specials. Really good.

Dayu’s Warung

Dayu's Warung

Not in the thick of things in Ubud but thats a good thing too. The street having a more local vibe. Simply good food.

Spice by Chris Salans

Spice by Chris Salans

Fancy Indonesian flavours. Western techniques meet with Indonesian Flavours and local produce.

Sate Arang

Sate Arang

Sate is one of the first things you think of when you think of Indonesian food. Come here for a great designed restaurant serving high quality food and sate. Traditional flavours and beyond.

If we were to really single out some of our favourites, Ibu Oka cannot be missed and Melting Wok Warung is one of our favourites 🙂 Sate Arang left an impression on us too, yum. Whether heading to Ubud for the first time or a seasoned Ubudian you are sure to love these places if you are after a boost of Indonesian flavours in Ubud.