Best Places for Backpackers in Ubud, Indonesia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Ubud, Indonesia.

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Top 50 hostels in Ubud, Indonesia.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Ubud, Indonesia.

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Maple House Ubud

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Maple House Ubud

Maple House Very close to YOGA BARN, is easier for those of you who take yoga classes to reach the location.Monkey Forest is an easy destination as it is about 500 meters from the Hotel. Strategic place close to restaurants, minimarkets, and located in a very strategic area to facilitate you in...
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Aurora House Ubud

97 /100

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Aurora House Ubud

Attractively situated in the Ubud City-Centre district of Ubud, Aurora House is situated 300 m from Ubud Market, 300 m from Ubud Palace and 1.3 km from Ubud Monkey Forest. The property has a garden, as well as a terrace. The property is 300 m from the city middle. The rooms at the guest house are...
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Indraprastha Home Stay

97 /100

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Indraprastha Home Stay

Welcome to Indraprastha Homestay! We offer budget accommodation at a reasonable price, within walking distance of the heart of Ubud and approximately a 90 minutes drive from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport. We are one of the most comfortable guest houses to stay at in Ubud which locat...
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Nirwa Ubud Homestay

97 /100

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Nirwa Ubud Homestay

Nirwa Homestay is located in a peaceful oasis in the beautiful ricefields of Ubud. It is ideal for the single traveller, couple or small family who would prefer home-style accommodation with a real Balinese family, rather than typical, undistinguished motel facilities....
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Sunshine Vintage House

96 /100

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Sunshine Vintage House

Sunshine Vintage House is a new hostel with a new vintage concept located in the heart of Ubud. Its a little bit away from the busy and hustle of ubud centre and situated in a traditional balinese house compound in Padang Tegal Village. A cool, beautiful place where you can relax. By staying with...
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Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel

96 /100

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Puri Garden Hotel & Hostel

Puri Garden is a boutique hotel & hostel in the heart of Ubud, just a few steps of the main sights, shops, restaurants and the world's famous Yoga Barn. Our recently renovated cosy rooms offer an authentic Balinese feel with a modern touch in a beautiful spacious location, including a gorgeous garde...
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Green Paddy Hostel & Villa

95 /100

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Green Paddy Hostel & Villa

Green Paddy Hostel Villa is a hostel with unique concept. Combination of hostel style with villa facilities, ideally suited for all tourists who want to feel stay at villa in Ubud, but pay in hostel price (low budget ). This place give you real experience stay among rice field and swim in infinity...
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Backpackers Home Ubud

95 /100

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Backpackers Home Ubud

Backpackers Home Ubud is your home and located in the middle of ubud area between tourist place and local place , just a few steps of the main sights, shops, restaurants, monkey forest and the famous Yoga Barn. each room contains 4 beds and has AC, free WiFi, hot shower, fresh and clean sheets,...
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Gusti Backpackers House

95 /100

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Gusti Backpackers House

Created for a new generation of travelers, Gusti Backpackers House is truly one of a kind hostel located in Downtown Ubud, with communal area and premium shared rooms thoughtfully designed by Balinese traditional house designer. The property also features family temples and traditional house, with a...
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Pondok Permata Homestay

95 /100

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Pondok Permata Homestay

Simply furnished, rooms feature traditional Balinese architecture and have plenty of natural light. They are equipped with a fan, seating area and private patio that overlooks the garden. A bathtub and toiletries are in the bathroom. The place is surrounded by nature. It is very quiet, away from...
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Ubud Rice Field House

94 /100

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Ubud Rice Field House

Coming to Ubud Rice Field House, you will be able to enjoy wild nature with paddy rice fields, beautiful gardens, marvelous mountains and typical tropical bamboo houses. Get away from the noises, traffic jams, stuffy streets of the Ubud Town. Only 5 minutes by walk from Ubud main street, you will...
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NamaStay at Ubud

94 /100

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NamaStay at Ubud

NamaStay, a hostel created with the taste of Nama (a.k.a. the monkey god), welcomes young people and those of young at heart from around the world to play in his playground. Catering fondness of each Namas, whether in singles or dorms, in rooms or tents, nothing is too crowded, nor too quiet, neithe...
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Vanara Sugriwa Backpaker Dorm

94 /100

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Vanara Sugriwa Backpaker Dorm

Welcome to Vanara Sugriwa Backpackers dorm. Set in a very simple traditional and exciting building, walking distance from many attractions, restaurants, shops and cafes. The building provides some simple common areas for travelers to chill out, meet and greet with another travelers. We are gla...
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PADI - PADI Backpackers House

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PADI - PADI Backpackers House

You’ll get good vibes, comfortable accommodation and unforgettable fun in this chic, centrally located hostel. Nestled in one of Ubud’s coolest areas, PADI - PADI Backpackers House combines a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with exciting activities and sparkling Ubud life. Our smiling staff is eager to...
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Sari Nadi Homestay

94 /100

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Sari Nadi Homestay

Surrounded by greenery, Sari Nadi Homestay features Balinese-style accommodation a 5-minute stroll from Ubud Palace and Ubud Market. A private terrace with garden views is attached to each room. Guests enjoy daily housekeeping and in-room breakfast. Sari Nadi Homestay is a 10-minute drive from Mo...
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Bale Bali Inn

94 /100

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Bale Bali Inn

Bale Bali Inn is the home of a traditional painter with free wifi, six luxurious, air conditioned rooms and a beautiful swimming pool. All rooms feature stunning Balinese artworks, fridge, television, desk, mirror, wardrobe, reading lamps, private patio with table and seating and beautiful outdo...
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WW Backpackers

92 /100

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WW Backpackers

WW Backpackers Feel the Ubud's atmosphere. This backpackers is located on Campuhan Main Street close to everywhere, many restaurant/cafe around the property. Free Wi-fi in all area with free of charge. You can see awesome river view and shared kitchen with kitchenware, kettle, microwave, refrigera...
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Indraprastha 2 Bungalow

92 /100

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Indraprastha 2 Bungalow

Featuring modern Balinese decor, rooms are equipped with a fan (standard double room) or air conditioning device (deluxe room). The buildings are next to rice field (the rice field is based on rice planting session) and has a tropical garden. Indraprastha 2 bungalow Ubud offers relaxing stays in a...
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Wayan

91 /100

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Wayan's Family Hostel

Wayan's Family Hostel is a really cool, cozy and affordable hostel with private rooms right in the center of Ubud. Its strongest point is location. The hostel is situated in the real center of Ubud. Best of all, taxi and public transport are not necessary to reach any of the major historical sites o...
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Shiva House Ubud

91 /100

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Shiva House Ubud

Shiva House features Balinese architecture surrounded by greenery. A 5-minute walk from Ubud Palace, it provides free WiFi access throughout its premises. The sacred Monkey Forest is a 10-minute drive from Shiva House, while Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away. Offering g...
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Green View Backpackers inn

90 /100

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Green View Backpackers inn

Green View Backpackers inn is a perfect place for those who want to feel the atmosphere of Ubud and are looking for affordable accommodation in the city center. Excellent location (Ubud downtown ), dormitory, private rooms with bathrooms and a homely atmosphere, ensures use of attractions that Ub...
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Kasih Sayang House

90 /100

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Kasih Sayang House

We are a BRAND NEW *HOSTEL and GUEST HOUSE* in a magical area of Mas Ubud, surrounded of rice fields. At Kasih Sayang House we provide our guests their “home away from home”, while discovering the beauty of Ubud and its surrounding. HOSTEL dormitory rooms: •4 rooms of 4 mixed dormitory bed wit...
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Gypsy Lust

90 /100

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Gypsy Lust

Gypsy Lust hostel is ideally suited for backpackers who would love to meet new people, have some fun and enjoy the good vibes. Traveling is about the people who you meet while traveling. Gypsy Lust is cozy designed with private pods, safety lockers in all our suite dorms, air-conditioned and int...
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Askara Hostel

90 /100

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Askara Hostel

At Askara hostel we provide the best service with a local Balinese touch. In addition to comfy & clean beds, we provide delicious breakfast and information on things to do in the area. We also provide bike/motorbike/car rentals at the property. It is a two-floor hostel with an outdoor pool (...
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Demank House

90 /100

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Demank House

DEMANK House is a hostel that is located not far from the city center Ubud within approximately 10 minutes walking distance. In addition to the famous Puri Ubud you can also visit other famous places such as Ubud Monkey Forest, Museum Puri Lukisan within around 15 minutes, Antonio Blanco and see vie...
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Nani House 2 Hostel

88 /100

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Nani House 2 Hostel

We are hostel who run by family and helped by three staffs. We give you service 24 hours. So you can check in the late night or early morning. The price you pay is including breakfast and toiletries. We very close to Ubud iconic such as Monkey Forest Park ,Ubud Market and Ubud Palace. Both you ca...
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RW Downtown Hostel

87 /100

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RW Downtown Hostel

As the city's leading hostel we offer the best amenities and even more freebies, such free backpack-sized lockers,sharing swimming pool, free wifi, towels and even tours. We're the Ubud downtown's best value hostel with custom-made ‘privacy pods’, filling free breakfast, free wifi and more. Lo...
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Downtown Monkey Forest Lodge

87 /100

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Downtown Monkey Forest Lodge

Downtown Monkey Forest Lodge is located at downtown of Ubud center, in the artistic part of Ubud, Bali. Walking down, the spirit goes up because of the rustic and warm neighborhoods around. Main tourist spots are within a slow-walk distance: Monkey Forest (2 min), shuttle bus station (15 min), Ubud...
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Inn Between

86 /100

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Inn Between

Our place is in-between a group of Balinese family houses, which makes it a great place to see and feel how the real Balinese people live daily, they are so friendly and welcoming - you'll feel at home right away. You can also see them praying or making offerings for pray. This is the main reaso...
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Puji Hostel

86 /100

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Puji Hostel

Puji Hostel is centrally located, walking distance from many attractions, restaurants, shops and cafes. Come to our hostel to meet backpackers, unwind by the pool or hang out in the common areas.We offer dormitories with 6 beds, 8 beds. If you prefer more privacy, there are also private bungalows. E...
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Dewa Hostel

85 /100

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Dewa Hostel

Located in the lovely area of Ubud, Dewa Hostel enjoys a commanding position in the spas, culture, sightseeing hub of Bali. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations...
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Pillow Inn Ubud

85 /100

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Pillow Inn Ubud

Created for a new generation of travelers, Pillow Inn Ubud is truly one of a kind hostel located in Central of Ubud ., Exclusively designed privacy pods, in our all en-suite dorms, give you more personal space, a reading light, and safety box with mirror to keep your small items and also big locker...
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Soni

84 /100

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Soni's Backpackers House

You'll find us in the middle of Bali's traditional district, UBUD. Our hostel is directly in Ubud, and so is an ideal starting point for shopping and sightseeing excursions. What makes Ubud so beloved is its unique atmosphere generated by the Balinese cultural buildings, Monkey Forest, bars & cafes,...
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Ubud Tropical

84 /100

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Ubud Tropical

Ubud Tropical is a unique accommodation that gives you the best experience where you can blend with nature, with tent type of accommodation you will feel the breeze while you relaxing and enjoying full amenities such as queen sized bed, air conditioner, LED TV 32', Private Bathroom with hot water an...
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Depa House

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Depa House

Only 10 minutes' walk from the center of Ubud, Depa House features Balinese style architecture, while WiFi is accessible in all areas. Rooms with fan in Depa House are equipped with a desk, wardrobe, and have a private terrace with views of the surroundings. Shower facilities are available in the...
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Anggrek Mas Hostel

83 /100

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Anggrek Mas Hostel

Angrek Mas Bed & Breakfast are located in Ubud Area. In our property we do over swimming pool with jungle view, each room contain 6 bed dorm room , 4 bed dorm and 2 private room. Here we have public kitchen where you can use during your stay and our staff will be happy to help you provide any...
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Ons Hostel

83 /100

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Ons Hostel

ONS BED & BREAKFAST / HOSTEL Location:Ubud Nyuh Kuning just behind Sacred Monkey Forest. The pedestrian-friendly, clean and colourful integrated village is home of a small selection of restaurants and shops. A soccer field hosts football- and baseball matches, as well as kite-flying - much enjoy...
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Permaculture House

83 /100

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Permaculture House

The Permaculture House is design and build by local permaculture expert I Made Chakra whom been practicing permaculture since 2003. Everything about sustainability practices and elements you can see and experience at our center (Permaculture house) include: rain water aquaculture, bamboo building...
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Coconut Ubud Hostel

82 /100

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Coconut Ubud Hostel

Ubud is the Heart of Bali, and ubud is one of the place have to go in Bali, the art and nature is our key here, you will find many attraction around Ubud winches close to our place about 5 minute walking. Coconut Ubud Hostel surrounding by Rice Field area and Coconut Tree around, we create nature...
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Tunjung Hostel

81 /100

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Tunjung Hostel

Join the Balinese way of life and feel at home! – A green traditional temple in the center of Ubud. A lovely family atmosphere helping you to relax and enjoy your travels. Right after you entered the artistic decorated door, out of the noisy crowded streets, you will be overwhelmed by the refreshi...
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Prama Ubud Hostel

81 /100

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Prama Ubud Hostel

Prama Ubud Hostel is centrally located just view minute from Ubud Palace, walking distance from many attractions, restaurants, shops, and cafes. hang out in the common areas. We offer dormitories with 8 beds. Each dormitory has its own en-suite bathroom including hot shower and toilet, a small terra...
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Bening Bungalow

80 /100

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Bening Bungalow

A comfortable place to stay in UBUD with the natural atmosphere and the life of local people UBUD. BENING BUNGALOW, provides an unforgettable experience because it feels there at home BALI local people. The area located in the rice fields provide a quieter atmosphere and close to nature. The locatio...
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Laksita Hostel

79 /100

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Laksita Hostel

Laksita Hostel is located in the center of Ubud, and it is easy to get to many restaurant and Local Bar. Lat Laksita Hostel, We have a big bunk bed and also have a bar for a small party and also we have a small restaurant for local food. Facilities - WiFi inside room - Tea - coffee - wate...
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Aru House

78 /100

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Aru House

Aru House is set in the Ubud City-Centre district in Ubud, 300 m from Ubud Market and 300 m from Ubud Palace. The hostel has a terrace and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Certain rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony a...
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In Da Lodge

77 /100

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In Da Lodge

In Da Lodge offers 6 mixed dorm rooms, 2 standard double rooms and for the group-travelers there are 4 big family rooms. In Da Lodge is very close to the center, the monkey forest, temples, museums, shops, restaurants and so on. there is plenty of choice from the menu for our hungry traveler....
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Pering Bungalow

76 /100

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Pering Bungalow

You who are looking for a hotel in the area of Ubud to take a rest after a tour can make Pering Bungalow Hotel Ubud as an option. Besides being in a strategic location, this accommodation also has comfortable rooms. This accommodation which is located in central Ubud city offers rooms that blend...
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Lecuk Inn Ubud

76 /100

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Lecuk Inn Ubud

Lecuk is located in the center of Ubud, involved with the Balinese culture Ubud is the ideal area to get in this culture, many temples, traditional markets, yoga and meditation classes are very easy to find just 5 minutes away walking by Lecuk. Lecuk is surrounded by a fresh forest just inside of a...
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Joker Hostel

75 /100

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Joker Hostel

Joker Hostel is located in Pengosekan, South Ubud, one of Bali's best known centers of art and music. This hostel is close to many performances, galleries and local shops. Next door to the best Mexican and Italian food in the area and a short walk to the Monkey Forest. At Joker Hostel, free break...
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Jati Home Stay and Gallery

75 /100

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Jati Home Stay and Gallery

Jati Home stay is the home of painter Dewa Nyoman Jati, a famous painter whose painting hangs in the highly regarded Neka Museum. Jati comes a family of painters over many generations. Located In the cool lush central highlands of Bali, approximately 45 minutes drive from Bali's International Airpor...
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Ode Hostel

74 /100

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Ode Hostel

Welcome to Ode Hostel. Our accommodation is for backpacker and traveler. We had through 2 years since 2015. Quality, respect, lower price as our priority to you. When you stay here, there is feel like home. we would like always try to treat as a family. We offer free breakfast (banana pancake+co...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Ubud, Indonesia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Ubud, Indonesia.

If you're already planning to visit Ubud, Indonesia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Central Bali

Tanah Lot Temple Central Bali This is the part of the island where you can find some really stunning natural attractions such as waterfalls, mountains, rainforest and volcanoes. Also the human build attractions like rice terraces and temples in this area are pretty amazing. Even if you are an Ocean lover and prefer staying close to coast (like yours truly) it is still advisable to visit also this part of the island. Most well known and most popular town among tourists in the central area is Ubud, the cultural centre of the island. This is the place for art, handicrafts, museums, dance performances, yoga, temples and all things alike. Ubud Market is good place to buy handicrafts, sarongs, art or other souvenirs. It is in the culture to bargain from almost anything and especially in the market it is part of the experience to negotiate appropriate price with the seller. Even if you are not that interested in cultural stuff Ubud should still be on your bucket list, the town itself is located in really nice area among rice terraces and rainforest and it is home to Monkey Forest, a sacred nature reserve and temple inhabited by hundreds of monkeys who are much friendlier than in Uluwatu. Monkey Forest / Ubud

Helena

Aling-Aling Waterfall : Ubud

Some Favorite Places to Visit/Activities to Do Aling-Aling Waterfall : Ubud Probably my number one favorite thing I did when I was there. It’s kind of hidden in the back of a town and not very well known (I’m talkin’ – our day driver had to ask locals how to get there), but really beautiful turquoise waters and an amazing rush when you jump off the falls. You have to jump (ok you don’t have to but you have to). I am usually somewhat of a dare devil, but when I got to the second waterfall jump it really phased me for some reason but with reassurance from the local guides and peer pressure from all my friends down below, I made the jump – and was SO happy I did. It’s such a rush and unlike any other jump I’ve done before.

Rose Zilber

Ubud, The heart of Bali.

The next day we made our way to Ubud and absolutely fell in Love. The love you fall into when you met your soul mate. The flowers and offerings, the statues, the colors, the smiles and the prayer flags everywhere. It was like every girls dream who shops at world market in the states.. Is this real life? The art is phenomenal, there are literally statues and amazing carvings in every nook and cranny. It is a dream, a dream that you never want to wake up from. After I was visually stimulated I stopped at a restraint to get that free wifi, and ordered a tuna steak with a small Asian salad for a whopping 6 dollars Australian. After traveling Australia for a year I got used to meatless salads being 23 dollars. So this was a real treat. A delicious treat. After I geared up on food I moved along looking in stores like a kid What to do? 

Chelsae Weber

Ubud

Ubud Arguably the most beautiful area in Bali, Ubud is famous for it’s lush forests, quiet village life, and easily identifiable rice paddies. You could easily spend a week exploring this area, but if you’re after a taste of Ubud in just one day I’d recommend a tour with Bali Adventure Tours. They offer many tours around the Southern Ubud region, but I recommend the mountain cycling tour in the morning, which takes you through the streets, lush valleys, villages, temples and rice farms in the outskirts of Ubud, and includes a tour of local homes, which was an extremely eye opening experience. Then, after lunch (provided by them) go white-water rafting through the Ayung river- it is a great way to enjoy the lush scenery and landscapes of Ubud.

Tiyana Jovanovic

Cycling in Ubud

The life underwater belongs to those that live in it. And it’s an absolute privilege to be part of it, albeit for a few hours; the simplicity of marine life, the grace with which they conduct themselves and the feeling of being able to experience a completely different universe. Bali is home to thriving marine life consisting of corals and fish and mammals. It’s also got a WWII shipwreck which is now a spot for photography for certified and advanced divers. Scuba diving in Bali waters makes you realize the magnitude of what lies beneath and how beautiful it has the potential to be – the ones you cannot communicate with but still tell you everything they are by being themselves in their most natural habitat. Nusa Penida and Tulamben should be your most preferred dive sites, whether you’re looking for recreational diving, completing your dive courses or fun dives. Cycling in Ubud The serenity that Ubud boasts of is exclusive in the island country of Bali. Everywhere you look, you’ll find natural beauty and a certain warmth, in your surroundings. Culturally rich, Ubud is environmentally in the middle of mountains and rice terraces. If you want to explore all of Ubud and take in everything it has to offer from food to shopping to nature to culture, hire a bicycle and peddle on all over the place. Have a good breakfast for the day and book yourself a bike tour with one of the local companies. They will save you the trouble of figuring the route and finding your way back, in case you lose yourself in the midst of nowhere; though that has its charm, too!

Kshamta Mantri

Ubud, the heart of the island

Ubud, the heart of the island Some things I will never forget in my life are the people walking around with a frangipane flower in their hair, the incense, the way people behave and help you, their rituals.

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Other city to visit

After Kuta, I have been to Ubud. Ubud is well known for the beautiful rice field. So rent a bike fore not even 4$ for the day and it includes a delicious meal at the end of the day and go all around Ubud and visit the rice field. It is worth it! And cycling eliminates all the alcohol that you had drink the nights before in Kuta. You will take a lot of picture, because the landscapes are amazing! Another activity to do is the monkey forest. You will spend a very fun day with the monkeys. Don’t forget to bring snacks or bananas for them if you want them to come close to you. They are very funny. You will have the chance to see other monkeys if you do the Mont Batur hike. This volcano hike is little hard, but it is the most incredible things I have seen! You will be proud of you to wake up at 2 am to hike and watch the sunshine at the top of this volcano at 5 or 6 am. On your way down there are a lot of monkeys waiting for snacks! The city of Ubud is also well known for the art. I bought 2 beautiful painting that you can roll and put in your backpack and it is really cheap. Go do some shopping you will be impressed. Other activities that you can do are rafting in the jungle, coffee and tea degustation and there are a couple of temples to visit. Ubud was one of my favourite places in Bali. You need to go for a couple days or even a week. The only thing that I didn’t like in Ubud was the roasting pig. It is a very traditional Indonesian meal. As an animal lover I hated to see the complete pig and was not able to eat it… Bali is a paradisiac island and it is more and more popular to go spend holidays over there. I recommend it for sure to go to Kuta and Ubud. What is nice about Bali is that you can also go beyond. There are a lot of nice other islands very close that you can go by boat for cheap. I will talk about Noosa Lembongang, Gili trawangan and Lombok  islands in my next article.

Marie

Ubud

  Ubud

Sarah Carroll

Ubud :

  Ubud : Looking for nature? You are in the right place. In the town of Ubud, you can enjoy a walk in the rice fields, beautiful views and plenty of activities including rafting!

Mathias André

No Problem! Hostel, Ubud.

$72 per night – You can find some absolute bangin’ Airbnb’s which are just absolutely gorgeous. I’m talking a lush, private oasis with open plan living and a private pool. Some are set in the heart of the city, whilst others are secluded in a rice paddy field. Our Airbnb was in Seminyak. I guess it was a little more on the expensive side but it was definitely worth it. Plus, our host was lovely and told us the best places to eat and even arranged tours for us! No Problem! Hostel, Ubud. $9 per night – This is one of my absolute favourite hostels that I’ve stayed in. It is a little out of Ubud centre so you will need a scooter to get around but it’s 100% worth it. I’m talking an infinity pool (yes infinity pool) that overlooks the rice paddy fields, traditional Balinese huts with bunk beds including en suite and a free breakfast! You can’t go wrong for $9.

Benjamin Witcomb

Ubud

Apparently, Kuta is a perfect place for friends to enjoy their time together, but as for couples, I would rather recommend the Seminyak beach, a deserted beach perfectly made for lovers where they can enjoy some romantic days in one of the fancy restaurants where they should try appetizing traditional Indonesian food. And at night, the atmosphere becomes livelier as they would be able to witness the entertaining nights of Bali that never end. Ubud

Omar El Zomor

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

  Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary An adorable sight at Ubud’s Monkey Forest

Baneen Naqvi

What can i do in Bali?

Not just in Bali, but also on the islands around it, you can find some beautiful barrier reefs that you can not miss! In Kuta or Ubud you can find some small travel agencies with amazing prices hidden down secondary streets. If you already have an open water license, you can find prices between AUD 100-120 for two people to go diving.

Michael Petrolini

Where The Adventure Began –

Firstly, what a great introduction to South East Asia! The moment we stepped off the plane we were bombarded by taxi men, shouting and vying for our attention, they were grabbing at our clothes and quoting the most ridiculous prices all these people and the heat bearing down on us made me a little dizzy. Our first night in Bali was just a rest stop between the airport and getting to Ubud. We stayed in Denpasar and just slept and ate and took a dip in the pool before heading off in the morning.

Amy Driver

Ubud: A Quiet Treasure in Bali

Coco Alami will be our home for 49 days of our 56 day trip and is located just outside of Ubud in Gianyar, the staff lives on the property also and are like a big family. They work together to maintain the property so it is beautiful for the guests, they cook together and offer to teach you how to cook traditional Balinese food, and they celebrate together. Our driver explained to us that Coco Alami is a place of peace, love and meditation. They love nature and care for it and respect what it provides for them, they love the animals that they raise and respect what they give to them as they also love and support each other. He also told us (and we saw for ourselves when we arrived, much to our delight) that they raise their own animals on the property. There are 6 large pigs, 3 medium sized pigs, 7 piglets, about 10 cows, countless chickens and roosters a duck that thinks he’s a chicken which is entertaining to watch along with the different dogs constantly running around. As animal lovers and myself being a vegan we really love being surrounded by the sight, smell and sound of these animals every day. And although it makes us sad we can also respect the way they kill some of these animals for their food. They raise them, they love them and they really respect what the animals sacrifice gives them. There is no cruelty here on this property, only love.

Kimberlee June

UBUD

UBUD Taxi to get to Ubud from the airport cost us 300 000IDR (approximately 20euro) and it takes around 1 hour to get there because of the usual traffic. We stayed in a quite decent place and it wasn’t of much cost plus it was including nice breakfast (banana pancake or eggs, fruit, tea/coffee and fruit smoothie) it also had a pool and the staff was very friendly.

Den Around The World

A Bali Itinerary: 5 Regions in 10 Days

Marie Vanderwoodsen

With friends visiting us from Australia, and it being their first visit to Indonesia, Bali — we wanted to give them a day trip that would show them some of the island that maybe wouldn’t be a first choice for travellers. There are so many choices for a day trip across Bali, East coast versus West coast, Ubud and the mountain areas, or even central Bali and up to Lovina. And it really depends as to how much time you have.

What to do for a day trip!! With friends visiting us from Australia, and it being their first visit to Indonesia, Bali — we wanted to give them a day trip that would show them some of the island that maybe wouldn’t be a first choice for travellers. There are so many choices for a day trip across Bali, East coast versus West coast, Ubud and the mountain areas, or even central Bali and up to Lovina. And it really depends as to how much time you have. With much discussion however, we decided upon Tanah Lot Temple, Echo Beach Club, GWK Cultural Park and Single Fin beach bar. And… it actually allowed for us to have a day away from the restaurant that we run, so we were quite excited.

Jojo in Bali

13 things you have to do in Bali

Yoga in Ubud

Holli McCarthy

1-day roadtrip from Canggu to Ubud

Roadtripping from Canggu To Ubud When it comes to visiting the main attractions of Bali, Ubud is clearly one of the top destinations. The view of the rice terraces is breathtaking, the Monkey Forrest is a must.

Lilla Kovács

Ubud, Indonesia Travel Guides

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