Wondering where to stay in Ubud Bali? I’ve got you covered!
Ubud is one of the most beautiful and luxurious destinations in Bali, drawing tourists from around the world. I fell in love with it from the word go, and had to extend my stay to make sure I got to see it all! But I did find choosing where to stay in Ubud a little overwhelming, so I hope this guide makes trip planning a lot easier for you!
I had the opportunity to stay in a range of hotels in Ubud, from budget options to more luxurious retreats that still don’t break the bank.
So whether you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind or a luxurious retreat, I have a suggestion for you. Read on for a guide to some of the best hotels and resorts in Ubud so that you can make your trip an incredible experience too!
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Where to stay in Ubud: The Best Hotels & Resorts for Every Budget
Ubud has options for all budgets, from budget-friendly guesthouses to glamorous five-star resorts. Here’s a guide to the best hotels and resorts in Ubud for every type of traveler.
In a hurry? Here are my favorite stays in Ubud!
✔️ Best Overall: Villa Sabandari This beautiful hotel has struck a great balance between price, design and amenities offered! Not to be missed!
➡️ Best Budget Hotel: Pulu Sari Suite Ubud This is a great option for a small price! Here you’ll get clean spacious rooms in a well-located spot.
⭐ Best Luxury Resort: Luxe Villas Bali This is the epitome of luxury- tastefully decorated and boasting extravagant amenities this place is it!
Where to Stay in Ubud on a Budget
If you’re thinking that budget options in Ubud mean you’ll have to skimp on comfort, think again!
Ubud’s budget options offer comfortable and clean accommodations, often with outdoor swimming pools, lush gardens, and great commodities for incredible prices.
The options suggested below go for as little as $25 per night and some even include breakfast, an airport shuttle, or a spa!
⭐ 9.5/10 (34 reviews)
Looking for a great value stay that’s tucked away in a tranquil location surrounded by lush rice paddies? Look no further than Pulu Sari Suite in Ubud!
With an outdoor swimming pool, garden, and terrace, you’ll have everything you need to relax and unwind at an incredible price. Plus you’ll be conveniently located near the famous Monkey Forest and Ubud Palace, so you won’t miss out on the action.
Couples rave about this spot, especially the breakfasts served à la carte and the stylish, roomy accommodations. The light-filled rooms are squeaky clean and have spacious bathrooms complete with closets. With mini-fridges and strong air conditioning, your every comfort is assured.
If you need to whip up a quick meal, you’ll also be pleased to know that a small shared kitchen is available on the ground floor. Plus, communication with friendly staff is a breeze via WhatsApp. If you really want to pamper yourself, visit the on-site spa and wellness center.
With free private parking, you can even bring a rental car or scooter to explore the area at your leisure, without worrying about where to park it.
This one is my favorite budget option!
⭐ 9.7/10 (20 reviews)
Discover Kubu Kirana by Supala, a brand-new guesthouse that still flies under the radar, but is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to escape the crowds and enjoy a slice of paradise.
With a variety of options ranging from well-designed rooms to wooden cottages by the pool, there is something for everyone!
Did we mention the breakfast? Phenomenal and packed with fresh fruit!
The beds are comfy, the bathroom is modern, and the pool is massive. The owners are the sweetest people and their passion for hospitality is evident in every corner of this magical place. Plus the cleaning is top-notch, there’s free coffee, and the minibar has you covered with excellent prices.
If you fancy cooking, there’s a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal. Guests rave about their stay in the lovely cottages- take my word for it, Kubu Kirana by Supala is a true gem in the heart of Bali.
➡️ Book your stay at Kubu Kirana by Supala
⭐ 9.5/10 (2 reviews)
If you’re planning a trip to Bali, you won’t want to miss out on experiencing the luxurious Pedukuhan Nawa Sakti Resort in beautiful Ubud! This brand-new 4-star accommodation offers an oasis of relaxation and comfort with an unbeatable view of the pool from your room’s terrace.
Wake up to a delicious continental or American breakfast that’s included in your stay, before taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, exploring the vibrant garden, or indulging in a spa treatment.
The hotel rooms themselves offer everything you need for a cozy and enjoyable stay, with air conditioning, a wardrobe, and a private bathroom. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not rent a bike and take in the picturesque Ubud scenery?
Just note that while this is a spacious and comfortable hotel, there is no communal kitchen available for guests.
➡️ Book a wonderful stay at Pedukuhan Nawa Sakti Resort!
⭐ 9.4/10 (130 reviews)
Picture waking up to a serene view of palm trees and lush rice fields, welcomed by the warm smiles of the friendly staff. This lovely family-run gem is situated near the Neka Art Museum and Monkey Forest, offering convenient bike hire for exploring.
The spacious rooms provide plenty of comfort and privacy, with a large patio to lounge on. Although car access is limited, the attentive staff are quick to fetch you and your luggage on scooters. And that breakfast! Trust us, it’s worth waking up early for.
With repeat guests frequenting this paradise, you’ll quickly see why. And don’t miss out on their great tours and services. Just one thing to note: no AC or TV. But with such a serene environment, who needs ’em?
⭐ 9.2/10 (127 reviews)
Escape to the serenity of Taman Rahasia Tropical Sanctuary and Spa on your next Bali adventure. Indulge in tranquil and spacious accommodations, featuring a private terrace with breathtaking views of the landscape.
Unwind with a rejuvenating massage or go on an adventure and explore the surrounding area on a rented bike. It’s worth noting though that you can’t walk to town from this property, so make sure you have transportation while staying here.
Need assistance? The front desk staff are always at your service, offering laundry requests, airport pick-up, and tour arrangements.
And don’t forget to delight your taste buds with a delectable menu of Indonesian and Western specialties, served exclusively at the restaurant for breakfast and lunch.
With fabulous decor, lush greenery, and a peaceful atmosphere, this is a stunning sanctuary for those seeking respite from nature. So come and treat yourself to an unforgettable retreat.
➡️ Check the availability of Taman Rahasia
Where to Stay in Ubud for Mid-Range Accommodation
These mid-range options are all simply fabulous, and are generally 4 to 5 stars! They also include more services and commodities and sometimes even give you private pool access!
It’s truly incredible what you can get in Bali for $100! These are excellent options for families, groups of friends and couples looking for just a little more in Ubud.
⭐ 9.5/10 (796 reviews)
Check out this 4-star boutique hotel on the edge of downtown Ubud! With its lush garden, free private parking, restaurant, and bar, this place has it all.
Wake up to complimentary breakfast with continental, American, and vegetarian options, and take your pick from their cozy rooms or spacious 2-bedroom villas – perfect for families!
Need a recommendation for what to do? The concierge service and tour desk has your back! And after a day of exploring, relax at the hotel spa or take part in their daily morning yoga.
The only thing to note: with its prime location on the main road, don’t expect a total nature retreat – but with such comfy beds and top-notch amenities, you probably won’t mind
Get ready to be immersed in nature’s tranquility! Puri Kasih Gottlieb boasts 4-star accommodation, offers stunning views and an array of amenities including a hot tub and children’s playground. For cycling enthusiasts, this is the perfect spot, while car rentals are available for further exploration.
Indulge in Asian and European cuisine at the in-house restaurant or choose a room with a kitchenette and cook your own meal in your fully-equipped kitchen, complete with a fridge, oven, and dishwasher- the choice is yours!
Not only is this place impeccably clean, but the welcoming staff offers room service, access to a shared kitchen and even currency exchange.
Make sure to try the à la carte, continental or American breakfast to start your day off on the right foot.
⭐ 9.8/10 (108 reviews)
What could be more blissful than the serene Valerian Villa just outside Ubud? With breathtaking local scenery and a peaceful ambiance, you’ll feel right at home. Plus, the villa offers a complimentary shuttle bus for visiting downtown Ubud!
This well-priced 5-star hotel boasts a plethora of amenities such as a shared kitchen, a restaurant, and even room service. You can also enjoy free WiFi throughout the property and play table tennis.
Looking for adventure? Rent a car and hit the open road!
For those perfect Instagram moments, take a stroll at the paddy field behind the hotel or relax by the infinity pool. Kids will love the daily koi feeding sessions while you indulge in a delicious and generous breakfast (with health-conscious options too!).
Although the shower pressure may be a little low, this is easily overlooked thanks to the helpful and friendly staff. And let’s not forget the spectacular modern Balinese decor – pure paradise!
⭐ 9.5/10 (60 reviews)
Welcome to Villa Sabandari – a slice of paradise nestled amidst rice fields and just a stone’s throw away from bustling Ubud! This charming haven boasts only six cozy rooms, ensuring absolute privacy and peacefulness.
Take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool with stunning views, indulge in a soothing massage at the spa, or simply relish a quiet moment in the library. For the adventurous, bicycles are available for free use and ticket reservations can be made at the front office.
The charming rooms come with a private terrace and free Wi-Fi and are equipped with lovely furnishings and gorgeous views of the gardens, pool, or rice fields.
With breakfast and afternoon tea included, every day is a gastronomical journey here!
Paradise awaits, don’t wait to book in!
10. Umah Tirta
⭐ 9.9/10 (7 reviews)
Architecture buffs, this is the place for you! This gem of an accommodation has it all; a shared kitchen, room service, and luggage storage. And of course, breakfast is included. Need we say more?
Well, how about its elegant architectural design? We’re talking indoor-outdoor vibes that bring new meaning to harmony.
Giant doors open to let the gentle breeze flow and the outdoor integration carries into the bedrooms where the bathrooms invite the outdoors while maintaining privacy.
Everything is surrounded by picturesque rice paddy that adds to the stunning scenery right from the comfort of the dining/living room. And let’s not forget about the laid-back vibe.
One word of caution though – there aren’t any blackout blinds so remember to bring a sleeping mask if you’re sensitive to light.
⭐ 9.3/10 (453 reviews)
Indulge yourself in resort living, without the masses. Welcome to Arya Arkananta Resort & Spa, a hidden gem boasting an outdoor pool, fitness center, and picturesque gardens.
Relax on the patio, taking in the breathtaking mountain views, or venture to the restaurant for delectable Indonesian and international cuisine.
Whether you crave a Continental, American, or Asian breakfast, the daily spread has you covered. And, if you follow a vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free diet, they’ve got you too!
End your day soaking up the amazing sunset, feeling a million miles from the crowd. While the spa may be a bit pricey, promise it’s worth it. And, traveling to the village center is a breeze with our lobby shuttle and Grab service.
Come for the tranquil setting, and stay for the unforgettable amenities.
⭐ 9.2/10 (277 reviews)
Escape to this tranquil oasis in Ubud! This inn boasts many repeat guests who love to relax and recharge in the serene surroundings.
All the guest rooms come equipped with a comfortable seating area, and for those who enjoy the convenience of a kitchen, some rooms feature a fridge.
Take advantage of free bikes to explore the lush landscape of Ubud or unwind in the rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, or beautiful rooftop yoga room.
When you’re ready to refuel, savor breakfast on your balcony with a breathtaking view of the functioning rice fields. The gardens are open and spacious, with water flowing throughout, providing the perfect spot to unwind after the hustle and bustle of Ubud.
Where to Stay in Ubud for Luxury Resorts
If you’ve decided to go all out while in Ubud, you most definitely won’t be disappointed! Bali is known for its well-priced luxury stays, so if you’re planning on splurging while in Ubud, you can expect a fantastic world-class experience.
Some of the most incredible stays in Ubud are private villas, where you get all the commodities of a hotel, with the privacy of your own home.
Check out this list of the best luxury resorts.
⭐ 9.1/10 (136 reviews)
Experience the tranquility of Plataran Ubud Hotel & Resort, nestled in the heart of Ubud, surrounded by lush rice fields and just a 5-minute stroll from Ubud Monkey Forest.
Relax in air-conditioned rooms, overlooking the rice paddy fields, each uniquely designed with authentic character.
Two stunning outdoor infinity-edged pools await, offering the perfect escape.
Attend complimentary daily activities such as yoga, village temple walks, and dancing classes, all provided by the fitness center. And don’t miss the in-house soothing massages- indulging in a delightful spa treatment is a must here!
With a great location, a very authentic feel, comfortable rooms, and delicious food offered at the on-site restaurant, Plataran Ubud Hotel & Resort offers a boutique-style stay with exceptionally high standards of service.
Come and experience the charm and warmth of our lovely staff!
⭐ 9.7/10 (63 reviews)
Get ready to experience a slice of paradise at Dua Dari! Once a private family home, this HUGE 2.5-acre property on lush forest land boasts a swimming pool, lily pond, private lake, waterfall/creek, and just four rental units.
Talk about privacy and exclusivity!
You’ll feel like royalty in the owner’s former unit, with its king bed, stunning art collection, and breathtaking views. Catch some rays on the sun terrace, take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, or venture out to Elephant Cave and Ubud Palace.
But that’s not all – breakfast and afternoon tea are included, and shuttles to Ubud town are just a 10-minute ride away.
Don’t wait – this place books up fast.
⭐ 9.1/10 (653 reviews)
Experience the ultimate in luxury and comfort at Bisma Eight Villas – a private oasis of 8 stunning villas in Ubud that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
With free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a beautiful garden, this 5-star resort offers the perfect escape from the chaos of the city.
Indulge in room service and 24-hour front desk, and enjoy being just a short walk away from Ubud Palace.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast that includes a la carte, continental, and American options. With the restaurant serving up delectable Indonesian, Italian, and Japanese cuisine, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options are also available.
Relax in your spacious villa, complete with a living room, kitchen, and WC on the ground floor and a private swimming pool of generous proportions.
Guests rave about the impeccably clean rooms, as well as the helpful staff which is always on hand.
Don’t forget to visit the exceptional spa for the ultimate in pampering. Trust me – you won’t want to leave!
⭐ 9.0/10 (34 reviews)
Experience hospitality right from the moment you get picked up! Picture this: cold water, towels, and wifi in the car!
And that’s just the beginning of your stay at the amazing Gdas Bali Health and Wellness Resort.
This 5-star hotel has it all – an outdoor pool, fitness center, and a beautiful garden. Choose from a variety of rooms, some with a terrace, others with a private plunge pool.
And don’t even get us started on the food! Delicious vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options are on the menu.
But what truly sets this hotel apart is the amazing staff. From pre-arrival consultations to personalized meal plans, they go above and beyond to make your stay truly unforgettable.
And with peaceful meditation, yoga, personal training, and spa treatments – your body, mind, and soul will thank you for choosing this wellness retreat. Come see for yourself why traditional Balinese hospitality combined with top-notch service is a match made in heaven!
17. Luxe Villas Bali
⭐ 9.7/10 (18 reviews)
This property is the epitome of sheer luxury, and it’s eco-friendly too! Take a dip in the fresh and chemical-free water of two outdoor pools, or enjoy a glass of perfectly purified tap water.
The entire property is fitted with free WiFi and even provides local mobile phones.
Whether you want to laze around in a comfy seating area or step out onto a terrace or balcony, the villas and suites have it all. And let’s not forget the scrumptious à la carte breakfast and the indulgent afternoon high tea.
LUXE Barbeque & Grill is perfect if you’re looking for an on-site meal, or feel free to roam around for more dining options. And the best part? The property has a 24-hour scooter ride for guests looking to explore central Ubud.
Concierge services are also available and can assist you with everything from bike rentals and spa reservations to tour arrangements.
And for those looking for private tours and airport transfers, private car hire can be arranged at a surcharge.
All in all, get ready for a stay in a perfectly extravagant property with comfort and spacious suites decorated with exclusive taste.
FAQs: Where to stay in Ubud
To finish up, let’s cover some frequently answered questions about where to stay in Ubud!
What is the main area of Ubud?
Ubud town center located in the Gianyar Regency of Bali is known as the main area. The town center serves as a focal point for tourists and locals alike, offering a range of attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and shops.
Ubud’s main street is Jalan Raya Ubud, which runs through the heart of the town. Along this street, you’ll find art galleries, boutiques, souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants. The Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Agung) is a prominent landmark in the town center and often hosts traditional dance performances in the evenings.
The Ubud Market (Pasar Ubud) is another popular spot in the main area, located opposite the Ubud Palace. The market is known for its vibrant atmosphere and offers a variety of goods, including handicrafts, textiles, artwork, jewelry, and local produce.
While the main area of Ubud encompasses the town center, there are also many attractions and accommodations spread throughout the surrounding villages and countryside so make sure to venture out! Some key attractions include the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave).
Which area in Ubud is best to stay?
Ubud offers a variety of areas to stay in, each with its own unique charm and characteristics. The best area to stay in Ubud depends on what you’re looking to experience during your visit.
Staying in the heart of Ubud town center is highly recommended as it gives you easy access to the main attractions, restaurants, shops, and the lively atmosphere of the town. It’s a great choice if you want to be in the midst of the action and enjoy the convenience of being close to everything.
Another great option is Penestanan located just outside the main town offering a more serene and laid-back atmosphere.
It’s well known for its picturesque rice terraces, gorgeous surroundings, and yoga and wellness retreats. If you’re seeking a peaceful and rejuvenating stay, Penestanan can be an excellent choice.
Lastly, consider Nyuh Kuning, a charming village located south of the town center. It has a relaxed and traditional feel, with narrow streets, beautiful homestays, and a slower pace of life. The village is close to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.
Whether you prefer being in the midst of the town’s vibrant energy or surrounded by nature and tranquility, Ubud offers options to suit various tastes.
Should you stay in the center of Ubud?
If in doubt, stay in the town center!
Staying in the center of Ubud puts you within walking distance or a short ride-share away from the main attractions, restaurants, shops, and cultural activities. This convenience allows you to easily explore the town and immerse yourself in its vibrant atmosphere without having to travel far.
It’s also a convenient base for venturing to surrounding towns on day trips. You can easily arrange day trips to nearby temples, rice terraces, waterfalls, and other points of interest.
How many days do you need in Ubud?
Most travelers find that spending at least three to four days in Ubud allows for a fulfilling experience.
This timeframe allows you to explore the main attractions, such as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Tegalalang Rice Terrace, immerse yourself in the local culture, relax amidst the beautiful surroundings, and even take day trips to other parts of Bali.
However, if you have more time available, you can extend your stay to delve deeper into Ubud’s offerings, but even with a few days, you can have a memorable and enjoyable visit.
The Wrap-Up: Where to Stay in Ubud
Ubud has something for every type of traveler, so no matter your budget or preferences there is sure to be a hotel or resort that fits the bill.
Whether you’re looking for an affordable guesthouse with basic amenities, a mid-range accommodation with extra comforts, or a luxurious five-star retreat complete with private pools and spa services – Ubud has it all!
With this guide in hand, you no longer need to question where to stay in Ubud and can rest assured knowing that whatever stay you choose will make your visit to Bali one to remember.