Popularized by the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”, Ubud has since become a destination frequented by many. If you’re looking for a bit of culture and relaxation, Ubud, Bali is the place for you!
Here, you can find yourself surrounded by rainforests and terraced rice paddies, dotted with many Hindu temples and shrines. Although it is known for its many peaceful retreats and meditation centers, if you’ve had enough relaxation and downtime, we highly recommend going white water rafting, off-road biking, and mountain biking!
To help you find the best accommodation in Ubud, here are our top picks for the best places to stay in Ubud, no matter your budget.
Best Budget Hostels in Ubud
Halaman Depan Hostel Ubud
Near: Goa Gajah District, 1.5 km from Elephant Cave
Price Range: From $3 per night
If you’re on a budget, look no further than Halaman Depan Hostel. This hostel is conveniently located within 3km of major attractions such as Arma Museum, Ubud Monkey Forest, Elephant Cave, and the Ubud Market.
Set in local-style buildings, the dorms here have a charming mix of modernity and Balinese touches. Choose from either a mixed dorm or a female-only dorm, where you’ll get a comfy bed with a privacy curtain and a personal light. You’ll also get a locker to store your belongings.
With an on-site restaurant and a big garden to relax in, this place is known for being clean and comfortable with the friendliest staff. If you’re keen to explore the area, the hostel offers bike and car hire for ease of traveling around.
Near: 200m from Ubud Market
Price Range: From $3 per night
If you want to meet new friends, Ode Hostel is the perfect place to stay.
Offering both bunk beds and private rooms, this hostel has cozy, homey vibe. The rooms are clean and spacious, with bed curtains and big lockers in the dorm rooms. The private rooms are simple but offer added privacy… and a balcony!
Ode Hostel has shared kitchens and multiple rooms with outdoor terraces, the perfect space to relax and socialize. The price of the room also comes with free breakfast which is a big plus!
Near: 200m from ARMA museum
Price Range: From $7 per night
Looking for a nice place to stay but at a budget price? NamaStay is located in the traditional village of Pengosekan just minutes away from ARMA Museum and Ubud Monkey Forest.
Here at NamaStay, you can choose between dorms and private rooms. Regardless of which you decide on, the rooms are very clean and comfortable, with private rooms offering an outdoor shower with a garden view. They’re also super well-decorated with colorful quilts and arts on the walls.
When not in your rooms, you can hang out in the garden, outdoor areas or shared lounge. You’ll love their little hammocks which are perfect for a chill evening!
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Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Ubud
Bisma Sari Resort
Near: Ubud Palace
Price Range: From $26 per night
If a peaceful retreat just a short walk away from Ubud’s main attractions is for you, then Bisma Sari Resort is the ideal place.
Set amidst green stretches of rice fields, this resort is tranquil and quiet. The rooms are bright and airy, with rustic wooden furniture and a balcony or terrace facing the garden. For a little bit more, you can enjoy an indulgent stay in their Deluxe Room which includes a four-poster bed and a pool view!
You’ll love spending lazy mornings relaxing in the swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens. Your stay also includes breakfast, so be sure to fill up before you go off exploring Ubud.
The highlight of your stay will be the Black Pearl restaurant next door which serves delicious dishes!
Near: Ubud Monkey Forest
Price Range: From $50 per night
If you’re looking for a beautiful place to stay while in Ubud, Gayatri Bungalows is our top choice. Having stayed there ourselves, we can vouch for the friendly staff and stylish rooms with a private terrace and garden views.
Ideally located 10 minutes from the popular sacred Monkey Forest and close to the town center, you get the best of both worlds for a relaxing and fun-filled stay. The rooms here are lush: four-poster wooden bed, Balinese decor, and a large modern bathroom. If they’re available, go for one of the rooms with a balcony or a pool view (at no extra charge!).
The hotel itself has a great outdoor pool and a delicious breakfast included (think breakfast overlooking rice fields).
If you want to know more about this hotel, check out our full review.
Ubud Inn Cottage
Near: 5-minute drive from Monkey Forest
Price Range: From $41 per night
To escape the hustle and bustle of the center, Ubud Inn Cottage is tucked away amidst nature.
Here, you’ll enjoy spacious airy rooms with modern décor and your own private terrace. You’ll be surrounded by lush greenery everywhere you turn! When not in your room, chill out in the large, beautiful pool area, grab a drink at the pool bar or pop into the spa for some body treatments.
The hospitality at the hotel is warm and friendly, with staff ready to help with any requests you may have.
Ubud Inn Cottage is a great value-for-money stay in Ubud!
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Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Ubud
Near: 5-min drive from Ubud Centre
Price Range: From $104 per night
Located not too far from Ubud Centre, Mathis Retreat is a great place to stay whether you want a relaxing retreat or an adventure getaway.
Surrounded by green rice paddies, this resort will give you some luxury, Balinese-style. The luxurious rooms are modern, with stunning Balinese décor and are fully equipped with a flat-screen TV, sofa seating area and a private terrace.
For the ultimate stay, select their One-Bedroom Bungalow which comes with a private garden — the perfect spot for a romantic holiday!
The hotel also comes with an outdoor infinity pool, on-site restaurant, and spa, and offers trekking and cycling trips.
Komaneka at Monkey Forest Ubud
Near: Ubud Monkey Forest
Price Range: From $209 per night
Located 700m away from the sacred Monkey Forest, this luxury hotel will definitely make for a memorable stay!
The Balinese-styled suite rooms are spacious, comfortable, and bright, with a private terrace offering views of rice fields or gardens. Did I mention your private bathroom also has a sunken marble bathtub? To take it up a notch, they also offer a One-Bedroom Villa that comes with your own private pool and veranda.
If that’s not enough, the hotel offers an outdoor pool, a spa, room service, and a daily breakfast delivered to you. The on-site restaurant serves local dishes in a stunning outdoor setting. Plus, past guests have raved about the warm hospitality from the staff here!
Fivelements Retreat Bali
Near: Ubud Monkey Forest and Arma Museum
Price Range: From $340 per night
For ultimate luxury holiday in Ubud, Fivelements Retreat should be at the top of your list.
This award-winning eco-luxury wellness retreat is located alongside the Ayung River and boasts spacious open-concept villas with sweeping views of tropical greenery. The suite rooms are spacious, with large private balconies complete with outdoor seating, fine wood furnishings, and a deep bathtub. Some rooms also come with a private pool, so you never even have to leave your room!
Everything in this retreat is focused on improving wellness, from the cool outdoor pool and shaded gardens, to the traditional Balinese treatments and massages available at the healing center. Ah, bliss!
Sandat Glamping Tents
Near: 2.3km from Ubud Market
Price Range: From $194 pe night
Located on the outskirts of Ubud, Sandat Glamping Tents is easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at.
The safari-style tents are immaculately decorated, making you feel right at home. Apart from the beautifully designed rooms, the staff is beyond courteous and kind, making your stay in Ubud a truly unique experience.
Offering 5 luxury glamping tents with private dipping pools overlooking the lush gardens, this place is a must if you are looking for a luxurious place to splurge and relax. Everything from the room, the staff, the location, all the way to the gentle lull of insects and the cool Ubud breeze, is worth raving about.
To learn more about our experience, check out our review: Sandat Glamping Tents Review
Apart from these beautiful accommodations, we also wrote a full article on the best villas in Ubud (that are super affordable!) Check out our full list on the best villas in Ubud.
If you’re looking for things to do in the area, check out some of our guides!
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