Local Guide: Where to Stay in Ubud 2024 ✔️ 20 EPIC Villas

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Wondering where to stay in Ubud? Well, luckily for you, I lived there and keep coming back almost every year so I know pretty much everything there is to know about finding the best hotels in Ubud!

This post has tips on staying inside or outside of Ubud village and the top hotels and villas from luxury to budget!

I absolutely LOVE Ubud and I am happy to show you around the best accommodation options (there are so many amazing ones!)

This post will help you orient yourself in the area first, and then I’ll give you my hand-picked recommendations for hotels/apartments/villas for each budget group so you can book your ideal stay in minutes!

Quick Picks for Your Stay:

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If you’re running out of time and can’t read the whole post, then check out the short list with the best Ubud hotels below:

Watch my video, it will give you a visual explanation of all the areas:

Staying in town VS. outside of Ubud

Let’s begin this Ubud accommodation guide with this important fact: your experience will differ depending on whether you stay in Ubud town or a little bit outside of it (maybe overlooking the rice paddies).

Inside Ubud: 

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Staying in Ubud town is perfect for those who want everything from shops to restaurants and attractions like Ubud Palace within walking distance!

For example, Monkey Forest Road is the place to be when it comes to boutique stores and restaurants, and you can find specific recommendations and my personal favorites of the latter in our post on Ubud restaurants.

Most Ubud hotels are centered around the Monkey Forest, the main road, and Penestanan road, and you’ll find plenty of suggestions in this article. 

Outside Ubud:

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Alternatively, you can stay outside of town if you’re looking for a more relaxing and calm stay in an Ubud villa. 

If you are looking for a secluded beautiful place overlooking rice paddies, you probably want to stay outside of the village itself!

You’ll find most of them in the North of Ubud, where you can snap picture-perfect views of rice fields since there are no crowds. For more dreamy spots to explore, check out our post with the best things to do in Bali!

Here is the list of streets and small areas that I recommend looking for your perfect accommodation outside of town:

map of Ubud with all the areas to stay
  • Raya Bunutan – the best luxury hotels are located there
  • Tirta Tawar – a mix of local life and great secluded hotels
  • Suweta – located in between the above 2, Eat Pray Love movie was filmed there by the way!
  • Tegallalang – famous rice fields are there!
  • Pejeng – also a charming area with some hotels opening everywhere, but the infrastructure around is not the best yet – you will need to drive to most restaurants and spas
  • Mas – also a great village that is growing in popularity amongst tourists, a pretty nice calm place with some restaurants and warungs!

All of these places are about 10-15 minutes by motorbike or taxi from Ubud, except for Tegallalang, that one is a bit further, about 20 minutes driving.

Now that you have an idea of the layout of the land, let’s have a look at the best Ubud hotels from most to least expensive:

1. Luxury accomodation in Ubud (US$200 and up)

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It is known worldwide that Bali is the Mecca of luxury stays, and, what’s best, the mecca of luxurious hotels at a very reasonable price! 

Ubud is surely one of the best areas to stay in Bali, where you’ll find so many fabulous and affordable hotels! Honestly, there’s no other place where you’ll get that level of service and luxury at such a great price!RELATED ARTICLE: 30+ Top Restaurants in Ubud → for Every Taste & Budget!

1.1. Top 4 luxury resorts in Ubud

I’m sure you’ll fall in love with these Ubud resorts! Some of them look like paradise on earth! These places are classic resorts with hotel-style lodging and all the services you could ever dream of!

Mandapa Ritz Carlton Ubud 

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Looking for a luxurious hotel to stay in Ubud near the Monkey Forest? Then this place is for you! The organic luxurious theme is carried throughout with touches of traditional Balinese decor leaving a quiet and relaxing feeling. 

You can enjoy the rice paddy views and hanging gardens from your room and indulge in a spa treatment from their wellness center before heading for food at their on-site restaurant by the river.

Tejaprana Bisma

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Located a short walk from the Monkey Forest, the Tejaprana Bisma Hotel is the perfect oasis in the Ubud area!

Not only does it boast Balinese-style rooms and an infinity pool, but also countless activities like cooking classes! At this unique hotel, you can chill on your private balconies and sunbathe by a private pool, where you can have a delicious floating breakfast while enjoying the beautiful views. To finish your day, visit the on-site bar for a drink – or 2!

Komaneka at Bisma

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Komaneka at Bisma has a super close location to the Monkey Forest and Ubud Palace.

Boasting an infinity pool overlooking the rice paddies, a great outdoor area, and the most tastefully decorated rooms I have seen, you’re for sure in for a treat here! 

Get your camera ready, because this is probably one of the most snap-worthy spots in Bali and the best infinity pool in Ubud!

Maya Ubud Resort & Spa

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This is one of the best luxury hotels near Ubud, and my personal favorite spa resort! It’s located near Peliatan rice terraces, by the Petanu river so you can enjoy spa treatments in a natural setting!

The rooms are spacious and comfy with a clean design, but honestly you won’t spend that much time in your room considering everything that this resort offers, from an infinity pool, 4 restaurants on site, and even a shuttle to the Ubud center. What more could you ask for?!

1.2. Best luxury private villas in Ubud

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Booking a villa is one of the best options to enjoy the perks of staying at a hotel but having your private area! 

These private villas are some of the best accommodations in the world in terms of decor, customer service, and relaxation goals! 

It gives you the freedom and independence of having your own apartment, plus all the convenience found in a resort – just perfect!

Because there are so many unique villas to stay in Ubud, it’s been hard to pick, but I have selected my favorites:

Beehouse Dijiwa Ubud

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With private pool views, these villas will take your breath away! This luxurious stay will immerse you in the feeling of an exotic hideaway with its views, sun terrace, and world-class service. 

Beehouse Dijiwa also provides guests with an incredible spa center where you can enjoy a neck or back massage at the end of the day. So, if you are looking for where to stay in Ubud to relax, this is an excellent option!

Royal Kamuela Villas

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With beautiful private pools surrounded by tropical gardens, these private villas will leave you breathless. 

Royal Kamuela is super close to the famous Monkey Forest, so you know you will have amazing views to wake up to, and you can also book a tour to explore the forest and snap a good picture!

The villas also provide horse and bike riding service – what an incredible experience! After that adventure, you can relax at the on-site spa!

Ayuterra Resort

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The high-class villas at Ayuterra Resort have private pools with incredible views of the Ayung River, the mountains, and the surrounding greenery! 

Apart from this, you can enjoy the outstanding service and this perfect location close to the Ubud Traditional Art Market. 

This resort also offers guests an on-site bar and a restaurant to enjoy the evening, making it one of the best villas in Ubud, Bali!

Mandana Ubud Villa

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I couldn’t leave this place out! These incredible private villas feature a fantastic private infinity pool in each room with beautiful rainforest views. It looks so Instagrammable!

The staff are recognized for their luxury treatment that will make you feel like royalty! 

Plus, these private villas have an incredible design with mostly wooden furnishings and an incredible location with many dining options nearby!

Green Village – Bamboo Houses

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This bamboo heaven is quite a unique stay in Bali, and one of the best bamboo houses there are. Set in a river valley landscape, these villas made out of bamboo are the perfect eco-friendly paradise you are dreaming of! 

Green Village offers more than just a stay, as it holds community gatherings and even a sustainability school! It’s 30 minutes away by car from Ubud, but definitely worth it!

Viceroy Bali

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Just 5-min drive away from Ubud, this luxurious villa will provide you with an escape from the town’s busy streets! Boasting incredible views of the Petanu River and uninterrupted jungle views, you will definitely be relaxed during your stay here!

With yoga classes, private pools, and an award-winning restaurant, you will never want to go back home. Oh, and they have free shuttles in case you want to visit the city one day!

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2. Mid-range (from US$100 to US$200)

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The great thing about Ubud is that even if you’re looking for a mid-range stay, you should expect fantastic service and stunning facilities! 

There is something about Bali, that it is so aesthetically pleasing which makes most of the hotels and resorts pretty stunning. Check out the best mid-range Ubud hotels below:

2.1 Calma Ubud

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This is one of the best Ubud hotels if you’re traveling with your family or a group of friends! Their 2-bedroom villas are just perfect for that!

Set near the Ubud market, the villas offer a swimming pool where you can chill and admire the views of the rice paddies and sip on a cocktail from their quiet on-site bar!

If you are looking for dining options, don’t worry! This hotel offers a restaurant and a snack bar.

2.2 Adiwana Arya Villa

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One of the highlights of this boutique hotel, which is set in a traditional wooden house, is definitely its surroundings! It is located in the heart of the rice fields, just 1km (less than 1 mile) away from the Monkey Forest and Ubud town, so you know you will have incredible views from your room. 

They also have complimentary yoga classes, a quiet and relaxing paradise for yoga-loving people!

2.3 Alam Jiwa

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This other incredible hotel has mesmerizing views of the rice fields, and every room has a balcony or terrace, so rest assured you will wake up to those amazing views! 

What’s more, the staff here are known for their amazing service, and they will make sure your stay is relaxing and pleasant. 

The resort also offers bike and car hire if you want to visit the nearby landmarks such as Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace, or Ubud Market so you’re covered on that side, too!

2.4 Nefatari Exclusive Villas

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The options in Ubud are endless, so here is another mid-priced accommodation for your stay!

These cozy villas offer traditional Balinese-designed rooms with incredible views of the lush garden and, of course, an outdoor swimming pool. 

The villas also offer an on-site Bidadari restaurant where you will be served exquisite European and Indonesian dishes!

3. Budget accommodation in Ubud (up to US$100)

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If you thought traveling to Bali on a budget meant that you had to skimp on the quality of lodging, you are mistaken! 

You can find awesome stays and stunning properties where you can experience a good Balinese trip and outstanding service. 

Many good budget accommodations can be found in the Penestanan area of Ubud, just around Raya Sayan or Yoga Barn.

Below I have found the best Ubud accommodation on a budget so you can save money and spend it on yummy breakfast and yoga lessons at The Yoga Barn!

3.1 Puri Kobot

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This amazing and affordable guest house features a garden, terrace, and pool where you can have an incredible floating breakfast to start the day!

Thanks to its amazing location, you will be super close to many dining options in Ubud! 

And back at the hotel, enjoy affordable yet elegant rooms and an outdoor area that makes it one of the best budget Ubud hotels!

3.2 Angsoka Bungalow

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The excellent location in the heart of Ubud is only one of the reasons why this boutique hotel will be a highlight of your trip! 

Located amidst lush tropical gardens, Angsoka offers Balinese-style accommodation above the Petanu River, a swimming pool and a restaurant.

Their rooms are simply superb! They feature either a private terrace or a balcony where you will overlook the landscaped gardens!

3.3 Ubud Aura Retreat

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In this retreat, you will find so many benefits you won’t believe for the price! 

Located less than 1 km away from Monkey Forest, you will have an on-site restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a garden. 

If that is not enough to convince you that this is one of the best budget hotels in Ubud, let me tell you that bike and car hire are available inside the hotel too, so you don’t even need to worry about organizing a thing! What else can you ask for?

3.4 Taman Amartha Villa 

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This amazing budget villa is the best option if you want to save some money but still want to experience the Balinese culture! The villas have amazing, cozy, and modern rooms and unique architecture! 

Plus, if you decide to stay here, you will enjoy the seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden, a terrace, and an on-site restaurant that serves continental breakfast in the morning and European and Asian cuisine as well!

👑 Luxury price:US$250
💵 Mid-range:US$110
🛏️ Budget:US$80
📍 Best area:Raya Bunutan
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Mandapa Ritz Carlton
💵 Best mid-range hotel:Adiwana Arya Villa
👛 Best budget hotel:Angsoka Bungalow

BONUS 1: Where to stay in Ubud on your honeymoon

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If you’re heading to Ubud on your honeymoon, first of all, congratulations! And second of all, great choice! 

Ubud is a fantastic destination to experience with your loved ones, from exploring the dreamy rice fields and mountains to getting some relaxing Balinese massages!

P.S. with the stunning landscape surrounding Ubud and the incredible number of cool swings, you’re bound for some great honeymoon snaps.

Now let’s check out the 3 best hotels which I ordered from most to least expensive. The prices start from US$190 to US$500.

Four Seasons

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Probably the most luxurious resort in Ubud and, overall, the best resort in Bali!

The Four Seasons is set amidst the Balinese jungle with hanging gardens, offering delicious food in the 4 on-site restaurants, spa treatments, and even yoga and cooking classes. 

You can spend your days here, enjoying time alone by the infinity pool, having romantic dinners and relaxing together with a Balinese massage. The only downside is that you will never want to leave!

The Udaya Resort and Spa

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If you’re looking to spend the first few days of your married life in a jungle oasis, sipping on a cocktail in the infinity pool while you listen to the sounds of the Balinese wildlife, you will love Udaya Resort.

This is one of the best Ubud hotels, not only because of its outstanding amenities, it also has a spa center and an incredible on-site restaurant where you and your loved one can try the delicious Balinese and Indonesian dishes.

The Kayon Resort

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Couples love to stay in Ubud at this 5-star resort! Featuring rooms and villas with views over the Petanu River, this property is one of the best options for your honeymoon. 

After a long day, you can chill at the infinity pool or toast with your partner at the on-site bar. If you want a fancier option, you can enjoy dining fusion dishes at KE-PI-TU restaurant, which features an incredible Balinese royal setting. 

FAQs about where to stay in Ubud

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📍 What is the best area to stay in Ubud?

If you wish to stay in the center, anything around Ubud Temple is great. You will find fantastic hotel options, and the landscapes are incredible!

🏩 What is the best resort for honeymooners?

The best resort for honeymooners has to be the Four Seasons! It has out-of-this-world amenities, and the service is 5-stars!

👨‍👩‍👦 What is the best hotel for families?

The best hotel in Ubud for families is Calma Ubud, you will have spacious rooms and fun activities for the whole crew!

📅 How many days should I stay in Ubud?

At least 3 days should be enough for you to explore Ubud, relax and experience the things to do in the area!

🛵 How to get around Ubud?

There are a couple of options to get around Ubud: rent a car, rent a motorbike, grab a taxi or a bike!

💆 What hotels in Ubud have a nice spa?

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and Maya Ubud Resort & Spa (my fave spa!) are some incredible Ubud hotels that have an on-site spa where you can get massages and unwind in the sauna!

🤔 Should you stay in the center of Ubud?

Yes, stay in the center of Ubud, if you want easy access to restaurants, shops and markets! If you’d prefer a quieter setting, I’d recommend the area outside of Ubud. 

🌃 Is it safe to walk at night in Ubud?

Yes, it is very safe! Although, like everywhere else, I would avoid walking alone at night, especially in secluded areas.

📆 What month is the best for Ubud?

The dry season (May to September) is usually the best time to visit Ubud and the rest of Bali!


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Woohoo! You’ve made it to the end of this post on where to stay in Ubud!

Just to recap, this Ubud accommodation guide has tips on whether you should stay inside or outside of Ubud, the best hotels from luxury to budget, and a bonus on the top hotels for couples and things to know before booking your hotel!

This is a lovely destination, and many travelers are looking for the best hotel in the city, so booking in advance is crucial.

Until then, I want to leave you my 2 favorite Ubud hotels! Maybe it’ll help you decide which one to pick:

  • Tejaprana Bisma – you’ll love the Balinese decor of this resort, which has private pool villas and a spa center. 
  • Adiwana Arya Villa – set in a traditional wooden house, this resort comes with a pool overlooking the rice fields. 

If you want more, check my other Bali posts here, and start daydreaming about your adventure!

Let me know in the comments below if you need any more info or just whether you liked Ubud!

Happy travels!


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