Ubud Bali is renowned as a cultural center. Despite the fact that it has become increasingly touristy and busier over the years, it always manages to be soothingly serene. Walking through a traffic congestion transforms into a Balinese ceremonial. Turn off the main road and you’ll find yourself in a magnificent rice field.
Monkeys, spas, yoga studios, and wonderful food, from native warungs to healthy cafés and excellent restaurants, are the first things that come to mind when I think of Ubud village. And, while the days can be hectic, the mornings and evenings can be much peaceful, which is why we usually advocate staying in Ubud rather than doing a day excursion. So where to stay in Ubud? Here’s our Ubud accommodation guide to help you choose.
Best Areas To Stay In Ubud
Looking for a place to stay in Ubud? The two primary possibilities are to remain in the village or on the outskirts. The main streets in Ubud Village are Monkey Forest Road, Jalan Hanoman, and Jalan Raya Ubud, as shown on the map above.
Option 1: Staying In Ubud Village
There are numerous advantages to staying in the village. If this is your first visit to Ubud, it will make it easier to tour the streets, dine at restaurants, shop, and visit various spas. You’ll also be close to the Ubud Monkey Forest. However, staying in the hamlet will be much more touristic and crowded than staying on the outside. You may miss out on part of its natural beauty depending on what you do.
You can combat this by going on rice field walks, viewing waterfalls such as Tegenungan, and hiring a private driver to take you on day trips to nearby regions.
Option 2: Staying In The Outskirts Of Ubud And Surrounding Villages
Many Ubud accommodations are on the outskirts, some not far from the village, others possibly 30 minutes or more. These hotels are frequently situated by gorgeous jungle or rice fields, and they provide opportunities to explore the surrounding wildlife and people.
Your hotel may provide a free shuttle service into the village. Despite this, you will be slightly more isolated and may not have as much time to explore the hamlet. However, if you’re staying at a lovely hotel with restaurants, a pool, a spa, and other amenities, the seclusion won’t be an issue, but rather a chance to relax and enjoy the surrounding environment. If you want to stay on the outskirts, we strongly advise you to find a hotel with a nice restaurant, as you will most likely be eating there.
There are no right or incorrect answers, only various ones. We’ve stayed in both the village and several spots around Ubud and have thoroughly enjoyed each trip. You might also combine the two, spending two nights in Ubud Village and two nights in the outskirts to relax, appreciate nature, and see another side of Bali.
How Many Days Do You Need In Ubud?
Are you wondering how many days in Ubud are enough? We would recommend at least three to four nights, although you could certainly stay longer.
3 to 4 nights would give you enough time to visit Ubud Village and do a few things in Ubud and the surrounding area. There are so many options: walk through the rice fields or the picturesque Campuhan Ridge, explore Monkey Forest, and swim in a waterfall.
However, there is a lot more to do in this area, and it may also serve as a perfect base for some intriguing day trips, so if you plan to do more, we recommend adding more nights. On the other side, if you want to spend more time relaxing and enjoying nature, it’s also a lovely area to visit. To book accommodations in Ubud you could use:
Booking.com is one of our favorite places to book accommodations, and they have a wide variety of possibilities.
Agoda has a number of villa alternatives for Bali, so it’s another nice option if you want to stay in a villa. Discounts are frequently available for stays of a week or more.
Ubud Accommodation Guide
We’ve been in some amazing places in Ubud, and we’ve been there many times, from a few nights to month-long stays.
We believe that where you stay may have a significant impact on your vacation, whether you stay in 5-star hotels with breathtaking views, boutique hotels with amazing design or more economical places to stay that are clean and welcoming.
Our recommendations for the best places to stay are based on our favorite hotels that we have stayed in, other Ubud hotels that we know and enjoy, and hotels in the best Ubud neighborhoods. We enjoy conducting extensive research and remaining current on the top hotels; we only offer well-reviewed accommodations, and we also hear from you and combine this with our own experience. So here are our top suggestions for places to stay in Ubud.
Please keep in mind that prices were correct at the time of this writing, per night, in AUD.
Absolute Splurge: Luxury Accommodation In Ubud
Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve| from $1228 AUD
Mandapa, Ritz-Carlton is a lovely luxury hotel surrounded by nature, located along the Ayung River. Such an incredible resort, and without a doubt one of the greatest places to stay in Ubud for a honeymoon or a truly unique experience. There are also some excellent restaurants in this area.
Como Shambhala Estate | from $895 AUD
A renowned wellness resort, surrounded by nature. Come here to unwind and rebuild, with wellness programmes tailored to each guest.
COMO Shambhala Estate is a real wellness sanctuary near Ubud, Bali. Massage therapies, body care, Ayurvedic treatments, and comprehensive Integrated Wellness Programmes tailored to each guest’s goals are all part of our holistic, 360-degree wellness approach.
They also provide outdoor activities like hiking and climbing that make use of the estate’s unique setting. The cuisine is always nutritionally balanced, and the homes, suites, and villas are ideal for singles, couples, and families.
Capella Ubud Bali | from $1284 AUD
These luxury tented retreats, designed by Bill Bensley, are definitely one of the most unique places to stay in Ubud. Built beneath the woods and hidden from view, it captivates the imagination of visitors seeking a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Bali’s unspoiled natural environment. There are twenty-two one-bedroom tents and one two-bedroom lodge at the camp, all with private saltwater pools.
Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan| from $1060 AUD
Four Seasons Resort Sayan, named the world’s greatest hotel by Travel + Leisure in 2018, epitomizes Bali at its philosophical and soulful best: a majestic hillside retreat where man, humanity, and nature merge with the purest intent. Four Seasons Sayan is an exciting base from which to explore Bali’s cultural core or to withdraw into nature’s quiet embrace.
It is only a ten-minute drive from the trendy boutiques, artist ateliers, and atmospheric cafés of boho-chic Ubud. Guests enter across a stunning bridge beneath which the Ayung River valley spreads its exotic arms. The property descends down the hill from the gravity-defying rooftop lotus pond to the two-tiered swimming pool cantilevered over the river, via an exquisite jungle that cocoons only 60 suites and villas.
Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas and Spa | from $457 AUD
Kayumanis Ubud is a beautiful resort with private pool villas, surrounded by tropical forest. It’s located in nature yet still close to the village (about a 15-minute drive), the best of both worlds. Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa is nestled in a tropical jungle with views of the Ayung River.
It is a traditional Balinese town, with everyday life centered on a cultural calendar of religious rites and communal gatherings. The resort is a luxury refuge that is significantly removed from popular activity. The views and sounds of nature will revive you.
Kayumanis Ubud offers a collection of well-appointed Balinese villas and associated lifestyle facilities with a design concept that is in sync with the surrounding environment. Every effort has been taken to walk lightly and respect the surrounding environment. The hotel is an example of sustainable hospitality, from the preservation of old trees to the use of indigenous materials such as coconut wood, thatched rooftops, and textured stone.
Luxury For Less
Padma Resort Ubud | from $293 AUD
The 149-room Padma Resort Ubud is an enormous and serene luxury retreat nestled within an untouched river valley and overlooking the gorgeous Payangan rainforest. Padma Resort Ubud is located north of Ubud, Bali’s celebrated arts and culture capital, and offers all of the five-star amenities and facilities one would expect from the renowned Padma hospitality brand.
Including stunning views from every room or suite, a first-class spa, an awe-inspiring 89-metre infinity swimming pool with panoramic views, signature world-class dining, and modern event venues. Our Ubud resort is lovely and the ideal place to unwind and enjoy the delights of north and central Bali.
Alila Ubud | from $228 AUD
Our stay at Alila Ubud was wonderful. We had fantastic food, stunning surroundings and views, a magnificent infinity pool, and helpful personnel. We had one of their Alila Experiences, which included a trip through the local community and rice fields.
COMO Uma Ubud | from $370 AUD
COMO Uma Ubud is a luxury resort located in the center of Ubud. Our 46 rooms, suites, and villas have a contemporary Asian design and are light and airy. Our restaurants, Kemiri and Uma Cucina, serve world-class cuisine, while COMO Shambhala Retreat at Uma Ubud emphasizes holistic wellbeing with activities including as temple visits, riding, and trekking.
Como Uma Ubud is a beautiful hotel located only just on the outskirts of Ubud. Although a free 5-minute shuttle is provided to the center, it is still possible to walk into the village if you’re happy too.
Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites | from $223 AUD
This resort is ‘exclusive, private, and luxury,’ yet it is only meters from the main road, with its many stores and cafés, and a short walk from the renowned Monkey Forest. The Kamuela has only twelve suites/villas, which are spread over both sides of a stream and hidden behind walls among gardens filled with Balinese carvings and shady palms. The décor is modern with a few subtle Balinese influences, and the beautiful open-air living/kitchen/dining rooms and sunken bathtubs for couples add to the charm.
Komaneka at Bisma | from $214 AUD
Located on Jalan Bisma, Komaneka at Bisma is in a great location, still within the village but on a quieter road.
Komaneka at Monkey Forest | from $214 AUD
Photo credit: Komaneka at Monkey Forest
You will find Komaneka at Monkey Forest right in the centre of the village. Perfect if you want to spend your days exploring Ubud’s streets.
Bisma Eight | from $373 AUD
A boutique hotel located on Jalan Bisma, which means you will still be within Ubud village, but far enough away to get some tranquillity. Whether you want to learn more about Balinese culture, improve your cooking skills, gain a better understanding of sustainable farming, go on outdoor excursions around town, or simply relax your mind, body, and spirit, there is something for everyone to participate in and experience during your stay at the Hotel or the Villas.
Kamandalu Ubud | from $338 AUD
Kamandalu Ubud shares the same significant vision as its namesake in order to establish a meaningful destination where guests can escape the hectic pace of daily life and discover true inner calm.
Since 1992, Kamandalu Ubud has enchanted tourists with its traditional village idea mixing luxurious lodging amid a natural landscape featuring productive rice terraces. In 2011, the property underwent substantial renovations, including the addition of two completely new villa categories. To anticipate the needs of modern travelers and give an enjoyable experience on the island of Bali, all facilities and villa interiors have been updated.
Warwick Ibah | from $267 AUD
The Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa welcomes you to Indonesia, nestled among many acres of beautifully planted tropical gardens yet close to the cultural sights and sounds of the lively town of Ubud.
A stay at the Warwick Ibah will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. We want to think of ourselves as more than just a hotel, but as an authentic Balinese experience. Discover an universe unlike any other in an extraordinary setting in Ubud, Bali… from exotic temples to colorful dancing to peaceful hikes through beautiful rice farms
The Ubud Village Resort and Spa | from $263 AUD
The Ubud Village Resort is located on the outskirts of the village, a short walk or a free shuttle ride into the center. The main pool overlooks rice fields and has stunning private pool villas, a spa, and an onsite restaurant. If you’re thinking if it’s preferable to stay in a villa or a resort, this is the place to be.
Ubud Village is a moniker that honors Bali’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Our locally owned and operated hotel brand has welcomed foreign visitors with luxurious accommodations and genuine hospitality for over 30 years. We began as one of the first boutique hotels in the town of Ubud and have since developed to accommodate new times while retaining the character that makes Bali such an appealing location.
Five Elements Retreat Bali | from $321 AUD
An eco-friendly wellness retreat on the banks of the Ayung River. The raw luxury vibe, yoga, traditional Balinese therapies, and their plant-based restaurant are all highlights.
Fivelements Retreat Bali is an award-winning eco-conscious health retreat strongly steeped in Bali’s ancient traditions, providing a tranquil refuge to experience authentic Balinese Healing, Plant-based Cuisine, and Sacred Arts. Wake up and join our engaging morning yoga practice, followed by a plant-based breakfast in the award-winning Sakti Dining Room’s natural settings.
Hotels In Ubud For Under $200/night
Alaya Resort Ubud | from $160 AUD
Alaya Resort Ubud is a refuge of calm and sophistication in the culturally vibrant village of Ubud on the island of Bali, with 106 magnificent accommodations. It was designed with an uncommon attention to the surrounding environment and shares its rice terrace views with a number of the community’s local independent cafes and eateries, including the neighboring Bebek Bengil restaurant and Monkey Forest.
The exotic boutique property, which is part of Ubud’s expanding hospitality industry, provides tourists a sophisticated place to stay that symbolizes Ubud’s and Bali’s unique craftsmanship. This exquisite hotel with a distinct sense of belonging was created by a group of Bali’s most respected and skilled designers.
The Garcia Ubud Hotel & Resort | from $130
The Garcia Ubud, surrounded by luscious rice fields and tropical foliage, is a five-star boutique resort with modern luxury and a touch of contemporary elegance, transporting you to a world of island-inspired sophistication. Stay in elegance with a selection of well-appointed guestrooms and private pool villas complemented by first-rate amenities.
As a true celebration of Bali’s past with a distinct modern touch, this lifestyle resort offers nothing less than pure perfection. Experience unparalleled gracious hospitality as all of your requirements are answered with warm words and a genuine grin. You are just minutes from the cultural sights, shopping, and dining options of central Ubud if you stay in the lovely village of Lontunduh.
Purana Suite Ubud | from $116 AUD
Hotels Under $100/night
Titik Dua | from $90 AUD
22 charming rooms with handcrafted furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, king-size or twin beds, artisanal carpets, runners, and curated amenities that celebrate Indonesian workmanship. LED Smart TV, portable speakers, and a balcony with views of the pool and forest are all included.
That’s a pretty good deal considering its only around $90 AUD/night.
Tebesaya Cottage | from $36 AUD
Tebesaya Cottage offers value for money, with a great location in Ubud village but on a quieter street. Tebesaya Cottages is located in Ubud’s Tebesaya Village, just a short walk from the Ubud Monkey Forest. The home of a well-known traditional painter artist is located in Ubud’s Tebesaya village. Featuring twelve deluxe rooms with a blend of Balinese and modern architecture, a gorgeous garden with frangipani and orchids, and two swimming pools with a variety of art scapes. Tebesaya Cottage, where the peaceful life awakens in the center of Ubud arts.
Artotel Haniman Ubud | from $71 AUD
A modern two-story concrete building in the middle of Ubud blends nicely with the green surrounds. ARTOTEL Haniman Ubud – Bali, surrounded by Bali’s famous young modern artists, is coming to life with its curated artworks and the bustling Flock Restaurant & Bar – Ubud, which is located immediately adjacent to the hotel. Take in some fresh morning air and walk less than 10 minutes to Monkey Forest or the Traditional Art Market. The ARTOTEL Haniman Ubud – Bali is the ideal location to find your Zen!
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.