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Well known for their rice fields and swinging primates at the Monkey Forest, Ubud is one of Bali’s top destinations for all nature lovers.

Also read: 10 incredible budget hotels in Bali you won’t believe under $45

19 unconventional things to do in Ubud you probably didn’t know about

For an Ubud adventure that’s easy on the pocket, we’ve found the top 13 accommodations at Ubud that don’t just provide the beautiful nature experience we all love – but are also affordable at less than $50 per night!

Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.

1. Look out of your wooden wonderland at Bliss Bungalow Ubud (From USD $45)

Be awoken to the first dawn of golden light shining upon the view of promising paddy fields, and stunning gardens to take an evening stroll around in.

Imagine sipping tea to such a view!

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If you love wooden furnishing, you would love a night in either a room or a bungalow that is wonderfully crafted with a timber theme.

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And if you need a way to relax your muscles, try a revitalizing soak in the pool. They don’t just have an outdoor pool for you!

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If you prefer not to tan and rest in the shade, have a soak in the indoor spa pool that is perfect for private, blissful moments.

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Bliss Bungalow Ubud

From $45

Location : Jalan. Raya Sanggingan, Lungsiakan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 979272

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2. Culinary Classes in the Paddy Fields – Tegal Sari (From USD $25)

Located only 15 minutes from the center of Ubud, Tegal Sari is a jewel amidst the rice paddy fields.

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Where one can wake up to the sun shining over the paddies, and the sound of ducks quacking on fields of newly cut rice along with the symphony of countryside animals.

Suitable for families, a deluxe room comes with a queen sized bed along with a single bed, especially essential if you’re travelling with your older children. And it’s only for $42!

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At Tegal Sari, you can even choose to sign up for some hands on culinary classes in an open air kitchen, and learn the best of Bali’s homemade cuisines – yum yum!

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1. Tegal Sari balcony via christinelifeslikethis.blogspot.com

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Tegal Sari

From USD $38

Location : Jl. Hanoman, Padang Tegal Kelod, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
Rate: Single Room from $25, and Deluxe Room from $41
Contact: 62-361-973318

Check Rate on Tegal Sari Official Site


3. Fancy a Trek in the Monkey Forest? – Sri Bungalows Ubud (From USD $38)

Instead of the conventional apartment style hotels, how about living in a unit or a mini hut of your own while at Bali?

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Get a room with a view overlooking the rice paddy fields nearby, and even take a dip in the pool with this same view – while soaking in the green tranquil atmosphere.

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Located near the Monkey Forest, one can wake up early for a trek in the forest to look at some of these smart creatures.

Ubud Bungalow is also conveniently located near all the shops, restaurants and bars, so you can eat, drink, shop and be merry all day.

2. Sri Bungalows balcony

Sri Bungalows Ubud

From USD $38

Location : Monkey Forest Street (Jl. Wenara wana) Ubud 80571 Bali Indonesia
Rate: Standard Room from $38
Contact: +62 361 971 298

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4. Indulge in a luxurious cascading infinity pool overlooking the rice fields – Agung Raka Resorts

With a cascading infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields, what’s there not to love about this resort?

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Beautifully decorated with special Balinese themed rooms, they didn’t forget to leave out the things that the Balinese love most – little huts to chill out and hang out in!

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Surrounded by rice fields and nature, there are even perfect pockets of space to do some Yoga outdoors!

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Agung Raka Resorts

From USD $46

Location : Jl. Pengosekan, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
Contact: (0361) 975 757

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5. Find your inner peace at Tarzan’s Nest

Every Airbnb stay is a unique find and Tarzan’s Nest is no exception.

The perfect place for a retreat or an unconventional holiday, this nest is made out of all things natural & organic.

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Be surrounded by the beauty of nature with a garden filled with tropical flora. vegetables and even banana trees!

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This rustic haven was definitely inspired by the original Tarzan’s abode yet intricately designed with modern touches – privately located away from the hustle and bustle, but not too far away from some cafes should you need a coffee break.

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Tarzan’s Nest

From USD $49

Location : Gang Nyuh Gadang, Ubud, Gianyar,Indonesia

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6. Eat, Pray and Fall in Love with Ubud – Ketut’s Place (From USD $35)

A little trivia for you – ever heard of Eat, Pray, Love? Ketut’s Place was actually made famous by the hit film featuring Julia Roberts.

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Run by Ketut and his wife, the couple made sure to preserve the culture of Bali as authentically as possible, while designing this little comfortable and inviting stay.

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Upon entering, you might just feel as though you are living in the ancient grounds of a temple – with all the effort put into making sure that every single detail in Ketut’s Place reflects Bali’s culture.

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Enjoy slow afternoon walks around the property without worrying about the sun shining through as you’ll be sheltered by tall trees swaying in the breeze at this relaxing lodging.

And who knows, you might just find love here too. At least, love for an unforgettable time in Ubud. 😉

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Ketut’s Place

From USD $35

Location : Jalan Suweta Nomor 40 Sambahan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571
Rate: Standard Room at $35
Contact: + 62 361 975304

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7. Feel inspired to get creative at Santa Mandala Artist Homestay

A hidden gem in the midst of the wilderness, Santa Mandala Artist Homestay feels like a canvas painting brought to life.

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With colour scribbled all over, feel inspired by the uniqueness of each and every nook and cranny, while feeling like you’ve entered an underwater sanctuary at this private room’s bathroom that feels like a cave from the sea.

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The beauty of the decor isn’t all that’s worth admiring, as the view is just as spectacular!

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Built on top of a cliff, get a chance to feel the breeze and lounge around or cook up a storm in the commodious kitchen.

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Santa Mandala

From $40

Location : Jalan Raya Sebali, Tegallalang, Bali,Indonesia

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8. Surprise Room in Ubud Villas (From USD $46)

Ubud Villas are chic and classy, but notorious for being expensive as well.

But do you know – you can actually stay in one of these fabulous villas on a budget?

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The folks who manage a group of these villas offer a special rate to stay in one of the spare rooms in their villas at a fraction of the published rate!

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So where’s the catch? Thing is, there isn’t really one. You just have to be OK with having to potentially move to another room during your stay (since this offer is for a spare room).

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But for short term stayers, chances are actually very low, so you’ve gotten yourself a really good deal.

Surprise Room (From USD $46)

Location : Ubud, Bali

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9. Learn to Make Traditional Temple Offerings – Puri Garden Hotel (From USD $34)

Find yourself wandering through the gardens of Ubud when you’re at Puri Garden Hotel.

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Get lost in nature amidst decorations of traditional statues and temple-like architecture, with the perfect mixture of modern and all things old school.

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If you’re looking for things to do, Puri Garden Hotel offers culinary classes where you’ll visit the local market for ingredients, and learn all about ingredients and techniques used in Indonesian cooking.

Otherwise, take a stroll through the rice paddies with the hotel guide; or even get creative and learn to make traditional temple offerings while learning about Balinese beliefs and culture.

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A stay at Puri Garden Hotel guarantees you’ll be refreshed, waking up to the perfect harmony of the cool morning skies and chirping of birds.

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And a last tip from us, a morning stroll around the compound can provide great relaxation at a place this serene!

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Puri Garden Hotel

From USD $34

Location : Jl. Pengosekan, 80571, Ubud – Gianyar – Bali – Indonesia
Rate: Deluxe Pool Room at $34
Contact: +62 361 973310

Check Rate on Agoda Official Site

10. Get Immersed in Traditional Balinese Art and Culture – Jati Homestay (From USD $21)

Live in the home of a well known Balinese painter with a rich family history of being masters of crafting beautiful things.

Not only will you be immersed deeply in Bali’s local art scene – you will also be able to learn the art of traditional Balinese painting at this homestay located in the traditional art district of Ubud.

Every room is uniquely decorated with hand-painted paintings. So for those who appreciate art, you’ll surely love the creative touches all around Jati Home Stay.

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The house even has a little patio outside, that is perfect for some reading or deep thinking. All you have to do to reinvigorate yourself or get inspired?

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Breathe in the fresh Ubud air, gaze out into the scenic greenery, and get inspired to create!

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Jati Homestay

From USD $21

Location : Hanoman Street, Padang Tegal, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali,Indonesia.
Rate: Single Room at $21, Family Room for three at $25
Contact: +62 361 977701

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11. Live like a Balinese Villager – Pondok Pundi Village (From USD $43)

Constructed in the middle of a forested area, Pondok Pundi Village provides a different ambience from the Ubud rice paddy fields.

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The spacious rooms all come with balconies to hang out on during days where you don’t feel like exploring out of the comfort of your room.

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Outdoor seating areas are found throughout the property to replicate the villages of Bali where people enjoyed sitting together in mini huts – spending time with each other talking and having tea and snacks together as a pastime.

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Look no further for a great spot to reconnect with your family or friends, with a holiday at this sweet escapade.

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Pondok Pundi Village

From USD $43

Location : Jalan Wenara Wara, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Rate: Standard Room at $43
Contact: +62 361 977 119

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12. Home Sweet Warji House 2 (From USD $28)

With their motto, “The place where you come home”, you can be sure to feel at home at Warji House 2.

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Specially designed to make any traveller feel like they belong, Warji House 2 is known to be not only affordable, but supremely comfortable.

Each room is differently and uniquely decorated with subtle touches of traditional Balinese architecture, and even comes with a balcony.

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One thing you can look forward to? Delicious breakfasts on the balcony while looking out at the gorgeous view of rice paddy fields.

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A night here is almost akin to a traditional homestay and would be one of the best ways to experience Ubud.

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Warji House 2

From USD $28

Location : Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Rate: Deluxe Room at $28
Contact: +62 361 971261

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13. Find Your Personal Eden – Swasti Eco Cottages (From USD $48)

Settled in a small woodcarving village, a stay at Swasti Eco Cottages immerses you in both nature and the local Balinese culture.

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With their cause for preserving the beauty of mother nature, you’ll find the greenery around largely untouched – giving off divine garden of eden vibes.

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If you’re looking for serenity and peace, a stay at Swasti Eco Cottages will give you the best environment to just let loose and relax.

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Make sure to also look out for the uniquely decorated bathrooms that are simply colourful!

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And with the endless list of activities such as kite making, batik and puppet making classes available, you’ll never get bored here.

Swasti Eco Cottages

From USD $48

Location : Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571
Rate: Traditional Room at $48
Contact: +62 361 974079

Check Rate on Agoda Official Site

14. Home Away Topped with Reflexology – Sandat Bali (From USD $21)

Similar to a homestay, Sandat Bali provides just that, and the warmth of a family.

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A family runs this accommodation and they are committed to making sure that your stay with them will be a great experience in Bali that will leave you craving for more.

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Apart from a common kitchen that provides the opportunity to mingle and meet other travellers – there are even BBQ facilities available for you to host your own mini party!

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And if you’re a fan of reflexology, the owner of Sandat Bali is a master of the art so why not give your body a treat!

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Sandat Bali Ubud Guest House

From USD $21

Location : Jalan Sugriwa No 21, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Rate: Superior Room at $21
Contact: +62 361 971138

Check Rate on Agoda Official Site

Do you have any suggestions for more awesome budget hotels in Ubud? Do let us know!

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