Written by Beverley Lennon

Are you a gypsy? Are you naturally drawn to anything with colourful bohemian gypsy-living island vibes?

With mountains, valleys, lakes and seas to be traversed, gypsy-living is taken very seriously in the Land of the Gods.

The whole of Bali wraps itself around everything non-conformist and free-spirited, attracting crowds of bohemians like you looking for the most unusual places – the ones that breathe freedom and happiness…

So here’s our list of offbeat bohemian places in Bali that don’t simply exude colourful gypsy living, but also rekindle the art of joy and living through music and other artistic gatherings.

Blessed are the gypsies like us; the makers of divine music, the artists, writers, dreamers of the wildest dreams and wanderers, as we show the world how to see with their hearts!

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1. Creative hub of all free-spirited gypsies and artists: Bali Bohemia

Look no further if you would like to experience the real bohemian ambience.

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Definitely living up to its name, Bali Bohemia radiates positivity with gypsies and artists uniting through music and the arts.

The place gleams with boasting colours of mixed textures and patterns living up to the “boho” motto that “less is never more”.

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Besides being a nomads’ magical gathering hangout, Bali Bohemia is firstly an art boutique hotel and restaurant with the most laidback huts where no two are alike; each with an explosion of tones and eccentric design.

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Around the restaurant and pool area, Bali Bohemia holds weekly artistic events such as open mic sessions, traditional Indonesian performances, jazz and jam nights and much more! Much like a religious ritual where you can be sure to connect with local artists who are as free-spirited as you!

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P.S. All upcoming events are published on Bali Bohemia’s Instagram page.

Bali Bohemia

Rates: From USD $54 per night (Approximately Rp. 724,464)
Restaurant price range: Rp. 25,000 – Rp. 100,000 (Approximately USD $1.85-7.46)
Address: Jl. Nyuh Bojog- Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali (Coordinates here)
Contact: +62 361 978 631 (huts) / +62 813 3888 4756 (restaurant)
Opening Hours (restaurant): Mon-Sun 7:00am – 10:00pm

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2. Find rustic art in traditional boho homes: Jungle Room

Located in the hip area of Canggu, Jungle Room and its surroundings breathe authenticity – an ultimate gypsy-lust stay to consider when in Bali.

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But what any Bohemian-at-heart should look out for is their Big Karo House adorned by a whimsical mix of artifacts like surf boards, board games and other antiques items that truly revive any vintage gypsy soul!

The Big Karo House is home to several art exhibitions that contribute ethically to local artists on a regular basis, and it is also a truly relaxing space to absorb all the magic of Bali with newly-met friends… It’s open to non-staying guests too!

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To get the whole bohemian experience, join one of their yoga classes amidst the lush greenery of Bali – fill your gypsy soul with moments of stillness before heading back to your usual nomadic life!

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The bohemian flair extends to the bedrooms. With a rustic air and wooden furnishing, the rooms are sprinkled with boho essence from multiple rugs, patterns, and prints. All the decor are said to have been gathered from various parts of Southeast Asia, definitely living up to authentic wanderlust!

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Jungle Room also regularly engages with local communities – guess what, most ingredients found in their kitchen come from local farmers!

Jungle Room

Rates: From USD $ 93 per night (Approximately Rp. 1,248,385)
Art Exhibition: Free Admission
Address:  Jalan Raya Uma Buluh No.14, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351 (Coordinates here)
Contact: +62 812 3969 6629
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00am – 10:00pm (restaurant)
Yoga Class: R.p 100,000 per person per class (Approximately USD $7.86)
Yoga Schedule:

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3. “Gypsy-lusting” in cafe cabanas by the pool: Folk Pool and Gardens

Isn’t it a dream to cafe-hop and discover one where you can laze in your own cabana by the pool, as though you’re right by the beach at some luxury hotel?

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Wandering your way through the hammocks and cabanas of Folk Pool and Gardens is an adventure you are bound to remember (one among many of your gypsy quests!).

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The place depicts groovy vibes with boho-printed poufs scattered around the garden area, where you will find a mixture of everything from every genre of décor (that would usually not be your classic combos.)

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It is the perfect bohemian spot to connect and gather with other fellow gypsies and share about your best ventures, with a groovy playlist in the background, by the swim-up bar. That’s how we love spending our afternoons when we aren’t wandering down hidden alleys and quirky lanes.

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You can also check out their regular events such as movie screenings and other artistic events like live music sessions. All these are published on their Facebook events page.

Folk Pool and Gardens

Price: Food from Rp. 35,000 – Rp. 340,000 (Approximately USD $2.50 – $24.20); Drinks from Rp. 20,000 – Rp. 160,000 (Approximately USD $1.42 – $11.40)
High tea: Rp. 95,000 per set (Approximately USD $6.76)
Pool access: Rp. 75,000 per person (Approximately USD $5.34)
Daybed: Rp. 350,000 (Approximately USD $24.91, maximum for 4 person)
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali 80571. Coordinates here
Opening hours: Daily, 9 am – 10 pm; High tea: 2 pm – 5 pm
Contact: +62 361 9080 800; +62 361 9080 880; +62 361 9080 888


4. For the nomads on a spiritual journey: Akasha Restaurant

Gypsy with a little bit of yoga? Here is your happy place! This is where we gypsies head to when we need a little bit of healing and guidance before our next journey.

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Akasha Ubud is the super gathering for all spiritual events, counting in yoga sessions, chakra healing, and new moon celebrations (to name a few).

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But what get gypsies and artists really excited are the folklore dancing sessions, which are held in an open-air setting, where you can reconnect with nature.

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Some events are also organised inside Villa Akasha, a unique eco-conscious bamboo home nestled in the romantic green fields of Ubud.

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You’ll love the on-site restaurant as much, with lovely views of the forest and decorated with bohemian elements such as dream-catchers, quirky printed rugs, and colourful vintage trinkets.

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So come on now and fuel up before you wander off for your next adventure!

Note: Door-to-door transportation is available (with a small fee) for some events at Akasha. Find out more about each individual event on their Facebook Events Page.

Akasha Restaurant

Restaurant price range: Rp. 15,000 – Rp. 75,000 (Approximately USD $1 -5.25)
Address:  Jalan N Sinta, Keliki, Tegallalang, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (Coordinates here)
Contact: +62 813 3888 5397
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 9:00am – 10:00pm (restaurant)


5. Wander your gypsy soul to North Bali: Hostel Funky Place

Finding a little nest to rest your tired body during your travels?

You’ll love this mini oasis, popular among gypsies for its boho-style resting areas (think bean bags, hammocks with old-school stereos), collection of knick knacks, and its basic and affordable accommodation option!

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Indeed, it is the ultimate place to be living out of a backpack, though of course living a nomadic life means you already don’t really settle.

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The place is filled with up-cycled items like pre-loved bicycles tires that now serve as stool stands. And you’ll love uncovering the most eccentric quotes around each corner of the property.

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Besides yoga and meditation sessions, you can chill with some drinks and occasional live music bands at its restaurant and anyone dining in is welcome to have fun and join in on stage. And how about a game of beer pong?

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With a free-spirited crowd around you, no one will be judging you and that, we believe, is the best part!

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P.S. We heard about their free foot massages during breakfast!!

Hostel Funky Place

Rates: From USD $ 9 per night (Approximately Rp. 120,968)
Restaurant price range: R.p 20,000 – R.p 100,000 (Approximately USD $1.50-7.46)
Address:  Jl. Raya Seririt-Singaraja, Lovina, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia (Coordinates here)
Contact: +62 878 6325 3156
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8:00am – 1:00am (restaurant and bar)

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Splash up your outfit of the day – Feather and Find

Prerequisite for bohemian places: a good collection of boho clothes, of course! And this is exactly where you can get your #OOTD fix.

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At Feather and Find, you are sure to fall for an array of lightweight maxi dresses, chunky and colourful jewellery, accessories and vintage pieces.

Feather and Find is definitely not your typical bohemian corner-shop. Each piece is delicately crafted to make you look playful and bold; they scream freedom and match with any out-of-the-box personality.

But what really get us gushing over are their beautifully adorned lace-up sandals. They don’t even have to match with your clothes as they are meant to stand out!

After shopping, take a seat at their café for your ultimate #gypsyliving shot!

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Feather and Find

Price range: Rp. 400,000 – Rp. 2,000,000 (Approximately USD $30-150)
Address: Jalan Kayu Cendana No.2, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (Coordinates here)
Contact: +62 878 6062 2509
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm


Ready to kick-start your artistic journey? Tell us about other bohemian spots you’ve been to fuel your gypsy soul in Bali!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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