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Best Airbnb Stays In Bali: Find Serenity On The Island Of The Gods

Marianne
Updated Nov 07, 2017

Home to majestic temples, verdant rice paddies and vibrant Balinese culture, Bali is a country not to be missed. There is no wonder why Bali is so famous despite being just one of the Indonesian Archipelago’s 18,000 islands. You’ll definitely linger in Bali’s serene and peaceful atmosphere, whether you’re surrounded by mountains or admiring the coastal view. And Airbnb is the best choice if you wish a calmer, cosier and more private stay that doesn’t break the bank. Here are some of the most stunning and affordable Airbnb accommodations in Bali:

1. Sharma Springs, Abiansemal (819 USD)

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This unique 5-story palatial bamboo house villa is bound to take your breath away. Perched on the edge of Ayung River, the longest river in Bali, Sharma Springs is truly a work of art. Feast your eyes on spiraling bamboo architecture in this magnificent house that accommodates up to 11 guests with an adjoining guesthouse. While the house itself is breathtaking, the view from the 5th floor of the office area is awe-inspiring. The house also features many services including a butler, maid and personal chef to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Extraordinary 5 floor Bamboo Palace, Private Pool

Price: 819 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 32 reviews)

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2. Luxurious Cozy Private Villa (34 USD)

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Tucked away among lush greenery and rice fields, this luxurious cozy private villa is perfect if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. Your welcoming host will recommend Canggu’s (a beach area in South Bali) lesser-known gems and activities. Furthermore, this villa is just a five-minute scooter ride from Echo Beach where you can surf your heart out or have a sumptuous seafood dinner while watching the sunset.

LUXURY,COSY & PRIVATE VILLA

Price: 34 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 118 reviews)

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3. Aquaterrace, Amed (45 USD)

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Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Aquaterrace, where you can meditate by the pool bed to the sounds of the ocean. Alternatively, take a swim by the pool and even spot pods of dolphins gracefully swimming in the ocean waters. Whatever you do, you’ll be delighted by your stay here at Aquaterrace. The restaurant, spa and service staff are all excellent and will definitely complement your fantastic holiday.

Stunning 180°Ocean view rooms &pool

Price: 45 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 165 reviews)

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4. Romantic Escape, Kuta (103 USD)

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Just a short distance from the happening Seminyak, this sturdy wooden villa offers couples the perfect honeymoon stay. Surrounded by lush greenery, swim in your own infinity pool or admire your private garden that includes a charming koi pond. The Asian style open living and dining areas promise the most authentic Balinese experience. You can even try a Balinese cooking class with a former chef or sign up for a honeymoon package to make your stay extra memorable.

Romantic Luxury Escape Seminyak

Price: 103 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 178 reviews)

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5. The Beach House, Tabanan (197 USD)

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Be spoiled by the exceptional service and luxurious rooms of this dream-like beach house villa. Just steps away from the beach, this sizable villa boasts spacious bedrooms, a sweeping sun deck and a seaside gazebo.

You can even take a bath in a hand-carved bathtub in your very own private garden! Experience paradise in The Beach House, situated among Tabanan’s relaxing black sand beaches and volcanic cliffs.

The Beach House, at Balian Beach

Price: 197 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 170 reviews)

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6. Gorgeous Bungalow, Lodtunduh (52 USD)

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Nestled among emerald green rice fields, you’ll be staying among farmers, carvers and artists in the peaceful village of Lodtunduh. The eco-friendly villa features an impressive large private deck overlooking green beautiful rice fields that stretch for miles. Additionally, your approachable host will give you a glimpse of the slow village life and give you insights to the best attractions in nearby Ubud.

Gorgeous Bungalow, near Ubud, Bali

Price: 52 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 64 reviews)

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7. Amomaya, Ubud (71 USD)

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Looking for some peace and quiet in Ubud, Bali’s artistic hub? Look no further. Amomaya Villa, with its traditional Balinese architecture, comprises of spanking new furniture and a lush private garden. You’ll definitely be tempted to take a dip into the waters of the infinity pool, shared with three other villas. Amomaya Villa is located conveniently at just a few minutes’ walk from restaurants, spas and the center of Ubud.

Amomaya - Serene 1 bed villa *Pool &private garden

Price: 71 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 200 reviews)

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8. Ocean and Volcano View Villa, South Kuta (201 USD)

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This villa provides arguably one of the best views in Bali. The landscape includes unparalleled views of deep-blue bays and the majestic volcanoes from across the villa peaking into the vast blue sky. Jimbaran beach and other eateries are just a ten-minute drive away, so you’ll be able to enjoy both convenience and seclusion. Moreover, your excellent host will cater to your needs and make your holiday your best one yet.

Full Ocean, Volcano View Villa

Price: 201 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 160 reviews)

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9. Lovina Oceanfront Luxury Villa, Dencarik (191 USD)

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You’ll feel the warm welcome right away when the friendly staff greet you with beautiful flowers and refreshing drinks. This modern oceanfront luxury villa, which accommodates up to 4 people, is surrounded by a tropical garden and a quiet beach. Moreover, you can enjoy extra perks that other airbnbs do not normally have, including a wireless sound system for streaming your favourite music tracks, the villa iphone/ipad, and snorkeling and diving gear.

Ocean Beachfront Luxury Design Villa @ Lovina

Price: 191 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from 97 reviews)

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10. Villa Tranquila, Sanur (39 USD)

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If the affordable price isn’t already an attractive enough reason for you to book Villa Tranquila, their limited special offer will definitely have you convinced. At Villa Tranquila, you can pay for 5 nights and receive an additional night for free! Your spacious and tidy room opens up to the private garden that features Indonesia flora and a small pool to take a relaxing swim in. You’ll be a short walk away from the beach and numerous restaurants. Furthermore, your helpful hosts will help you settle in right away. The best holidays don’t always come with a heavy price tag!

Villa Tranquila, Sanur, Bali

Price: 39 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 137 reviews)

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11. Suastika Lodge, Ubud (22 SGD USD)

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A Balinese family runs the Suastika Lodge, a five-room accommodation located in Ubud. It is near most of the town’s attractions and a just a few meters away from a private school and a local restaurant. For breakfast, you can have either banana or pineapple pancakes, and omelettes or made-to-order eggs and toast. Fresh fruits, tea and coffee are also available. If you need help with your itinerary, the hosts can help you plan your tours and even help you find a private driver to take you to the rice fields and temples. Staying here is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditional Balinese life. If you come during the mangosteen season, you can help in picking the fruits from the backyard. You can even get some for yourself, for free! For those who are staying here for a long period of time, laundry services are also available for 0.44 USD per kilogram.

Detailed review of Suastika Lodge here.

Suastika Lodge Ubud Room 1

Price: 22 SGD USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 108 reviews)

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12. Villa Marjens, Bali (52 USD)

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Offering a homey atmosphere with the facilities of a 4-star hotel, Villa Marjens is an ideal place to stay after exploring the beaches and the markets of Bali. It has two large bedrooms equipped with an air-conditioning unit, a strong fan, clothes storage, and an outdoor stone bathroom. In case you would need to connect to the internet, you can use the villa’s Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a full-size kitchen, where you can cook your own meals using fresh ingredients from the market, and a private pool with a waterfall that turns on and off automatically. If your concern is the location, the villa is an 8-minute scooter ride to the beach and a 10-minute ride to Kuta’s bars and restaurants. Also, prior to your Bali vacation, let the villa manager if you would like to avail of their airport pick-up service. The local manager will drive you personally to the villa.

Detailed review of Villa Marjens here.

Villa Marjens

Price: 52 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 67 reviews)

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13. A Room in the Rice Paddies, Ubud

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26 USD/ night for 4 guests

A respite from the busy modern world, that is what this accommodation in Ubud has to offer. Nestled in southern Bali, it has two air-conditioned bedrooms, a spacious living room, a basic kitchen and a comfort room with shower and toilet. Kitchen equipments include a stove, refrigerator, cookery and cutlery, basic spices, and a water dispenser. You can buy ingredients from the nearby market and prepare your own food here. The house, which can accommodate up to four guests as a time, is also roomy enough if you want to do some stretching or yoga. The hosts can even lend you yoga mats. Forget the TV and fast Wi-Fi connections, because in rural Indonesia, it would be better to enjoy the simplicity of life. You can check out the rice paddies instead, ride a motorbike to the town center or taste some delicious local food at the nearby restaurants! Other things provided by the host include free Balinese coffee, sugar, bottled water and hot water, as well as towels and shampoo.

Detailed review of this Airbnb room in Ubud here.

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14. Ketut’s Place, Ubud (76 USD)

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Strategically located in the heart of Ubud, Ketut’s Place is a Balinese-style hotel with shrines and gardens where you can relax or meditate. There are statues of sacred figures, clusters of tropical plants, trees like banana and palm, and a fish pond. Meanwhile, the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning units and mosquito nets. Standard rooms are near the garden, while the deluxe rooms at the back have nice views of the river and the forest. The rate includes breakfast, which you can enjoy by the swimming pool. If you wish, you can also have it delivered to your room. Their pork satay or barbecued skewered meat is a must-try, although you would have to pay for it separately. Meanwhile, if you are planning your itinerary, it is worth noting that this accommodation is near the famous monkey forest, Kecak dance theater and Ubud palace. In case you would need assistance with airport transfers, transportation and performance tickets, you can conveniently ask the receptionist for help (charges may apply).

Detailed review of Ketut’s Place here.

Ketut's Place

Price: 76 USD

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Travelers Review: Rating 4.5 out of 5(from 106 reviews)

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Bali’s for everybody!

Whether you’re a lone backpacker, one half of a loving couple or part of a large group, you’ll be able to find unique and affordable Airbnb locations in all over Bali. Balinese are known for their warm and hospitable nature, so you’ll feel right at home. Many of these Airbnb places have additional packages and tours, so find the right one for you and experience Bali at its best.

This article was originally published on Feb 16, 2016

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