With thousands of accommodation options to choose from in vibrant Ubud, Bali, the choice can feel quite overwhelming. From small local homestays to extravagant villas and resorts, Ubud has a myriad of accommodation selections.
Whether you’re looking for a refreshing swimming pool to cool off between classes, a lush, green rice paddy view from your room, or a basic, no frills place to simply lay your head each night, we’ve highlighted some of our past Shades of Yoga student’s favourite spots.
Discussed are important and well-liked features of each homestay or hotel and we’ve also considered the accommodation’s distance to your teacher training venue, Taksu Spa, to make it most convenient for your time here.
We hope you find the following information useful when choosing your accommodation for your Shades of Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program.
An amazing journey awaits!
Kunang Kunang Guesthouse
A fan favourite of past Shades of Yoga students, Kunang Kunang is tucked back off the main drag in Ubud down a quiet alleyway yet still a quick 5-7 minute walk to Taksu Spa.
This guesthouse is set amongst a charming garden setting with a sun-drenched swimming pool. Although usually only one option each day, breakfast is also included in your room rate and the hotel offers free tea and coffee making facilities 24/7.
But why stay in your room when you have a heap of delicious dining options just outside on Hanoman Street? Rooms here vary so you can spend a bit extra and choose a room that overlooks the blooming rice paddies or stay basic – the choice is up to you. Either way, your room is clean and comfortable and in a superb location for the price you pay.
Past students report that features may vary from room to room so it might be a good idea to ask to view the room once you arrive and before you pay to make sure you’re completely satisfied as this will be your home for the next month!
*Prices start from about $18 USD per night.
W House / Citrus Tree Villas
Commonly known as W House yet also seen online as Citrus Tree Villas, what makes this place super convenient for your time during training is the fact that it lies on the same street as your teacher training venue – just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Taksu Spa.
Accommodation here is basic with no air conditioning (only ceiling fan) but private bathrooms with fresh towels, garden views, and daily housekeeping. A daily breakfast is also included in your room rate.
W House is a great choice for budget travelers who enjoy a wonderful central location. Walk outside the main entrance and you’ve got countless restaurants to choose from right at your fingertips.
Students speak of the kindness of the homestay staff and often booked their weekend activities and other tour related activities from the desk situated on the premises.
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Another homestay option that has well-received reviews from past Shades of Yoga students. Highlights include the handy location, helpful and friendly staff, and of course the refreshing outdoor pool.
The rooms are clean, spacious, and comfortable and all feature air conditioning, fan, desk, and a veranda outside your front door – a great place to get some fresh air while you sip a kombucha and complete your homework assignments. Some rooms also feature a mini-fridge, perfect for keeping drinks cool after a day spent in the Balinese heat.
There is also a daily complimentary breakfast with choice of banana pancakes or eggs with coffee or tea that will be delivered to your private veranda.
*Rooms average at about $26 USD per night, depending on the season.
Please note that Etsy House does not have their own website but pop the name into Google for more information and to book.
A family run “flashpacker” style accommodation located on the same road as your teacher training venue, making it a very convenient choice. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable and all feature a balcony with table and chairs. You won’t feel as if you’ve just walked off a bustling street lined with restaurants and bars when you step into D’Cliff.
The grounds are a lovely, leafy green and you’ll feel amongst a jungle as opposed to a busy city.
*This combined with its central location and included breakfast, for the price of $15 USD per night, you really can’t go wrong if you’re on a budget.
There is hot water but no AC. You can also get a massage on site – perfect after long days of yoga classes!
Please note that D’Cliff House does not have their own website but pop the name into google for more information and to book.
Tegal Sari is a large but tranquil property nestled amongst the rice paddies about 15 minutes walk from Taksu Spa, towards the Monkey Forest side of town. Although the entrance is located on busy Hanoman Street, you’ll soon find that Tegal Sari is truly its own quiet oasis.
By morning, you wake to the sun shining over the vast expanse of bright green fields and on your lunch break, you can come utilise the hotel’s lovely rooftop swimming pool (or the garden pool – yes you have two choices!)
Tegal Sari also has a spa about 500 metres up the road so that you don’t have to travel far to indulge in a wonderful, well-deserved massage. Also handy is their complimentary pick up / drop off service to wherever you might need to go within central Ubud.
*Prices vary as Tegal Sari offers a wide range of room types, with prices starting from $25 USD per night.
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Mid Range accommodation
Green Field Hotel
Pick this accommodation option if you enjoy having lots of space, multiple swimming pools, on site restaurant and spa, and rice paddies at your door! That’s right, Green Field Hotel and Restaurant offers massive rooms, 2 large pools (one of which is a saltwater pool overlooking the rice paddies!), poolside restaurant and spa, and beautiful, tropical grounds thriving with beautiful plants and lotus ponds.
Green Field is located about a 15 minute walk from your teacher training venue and will offer you the peace and quiet you need to complete your studies and wind down on your time off.
*Green Field offers a variety of rooms, ranging from $50 USD per night for your standard rooms to $190 USD per night for a lavish 2 bed / 2 bath / 2 balcony bale to share with your friends or family.
Whichever type of room you choose at Green Field, your stay here is sure to be a good one!
Biyukukung Suites and Spa
Get the best of both worlds when you book a room at Biyukukung! This hotel will make you feel like you’re out in the middle of nowhere yet you’re still so close to the hustle and bustle and main centre of Ubud (and an 8 minute walk to Taksu Spa).
The luscious landscaping on the hotel’s grounds is surreal and guests loved the feeling of being out nature during their stay, able to hear the frogs, birds, crickets, and geckos morning and night. All rooms feature a balcony, free wifi, toiletries, mini fridge, and a flat screen TV to catch up on your favourite shows after a long day.
Another focal point of Biyukukung Suites is the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the fields of rice. The spa on site also offers wonderful massages and other beauty treatments to make your stay just that little bit more relaxing.
*Rooms range from about $42 – $70 USD per night.
While most people prefer to book directly through the hotel (and some hotels may offer you a discount for longer term stays), sites like agoda.com or booking.com may give a cheaper rate overall. It is best to inquire and do your own research in terms of finding the best price.
*[Please note the prices displayed here are an estimate the amount given at the time this blog was written].
That’s a wrap! We hope this list provides you with a good overview and starting point in planning your stay in Ubud. Wherever you choose, we feel confident that you’ll thoroughly enjoy your time in beautiful Bali!