Before you look below at lodging options in Ubud (other than the ones we offer and arrange) I want to thank Casa Luna Bali for allowing us to hold our yoga teacher training and retreat in their absolutely amazing resort! Furthermore, you may also want to thank them for their offer of 15% off of the gorgeous rooms they have that are on the same premises as our yoga training and retreat. Thus, even if you do not opt to stay at Casa Luna (which basically means staying on our retreat / training campus) you may still want to go to www.casalunabali.com to take a look at the gorgeous location that our training and retreat will be held; as well as all the other services and amenities they offer such as detox programs and cooking classes. On the other hand, if you do opt to stay "on campus" be sure to tell them you are a part of our yoga teacher training or the yoga retreat so that you can get the 15% discount! (We would be happy to make the reservation for you as well).
Ubud Lodging Options
Where You Will Live
will play a big role in your overall experience of Ubud
So although most who attend our training or retreat we expect to stay at the first 3 places listed below, we do not want anyone to feel locked into only those options; especially considering the incredibly low cost of lodging in Ubud may very well enable you to have an experience that you could never come close to affording in places like the US or the UK (...not that those places even have anything close to the experience of Bali). However, I want to be clear that our intention is not to promote indulgence in luxuries. The riches of Bali are formulated by its emphasis upon nature and spirituality. There are other 3rd world countries, that have much more wealth than Bali and yet these places look rather impoverished in comparison. Therefore, Bali has a great lesson for the world to learn: if you respect, honor and glorify nature as an expression of the Divine then peaceful, healthy and stunningly beautiful surroundings can be something for everyone to enjoy; not just those who can afford it. Thus it is our hope that all yoga students and retreaters will bring this lesson home with them and, more importantly, help to spread it far and wide!
Some of the pics above are in the list below and some are just to give you a taste of other possibilities. You might even consider spending most of your time lodged at one of the "cheap" places, but then for your final few days of training you might spend a little extra and experience something extraordinary! I've actually seen this recommended a few times and when you see all the options in Ubud it starts to make a lot of sense. Of course its nice to have it all settled before you get there, but it is quite possible when you see other options after you have been there for a while that you wish you had paid a few bucks more to be in a certain atmosphere. Or it could be the opposite, you may find that you wish you were not paying that extra 10 bucks after you find you're hardly ever in your room anyway. Nevertheless, its good to have something booked and waiting for you well before you get there. Therefore you might want to book half your time at one place and the other half, or maybe even a third, trying out another atmosphere. But also bear in mind, the longer you wait to book a place the greater the possibility it will not have an available room for the length of time that you need; especially if you are coming for the 28 day training rather than the 12 day retreat. In fact, the longer you wait the more you may find it actually necessary to book at least 2 different places . But its ultimately not a big deal as there is always available places at all price levels; and the majority of them do not require a deposit.
Every place mentioned on this page we know to be quite nice and that the prices range from $10 to $80 per night. But also consider this: After paying for the training or retreat and your flight you may want things as cheap as possible. Thus, although we can't guarantee it, we may be able to hook you up with a roommate from the training looking for the same. In this case, there's a good chance you might be able to pay as little as $5 a night by splitting the cost on a $10 double room! /// On the other hand, maybe your budget isn't that tight but you're still willing to have a yoga roommate. In this case you could just pay maybe $25 to $40 per night on the cost of a $50 to $80 room. In other words, by splitting the cost you could stay in a true paradise that would probably cost you $300 to $3000 per night in the US or the UK. ~Or maybe you prefer to have a room all to yourself. That's fine too! No matter what you get in Ubud, odds are, it will still be a pretty awesome deal no matter what the price is!
On a really tight budget? Don't worry! it is not at all hopeless. Bali has something for everyone's budget, such as the following:
In Da Lodge
Ranked number one among lodges in Ubud, i really had no idea a hostel with dorm style bedcs could be so cool. But even more cooler than that is the price. At only $3.50 per night, chances are only your lunch will cost more. The grounds are clean and somehow feel like you are out in the country-side. Although no free breakfast, they have a really good and healthy restaurant with great prices. There are 3 communal areas including one with a pool. So if you don't mind sharing a bunkbed and a bathroom with some really cool international travelers, you can't beat In Da Lodge!
Gogo Backpackers House is a clean, friendly and comfortable small hostel located in the centre of Ubud. The staff goes above and beyond to provide the ultimate Bali experience for their guests. The Ubud hostel is run by a sweet family who will sit and chat with you any time of the day and make suggestions on where to go and what to do. The beds are very comfortable with privacy curtains, individual lights, outlets and lockers. It’s set back from the street so you won’t hear street noise and the breakfast is delicious with 3 options. This affordable hostel is one of the best I’ve ever stayed in with motorbike rentals available just outside, the top attractions within walking distance and tours available to book at the front desk. This is easily one of the best hostels in Ubud, if not the best!
The places listed above are all very close to where our training and retreat take place at Casa Luna.
They are also very economically priced.
The places listed below provide unique experiences that, as suggested at the top of this page, you might want to try out for the last few days of your retreat or training; or if you decide to stay longer. However a couple of them, as noted in the descriptions, are definitely not within walking distance to our training and retreat area; and some are outside of the Ubud city limits altogether.
Nevertheless, who knows when you might ever be able to stay at places like these again!
For Yogis on Retreat
This page is probably most useful to those coming to our Bali Yoga Retreat or Thai Yoga Massage training (Jan 15th - 27th). Most of our yogis in teacher training (Dec 13 - Jan 9) will have arranged their lodging thru us at the first 3 sites listed below. But for those of you on retreat, we thought you might like to see more options since you are only paying for 12 days, not 28). Nevertheless, whether you are on retreat or in the training if you opt for some place other than the first 3 places listed below, you will need to reserve it on your own. Nevertheless, we are happy to assist you if we can.
For Yogis in Training
Most yoga training students will be staying in the first three places listed below; these places are close to each other and just 2 to 5 minutes walk from our yoga training site at Casa Luna; unless of course you choose to stay at Casa Luna. In that case, you are already on our training campus.
Casa Luna Bali
(15% Discount for our students and those on retreat)
This is the place where we actually hold our training. So to stay here is basically to be on campus. Its not as economical as most of the other places below, but if you get a roommate it may only be $18 to $30 per night; depending on the level of suite awesomeness you (and your roommate) choose.
"The 40 spacious rooms are spread over two traditional compounds set in lush gardens, overlooking lily ponds and stone statues. The rooms feature four-poster beds, mosquito-nets, wooden shutters, carved doors, marbled floors and Javanese teak sofas. Breakfast includes fresh tropical fruit, house-made yogurt and granola, warm freshly baked pastries and bread from The Honeymoon Bakery, as well as, Balinese specialties and other modern fare. Mosquito nets and repellant coils, daily housekeeping, bar fridge replenished daily, tea, coffee and two flasks of boiling water, water dispenser and front patio with table and chairs are provided for your comfort."
The first three places listed below are where we will lodge those who prefer to do everything through us. In other words, by adding an additional $250 to what you pay CYS we will go ahead reserve you a room at one of these first 3 places. However, you will notice that we still put the price in the description. This is because many people opt to come early or stay longer than the duration of our retreat. So the prices are there for your consideration should you decide to do that as well. (Images for each of these places re seen in the carousel of pictures above.)
This is the place where most of our yoga teacher trainees stay. Its as good or better than any of the other places going for about $20 per night, but it is also less than a minute walk from our training campus. Includes free breakfast.
Permana Ubud Cottage
...is also less than a minute walk to our yoga shala at Casa Luna. Though about the same price as Gora, don't hesitate to book if you think this is the place you want to stay. Permana requires no deposit and no cancellation fee. Includes free breakfast.
is about $22 to $30 (depending on the room you choose) per night. I stayed there and found that the family that runs it became like family to me as well. So it's where my wife and I plan to stay upon our next visit. Includes free breakfast, but they might just ask you to join them for
lunch and dinner as well :)
This place is literally right next to Casa Luna (where our training and retreat take place). Its about $18 per night for the double rooms, which are huge and awesome. However, you'll only want to opt for the their double rooms, even if you are rooming alone, because the single rooms are rather claustrophobic.
This awesome place is actually within walking distance of our yoga training site. It is a contemporary, hugely awarded boutique hotel that just may be the answer to your lodging prayers, sitting on leafy Jalan Bisma roughly halfway between Monkey Forest Temple and the Ubud Royal Palace: they’re 15 minutes walk in either direction. Yet Jalan Bisma is still at heart a ricefield road and come nightfall you’ll still hear the sounds of the sawah issuing from the greenery that surrounds you: Bisma Eight even has its very own 53-are farm just down the road. The rooftop houses a very solid restaurant with spectacular views. Rooms, which are all suites, feature Japanese bathing tubs in the bathrooms, cool dividing screens, and contemporary design that wouldn’t, but for the greenery, feel out of place in Ginza. The pool is pretty, too.
Check for discount rates on Agoda.com
Slightly further away than Bisma Eight but closer than Sri Ratih Cottages, these bungalows are right in the heart of the action, yet pleasingly set back from it, amid gardens and ricefields just at the top of Monkey Forest Road, which is about as central as it gets in Ubud. But it doesn’t feel either noisy or central, thanks to the quiet gang you need to stroll down to discover them. The deluxe rooms feature everything the flashpacker could desire: fresh, modern bathrooms, airy four-poster beds, and terraces with views across the ricefields. There are no fewer than two pools in the pretty gardens. As with much mid-priced Indonesian accommodation, unless your haggling skills are solid you are likely best off booking through an online platform like Agoda.
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Your going to need a scooter or taxi to get to our training site from here, but when you look across the pool into the gorge and turn to admire the sacred mountain Gunung Agung from your verandah, it’s hard to care. Air-conditioned classic Balinese bungalows feature details like hand-carved doors and sculpted brickwork, as well as airy four-posters with drapes, and terraces with tables, chairs and staggering views. The simple bathrooms let the side down but explain the sensible price, while the included breakfast is on the dainty side. The adjoining Elephant Cafe serves up good-quality vegan fare while you’re well positioned for fine dining at Mozaic, Room 4 Dessert, and more.
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This place is pretty far outside of Ubud, so its not an option during our retreat, but if you decide to stay longer and you are very much into sustainable living and Bamboo, then this would be the ideal place to extend your stay. It was built by the founder of Green School, John Hardy; and Green School is an award winning bamboo architectural wonder.
Again, very far outside of Ubud city limits, so it is also not an option during our training or retreat. But if you plan to stay longer in Bali this would be an amazing place to consider. Some say it is simply the best ~ and that is saying a lot!