View of the Ubud forest from the balcony of Amoya Inn

Where To Stay In Ubud For Solo Travellers

Ubud is considered the cultural hub of Bali, and although is becoming more and more touristy, you can still experience some of the authenticity if you know where to go and where to stay. As a solo traveller, you want to make sure you choose an accommodation where you know you will be looked after, have a delicious breakfast and meet lovely people.

In this blog post, I will tell you exactly where to stay in Ubud for solo travellers based on your needs. 

How to pick your accommodation

  • Is the area walkable? If you want to explore Ubud Palace, Monkey Forest, Yoga Barn and other cultural sites in Ubud, make sure your accommodation is within walking distance. You should definitely find a place which is as much central as possible. There is normally a lot of traffic and the village is really easy to walk! 
  • Family-like: I love staying in a place where I feel at home. Sometimes things happen and you need to be looked after. Staying in a super-friendly place makes a lot of difference when you travel solo.
  • Visit the rice fields but don’t stay there overnight: Staying by the rice fields means you will need to drive more and there is also a good chance you will encounter a snake (nothing bad with that unless you are terrified of snakes). I would rather stay in a nice and comfortable place in Ubud centre and visit the rice fields during the day with a tour guide and take all the pictures then!

Is Ubud safe for female solo travellers? 

Absolutely yes. Balinese people are the sweetest and nicest I’ve ever met! You will be 100% safe anywhere. Not only in Ubud but all around the island. 

Where To Stay in Ubud for Solo Travellers:

Pecatu Ubud Guest House

Excellent for: meeting people, breakfast, pool, watching the sunrise, family environment, local culture

Indicative price: £18 per night

Pecatu Ubud Guest House is 5 minutes away from the centre of Ubud (or let’s say Monkey Forest area). This is a lovely family-run place. You can chat with the owner, get invited to various ceremonies and she actually acts like a mum when things happen to you, which is super sweet. My room was perfectly clean and had a small kitchen which was handy for when I didn’t feel like going out. There is a beautiful swimming pool upstairs with a nice view over Ubud. On the same floor as the pool, they would also serve breakfast, which is delicious! This neighbourhood is perfect if you want to see the local culture as well. There will be women carrying the offerings for a ceremony, children going to school, and lots of dogs and chickens. If you are open to it you can meet some really lovely travellers by the pool or over breakfast. 

Kebun Indah Ubud

Excellent for: meeting people, breakfast, pool, watching the sunrise, family environment, local culture

Indicative price: £42 per night

Kebun Indah Ubud is fancy! Incredibly beautiful and in the heart of Ubud. The pool has the best background (forest) and each room has a patio with amazing greenery. The resort is so central you can walk literally everywhere. My room came with a stunning bathroom as well which had a pond and was partially outdoors. Well, if you are going during the rainy season, be prepared to share your bathroom with some visitors! The staff is lovely but also the nearby farmers. I literally talked to everyone and made lots of friends. I unfortunately had a Bali belly whilst I was there and the staff took me to the clinic. They even took shifts to visit me at the clinic so I was never alone. 

Nugraha Guest house 2

Excellent for: meeting people, breakfast, pool, watching the sunrise, family environment, local culture

Indicative price: £17 per night

Nugraha Guest House 2 is run by a lovely man. He is very sweet and always makes sure you are happy and fed. The Balinese pancakes I had here were amazing so I’ve asked for the same breakfast every single day! There is also a pool to relax and it’s located quite central, nearby some really good places to eat. 

Merthayasa Bungalow 2

Excellent for: meeting people, breakfast, pool, watching the sunrise, family environment, local culture

Indicative price: £16 per night

Merthayasa Bungalow 2 is located between the Monkey Forest and Ubud Palace. It’s run by a lovely family and at the time I stayed there they even had 4 puppies which were amazing! The rooms are really spacious and are either facing the pool or the forest. The staff is really helpful if you want to plan any excursion or join any local event.

Yarama Cottages

Excellent for: meeting people, breakfast, pool, watching the sunrise, family environment, local culture

Indicative price: £39 per night

Yarama Cottages is right next to the Yoga Barn. You can leave your room 5 minutes before the class even! The rooms are really nice with a modern look, spacious bathroom and they come with a small kitchen with pots and pans.

Amoya Inn

Excellent for: meeting people, breakfast, pool, watching the sunrise, family environment

Indicative price: £53 per night

Amoya Inn is quite central but more towards Ubud Palace. It’s a good location if you want to explore the cultural side of the village and more local restaurants/warungs. A warung is a traditional food stand or small restaurant. My room had probably the best view I’ve ever had in Ubud. There were many glass sliding doors and it was on the top floor. I had an incredible view of the forest. I could even see the monkeys playing and jumping between trees! The staff is lovely and super helpful. 

Conclusion

These suggested accommodations are perfect for the wet season as well, most of them have a closed bathroom so you won’t get any frogs or spiders visiting! I really felt at home in these places as a female solo traveller so you’re in safe hands!

Ciao for now, 

Silvia x

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