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7+ unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs

7 unique and affordable Bali airbnbs - Ubud

Last February I wrote a post about Old Man’s and how if I were to live anywhere in the world at this point in my life, it would have to be Bali. Mostly because it’s super cheap but also because I love the Balinese people, their culture and of course all the awesome restaurants and bars the island has to offer. And now, almost a year later, it’s finally happening!

Come February 10th I’ll be leaving cold Norway yet again, for some hot, humid and hopefully productive months in Indonesia. For the first couple of weeks, I’ll be traveling around Bali and the surrounding islands, before settling in Canggu at the end of February.

So as you can probably imagine, I have done a lot of research on cool places to stay over the last few days, in addition to the huge folder of Bali Airbnbs I had already saved on my computer. Since the post about Sri Lanka Airbnbs was so popular, I thought I would make it into a series and do one for Bali as well. So here you go; 8 unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs!

All photos in the 7 first listings are borrowed from Airbnb // This post contains affiliate links

Keep in mind that the prices I mention are the correct prices as of January 2017.

Hideout Bali

7 unique and affordable Bali airbnbs

7 unique & affordable Bali Airbnbs

If you follow a lot of travel bloggers on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this little eco bamboo home many times before. You’ll find this unique and super cute structure hidden in the mountains surrounding Gunung Agung volcano. At $120 a night I would say this place is affordable as it sleeps up to four persons, which only comes out to $30 per person per night. Not a bad deal if you ask me! This is your chance to get off the grid, fall asleep to the sound of the river and experience the real Bali!

Are you new to Airbnb? Remember to claim your discount here!!

Ubud Eco Cottage

7 unique and affordable Bali Aorbnbs

7 unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs

This bamboo cottage is a secluded eco retreat down a quiet footpath nestled in the rice fields of Ubud. It’s the best of both worlds as you get to stay in this lush and serene location, while central Ubud is only a 5-minute stroll away. The cottage features a basket weave bedroom with a mini loft, a modern bathroom and an outdoor living area where breakfast is served every morning. They also have a complete menu and full service to the cottage is just a phone call away with the complimentary cell phone they provide. All this can be yours for only $70 dollars a night.

Related post: Bali Budget Breakdown: How much do two weeks in Bali cost?

Sunrise House

7 unique and affordable Bali airbnbs

7 unique and affordable Bali airbnbs

Perched on the edge of the sacred Ayung river valley, 30 minutes south of central Ubud, you’ll find this incredible open-air mansion. Yes, it’s yet another bamboo structure you might have seen mentioned on social media and in different travel publications from time to time. The villa comprises four floors, 3 double bed bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and dining space with fabulous views, plunge pool, a work space on the top floor and fantastic pristine panoramic views. At just over $360 a night for up to 6 people, this place comes out to around $60 per person. Extra beds can be arranged if needed.

Related post: The 11 most common scams in Bali + How to avoid them!

Passiflora House

7 unique & affordable Bali Airbnbs

7 unique & affordable Bali Airbnbs

Nestled in some of the last preserved rice paddies of Penestanan, this fully renovated one bedroom joglo is the perfect choice if you want some peace and quiet. A joglo is a traditional Javanese style of house that’s carefully designed to fit in with it’s surrounding nature. My favorite part of this place is the whitewashed and turquoise wood and all the wood carvings. So beautifully done.

The house has no direct car access, so you won’t be kept awake by motor noises like you would closer to town. But still, you are only a 20-minute walk away from central Ubud. There is also a shared saltwater pool on the property, that you’ll probably have to yourselves most of the time. At a little over $160 a night for 2 persons (extra bed available), this is the most expensive of all the options in this post. But it’s just so gorgeous, so I couldn’t help myself.

Related post: Where to stay in Bali: A complete island area guide

The Duck Canggu

7 unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs - Canggu

7 unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs

Okay, this might sound weird, but I saved this place because of the gorgeous open-air bathroom. When it comes to interior design I absolutely love wood, patterns, shades of mint green/turquoise and natural elements like stones and seashells. So basically this bathroom is a mix of everything I love and that would be enough for me to book this place.

Set in the middle of a rice field next to a river in Canggu, you’ll find this colorful little wooden structure. The Duck is a self-contained 80-year-old gladak, which is another traditional Javanese house. A gladak has the same style as a joglo, but refers to a building that houses a bedroom. The pool and outdoor kitchen/dining area are shared with the guests of the main house. For $60 a night you get to stay in this beautifully decorated room, located only a short walk from Echo beach and many of Canggu’s trendy restaurants and cafés.

Related post: Tegalalang Rice Terrace Ubud: How & where to get the best photos

Bennu House Ubud

7 unique and affordable Bali airbnbs - Ubud

7 unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs - Ubud

Here’s yet another traditional Joglo brought piece by piece from java, set in the midsts of a rice field surrounded by tropical jungle. Even though you are only a 5-minute drive away from the center of Ubud, you can enjoy your time here in total peace and quiet with a stunning view of Mount Agung. This place really gives you that indoor-outdoor living experience. At around $100 a night for 3 persons, this gorgeous place is a steal in my eyes. But keep in mind that this price is only a promotion running from January through May. So get in quick!

Related post: 17 things you should know before going to Bali!

Funky Glass House

7 unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs

7 unique and affordable Bali Airbnbs
The Funky Glass House is made of glass bottles and driftwood the owner found on the beach. Set in a lush green garden with a bean-shaped pool, this house is a tropical oasis on a budget. For only $60 a night you can stay here with two of your friends. One of Bali’s top surf spots, Balian beach, is only a short motorbike ride away. It’s the perfect place for those looking to escape busy south Bali but still have a gorgeous beach and laid back cafes close by.

Related post: Island Life #3 – Markets & magical moments in Ubud

Green House Ubud New!

8 unique & affordable Bali Airbnbs - Green House in Ubud

8 unique & affordable Bali Airbnbs - Green House in Ubud

Since I wrote this post I’ve been back to Bali another 3 times and I’ve stayed in several new awesome Airbnbs. So I decided to add another one to the list. Green House, a picturesque property consisting of two bungalows, is located in a small village on the outskirts of Ubud. The views are what makes this place so special, you literally feel like you’re living in the middle of the rice fields.

The bungalow itself is spacious, light and modern. It boasts a large bed, air conditioning, fan, desk and chair, a built-in wardrobe and a beautiful semi-outdoor bathroom. There’s also a palm tree swing in the garden. Cool right!? And the best part is that it will only set you back $47 a night, which includes breakfast. Now that’s what I call a good deal!

Which one would you choose to stay in?

Remeber to pin for later 😀

7+ unique and affordable Bali airbnbs - Bali, Indonesia


  • Hannah T.
    20. January 2017 at 21:17

    They all look great 🙂 nice selection! Now I want to go 😉

    • Charlotte
      20. January 2017 at 21:32

      Thanks Hannah! Yes you should 😉

  • Umberta
    23. January 2017 at 22:14

    All these places look wonderful! I can’t even pick my favorite one, it’s impossible! ;))

  • Kandja Sylla
    23. January 2017 at 23:27

    Oh wow! This post made me miss Bali. I can’t wait to go back and definitely I’ll be bookmarking your the places you mentioned here. It will surely save me money and enjoy this tropical paradise even more. Great post Charlotte! xx

    • Charlotte
      24. January 2017 at 02:05

      Thank you so much Kandja! 😀

  • Mary Jane
    24. January 2017 at 00:12

    You’ve given me total travel envy! These places look incredible. Bali is on my list, so when I go…this is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing 😉

    • Charlotte
      24. January 2017 at 02:04

      Thank you for stopping by 😀

  • Tina
    24. January 2017 at 00:26

    Wow, these places are so beautiful! Love the bamboo hut concept… I could totally live in one of these as well!

  • Gillian
    24. January 2017 at 01:33

    Another great Bali post I’ll share with my son who wants to do a study program there. From the looks of these I’ll have to got too.

    • Charlotte
      24. January 2017 at 02:03

      Thank you Gillian! You should 😉

  • Shannon
    24. January 2017 at 04:45

    All of these places look fantastic!! I so want to go, this new Momma could use a tropical vacation!

  • Jolina
    24. January 2017 at 07:09

    I dunno why I’m still on the fence about Airbnbs. Practically all my friends do it! Just a few minutes I go I booked accommodations for our trip and I went with hotels. Again. These are really awesome finds. The Bennu House is totally up my alley.

    • Charlotte
      24. January 2017 at 16:01

      I’ve only had great experiences with Airbnb so far. I like it because you feel more like a part of the place you visit. Maybe try it ones on your next trip to see what you think 😉

  • Lisanne
    24. January 2017 at 14:16

    I love airbnb. Often it’s so affordable (not everywhere though) but these in Bali sound and look amazing!

    • Charlotte
      24. January 2017 at 16:02

      Thanks for stopping by Lisanne 😀

  • Natasha Botkin
    24. January 2017 at 23:59

    Wow, great article about all kinds of ideas. Thanks

  • Aisha
    25. January 2017 at 01:25

    Oh my goodness these are AMAZING! I’m even more excited to plan my trip to Bali and I absolutely MUST stay at least one of these!!!

  • Hannah
    15. June 2017 at 00:06

    These places look so beautiful! I’m sad I didn’t know about them sooner. They are definitely making it onto my list for next time!

  • Velysia Zhang
    8. August 2017 at 09:25

    I really wanna try them all! Thanks a lot. I’m planning to visit Bali again soon, and definitely will try to book one of these gorgeous places!

  • Jo
    27. September 2017 at 14:25

    Awesome! How do I find these houses on Airbnb?

    • Charlotte
      27. September 2017 at 21:50

      Thanks, Jo! Just click on the names or the photos 🙂

  • Bhagya
    23. April 2018 at 15:39

    Great Article!
    There are also trekking or camping adventure sports in Indonesia..
    Best Indonesia Volcano Trekking Destinations. The volcanoes of Indonesia, some active and others not, offer a magnificent natural landscape different from any other landscape of Indonesia. Here is a selection of volcanoes to climb according to your level.

  • Alej Cisneros
    5. April 2019 at 10:17

    Wow! I just saw this almost 2 years later thanks to my blogger friend Valen Dawson! I’m the designer of both Passiflora and Bennu house! We have a website now. Thank you so much for including us!!!


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