Getting to Bali / Ubud

 

From Thailand, Malaysia or Singapore, it’s inexpensive to buy tickets online with no-frills airlines. Air Asia (www.airasia.com/th/en/home.page) has flights from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok to Bali. Tiger Airways (www.tigerairways.com/) flies from Singapore, etc

To Ubud from the airport: Once you’re through the customs, you will walk outside and find a pre-paid taxi booth with fixed rates. Taxis/minivans to Ubud are  approx. $20. The drive is about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

 When you’re in Ubud, it’s easy to get around on foot. There are car taxi and scooter-taxis widely available. Scooters are the most common form of transport and inexpensive to rent at $5-6/day. 

 

Ubud/Accomodation

.Ubud has an abundance of accomodation in every price-range. Most accomodations consist of a room with a porch, en-suite bathroom with hot water, a mosquito net and breakfast included, often in the rice-fields or a family compound. The best way is to arrive at one of the places listed for a few nights and then have a look around to see what else is available for your budget and taste. For those on a budget, there are “homestays” for around $10-15 per night; these offer the same as above but are generally more simple in decoration while the room itself will be independent and the guest rooms are part of a Balinese family garden compound, rather than the open-to-the-fields setting. For single women, this is also a nice option.

Students have stayed at the guesthouses listed here, so we’re including these links. We haven’t visited these hotels ourselves, so we are not making a specific recommendation. We do not get involved with organizing accommodation, as everyone has different standards and tastes. You can also refer to this website's list of accommodations around town : www.balispirit.com

A mid-range guesthouse close to the yoga and town areas is the Tegal Sari guesthouse. A room is approximately $20 – 35 US/night, but some students like the 'tower' which is around $15/nt.  Guci Guesthouse is on the same road, even closer to the shala; it's around $20/nt, run by a German woman and her Balinese husband. Another guesthouse, the Gayatri Bungalows, has some recently renovated rooms and and a very convenient location.  Bagus, the Finnish-Balinese owner, is fluent in English and a yoga practitioner as well. A lower-budget central option is Kori Bungalows.