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July 16, 2018 6 min read

Bubble Hotel in Bali. Coolest place to stay in Ulluwatu on a Backpacker Budget

Have you ever traveled to Bali? If not, this tropical island is a must for your Bucket list. I know I might be a little bias …. but Bali really does have a holiday for everyone! Love Nature? Head straight to the mountains or the National Park in Bali’s North West. Love Beaches, I don’t even know where to start! Food more your thing? Head straight to Canggu, do not pass go… and then after a few days of indulging on all delicious foody offerings here, head up to Ubud to really get your health fix! Love to shop? Again, Canggu is your answer my friends! Love adventure? There's downhill Mountain biking, Island hopping, Surfing, Zip-lining, Diving, Cliff Jumping… the list goes on. Ready to book your flights? Great because we’re here to sort you out with finding somewhere rad to stay!

I may live here but boy do I love a good Air bnb trawl (Both in Bali and around the globe!) to search out some amazing accommodation options. (Trust me, even if you’re not planning on a holiday, a good session on Air bnb and you’ll feel like you’ve been to the tropics and back all while sitting at your desk! )

Canggu is currently one of the coolest and most attractive places to visit in Bali. Amongst the plethora of cafes serving up 5 star food there is an abundance of shops, weekend markets, a few working rice paddies mixed up in between the buildings, too many bars to name and a long list of Day Spa’s to get your pampering fix. Oh, and then there’s the beach & the surf – from which the Canggu culture and community is based upon. In amongst the all night parties, growing beach club scene and street side skate bowls, somehow this place still retains the beautiful undertone of the Balinese culture and calmness offering Canggu one of the most unique atmospheres on the island. And this my friends is why I want to share with you a selection of 5 amazing place to stay in Canggu. But be warned…. you may fall in love…x


With a rice-paddy view like this and a price ticket of just $40 a night per person how could you not! Villa Maz is decorated in a simple yet refined design with an absolutely beautiful outdoor space. This Villa is the perfect house for a getaway with family and friends to relax and soak in the real Bali energy. With her modern and colonial inspiration, Villa Maz is a haven of peace where you will undoubtedly spend you’re the best part of the day lazing by the pool between Bintangs and naps until it’s time for the sun to set over the Rice Paddies. The house offers 2 big bedrooms each with their own bathroom, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi (Rare on Bali soil!) and has a killer location of only 300m back from the beach! A small piece of Paradise for a very small price.

Villa Maz best places to stay in Canggu Bali

Villa Maz best places to stay in Canggu Bali

Price: $150 USD / night

Capacity: 4 people

Click here to read more on VILLA MAZ.


Looking for more of a romantic escape for you and your loved one? Let me introduce to you Villa Selka as I’m pretty sure this place was built with romance on the mind! Large open spaces with the pool overlooking rice paddies, mood lighting throughout, contemporary décor with traditional Balinese touches…oh and did I mention the view from the Master bed!? This extremely spacious villa will truly impress and once you step foot inside, there is really no reason to leave! You can enjoy all the romantic touches of this villa such as the corner bathtub for two, the super king size bed, fully equipped kitchen for whipping up afternoon Daiquiri’s and a dining setting with a view to enjoy them. A stones throw from Canggu’s main shopping and eating strip Batu Bolong, Villa Selka is the perfect place for a romantic getaway right in the heart of bustling Canggu.

Villa Maz, Canggu. Best place to stay on the island of Bali

Villa Maz, Canggu. Best place to stay on the island of Bali

Price: $127 USD / night

Capacity: 2 people

Click here to read more on VILLA SELKA, Canggu. 


If tropical beauty and tranquility are what attracts you in the island of Bali, you may have found your paradise at Villa Tropicale. Ideal for a quick gateway, this luxurious house offers six large en-suite bedrooms, all designed in Balinese style (What a steal, that’s $24 a night each!) Villa Tropicale is beautifully furnished with a mix of traditional Indonesian teak wood and marble and relishes in the outdoor living that we all love here in the Tropics. Located in a lovely quiet area of Berawa Beach, Villa Tropicale is just a stones throw from the Surf and Sunsets that Bali is so famous for. A blend of luxury and tranquility, your days here will have you extending your stay for weeks to come….

Villa Tropicale Beautiful Villa in Canggu Bali

Villa Tropicale Beautiful Villa in Canggu Bali

Price: $142 USD / night

Capacity: 6 people

Click here to read more on VILLA TROPICALE, Canggu.


Now that we’ve got you all in the mood of heading to Bali and booking a lush cushy villa for a week, it’s time to flip that idea on the head and introduce to you…The Bubble Hotel! When I first saw this concept I couldn’t quite believe or understand what was going on… When I went and stayed in it? It was well, exactly what you think – A Human sized bubble ready for a luxe glamping experience! Historically I’m not huge into camping but spending the night under the stars in the mild Bali air, just meters from one of the most amazing beaches I have ever been to was simply incredible. Located on a private beach (The secure location will be sent to you upon booking your experience here) and with only a handful of Bubbles located here, your worries of the world will seem impossibly far away as soon as you arrive. The base rate is your Bubble accommodation only and there are 101 extras that you can add on top once you book (Fairy Lights? Curtains? Food? Drink? Massage? Security Guard? They got you!)

Take this opportunity to escape the bustling streets and busy traffic to stay in this beautifully simplistic Bubble Hotel. It is an absolutely magic experience to watch the sunset over the ocean from your private beach and wake up to the crashing waves and watch the pastel coloured morning skies rise from the comfort of your warm and cozy bed. I couldn’t recommend a night in the Bubble Hotel more if I tried.

P.S. This one is actually located on the Bukit near Ulluwatu…. Around 1.5hours drive from Canggu, sorry but I had to include it!

Bubble Hotel in Bali. Coolest place to stay in Ulluwatu on a Backpacker Budget

Bubble Hotel in Bali. Coolest place to stay in Ulluwatu on a Backpacker Budget

Bubble Hotel in Bali. Coolest place to stay in Ulluwatu on a Backpacker Budget

Price: $88 USD / night

Capacity: 2 people

Click here to read more about the BUBBLE HOTEL, Pecatu. 


Ok ok, with this villa, I broke the ‘under $150’price bracket… but, I couldn’t finish this article without telling you about this amazing find. Of course there are villas in Bali to suit all styles of budgets from the high fliers to the budget back packer (Yes you too can ever get a slice of the Bali Villa scene on your budget!) so here’s a little sneak peak into what you might find with a slightly higher budget…. Villa Bali Sari is a huge 2 bedroom villa located in a serene location away from the riff raff with only Rice Paddies in sight. Villa Bali Sari has Six bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom is centered around a beautiful large open air living room sitting in amongst the Villa’s pool. From the dining area you look out into the tropical garden, over the private pool and off into the stunning views over Canggu’s rice paddies. Villa Bali Sari is an amazing slice of paradise for you to stay (with your 11 friends!) for an unforgettable ‘Luxe’ Bali experience.

Villa Bali Sari Luxury Villa in Canggu, Bali

Villa Bali Sari Luxury Villa in Canggu, Bali

Price: $381 USD / night

Capacity: 12 people

Click hereto read more about VILLA BALI SARI, Canggu. 

So my friends, who’s booking their next trip to Bali!? We’d love to hear what you thought of this article and if you would like to see more about our little island of Bali on here…We would also love for you to share your favourite places to stay in Bali with us if you have traveled here before – we’re always excited to hear about new spots! If you are planning a trip to the island, I highly recommend you check out our hot spots for staying down on the Bukit Penninsula here. We also wrote a similar article on our 4 favourite Air BnB’s on Hawaii!....I think you’ll love this one too x

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