After trawling through many impersonal resort and hotel pages in Ubud, I finally stumbled upon Nirwa Homestay. It offered a genuine Balinese experience with a local family in a beautifully crafted, traditional compound. I'm so glad I went ahead and booked here because it turned out to be the best accommodation experience in Bali!
For around $30 a night, you absolutely can't go wrong. The rooms were clean and comfortable with cute outdoor seating options attached to each one. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful and Ayu always offers more if you haven't had enough. The grounds are absolutely stunning - so green and tropical. There are indeed rice fields completely surrounding the compound and it's so peaceful. It's in a perfect location for Ubud - a lovely 10 minute stroll to the heart of town but far enough away from the craziness of the main roads. The path that leads to the homestay isn't very treacherous at all. There is lighting at night and with an additional torch, you won't have any problems. The pathway is beside a beautiful little stream surrounded by jungle and I found the walk really pleasant and relaxing. As for the ants and mosquitoes, sure, they exist, but if you can't handle a few insects, then don't come to tropical Bali at all! Made and Ayu provide mosquito coils anyway and the mozzies actually stayed away. We were surprised that we didn't even need the mosquito nets for sleeping at night.
The most special part of staying at Nirwa were Made & Ayu and their lovely son, Alit. They welcomed us with such warmth and we immediately felt like part of the family. The owners will go out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful experience and day tours/transfers can be arranged easily at a very reasonable cost.
I miss this amazing family and homestay already and can't wait to go back. If you want to have a genuine Balinese experience, don't hesitate to stay at Nirwa!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nirwa Homestay is a family owned business in Ubud, set in the rice fields. just 5 minute to center of ubud [ 0.3 mile to center of ubud .located in the country side / rice field , but close to center of ubud . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nirwa Homestay Hotel Ubud
- Nirwa Ubud Homestay Bali