How did the travelers and backpackers of the previous decade get by without Airbnb?
The site has become the first stop for holidays, staycations, business trips and around the world tours. From luxury private villas to cheap and cheerful hostels, Airbnb caters to every traveler and budget.
Bali is a thriving hub of Airbnb choices. Whether you are looking for a beachfront paradise or secluded jungle getaway, you are sure to find something to suit you.
Here are some of my favourite Airbnbs in Bali to awaken your wanderlust –
Arnalaya Beach House – Sprawling Beachfront Airbnb Villa in Canggu
Soak up the sea breeze from the wooden decking beside the private swimming pool overlooking the beach. Arnalaya Beach House is one of the most luxurious Airbnbs in Canggu sitting in a prime beachfront location.
This 5-bedroom tropical villa is filled with comfortable amenities to ensure you feel at home. It is the perfect accommodation for a lavish family holiday or friends getaway. You can relax with your loved ones around the spacious living areas, and enjoy magnificent sunsets from the expansive terraces.
Arnalaya Beach House is a Bali Airbnb with a private chef and full time staff on hand – you won’t find anything more luxurious than this in Canggu!
Only a moment’s drive from the heart of Canggu and Seminyak, you have everything you need at your fingertips.
Lokal Bali Mixed Dorm – Shared Dormitory Close to the Airport in Kuta
If you need somewhere to rest after landing, or before taking off, Lokal Bali Mixed Dorm is perfectly located right beside the airport for a cheap night’s sleep.
Featuring comfortable bunk beds with privacy curtains, ideally positioned electricity sockets and clean bathrooms, you can have a restful night’s sleep after/before a long journey.
Hosted by a friendly local family, you can learn more about the culture of the island and make friends with the other guests. Lokal Bali Mixed dorm is a cheap Airbnb in Bali where you don’t need to sacrifice your comfort.
The Salila Beach Resort – Steps from the Beach in Seminyak
Resorts are a great in-between for travelers who want everything on hand with the privacy of their own space. The Salila Beach Resort has an on-site restaurant, shared swimming pool, laundry services, gym and spa!
The huge resort is filled with comfortable, deluxe bedrooms where you can relax and unwind after a day of exploring the town.
The Salila Beach Resort is just meters from Batu Belig beach, the perfect position for a peaceful beachfront escape with easy access to the centre of Seminyak. Bask in the sun on the sand and venture into town for a night of tasty food and big parties.
It is one of the best resorts on Airbnb in Bali!
12 Bedroom Tropical Retreat Centre – Expansive Secluded Villa Surrounded by Jungle in Ubud
This 12 bedroom retreat centre in Ubud is one of the biggest and most beautiful Airbnbs in Bali. Ideal for a yoga retreat, large family gathering or special occasion – the grand villa provides a luscious green setting for your event. The contemporary design of the villa keeps it modern and in-style, with huge windows looking out to the surrounding jungle.
Featuring an Olympic-size swimming pool, airy open yoga bale, designer bedrooms and spacious living areas, it is the perfect place for a large group to spend time together as well as have their own peaceful getaway.
The Retreat Centre is located on the outskirts of Ubud’s centre in Pejeng – one of the oldest villages in Bali, home to the Balinese royal family. With such a peaceful and secluded setting, this villa is a beautiful spot to unwind and escape the crowds of the island.
Villa Novus Palace – Private Suite on the Hillside in Petang
Airbnb is a great opportunity to explore places you have never been. Petang is situated in the very centre of the island above Ubud, but is not as visited by tourists. Villa Novus Palace sits on the hillside overlooking expansive lush green views and treetops. A great place to head for a romantic getaway or honeymoon, each private suite is comfortably furnished and looks out on views of the surrounding nature.
The huge 25m infinity pool is shared by the resort guests as well as the gardens, spa and dining area. Take the time to meet the other travelers or simply keep to yourself for a peaceful retreat.
Around 1 hour from Ubud, Petang is a jungle-like area of Bali right at the heart of the island. You can visit beautiful traditional villages, explore temples, see Agro Pelaga and discover waterfalls.
Villa Novus Palace is one of the best Airbnbs in Bali for honeymooners and couples looking to explore the ‘untouched’ Bali.
Villa Sapta Bayu – Luxurious Airbnb Encompassed by Rice Paddies in Canggu
One of the best luxury Airbnbs in Bali, Villa Sapta Bayu is everything you could dream of – expansive, tropical, bright and modern. The perfect setting for a grand Bali trip with your loved ones, the 7-bedroom home is complete with a private infinity pool, luscious gardens and spacious art-filled living areas. It is a beautiful backdrop for a wedding or large celebration.
Just a short drive from the heart of Seminyak and Canggu, Villa Sapta Bayu is ideally located for peace and quiet, but access to the hotspots. Spend long days lounging around your own private paradise before venturing out to try the nearby famous restaurants.
Thanks to the full-time staff you won’t need to lift a finger, simply ask and you will get. A luxurious experience from beginning to end.
Ekommunity Farmstay & Yoga Dorm – All-Natural Farmstay In Munduk
Now for something completely different, Ekommunity Farmstay is a hostel within a farmhouse located in the depths of the jungle. Residing on a coffee and cove plantation, you will get to see the cultivation of crops as well as separate yourself from the busy tourist towns of the island.
In booking one of their cosy dorm beds, you will gain access to an endless botanic garden, meditation space and trails that lead to hidden waterfalls. If you are wanting to disconnect, I can’t think of a more beautiful setting.
Munduk is a 2 hour drive from Ubud. A secluded and peaceful area filled with traditional Balinese villages, you can really immerse yourself into local life without the distractions of traffic, bars and shops.
Villa Hamsa – Ultra-Lavish Cliffside Villa in Uluwatu
In the far South of the island, Villa Hamsa sits proudly on the cliffside overlooking panoramic ocean views. The most decadent and luxurious Airbnb in Bali, it is a stunning location for a grand family getaway or special event. With the 5* accommodation comes 5* service including a car and driver, housekeeping, chef, security and butlers. The ultimate relaxing set up.
Overlooking the ocean, the villa is packed with lounging seating areas, 4 beautiful suite bedrooms and a large infinity swimming pool. If you are looking for paradise, this is it.
Within a grand villa resort right on the cliffs of Uluwatu, Villa Hamsa is just a short drive from Pandawa Beach, Melasti Beach and some of the famous cliffside day clubs.
Cozy Hostel and Working Space – Affordable Social Hostel in Seminyak
Digital nomads take note! Cozy Hostel is one of the best hostels on Airbnb in Bali for remote workers with its huge open working space. Packed with desks, you can set up for a day of emails and calls from one of the comfortable seats.
Take a break on the open terrace to soak up some of the island heat, before heading back to business. As the day comes to an end, you can head out with the other guests to explore Seminyak’s nightlife, or hang around the hostel preparing your own dinner and lounging in the common room.
The dormitory bedrooms are simple and comfortable with shared bathrooms. For 10 bucks a night, you can’t go wrong.
LĪLĀ Boutik Residence – Boho-Chic Boutique Room in Canggu
A stylish tropical hideaway, LĪLĀ Boutik Residence is perfect for a romantic getaway with your partner or a girls weekend. Featuring boho-chic decor, tropical gardens and a glistening shared swimming pool, it is a beautiful place to relax and unwind after venturing the town.
You can have a late breakfast in the spacious on-site canteen that offers a range of healthy Moroccan inspired meals before heading out to the beaches of Canggu. LĪLĀ Boutik Residence is ideally located just a short drive from Echo Beach and Old Man’s Beach.
For larger groups, you can rent out the whole residence!
Alpha House – Island Paradise Villa in Ubud
This Ubud Airbnb is a masterpiece. Surrounded by towering palm trees and thick jungles, the open villa sits on sprawling gardens for the ultimate tropical stay. With a unique architectural design, the waving roof leaves space for each of the 4 suites to have a private balcony overlooking the gardens.
Alpla House would be an amazing place to have a wedding or special ceremony. Gather with all your closest loved ones to spend a memorable getaway in this ultra-luxurious and beautiful Airbnb in Bali.
The 5* home has 4 comfortable suites, a grand infinity pool, open air living areas and expansive luscious gardens in the famous art village of Mas. Just a short drive from the heart of Ubud, Alpha House is a secluded escape from crowds.
Sharma Springs – Luxurious Bamboo Mansion in Abiansemal
Get ready to be blown away! Sharma Springs is an eco-bamboo house towering as tall as the trees on the outskirts of Ubud. The unique style and design of the villa really sets it apart from anything else you will find on Airbnb in Bali.
A star of TED Talk, the villa accommodates up to 12 guests in 5 all wood bedrooms. Each of the rooms sits at the height of the surrounding trees, looking out over the luscious gardens and tree tops. All of the bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms and king-size beds for the ultimate comfortable stay.
Cared for by a team of friendly staff, they are on hand to assist you with any additional services as well as help to order from their in-villa menu.
Wander the luscious gardens and get lost among the trees, Sharma Springs is an idyllic setting for a yoga retreat and large gathering with friends and family. It is one of the most incredible Airbnb treehouses you will find in Bali.
Kosta Hostel – Affordable Mixed Dorm in Seminyak
Hostels don’t need to be dark and dingy, Kosta Hostel is a bright, comfortable and chic spot where you can relax in style – on the cheap – right in the heart of Seminyak. Perfect for a solo traveler looking for accommodation in the centre of the action, Kosta Hostel is walking distance to restaurants and bars, and just a short drive from the beach.
Each bed is equipped with their own power socket, light and hotel-quality sheets to ensure a comfortable night’s rest. There is a shared swimming pool, poolside bar, restaurant and cosy seating nooks where you can catch up on emails and spend time with the other guests.
Kosta Hostel is easily one of the best hostels on Airbnb in Seminyak for a relaxing, safe and chic stay.
Five Elements Bali Club House – Modern-Chic Private Villa in Tabanan
I am spoiling you with beachfront Airbnbs – Five Elements Bali Club House is another stunning beachfront villa located away from the hustle and bustle of Canggu in Tabanan.
This huge 2-bedroom villa is spacious and bright with open living areas featuring tall ceilings, grand suite bedrooms and vast gardens running down to the sand. Five Elements is the ideal place to stay for a family with children who like to run around and play in the water. It would also be a great spot to spend some quality time with your friends.
The modern design keeps traditional touches of Bali style with the use of natural woods and decor.
Get ready for a stay of a lifetime in this unbelievable villa.
Pertiwi Bisma 1 – Resort and Spa on the Jungle’s Edge in Ubud
Located on the edge of town overlooking endless thick jungle views, Pertiwi Bisma 1 is a resort filled with comfortable private rooms. A relaxed and secluded escape from the busy Ubud streets, it is a romantic spot to head with your loved one or a small family.
Settle into your own private room with a balcony looking out to the luscious greenery. With a cup of traditional Balinese coffee in hand, you can spend hours reading your favourite book, surveying the natural surroundings and enjoying time with your partner.
Pertiwi Bisma 1 features a shared infinity swimming pool, on-site restaurant and is just 10 minutes drive from the heart of Ubud. It is a great Ubud Airbnb for a calm getaway.
Domicile Villa Bali – Hollywood-Style Mansion in Jimbaran
As if plucked from LA and dropped onto a hilltop in Jimbaran, Domicile Villa Bali is one of the most beautiful Airbnbs in Bali. An ultra-modern and sleek mansion, you are in for a treat with a stay here. Luxurious furnishings, luscious tropical gardens and a glistening swimming pool create a lavish atmosphere where you can relax and unwind with your family and friends.
Escape the noise and head into the hills for a getaway to remember. Spend long days soaking in the sun, evenings dining over delicious dinners and cuddling up for movies in the home theatre. The most elegant space to spend a Bali trip, you will be stunned by the beauty of the villa.
Domicile Villa Bali is just a short drive from the famous Rock Bar, the beaches of Uluwatu and the international airport, you can enjoy easy access to amenities from this exclusive hilltop spot.
Anantara Ocean Suite – Beachfront Private Suite in Seminyak
Sitting on the beachfront, Anantara Resort is one of the most popular resorts in Seminyak with a range of different types of room, a number of restaurants, a beachfront bar and shared swimming pool. The perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon, or getaway with friends, the Anantara Ocean Suite is a spacious and modern room with a living area, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking the ocean.
Soak in a flower petal bathtub, watch a magical sunset from the balcony and cosy up for a relaxed evening in the sumptuous bed. You are promised a luxurious stay from beginning to end.
Just a short walk from the centre of Seminyak with restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques, you can spend your days lazing on the sand, wandering the shops and exploring all that the tourist hub has to offer.
Flow House – Beautiful Rice Paddy Villa in Ubud
Flow House was conceptualised and designed by the famous architect, Alexis Dornier. Using a lot of natural materials, the home is packed with character and style.
There are 3 spacious and modern bedrooms, fitted with comfortable furnishings and grand windows looking out over the vast rice paddy views. Each featuring their own en-suite bathroom, the master suite also has a private garden and outdoor shower. It would be the perfect setting for a friend’s peaceful getaway.
Lounge in the swimming pool overlooking the surroundings, gather on the tiered sofas at the top of the flow steps and nap in the hanging basket chair. Flow House is a serene and tranquil place where you can unwind.
In the peaceful village of Mas in Ubud, Flow House is just a short drive from the centre of Ubud for all the best restaurants, shops and cafes. It is one of the best Airbnbs in Ubud for a peaceful stay.
Magical Bamboo House – Unique Airbnb Villa in Selat
Straight off of your Instagram Explore Page, the Bamboo House is perched on the hillside overlooking expansive views of luscious jungles and rice paddies, with a peep of Mount Agung in the background. Perfect for a photoshoot space, romantic getaway or staycation, the Bamboo House is a 1-bedroom home within a boutique resort.
You will wake up to the incredible tropical views of the treetops, and can lounge on the rope bed looking out to nature. Bask in a cool breeze and dip into the private pool. At the Bamboo House you can relax in the serene setting for the ultimate calm weekend. Made of natural resources, it is a totally unique Airbnb in Bali and something you do not want to miss out on!
Close by to Sideman, Selat is a traditional village town filled with friendly faces and small businesses.
Villa Selka – Romantic Getaway Away from the Crowds in Canggu
If you are searching for a romantic hideaway for you and your loved one that is still close to the heart of Canggu but is a secluded haven, look no further, Villa Selka is for you!
This modern and simple villa has everything you need for a relaxed getaway with your partner. The concrete design is clean and bright, and leads straight out into the luscious green garden. With grand windows you can wake up in the four-poster bed to beautiful rice paddy views.
Soak up the sun, relax in the pool and dine on freshly prepared meals. Villa Selka is a Bali dream come true.
Only a moment’s drive from Batu Bolong, Villa Selka has unbeatable access to the cafes, restaurants and beaches of Canggu for sun in the fun and sunset cocktails. One of the must-try Airbnbs in Canggu!
And that is just dipping our toes into the vast Bali Airbnb pond.. There is an endless amount of options for private villas on the cliffside, peaceful hostels in the rice paddies, resorts on the beachfront and boutique homes in the jungles.
While you are at it, check out the Airbnb activities section! Hike a mountain, pet some puppies or cycle around the hills. You can find niche adventures to suit every mood!
Seriously, how did travelers survive before Airbnb?
Featured image: Sharma Spring