How did travelers and backpackers of the previous decade get by without Airbnb?
It has become the first stop for holidays, staycations, business trips and around-the-world tours. From luxury private homes to cheap and cheerful hostels, Airbnb caters to every traveler and budget.
Bali is a thriving hub of accommodation choices! For a beachfront paradise or secluded jungle getaway, this is where to get it.
Here are some of my favourite Airbnbs in Bali to awaken your wanderlust.
Most Comfortable Airbnb in Ubud
Sitting at the edge of endless rice paddies, away from the crowds and immersed in nature, Villa Luna is simply stunning.
Featuring 2 comfortable bedrooms for up to 4 guests, cosy living areas and access to a shared swimming pool, it is a peaceful paradise. You can spend your days relaxing on the private deck overlooking the rice paddies, and soaking up the sun in the tropical gardens.
Perfect for a romantic retreat or weekend with friends, Villa Luna is just a 10 minute drive to central Ubud. Enjoy amazing cafes and spas, with a quaint Ubud villa.
Cheap Shared Dormitory Close to the Airport
If you need somewhere to rest after landing in Bali, or before taking off, Lokal Bali is perfectly located right beside the airport. Hosted by a friendly local family, for an outrageously cheap price, it is the perfect way to begin/end your Bali adventure.
Each of the comfortable bunk beds have privacy curtains, ideally positioned electricity sockets and are hit by the cool air-conditioning.
There are female-only and mixed dorms, as well as private rooms available. If you want to save an extra bit of cash, or only need a few hours kip, Lokal Bali is a great spot.
Luxurious Bali Airbnb by Rice Terraces in Canggu
Villa Sapta Bayu has everything you could dream of – it’s expansive, tropical, bright and modern. The perfect setting for a grand Bali trip with your loved ones.
It has 7-bedroom huge bedrooms, a private swimming pool, luscious gardens and spacious art-filled living areas. Honestly, it would be the perfect setting for a lavish wedding or celebration.
Just a short drive from the heart of both Seminyak and Canggu, Villa Sapta Bayu is peaceful and quiet with easy access to the hotspots. You can spend your days soaking up the sun in your own private space, before heading out for a night on the town.
Thanks to the full-time staff you won’t need to lift a finger – simply ask and you will receive! This beautiful villa is a luxurious experience from beginning to end.
Ultra-Lavish Cliffside Villa in Uluwatu
Looking over the Indian Ocean, Villa Hamsa sits proudly on the cliffside with panoramic views. Along with the 5* accommodation comes 5* service. You will have a hands-on villa manager, car and driver, housekeeping, chef, security and butler team all ready to help you out – the ultimate relaxing set up!
The fantastic villa is packed with lounging seating areas, 4 beautiful suite bedrooms and a large beautiful pool. If you are looking for paradise, this is it.
Half of the ultra-lavish Sohamsa Ocean Estate, it is a peaceful spot where you can bask in beauty all day long.
Just a short drive from Pandawa Beach, Melasti Beach, epic Uluwatu restaurants, and some of the famous cliffside day clubs, this is a perfect Bali Airbnb for exploring it all.
Boho-Chic, Boutique Room in Canggu
LĪLĀ Boutik Residence is perfect for a romantic getaway or girls weekend. Featuring boho-chic decor, tropical gardens and a glistening shared pool, it has a beautiful selection of private rooms to relax and unwind after venturing the town.
The spacious onsite restaurant serves up a menu of Moroccan inspired meals from fresh local ingredients. Grab a quick bite for breakfast before heading out for the day.
In a super central location, close by to restaurants, beaches and cafes, it is a beautiful spot to escape the crowds – while remaining close by.
If you are travelling in a larger group, you can rent out the whole residence and have the entire villa to yourself!
Super Unique and Stunning Jungle Paradise in Ubud
This Bali Airbnb is a masterpiece!
In amongst the jungles of Ubud, Alpha House sits on sprawling gardens overlooking endless rice terraces. The unique architecture and design of the villa was dreamed up by Alexis Dornier, one of Bali’s most famed architects. The waving roof leaves space for 4 suites, each with a private balcony.
It would be an amazing setting for a wedding or special ceremony. You can gather with all your closest loved ones to spend a memorable, luxurious getaway.
The interior style of Alpha House is glamorous and luxe yet really comfortable. The 5* home has 4 comfortable suites, its own swimming pool, open living areas and expansive luscious gardens in the famous art village of Mas.
Just a short drive from the heart of Ubud, the quiet location makes Alpha House even more special.
Luxurious Bamboo Mansion in Abiansemal
Get ready to be blown away!
Sharma Springs is an eco-home towering as tall as the trees on the outskirts of Ubud. The eco style and design of the mansion really sets it apart from anything else you will find on Airbnb in Bali.
A star of TED Talk, the home accommodates up to 12 guests in 5, all wood bedrooms. Each of the bedrooms have their own ensuite bathrooms, and king sized beds for the ultimate comfortable stay. Incorporating bamboo into every inch of the home, it’s an all-natural space.
Cared for by a team of friendly staff, Sharma Springs will remain in top condition throughout your stay. They will be on hand to help arrange extra details of your stay, and assist with food orders.
Spend your days wandering the tropical gardens and getting lost among the trees. You can reconnect with nature and enjoy a relatively untouched party of Ubud. It is one of the most incredible treehouses you will find in Bali.
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, it is just walking distance from restaurants, cafes, bars and beaches.
Perfect for a solo traveler looking to stay in the heart of the action, it is a friendly and comfortable place to base your Bali adventure.
Each dorm bed is equipped with their own power socket, spotlight and hotel-quality sheets. There is a shared pool, poolside bar, restaurant and plenty of cosy seating nooks where you can catch up on emails, and spend time with the other guests.
With a beach house style, Kosta Hostel is tropical island, affordable, getaway.
Contemporary and Classic Villa in Mengwi
Just 5 minutes from Canggu, Villa Ikigai is a contemporary and beautiful private pool villa. Surrounded by vast jungles, with towering trees, you can forget about the worries of the world in your own private haven.
Featuring 3 bedrooms, huge living areas and beautiful gardens, it would be the perfect setting for a writer’s retreat or slow weekend with friends.
Like something on a Pinterest board, the furnishings are simple and eclectic yet comfortable. Large windows look out over the lush greenery, and a grand terrace is breezy for a moment in nature. The villa has exposed wooden beams, a spiral staircase and modern style. It is a magnificent space.
There is a pool, sunny gardens and sun loungers – what more could you need?!
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! Luxurious furnishings, luscious tropical gardens and a glistening swimming pool create a lavish atmosphere where you can relax and unwind with family and friends.
There are 4 bedrooms in the sprawling property, well, they are more like suites. With huge king sized beds, bathtubs, seating areas and flat-screen TVs, you will feel totally at home in mega luxury.
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 as the sunsets, and cuddling up for movies in the home theatre.
Domicile Villa Bali is just a short drive from the best beaches in Bali and international airport. You can easily access all the best bits of the south of Bali from this exclusive and private home.
Lavish Beachfront Suite in Seminyak
It doesn’t get any better than being beachfront. You can feel a beautiful sea breeze, be steps from the sand, and have front row sunset seats.
Anantara Resort is one of the most popular resorts in Seminyak, with a range of room types, numerous restaurants, a beachfront bar and lovely pool. The perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon, or getaway with friends, the Anantara Ocean Suite is spacious and modern. It has its own living area, bedroom, en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking the ocean!
Arrange for a magical flower petal bath, watch a magical sunset from the balcony and cosy up for a relaxed evening in the sumptuous bed. This ultra-chic and comfortable space has all the luxuries of the resort with your own private space.
Walking distance from the centre of town with restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques, you can spend your days lazing on the sand, wandering the shops and exploring all that the best bits of Seminyak.
Scenic and Special Rice Paddy Villa in Ubud
This is the second villa on the list designed by the famed Alexis Dornier. He has an incredible portfolio! Using a lot of natural materials, Flow House is packed with character and style.
There are 3 spacious and modern bedrooms, decked out with comfortable furnishings, and grand windows looking out over the vast rice paddy views. They all feature their own ensuite bathroom, but the master bedroom also has a private garden and outdoor shower – swoon.
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, this Bali Airbnb is just a short drive from all the best restaurants, shops and cafes.
Most Instagrammable Bali Airbnb in Selat
Straight off your Instagram Explore Page, the Magical Bamboo House is perched on a hillside overlooking expansive views of luscious jungles and rice paddies – with a hint of Mount Agung.
A perfect spot for a photoshoot, romantic retreat or staycation, the Bamboo House is a one bedroom villa within a boutique resort.
You can wake up to incredible views of treetops, and lounge on the rope hammock looking out to nature. Read a book in the cool breeze, and dip into the nice private pool – at the Magical Bamboo House you can relax in serenity 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 small village where you can see traditional Balinese life going on.
Romantic Hideaway from the Crowds in Canggu
Villa Selka is a modern and simple villa with everything you need for a relaxed getaway. The concrete design is clean and bright, leading straight out into the expansive garden.
There are grand windows in the bedroom to wake up to beautiful rice paddy views. Combining clean wood and industrial concrete, it is the perfect combination of homey and chic.
Soak up the sun, relax by the pool and dine on freshly prepared meals – Villa Selka is a Bali dream come true.
Only a moment’s drive from Batu Bolong, it has unbeatable access to the cafes, coworking spaces, restaurants and the beaches of Canggu.
Best Airbnb for Families in Seminyak
The enclosed living spaces of Villa Sanook are ideal for locking up roaming kids from accessing the pool unsupervised. The comfortable lounge area, fully equipped kitchen and dining space are homey and spacious, with air-conditioning perfect for cooling off after a day in the sun.
When you want a cool breeze to flow through, you can open up the grand sliding doors and enjoy tropical air from the comfort of the couch. The Seminyak villa even has a fence to block off the doors from the gardens, securing the kids inside!
Of course, they have to have some fun too. The private swimming pool is huge, and perfectly seen from the shade for watching over the antics.
Each of the 4 bedrooms of Villa Sanook are plush and modern, with ensuite bathrooms, huge mirrors and TVs.
This Bali Airbnb literally has IT ALL.
That is just dipping our toes into the vast Bali Airbnb pond! There is an endless amount of options for private pool villas on the cliffside, peaceful hostels in the rice paddies, resorts on the beachfront and cosy boutique villas in the jungles.
Seriously, how did travelers survive before Airbnb?
Featured image: Sharma Spring