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15 STUNNING Airbnbs In Bali | Must-Stays for Couples and Solo Travellers

The paradise island of Bali caters to every kind of traveller – even a broke backpacker! This incredible tropical island is one of the world’s best party destinations, but it offers more than that.

Unique Candidasa Cottages
No Bali stay is complete without a pool, right? We’ve got those!

 

It’s also where you can visit more than 10,000 temples, go trekking on volcanoes, and make the most of scuba diving and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean!

If you’re on the Bali Blogger, you’re probably already decided on visiting this beautiful island – the next question is, where are you staying? Sometimes, hotels can prove a bit expensive. Hostels – good for cheap travel but you’re putting your peace and quiet at risk with a dorm! Instead, how about checking out Airbnb rentals in Bali? There are some really beautiful options on the island when it comes to Airbnb!

With that in mind, we’ve decided to help you out. In this post, we’ve pulled together all of the best Airbnbs in Bali. We’ve taken all the best destinations in Bali and found the best Airbnb in each one. So, whether you’re travelling to Kuta, Seminyak, or even Kintamani, we’ve found an affordable Bali Airbnb for you!

Why stay in an Airbnb?

Local Experience

Travel is shifting dramatically away from the local experience – yes, even for backpackers. We’re trapped in our hostels, coffeeshops and party districts. Airbnb is breaking down that barrier for every echelon of traveler – think basement mattress to infinity-pool penthouse!

It’s a great way to contribute to the local economy because the cash goes right to the owner and other locals employed for cleaning, maintenance and management. Staying in someone else’s space – a unique place with character – feels more like fitting into the area rather than having the typical tourist hotel room.

Airbnb hosts are known for taking good care of their guests, too – if it’s recommendations you want, you’ve got a pre-made friend to help you out!

Affordability

Travelling doesn’t have to be expensive!

Whether you are a backpacker or a business person, Airbnb gives you the opportunity to find affordable and unique places and experiences. From 12-bedroom villas to the basic shared-room hostel, you will be able to find the right place for your needs among the six million Airbnb homes that have been listed worldwide.

If you’re on a budget, just put the price range you are willing to pay for the night into the filter and the platform only shows you rentals that match your expectations. Bigger groups will also love being able to save some money on a bigger space like a villa. No more expensive single hotel rooms – just split the bill with your friends at the end of your trip and everyone will benefit!

In addition to that, long term guests can also sometimes enjoy weekly and monthly discounts. But no matter how long you are planning to stay, you can always be sure you’ll find the right and affordable place on Airbnb.

Best Hostels in Bali
You’ll have no problem finding the perfect home base to explore all of beautiful Bali!

Safety

Are Airbnb reviews legit? Yes! Airbnb’s review system allows everyone to review properties after they’ve stayed in them, without potentially affecting their own score as a guest. Reviewers are also prompted about specific elements of the listing, to confirm that every detail the host has added is true.

Airbnb also forbids the owner to change or remove the review, so Airbnb owners will go way out of their way to make sure you have a great stay – especially when compared to some chain hotels with thousands of guests at a time.

Airbnb also has a 24/7 emergency line with someone ready to assist you. In the worst case, Airbnb will provide a driver or make sure you find a safe place. If you choose this booking platform, you will always be in good hands, without any doubt.

The Top 15 Airbnbs in Bali

Villa by Seminyak Beach – Overall best Airbnb in Bali

Villa by Seminyak Beach
We love this breezy kitchen area!
  • $$$
  • 2 guests
  • Great location
  • Authentic Balinese-Style Home

Not sure where to stay in Bali? Seminyak is a great option. So, let’s kick off our list of the best Airbnbs in Bali there! It’s not only just steps away from the beach, but the best restaurants, cafes, and nightlife too.

This traditional Balinese style home is the perfect introduction to the island for a first-time solo traveller or a couple! If you don’t fancy heading to the nearby restaurants, there’s a well-equipped kitchen in your apartment, too. Although, you definitely should leave room for some sweet coconut rice balls at a nearby street food stand – trust us.

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Canggu Hideout near the Beach – Best Airbnb in Canggu

Canggu Hideout near the Beach
We love this little hideout in chilled-out Canggu.
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Swimming pool
  • Spacious Garden

Canggu is one of the best places to base yourself on Bali. It’s got a mixture of beaches, surfing, and temples, and this property is just five minutes from the awesome Echo Beach!

Your journey to the beach may be delayed though, as you’ve got a swimming pool and tropical garden at hand! All the rooms in this Bali Airbnb are equipped with air-conditioning, which will be a relief after a day of exploring the island either on foot or by bike. If you’re wiped out, just lie in your comfy bed with a fantastic view of the surrounding rice paddy fields!

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Furnished apartment near the beach – Best Airbnb in Kuta

Furnished apartment near the beach
We love the serene courtyard in this Airbnb!
  • $$
  • 3 guests
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Great location

Another of the top locations on the Island of the Gods is Kuta – so take a look at this awesome rental in Bali! For those planning a day of exploring around the island, fuel up for the day with a complimentary breakfast.

If you’ve been out the night before and miss it – no worries. There are several restaurants and cafes on your doorstep where you can pick up something tasty. Nightlife is right there too, so it’s a great place to stay if you’re looking to enjoy nights out but don’t fancy staying in a Bali party hostel.

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Homestay in Peaceful Seminyak – Best Airbnb in Seminyak

Homestay in Peaceful Seminyak
This sparkling-clean homestay also includes use of this pretty pool!
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioning

So, our favourite Airbnb in Bali was located in Seminyak, but let us show you one more. This private room is right in the centre of one of the liveliest towns on the island, but you’ll still be assured of a good night’s sleep in the private room available here. That queen bed is super comfy!

This Bali homestay comes with a lot of freebies too – you’ve got toiletries, parking, and the use of a lush swimming pool. All at no extra cost! Last but not least, this homestay prides itself on its cleanliness. So good for clean freaks!

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Little Tree Glimpse of Old Bali – Best Airbnb in Sanur

Little Tree Glimpse of Old Bali
Classic Old Bali vibes are on offer at this property!
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Great location
  • Surf lessons and diving courses

Are you looking for an Airbnb in Sanur? Well, step back into the past at Little Tree, which offers a glimpse of Old Bali. This would be the perfect option for a couple on a romantic break!

Not only does it have a great location near the white sands of Sanur Beach, but there’s a tropical garden and a pool where you can spend your time relaxing. If you’re looking to learn to surf, dive, or kitesurf during your vacation, you’re in luck: this awesome Bali Airbnb offers lessons in all of these – provided you visit in the right season!

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Romantic Hideaway for Two – Best Airbnb in Ubud

Romantic Hideaway for Two
The perfect (air-conditioned!) spot to snuggle up in.
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Stunning views

Another great spot for couples in Bali, check out this romantic hideaway for two in Ubud. From your luxurious king-sized bed, you’ll be able to look out over the surrounding ravines and rice fields.

For a better view, just head out to the verandah instead! Several traditional cafes are on your doorstep, called warungs. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner here. However, if you’d prefer to make your other half something tasty, use the well-equipped kitchen!

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Murnis Bungalow Lovina Beach – Best Airbnb in Lovina Beach

Murnis Bungalow Lovina Beach
Not a bad spot for your morning coffee!
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Free breakfast
  • Clean and comfortable

Are you looking for black sand beaches and chances of viewing dolphins? Looks like Lovina Beach is the area for you then. If that’s the case, check out this awesome Bali Airbnb!

It’s the ideal place if you’ve been travelling for a long time and you want to escape from the hectic lifestyle of hostel travel. The traditional Balinese bungalow is a tranquil spot in the rice fields, which you can admire from the outdoor terrace. The other option is chilling out in the tropical garden!

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Secret Wooden Cabin in Jimbaran – Best Airbnb in Jimbaran

Secret Wooden Cabin in Jimbaran
We love the secret garden vibes at this Bali Airbnb!
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Swimming pool
  • Quiet oasis

This Airbnb in Denpasar is exactly the sort of place that you look for over a hotel or a hostel: it’s a secret wooden cabin! This relaxing property in Jimbaran is a quiet oasis where you can enjoy a tropical garden, swimming pool, and free parking on the premises.

That’s perfect if you’re planning to rent a car or scooter to get around the island – something that the friendly owners of this Bali cabin recommend!

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Beachfront Homestay at Padangbai – Best Airbnb in Padangbai

Beachfront Homestay at Padangbai
Check out that lush garden!
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Free American breakfast
  • Sea Views

If you’re looking to stay as close to Padangbai Bay as you can get, look no further than this short term rental in Bali. You’ll get lots of freebies too, including the use of a pool, parking, and a free American breakfast every day of your stay!

This is one of the best places to stay in Bali if you’re looking to dive while on the islands. But even if you’re not diving, you won’t want to miss out on this place!

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Nice Room close to Sanur Beach – Best Airbnb in Denpasar

Nice Room close to Sanur Beach
This budget option in Denpasar doesn’t feel budget at all!
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Great location
  • Free parking

Denpasar is home to more of the best Airbnbs in Bali, but this one has to be our favourite. It’s an entire place but for the price you’d usually pay for a private room!

It’s in a lovely location close to all the best places to eat in Denpasar and just five minutes away from Sindhu Beach. For those who are bringing their own transport, there’s free parking too!

Lastly, it’s a great shout if you’ve been travelling for a long time and your clothes are starting to get a bit… how shall we put it… stale? That’s because you’ve got the use of a washing machine!

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Mount Batur Cabin – Best Airbnb in Kintamani

Mount Batur Cabin

  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Free breakfast
  • Volcano Views

For nature-lovers, staying in one of the cities might not be what you have in mind. For one of the more unique Bali Airbnbs, check out these Mount Batur cabins! If you’re hiking, there’s nowhere better to stay – they’re 1,000 metres above sea level and only 700 from the top of this mighty mountain!

You’ll have an incredible view of Mount Agung too. To soothe those aching limbs after a trek up the mountain, enjoy the pool in the centre of the accommodation which is filled with natural volcanic water!

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Bali Tree House by Pelangi – Best Airbnb in Bedugul

Bali Tree House by Pelangi
This Airbnb is the definition of tranquility and treehouse vibes!
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Free parking
  • Away from the crowds

Why bother with hotels and hostels when you can stay in a treehouse?! If you’re heading to Bedugul, that’s exactly what you have in store if you can score a spot at one of the most unique and original Airbnbs in Bali!

It’s another place where you can enjoy the tranquillity of being away from the crowds! Your superhost will kindly provide you with a complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay, a great way to fuel up before a day of exploring! Doing that with your own transport? You’ll be pleased to know there’s free parking on-site!

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Unique Candidasa Cottages – Best Airbnb in Candi Dasa

Unique Candidasa Cottages
We need to be in this pool like, ASAP.
  • $$
  • 2 guests
  • Great location
  • Bike rental available

Check out this resort-style Bali Airbnb in the seaside town of Candidasa! You’ll be treated like royalty here, and you don’t even have to leave the site to enjoy an open-air restaurant and bar.

All of this is centred around a beautiful pool and cabanas which you’re welcome to use to make the most of your stay! If you want to head a little away from the resort, then make sure to take advantage of the bike rental available.

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Ideal hut for digital nomads – Best Airbnb in Singaraja

Ideal hut for digital nomads
Not a bad place to spend your work day, huh?
  • $$
  • 3 guests
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Ocean views balcony

If you’re a digital nomad, there are a couple of things you’ll want from your Bali Airbnb. Those will be a laptop-friendly workspace and Wi-Fi, but there’s much more too!

You’ve got gorgeous views of the ocean from your very own balcony, and there’s a kitchen where you can make your own coffee to keep your energy up as you work. There’s a garden too, which is an ideal place to take a few moments for a break from your inbox and soak up some Bali vibes.

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House of Hobbit – Frodo Menjangan – Best Airbnb in West Bali National Park

House of Hobbit – Frodo Menjangan
Thou shall pass…into this beautiful LOTR-inspired Airbnb!
  • $
  • 2 guests
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for LOTR fans!

Let’s round off our list of the best Airbnbs in Bali with somewhere perfect for Lord of the Rings fans! This hobbit-style house is ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore West Bali National Park!

You can enjoy cocktails at the bar or a dip in the pool after a day of exploring the national park. If this hobbit house is booked up, don’t fret. There’s a similar hut named after another popular character – Gimli!

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What to Pack for your Airbnb stay

Our editors have put together a shortlist of their Airbnb essentials, which you can find here.

 

1. Active Roots Water Bottle: Keep your own water bottle on your travels to keep you hydrated all day long, and save the planet at the same time. Reusable bottles help the environment by cutting down plastic waste, which is even more difficult to avoid while traveling. The Active Roots Water Bottle is the perfect one for your next holiday. High-quality material, non-leaking and super chic looking, you can fill it up with any drink, and it’ll stay hot or cold all day long.

 

2. Bluetooth Speaker: Music always brightens up the mood, which is why a Bluetooth speaker has to be one of the essentials in your suitcase or backpack. Whether you’re at the beach, alone at your Airbnb or with friends, having something playing in the background makes the whole experience more comfortable. This waterproof speaker is perfect for any kind of holiday, with a battery that can last up to 15 hours and a sound quality that is more than amazing.

 

3. Active Roots Microfiber Towel: If you don’t want to trust your Airbnb to provide clean towels, it’s always smart to bring your own. Problem is, most towels take up a lot of space in your suitcase. The Active Roots Microfiber Towel is made of super-light material, which hardly takes up any space. Plus, it’s incredibly comfortable and quick-drying. Great for a day around the pool or at the beach. The material is antibacterial, so it won’t smell funny, even on long holidays.

 

4. Carbon Monoxide Detector: If you’re from the U.S. or the E.U., you probably have a CM detector in your home. A lot of accommodations elsewhere don’t have any protection installed since there are no fixed regulations for CM monitors. Pack one of these guys for some extra peace of mind.

 

5. TRTL Travel Pillow: Bus and plane rides are definitely not the most enjoyable things in the world, and as far as travel pillows go, most don’t add a lot of comfort either. The TRTL travel pillow is a game-changer for long term travels. The ergonomic design supports neck and head, while the internal system provides temperature regulation and safety for your spine. This travel pillow allows sleeping in an upright position – you’ll be able to get some proper rest on those 2cm-reclining coach seats!

 

6. Universal Travel Adapter: Nothing is worse than being on holiday, having your phone on 1% and scrambling to find an adapter on the streets. Get a Universal Travel Adapter before you head off. It fits every major type of wall plug. With the 5 USB ports, you can even plug in multiple devices and charge them at the same time – having this little tool can be a total game-changer.

Final Thoughts on Bali Airbnbs

So, that concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in Bali. Have you already found your favorite? Or, maybe you’re adjusting your Bali itinerary so you can sleep in an awesome treehouse, a cabin with a volcano view, or a relaxing spot near the waves!

In fact, we might have given you too much choice! If you’re still torn, go for our overall best Airbnb in Bali: Villa by Seminyak Beach. It’s in one of the hottest locations on the island and provides great value for money and a memorable stay.

We hope you have an incredible vacation in Bali!

And don’t forget to sort your travel insurance before heading to Bali! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads, our favorite travel insurance provider.

 

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