Byasa hotel in Ubud, Bali will always have a special place in my heart because it's the first hotel I ever stayed at upon arriving in Bali for the first time. I'll never forget pulling up to Byasa and feeling my soul sparkle with excitement having finally arrived in Ubud, a place that I had considered a "dream destination" for so many years.
Byasa is a small, intimate hotel surrounded by rice fields and located just 10-minutes walking distance from shops, cafes, yoga studios, and more. It's the kind of place where the staff takes the time to learn your name and treats you like family. There's only 9 rooms total, so I recommend booking Byasa early because it's almost always full. If you're lucky enough to get a reservation, here's what you can expect during your stay at Byasa Ubud Hotel.
Byasa is one of Ubud's top rated hotels on TripAdvisor for a reason. This hidden gem strikes the perfect balance between location, serenity, and price. I truly enjoyed my stay, and here's why you will, too:
Walk to The Yoga Barn
Lush jungle views
Byasa is located in the Pengosekan district of Ubud near the famous Jl. Hanoman road. You'll find pretty much everything you need on Jl. Hanoman road, including money exchange, ATM, cafes, shops, pharmacy, supermarket, etc.
I really enjoy this part of town because it's slightly less busy than Ubud Centre, making it more pleasant to walk around. There's no need to rent a motorbike because most restaurants and attractions are within walking distance of Byasa.
Despite being centrally located, Byasa still feels secluded because it's set back from the main street and adjacent to beautiful rice fields. I usually look for this when booking hotels, because I find it to be "the best of both worlds." I did hear a few horns honking at night, but it was very, very faint and wouldn't deter me from booking a second stay.
The Yoga Barn (8-minute walk)
Coco Supermarket (13-minute walk)
Ubud Monkey Forest (17-minute walk)
Ubud Market & Ubud Palace (7-minute drive)
Breakfast lovers, rejoice! Byasa offers one of the best hotel breakfasts in Ubud, and it's included with your stay. You won't have to choose between pancakes or eggs, because Byasa gives you both. On most mornings, my breakfast looked like this: traditional Balinese coffee, mixed fruit plate, pancakes with coconut milk, omelette, and chicken sausages with toast.
Suka Espresso is a very popular cafe just 9-minutes walk from Byasa. We ate lunch at Suka almost every day because we loved it so much! Suka has wonderful pancakes, smoothie bowls, chia puddings, wraps, and more. If you fancy an afternoon pick-me-up, Suka makes the best iced almond milk latte I've ever had!
Famous Pizza is located just 2-minutes walk from Byasa Hotel, making it a great dinner option after a long day of sightseeing. The Famous menu has a little bit of everything, but you'll mainly find pizza, burgers, and pasta. The vibe is nice and the prices are very reasonable.
Byasa costs around $55 USD per night, depending on the season. It's a great mid-range accommodation option for anyone who wants something that's affordable but nicer than a guest house. Check rates for your specific dates on Booking.com.
Safety deposit box
Drinking water station to refill your water bottle
Cell phone to call the front desk if you get lost in Ubud
Daily afternoon tea with small Balinese cakes
Byasa is a three story hotel with 9 rooms total. The rooms are very spacious and each have their own balcony which faces the pool and rice fields. Each room has a king size bed, wide-screen TV with local and international channels, a few small extra touches like instant coffee, hotel slippers, and basic toiletries. Overall, I found my room to be very comfortable and had everything I needed.
Room Tip: Request a room on the third (top) floor if you don't want to hear any footsteps above you. Stay on the first (bottom) floor if you want a room that opens up to the pool.
I hope you enjoyed this review of Byasa Hotel in Ubud, Bali. I truly enjoyed my stay and I wouldn't hesitate to book Byasa again. What's your favorite hotel in Ubud? Let me know in the comments below.
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