Sitting at the top of bucket-lists around the world, Bali is one of the most famous must-visit places for its paradise status, incredible accommodations and earth-shatteringly good food. From its turquoise ocean and white and black sand beaches, to the bright lush greens of the rolling rice paddies, Bali has a diverse landscape that’s waiting to be explored.
For the budget-backpackers and luxury-travellers alike, the island is packed with beautiful Airbnb accommodations that will have you contemplating extending your stay.
Promising a tropical adventure you will never forget, we have picked out all the best Airbnbs in Bali for a magical stay.
Quick Answer: These are the Top 5 Airbnbs in Bali
- > $
- > Party nights
- > Shared swimming pool
- > TV room
Mano House in Ubud
- > $
- > 2 Guests
- > 10-minute walk from the centre of Ubud 2 Guests
- > Comfortable private bedroom
Happy Together in Seminyak
- > $
- > 2 Guests
- > Ideally located in the centre of Seminyak
- > Fun and vibrant design
Villa Kinara in Seminyak
- > $$$
- > 12 Guests
- > Billiard table
- > Central Seminyak location
Villa Longhouse in Jimbaran
- > $$$$
- > 16 Guests
- > Private home theatre, gym and spa
- > Beautiful hilltop location overlooking expansive views
What to Expect from Airbnbs in Bali
Whether you are looking for an authentic Bali accommodation or want a glamorous luxury villa, Airbnbs in Bali have something for everyone. Starting from as little as USD$15 a night, you can find a quaint and cosy bedroom or private villa right in the heart of one of Bali’s bustling towns with easy access to restaurants, shops and tourist sights.
Depending on your budget and style preference, Bali Airbnbs are some of the most well-priced and lovingly cared for we have ever found!
Looking out over expansive lush rice paddy views and on the cliffside with views of the ocean, there is every different type of accommodation to suit every different budget.
Here are some of our favourite types of Airbnbs in Bali.
Private Villas in the Jungle
Many people travel to Bali to disconnect from the real world and find their own centre, or the meaning of life – where better to do it then away from hectic crowds in the jungle.
Escape the honks of bikes and yelling market-sellers to find your own piece of paradise among the towering trees and tropical greenery of Bali’s jungle. These Bali Airbnbs are the most sought-after by star-struck honeymooners who are looking to spend quality one-on-one time with their new life partner.
From chic and bright modern villas, to more traditional wooden bungalows, there are many types of private villas in Bali that boast these incredible scenic views.
Step back from the hustle of your day-to-day life and spend time in nature surrounded by clicking crickets and singing birds.
Traditional Balinese Wooden Joglos
If you are looking for a touch of traditional Balinese style but with a luxurious edge – or perhaps a minimalist vibe – the island is packed with these Joglo-style accommodations that will leave you in awe.
Perched on the edge of rolling rice paddies, in the heart of Canggu or along the beachside of Sanur, Joglo villas are far from your typical Airbnb in Bali. Usually featuring recycled or restored wood, simple antique furnishings and towering ceilings, you can enjoy Balinese style in a comfortable and luxurious way.
Ranging from shabby chic to ultra-decadent and lavish, Joglos in Bali are some of the most unique and interesting places to stay.
A Private Room in a Guest House
With the rise of Airbnb providing access to stunning luxury villas at an affordable price, the old-faithful and simple guesthouse has been left behind – but we don’t believe they should be forgotten!
Perfect for those on a budget who want a homey space to call their own, a private room in a guesthouse is the perfect middle ground between a hostel and a hotel. You have your own private room and bathroom, but will share a kitchen, garden and common lounge areas with the other guests.
Dotted around the island, guesthouses are great for solo-travellers who want to make some travel-buddies and keep an eye on their money.
Often equipped with a shared pool and lush gardens, you can enjoy spending days lazing around the guesthouse just as much as you enjoy exploring the landscapes of Bali.
Why Stay in an Airbnb
There are so many reasons why choosing to stay in an Airbnb in Bali can add something special to your trip. Here are some of ours:
- Privacy: By booking a private room in a guesthouse or completely private villa on Airbnb, you get the added luxury of having your own peaceful space to relax and unwind. Apart from some friendly housekeepers, you will be left alone to your own devices. Escape into your own paradise haven without any interruptions or bothersome bunk-bed mates.
- Affordable: Compared to the staggering prices of Bali’s most renowned hotels, an Airbnb in Bali offers the same amount of luxury and services for a fraction of the price. Save some bucks on accommodation for epic experiences on the island.
- Beautiful hidden gems: A quick search on Bali Airbnb with your preferences will pull up hundreds of beautiful accommodation options that you may never have considered before! Joglos, lofts, guesthouses – the options are endless.
- Local experience: With the help of the local, or experienced expat, accommodation owners, booking an Airbnb in Bali gives you the chance to immerse into the culture of the island. Ask for advice and recommendations from someone in-the-know to see the real hidden gems that Bali has to offer.
- Safety: Airbnbs in Bali are super safe, perfect for solo travellers or female-travellers. Money is transferred from you to the owner through the website, so you don’t need to carry cash to be handed over. If you have any problems throughout your stay, just reach out to the customer service team and they will do anything and everything they can to make sure you are happy or set-up an alternative accommodation.
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Best Airbnbs in Bali
And, here you have it! Our selection of the best Airbnbs in Bali for your getaway – no matter your budget.
Scenic Rice Paddy Hideaway | Villa Luna in Ubud
Forget your worries and retreat with your loved ones to this idyllic exquisite villa on the outskirts of central Ubud. Ideal for a quiet weekend away, or romantic escape, you can spend your days lounging in the spacious breezy living areas, overlooking the endless lush rice paddies and dipping into the shared swimming pool. For your own piece of paradise, Villa Luna is the perfect setting.
Comfortable and Traditional Home Away from Home | Villa Lush in Ubud
When you have been travelling around the island, all you really want is a comfortable place to call home for a few days – or weeks. Villa Lush has everything you need from cosy beds to a fully equipped kitchen, so you don’t need to worry about leaving any time soon. Lounge in the sun beside the shared pool and sip cocktails as the sun sets behind the rice paddies.
Affordable and Chill Bali Airbnb | De Gus Guesthouse in Ubud
Perfect for a traveller on a budget who wants a cosy island home, De Gus Guesthouse is a cheap and cheerful guesthouse where you will have your own private bedroom, en-suite bathroom and kitchen as well as a shared swimming pool and garden.
You can mingle as much or as little as you want with the 3 other bedrooms within the guesthouse. Spend lazy days soaking up the sun around the pool, and head for a beer with your neighbours in a nearby restaurant.
De Gus Guesthouse is perfectly located in the peaceful village of Sayan, away from the hectic crowds of central Ubud, yet close enough to have easy access to all the amenities.
Traditional Javanese Beachfront Heaven | Beach Cabin in Canggu
Overlooking sprawling lawns and towering palm trees with hints of the ocean crashing in between, Beach Cabin is a peaceful and serene spot to spend a Canggu getaway.
Made up of a traditional Javanese Gladek house, there are a lot of restored wooden furnishings, antiques and touches of Javanese style throughout the cabin – even the bathrooms have wooden fixtures.
If you want a place where you can escape and spend time close to the ocean, this Bali Airbnb is a great option!
Budget Tip: Dorms in Bali start from $10USD per bed. They’re the cheapest accommodation in the city. Search for hostels in the area!
Minimalist Paradise Beachside Bungalow | Kubu Bingin in Uluwatu
Down the steep steps of Bingin Beach, Kubu Bingin sits on the cliffside just meters above the sand with incredible expansive views out over the turquoise crashing waves.
The 1 bedroom bungalow has a beautiful thatched roof and wooden interior with plush furnishings – perfect for a surfer, yogi or someone who wants a relaxed escape. Watch the sunrise over the cliffs and catch an incredible sunset into the horizon, from its seafront position with a sunny terrace you have a front row seat to the scenic landscape.
Tropical Private Villa Guest Suite | Villa Vayu in Seminyak
Your own private island getaway, Villa Vayu is an affordable Bali Airbnb for a small family or group of friends.
Featuring its own 8m sunny swimming pool, lounging sunbeds and tropical gardens, you can bask in the beauty of Bali in your own relaxed space. Soak up the sun and enjoy cool evenings in the open living airs sipping ice-cold beers and spending time with your loved ones.
In a quiet street just off of popular Eat Street Villa Vayu has easy access to restaurants, shops and bars – as well as being just a short walk from the beach.
Private Villa Fit for a Celebrity | Domicile Villa Bali in Jimbaran
Domicile Villa Bali is one of the most luxurious and decadent Airbnbs in Bali with ultra-lavish facilities, an incredible modern design and exclusive private location. A getaway fit for royalty, this 4 bedroom villa is an idyllic escape.
Each of the bedrooms acts as its own suite with an en-suite bathroom and lounge area. With free-standing bathtubs, romantic lighting and cosy king-size beds, each room is a paradise in itself.
Located up on a hilltop, overlooking expansive views of Jimbaran as far as the ocean, Domicile Villa Bali is a super extravagant accommodation.
Peaceful and Beautiful Joglo Airbnb in Bali | Joglo Wooden Villa in Ubud
Joglo Wooden Villa has huge breezy living areas with towering wooden ceilings and traditional-style furnishings, giving a calm and serene vibe – everything you would expect from a traditional Balinese accommodation. Ideal for a romantic escape or quiet getaway with friends, the joglo is located away from the heart of Ubud for a peaceful stay.
Each of the 2 bedrooms are clean, comfortable and spacious with en-suite bathrooms fitted with free-standing bathtubs – an extra luxury.
You can grab your favourite book and cosy up in the poolside bale for a quiet day of reading and napping.
Coming in at less than US$40 a night – you can’t pass this by.
Modern and Chic Bungalow Airbnb in Bali | Cozy Bungalow in Canggu
Cozy Bungalow is a perfect island home-away-from-home with comfortable furnishings and a huge shared swimming pool. Adding an extra touch of safety to the Airbnb in Bali, the detached bungalow is located within a shared complex. You have neighbours to look out for you, but still a large private space.
The open-plan space is filled with natural light from the encompassing large windows and the sweet mezzanine ‘second floor’ holds the bedroom so you are still able to separate living and sleeping, despite the smaller size.
Ideal for a remote worker, Cozy Bungalow has everything you need for a long stay.
Tropical Family Airbnb in Bali | La Cabane in Uluwatu
La Cabane is a spacious 1 bedroom villa located within a lush island resort. With 1 king-size bed and a set of bunk beds, it is a great Airbnb in Bali for a family with young children.
Enjoy ocean views from the Mediterranean-style infinity swimming pool, relax in a cool evening breeze on your private terrace and explore the nearby beaches. La Cabane promises a serene stay to enjoy quality time with your loved ones or a luxurious solo retreat.
Bright and Stylish Private Guesthouse Room | Happy Together in Seminyak
Happy Together is a cosy and comfortable guesthouse bedroom with a clean and beautiful design. The mezzanine room has a spacious living and kitchen area with geometric patterns and a small terrace. Ideal for a solo-traveller or couple, the safe and stylish guesthouse has everything you need for a long stay.
Perfectly located just a short walk from the beach, restaurants and shops of Seminyak, Happy Together is an amazing spot at an affordable price.
Best Luxury Airbnb in Bali | Villa Longhouse in Jimbaran
A picturesque combination of traditional Balinese style and modern luxuries, Villa Longhouse is filled with facilities and cosy furnishings that will make a tropical family escape comfortable and memorable.
Featuring a home cinema, private gym, yoga bale, infinity swimming pool and spa – what more could you need?!
Just a short drive from the GWK Cultural Park and Jimbaran Bay, you can explore Uluwatu and Jimbaran in just a short drive – or simply spend all day lounging around the ultra-sumptuous villa.
Sprawling Tropical Island Villa | Villa Samadhana in Sanur
Villa Samadhana is a stunning example of an ultra-sumptuous and luxurious traditional Balinese style villa. One of the most beautiful Bali Airbnb Luxe accommodations, this sprawling property is surrounded by luscious gardens, ocean views and open-air bales.
The master bedroom is set in its own private pavilion with a relaxation room, 2 en-suite bathrooms and ocean views – the lucky occupants are in for an incredible stay.
Featuring an impressive 25m swimming pool, alfresco entertainment spaces and spacious living areas, it would be a beautiful setting for a special occasion or celebration.
Stylish Jungle Bungalow | Muda Living in Ubud
Surrounded by lush green gardens and towering tropical plants, Muda Living is a chic and modern private bungalow with just 1-bedroom. For a solo-trip or Ubud adventure with your partner, the bungalow is a super affordable piece of paradise.
Dine alfresco among the singing birds and relax down into a sumptuous warm bathtub with chilled music playing in the background. This Bali Airbnb is a mixture of traditional Balinese style and modern luxuries.
Also with a swimming pool and sprawling lawns, Muda Living has it all.
Oceanview Contemporary Private Loft | Sea View Loft in Canggu
Situated within a shared complex, Sea View Loft combines modern design with traditional Balinese style elements for a comfortable and relaxed accommodation.
Located just a short walk from the beach, and a moment’s drive from the heart of Canggu, everything you need is close by. Spend the days working, or sunning around the shared swimming pool, before heading out for a night on the town at some of Canggu’s best known bars and clubs.
With only 1 bedroom but able to accommodate up to 4 guests, it is ideal for families with young children or a group of friends.
Luxurious and Sleek Cliffside Private Villa | Hedonism Villa in Uluwatu
A 6 bedroom cliffside haven, Hedonism Villa is a place for relaxing and gathering with loved ones in absolute luxury. Soak up every ounce of opulence from the breezy open living areas looking out over crystal blue views of the ocean mingling into the clear sky.
Hedonism Villa has an expansive garden with a lush green lawn, sparkling infinity pool, poolside bale and sunny wood-deck with reclining sunbeds. If you love the sun and want to spend your Uluwatu getaway soaking up the rays, Hedonism Villa is a picturesque accommodation.
One of the most lavish and beautiful Airbnbs in Bali, Hedonism Villa promises an unforgettable stay.
Private Bedroom in a Sprawling Shared Penthouse | Spacious Penthouse in Seminyak
For a solo-traveller, exploring a new town alone can be daunting. Staying in a shared accommodation where you can make travelling buddies takes away some of the fear factor. Spacious Penthouse in the heart of Seminyak is a huge accommodation where you can have your own private space as well as shared areas to relax with your roommates.
With an ornate, boho-chic design the comfortable apartment will quickly feel like home. Lounge around the living areas, soak in the terrace jacuzzi and enjoy unwinding in the sumptuous cosy bedroom.
Spacious Penthouse is a safe and luxe Bali Airbnb.
Ideal Family Airbnb in Bali | Villa Pancaloka in Jimbaran
Villa Pancaloka has a modern and bright design with sprawling open living areas that look out over the swimming pool and gardens. Surrounded by towering glass windows, the space is filled with natural light throughout the day, and is romantically lit in the evenings with garden and pool lights.
Featuring 3 large bedrooms with cosy beds and en-suite bathrooms, each guest will have their own space to relax and unwind.
Ideal for a family with young children, the parents can easily supervise them playing in the pool from the shady and cool sitting room.
Enjoy watching amazing sunsets retreat into the horizon from your own private island home.
Incredible Backdrop for an Event | Villa Batujimbar in Sanur
Villa Batujimbar is one of Sanur’s oldest and most established luxury villas residing on the beachfront just steps from the sand. The famous setting for Mick Jagger’s wedding to Jerry Hall, it is an accommodation suitable for A-List stars.
With a traditional Balinese design, 7 grand bedrooms and sprawling gardens it is a huge space where you can enjoy time with your loved ones for an extravagant holiday or special occasion.
Battle it out on the tennis courts, soak up the sun around the pool and enjoy evening meals in the breezy dining bale. Villa Batujimbar is luxurious from beginning to end.
The Most Unique Airbnb in Bali | Nautilus Treehouse in Ubud
Like something out of The Hobbit, Nautilus Treehouse is one of the most unique and incredible Airbnbs in Bali. With swirling staircases, impressive tree trunks, an infinity swimming pool and spacious bedrooms, it is a place to be adored and enjoyed.
A memorable getaway for a family or group of friends, Nautilus Treehouse is definitely worth checking out for a stay in Ubud.
Check out more places like this in our Treehouses in Bali post!
Most Instagrammable Airbnb in Bali – The Young Villas in Canggu
Appearing on Explore pages world-wide, The Young Villas has already taken Instagram by storm with mentions on interior design pages and even Airbnb’s own Insta. Well, get ready for it to be the highlight on your page.
The Young Villas is a super sleek and cool accommodation with a clean modern design full of natural light, cosy furnishings and minimalist style. If you are a photographer or model, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Bali for shoots and imagery.
This collection of villas deserves every accolade it has achieved!
Lavish and Modern Clifftop Bali Airbnb | Villa Hamsa in Uluwatu
One of the most luxurious and exclusive villas on Bali Airbnb, Villa Hamsa is where all your dreams can come true. Like a picture from a magazine, the villa is filled with sumptuous luxury that makes you feel at home.
All of the bedrooms are stylish and beautiful with views out to the ocean and en-suite bathrooms. Soak in a relaxing warm bathtub after a day of lounging in the sun and exploring the nearby beaches. You can dine alfresco as the sunsets into the ocean and sip ice-cold cocktails with your friends and family, Villa Hamsa is a stunning setting for a magnificent stay.
With access to a shared gym, private driver and chef, you will never want to leave.
Best Family-Friendly Airbnb in Bali | Villa Kinara in Seminyak
Packed with incredible entertainment facilities and a fusion modern-traditional design, Villa Kinara is a sprawling Bali Airbnb that promises to keep the kids entertained and the adults happy.
The open living areas flow seamlessly out to the pool with a billiard table and huge seating area. Enjoy spending time soaking up the sun from the sunny poolside decking, supervising the children playing in the pool from the shaded terrace.
With 6 bedrooms and a central location, Villa Kinara superb accommodation.
Coolest Airbnb in Bali | Alpha House in Ubud
Alpha House is one of Ubud’s most incredible hidden accommodation gems. Conceptualized and designed by the island-renowned architect, Alexis Dornier, the home is a truly spectacular piece of art.
Alpha House is located in the quiet and peaceful village of Mas – famed for its local artisans and wood carvings – this stunning Bali Airbnb stands out among the jungles with a distinctive waving roof design, sprawling open-plan living areas and gardens that seem endless.
You can bask in mega-luxury whilst still being immersed in nature and Ubud’s beauty.
If you have a decent budget and want to stay somewhere totally extravagant and opulent, Alpha House is the place for you!
Treehouse Style Villa Close to the Beach | The Hidden Tree in Canggu
Only a moment’s walk from the beach, The Hidden Tree is a cute and tropical hideaway between Seminyak and Berawa. Accommodating up to 6 guests in 3 bright and breezy bedrooms, it is an ideal escape for those wanting a piece of solitude close to the action.
The whole space is bright and minimalist with island-style decor and cosy furnishings.
A great family Airbnb in Bali for a memorable and cosy stay, The Hidden Tree has everything you need.
Boho-chic Beachfront Airbnb in Bali | Bingin Cliff House in Uluwatu
Etched onto the cliffside above Bingin Beach, Bingin Cliff House is an island-chic paradise with a thatched roof, clean wooden design and a cosy decor that will have you quickly settling in to tropical living. The towering ceiling and open windows keeps the space breezy and cool with killer views out over the ocean.
Just steps from the beach, this 4 bedroom home is perfect to celebrate a special occasion with your friends and family, or a calm beach escape.
Sit on the sunny terrace and soak up the hot island sun with the sounds of waves crashing below. Bingin Cliff House is another instagrammable Bali Airbnb.
4 Bedroom Tropical Paradise Villa | Villa Metisse in Seminyak
Villa Metisse is the height of bright Mediterranean style filled with restored wood fixtures, cactuses, large artworks and breezy living areas. Accommodating up to 8 guests in 4 spacious en-suite bedrooms, it is a chilled villa where you can relax and unwind in a beautiful setting.
The glistening swimming pool is lined with reclining sunbeds and a poolside couch for optimal sun soaking time with your loved ones.
Right in the centre of Seminyak, Villa Metisse is just a moment’s walk from the beach, shops and restaurants of the town. At a desirable rate, you can have your own beautiful island escape in a perfect location.
Easy and Safe Guesthouse | Mano House in Ubud
Giving a chilled and easy hotel vibe, Mano House is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Ubud – perfect for those who want to explore the town!
Featuring cosy amenities and shared gardens, the guesthouse is a perfect way to enjoy a touch of traditional Balinese life but still have your Western home comforts. You will get to see local life taking place around you, giving you the opportunity to learn more about Balinese culture and make life-long friends with the friendly locals.
For less than US$15 a night, Mano House is a great Airbnb in Bali for budget-travellers.
Private Traditional Wooden Joglo | Le Chateau Berawa in Canggu
Le Chateau Berawa is a traditional Javanese joglo guesthouse located just meters from Berawa beach. Surrounding a glistening shared swimming pool, the guesthouse has 2 private joglo bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathroom and mini kitchenettes for early morning coffees.
The space is also available for private rental if you are travelling with friends and want both joglos!
Picturesque Bungalow Airbnb in Bali | Bamboo Bungalow in Uluwatu
Bamboo Bungalow is a multi-level thatched home located among lush surroundings just a short drive from the most popular beaches of Uluwatu. Within a small resort with a shared pool and restaurant, Bamboo Bungalow is a unique and cool Bali Airbnb.
The second floor has an Insta-worthy hammock that hangs over the edge of the private bungalow for a chill and breezy spot to read a book, catch the sunset or have a photoshoot with friends.
For those searching for something new and different, Bamboo Bungalow is a beautiful island accommodation.
Incredible Luxe Central Villa | The Jendela House in Seminyak
Encompassed by towering bright windows throughout the ultra-luxury villa, The Jendela House is a lavish holiday home where you can bask in the sun in style.
An Airbnb Bali Plus accommodation, the expansive villa has all you need for a lazy, lounging sunny getaway. With a lush green lawn, tropical greenery and a sparkling private swimming pool, spending time in the gardens will be one of your favourite things to do.
Located just a short walk from the beach between Seminyak and Canggu, it is an ideal place to base a Bali island adventure.
Final Thoughts on Airbnbs in Bali
Bali has rightfully deserved its position as one of the most incredible destinations in the world. Dotted with magnificent accommodations from the beaches to the hills, there is a place where everyone will be able to enjoy their own side of paradise.
Pick a town and spend your time exploring the scenic streets and local restaurants, fully immersing in island life. Or, simply lounge the days away around your own private pool.
Bali is packed with culture, luxury and beauty – pick the right accommodation for you and discover the magical wonderland for yourself.
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