Accommodation in Bali
You’ll get easily overwhelmed by the number and different kinds of accommodation that a single google search offers you. We tell you how to find the best fit for you to experience a comfortable study or semester abroad in Bali.
Choose your options below:
How to choose the right accommodation in Bali
Based on our experience of hosting and supporting students in Bali for many years, our local support team has created an easy to follow guideline. In three simple steps we will make sure that each and every one of our students will feel right at home in Bali. Ideally with their friends and peers right next door.
Option 1: Private Villa
Most students decide to rent a whole villa during their stay in Bali. Especially if you are traveling in groups, this might be the most popular and fancy option. Though, it may not be the most local way of living, as you will most likely prefer your fellow mates to share the villa with and won’t get access to a traditional local living.
250-400 USD / room / month.
The price depends on where you villa is located and how many people you share it with.
2 to 5 bedrooms per villa
Each student can enjoy the privacy of an own room in the shared villa.
In your rented villa you will have access to multiple private bathrooms.
WiFi mostly available
In addition to your own SIM card, that you receive from upskill, most Villa will have good WiFi.
Escape the mid-day Bali heat with Air-Conditioning in your bedroom.
Most student villas in Bali will have a private pool for you. We will help you find one.
Inspired by the Balinese Cuisine? A home kitchen will allow you do whip up anything.
Who do we recommend a private villa to?
When renting a villa in Bali, you can enjoy a high living standard and have a good time outside university with your mates. Also, if you fear cultural shock or getting homesick after a while, this option would be the best pick for you.
Option 2: Homestay
There are many so-called “homestays” in Bali, which offer a good balance between a local living experience and comfort. Although often mistaken with, it is no guest family. A homestay is a small and cozy apartment complex in either a family housing complex or a separate private one. There are usually 3 rooms or more next to each other providing a good balance of privacy and social interaction with your neighbors.
150-320 USD / room / month.
Homestays are often cheaper than private villas and are great for budget travelers.
Single bed or Double bed bedrooms
Choose a space-efficient single room, or more comfort in a big double bed.
In your homestay, each room comes with a private bathroom.
Usually equipped with WiFi
In addition to your own SIM card, that you receive from upskill, most homestays will have good WiFi.
Air-Conditioning or Fan available
Escape the mid-day Bali heat with Air-Conditioning or a fan in your bedroom.
A few homestays will also have a shared pool. Feel free to request this feature with us.
To keep your drinks and a few snacks cool, most rooms will come with a small fridge
Who do we recommend a homestay to?
If you choose to live in a homestay in Bali within a family living complex you have the chance to fully immerse into Balinese culture and make local and international friends. However, you need to be comfortable meeting people from other countries and being independent while living in Bali.
Option 3: Local Kos Kosan
If Indonesians from other islands work in Bali, they usually take lodge in so-called “kos kosans”. These are single rooms, which are either sparsely equipped or not equipped at all. Most of the locals buy their own beds or mattress, and other small furniture they need.
40-110 USD / room / month.
Kos Kosans are suited for students on a very tight budget.
Rooms are usually equipped with a mattress on the floor.
Local style bathrooms are often shared with other Kos guests.
Sometimes equipped with WiFi
In addition to your own SIM card, that you receive from upskill, some Kos' will offer WiFi
Sometimes fans available
To make sleeping in the warmth a little easier, a Kos may also offer a fan.
Who do we recommend a homestay to?
If you have lived in Bali or Indonesia before or in case you are already 100 percent familiar with Asian culture, this option might be suitable for you – also, if you are living on a very tight budget and accommodation comfort is not important for you.
How to choose the right area in Bali
Based on our experience of hosting and supporting students in Bali for many years, our local support team knows all areas of Bali and can help you to find the right one for you. Depending on what you want to experience in Bali, there are certain locations that might suit you better than others. See below a short summary of some of the most popular areas among our upskill students.