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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.

Your Options

Villa & Private Houses

Renting a Villa or Private House in Bali

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.

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.

250 USD - 400 USD per room

2 to 5 bedrooms per villa

Private bathrooms

Mostly equipped with WiFi


Mostly with private pool

Shared kitchen/cooking facilities


Living in a Homestay in Bali

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.

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 friends. However, you need to be comfortable meeting people from other countries and being independent while living in Bali.

150 USD - 320 USD per room

single bed or double bedrooms

Private bathroom

Usually equipped with WiFi

Both air-conditioned or fan available

Kos Kosan

Kos Kosan – the local way

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.

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.

40 USD - 110 USD per room

Mattress or no beds

Private or shared bathroom (mostly local style)

Sometimes equipped with WiFi

Sometimes equipped with fan

Best Practice – How to Choose the Right Accommodation in Bali

Prior to arrival in Bali

Book a hotel or any accommodation we recommend to you for the first 1 or 2 weeks online.

Week 1 & 2 in Bali

Get a good sense of orientation and find out where your fellow students live.

Week 3 in Bali

Decide where and with who you would like to stay.

Where to stay in Bali

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about 35 minutes from the campus


Hotels, homestays, villas, kos kosan

Vibrant nightlife

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about 45 minutes from the campus


Hotels, homestays, villas, kos kosan

Vibrant nightlife, good dining


about 60 minutes from the campus


Hotels, homestays, villas, kos kosan

Relaxed nightlife

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about 50 minutes from the campus


Hotels, homestays, kos kosan

Local city life, local food culture

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about 0-20 minutes from the campus

Moderate tourism

Hotels, homestays, villas, kos kosan

Many international students

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about 40 minutes from the campus

Moderate tourism

Hotels, homestays

Relaxing beaches, local dining