Accommodation in Bali
For students enrolled in our Summer Programmes, accommodation is included in the program cost. You will stay in a shared villa organized by us. If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation, please contact us. Exclusive Summer Internship Programme students will receive our support in sourcing accommodation.
Navigating the multitude of accommodation options through a single Google search can be overwhelming. We guide you on finding the best fit for a comfortable study or semester abroad experience in Bali
How to choose the right accommodation in Bali
Drawing on our extensive experience hosting and supporting students in Bali for many years, our local support team has crafted an easy-to-follow guideline. In three simple steps, we ensure that each of our students feels at home in Bali, ideally with your friends and peers right next door
Option 1: Private Villa
Many students opt to rent an entire villa for their stay in Bali, especially when traveling in groups. While this is a popular and luxurious choice, it may not provide the most authentic local experience, as you're likely to share the villa with fellow mates and miss out on the opportunity for 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.
Each villa features 2 to 5 bedrooms, allowing every student to enjoy the privacy of their own room within the shared accommodation.
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 Villas in Bali provide good WiFi.
Escape the mid-day Bali heat with Air-Conditioning in your bedroom.
Most student villas are equipped with a private swimming pool.
Inspired by Balinese cuisine? A kitchen will allow you to prepare and cook anything you desire. Or anytime you miss home cooked you will have the facility to prepare your own food.
Who do we recommend a private villa to?
Renting a villa in Bali not only offers a high living standard but also provides an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your friends outside of university. Additionally, if you are concerned about potential cultural shock or getting homesick, this option would be the best choice for you.
Option 2: Homestay
In Bali, there are numerous establishments known as 'homestays' that strike a good balance between a local living experience and comfort. Despite common misconceptions, a homestay is not synonymous with a guest family. It typically refers to a small and cozy apartment complex, situated either within a family housing compound or in a separate private setting. These homestays usually feature three or more rooms arranged next to each other, offering residents a harmonious blend of privacy and social interaction with neighbors.
150-320 USD / room / month.
Homestays are often more affordable 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?
Opting for a homestay in Bali within a family living complex offers a unique opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Balinese culture and forge connections with both local and international friends. However, it's essential to be comfortable with meeting people from various countries and to embrace independence while living in Bali.
Option 3: Local Kos Kosan
When Indonesians from other islands work in Bali, they typically choose to stay in accommodations known as 'kos kosans.' These are single rooms that are either sparsely equipped or not equipped at all. It is common for locals to purchase their own beds or mattresses, along with other necessary small furniture items.
40-110 USD / room / month.
Kos Kosans are suited for students on a budget.
Rooms are usually equipped with a simple bed and furniture.
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
Air-Conditioning or Fan available
To make sleeping in the warmth a little easier, a Kos may also offer a fan. Some kos has also aircon options.
Who do we recommend a kos kosan to?
Kos can be an ideal choice for those seeking an authentic local experience in Balinese culture and traditions. Additionally, it proves to be a fitting option for individuals on a tight budget.
How to choose the right area in Bali
Based on our experience, our local support team is well-acquainted with all areas of Bali and can assist you in finding the one that suits your preferences. Depending on your desired experience in Bali, certain locations may be more suitable for you than others. Below is a brief summary of some of the most popular areas among our Upskill students.