Payogan Homestay - Upstairs

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Jalan Rsi Markandya, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia

The Space

Experience authentic, Balinese life. The Payogan Homestay is located within our traditional, Balinese family compound, a 20 minute walk away from Ubud. The room is spacious, with a clean and contemporary style, a beautiful space complemented with Balinese accents. You will wake up to the traditional sounds of Bali and experience the essence of staying in a Balinese village. This listing is for the upstairs room.

The space includes a large bedroom, an attached living space, a large balcony, and a private bathroom. There is a small cooking station on the main floor. Should you wish to stay for a longer period, we can provide a stove and other cooking equipment. The open-air bathroom includes a shower with hot water only a turn-of-a-tap away.

Living in a Balinese family compound means that you will have many friendly, neighbors. The compound is home to a large extended family, all of whom are very involved in traditional Balinese life, and committed to our village ceremonies. Many of these ceremonies also take place in the family temple which is in the middle of the compound. We welcome you to participate if you choose. In fact, we encourage our guests to join us to get the true feeling of Balinese culture. We can always help you through the experience and provide the traditional wear. We can also introduce you to some local craftspeople if you're interested in Balinese art and clothing.

As a licensed tour guide by profession, I can provide custom guided tours according to your interests and needs. We also provide airport transfer and local transportation at a very reasonable rate - we are only a call away.

Other highlights:
- Longer stays enjoy a significantly reduced room rate.
- Breakfast and/or other meals can be provided on request for minimal cost.
- We can arrange laundry pick-up and delivery at very reasonable rates.

If there's anything else you need, just ask. We want you to have a memorable stay in Bali with our family.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $230 /week
Monthly Price: $875 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I ended up extending my stay in Bali because of the warm hospitality from Ketut and his family. From the moment I arrived, Ketut said that I was now a part of his family and he felt a level of responsibility for my safety and overall enjoyment of Bali. We had some nice chats and a walk in the garden together. He also invited me to his village temple for the Nyepi celebrations which was a real treat. I will miss Ketut's genuine happy smile and enthusiasm to share true Balinese culture. Thank you for making me feel welcome.

    I stayed in two different rentals. Both were clean and accurate from the pictures. Be prepared to see lizards, ants, and other bugs. You do hear chickens in the morning, so it might be tough if you like to sleep in. It is a long walk to Ubud center with the heat and traffic, but transport can easily be arranged by Ketut. Other guests are a more mature, respectful friendly international crowd inhabiting studios/rooms/villa which make up the compound.

    March 2014
  • We stayed for ten days with Ketut and his family at Payogan Homestay.
    The whole experience was perfect. The room is incredibly beautiful, huge, luminous and the nature surrounding the area is amazing. Ketut is a wonderful host, always helpful and smiling.
    We are really happy we met him and his family and we cannot wait to go back to Payogan!

    March 2014
  • Ketut honestly is an authentic Balinese experience with family life. Ketut family make every effort to help you and make your time happy.
    All the accommodation are very nice, very clean and comfortable.
    It is easy to take a cab or bike to the centre Ubud and close walking to nice cafe. It's great for families with other kids there to play with.
    I didn't have any mosquitos at all which I was surprised!
    The only other thing to mention is if u are a light sleeper there is many roosters crowing from about 5 am til 7am.
    I would definitely recommend you to stay here!!

    February 2014
  • Ketut is a great host, warm and welcoming into his family home. The room is lovely with a nice design, great outdoor seating area and comfortable beds. The only thing missing (email hidden) over the beds. Unfortunately I couldn't get a good night's rest due to being bitten all night with the open room design of no walls which I found lovely for the cool breeze with the ceiling fan but torture without the netting. Breakfast was wonderful with fresh fruit, scrambled eggs and some of the best homemade bread (thick slices of whole wheat)!

    February 2014
  • I have just come home after staying a whole month at the Payogan Homestay and everything was absolutely fantastic!!! From the moment I was picked up by Ketut's son Made at the airport till the last sad farewell. The room is beautiful, large, clean. Large sliding windows open up so you can actually live outside with green all around.
    No mosquito's! There is a ceiling fan, but it never gets really hot upstairs because of a nice breeze.
    Living in a homestay is the best way to get a feel of the real Balinese life. The large extended family that live in the compound are all very friendly. Ketut, his wife Wayan and their sons Wayan and Made are all very helpful, always smiling and in for a chat. Breakfast is good: omelet, fruit salad and toast. Tea and coffee always available. Ketut is a great tour guide and can take you around knowing everything about the culture and history of Bali. Ketut's niece (also called Ketut) gives good massages in your room. His sister-in-law, Wayan, is a good tailor who made two dresses for me with batik material bought in the little store next to the entrance of the homestay. I have seen all the other accomodations that Ketut has on airbnb and they all look great. The garden of the homestay is very well looked after full of exotic plants. There are chickens, roosters, chicks and skinny cats walking around, but they don't bother you. During my stay there was a ceremony in the family temple on the compound. The temple was all decorated, the whole family was preparing offerings and food for days and on the day itself all were dressed in their most beautiful sarong and kabaya. We were invited to join in the ceremony. The old dog Joe is very cute and loves a little attention (and some dog biscuits...) During the week I went to the Cinta Bahasa school to learn Indonesian and the school is only a 20 minute walk away. Ketut or Made can take you in the car or on the motorbike into the center of Ubud. All in all it was a magical experience and I bet Payogan Homestay is the BEST in all of Bali!!
    I am coming back FOR SURE!!! Ketut, Wayan, Wayan, Made, Indra and Joe: I miss you all already.

    February 2014
  • Ketut is a wonderful and kind being ! All his family are so nice ! The place is located in his family village, with their own temple , own spirit and own welcoming ! He s so helpful for everything you could need while u re in beautiful Ubud ! The neighborhood is beautiful, I loved it ! The room was fancy with a special touch ! Nice view of the nature around , beautiful sunset and peaceful place ! You should definitely check that place ! Much lov to Ketut and his family !!! Lov !

    December 2013
  • Ketut and his family warmly welcomed me to their home! Ketut was very kind and helpful, picking me up from the airport, organising me a scooter and looking after my every request. I stayed in the top floor of the villa which is a beautiful open and light filled space with an enormous bed. It was comforting being within the security of the family village. This is a traditional experience of Bali so keep in mind their are some chickens and roosters wandering around the area and they do make themselves heard. I would suggest earplugs for light sleepers. Thank you for sharing your home with me Ketut!

    October 2013
    Response from Ketut:

    Thank you Lauren, you leave your neclaces in my room.
    I am keep in my house, if you back to Bali, I will give to you,
    If you need I send it, i will send to you.

    Thank again for you stay with my family.


  • Je reommende de loger chez Ketut, le maison est magnifique, grèx propre, l'ambiance est familiale et ce coin de Ubud n'est pas trop loin du centre mais encore calme et authentique Bali :) Ketut et sa famille sont très aimables et vous aideront à connaîttre le pays ou vous déplacer.

    I recomend to stay in the homestay of Ketut. The house is wonderful, clean, the atmospher is that one of a familiy house, and that area of UBUD is not to far from the center but still quiet and the real athentic Bali. :) Ketut and his family are lovely and they will help you to know more about the country and to hang out.

    September 2013
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I am a licenced tour guide by profession. Educated in art school, I am also a part-time painter. Living in a traditional Balinese compound which has several maintained rooms to rent. Naturally I have broad knowledge of Bali and will be happy to take guests around for a proper tour or give them information for free. My ultimate goal is to give our guests memorable experience in Bali.
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