About this listing
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.
- 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.
Smoking is permitted outside
There are several animals on the property but they are not indoor animals
Please use the laundry racks provided
Ketut is a very personable host. Extremely friendly and willing to help you have an enjoyable vacation.
It is difficult to describe in words how mich we enjoyed our stay at Ketuts Place. If you really want to get inspired by the local live of Bali, then Ketuts place is the perfect stay. He and his family live in a small village just a 7-10 Minute scooter ride outside of Ubud. They are the perfect hosts to stay near Ubud.
Ketut had great recommendations for nice walks to the rice field, good local restaurants and nice places to visit. He found the time to show us around in his village and the surroundings.
We were traveling with our 8-month old Baby boy and from the first moment the whole family fell in love with him. And so did our son. They did everything to make our stay of 8 nights as easy and relaxed as possible and they succeeded.
This years Nyepi-celebrarions fell into the period of our stay and once more we were lucky that we chose Ketut as host. We went to the temple together and saw all the ceremonies going on for this special day in balinese culture.
From Ketuts place all important sights of The Ubud area are easily to reach by a scooter ride: Downtown Ubud, rice fields, Monkey Forest, Elephant Cave, Waterfalls, Spas and massages... there is so much to see and to so.
We highly, highly recommend this place to everyone!!
Amazing! We booked the room upstairs but got actually upgraded to an as beautiful room as the other was. These rooms are big and have an amazing design! We felt comfortable right from the beginning. Ketut and his family are lovely people who care a lot about their visitors. We got integrated so well! We absolutely loved it !
I had a great experience at Ketut's, firstly with the transfer organised from the airport, I was met by Ketut's son. This was a good way to start my trip particularly as it was my first time in Bali and Ubud.
The room was exactly as described, I had the top floor as in this picture, it was lovely and very clean. There is also an AirBNB room beneath you which made me feel more comfortable as a lone traveller, however I generally felt safe in the compound and everyone was very friendly residents and customers alike.
The breakfast was good providing fruit, omelette and banana pancakes and as much black coffee as you can manage throughout your stay!
Ketut is a great host and nothing is too much trouble to arrange at a descent price.
Ketut was a wonderful host who was willing to help us in every way. From arranging taxis to pick us up from the airport, to personally taking us on a guided tour around Ubud and surrounding areas which included the volcano, the water temple and an incredible coffee plantation. The room was beautiful, clean and really lovely to stay in. The breakfast is delicious and even when one of us wasn't well they helped cater to our needs. If you don't mind the sounds of nature at night (which are easy to get used to) then this is definitely a great place to stay if you're visiting Ubud.
Our host Ketut and his family were very welcoming; All made certain that our stay was pleasant. The room was beautiful and very clean. The breakfast was generous and delicious. Ketut suggested many activities for us, one being the wedding of his nephew, taking place at his home stay. It was an honour to be part of the event. Ketut Homesaty is a good 45 minute walk from Ubud Center. The taxi comes up to about 6 USD one way; although not very expensive, it does add up. I would definitely recommend this place to anybody who wants a more personal and cultural experience of Bali.
I had such an excellent, enjoyable, comfortable stay here and I very much would recommend this place to anyone. Ketut is so kind and caring, as is his family. The breakfast is delicious. There's also a mini fridge where I kept snacks and beverages to take with me for my day trips. It's not too far from Ubud and was easy to get around / go on adventures from there. I actually miss this place! If I ever go back to Bali I will surely pass through here again!
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About the Host, Ketut
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.