Dormitory in a Communityhouse; Ubud

House - Shared room · Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia

BUNKBED starting from 50000 (5$) PER NIGHT ! ! (i dont know why airbnb dont let me list 5$ as price). Send me a message for special price before booking or BOOKINGS ARE: 1 night = 2 nights :) Cheapest around here. Backpackers we welcome you ^^

The Space

What we are up to here,
is creating a harmonious place for living in community spirit and freedom of creativity of all kinds. We now have managed to turn an 7 years empty family compound of an special artist and friend of ours into an instrument of free spirits. The goal is to manifest a place, that people can meet up, live together, stay for few nights, learn, teach, share, care and co-create.
We have a community kitchen, warm water in the showers, laundry, drinking water, batik and recycle art workshops even WIFI etc, but use of all of those comes from contributions of the people. We have 2 big rooms, 1 small and a dormitory space available in a huge arthouse standing on a plot of 1000m2 land next to a jungle. Dormitory space is a wide room with 10 bunkbeds.

Guest Access

Access to all parts of the house such as; community kitchen, living room, 2 shared bathrooms with hot water, dining room, workshop area, pizza oven, front yard, big backyard with hangout areas, fireplace..

Interaction with Guests

Im usually around and I go around with guests when I have time.
I help you, you help me, we help us.
We also share any info that you might need in your trip, we´re connected to many places and spaces. Local hangout places? Good food? Cheap ticket to Gili? Mountain hiking in Batur? Cheap night in Candidasa? .. Many things, just ask :)

The Neighborhood

The house is located in beautiful village of white heron birds, called PETULU, just 2-3km from Ubud center. We are close to center yet still far enough to be in a quiet non-touristic area. We live next to the jungle and have pathways here and there, from jungle to the rice fields to the sacred showering place.


The White Herons of Petulu, Petulu. Every evening between 15,000 and 20,000 cattle egrets, known colloquially as white herons and in Balinese, kokokan, roost in the village of Petulu just ten minutes north of Ubud. It is quite a spectacle as these large, elegant white and rusty orange birds arrive in countless groups and tussle for the prime roosting spots. Each morning at dawn they leave en-masse to find feeding spots around the island. Some also breed in the area and nests can be seen in the roadside trees. The cattle egrets are joined by smaller numbers of little egrets and Javan pond herons. According to local legend, the egrets first appeared here in such large numbers after one of the worst massacres of suspected communists during the troubles of 1965. This led local villagers to believe that these birds are the souls of the slaughtered, and ceremonies to that effect are still held today. The village of Petulu is reached by heading east from Ubud town centre on Jl Raya Ubud until you meet the obvious junction with Jl Raya Andong. Turn left, and go up the hill for about 2 km until you see the sign posted left turning on Jalan Kintamani to Petulu village.

Getting around



There are regular public bemos from Denpasar’s Batubulan terminal to Ubud which cost Rp 8,000, and take about an hour. Most bemos run in the early morning, and you will not find any after 4PM. In the opposite direction, bemos depart every morning from the central market (northern entrance) in Ubud. Foreigners are likely to be asked much more (bargain!) or even to charter the whole vehicle – there’s really no need, as they will pick up passengers on the way.
To get to Batubulan from South Bali, one previously had to have 1-2 bemo connections in Denpasar. Now, with Trans Sarbagita (see the main Bali article for details) government bus service, this way can be far more comfortable (air-conditioned bus) and even cheaper (Rp 3,500) for those going from/to Nusa Dua, Kuta, Sanur or all the places between.


If you want to take a taxi to Ubud from South Bali, it is best to charter the vehicle for a return trip, otherwise, you’ll be hit with a 30% fee for going out-of-town. Metered fares, one-way and not including surcharge, are around Rp 150,000 from Denpasar, Rp 200,000 from Airport and Rp 200,000 from Kuta.


Currently, there’s no public bus service to Ubud (there are bemos however, see below), but tourist bus services are abundant.
Perama offers daily direct transfers to Ubud from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Sanur, Lovina, Kuta, Bedugul, Candidasa, and Padang Bai. These are convenient and inexpensive; e.g. four times per day from the airport for Rp 50,000. Rather less conveniently, the Perama terminal is not located in the centre of Ubud, but about two km south in Padang Tegal, on Jl Hanoman just south of the intersection with Jl Monkey Forest.

In Ubud, it’s easy to find alternate bus/minivan services to other destinations around Bali, you will not miss numerous travel agencies advertising these services (for example, on Jl Raya Ubud). Fares are similar or slightly higher than Perama (e.g. Rp (phone number hidden) Kuta), the higher price may or may not be due to the nicer bus/minivan – enquire (and better check yourself if you have time) locally.


Central Ubud can be covered on foot, but you will need some form of transport to explore the extended vicinity.
Ubud is generally a little quieter, and the streets calmer than the more urbanised parts of Bali. So whilst traffic is slower than in downtown Kuta for example. If you can drive a motorbike, that´s the best option to go around, otherwise many of us have been creative with hitchiking, bicycling, sharing bikerides, taxis etc and there are guys on motorbikes who will also offer bike rides (ojek) and are about half the price of those in a car.

By motorbike

As elsewhere in Bali, motorbike rental is widely available, and you will not be short of options. Expect to pay between Rp 30,000 and 80,000 per day for a late model motorbike in good condition. Look for rental agencies on all the main streets, or ask us to organise for you.

By bicycle

You can rent bicycles for about Rp (phone number hidden) per day. There is a large selection available at the corner of the football field on Jl Monkey Forest. Beware though: Ubud is very hilly, so cycling can be hard, sweaty work. Traffic on the main roads is heavy and drivers rarely pay heed to cyclists.

Other Things to Note

It is a community house, not just a random hostel-guesthouse, so we are a family – a tribe of all colours. We have a community kitchen, big living room, dining room, hangout areas, warm water in the showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, motorbike rental, transport etc, but use of all of those comes from contributions of the community.
Drinking water, WIFI, laundry are with donations/contributions – they are not included in the bed price as some of use don´t use internet at all and some work in the net.
All donations go for the house and upcoming projects.

I help you, you help me, we help us.

Room type: Shared room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 10
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Petra was really nice and helpful and the accommodation was exactly like on the pictures. As you read the comments some people had some issus with cleaniness but for us it did not really seem like that big of a problem. It is a spiritual place with people sharing its spirit in it. We even got some bemos from around the place so we did not have to book motorbikes for our whole stay. It was a lovely 5 days.

    April 2014
  • A lovely little community tucked away in a quiet part of Ubud.

    October 2013
  • there are all facilities I needed at much cheap price! there is no negative feedback but wifi connection,which didn't work for apple products.(I don't know why,though)

    October 2013
  • I had a great time at Rumah Sony! Stayed for a few nights to meet other travellers in the 10 bed dorm. Petra and Pat are very accommodating hosts and I felt at home there. I got into a bike crash on Mt. Batur and everyone at the house took good care of me to speedy recovery! I would definitely stay here again when I return to Ubud. Thank you for a great stay!

    September 2013
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Alien Academy, University of the Universe
What we are up to here, is creating a harmonious place for living in community spirit and freedom of creativity of all kinds. We now have managed to turn an 7 years empty family compound of an special artist and friend of ours into an instrument of free spirits. The goal is to manifest a place, that people can meet up, live together, stay for few nights, learn, teach, share, care and co-create. We have plenty of room to do that, some of them made for bedrooms, one for huge workshop spaces (batik, dance, recycle art, movie nights – exhibition space coming up…) , one turned into a dormitory kind of space etc. The house is huge and stands on 1000m2 plot of land next to a jungle. The project is still on, so many things to develop, but we´ve gone a long way already. What we do is easily put in to the art of living, it´s a lifestyle. One goal is to get fully self sustainable one day. Others twirl around such things as Art, in it’s every possible form, transpersonal psychology, batik, recycle art, permaculture, healing, shaking, dancing, jamming, co creating, celebrating, meditating, Fun-Shui, the inevitability of the unexpected – the vortex of the cortex, knowing what we don’t know, while sampling the cosmos; from the darkness to the light; from the unreal to the real….from death to immortality… We salute all of ideas for workshops and such things, from trance dance to yoga, from woodcarving to healing… everything is just a step away from creation. Our art exhibiton space is almost ready, 10m x 10m of space with a projector. Namaste, Kaleidoscope crew
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