About this listing
• 1 double bed, fan, WIFI
• Shared kitchen, large fridge
• Bathroom, hot shower, western toilet
• Terrace - Garage
• Cleaning 2x / week
• Elegant art decor & Balinese paintings
- 100m to the river trekking route
- Local shops and markets
Our "WORLD TRAVELER STUDIO 3" is a cozy and comfortable studio for budget travelers, designed to accommodate TWpeople.
QUEEN SIZED BED (fitted with quality mattress and mosquito net).
The space is equipped with a fan,
bathroom with hot shower, western toilet, and washbasin.
The room is decorated with artworks,
cabinet for your clothing,
Collection of Books
HOME LINEN provided (towels, sheets, pillow cases, kitchen towels...)
The studio itself has a TERRACE, fitted with a cosy rattan SOFA and table -- but no direct view of the river or rice fields as it is located in a spacious inner yard,
yet the RIVER AYUNG is just 100m away.
PARKING for scooters or bicycles under a covered garage inside the lane.
Cars should park along the street.
TERRACE & KITCHEN
small kitchen (shared with the neighboring studio 4) on the terrace,
equipped with a big FRIDGE,
single burner cooker,
cabinet with counter, kitchenware.
The kitchenette is intended for breakfast, quick snacks or making a stir-fry, not really for elaborated meals.
individual terrace equipped with a sofa that seats two, a low table, and plants.
Each studio has its own basic set of cups, plates, bowls, glasses, cutlery...
mineral water dispenser (20-LITER jug for a fee).
Guests are given FULL ACCESS to their studio + Terrace, and SHARED ACCESS to the KITCHEN (with the neighbouring studio 4)
PARKING AREA (shared with everyone who lives on the lane).
Interaction with guests
We prefer to give you privacy, and management will only interact as needed, based on your request or if there is some sort of issue that requires attention.
You may also cross paths with one of our staff during their work at the unit. Please be respectful of cultural differences and the language barrier in your interaction with them.
SAYAN, UBUD is 3-4km away from central Ubud (Ubud Palace), and is one of the most privileged areas of Bali.
100 M down the main road to river, you will be in a protected "green belt" area that acts as a natural lung: no cars, no bikes, no fumes, no cocks, no barking dogs, no burning garbage. UBUD is 600m above sea level, slightly cooler than on the coast, and is full of emerald green terraced rice fields, jungles, and coconut groves.
AYUNG RIVER comes all the way down from a volcano in Bali, and there is direct access to the riverbank by community steps just 100 M north on the main road.
You can walk or run along a beautiful trekking lane adjacent to the riverbank.
There is a Hindu shrine, a spring (blessed by the local priest), huge banyan trees, mysterious vines growing strange fruit,
various small pavilions open on four sides (called bale) for reading, relaxing, yoga, or other activities.
The Ayung River is also a hot spot for white water rafting.
The riverbank is a place where local kids have a dive after school, women wash their laundry, and people take their evening bath.
If you are just exploring and taking photos, please respect the modesty of the locals by pretending you don't see them.
However, you are also welcome to bathe in the river like the locals do, but we recommend you choose a safe spot (shallow water, protected by boulders), and be sure to not leave your valuables unattended.
NEARBY, you’ll find Gaya Gelato and Cibo, a fusion-style food restaurant, SWIMMING POOL and an Italian ice-cream parlor.
There is a food court at BALI WOOD (big park, swimming pool, lounge chairs, individual pavilions), trendy places like Vespa Cafe, Kopi Desa, Alchemy in Penestanan village, and many local warung. You’ll find local shops, and local fruit and vegetable markets all along the main road.
Food delivery is available from a wide variety of places (see folder in unit).
There are two large supermarkets (Bintang and Delta Dewata) provide all you need in terms of food, clothing, toiletry etc, but we encourage you to support smaller local businesses as much as possible.
UBUD is a MOOD, as the artistic and spiritual center of this Island of the Gods, with traditional healers, painters, sculptors, musicians and dancers, kite makers, mask carvers, furniture and fashion designers, and jewelers, with many beautiful MUSEUMS to visit (ARMA, Neka, Lukisan, Blanco, Rudana, etc).
The area is popular with yogis from all over the world who come here to improve their practice or complete a teacher training and has become a world-famous hub since Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Eat, Pray, Love” was published.
Many festivals are hosted here, including Ubud Writers Festival (Oct), Meditation Festival (Nov), and Bali Spirit Festival (March) with music, dance, and yoga.
UBUD has been named “BEST DESTINATION IN ASIA” by Conde Nast Traveler Readers and the President of the World Peace Committee gave Bali the “ISLAND OF PEACE" prize.
GREEN SCHOOL is now a world reference in terms of their building technique, sustainable standards, and education system, inspired by Rudolf Steiner and Maria Montessori.
Just 6km away lies their campus built on hectares of beautiful land using a most inventive architecture of bamboo, with organic vegetable gardens, a solar power system, protected birds aviary and much more—this a MUST SEE!
You should find their website online for a virtual tour, as well as registering for a real tour once you’re in town.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY:
“Glorious. A “goldilocks” experience. Not too close, not too far. Not too flash, not too basic, a perfect match to my needs. I look forward to returning.” - Jonathan
“Our stay at the studio was lovely! The place is as described in the ad: basic though nicely decorated and cosy.
The fridge and kitchen allow you to cook and save money on eating out.
On my arrival day Tini had someone pick me up at the bus station and then arranged for my motorbike rental which was extremely convenient!
The area is very safe, (as is the rest of the island) so women shouldn’t be worried if traveling alone.
Walking distance are a few restaurants and shops that go from cheap to very fancy, as well as the Sayan River Valley and its beautiful views of the rice fields.
Close by is also the lovely village of Penestanan. Ubud center is a 10 min motorbike ride.
Tini and Marie were great host! always happy to give some advice and recommendations. they could easily be reached by phone and were swift to respond to my questions. Overall our stay was very pleasant and I recommend this nice little budget option.” - Nathalie & Julien
“Tini was extremely helpful and a wonderful host at Studio 3. I ended up moving to the JUNGALOW and my stay there was AMAZING. There are so few words that could describe the serenity i felt by being so immersed in nature. this was exactly what i was looking for :-) I strongly advise travelers booking through Tini to communicate what it is you need. she is there to help you have an amazing time! my week up in Ubud was Perfect!! :-)” - Tarah
“Studio 3 served as the perfect hub during my trip to Bali. The room/area was quiet and peaceful– far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the Ubud center to provide a relaxing space to start and end the day, but close enough to easily access all that Ubud (and the surrounding areas) have to offer. Adding to space was Tini’s gracious hospitality. Even before arriving, she helped answer travel questions and once I got to the Studio, took the time to recommend things to do (I had a memorable healing session) and see, along with offering transportation options. I can’t imagine a more inviting place to stay while exploring Ubud.” - Emily
“Julio and me enjoyed so much our 15 days stay at Studio#3 that we finally felt it like our own home. The apartment is enough for two people, with decoration and lovely details that talks about the place more than the words do.
Away from the messy Ubud´s center, for us was the perfect starting point to explore this amazing island. Unforgettable discover close to the apartment (2 min by walk) Ayung River, the most beautiful in Bali, with an amazing rainforest and gorgeous views. A host like Tini contributed to a perfect trip. It was a pleasure to meet her. She gave us many tips and she was always at the other side of the phone for whatever we needed, something that we appreciated so much.
She helped us to arrange a visit to see a cremation ceremony, which was a great experience in our trip.” - Bea & Julio
GETTING AROUND THE LOCAL AREA
While it’s great to have a good walk around town, having your own transportation is essential to get the most out of your visit.
The preferred method is an automatic SCOOTER.
Otherwise, you could hire an OJEK (scooter taxi) to transport you inexpensively.
Some athletic visitors opt for a bicycle (though be advised that it is hot, humid, and hilly).
Another option is a rented car (with/without driver).
We recommend a reputable company, Mr NYOMAN, for scooter rentals.
He has fair rates, with discounts offered for weekly and monthly periods (from 5USD/day to 50USD/Mnth).
better if you can bring your International Driving License, made in your home town (but hardly any control by police in Ubud!)
Of course, personal insurance is important.
For the scooter rental a signed rental document with your personal information is compulsory. This is a standard procedure, so please comply happily with these requests.
GETTING HERE FROM / TO THE AIRPORT/ ANY PLACE IN BALI
It is advisable to HIRE OUR DRIVER if you are arriving from the airport, so that someone will be there waiting for you, allowing for a smooth arrival, avoiding a waste of time and energy.
OUR DRIVER has a comfortable car with air-con and charges 350,000 IDR (approximately $29USD, as of Dec 2014) for pickup or drop-off at the airport.
He has been transporting our guests for years, speaks great English, communicates well via mobile phone, is safe, reliable, knowledgeable, polite.
He will help you carry your luggage, provide you with the keys, show you where the lights are, and other things.
He will stand at the MAIN EXIT at AIRPORT with a large sign showing a BIRD and A HEART (our logo as shown in our ALBUM) or your NAME, that will be very visible.
He is also available for other tours (around the island to the volcano, temples, hot springs, beach, etc).
LET US KNOW IF YOU LIKE US TO ARRANGE YOUR PICKUP WITH HIM.
Please send your flight details asap. Thank you!
Other things to note
We organise the SPIRIT JOURNEYS to visit traditional Balinese healers, shamans and paranormals.
if you like to join, please let us know.
more details via private email-
We also have now an ON CALL massage service. The lady can come to your place.
she has her own coconut oil mixed with Essential Oils, a great pleasure, relaxing the body and healing it too.
Please let us know.
INSECTS AND OTHER BEASTS are part of life in a tropical island like Bali. Vegetation here is rich, lush, growing fast and with it a whole array of living creatures. Some are quite cute and others are less pleasant.
Remember also that a ugly hairy caterpillar, given time, will become a shimmering butterfly as large as your hand.
This is not a jungle "ala Disney", so you should be both careful and respectful.
Remember also that most will flee rather than confront you
MOSQUITOS: while there is no malaria here, dengue fever is a slight possibility—though statistically, it mostly affects people who have been living here for at least three years.
We provide natural essential oils as mosquito repellent.
You should protect yourself with round-the-clock essential oils.
TRAVEL LIGHT (clothes are cheap here), and remember to bring your own FLASH LIGHT or headlamp.
BE RESPECTFUL OF BALINESE CULTURE and be sure to take your shoes off when entering a Balinese home.
Relax, People here will smile a lot, understand foreigners have different ways, and they rarely say “NO.”
BE RESPECTFUL OF TEMPLE AND CEREMONY RULES, whenever attending a ceremony, be sure that you have NO bare shoulders/chest, NO short pants or Bermudas.
Bringing an offering (tjanang) with you is always welcome; you can get them from a local warung.
Menstruating women are not allowed on temple grounds.
DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM RENTAL (1+ MONTH), please contact us with your request.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANOTHER UNIT, PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE OTHER PLACES:
== COLONIAL STYLE HOUSE (SHAKTI)
= ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT, LARGE TERRACE OVER JUNGLE (SOLO)
== TREE TOP APARTMENT, 2nd Floor OVERLOOKING JUNGLE VALLEY (JUNGALOW) sleeps 2-3ppl
= TREE TOP LOFT, GARDEN FLOOR (JUNGALOW) sleeps 2-4ppl
== GUEST ROOM IN WRITERS VILLA, TERRACE IN GARDEN, NEAR RIVER (‘MAYA’)
For female solo traveller only
==WORLD TRAVELLERS STUDIO#4
for BACK PACKERS and budget travellers
HOUSE RULES & THINGS TO NOTE
The main road is busy due to the increase in tourism on the island, with rush hours usually being from 7-9am and 4-6pm.
WIFI works great. UNLIMITED.
BREAKFAST: Coffee, tea, and sugar are provided free of charge,
other drinks and snacks provided in the fridge: to be settled with us based on the price that is marked on the package; pla leave payment on your table.
Please note that washing clothes in the studio is NOT allowed, sorry.
Your housekeeper can offer drop-off/pickup service for your laundry, against a fee. It is washed, ironed and folded, ready within 24hrs.
Please do not throw anything in the toilet other than toilet paper. This could create a serious problem..
Smoking is only permitted outside of the studio. Please use an ashtray and don’t throw your cigarette butts in the yard.
Please do NOT change the WATER HEATER settings, just let us know if you have an issue and our maintenance man can take care of it.
respect quiet from 9PM- 9AM.
Be considerate, avoid slamming doors, talking loud on the phone or else, having music beyond a normal level... Thank you for being considerate..
All Food should be kept in sealed containers to avoid insects, or inside the fridge.
Please DO NOT park in the bamboo carport (it does not belong to us).
And NOT in front of the Other units (studio 1 and 2 do not belong to us)
OPEN FLAMES (candles, etc.) should always be on a small metal plate and never be left unattended, for obvious SAFETY REASONS. When burning incense, please always place it on a terracotta or glass plate to avoid the ashes falling on wood or fabric.
Our MINERAL WATER (Tirta Diksha) is from a local spring, blessed by the priest, delivered to you in a 20-LITER jug for a fee of 25.000 Rp. (2USD) Please leave the payment in the kitchen.
POLICE DECLARATION requires a passport photocopy for each person staying in the listing
IMPORTANT: must be provided to us upon your arrival (compulsory).
DISCLAIMER: While the area is relatively quiet, we cannot guarantee complete silence due to an increase in tourism on the island. Noises (building, cutting wood, prayers via loud speakers etc) are unpredictable and can be expected.
Additionally, while Internet, electricity and water are currently active in the listing, from time to time there can be a lapse in their accessibility due to the more primitive infrastructure of services on the island (remember, this is Bali!);
there is nothing that can be done about a lapse in service.
These issues do not constitute a valid reason for terminating your stay with the expectation of a refund.
We appreciate your understanding regarding this.
IF ANYTHING IS NOT TO YOUR LIKING, please let us know immediately as it is our aim to please you.
SAVE OUR TEL NUMBERS AND DIRECT ANY REQUESTS to our Manager, phone number inside your Studio
WELCOME, ENJOY UBUD
and its many activities, arts, yoga, healing, trekking, and healthy foods. Upon your request, we’re happy to provide you with information and tips on local activities.
Let us know if you are interested in our SPIRIT JOURNEYS that take you to visit local healers, shamans, ClairVoyant.
We organise 1-2 visit a week.
an exceptional experience.
SCOOTER & PUSH BIKE RENTAL INFORMATION
We recommend Mr NYOMAN, a reputable company for scooter .
Consider $5USD/day for a scooter, with discounts offered for weekly and monthly periods (50USD/Mnth).
Better BRING YOUR INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENSE (altho hardly any control here!) and of course, all details Re PERSONAL INSURANCE
I am a young, energetic Balinese woman, married with two children. I am busy looking after my family and managing the accommodations for my foreign guests in Ubud. I love meeting new people and my English is ok i think...
My Husband Nyoman has many years experience in the hospitality field where he was employed on cruise ships around Europe and Asia. He is now working as a handyman around the community and helping me to take care of our guests.
As part of our accommodation package we also have two scooters and two bicycles available for rent and can help you organize other aspects of your time here in Bali. For example, there are many ceremonies (cremation, temple anniversary, births, weddings) happening around the Island every day, that we can help you to see if you wish.
With all our local knowledge we can take you to great Yoga classes, a traditional Balinese healer, or you may like to learn some traditional arts, such as Batik, painting, carving, dancing, music, etc.
There is so much to do in Ubud and we are very happy to help make your stay here a very memorable one.