About this listing
Only 4km from the centre of Ubud, but far from the bustling traffic, this is the perfect location for those wanting to understand traditional Balinese life or to just relax and enjoy the real Bali. Superb private room with kitchen available.
Experience the true Balinese life at our lovely homestay of the Wayan Manada family. You will have your own luxurious room, with private hot-shower bathroom. The room was finished in 2013, and made with local Balinese materials. You will have access to the courtyard, where you can relax and have a conversation with people from the family.
We can learn you about the local lifestyle. This includes cooking, Hindu religion and its ceremonies, traditional market and much more. Just tell us what interests you and we can show you around!
There is a fully equipped kitchen available. So you can pick up local produce at the market, and practise your Balinese cooking skills here! If you don't know how to cook Balinese, we can teach you!
Interaction with Guests
You stay with my family, so we will be there if you have questions or need anything. Since you have your own private room, you can decide how much interaction you want.
We stay outside Ubud, in a traditional village. in our village you can learn about the Balinese culture, we have a daily ceremony in our house. And you are welcome to join us for the temple ceremonies. We are happy to bring you to a traditional market to buy food and show you how to cook delicious local food. In the morning, we can go for a walk in the village by padi fields and up to Campuhan ridge for sunrise. In the night we can visit a night market to sample local street food. We will be happy to be your guide to visit other interesting attractions in Bali.
Our house is only 10 minutes from Ubud town centre. You can get a taxi or contact us. We will pick you up. We can arrange rental of cars and motorcycles. Parking is available at our house. We can pick you from the airport or anywhere in Bali for an extra charge.
Other Things to Note
We can provide lunch and dinner, both local and Italian cuisine. The price list is available upon request.
We respectfully request that you do not smoke inside the room. Smoking is allowed outdoors. Please do not throw toilet paper into the toilet bowl, but into the dustbin provided.
Your accommodation was very clean and comfortable - the outdoor shower was my favourite!
Thank you for taking us on a tour of Ubud and surrounds - we would never have been able to find all those amazing places alone, let alone fit it all in in such a short time.
Your home was by far my favourite of all the places I have stayed in Bali. You made us welcome from the moment we arrived and were always willing to go above and beyond to help.
Finally, your home offered great value. You said that you like to make sure your guests pay a reasonable price for anything they do while staying with you and you definitely made sure of that for us - even buying things for us where you knew you could get them cheaper than we would!
Thank you for having us and we would love to come back again!
Mandana Guesthouse was a real find. Everything described in Airbnb was correct. The room was really nice, clean and spacious. The outdoor shower was really nice with plenty of hot water
Wayan was the perfect host. Nothing seemed too much trouble for his guests. He is always happy to give his guests a lift into Ubud or one of the nearby restaurants.
I will return next time I am in Bali.
We had an enjoyable stay at Wayan's guest house. Wayan was a helpful host with plenty of information on Ubud. The cooked breakfast was always tasty and he even showed us Balinese cooking. The accommodation was quiet, clean and comfortable. We hired a scooter to access the restaurants and attractions in town.
Unfortunately I had to cancel my trip due to a volcanic explosion, but Wayan was an excellent communicator and was ready to pick me up from the airport whenever I arrived. I'm really disappointed that I wasn't able to make it this time, but I look forward to staying with Wayan and his family on my next trip.
Well Wayans Guesthouse is just a great place to stay at. I stayed in a big and clean room with a huge bed and a paradise like bathroom with the shower just outside under the sky. Wayan himself is just a very good guy who was always very helpful and – as I was travelling all by myself – would also join me when I went out for a beer at a local cafe the other night. I can definatly recommend this place and just want to say thanks for everything!
We stayed 2 nights at Manada Gueshouse. It was too short and we hoped we could have stayed longer because we loved it!
Day 1: We arrived at airport around 6.30 to 7pm. By then, the Bali sky was already dark! Sunset in Bali is earlier as compared to Singapore. Luckily, we arranged with Wayan beforehand to pick us up from airport. We felt so much that we were taken care of when we arranged for Wayan to pick us because we know we will reach the guesthouse safely and also don't need to worry about a taxi driver not being able to locate the place. Wayan then drove us to a local restaurant for dinner (Kamasan Café) and the food was great! We loved Wayan's recommendation.
Day 2: Wayan made us delicious breakfast! He was a chef last time and he has superb cooking skills. Breakfast started with a plate of fruits of many varieties! 5 different fruits! Then Wayan made us scrambled eggs with sautéed baby potatoes and tomato. Thinking about it right now makes me want to go back to stay at Manada guesthouse again! Morning was white water rafting (Ayung River) at 9am. We also pre-arranged this with Wayan before we went to Bali. Wayan help us to get the rafting tickets at a very reasonable price! Wayan drove us to the rafting place and he picked us up after the activity. Rafting at Ayung river is about 2.5 hours and lunch is included.
Then we went back to rest for awhile and then Wayan brought us around Ubud. We went to rice terrace, monkey forest, and 2 other stops along the way and he explained to us the significance of the places. At night, Wayan brought us to a local market to have Babi Guling. We loved going to the local market because we could try local food and get absorbed into the local culture, unlike dining at a tourist place. We were very happy about the places we went, the things we saw and the knowledge we gained. Wayan told us stories about Bali while driving between places.
Day 3: Breakfast started out with a plate of fruits, this time with different fruits. Wayan then made us pancakes this time, and the pancakes were filled with fruits too! We really loved his cooking. Then Wayan showed us the other guesthouses that he's building. We stayed at guesthouse number 1, behind this is guesthouse number 2. Both are the same size and same layout, so if you didn't managed to book number 1, you can book number 2. number 1 and 2 are for two people. The link is https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/5377026
Wayan also have another guesthouse that can host a family! The link for the very big room is https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/5424097
Wayan told us next time there will be a Yoga room and also Spa with a swimming pool. We are very happy and we will stay here again next time!
thank you my friend and your are my family now. we are very happy and enjoy stay with you. we hope can make better than now we have. all we do came from our guest. we have very good guest. they help us. give to us more experience. thank you again for your stay with our family
Wayan Manada, family
Nice and charming location in Payogan, close to Ubud. A real guesthouse, a place to feel at ease. Good breakfast with always a starter with delicious fresh food. Wayan is cook, driver, knows a lot about history and religions and is a wonderful help when you need him. To be with the locals is to be with this family.
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About the Host, Wayan
Hello, I am Wayan Manada and I grew up in the the village of Payogan, four km from Ubud. Our house far way from hustle.
We have four room for rent :
- Manada Guesthouse superb room 1.
This room for double bed, can stay one person or for couple. in this room ,
we have outdoor shower, you can see the moon and star. bed with
- Manada Guesthouse superb room 2.
This room for double bed, can stay one person or for couple. in this room,
we have outdoor shower. the room is the same like room no 1.
- Manada Guesthouse superb room 3.
This room for family one double bed and one single bed. can be three
single bed. this room can stay with one child and for couple. also can stay
- Manada guesthouse superb room 4.
This room for double room. can stay one person or for couple. also we
have hot shower. the same like other room.
We like to meet people from all over the world and we can to talk with you about our unique Balinese culture. Also, I like to help you with the activities that you would like to do to make the most of your stay.
And we can show you how to cook local food, we hope to see you one day!.