Stand alone thatched roof bungalow - Perfect for couples! Romantic, quaint one of a kind with hot water, power shower, modern toilet, a king size bed upstairs, private balcony and lots and lots of charm.
The Onion Collective is a unique collaborative, community living space in Ubud focused on creating real connections and positive impact.
Together our tribe is made of artists, creative thinkers, global nomads, digital and social entrepreneurs - you'll find more than a place to stay here - it's where you can connect and collaborate with others in an authentic way,
We have three individual and separate rooms/bungalows, in a tree filled garden setting right in the middle of south Ubud Town.
- Top Quality Linen and Beddings
- Hot/Cold Power showers
- Strong, reliable wifi internet access
- 2 min walk to the Yoga Barn
- Walking distance to restaurants, shops, supermarkets, spas & the Monkey Forest.
- Scooter and bike hire available on-site
We also operate a funky Bohemian Asian fusion tapas lounge and bar out the front - The Delicious Onion with events and live music throughout the week!
Interaction with Guests
We live on site and welcome you to fully participate as part of the Onion Collective!
We love Ubud! Please feel free to ask us about any tips and things to do around the area. It's a special place and there is something for everyone.
Other Things to Note
This Space will only be available till end March 2015
Airbnb at its best.
Mark is a great host, warm and super friendly. The whole Onion Collective is a wonderful space, welcoming, funky, geeky, artistic. Mark introduced me to his parents that happened to be visiting and other guests, and we had many good chats in the evenings. I would have extended my stay if I'd had the time.
On Tuesdays and Wednesday, there's open mic with a couple of people playing some mellow guitar (and the occasional hippie holding forth about universal love and wisdom in the cosmic "light language").
The Yoga Barn is very near, and so are many nice restaurants. I ended up eating here frequently though - the menu is short, but tasty (try the Kampung Girl, a refreshing drink with Juma (turmeric, Kurkuma), or the breakfast Burrito).
I stayed in different rooms: some are quite basic, but very cozy. The architecture is relatively open, so be prepared for a few critters - that's what the huge mosquito net over the bed is for, plus Mark provides mosquito coils etc.
My stay happened to intersect with Nyepi, the Balinese new year, where everything shuts down and you're require to stay inside the whole day. Mark and Joy cooked tasty and healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for all guests in the newly built co-working space, and we had a lovely day of reflection and talking, including a symbolic burning of evil demons and an ad-hoc graduation of a guest that had just completed a degree, but couldn't attend the ceremony.
To conclude, this is not luxury (though Mark's building a swimming pool right now!), but community. Great for lone travellers, as they'll be integrated quickly, as well as couples or groups. Use as a base for exploring Ubud, or hang around and chat/study/work.
Mark and Joy were amazingly welcoming hosts. I was quite comfortable in the Love Shack. I highly suggest ordering the Ahi Dragon Bowl in the Onion Restaurant, as it was absolutely delicious! I look forward to staying here again in the future.
Our stay at the Loveshack was great. We had a nice welcoming reception by Mark and Joy. The Loveshack is beautiful, it feels like a romantic treehouse but then with the luxury you need. The place was kept clean and we had a water refill every day. In our five days we had two especially rainy days. A little rainwater washed into the bathroom and our clothes were a bit wet. Mark covered it up the next day to prevent any more leaking, which was really nice. We also enjoyed some great food and live music at the Delicious Onion.
On the downside: when we needed to go to a doctor, we tried to ask the personnel for information and unfortunately they couldn't really understand nor help us. Some of the personnel are better in English so we just had bad luck I guess. Except for that and the bad weather we had an awesome time and felt very welcome and at ease. Thanks Mark and Joy and we'll see you on friday!
The Onion Collective is a wonderful place!! Mark and ALL the crew are lovely and chilled and relaxed and happy and welcoming and we felt at home straight away. So relaxed there. We had an awesome little balcony that we would sit on and drink tea and listen to the soft tunes of good music wafting up our little staircase. Great chill out zone in their open restaurant/bar. Great food. Try the stuffed sushi and the chicken cups, delicious! They have an open mike night every Tuesday/Wednesday which is full of good, happy people playing/singing good happy music. Even if you aren't staying there it is worth coming down to hang out have dinner there, listen to the music.. The staff are so helpful and full of smiles and there to answer any questions. They made up our bed every day which we didn't expect and it was lovely to come home to.
All round a great place, we are going back there after 2 days in another place cause we love it so much and it feels like a home away from home!
Thanks Mark and EVERYONE there!
Mark is a great host, and genuinely cool and kind person. I loved my room, wish I could've stayed longer.
The Love Shack at the Onion Collective was my first stop on a long term trip around Asia. Since it was my first big solo travel experience I wanted to make sure it was a safe, comfortable place and was assured that the doors locked which was a concern for me. I ended up staying at the place for 5 days out of the total month I was to be there and was a nervous wreck at the end of it. The door didn't lock, and neither did the next one in the second room I was moved to. The Love Shack was a little on the wild side for me, a dead rat greeted me on the second day (just after they exterminated), and the dogs and a cat would come into the place through a sizable hole near the door. After not feeling comfortable in there I was moved to another room but the problems continued, for instance tripping over an exposed water pipe in the yard at night after they apparently dug them up during the day. (The area has since been landscaped nicely). After moving to a new room I didn't have a towel or toilet paper for two days and the staff couldn't find them so I bought my own. After complaining and saying I wanted to leave I was issued a good refund, then told that they never had so many problems and that I brought a bad spirit into the place! What really happened I think is that it was the perfect storm of unfortunate events and a skeleton staff (someone had apparently just left) that were the real issues. I think Mark has a great vision for the place for for a new female solo traveler it was all too much. My friends staying in different rooms had a much better experience with their stay. So I am not advising people against staying here, just hoping this feedback will help things improve as it can really be a cool artist space and community.
WE LOVE THE ONION COLLECTIVE!! Every single detail was perfect, from our room to the restaurant to Ubud overall. But most importantly our kind hosts treated us as their own. I would be more than happy to call Mark my friend and hope to retain the friendship. The Onion is beautiful and romantic and in a perfect location, and the events they have going on most nights felt so inclusive and welcoming, in addition to enhancing our Ubud experience. Our hosts also invited us to their friend's party and introduced us to even more lovely people. We can't say enough good things. We will be back solely on the strength of the collective overall.
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Hey there! Welcome to the tribe!
At the Onion we aim to provide an inspiring space for people from all walks of life to come together and connect, play, co-live and co-create under one roof. We're passionate about engaging travellers with the cultural heart and soul of Bali, while creating positive impact for the local community. Check out theonionco[(website hidden) for more about the collective.
We'd love for you to drop by the Onion and hang out with us - grab a drink, eat great food, share ideas, run a workshop, have some fun, rest your head - this is your tribe!