About This Listing
Our moon room is the favourite room of our guests. It has a beautiful semi open bathroom with bathtub and a terrace looking to the herbal garden and small fish pond in front.
Balila guesthouse has 5 rooms in different locations.
All 5 rooms are lovely furnished, have hot water, fan and a private terrace looking into a green garden.
We provide in all our rooms filtered drinking water to refill your bottles 24hrs.
Our moon room is attached to our family house,where we live all the year.
It has its own bathroom and little terrace looking out to the garden.
Moon room has a queen size double bed, fan and hot water shower and bath tub in the semi open bathroom.
This room has the best wifi signal!
Please be aware that we live with the nature here and that it can happen that a gecko or frog visits you!
This listing is for the moon room only!
Please look and book separately for our 4 other rooms:
In the back garden are 2 rooms (purple and orange) next to each other in a little house that is surrounded from a tropical garden. Both rooms have their own semi open bathrooms with hot showers.
'Hanuman Bungalow' is a little separated bungalow, with a little kitchen and a daybed on its terrace.
The Kingfisher hut is int he same area like the purple and orange room but is its own little wooden cottage.
We serve healthy breakfast and try to be environment friendly as much as possible.
The next and biggest yoga center (yoga barn) is only 7 min. walking distance away.
In our street are many international restaurants, galleries, mini markets, ATM s and art shops.
The famous 'ARMA Museum' is our direct neighbor.
Our location is very close to the center but we are still surrounded from a tropical jungle with lots of birds, butterflies and frogs.
My husband is also a driver and tour guide and he can bring you around all Bali.
With our knowledge about this island we can help you to find the best places!
The family consist of the parents (from Austria and Bali), a little girl, 1 dog and 1 cat.
Please come and have look!
Ubud tourism focuses on culture, yoga and nature. In contrast to the main tourist area in southern Bali, the Ubud area has forests, rivers, cooler temperatures and less congestion although traffic has increased dramatically in the 21st century. A number of smaller "boutique"-style hotels are located in and around Ubud, which commonly offer spa treatments or treks up Ubud's mountains.
We have an open kitchen in our main house which guests can use if they want to.
There is also parking space for motorbikes and cars.
Interaction with Guests
We are most of the time at home and can provide lots of information to our guest.
We are located next to the ARMA museum and so you can listen to their daily dance performances for free!
This is a cultural Must for Bali visitors!
But don't worry, it lasts only 1 hour and ends around 8.30pm.
We can provide airport pick ups, other transports and tours for our guests.
We do not allow to smoke inside the rooms, but on the terrace its no problem!
Please refill your drinking bottles with the water we provide so we all can reduce the plastic bottles on the island!
Staying at Balila was beyond my expectations. It felt like coming home. Birgit, Lila, Made, Wayang & Ayu made are all so warm & lovely. (also happy to meet Zach, Annelous and Debbie - meow) I extended my trip with 5 nights and I could easily stayed a few more weeks. I hope you have space when I'm back in Ubud. And I will definitely check out Ahmed. Thank you all. Love, Imara
Zu Beginn haben wir uns nicht sehr Willkommen gefühlt. Haben eine halbe Stunde darauf gewartet das Birgit zu uns runter kam. Ein paar Sachen waren komisch denn wir hatten vorher nachgefragt ob wir dort was waschen können und es wurde uns bestätigt. Als wir dort ankamen hieß es dann das wir in die Wäscherei sollen. (Dort sind mir dann unglücklicherweise noch Sachen abhanden gekommen).
Haben eine Tour mit Birgits man gemacht. Sehr schön und wirklich empfehlenswert! ! Das Frühstück war sehr lecker! Und es sind viele Restaurants, Bars und Markt in der nähe!
hallo Eva, tut mir leid dass ihr euch nicht gleich willkommen gefuehlt habt!
ich bin zur Zeit immer nur kurz in Ubud und habe daher sehr viel zu tun,und war gerade sehr beschaeftigt als ihr angekomemn seid. Bin aber sofort, als ich fertig war, runter zu euch. Normalerweise macht unsere Wayan ja schon alles alleine, auch die Geaste bergruessen, also war es fuer mich gar nicht notwendig.
Ich habe euch geschrieben dass ihr selber eure Waesche wachsen koennt,nicht dass wir das machen,aber auch dass ich empfehle zu einer Laundry zu gehen. Sorry,dass das ein Missverstaendnis war!
Hoffe, dass es trotzdem ein schoener Aufenthalt bei uns war
사진에서 보는 그대로 였어요. 정말.
사진과 똑같은 침실과 화장실, 그리고 테라스. 제가 가장 좋아한 곳은 테라스에요. 독립적이면서도 외롭지 않은 테라스에서 정말 편안한 시간을 보냈어요. 화장실은 사진에서 보듯 개방형인데 매력있어요. 바람, 비 소리를 들으면서 샤워하는 것은.
일주일동안 편안했어요. 고맙습니다.
Moon room and your house was very comfortable place to me. Especially I like sitting on the terrace, and listening to rain. Breakfast is very good, too.
Thank you, Birgit and Wayan!
Thank you for one week.
Balila is an awesome place to stay in Ubud. I stayed longer than I intended too. Very friendly staff. Everyone is very helpful and friendly
The breakfast is tasty. It is also close to the yoga barn. The rooms are set back from the street so it's quiet
The Arma arts centre is next door with a beautiful garden and tasty food
I really liked the place and would definitely recommend it.
I am also spending some time at Balia beach which is amazing. So wire and peaceful compared to busy Ubud. The place is newly built with a lot of attention to detail. And very worth while a visit
I had a pleasant stay at Balila. The moon room looked exactly like the photos. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was spacious. At night though, i was visited by a gecko and a frog. Both harmless. And they added to the charm of the place as it was simple yet very nature friendly. Breakfast was good also. I had a fruit smoothie every morning which was freshly prepared together with coffee, eggs and toast with homemade jam. I made a few friends at Balila as well, solo travelers like myself. I would recommend Balila, esp as everything is walking distance in Ubud. If you do not like to walk, renting a motorbike to get around would be more convenient for you. Made, Birgit's husband, was also kind enough to hook us up with a car which we rented for 2 days for a good price. If you are looking for a simple yet comfortable stay, Balila is the place for you.
This was my first experience and stay in Ubud. The room was quiet and peaceful with a gorgeous bathroom. Hot/cold water with a bathtub. A beautiful private patio where you could hang and write. The hosts were extremely pleasant and helpful with my questions. They do have a house dog that's getting a little old and growls sometimes which I wasn't a fan of. Breakfast was delicious with the best home made jam I have ever had. It's close enough to walk to, my favorite, the Yoga Barn and Monkey Forest. I would recommend staying at this place. It was a nice introduction to Ubud.
I feel so fortunate to have chosen Balila for my stay in Bali. I stayed for 10 days at the artistically designed Ubud Guesthouse and for 3 days in a brand new villa overlooking the ocean, at the magical Amed Beach Resort!
Made picked me up from the airport with a big smile and later in the week gave me a private tour. Made is from Bali, so he knows all the best places to see that aren't filled with tourists. Birgit has been living in Bali for 12 years so she is a wealth of information on everything. I highly recommend asking her for guidance, as all her recommendations were awesome! She seemed to know exactly what I like.
Their staff at both places have a passion for heartfelt service and making sure you have everything you need. The kitchen is open for gathering and good conversation, they give you advice on where to go for spa treatments, shopping, touring, eating, etc; yet when you want privacy and to be alone, no one will ever bother you in your room.
I chose Balila because it was a 7 minute walk from Yoga Barn, walking distance to Monkey Forest and many shops and restaurants off the three main roads. I was travelling solo and didn't have an international drivers license, nor did I know how to ride a motorbike, so getting around on foot was key. Anytime I needed to go further an easy taxi via motorbike or car was right around the corner.
I spent the first 5 days doing my own thing in peace and quiet then later opened up and met other solo travelers and couples there. I even enjoyed a day out and about with each of the three solo travelers that I met. Seems the "right" people with something in common all tend to come to Balila intuitively.
The rooms and land are exactly as the photos described. Very open, spacious, awesome bathrooms and jungle surrounding, but what you can't see is the family vibe that is held sacredly by Birgit, Made, their beautiful daughter Lila, the staff and animals on the land. The cats and geckos are the best! Thank you all for your devotion.
It was an honor to stay at both Balila locations, become friends with the hosts, staff and fellow travelers and I look forward to returning when it's in the flow to visit Bali again!
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About the Host, Birgit
we are a mixed family with Birgit, originally from Austria, Made her husband from Bali and Lila our beautiful daughter.
Birgit lives and loves in Bali already 11 years and enjoys every minute.
At the moment we have 1 dog, 1 cat and 4 chickens, but that can change all the time.
We are renting 5 rooms in and around our family house, which is surounded by a tropical jungle in the middle of Ubud.
Made is also offering transports and tours around Bali and will offer his big knowledge about Bali and its culture.
Wayan is our helper and the the 'real' boss in the house, because she prepares the breakfast, cleans the rooms and helps out wherever she can
Whatever you want to know about Bali ,we will try to give you the right answer.
Hope to see you soon in our little family compound!!!