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#3 WORLD TRAVELER'S STUDIO by RIVER

Entire home/apt
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds

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- BEDROOM+1(child)FUTON-WIFI up to 10Mb
- CLEAN&COMFY
- BKFAST incl
- HOTWATER SHOWER-WesternWc
- KITCHN+FRIDGE
- TERACE+Garage
- 100M from RIVER&GREEN BELT
- ARTSY DECO+ESSENTIAL OILS+INCENSE+CANDLES,SARONGS...
- ON-CALL MASSAGE

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BED with MOSQUITO NETT. GOOD READING LIGHTS. OWN DESIGNED BEDLINEN. TOWELS, SARONGS, SOAP, SHAMPOO PROVIDED

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The Space
Property type: House
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $5 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $5
Security Deposit: $99
Cancellation: Strict

Description

House Rules

Safety Features
None
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

CABINET FOR YOUR CLOTHES. LARGE MIRROR. FRESHLY PAINTED ROOM. BATIK COTTON BED COVER

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23 Reviews

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August 2015

August 2015
Tini
Response from Tini:

From the online translation:
"Very nice little room with all the amenities : kettle, stove, cutlery, tea, coffee , etc. The only negative is the room of a 10-15 minute drive from Ubud , but a taxi ride is about 4-5 $ ."
Thank you for the nice comment, as our Studio offers a kitchen with all equipment.
Yet we DO recommend renting a Scooter (60K Rp/Day = 5USD) that offers much independence OR an "OJEK" (taxi Moto) at 30K Rp (= 2USD) - as mentioned in the Listing.

August 2015

August 2015

July 2015
Tini
Response from Tini:

Our Listing for "World Traveller Studio" #3 and #4 gives various informations, meant for people who come to Bali or S/E Asia for the first time.
It is based on experiences shared by foreign guests, who have no idea that
Bali does not have street names & sign posts at every junction;
Houses rarely have clear visible numbers; even and odd numbers rarely exist; some streets show twice the same number;
street lights do not always work properly at night, etc
We do indeed recommend to book with our drivers, we feel it is safer, yet adding "it is entirely up to you".

- "I wanted a view over the valley”
copy/paste from the listing:
“the Studio is located in the inner yard” and "Gorgeous River AYUNG, jungle, via community steps, is 100M away”
- Location:
copy/paste: "The main street is busy (usually active 6.30-9.30am & 5-6pm): tourism has increased in Bali and so has traffic. Sounds from the street are perceived in different ways, depending on people: some are annoyed, others dont mind. Testimonial:
"I would simply start my day early and would retire accordingly. At such low budget, i wouldn’t bother: Great value”
(Carolin, Writer, Yoga and Meditation practicioner, 2 Mnths at the "World Traveller Studio’) "

- Privacy:
copy/paste: “shared kitchenette, fridge, gas cooker on the terrace, shared garage”
+ photos showing the kitchen set up on the terrace, between Studio 3 & 4. Our guests enjoy chatting with their neighbors, sharing travel tips etc.
The "parking lot" is indeed a space for car: under a nice Bamboo porch covered with green climber plants, passion fruit, yellow ‘alamanda’ flowers, potted plants, a stone Buddha head, a large Ganesha statue.
We will definitely add a photo now.
Bikes are "not allowed to park in front of the units". It is a “Please dont”.
Our studios are simple but clean and well maintained with a great service, for “travellers, digital nomads & Backpackers on a budget” -

Video camera:
‘controlling every step you do”, "You are supervised with cameras!”
copy/paste:
"For extra safety, our place is under video control" .
Other people express an entirely different opinion:
"I stayed at this studio and its perfect for a single woman traveler, quiet, safe and cozy.” (Del, New Zealand).
The camera is felt by our guests as a service to ensure safety.

Cat:
mentioned in the listing and In “Photos” section. Copy/paste:
“A friendly visitor, Mister Peanut, rescued from the street, now turned into a flamboyant cool tiger. Will say hello and check your bags.."

Check-In time: mentioned in the listing: “from 2PM”.
The house keepers need time between check out and in, to clean, do the laundry, refill the fridge, put fresh flowers, etc . Anyone who would ask to arrive
earlier is welcome to drop their luggage, and if the Studio is ready, to settle in.

Cancellation:
Tini's message considered as “disrespectful and awful; just terrible!!!“
(Tini used capitals, true, sorry. In Europe it is seen as "shouting" whereas here, it is meant to enhance an information):
Tini: "Yvonne, We didnt realise you had left, cause our Staff was OFF for GALUNGAN. YOU MUST CANCEL immediately via AirBNb. This way, the calendar is “available" again, chance to get a guest, and refund you"
and "this was your request in your note.”
Yvonne: "..I had other priorities, but your tone is disrespectful and awful; just terrible!!!

- The "staff is very rude", "has no manners”.. "without any consideration"
Other guests give praise to them: "Tini was extremely helpful in answering all my questions, and took a great deal of thought in responding to my requests for information." (Simon, Australia / JAN 2015)
“… a helpful and fascinating woman who has so much knowledge - I could have sat and spoken to her for my entire trip! She have me some great tips and I feel so lucky I have picked this place to stay." (Benedicte, UK / JAN 2015)

Prior to Ms Yvonne's arrival, we were contacted by "her driver", sent ahead of time he said, to "control the place". We welcomed him, offered a cup of tea, gave him a tour.
He made a video of the Studio: bathroom, bedroom, terrace and surroundings.
For a reason that we dont understand, this person was asked to introduce himself as “Yvonne’s driver” athough he is a member of her family. We mention this only because our guest states that we are “lying" and are "control freaks”.
It seems that maybe a feeling of anger biased the comment, as refund could not be done in spite of our recommendation (twice) to proceed with cancellation via AirBnB.
We have dismissed every point here. We leave it to our guests to appreciate.

July 2015

June 2015
Tini
Response from Tini:

THANK YOU JESSE for acknowledging our efforts to make the WORLD TRAVELER STUDIO a comfy place, with great services and attention to details such as good reads, artsy deco, incense, candles, sarongs, fresh flowers, fruit basket, essential oils and a lot of updated infos about Ubud. Come back any time, you were a very lovely guest to exchange with, respectful of our House keepers and of our space.

June 2015

May 2015
Tini
Response from Tini:

MOST 5 STAR VILLAS have an "open style" bathroom... with NO roof, in the open air! thats what ppl love!
Our Bathroom DOES have a roof...
this is a TROPICAL country, hot, humid, INSECTS are ALIVE -
we keep our place super clean, using SPRAYS with ESSENTIAL OILS (NOT toxic Baygon) efficient and yes, it may happen that an insect or a lizard (or a mouse, after all, Bali DOES have RICE terraces...! ) escape our attention, so what to do? 'sterilize'' the jungle out there.... ?
THE WIFI ? FROM 10 JUNE 2015 has BEEN UPGRADED at high cost TO OPTIC FIBER WITH 10 MEGABITE so that there is NO problem connecting -
SCOOTERS are a great way of exploring the area, even if you are right down town... and you of course DO want to see RICE TERRACES (and these are NOT down town ubud..hehe) or TEMPLES, water falls, rivers, country life is just OUTSIDE Ubud --
WELCOME TO WORLD TRAVELLERS who have a sense of adventure when away from their confort zone...
such great price, great location, good comfort, kitchenette, super WIFI, what more can we offer?
Happy to welcome you here again -

May 2015

April 2015

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About the Host, Tini

Tini
Ubud, Indonesia
Member since November 2011
Response rate: 97% (past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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