About This Listing
- BEDROOM + 1FUTON + WIFI 10Mb!
- CLEAN N COMFY
- BASIC BKFAST incl
- HOTWATER SHOWER + WesternWc
- 100M RIVER, GREEN BELT+SWIM POOL
- ARTSY DECO+ESSENTIAL OILS+INCENSE+CANDLES,SARONGS...
- ON-CALL MASSAGE
BED with MOSQUITO NETT. GOOD READING LIGHTS. OWN DESIGNED BEDLINEN. TOWELS, SOAP, SHAMPOO PROVIDED
- STUDIO+1FUTON -- with OPTIC FIBER 10Mb WIFI!
- CHEAP, CLEAN N COMFY
- BASIC BKFAST incl
- HOT WATER BATHRM, Western Toilet
- KITCHEN, FRIDGE
- TERRACE, Garage
- 100M to RIVER, GREEN BELT + SWIM POOL
- ARTSY DECO, ESSENTIAL OILS, INCENSE, CANDLES...
- ON-CALL MASSAGE
BED 1.40M wide + 1 Pers FUTON
CLEAN, simple, artsy, confortable
- KITCHENETTE, BIG FRIDGE
- Terrace with SOFA
- Covered Garage
Perfect for WORLD TRAVELLERS:
save on eating out!
- Just 3-4Km from Ubud center, 10min by Scooter
- 100M from River Ayung Green Belt protected area
- Studio RECENTLY RENOVATED w/ great OPTIC FIBER 10Mb WIFI -
the place is simple yet comfortable,
perfect for BackPackers and travellers on a budget -
-- The MAIN STREET is busy (usually active from 6-9AM then 4-7PM): tourism has increased in Bali and so has traffic. Sounds from the Street are perceived in different ways, depending on people: some feel disturbed, others dont mind: "I would simply start my day early and would retire accordingly. At such low budget, i wouldnt bother: Great value" (Carolin, Writer, Yoga and Meditation practicioner, spent 2 Mnths at the "World Traveller Studio')
- Our Album dispays photos CERTIFIED by AIRBNB (No photoshop) and a MAP to better locate us - UBUD is just 3.5Km away - Have a look...
Bed is 1.40M wide with BRAND NEW SPRING Mattress,
Cabinet, shelvings, Book collection
ART on walls
- hot water shower, western toilet
- washbasin, shelvings
BIG Fridge - 1 fire Gas cooker
Basic kitchen ware
Spring Mineral Water, coming from local spring, running across a temple, blessed by the priest (dispenser 20L jug: 25,000Rp) - no fluorides!
- GARAGE: covered
Drop off/pick up personal laundry
On call Massage
SCOOTER Rental (5USD/Day, 2 helmets, discount after 1 wk)
On Call "OJEK" (taxi-moto)
On Call Car/driver (airport transfer 29USD as of Jan 2015, tours..)
"Spirit Journeys" :
visiting Spiritual Healers, shamans, ClairVoyant (via the UbudSpiritBali site)
- "DownHill Cycling" Tours accompanied by a Balinese instructor/Guide
- Bed linen, towels, kitchen linen
- Shampoo, Shower Gel, Toilet paper
- Essential Oils,
- candles, incense,
- simple basic BREAKFAST, included in the rental price, consists of:
Tea, Coffee grown in Bali, sugar, creamer, cereal mix portions, Welcome FRUIT BASKET on arrival -
- Snacks, juices, Drinks in the Fridge (following marked prices)
- any extra food (Bread, butter, free-range eggs, milk, yogurt, ham...) : please ask, the house keeper will shop it for you at local prices
- Personal Laundry pick up/ drop off service within 24Hrs (washed, ironed, folded, packaged): billed and delivered at yr Studio.
- Folder: with MAPS & lots of infos:
places to see,
where to eat, food delivery,
art /yoga classes / outdoor activities
Museums and Art Galleries,
updated events, concerts, performances..
PROTECTED GREEN BELT:
- Gorgeous RIVER AYUNG 100m away, via community steps
- Rice terraces
- Pavilions along the river banks,
- trekking lane
- holly shrine,
- sacred spring blessed by the priest,
- bathing area,
- white water rafting
- SWIMMING POOLS:
various places, 3-10 mins away, some with individual pavilions in a large park ("Bali Wood") for a small fee (about 2USD, all day lounge chair)
REVIEWS from previous Guests at the STUDIO:
Benedicte, UK / JAN 2015 :
... " I had a beautiful and special stay at studio 3. It is a cozy little room, thoughtfully decorated with wonderful little things to make anyone feel right at home. Marie is 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. I would stay again and again". Thank you.
Simon, Australia / JAN 2015 :
.... " I stayed at the World Traveler Studio in Jan 2015. The place was as described, small, but very comfortable clean and cosy. Also as described, the place is a little bit of a trip from the main centre of town, which I liked, but it is still very easy to get around".
Tini was extremely helpful in answering all my questions, and took a great deal of thought in responding to my requests for information.
I found Ubud to be a little busier than I expected it to be but I still had a good time, and I recommend this accommodation for anyone wishing to visit."
Del, New Zealand /APR 2014:
... "The first few days were handled by the housekeepers, both Made and Nyoman the two Balinese were very helpful to me.
Then the host shared many tips with me and helped out accordingly.
I stayed at the studio 3 and its perfect for a single woman traveler. It is quiet and cozy.
This place is a bit tucked away from the Ubud center and would recommend to rent OJEK service: a Taxi-Moto.
My ojek even took me on his mortorbike to the Eastern side of the island, very cool. Thanks to everyone there!"
FULL ACCESS TO STUDIO & its own terrace,
shared kitchen/Fridge, garage
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.
- Art galleries & Artists Ateliers,
- YOGA studios,
- Traditional healers, shamans, paranormals;
- local food stalls,
- fruit/veg market
- night market
- Five star resorts
- international crowd of artists & designers,
- cafes (Raw, veg, western, Indonesian foods; exotic fruit sherbet Parlour),
- Ayung River, wide and beautiful,
- Green School (entirely built in innovative Bamboo architecture; see their website)
- Botanic Gardens
- Monkey Forest temple
- 12th Century temple
-Bird and Reptile Park
ARMA, Neka, Puri Lukisan,
Mask and Puppets,
Rudana (jewellery) ...
you can walk,
but remember this is a tropical country,
hot, humid, hilly...
Own transport preferred
- AUTOMATIC SCOOTER (or Motorbike)
about 5USD/day (includes helmet + rain coat) Discount after 1 wk
- "OJEK" (Taxi-Moto):
ride to town. about 2-3USD/ride depending on distance
(for those who dont want to drive)
to/from airport/Ubud/any place in Bali:
about 29USD as of Jan 2015
safe, reliable, English speaking .
please send yr FLIGHT DETAILS - if you like us to organise this for you.
Let us know yr Transport needs in advance
- Bring your Int Driving License + personal health insurance
Other Things to Note
Be respectful of Balinese culture:
wear a sarong,
long sleeved shirt/blouse,
a scarf around the waist ( as is the tradition here)
Avoid bare shoulders, singlets, tank-tops, shorts, bermudas,
specially when going to a temple/ceremony/ritual (or at a Traditional healer/shaman)
- bring a Flash Light
- Int Driving License
-> OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS:
- JUNGALOW TREE TOP LOFT,
OVER JUNGLE RIVER VALLEY, GARDEN
- JUNGALOW TREE TOP HOME,
2nd Floor, Over River Valley and jungle
- SHAKTI COLONIAL STYLE HOUSE,
OVER JUNGLE AND RICE PADDIES
- HOUSE w/ SPACIOUS TERRACE OVER JUNGLE (SOLO)
- Two STUDIOS for backpackers, comfy and cosy, kitchen and fridge, near River:
- WORLD TRAVELLER STUDIO #3,
- WORLD TRAVELLER STUDIO #4,
- GUEST ROOM IN WRITER'S VILLA (MAYA), Terrace, garden, Green Belt, by River, for Solo Female Traveller
Here BELOW please find a few WISE ADVICES FOR YOU...
OUR ADDRESS + LOCATION + CONTACT Numbers = SEE BELOW
For ALL your TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS (Airport pick up, Car-Driver - SCOOTER Rental, OJEK TAXI-MOTO, etc):
KINDLY please FILL IN THE FORM as given in HOUSE MANUAL (COPY and PASTE onto your BROWSER) :
also, See in HOUSE MANUAL: "SPIRIT JOURNEYS" via (website hidden) =
Visiting Shamans and Healers:
if interested, pls FILL IN the form (COPY AND PASTE into yr browser):
-- INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENSE
-- PERSONAL INSURANCE.
-- HARD COPY OF YR PASSPORT(S)
USEFUL ADVICES HERE FOR ALL OUR GUESTS: apologies for using capital letters...
GETTING HERE: FROM & TO THE AIRPORT (OR from-to ANY PLACE IN BALI…)
allows you a smooth arrival; he HAS THE KEYS! — He has our PRIVATE NR — he knows all the short cuts -
We ADVISE to book with him, whether you arrive in the DAY TIME or SPECIALLY if you ARRIVE LATER than 4PM (our Staff is then OFF) —
— AirBNB Hosting does NOT offer services like a regular Hotel: NO RECEPTION OPEN 24/7! -- Our EMPLOYEES have a Schedule and days OFF to be respected and honoured! -- BE SPECIALLY AWARE of this IF you are ARRIVING AFTER 4PM -- OR -- ON A Week-End —
— PLEASE NOTE:
1/ BALI does NOT have STREET NAMES at every junction! —
2/ HOUSES SELDOM HAVE CLEAR & VISIBLE NUMBERS! —
3/ EVEN & ODD NUMBERS (LIKE IN WESTERN COUNTRIES) ARE NOT A CONCERN HERE! SOME STREETS SHOW TWICE THE SAME NUMBER! OR Nr 24 will be followed by Nr 103 ! —
4/ LATE ARRIVALS MIGHT FIND NO STREET LAMPS WORKING PROPERLY & A DESERTED AREA WITH NO-ONE TO HELP -- OR PEOPLE WHO NEVER HEARD ABOUT THE PLACE! —
5/ CELL PHONE SIGNAL AND INTERNET CAN BE 'PATCHY' AND UNRELIABLE (this is Bali!) - WE APOLOGISE FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO GUARANTY AN ANSWER TO SMS, CALLS OR EMAILS PAST 8PM —
6/ A DRIVER found in Denpasar, Kuta or Seminyak - MIGHT BE UNABLE TO LOCATE THE PLACE, TAKING YOU UP AND DOWN THE ROAD IN VAIN (experienced by one Guest who said: “Cheap deal with a Driver found in Kuta turned out to be a "cheat deal” ! It was well past 11Pm and he proved to be unable to locate the house and drop us safely!"
-- 7/ OWNER & Employees DO NOT LIVE ON-SITE — therefore, for OBVIOUS SAFETY REASONS, WILL NOT give to an unknown driver INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE KEYS..
—) FOR ALL THESE REASONS WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND OUR DEAR GUESTS to rather travel with OUR OWN DRIVER. A SAFE, RELIABLE & SMOOTH WAY TO ARRIVE. HE KNOWS THE ADDRESS! HE HAS OUR PRIVATE NUMBER. HIS FEE is THE SAME as ANY OTHER DRIVER (29USD = 350,000RP from Airport to Ubud, paid directly to him). -- PLEASE contact us AHEAD OF TIME to ARRANGE YOUR TRANSFER --
—) OUR ADDRESS (also in HOUSE MANUAL)
24 Jalan Raya SAYAN, U B U D
- contact (phone number hidden)
- our lane is marked by a LARGE number 24, very visible, and OUR LOGO in Black &White: a BIRD AND A HEART.
Motorbikes: Please park neatly in the first Garage, right side of the lane. YOUR STUDIO is on the RIGHT SIDE, large Number PRINTED on the wall.
=> DIRECTIONS, Landmarks, distances: N/W of Ubud, 3-4Km away from Ubud Royal Palace, on MAIN STREET SAYAN (West side, along River AYUNG) = PAST PENESTANAN VILLAGE, 500m north of "FOUR SEASONS" 5-Star Resort / 300m north of "SAYAN TERRACE" (same side of street) - 50m North of "GAYA GELATO" & “CIBO" Restaurant / 150m South of "SAYAN AYU" (opposite side of Str) - 800M South of "AMANDARI" 5-Star Resort (Same side)
- KEYS: Door is unlocked, KEYS on the table inside.
-- IF you have any problems while in transit to the destination, delayed plane, etc,
—) CONTACT ASAP :
1/ YOUR DRIVER (his data has been sent to you after your booking of our Driver; we have two different drivers) --
(phone number hidden) (Cell + WhatsApp) --
(phone number hidden) (OFFICE 9AM - 6PM) --
4/ EMAIL: (email hidden) --
Our main and only rule ? "MINDFULNESS IS HAPPINESS"......
Yet, experience being a teacher … we have to set up a few points here, PLEASE READ carefully and PRINT or SAVE….:
— COMPULSORY UPON ARRIVAL: Police declaration for ALL foreigners requires a HARD COPY of your passport (OR hand written data) + 25.000RP, that is 2USD/person staying in the listing (including children) --
- SPRING MINERAL WATER, 20L JUG: 25.000RP (2USD) — or bring your own Bottle (yet, more plastic to dispose of, and 1Liter costs about 3.000Rp in any shop!) —
— LOST KEYS are charged 20USD -
MINDFULNESS - is about RESPECT and CONSIDERATION of OTHERS and of the ENVIRONMENT --
Please share our ECO-FRIENDLY approach:
— Switch OFF LIGHTS AND FANS before going out !
— Be conservative with your use of WATER, a very precious resource here. --
— SMOKING allowed OUTSIDE only. Please dispose your cigarettes in an ashtray, thank you--
— LOCK YOUR ROOM DOOR, close your window whenever going out -- KEEP YOUR VALUABLES inside the CABINET, rather than in plain sight - (we feel this goes without saying, but would like to mention it anyway).
— Bring a FLASH LIGHT with you if you will be coming or going after dark. --
— OUR BEDDINGS are in very good state. STAINED Mattress, Pillows or cushions will be charged accordingly.
— "MINI BAR” : SNACKS and DRINKS (provided in the fridge) to be settled in Cash RP, following marked prices. Your payment left in the Studio (for our House Keeper) Thank you.
— BREAKFAST: Provided by us consists of : TEA, Bali grown Coffee, Creamer, Sugar, Cereal Mix portions, “Welcome Fruit Basket” - For any other EXTRA FOOD (Bread, butter, eggs, milk, ham, yogurt, etc) Kindly please ASK US before arrival date. Our House Keeper will do the shopping, charged at local price.
— PETS: We LOVE them. Yet We reserve the right to ALLOW them on the property. TALK to us first, TKS --
— SAFETY: OPEN FLAMES (candles, incense, oil burners..) : make sure to put them on a metal/glass plate. NEVER leave them unattended for obvious safety reasons, for yourself as well as others - THIS IS ALSO valid FOR THE GAS COOKER.
- ELECTRICITY, Water, and Internet service: while these are all 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 and does NOT constitute a valid reason for cancelling with the expectation of a refund. We appreciate your understanding regarding this.
— SCOOTER RENTAL --
We recommend MR NYOMAN, a reputable company. Consider $5USD/day - UPON REQUEST, ahead of time, please, it will be delivered upon arrival, with Helmet and raincoat; payment and contract settled directly with Mr Nyoman upon delivery (NOT with us, this is a “complimentary service” offered by us to our Guests).
- BRINGING with you ALL DATA RE your HEALTH INSURANCE is obviously IMPORTANT.
— FOR ANY TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS please let us know AHEAD OF TIME, we can help you get organised with our safe reliable local drivers (Car or “Ojek” Taxi Moto).
— Please be considerate and avoid "last Minute'' requests, Bali is on a SLOW pace, and not up to Western criteria!
— We appreciate your READING, UNDERSTANDING (and PRINTING / or SAVING) of the present HOUSE RULES.
— Thank you very much for caring ! -
CABINET FOR YOUR CLOTHES. LARGE MIRROR. FRESHLY PAINTED ROOM. BATIK & COTTON BED COVER
Lovely, great hosts. Comfy inside, helpful in organising transport from airport and scooter hire (highly recommended). Filtered water - at a small expense, washing can be cleaned as well. Lots of enlightening books, candles, incense. Mood lighting, art. Brochures to some amazing food stalls/ restaurants and fridge.
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.
Studio #3 is as depicted in the photos. Though not as light and spacious. The rooms are kept clean by house keepers, who are all extremely kind and friendly. The bathroom however is practically outside, so one must be prepared for cockroaches, lizards and maybe a rat. Furthermore there isn't a door between the bathroom and bedroom, so if this is an issue for you, I would not recommend staying here. Marie was extremely lovely, welcoming and very informative. They also provide you with a complimentary food shelf, which is very sweet. If you stay here I would recommend getting scooters or taxis when staying here; the walk into Ubud takes about 40-60 minutes. The wifi cannot handle more than two people at a time. Which is a bit of an issue if both studios are in use. All in all we had a pleasant stay, however for a longer stay, we would recommend being somewhere closer to the centre.
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 -
We've had a lovely stay in Studio 3. It is close to Ubud, but far enough to stay away from rush and noise. Our host and Made were really helpful.
We spent 2 night there with my husband and had a lovely stay.
The studio was well maintain and clean.
The host thought about everything for the guest to be at ease providing all the amenities you would need (shampoo, shower gel, mosquito repellent, bottle opener...). We also had lots of touristic information and recommendations in the room.
Thank you, UARORE, for your positive response to what we offer with the World traveler Studio - some people are in the mood to complain, what to do!? and some are happy with details we think make life here a pleasure: all amenities as u mention here are rarely offered in most homestays, - we have lately added candles and incense, natural Essential oils rather than Baygon, etc...
Tourism infos and recommendations are important to us to make our Guests feel they can navigate around easily and enjoy their stay.
I had a beautiful and special stay at studio 3. It is a cozy little room, thoughtfully decorated with wonderful little things to make anyone feel right at home. Marie is 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. I would stay again and again. Thank you.
I was for one week in the worldtraveler studio 3 and i had a absolutely lovely stay. Very friendly stuff! Nice veranda and i loved the way it was decorated :-) the pick up service was excellent even though my plane had 2 hours delay. I also rented a scooter for a cheap price and super fast delivery. I can't really understand some of the negative reviews here, because its totally acceptable for this cheap price (just hostels are cheaper but there are shared rooms and facilities and not a such a comfy mattress as I had in this studio in the big doublebed ) and there you have a small place for yourself with very good wifi, near the city, so close to this incredible river and tidy & clean. What else does a worldtraveler need? If you want Luxury then pay for it - but for budget travellers its perfect!
I stayed at the world traveler studio in Jan 2015. The place was as described, small, but very comfortable clean and cosy. Also as described, the place is a little bit of a trip from the main centre of town, which I liked, but it is still very easy to get around.
Tini was extremely helpful in answering all my questions, and took a great deal of thought in responding to my requests for information.
I found Ubud to be a little busier than I expected it to be but I still had a good time, and I recommend this accommodation for anyone wishing to visit.
As SIMON asked for infos Re a journey to another island, we have provided him with the various possible choices, incl prices, schedule, Tel Nr and website details -
Altho this takes reflection, research and time we were happy to save him a hasardous itinerary with potential unexpected extra costs.
THANK YOU Simon for expressing yr appreciation.
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About the Host, Tini
I am a Balinese woman married with two young sons; I supervise our Staff, also work as a Cook &House Keeper, and i am a Masseuse - so that keeps me busy...
NYOMAN, my husband used to work on cruise boats, his English is quite good and he takes care of the on-going maintenance. We are a great Team!
We have a friend, she helps us w/organisation & on computer.
We like to make our guests happy, making sure the house is clean and comfortable, the garden trimmed, transport organized safely.
Whenever Guests ask us to bring papayas or fresh coconuts, we prepare them on site for perfect freshness.
We provide extra services: interesting things to do in Ubud, ceremonies, On-Site Massage/reflexology, healing by local Shaman/Spiritual healer, Scooter Rental, Airport Pick-up, downhill cycling tour, Yoga & art classes, trekking along the river, Museums, food specialities....
Just tell us your needs: we are more than happy to be of service