Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!
You don't need to book ahead of time in Ubud unless you're set on a specific place.
Otherwise just show up and look around. There are seemingly 100s of places to stay, but we picked Dewa Bungalows on Jl Hanoman.
For 360,000IDR, we had a decent bungalow for 3, but what really made it a standout was the beautiful infinity pools and the delicious breakfast that included fruit shakes.
This is also where Rob and Dina discovered, and fell in love with, the jaffle.
You can honestly get so much for your money in Ubud, so if you can "splurge" this is the place to do it. US$30 per night goes pretty far and makes a welcome break from some of the roughing it that you tend to do when living on a budget.
Interested in seeing the temples and beaches without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Bali photo tour.
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