Uluwatu is one of the most luxurious areas in all of Bali, but if you’re a budget traveller don’t let it discourage you. This picturesque area with limestone cliffs towering over the Indian Ocean is a place for everyone to add to their Bali itinerary.
Finding where to stay in Uluwatu is easy (cuz I’ve done most of the work for ya!) with this Uluwatu accommodation guide that will help you narrow down your picks fast and to know what to look for.
There are many places to stay in Uluwatu and there’s not one central place to stay looking in as all accommodation options and things to do in Uluwatu are scattered along the coast.
That being said, nothing is far in Uluwatu and whatever white sand beach you want to relax on is only a maximum of 20 minutes away by motorbike.
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Best Area to Stay in Uluwatu
These areas will help you find the best places to stay in Uluwatu for your budget and travel needs.
BEST FOR: A bit of everything
Padang Padang is the go-to area in Uluwatu which has one of the areas most popular beaches of the same name. This area is popular because it has many beaches close by, has quite a bit of action around and has the biggest selection of cafes and restaurants close-by. This area is a mix of Uluwatu hostels and hotels.
BEST FOR: Action and surfing
Just like Padang Padang, Suluban is also named after the beach of the same name and is close to a lot of the action in Uluwatu. Suluban Beach is a popular spot for surfers and the location means your slightly closer to some Uluwatu attractions such as Uluwatu temple.
BEST FOR: Beach clubs and quiet
I know beach clubs and quiet are not words that necessarily go together but the most beach clubs in Uluwatu are in this area along the southern coast. The beaches are also among the most quiet in Uluwatu. The only downside to this area is if you’re on a budget as its typically a lil’ more luxurious but that doesn’t mean affordable accommodation isn’t around!
Best Budget Uluwatu Accommodation
These are the top hostels in Uluwatu based off of reviews, ratings and location.
Karma Backpacker House
Karma Backpacker House is located right in the centre of Uluwatu, within 10-15 minutes of driving to many beaches. It’s within walking distance to plenty of cheap eats, conveniences stores and spas. Motorbikes are available for rent through the hostel or the hostel offers shuttles that will take you to beaches, the airport, Single Fin and Uluwatu Temple.
The shuttles are very affordable and perfect for those who don’t want to drive. The rooms are air-conditioned with individual plugs. The common area is large and the hostel is very social with beers and snacks available for purchase on the property.
Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu
This newer hostel in Uluwatu brings a little luxury to backpacking, offering small sized dorms (4 beds) and private rooms with king sized beds.
You can expect a free Indonesia vegetarian dinner every night along with amenities that include a pool, 2 common rooms, 2 gardens, a shared kitchen and an on-site restaurant.
The best part? Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu is only a few minutes drive from some of Uluwatu’s best beaches. Plus, everything you need for you stay can be arranged on-site including scooter rentals, airport transfers and much more.
SR Hostel Uluwatu
SR Hostel is located in the east part of Uluwatu and is ideal for Uluwatu backpackers who want to be close to the beaches that are not as crowded. All within a 10 minutes drive.
The best thing about this hostel is the free buffet dinner every night for all guests which creates a great family atmosphere. A shuttle service is also offered at this hostel for those who don’t want to drive.
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Best Mid-Range Uluwatu Hotels
Find cheap hotels in Uluwatu that lack dollar signs and not amenities.
This luxurious yet affordable property is close to many highlights in Uluwatu that are only a short drive away such as Padang Padang Beach, Uluwatu Temple and Dreamland Beach. You’ll be spoiled with modern amenities and marble ensuite bathrooms. An infinity pool is on the property as well as yoga classes and a restaurant where continental breakfast is included every morning.
This Uluwatu hotel is a very affordable property that is only a 2-minute walk from the beach. But for those who wish to explore further than the white sand can see other beaches and Uluwatu attractions by renting a motorbike which is available to do on-site. Guest amenities include a pool, spa, gift shop and on-site restaurant. Rooms feature views of the pool or garden with a seating area and breakfast is included.
Uluwatu Breeze Village
Uluwatu Breeze Village is close to Uluwatu’s best highlights such as Uluwatu Temple which is only 1.8km away. The closest beach is a 6-minute walk. On-site there is a terrace, pool and garden where guests can relax. A restaurant is on the property and is where guests can dine and enjoy their a la carte full English or Irish breakfast every morning.
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Best Luxury Hotels in Uluwatu
These Uluwatu luxury hotels are oh-so-fine.
Suarga Padang Padang
In the south of Uluwatu sits one of the best beach resorts in Uluwatu, Suarga Padang Padang, a top a 200m cliff. This boutique resort was designed to be environmentally friendly and to have minimal impact. Each room has a private balcony or terrace with an in-room seating area so guests can take in the breathtaking ocean views. The hotel also boasts 2 pools, a lounge bar and a restaurant with ocean views.
Klapa Resort is one of the most popular resorts on Booking.com and with good reason. The hotel is perched on a clifftop and just a minutes walk to Dreamland Beach. The rooms are large, with couches in a sitting area and each has a balcony. The hotel is located within a 5-star golf course. Amenities include a pool, on-site restaurant and bar serving Indonesian, Chinese and western dishes.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort
Guests at this Uluwatu resort are truly spoiled. Each room has its own hot tub with some offering ocean views or access to the pool. The resort has an infinity pool, spa, fitness centre, two restaurants and on-site activities such as Balinese dance classes, yoga, ceramic making and more. A free shuttle is provided for those who wish to visit the nearby beaches.
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Best Villas in Uluwatu
You’re going to be spoiled with these Uluwatu villas. You’ve got a choice of Uluwatu private villas and shared. Check out an even wider selection on villas on Villa Finder.
Mahagiri Villas & Dreamland Spa
Try clicking on the button below and not saying wow. These private villas come with fully equipped kitchens, private pools, marble floors and outdoor garden showers. It’s just a 10-minute drive to Uluwatu’s most famous beaches such as Dreamland Beach and there is an on-site spa. BBQ facilities, free shuttle service and a restaurant are also available for guests to use.
The private villas at Prasana have terraces and pool views, a fully equipped kitchen and dining areas. It’s one of the top picks for villas on Booking.com, is close to many of Uluwatu’s top attractions and serves continental breakfast. A spa, restaurant and bar are also available.
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle around Uluwatu’s top beaches but still boasting a magnificent view, Alila Villas Uluwatu are a guest favourite and for good reason.
Find yourself floating across the 46 metre pool while overlooking the Indian Ocean, dining on western cuisine 71 metres above the ocean and enjoying the spacious villas.
Each villa has personalized butler services and access to the 24 hour gym and spa which feature a yoga and pilates studio. A warung is also on-site, serving local cuisine, as well as a quiet library.