Accommodation: Where I Stayed In Indonesia

Pearl of Trawangan, Gili T

There are tonnes of accommodation options when visiting Indonesia and even luxury villa’s won’t break the bank! So here are the places Scott and I stayed on our 3 week trip last year for a bit of inspiration!

Ubud, Bali

Airbnb villa ubud bali


Airbnb villa ubud bali



Not the primary reason for visiting Indonesia, but with Scott and I’s anniversary approaching, we wanted to escape from the Australian landscape and laze in hammocks and drink cheap cocktails. Flights from either Perth or Darwin to Bali are RIDICULOUSLY CHEAP, I am talking $90-100 each way! Yep. So of course I headed to Airbnb and found a stunning private villa overlooking the rice paddies for only $85 per night. Expensive compared to where we could have stayed but we would not have got this!! Four poster bed, own pool and stunning view every day! Grab $35 off your first trip on Airbnb here, if you are new to the site! 🙂

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan Airbnb

 Gili Trawangan Airbnb hammock

Even though our villa in Ubud was incredible I am more a lover of simple and basic. Give me an air conditioned room, a patio and a cat, you have a happy Aly. By far MY FAVOURITE place to stay on the paradise island of Gili Trawangan! The room was so clean and cool. Not only that but we were greeted by the owner, a chirpy Irish dude who had only visited the island for a holiday and decided to go home, pack up and move out here permanently. Come on, he is living the dream!

He gave us some gorgeous coffee for the mornings and also told us that each and every morning there would be FRESH pastries from the local bakery waiting for us on the patio table. So each morning, we stretched, yawned, smiled, put the coffee on and not only were there pastries for us, but a big box of fresh fruit and cereal! There are only four of these rooms and we will be back in a heartbeat! The room came in at only $35 per night but I think due to how popular is has become the price has gone up recently! The link for his listing is here.

Kuta Garden Homestay: Kuta, Lombok

Kuta lombok airbnb

Kuta lombok airbnb bedroom

When you travel, so long as you have a roof, bed and place to shower off the heat of the day, you’re good to go! When we arrived at Kuta, Lombok we were told the owner was currently busy, but we were shown to our little apartment. The owner was actually climbing a tree to get us a welcome coconut! How fresh can you get! This room cost us $18 per night and included a scrummy breakfast! Link to the listing here.

Gili Air

Gili Air bungalow


Gili Air bungalow

It was soon approaching my birthday which is only two weeks after our anniversary so Scott asked where I would like to go. I instantly said, back to the Gili Islands, but this time, Gili Air. Scott wanted to treat me so we headed onto and found this beauty. Our own little bungalow, for $40 per night which included breakfast and first aid if you decide to slip on the marble floor and slice your hand open like I did…

What do you look for in accommodation? I love simple, clean, cool and a great host!!!

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Hi! Name’s Aly! Originally from Birmingham, England, I have been discovering the world for over 3 years straight. I am a psychology graduate with a love for Pho and red wine. Whether I throw myself into a novel or from 14,000ft up out of a plane, I look at adventure big and small and say “Let’s do this!”
  • Samantha Gutierrez

    Hey Aly what was the name of the villa you stayed at in Ubud? Ive been dying to know! 😊