Friendly simple homestay
If you’d like to experience village living in simple digs and some genuine local hospitality, Suriana Ketut Homestay offers three basic air-con brick cottages in this family compound in a quiet back lane for an excellent deal.
Two smaller cottages, and one larger with living room furnished with a couple of chairs, all provide a simple kitchen with a fridge and gas cooker. Tiled rooms are light, bright and clean, but spartan with just a bed, but it’s solid wood with a comfortable spring mattress — you’ll need a sleep sheet as only bottom sheet is available. There are no decorative touches and the rooms lack any feeling of homeliness, but are perfectly functional for a short stay. Walls are a little scuffed and could do with a lick of paint, but at these prices, we’re not complaining. Bathrooms are worn and stained, but clean. The larger cottage has a tub and hot water, the smaller two both have showers but only one has hot water (although Ketut is planning an upgrade on the other).
Each cottage is fronted with a small furnished terrace overlooking the dirt compound filled with shady coconut trees (and chooks and dogs). Free WiFi is available and breakfast is included. The family is very friendly and helpful and Ketut can arrange private transport around Bali. Suriana Ketut Homestay didn’t have any signage when we visited, so is not obvious to find. Follow the signs to Sawah Lovina Bungalows, and Suriana Ketut Homestay is 150 metres along Jalan Sawah from Jalan Mawar.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||150,000 rupiah||150,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room||200,000 rupiah||200,000 rupiah|
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