Nirvana Pension

Nirvana Pension

Authentic Balinese atmosphere

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Ubud is filled with clean tiled air-con boxes, which are mostly pleasantly comfortable places to stay, but often you could be anywhere in the world.

Travelfish says:

If you would truly like to feel you are no place else but in Bali, Nirvana Pension may be what you’re looking for.

This character-filled homestay is the antithesis of the glass and cement options, and if you have an interest in traditional arts and architecture, Nirvana Pension’s hosts are experts. Pak Nyoman is a well known local painter who has worked and exhibited internationally, and Ibu Rai is an expert in the textiles of Indonesia with a small on-site shop filled with treasures. Batik, watercolour and drawing classes are available, too.

The traditionally styled fan-cooled or air-con bungalow rooms with carved guilt doors are works of art themselves. Interiors are older but clean, comfortable and homely, filled with original artworks and beautiful textiles. Bathrooms are a little tired and stained and could do with an upgrade, but they’re clean and the showers are hot-water. A furnished terrace overlooks the garden and the comings and goings of Balinese home-life.

Nirvana Pension’s owners keep a yappy small dog (who did calm down after a while) and as with many local homes, they keep birds in cages — this may bother some guests. We love the authentic Balinese atmosphere and find it totally charming, but it’s not for everyone, and some may feel the rooms are a little basic for the asking price, but it offers an experience you won’t get in a hotel and we think the name is apt.

Nirvana Pension is centrally located, in a small lane off Jalan Goutama. If you love the traditional styling, but prefer a few more mod-cons Teja Homestay in Jalan Hanoman is a good option.

Contact details for Nirvana Pension

Address: 10 Jalan Goutama, Padang Tegal Kaja, Ubud
T: (0361) 975 415;  
Email: infonirvanaku@gmail.com
Web: http://nirvanaku.com/pension.html
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º15'49.04" E, 8º30'31.55" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Dbl fan private bathroom 350,000 rupiah 350,000 rupiah
Dbl air-con private bathroom 450,000 rupiah 450,000 rupiah

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