Angga Homestay with its only two rooms, is a quality, inexpensive homestay. During our stay and according to the current exchange rate, the price per night breakfast included was about €12.5 (IDR 225,000).
It is located south from Ubud, only a five minutes drive from the Monkey forest and from Perama bus station. This room in a private home is situated in a small street perpendicular to the Jalan Hanoman, in a neighbourhood which architecture is typical from Bali and where you can find a few other homestays and guesthouses. You will also find a large supermarket (Coco Market), only a 5 minutes walk away.
The family was very welcoming, pleasant and sweet. Their English skills are not perfect, but still sufficient for a good understanding and to exchange and learn more about Bali.
The rooms are situated in the heart of the Balinese house, in a small house each.
The rooms are about 12m2 and offer a fan, a large bed as well as wooden furniture. You will find inside a large private bathroom separated from the bedroom by a curtain, with hot water, towels and soap. The linen is comfortable and topped by a thin blanket. Problem: as often in Bali, there is no way to know whether the blanket has been washed or not in between two clients and no flat bed sheet is set to avoid the contact with the skin. Finally, there is a lovely terrace with a lounge corner.
Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. During our stay, breakfast was composed of a selection of juices (we chose the mango juice every time . . . yummy!), a very large and particularly varied fruit salad and a hot dish that differs every day (omelette with many ingredients and served with two slices of buttered toasts the first day and two “Jaffles” stuffed with bananas the day after). Each time the food was really tasty and copious!
Unlimited tea and coffee are available all day thanks to a hot water thermos. And if you drink all of it, it always is possible to ask for more.
What nights did we spend there?
We slept well in this homestay, even if we were woken up early by the animals (dogs and chickens, etc.) and, mostly by the scooters, which regularly pass by. The bedding was very comfortable, even without top sheet and the light did not get inside the room at all (by the way during the day you need to turn on the light to see something, which could discourage many people).
Our stay at Angga Homestay would not have been as nice without this warm and welcoming family. We particularly loved the discussions with the mother of the family, who told us many anecdotes on Balinese way of life. We also enjoyed witnessing how their life is organised here. Other advantages: breakfast is very good and generous (which is not always the case in Bali), the room is rather well maintained and the supermarket close by is very handy.