Pleasant homestay in the centre of Ubud
Masna House is a homestay (a private house offering accommodation to paying guests) offering 3 rooms and rather inexpensive.
During our stay and according to the current exchange rate, the price per night breakfast included was about €18.7 (IDR 300,000).
This homestay is situated quite far in a narrow street that is perpendicular to the Jalan Raya Ubud, around 650 meters from Ubud’s Palace. You will enjoy a very calm and authentic atmosphere. On the way to the Jalan Raya Ubud, you will find several other guesthouses, restaurants and laundries.
The family who manages this homestay is very welcoming, kind and is always smiling. They spontaneously talk to the travellers and are willing to answer all their queries. Their English skills are quite sufficient for a good understanding.
The 3 rooms are right behind their house, all in the same building, and we go through an entrance to access directly without entering their home.
Masna House offers a small garden with a pond and an excursion bureau (transportation, tours, shows).
The rooms comprise a very large wooden-framed bed, wooden furniture, the air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, opaque curtains and thin net curtains, a small wardrobe, a sink, towels and a terrace. At your disposal also a travel adaptor and mosquito repellent. Finally, there is a private bathroom inside the room with a toilet and a hot water shower and a set of toiletries. A set of fresh towels and two water bottles are also ready upon arrival for you to cool off from your travel.
Breakfast is served on the terrace when the guests open their door. It is composed of a hot drink (tea or coffee), a generous fruit salad and a copious pancake (banana pancake on the first day / pineapple pancake on the second day).
What nights did we spend?
Overall, we slept well in this homestay. The room is well maintained and the bedding is comfortable. The room structure and the curtains let very few daylight in. Incidentally you have to turn the light on during the day to be able to see something.
We enjoyed the breakfast, the daily cleaning of the room and seeing how committed the family is to maintain and decorate their garden according to traditions, the family’s flexibility regarding our (early) arrival and our (late) departure and, above all, their generosity and warm welcome.
Spontaneously and twice, the owners kindly brought us something to eat and to quench our thirst (free of charge). Now, that’s what we call hospitality! Here the word “Homestay” really takes all its meaning.
As we also have to mention the downsides, we less enjoyed the old fashioned bathroom our room was equipped with, the obstructed view (small garden) and the cock’s crowing in the early morning . . . however this last point is not linked to this homestay: it is proper to Bali!