Excited to start living in Ubud? Here’s an expanding list of our volunteers, interns, and staff’s favourite spots, food, and running track!

The Onion Collective//Passion Lab

This donation-based co-working space also has a nice outdoor boho-ish cafe, cocktail happy hour is until 9pm and guess what? You can use their outdoor pool for free if you order any food/beverage (tips: bring your own towel). Did we mention they have a water slide as well? 😉
Less than 15 minutes walk from Volunteers’ Accommodation.

Dian Cafe

For those who rather sticks with Beer, the last time we went here Large Bintang is only 30k – hands down cheapest beer along the monkey forest street!
Less than 10 minutes walk from Volunteers’ Accommodation.

Goutama Spa

Great Balinese Massage at 80k/hour tried and tested multiple time and still one of the best for the price! Best time to go will be after your Agung/Batur hiking trip to loosen up all the sore muscles 🙂
Less than 2 minutes walk from Volunteers’ Accommodation.

CP Lounge

The only place in Ubud that opens till dawn… Gotta try their rainbow shots (don’t forget to ask the bartender for the fire show!).
CP Lounge is about 5 minutes walk from volunteer’s accommodation.

Black Pearl

Pirates on board! When in doubt ask Jack not-Sparrow of what to order – we recommend you to save a little bit of spot for their awesome chocolate lava cake!
You might need to take a scooter fro this one as it’s located at Jalan Bisma, about 15-20 minutes walk or 5 minutes scooter ride from Volunteer’s accommodation!


Literally means packed – it usually cost around 10k-20k for decent amount of rice, a little bit of lawar (balinese style vegetable), a little bit of meat (pork or chicken), and balinese sambal. Definitely a value meal! You can get bungkus in most warung around Ubud too!


4km Running Track

For those who want to stay fit after all the yumm meals in Bali, why not try running? Ubud is blessed with pretty ricefields not so far from the main street!
Our volunteers recommend this one: turn right before Starbucks at the main road and start running, go straight and you get to the rice fields where a couple of boutique hotels are, eventually the path ends. It’s a total of 4 km run, which is not that much but it has some uphills and downhills which makes it more challenging! Here’s a snap of the view…