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Kupu Kupu Bungalows
Ranked #123 of 599 Specialty Lodging in Ubud
Reviewed November 19, 2012

My mum and I really enjoy our stay in the simple but cute traditional bungalow. Very peaceful atmosphere. Not far from town. Thank you Begonia for your good advices either for choosing my road with the motorbike - so beautiful - or the convenient homestay in Sanur.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Kupu kupu is a nice small guesthouse surrounded by beautiful rice fields. It takes around 15 min to walk to Ubud's main street, but it's worth it! The nice environment en helpful staff, who speak a good word of english, makes it worth staying here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

my girlfriend and i stayed 5 nights at kupu kupu in august 2012 and it was great.
first the location is great. in a rice field but very close to ubud center. we hired a scooter and it took us 3 minutes to ride through the rice field down jalan kajeng to get to the busy junction at the royal palace. we went for a couple of sunrise walks and early runs straight from the bungalows.
the rice fields around there are starting to be developed for tourist accommodation but (back then) still retained much of their beauty and calm.
the price is very reasonable. they have 3 bungalows and 2 rooms if i remember correctly. we tried both. comfort is basic but to be honest you can't expect a lot more at those prices. there's no warm water but do you really need it in bali?
when we were there 2 local teenagers took turns to run the place (cook and serve the fruit, pancake and warm drink breakfast, clean, attend the guests). their english was not great but we always managed to communicate and they were, like most balinese, extremely friendly.
as you can read on the kupu kupu website and other reviews, the profit from this operation goes to an ngo that helps local disabled kids. begonia, the spanish lady running the ngo is the person who started using the bungalows to that effect. although we did not meet her as she was not there when we were, our emails with her and contacts with the staff all pointed in one direction: she is a great person and has done so much to help these kids. getting a chance to meet her and visit her office is undoubtedly a great experience. we were happy to know our money was ending up not only in the hands of locals rather than foreign business owners but even better : being used as funding for a good cause.

Room Tip: i'd go for the room rather than traditional bungalow. ok the bungalow is more beautiful from the...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This place was something special. We stayed in a traditional bungalow on stilts (watch the steep stairs) and fell asleep to the wind rustling through the reed roof. The accommodation was basic but comfortable. No air-con (it wasn't needed, the nights were cool), a queen-sized bed with mosquito net and basic cane furniture. The sitting area downstairs was lovely with large cushions around a low table. The bathroom was very basic with cold water only but this didn't bother us (just makes for a more authentic experience!) Best of all as the location, located in the middle of rice paddies (no road noise!) and a 10 minute stroll through rice paddies to the main street. Breakfast was delicious (though staff don't speak much English) with several choices available.

I would absolutely stay here again. It was by far the best value I saw (INR 200,000 per night!) for a special room on stilts (a great novelty!) a the location couldn't be beaten. The proceeds from staying here also go towards a local charity http://www.kupukupufoundation.org/ an added bonus!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Kupu Kupu Bungalows (not to be confused with the significantly more upmarket Kupu Kupu Barong) is right smack in the middle of the picturesque and very lovely padi/rice fields just north of the main street Jalan Raya Ubud. Kupu Kupu Foundation owns the place and proceeds help fund the NGO's efforts in improving the lives of the disabled. The wife and I decided we'd give it a go and here's what we thought of the place:

Kupu Kupu doesn't offer a swimming pool, WiFi, inhouse restaurant etc. What it DOES offer is two beautiful and quaint traditional 2-storey bungalows set in a cozy compound with a lovely garden (and a monkey called Cinta). Every night, we slept like babies lulled by the crickets and gurgling brooks. The boys Wayan and Kutut attended to our basic needs, and made us feel very welcome.

We didn't need to book a tour to see the rice fields because we were surrounded by them! Perfect start to the day was an omelette for breakfast and out the gate for a refreshing walk in the cool morning air (gets rather hot at noon so I'd avoid that time of the day). For tea, there's a little organic cafe/shop just outside the back gate which is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery while sipping on a mango-strawberry smoothie.

For meals/spa/shopping/kecak shows/whatever, the main streets Jln Raya Ubud, Jln Monkey Forest and Jln Hanoman are a comfortable 10-15 minute walk away.

Reasons to visit:
Beautiful scenery, romantic, peace and quiet, rice fields, nature walks, away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets (yet near enough to reach on foot)

At a nett price of RP 200,000 per night, we think it's quite a steal.

p.s. On a side note, I'd recommend having a meal at Ibu Oka (suckling pig), Naughty Nuri's (surprisingly good BBQ spare ribs), Bebek Bengil (smoked duck - order 24 hrs ahead, crispy duck) and Mozaic (multi-award winning restaurant with 4 6-course tasting menus to choose from, USD 100 and above).

See http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/apr/13/top-budget-restaurants-ubud-bali

Room Tip: Seriously. Get a traditional bungalow.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Superbe location, in the middle of beautiful ricefield, one of the best spot in bali and ubud i guess, room are clean, good service even if the staff doesnt have the best english;) yu will like to ride a motor bike in the middle of those ricefields hehe and rooms are cheap... cold water tho. Breakfast included. Note that Kupu Kupu bungaloo is also an associatiob for disable people, money goes in a fundraising.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 13, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Jl. Kajeng Ubud | The Bungalows Are on the Middle of the Ricefields After You Take the Slope, Going to the Right and You Will Find a Sign on the Tree to the Left Saying Kupu Kupu Bungalows, Ubud 85071, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
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Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #123 of 599 Specialty Lodging in Ubud
Price Range: $8 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kupu Kupu Bungalows are located on the middle of the rice fields in Ubud, just less than 10 minutes from the Ubud Palace and the market.The place is simple and has not hot water but the location is nice and quiet.We have two traditional bungalows for 200.000 Rp, one standard bungalow for 150.000 Rp and one room next to the kitchen for 100.000 Rp all of them include breakfast. The reason we are running this place is in order to get funds to support our Foundation helping children and young people with physically and mentally disabilities in Bali, 60% of the profits go to the Foundation and 40% go to the owners.Please come to stay with us if you love the nature and want to help Balinese people!! Solidarity greetings from Ubud ... more   less 
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