The 7 Best Unusual Hotels in Bali

By Putri, 2024.02.21

Interesting hotel concepts continue to captivate travelers everywhere with unique aesthetics. Discover the finest examples of these extraordinary hotels in this article.

Hotel in the glass ball as one of the Best Unusual Hotels in Bali

1. Private Jet Villa

Private Jet villa welcomes you aboard- you guessed it-a private jet, one that will never depart its current location, perched 150 m above Nyang Nyang Beach on the Uluwatu cliff tops offering the most spectacular panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

Airplane-shaped Private Jet Villa hotel right next to the Indian Ocean

This Boeing 737 villa conversion doesn’t have bedrooms; it has suites! Boasting the luxurious Jet Suite and First Class Suites, staying at Private Jet Villa is an adventure in itself.

Luxurious PJV accommodates four guests at a time, and you can always expect the staff’s undivided attention. You have their Butler Services team to thank for that! A relaxing massage with an unrivaled view can also be arranged. To add to your amazing stay, enjoy a scrumptious In-Flight menu by Chef Aris alongside the curated wine and cocktails to be enjoyed (infinity) poolside or in your Cabin Bar.

To further elevate your Inflight dining experience you can book Romantic Candlelight Dinner on the wing of the Jet with bespoke menu crafted especially for you. Or entertain friends with long table dining up to 12 guests , a BBQ or cocktails and canapes for up to 50 guests.

Private Jet Villa is also the picture perfect location to make your declaration of endless love!! Providing a spectacular backdrop for your engagement, wedding or celebration!

From the moment you arrive via helicopter to PJV’s private helipad or limousine to the last bite of your decadent dining experience, everything simply exudes opulence. Private Jet Villa is all about creating magical moments and making dreams come true.

From the cockpit jacuzzi to the outdoor fireplace and stunning glass front cliff top infinity pool everything has been designed to perfection,  you will truly feel like you’re flying high at the amazing Private Jet Villa.

Book your stay directly via their website by specifying your arrival and departure date and the number of guests. This will take you to their WhatsApp, where you will talk directly with their reservations team to finalize everything. Your booking includes breakfast for 4 guests and the price is pretty much the same all year round.

However, high season they require a minimum of two days’ stay, and peak holidays such as  Christmas and New Year, they require reservations with a three night minimum.

The interior of the Private Jet Villa hotel and its view of the ocean and a flying paraglider


Private Jet Villa hotel in the shape of an airplane

To secure your spot, you need to pay 50% of the total price via bank transfer or credit card within five days, while the rest should be settled 45 days before your stay. Cancelling six months, three months, and less than three months of the arrival date will be charged 25%, 50%, and 100% of the booking fee, respectively.

💸 Average price per night: 2 500 USD

💎 Facilities: Cockpit jacuzzi, marble bathtub, infinity pool, garden, outdoor fireplace

🛎️ Services: Butler service

📍 Location:

🌟Onbali Expert Review Score: 10/10

Tripadvisor: No reviews

Google Reviews: 5/5

Guest Reviews

“Great place to relax. This is a very stylish, treasured, and modern villa if such an unusual place can be called a villa! The design is simply magnificent, thought out to the smallest detail!

This is my first experience of living in a jet. And it’s really worth it! I’ll definitely come back again.”

– Ekaterina, Russia

The villa really was just like the photos and perfect for a break from city life! Our villa was beautiful. The windows have stunning sea views and are very clean and cozy. The furniture and interior are of very high quality. The beds were very comfortable and soft. The host was ideal; always ready to answer questions and give advice.”

– Hector, Portugal

☎️ Phone number: +62-878-6569-0570



2. Further Hotel

Further Hotel goes against the current expectations in the hospitality industry by weaving your accommodation experience into part of the Balinese community. Unlike a traditional hotel that prides itself on providing access to a lot of amenities in just one place, this hotel sells the opposite experience. Instead, you’re invited to explore!

The terracotta-colored cube-shaped Further Hotel building

You can book any of these four rooms at Further Hotel:

Each of its spacious accommodation options comes with free high-speed Wi-Fi, free bikes to make it easier to explore the area, and complimentary access to the Wrong Gym. You can also enjoy its community-oriented facilities like the Further Library and the Further Studio. You just need to bring yourself because everything else will be taken care of for you. Your personal concierge can tailor a full experience based on your preferences so you can get the best out of Further. You’ll also get a guest kimono and slippers, with which you become a piece of the metaphorical canvas of the hotel.

If you need further assistance, you’ll be glad to know that Further Hotel offers additional services. These include 24/7 babysitting, surf lessons, in-room spa treatments, buggy rental, room service, and packing and unpacking service.

Meanwhile, guests who like to wind down at the end of each adventure-filled day can grab a drink from their suite’s minibar. And with Bar Vera just a bike ride away, you can indulge in more meals and drinks that look as good as they taste.

You can also keep busy with activities like making and eating your own pasta at Bottega Italiana, enjoying Balinese beach views with a cocktail at Sol Rooftop, and getting yourself centered with a yoga class in The Path Yoga. There are so many places for you to discover! You can find exactly where each of them is using the Neighborhood Guide.

All these are housed (term used loosely) in a postmodern architectural design that balances sophistication and sensibility. The design makes use of natural light that hits the curated furniture pieces in the most beautiful way.

The idea of embracing community even while in luxurious accommodation has attracted surfers, artists, and laid-back people. Join this community by booking your stay directly from their website. From most pages of the site, you can indicate your desired arrival and departure date, then click Book Now. This will redirect you to a page where you can select your suite. Click Book. On the next page, you’ll provide the guest information and see the final price for your desired suites. Tick the checkbox at the bottom of the page and click Book Now to be taken to the payment page.

Incense-infused bedroom, living room and shower at Further Hotel


Minimalist bedroom interior at Further Hotel

Due to how the place is designed, it may not be a good option for persons with disabilities. You may not be able to enjoy all the experiences since you have to bike from one place to another. But if you can safely operate a buggy, things may be a little easier.

You’ll have 24 hours to complete the payment via bank transfer, credit/debit card, e-wallet, or QR code. If you choose the best online rate, no cancellations or date changes are allowed. But for the fully flexible rate, you can change the date of your booking or cancel altogether up to three days before your visit.

From what we have observed, Further Hotel follows three pricing structures: off-season, ‘normal,’ and peak. The prices at peak season are at least 76 USD higher than what they are during the off-season.

💸 Average price per night: from 190 USD

💎 Facilities: Further Studio + Oaken, Further Urban Retreat + Bar Vera, Further Library, Further Penthouse, Wrong Gym

🛎️ Services: Spa treatments, massage, surfing lessons

📍 Location:

🌟Onbali Expert Review Score: 10/10

Tripadvisor: 4.5/5

Google Reviews: 4.9/5

Guest Reviews

“There are very few places left on this planet where one can feel truly ’at home’ despite not being in their place of residence – Further is one of these places.

The design, the aura, and the people, Further exemplifies its name in all aspects. I cannot wait to return – a truly magical experience from start to finish.”

– James, Australia

The most unique hotel I’ve ever stayed at. The combination of minimalist, Japanese, and industrial really made us feel like we were in another world. Definitely recommend it to all tourists who visit the Pererenan area. Also, they provide bicycles & buggies for every guest who stays here, which is really helpful and convenient.”

– Arif, location undisclosed

☎️ Phone number: +62-821-4769-8770



3. Bubble Hotel Bali

Sleep under the stars with beautiful outdoor accommodation in Ubud or near crashing waves in Uluwatu. Living in a bubble takes on a whole new meaning in Bubble Hotel.

Bedroom inside a huge transparent ball at the Bubble Hotel Bali

Each room – called a bubble – has air conditioning, a minibar, and equipment for making coffee and tea. Your bed is within the bubble, and you get a clear view of the jungle or the ocean, depending on where you book. And if you’re hungry, simply order something off the menu!

What makes this concept truly unique is how they blended nature with the accommodation. Instead of building elaborate interiors to match what you can see outside, the bubbles are completely exposed to the environment. Still, you can enjoy seclusion from the rest of the world because you’re separated from other bubble bookers by bamboo walls. You can experience everything in private during your stay and, with the help of the friendly concierge, enjoy delightful dishes and drinks delivered right to your bubble.

Make your stay even more special with their range of add-ons and services available on request. These include floating breakfasts, petal decorations for your pool or bubble, infinity pool mattresses, drone and/or photo shoots, campfires, and more. The complete details can be found in the PDF on their Service page.

Remove the barriers to nature and experience Bali at its purest, and enjoy your bathtub, pool, or garden while you’re at it! Book straight from Select the dates you want to visit, choose your bubble type, fill in your details, and then pay using your card, PayPal, Apple Pay, or any other accepted method. They offer free cancellation up to two weeks before your stay, but after that, there will be no refunds.

Outdoor hotel interior with the bedrooms at Bubble Hotel Bali


Evening view of bedroom in bubble with lighting at Bubble Hotel Bali

This place is great for couples! But if you’re bringing a group, it may not be as fun because everything is designed just for two. The remote location of Bubble Hotel may make it hard for people with disabilities. Still, reach out to a representative to see if any accommodation can be made.

From what we have seen, there seems to be no discernible high-season/off-season pricing pattern for the bubble accommodations. We reviewed the rates on different months, and they seem to only move within a 50 USD and 100 USD range for the Ubud and Nyang-Nyang locations, respectively.

💸 Average price per night: from 200 USD

💎 Facilities: Bathtub, pool, garden

🛎️ Services: Shuttle service, luggage storage, daily housekeeping

📍 Location:

🌟Onbali Expert Review Score: 10/10

Tripadvisor: 5/5

Google Reviews: 4/5

Guest Reviews

“This was a truly out-of-this-world glamping experience for a first-timer like me. I’m blown away by the way the bubble is made and the way it has so many amenities in it, even in such a small space. The thought behind giving so much within that tiny space is incredible. Also, the layout of the pool, the day bed, the suspended hammock, and the swing are perfect. Loved our stay. It was as close as you could get to nature.”

– Hridika, Indonesia

The most crazy and magical place. If you’re looking for an exceptional experience where you can chill, enjoy the jungle, and sleep under 100,000 stars, you’ve got the address.

I went there for my birthday, and it’s all unforgettable; the staff, the vibe, romantic dinner …. All in one.”

– Sonisha, location undisclosed

☎️ Phone number: +6287865690570



4. Toteme Glamping Kintamani

Toteme Glamping Kintamani makes camping easy, fun, and fabulous! These tent accommodations allow you to be closer to nature.

Toteme Glamping Kintamani Apartments with Mountain Views

There are two kinds of accommodations at Toteme Glamping Kintamani:

Both of these come with air conditioning, a mini bar, Wi-Fi, and breakfast. But if you want a more comfortable private stay, we suggest the Deluxe Tent because it comes with its own toilet and shower. Speaking of privacy, breakfast in bed is also available on request!

Of course, the stay wouldn’t be complete without the majestic Mount Batur outside your tent. You’re also completely surrounded by nature, so everywhere you look is the perfect spot to chill. And here’s a suggestion: why not enjoy more of it? Join one of their hiking trips, where you can tour around Batur or find a picnic spot with the best views of the mountain and the lake. Head over to the rice terraces to see more of the area!

To further add to the experience, there is an outdoor hot spring pool where you can get a taste of the fiery greatness hiding in Batur. You can also taste amazing dishes at the on-camp restaurant. If minimizing the environmental impact of your stay is important to you, trying out Toteme Glamping Kintamani is the right decision.

You can book directly from their site or use an online booking platform like Just select the dates and the tent type and provide your details. You can choose to pay with cash at the property. Should you need to cancel, you’ll be able to do so without any repercussions, even two days before your stay.

Bedroom, shower, view of the courtyard and fire in the hotel Toteme Glamping Kintamani


Seascape with mountains in the distance, which opens from the hotel Toteme Glamping Kintamani

Glamping is fun, whether you’re a backpacker or part of a group. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t have wheelchair access, so people with mobility issues may not get the full experience. There are also no activities suited for young kids.

But if there are no barriers to access, you’ll have a lot of fun!

Most of the year, prices are at off-season rates. But for some months, it goes up by 43% to 72%. The price even doubles for some days, so make sure to check the rates for different days to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

💸 Average price per night: from 200 USD

💎 Facilities: Outdoor hot spring pool, restaurant

🛎️ Services: Walking tours, room service

📍 Location:

🌟Onbali Expert Review Score: 9.6/10

Tripadvisor: 5/5

Google Reviews: 4.7/5

Guest Reviews

“What an amazing glamping experience! The natural surroundings, hot springs pool, and

satisfying restaurant services can indeed enhance the holiday. Glad to hear the staff pays attention to guest comfort, even addressing the fly nuisance.”

– Emma, location undisclosed

Toteme Glamping Kintamani is a beautiful place with good views; there is a restaurant

that also serves a wide choice of food and drinks, and the service is friendly, too. There is also a swimming pool with natural hot water…see you when I see you, Toteme Glamping Kintamani ❤❤❤”

– Frederick, location undisclosed

☎️ Phone number: +62-8786-3196-594



5. Grün Canggu Garden

Grün Canggu Garden is located in a peaceful area in northern Canggu. The tranquility makes the treehouse accommodations seem to float in the air!

Grün Canggu Garden Hotel tree house-like building with spacious windows surrounded by plants

There are six one-bedroom treehouses, each of which has an architectural style that will leave you in awe. Each unit features a lot of glass, allowing natural light in. To feel the warmth of the tropical sun on your skin, you can also head to the balcony. They have everything you need to relax in your home in nature, such as Wi-Fi, filtered water, air conditioning, and kitchenettes. Laundry services are also available at request.

What makes it truly unique is the amazing view of rice fields and tropical trees surrounding every side of your treehouse. It’s also so refreshing to see the idea of a treehouse transform from a quaint totem from your childhood to a beautiful piece of modern art fit for the most discriminating taste. You can also enhance your stay with a gourmet hamper for just 42 USD.

But beyond the gourmet hamper, the management doesn’t offer other specialized services. So, you should be prepared with your own DIY itinerary when you visit. There’s also no check-in counter, so their treehouses may not be the best option for children and persons with disabilities.

Still, we appreciate their commitment to sustainability. In their efforts to limit their impact on nature, Grün Canggu Garden accommodations use solar panels for power. They also have a solar-powered EV car for their pickup service! A perfect choice for environmentally conscious travelers, Grün Canggu Garden still gives you everything you need for a luxurious escape.

Book your stay directly through the website! Put your desired check-in date and the number of nights you’ll stay and click Check Availability. Then, select the treehouse that you want by clicking the Book Now button on the same row. Review the details on the next page, then click Continue. Fill out the booker information on the next page and provide your card details. Bank transfer is also possible, the details for which you’ll find under the Terms & Conditions on the page. Then, secure your treehouse by clicking Complete Booking.

The interior of the Grün Canggu Garden Hotel


Bottom view of a hotel Grün Canggu Garden treehouse apartment with a balcony and a dog on it

If you need to cancel more than 30 days before your arrival date, they won’t collect cancellation fees. Meanwhile, 50% of your total booking will be charged for cancellations within the 30-day window. And if you cancel within seven days, there will be no refunds.

Rates can also increase by up to 70% of the lowest off-season rate. So, if getting the best deal is important to you, we recommend checking the prices on various dates. Advanced booking – meaning securing your reservation at least 15 days in advance – also gives you a small discount.

💸 Average price per night: from 70 USD

💎 Facilities: Balcony, pantry, public swimming pool, kitchenette

🛎️ Services: Laundry services

📍 Location:

🌟Onbali Expert Review Score: 9.5/10

Tripadvisor: 5/5

Google Reviews: 4.9/5

Guest Reviews

“I had a great time at Grün for my overnight stay! After a tiring journey, it was just what I needed to relax and recharge. The staff was super friendly and made sure I felt right at home. The pool was awesome, especially with that gorgeous view of the rice fields. Sure, there was some construction noise in the morning, but it didn’t spoil the peaceful vibe. Definitely recommending Grün for a chilled getaway!”

– Stefanie, location undisclosed

Very beautiful villa with tree house concept. Very nice view, very friendly staff, and a very good environment. The room was nice and clean, too. Recommended! Great outdoor pool with stunning rice field view, great for relaxing and chilling, and only 15 minutes from Canggu city center.”

– Yasintha, Indonesia

☎️ Phone number: +62813-3731-6707



6. Aura House Bali

Have you ever stayed somewhere made of bamboo? Experience the majestic and rustic beauty of Aura House Bali.

Aura House Bali - bamboo hotel

This three-story villa has two bedrooms and can accommodate four adult guests or two adult guests, plus two children. Each of its rooms has a king-size bed to make sure you have all the space you need. As a guest of this one-of-a-kind place, you also get free Wi-Fi and daily cleaning services. For your one complimentary breakfast, choose one main dish plus one drink. Plus, there’s a private pool where you can take a dip. If you’re looking for a blend of nature and uniqueness, Aura House Bali is something that you don’t want to miss.

If you want other services like bamboo workshops or tours or a massage, all you need to do is ask! Delicious and highly affordable meal options are available through room service. To enhance your experience, you can also take part in Green School, where you can learn more about sustainable practices. There’s also the Kul Kul Permaculture Farm nearby, which has a diverse team teaching about earth-friendly living. And in the Bamboo Factory, you can witness first-hand how Balinese people make strong and sustainable bamboo houses. Meanwhile, you can make the stay more memorable with the Honeymoon Pack and/or a half-day photoshoot.

The magical experience of staying in a bamboo villa is very exciting! Unfortunately, guests need to be capable of climbing stairs to be able to enjoy the accommodation. Kids must be supervised at all times because there’s a risk of falling.

Is the Aura House Bali a good fit for you? From the homepage, choose your check-in date, the number of nights you’ll stay, and the number of guests. Then, click Book Now. If your desired dates are available, simply click Book on the next page. Otherwise, select different dates. Next, you’ll see the final booking details. Provide your information, then click Confirm Booking at the bottom of the page. Lastly, pay for your stay using your credit card. You’ll see how much your reservation charge will be, and this will be added to your total bill. That’s it! The rest will be charged within seven days of your arrival.

Interior of bamboo hotel Aura House Bali


Aura House Bali - Hotel terrace

If you need to cancel, we recommend doing so at least 30 days before check-in to get a full refund. Less than 30 days prior to your stay, you’ll be entitled to 50%, while there’s no refund for cancellations made less than seven days before checking in. The host may also consider your specific circumstances if you’re able to provide sufficient documentation.

The rates also don’t move by more than 50 USD throughout the year, so you can enjoy the best pricing no matter when you plan to go. Everything you need to have a fun time is already included. But as we’ve detailed here, you can get additional services to get more value out of your stay.

💸 Average price per night: from 432 USD (minimum of two nights, unless the second night has been booked by another guest beforehand)

💎 Facilities: Private pool

🛎️ Services: Daily cleaning, transportation services, bamboo-related tours

📍 Location:

🌟Onbali Expert Review Score: 9.3/10

Google Reviews: 4.9/5

Guest Reviews

“We had the most amazing stay. The house is

a work of art, and we loved all the details. The breakfast was delicious, and we loved having the fresh water machine. The staff were lovely too. We would highly recommend it. The team even made a flower bath for us. I can’t wait to go back and bring my whole family. 10*

– Sam

Excellent!! We loved this sustainable

bamboo house with novel architecture in the middle of the Balinese jungle. We spent three days in Aura House and greatly enjoyed our floating breakfasts, yoga sessions, and massage in the privacy of the house. We also attended the tours to Green School and Green Farm and loved the energy of the whole place.

We highly recommend this place, and we will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you so much, Aura House, for making our stay so unique and special.”

– Patricia Collado

☎️ Phone number: +62 811-3922-254



7. Boutique Hotel Sensation

Boutique Hotel Sensation is part of a global chain of hotels located in the most popular destinations in the world, including Paris, London, and, of course, Bali. The one here shines, even for those with the most elevated tastes.

Aerial view of the round white building of the Boutique Hotel Sensation with a swimming pool

If you want to bring everyone on the trip, there’s definitely enough room in Boutique Hotel Sensation’s seven bedrooms. However, this roomy tropical escape is more than just spacious. It’s luxurious in every sense of the word. This beachfront property gives you a remote escape that is also surrounded by beautiful tropical plants and trees. If you want to be served breakfast, you have a choice of continental or Asian options.

What guests love about this place is that it gives them everything they dream of when they think of tropical paradise. Bali is specifically known for its lush greens and picturesque ocean views, and here, you have both! You also have the villa manager to assist you with anything that you want, from delicious meals to a massage.

Booking is also pretty easy and straightforward because it can be accomplished using Just go to the page for this hotel, select the dates that you want to stay, and look for the I’ll Reserve button. Then, on the next page, provide your booking details. For the final step, pay for your stay. You’ll be able to use any payment method that’s accepted by the booking platform. However, there’s one catch: canceling at any time will cost you your entire booking payment.

View of the pool from the Boutique Hotel Sensation, a couple is swimming in the pool, and one person is sunbathing near the pool


Sensation Luxury Boutique Hotel with living area, private pool and sea access

If you’re sensitive to noise, you should know that motorcycles are allowed on the nearby beach. Unfortunately, this is something beyond management’s control. There are also no special features for persons with disabilities, and some walkways may not allow wheelchair access. We strongly recommend asking the management all your questions so that you can know for sure whether or not this hotel will be a good fit.

During the peak season, rates can rise to more than double the lowest off-season pricing. For some dates, the hotel commands five times the lowest price! So, if you want to get a taste of this sensational experience and you’re on a tight budget, try to shop around for the best rates.

Still, everything is definitely worth it! From the private pool to the charming living area, every piece in this accommodation exudes luxury that’s truly Balinese. Boutique Hotel Sensation is perfect for large groups. So, whether it’s a family reunion or a corporate team-building event, this option is genuinely sensational!

💸 Average price per night: from 144 USD

💎 Facilities: Private pool

📍 Location: Kerambitan, Desa Tibubiyu, Pantai Pasut, Bali 82122 – Tabanan

🌟Onbali Expert Review Score: 10/10

Tripadvisor: 5/5

Guest Reviews

“This is perhaps the most beautiful and luxurious villa we have ever stayed at in Bali. You can appreciate the creativity and love the owners have put into this dream location to make it astonishingly unique. The place was spectacular. Boutique Villas Sensation is beautiful, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Everything went well, and the accommodation was clean and cozy. We arrived a bit late, but it was very easy to communicate with the host, and it was smooth to check in.”

– Agatha

It was the perfect vacation. We were so privileged to have the opportunity to stay here! It met and exceeded all expectations. There were so many beautiful, thoughtful little details that we appreciated! We are so happy we have had this experience, which we will look back on for many years. Thank you!!! I would recommend this villa to anyone.”

– Dohabach

☎️ Phone number: +6281353289121



Expert Opinion

In my ten years in Bali, I’ve had my share of mini vacations on the island. And to expand my experiences even more, I wholeheartedly welcome unusual hotels in Bali. There are so many interesting concepts, and I hope you’ll see one in this list that you’re keen to try.

Based on my personal research and experience, these are the best unusual hotels:

To be clear, the alternative approaches of all the hotel options in this article are great. They’re already top-notch hotels in their own right, with amazing staff, picturesque views, and everything else needed to have a relaxing experience.

Considering their price points, all of them are pretty much equal on that level. Therefore, the only thing that would determine the ranking is the actual uniqueness of the experience that you can get. And based on this criterion, these three prove themselves to be better than the rest. The management in these places has successfully created unfamiliar and unique strategies in hospitality management that pay off big time.

So, if you’re seeking an out-of-this-world experience in Bali, booking a room in an unusual hotel is the way to go. Enjoy your stay!


Guide and the author of the project On Bali

The author of our website is from Jakarta, Indonesia. Being brave enough to go with the flow, the author settled in Bali more than ten years ago. With hobbies that include arts and culture, the author gained a deep understanding of Balinese traditions. Excellent writing skills help the author transfer all these impressions onto our website. An ever-lasting desire to share knowledge and experience with others makes the author the perfect guide to Bali.

Date of Last Update: April 22, 2024