Rent Apartment in Bali: A Complete Guide

Rent Apartment in Bali: A Complete Guide

Buying or renting an apartment in Bali indeed seems like a rather weird choice. The island is known for its beautiful traditional houses and architecture and lively short term or even long term stay accommodation businesses. You can see homestays, guesthouses and villas propping up every step you walk there. There is a reason why you don’t see apartments as much in the Island of the Gods. That reason is that said type of property is still blooming in Bali. So then, why rent one? If you’re confused where to start when considering renting an apartment in Bali or not, here is a guide to renting apartments in Bali to help you brainstorm and start asking some real questions. 

What are the things you need to consider?

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Know your purpose of renting an apartment 

Obviously, we can start from here. Asking what you want to do with the apartment is an important first step. Considering Bali is a tourism hotspot with a relatively strong real estate scene, trying to make a nice buck out of your property is always possible 

Know Your Needs

After thinking about what’s your purpose there, you have to know what kind of things that I have to provide myself daily. Say like food or constantly running Wi-Fi among other needs. This consideration is important because different types of accommodation gives you different kinds of facilities. Also consider about your period of stay. Thinking exactly on how long will you stay will help you be more cost-effective in your renting. 

What are the pros and cons?

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Now that we have given you some starting ideas on considering whether to rent an apartment in Bali or not, we would also like to give you what we think about apartments against other kinds of accommodations in Bali. Here are some pluses and minuses that we can think of.

Pros

  • More personal space and personalization 

With an apartment, the room is yours. As long as you don’t do anything harmful to it, you can decorate and change things up however you wanted. Other kinds of accommodations don’t allow that, and are always coming with a set of facilities, decorations, and furnitures that you can use. If you like decorating and making yourself at home, then apartments are definitely for you. 

  • Easy access to basic needs 

Apartments are often situated within or near places where you can fulfill your basic needs. Malls, city centres, or even street shops. Your apartment is usually much closer to those places compared to villas.

  • A good balance between luxury and frugality 

Apartments sit right in the middle when it comes to both being affordable and fancy at the same time. They are, most of the time, more luxurious than homestays or guesthouses. Yet, they are also keeping it modest in comparison to villas. 

  • Perfect for long term stays 

Apartments are much more suited if you’re staying for more than a few months. Once you get to know your place and your surroundings living there becomes easier and exciting. Other accommodations can get boring if you stay there too long. 

Cons:

  • Lack of provided facilities 

As we have stated earlier, sometimes the personalization of your apartment is a trade-off for lack of available services. You have to cook, clean, and prepare things by yourself. 

  • Often far away from the fun 

We’ve told this before as well, but apartments are usually built in Denpasar or nearby places. And they are usually built inland, near main roads or city centres. This means that they  can be a bit further from where the fun is. 

Now that we’ve given you some pros and cons, let’s look at a particularly important part of renting apartments or any other kinds of property in Bali: regulations. 

Know the Local Laws and Regulations 

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This is a rule particularly in Bali that you must be really careful for. Not only apartments, but other kinds of accommodations such as guesthouses, homestays, bed and breakfasts, villas, and even hotels are also included. This is because of Indonesia’s notoriously difficult land permit and regulation applications, especially for foreign-owned businesses. What this means is that sometimes, the apartment or other kinds of property you are looking to buy (or worse, have already bought) holds a temporary license which will expire after some time. If this happens, surprise crackdowns from authorities that leads to the suspension of your place can occur. Hence, it is better to be careful, particularly if you are thinking of buying an apartment to invest in Bali’s real estate industry. Also, there are local laws in place that determine types of accommodations that are permissible. You can read more on our post surrounding airbnb and property management in Bali 

Apartment Recomendations

1. KAEN apartments 

Location: Jl. Pantai Seseh, Ds. Cemagi, Kab. Badung, Bali

Facilities:  

  •  24 hour room service
  •  Unlimited Wi-Fi
  •  Air Conditioning 
  • Safety Box 
  • Cable TV
  • Hot and Cold Water

Price:  

  • 129k IDR per night
  • 5880k IDR for 30 nights

2. Sayang Residence II

rent apartment bali sayang residence
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Location: Jl. Bedugul No.25A, Sidakarya, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80224

Facilities:  

  •  Wi-Fi
  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Parking 
  •  Pool

Price: 

  • 273k IDR per night 
  • 8206k IDR per 30 nights 

3. Bali True Living Apartment 

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Location: Jl. Imam Bonjol, Perumahan Budha Cemeng Ukir no 1, Pemecutan Klod, Kec. Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80119

Facilities: 

  • Wi-Fi 
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Breakfast 

Price:  

  • 295k IDR per night 
  • 9633k IDR for 30 nights

4. The Studio

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Location: Jl. Kunti II No.11, Padangsambian Klod, Kec. Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80361

Facilities: 

  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Breakfast
  •   Free Parking
  •  Wi-Fi 
  • Cable TV
  • Hot water

Price: 

  • 233k IDR per night
  • 6964k IDR for 30 nights

5. Clio Apartments Bali

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Location: Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Facilities: 

  • Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Breakfast
  • Massage 
  • Wireless Music Speaker

Price:  

  • 472k IDR per night 
  • 13557k IDR for 28 nights

6. Casa Bidadari Suite and Apartment Seminyak  

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Location: Jalan Bidadari No.15, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Facilities:  

  • Wi-Fi 
  • Car Rental, Service, and Parking
  •  Security
  •  Drug store
  • Air Conditioned 
  • Swimming Pool

Price:  

  • 324k IDR per night 
  • 9720k IDR for 30 nights

7. Sara Residence by Nakula 

rent apartment bali sara residence by nakula
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Location: Jalan Nakula, Legian, Kuta, Bali 80361

Facilities:  

  • Swimming pool
  • Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Coworking Space
  • Cafe

Price:  

  • 611k IDR per night
  • 13196k IDR for 30 nights

8. Sofi Apartment at Jayakarta Residence  

Sofi Apartment rent bali
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Location: Jl. Werkudara Residence A No 6412, 80032 Legian, Indonesia 

Facilities:  

  •  Wi-Fi
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Spa 
  •  Free Parking
  •  Bar

Price:  

  • 405k IDR per night
  • 18104k IDR for 30 nights

9. Pom Pom’s Canggu 

Pom Pom’s Canggu Room
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Location: 80a Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, 80351 Canggu, Indonesia

Facilities:  

  •  Wi-Fi
  •  Swimming Pool 
  •  Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  •  Free Parking 

Price:  

  • 199k IDR per night 
  • 3980k IDR for 20 nights

And we’re finished! Did we end up convincing you to rent one? Or did we actually dissuade you from renting one? Wherever you are, we hope that you have a great time in Bali! 


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