Soft landing in Bali

Bali is gloriously beautiful, life-altering + outrageously fun. It can also feel really intimidating and foreign.

For some, Bali is profoundly far away. The culture-shock, timezone, politics, and general unknown are all reasons why people only get as far as re-posting Bali scenery on Pinterest—and not purchasing a plane ticket. We get it. Bali is a vastly different place than anywhere else on Earth—for that, it’s deeply special, but can feel a little daunting.

That’s why we created our special hassle-free landing packages — tailored for individuals + groups looking for an incredible adventure, but with expert guidance and convenience up-front. All you have to do is show up at the airport, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Let us take care of you.

Save yourself a headache from planning your move to Bali. Leave us your email and we will send you more details about our hassle-free landing packages and how we can help you with that.

Our hassle free landing service includes:

Your home away from home

We’ve partnered up with a few accommodation providers in Ubud to provide you with a peaceful hideaway home to have a magnificent experience in Bali.

Unlimited membership at Hubud

We’ll treat you to coffee or green juice when you arrive, answer all your questions, and connect you to the people and places you need to get the most out of Bali.

Your home away from home

Dive into Hubud; connect with the incredible community, learn something new at one of the 30+ events/month, and get productive in one of the world’s Top 10 Coworking Spaces (Forbes 2016, Lonely Planet 2017).

An instant tribe

There will likely be a few other intrepid travellers joining you on this adventure, staying at the same place. Think of them as your first friends in Bali—who knows, you might be soulmates.

Airport pickup

When you’re jet-lagged, the last thing you want is to organize your taxi and make sure your ride is safe and priced right. We’ll sort you out with a trusted driver waiting for you.

SIM card with prepaid Internet

Phone calls + internet ready on landing? Boom. Get here and touch base back home immediately with 4GB, without missing a beat.

Welcome kit

A beautiful Balinese box full of useful goodies which will help you during your first days in Ubud. What’s inside? We can’t really tell – you better figure it out yourself.

Shuttle to Hubud

We will make sure that you find a way to Hubud, at least in the first few days until you’re comfortable driving a scooter.

“I can’t emphasize enough how easy Hubud team made everything for me. A smiling driver picked me up from the airport and took me to my accommodation where a beautiful hand-woven basket full of local tips, inspiration and a map to get me started was waiting for me. They even helped arrange a cake for me because it was my birthday! Nothing is ever too much for them and I feel like I have just landed myself a big, lovely family right here in the centre of Ubud.”

Delia Monk
, Southeast Asia Travel Specialist.

Can I see a sneak peak?

Our approach is simple: treat our guests like family while we guide and inspire.

With a dynamic team that consists of locals + long-term expats, we can navigate Bali blindfolded while juggling coconuts. Well… maybe not coconuts.

We’ve done all the footwork for you: no negotiations, searching for housing, or difficult surprises—just cannonballs in the pool and waking up to a rice paddy view.

Sounds great, can I bring my whole team?

Sure thing! Our customized group packages offer a comprehensive experience of Bali. Perfect for corporate retreats, start-ups, education groups, or business team getaways.

Interested? Get your details on the Visiting Tribes Package.

Frequently asked questions:

I want to come to Bali and stay for awhile. What do I need to do next?

Step 1. Download our Moving to Bali guide.
Step 2. Contact Hubud about our Soft Landing Package.
Step 3. Buy your airfare, apply for your visa, and prepare to drink fresh coconut water!

Living in Bali: What’s it Really Like?

Bali’s sheer beauty astounds visitors all year round, many of whom decide to make it their temporary (and sometimes permanent) home. Spangled with temples and gorgeous scenery, it also possesses its own character of grit + contrast. Motorbiking through the streets of Ubud for the first time is a confetti of sensory experiences, ripe with the smells of incense, burning trash, and frangipanis—glowing with the sight of ceremonial dress, and ringing with the clatter of Gamelan. Bali is one of the most spectacular riots of loveliness in the entire world, and it’s a place we aim to commune with—and be in service to—as we make it our home.

Living here can be equally “Meet, Play, Motorbike” and “Eat, Pray, Love.”

For members of Hubud who have digital nomad, entrepreneurial, and startup ambitions, “Silicon Bali” can be an incredible place to set up shop. On the flip side, if you’re into yoga, adventure sports, and green juice—well, this is the place for you. Yes, all the rumors are true: Bali really is a paradise of sorts, but it’s not without its own flaws. We created an ebook for curious folks who want the inside scoop on what it’s really like to live here—without the Hollywood lens.

I have so many questions and don’t even know where to start! Can you tell me about living costs, hotels, visas, schools, yoga... and basically everything?

Good news! Our “Moving to Ubud Guide” is packed with all the info you need. Twenty-five of our members contributed to our study, from various backgrounds and lifestyles. So whether you’re an individual on a one month workathon or partners looking to make a new home in paradise, just sign up for our mailing list here and our pet robot will fire it off to you immediately!

I’m visiting Ubud for just a few days. Can you still help me with accommodation?

While we try our best to support our members, we’re not equipped to help with accommodation outside of the Soft Landing Package.

There is, however, a wide array of housing available in and around Ubud, depending on what you are looking for. A simple room in a shared house can be found for as little as $150 – ­$200 a month, with a luxury 3­-4 bedroom house running $4000­ – $5000 a month. Facebook groups are always a good place to start looking, and once you’ve arrived, check out the community boards across the town for housing ads.

I’m curious about how to relocate to Bali. Can you help me?

Yes! Hubud’s Soft Landing Package is here to help moving to Bali with ease.

We’ve helped dozens of adventurers navigate the rocky reefs of relocation. Every month there are over 250 new people arriving at Hubud, and we’re always more than happy to help them. We know what they need, what challenges they are facing, what questions they have, who they want to meet, and more.

This is how we’ve crafted our Soft Landing Package. No more wasting time figuring out the logistics when you first land, we will have everything sorted for you. From airport pickup to coliving, introduction to the community and activities of your choosing, we’ll take care of you like we take care of our own mother!

Tell me more about the accommodation!

To provide you with the best experience while staying in Ubud we’re partnered up with:

The Honeymoon Guesthouse
Situated only a five-minute walk away from the heart of Ubud and 15 minutes from Hubud it ffers 30 elegant Balinese style guest rooms set in lush tropical gardens.

The Sarin Villas
Situated right behind Hubud, in the heart of Ubud. It’s a 3 storey building with 9 rooms built on a 1,500 meter square tropical garden in the middle of rice fields.

Pertiwi Bisma 2
This charming Balinese family-style hotel is situated within a 10 minutes walking distance to Hubud. The accommodation boasts a panoramic views of beautiful rice terraces, what Ubud is famed for! It’s the best option for those seeking a good quality accommodation, in a peaceful and relaxed environment.

How far in advance do I need to contact Hubud to register for the Soft Landing Package?

We would require at least 6 weeks notice (but in general—the sooner the better). Please note our package is designed to assist you with your transition during your first month in Ubud. Should you be needing our assistance afterward, we’d be more than happy to help!

What’s the payment process for your soft landing package?

We require a 50% deposit, paid at least one month before your arrival. Please note it’s a non-refundable deposit to have your accommodation arranged. The rest of your payment fee is due one week before your arrival. We accept payments by PayPal, credit card (via PayPal), by bank transfer (all bank charges paid by student) upon receiving an invoice from Hubud.

Would I meet other newly arrived members if I book the soft landing package?

There will usually be 3-6 other newly arrived Hubud members staying at your accommodation. It’s an easy, great way for you to make initial contacts.

When you arrive, we want to make sure that you are settling in well. Our staff will personally welcome you and introduce you to the community at Hubud.

With Hubud’s membership you’ll be joining the vibrant community of creatives, entrepreneurs and startup guys and girls here in Bali. While we take care of your logistics, you can just focus on learning, relaxing and experiencing all that Bali has to offer.

How do I get a visa to Bali? Can you help me out with that?

We don’t provide sponsorship letter or visa advice for our members. However, we do have several recommended visa consultants and agents. Get in touch with us if you’d like to be connected with them.

Can you help me find a job in Bali?

Most of our members run their own businesses or work remotely for their overseas company. Within Hubud, our members often form connections, collaborate on projects, or hire one another for freelance or long term work. We highly recommend trying this route if you have the flexibility to do so — some people come to Bali and end up staying much longer because they find an opportunity within the business community. You can also try to find employment beforehand, like in our digital community, Hubud Global.

We have 250+ new members every month from all over the world with various backgrounds and opportunities. We also host regular skill-sharing, brainstorming and networking sessions—up to 35 events every month. The more you take part of our community, the more likely you will make meaningful connections!

How is moving to Bali with children? Are there schools, kinder gardens, etc? Is it even possible?:)

Yes, and Bali is loaded with options for permanent schooling as well as playgroups and temporary programs. A quick search of schools in Bali will provide a detailed list of schools on the island. Here are some suggestions but please take the time to explore a path that is good for you.

Green School Bali is a world renowned school with a focus on environmentalism and sustainability. The school has been running for 8 years and the founders of Hubud all had their children in Green School. The School has had incredible visitors such as Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Richard Branson and Vandana Shiva to name a few. Hubud is often called “the Green School for adults” so there are some unique connections! The School offers daily tours so you can get a feeling for the beautiful and inspiring campus as well as their unique learning model.

Yellow Coco Creative Nest – considered one of if not the premier playgroup in Bali this magical center has daily programs and drop-ins as well as after school programs.

The Spring School – a special local and international school for little ones that has drop-ins.

Are there many other families with children at Hubud?

Yes but most of the people are single, some are couples. The Director, Chris, has two kids, the Founders have two kids and some other members have families here as well. They love to bring their kids to the events and programs and the children love being at Hubud. The members are really friendly and so nice to children. Now that doesn’t mean kids can run around and do what they want. Like everyone else there are protocols as it is a coworking space. But it is really relaxed and they love it.

What is available for children at Hubud?

We don’t have specific programs for children at Hubud. However, Ubud is filled with schooling options from homeschooling to smaller schools to tutors. Plus there are play groups – pottery, painting, art, music, sports, hiking, biking, rafting. Ubud is a very social, kind, fun place.


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