A Homestay at Uluwatu Beach, Bali

by Ice on August 20, 2009


A homestay is the Asian version of a Bed and Breakfast.

This is a homestay that we visited at Uluwatu Beach. The rates at this place varied from 30,000 to 150,000 Rupiah per night ($3.00 to $15.00 US dollars).

Not a very Indonesian sounding name…

Thomas Homestay Sign

The entrance….

Thomas Homestay Uluwatu

The rooms….

The Rooms at Thomas Homestay

More Rooms at Thomas Homestay

Magnificent views from the dining area…

The View from Dining Area Thomas Homestay

And something tells me that a German runs the place…

Evidence of a German


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Thomas September 7, 2009 at 2:13 pm


do you have a contact for thomas homestay? thx thomas

Ice September 8, 2009 at 3:28 am

Hallo Thomas,
Here the contact details:

Thomas Cliff Cafe & Homestay
Ph.: +62 81 337 56030

Jl. Padang Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Bali

dedy fenitania September 19, 2009 at 4:50 am

hello thomas,

I`m dedy and I would spend some days in “thomas homestay” from 20. – 22.09.2009.
Your Phone number did not work. Do you have a new Phone Number?
please let me know. (email : dedy.fenitania@gmail.com)
thanks a lot!

Frieder September 24, 2009 at 7:05 am

hey, I tried to call this number with my Singaporean cell phone, but it’s not working (error msg is “number error”). Do you have any idea why?

Thx, Frieder

Ice October 24, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Sorry…the number posted was incorrect.

The correct number is +62 81 3377 56030

Sheryl Gabriel May 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Hi! I absolutely love the view of your place. Do you have vacancies for a 1 nite booking on the 10th or the 11th of May? I’m looking at the room facing the beach 🙂


Ice May 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm

We have nothing to do with the homestay.
Here are their contact details:
Thomas Cliff Cafe & Homestay
Ph.: +62 81 337 56030

jb November 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm

this was a big let down…we called ahead before we got in a cab from kuta and asked if they had availability and for how much. the woman said 180,000 rp and that they had wifi. when we got there the woman said the rooms were 250,000 rp and found out there is no wifi and the rooms were horrible. being our first time to bali, we didn’t know where to look. there was no running water in out scary bathroom, not even for the toilet. the view and the beach were amazing, but we soon found much better accommodations down the street for half the price, with wifi and friendly people who run it. Jack House Homestay, 120,000 a night and clean beds and working bathrooms, and motorbikes for 35,000 a day.

A July 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Hey jb

Do you have the information for the Jack House Homestay?

Thank you so much!

Ice July 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Sorry. We’re not familiar with the Jack House Homestay.

calvin January 14, 2012 at 1:29 pm

hey was just wondering if it was possible to stay here for over a year?

Ice January 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm

The only way you’ll know is to ask them. I think they would be delighted to have the long-term income.

Emily Ahn January 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I tried calling Thomas Home Stay in order to make a reservation this February (+62 81 3377 56030, as listed above) – but it’s not going through. An automated recording informs me that the number is incorrect/does not exist. Has the place closed down?

Ice January 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Sorry. Don’t know. These places come and go. You’ll have to do an internet search and see if you can find a more recent post by someone who has stayed there. We haven’t been back to Bali since this post.

Emily Ahn February 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Ok, thanks for your response. If I find any information, I’ll post it.

Emilie May 8, 2012 at 12:47 am

We had lunch about one week ago (around April 30) at Thomas (homestay). You were playing some great music that we loved. We asked you the name of it. You said it was a friend of yours called Madison for the people. You mentioned they played at a party the day before.
Since then we tried hard to search for it on the internet and we were not able to.
Could you please let us know how to get this sound, we so much loved it.
Many thanks in advance,
Your place is very nice.
Hope to hear from you,

Emilie and Jacques from Paris

Jason July 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Thomas’ isn’t the sort of place you phone and book, more of a turn up and see if there is any space kind of place- The Indonesian guy who runs it can’t speak any English.
I stayed there for quite a bit a couple of years back, left on a boat trip and when I came back there was no room- nice lady there said I could sleep outside on a mattress, went to the toilet in the night and there was a snake eating a frog in it! Not the best nights sleep I ever had!

Ice July 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Thanks for the information. It looks like it would be an adventure stay!

Al November 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

Come on you guys can’t be serious, you don’t phone and book accommodation in ullus or anywhere else in indo .. And if you did your getting ripped off … Get on you bike have a look around get a few price’s you might have to stay somewhere else for a few nights until there is room especially since they put Tomas’s in the lonley planet … It’s an amazing spot and the owners are a bit hard to work out at first but they are super friendly .. Tomas is always grumpy after loosing a chicken fight … And anyways I would also be ”rude” if I had to listen to tourist’s complaining all day about how things aren’t like home

Al November 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

Also try get the massive bedrooms with 3double beds and own bathroom if staying for anything Over 3weeks you should get it for around 150000 a night but we have got it cheaper depends how busy they are

Ice November 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Sorry…we are not the owners of Thomas homestay.
We just stopped there one afternoon.

Hannah April 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm


I stayed here for 10 days or so in april 2012. Was super cheap and amazing views etc. Not for the luxury traveler though, especially if you have problems with the heat. Try and pick a top level room because on a still night its really damn hot and sticky even despite the fact you are right next to the ocean.

Budget accommodation but you have to barter. They tried to overcharge us but it didn’t work. Its a turn up and check availability kind of place for sure… they want the business especially if you will be there a while so any room they have spare is one room less income for that night…. so.. they want your business but you should push on price. We didn’t eat there much and I think that pissed him off a bit but other than that they were friendly and we were satisfied. Make sure you have hired a moped though. Couldn’t imagine staying here without your own transport. We were on a surf trip and it was best central location for bukhit peninsula.

Ice April 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Thank you for you feedback Hannah. We’ve had a few people visit our blog and ask us about this place but we’ve never stayed there.

Adrian November 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I won´t talk about the deficient facilities (same water problems, plus we took a look to the kitchen…well.. they are not specially clean to say it politely, of course is a homestay but) but I will talk about the terrible and threatening people that works and lives in this place. When we arrived we asked for the price of one room, they said 250.000 (Being in November that is expensive already for a homestay, but it was 6 am after a long trip and we wanted to sleep). The girl asked us how many days we were planning to stay and we said we were not sure, that we were thinking maybe to stay 2 nights. The next day we were treated quite badly (plus water and clean problems) so we went for a walk and we found another homestay (Rambo homestay, really nice, for 150.000). So the next day we pack our things and went to pay our bill. All mafia family was having breakfast, our suprise came when when they told us we had to pay 400.000 because we just stay one day (and that the normal price was 500.000 but he was making us a price…CRAZY). We say no, that she told us 250.000 and that she never said anything about different prices depending on the number of nights; and that is when things got aggresive. One of the man stand up (the white of the eyes was yellow, so I guess he has some drinking problems or at least hepatic) and threaten to hit us if we don´t pay what they say. We keep calmed, get some phone help from an indonesian friend of mine and get out of that place safe. (we had to pay 300.000 instead of 250.000).
In Sumary. Stay away from this place. There are a loooot of better, safer, cheaper, kinder, cleaner and a lot of …er places to be where you won´t be get any damage from a family worth of a movie of Francis Ford Coppola.

Ice November 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

Thank you Adrian for this information. We’ve never stayed there but we did visit the place…quite some time ago (2009 I think). Bali has changed quite a bit in the last few years…there is a darker side to life as the people have given up their traditional ways of life in favor of Western ways which in my opinion is detrimental and fosters greed and then crime. At least with traditional ways, people could feed their families and there was community support.

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