Good place to stay and work-Alaya hotel and resort in Kuta
Right next to the Echo beach. They have fibre optic internet, a pool, Skype booths, gardens and conference rooms. Dojo Canggu also has a nice cafe with fresh fruit smoothies.
Fairly quiet place with good WiFi. The tables are big and they have plenty of space. Good coffee too!
Lineup Hub has a nice location with blazing fast WiFi. Loved the rooftop area and the PlayStation. I was paying around 800k rp here per month. Many nomads that come here live in Kuta or Seminyak or Legian. Skype rooms are available along with hot desks.
Kuta is quite safe. Too touristic for my taste though. You have to get a bike to be able to move between the cities and it’s amazing that, like the most cities in Indonesia, Kuta slowly becomes Denpasar without you even realizing. With a bike everything is so close. You’ll need a couple of hours to go and explore the north or the south of the island.