Best Places for Backpackers in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

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Top 34 hostels in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

These are the 34 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

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Villa Phyphy 2

100 /100

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Villa Phyphy 2

Introducing VILLA PHYPHY 2, Gili Trawangan. 12 Quaint, nouveau style rooms, we have 7 double bed and 5 twin beds, 14 m Lap pool, 3 minutes by bicycle to the beach, sunset and harbor. All the amenities; AC, Internet, lounge bar with large screen satellite TV! Our experienced, friendly staff...
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Banana Leaf Bungalows

100 /100

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Banana Leaf Bungalows

Banana Leaf features 8 private rooms & bungalows surrounded by beautiful garden, only 200 metres from the beach with the local harbor, turtle snorkeling point, restaurants and bars all within walking distance. Choose from our private double-bed fan bungalows, twin or double AC rooms, or our new...
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Gili Nyepi

100 /100

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Gili Nyepi

Gili Nyepi is a small family-run resort (Indonesian& Dutch) with 4 private bungalows set in a tranquil lush green garden. The bungalows at Gili Nyepi , air conditioning and fan, garden views, nice big bathrooms, private terraces, a daily housekeeping service, laundry service on request ,WiFi con...
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Cozybaze

98 /100

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Cozybaze

Welcome to Cozybaze! Cozybaze is the newest hostel on Gili Trawangan where great service, awesome facilities and relaxing vibes come together. We are located in the North West of the island, just a few hundred meters away from the beach on both sides. Being surrounded by coconut plantations you g...
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My Mate

94 /100

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My Mate's Place

WINNER 2019 BEST HOSTEL in INDONESIA by HOSTELWORLD as voted by our guests As the largest hostel on the island, My Mate's Place boasts a huge, buzzing social area where by day you can chill on one of our cozy beanbags before hitting up our bar by night to socialise with the other guests. Once our...
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M Box

93 /100

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M Box

Experienced so well in managing M Box Seminyak Bali and also M Gili in Gili Trawangan , We finally understand that only one 'M' in Gili Trawangan is not enough, so here we offer to you M BOX! Same Vibes, same comfortable rooms but bigger one! We're located in Jalan Kepiting , based perfectly i...
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Daily Gili Hostel

93 /100

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Daily Gili Hostel

Surrounded by nice welcoming neighborhood, reliable restaurants, mini marts, bike rentals, heaps of diving centers and yoga place would make your staying experience much better. Providing you a very nice room standards, great level of cleanliness with a touch of style. Available in twin rooms and mi...
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Villa PhyPhy 3

93 /100

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Villa PhyPhy 3

Close to the beach and very central location , Villa Phyphy 3 Gili Trawangan, a series of local chain accommodation in Gili Trawangan. Experienced so well in managing other villa Phyphy 1 and villa Phyphy 2 in Gili Trawangan and Bali. We deeply understand your needs and We know that you'll love to e...
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Broken Compass

92 /100

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Broken Compass

Welcome to Broken Compass, the most unique hostel on Gili Trawangan. Known for our great decor and art work, chilled atmosphere, amazing food, friendly staff and infamous events such as Beats n Burgers and Pub Quiz. We have a large chill out area, restaurant and bar, swimming pool and a ping pong ta...
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Deep House

92 /100

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Deep House

Deep House is located five minutes' walk from the harbor where all boats arrive and the party scene rages. Its a five minute walk from Sunrise Beach which is the best beach for swimming and snorkeling on the island. Deep House is on a beautiful shady, tree-lined lane.The bungalows are brand new...
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Blue Whale Guesthouse

91 /100

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Blue Whale Guesthouse

Newly opened in June 2018, Blue Whale Guesthouse has ideally located a short distance from the harbor, bars, restaurants, and beach! Clean and comfortable en-suite shower rooms (double or twin), with free breakfast, air con, and free WiFi. Each room has an outdoor seating area, either private ter...
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Kiayazo homestay

91 /100

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Kiayazo homestay

Comfortable resting place, Quiet (away from the fray), cheap, has a pretty wide flower garden, with friendly staff. Our hotel is close to the beach only 2 minutes and from the Harbour just 5 minutes, To get to where the sunrice view only takes 3 minutes while for Sunset view you can go only 10 minu...
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La Favela

90 /100

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La Favela

La Favela is a newly renovated space located in Gili Trawangan, only 496 meters or 6 minutes walk from the beach and harbour. Theses large, bright and colourful rooms with air-con have been stylishly decorated with locally sourced materials by it's South American owners. La Favela is bright,...
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Compass Divers Hostel

90 /100

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Compass Divers Hostel

As one of the newest boutique hostels on the island, Compass Divers brings a chilled vibe to your travels. Being a road back from the main strip means you can relax without being too far away from all the fun the island has to offer, you can even enjoy scuba diving with us! Our three-bed rooms f...
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Wonderland Guesthouse

88 /100

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Wonderland Guesthouse

Wonderland is a cozy, friendly little backpackers guesthouse close to cafes, beach, bars and local village. We love to welcome guests with live music and cold drinks on the outdoor lounge under the glow of the fairy lights... so come & make some new best friends, learn some Indonesian songs & party...
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Good Vibes Bungalows

88 /100

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Good Vibes Bungalows

Good Vibes is for backpackers wanting private rooms with the same party vibe as a hostel. The bar onsite is a great way to meet other travellers and have cheap drinks. The tropical island style bungalows are built with wood and bamboo and only opened in March of 2016. Each private room is air-condit...
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Gili Divers Divecamp

88 /100

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Gili Divers Divecamp

Gili Divers Divecamp offers 3 simple rooms with AirCon, shared bathrooms with fresh water and lockers for the belongings. Right next to the rooms there is a pool surrounded by tropical plants. Divecamp also offers a book swap and free WiFi. Gili Divers Divecamp features PADI and SSI dive courses...
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Panda Cottage

87 /100

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Panda Cottage

Panda is the solution to your holiday accommodation. Located on a paradise island of Gili Trawangan (Gili T) Lombok With views of the beach and the underwater world are very beautiful. With a very affordable price, it is suitable for you all of the backpacker. Panda offers accommodation with dif...
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Gili Castle

87 /100

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Gili Castle

Are you looking for a place where you party by the pool, challenge our 6 meter climbing wall then free fall 6 meters in to the pool, enjoy Bintangs and awesome music at our bar during the day and night?? Then Gili Castle is the place for you! Our amazing staff know the island well and are open for e...
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Gili Mansion

85 /100

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Gili Mansion

Are you looking for a place that has an awesome party vibe, a big swimming pool to cool down and is surrounded by a great social area and bar that brings all travelers together? Then Gili Mansion is the place for you! Our team will make you feel welcome and make sure you have the best time on Gili T...
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Gili La Boheme

85 /100

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Gili La Boheme

La Boheme (3 bed dorm rooms & private rooms)is the place to be if you want to chill out and meet lots of new friends! Our friendly staff and guests will make you feel like you are in your own place! We are just off of the main road, but still close enough to bike or walk (5 minutes to main street...
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Gili La boheme Sister

85 /100

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Gili La boheme Sister

Come and join your new family at La Boheme sister. This is an amazing, fun and friendly hostel where you can live the bohemian dream. Our excellent staff will make you feel at home from the second you walk through the door. This colourful and vibrant hostel is the perfect blend of partying and r...
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La Boheme Mini

84 /100

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La Boheme Mini

La Boheme Mini is a small scale hostel on Gili T. The hostel offers 3 bed dorm rooms (3) and one private room. The best place to stay and get to know other travelers in a relax atmosphere, feeling like its your own home! The hostel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main street and harbor....
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Padanta Homestay

83 /100

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Padanta Homestay

This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Situated 10 minutes’ walk from Gili Trawangan Harbour, Padanta Homestay features free Wi-Fi access throughout the guest house. Rooms here are air-conditioned and will provide you with garden views from...
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Gili Beach Bum

79 /100

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Gili Beach Bum

As Gili T's only beach front hostel, Gili Beach Bum offers the best island vibes with a beach side pool bar, spacious air conditioned rooms, free breakfast and great parties! Gili Beach Bum Hotel is a uniquely designed dorm hotel with spacious and fully air conditioned rooms boasting beautiful mu...
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Aquaddiction Dive & Bungalows

76 /100

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Aquaddiction Dive & Bungalows

Aquaddiction is a centrally situated beachfront property with private poolside bungalows, classic double rooms and 3 bed dorms. All three room styles have en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and wi-fi whilst the poolside bungalows also have a terrace to relax. They provide a great base for div...
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Hostel Jati Village

74 /100

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Hostel Jati Village

Jati Village hostel its located in Jati village exotic garden in the front of our swimming pool area, we provide a restaurant with choices of western, mediterranean and indonesian dishes. Join us every evening around the swimming pool in our large chilling bar area (bar is open from morning until la...
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GiliFit Gym and Fitness

73 /100

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GiliFit Gym and Fitness

The Only Hostel on Gili Trawangan with a gym, swimming pool, pool bar, basketball court and WiFi. If your interests are daily fitness, diving & snorkelling or even just relaxing by the pool with an ice cold bintang, there is always an option here. Basic Breakfast is served at our Bar under our...
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Good For Ya Knee 2

69 /100

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Good For Ya Knee 2

Welcome to Good For Ya Knee 2, sister of Good For Ya Knee located just around the corner, Our dorm rooms sleep 4 people with 1 shared toilet/shower. Our dorm rooms are air conditioned and breakfast is included in the price. We provide linen, towels and WIFI. Free water, tea and coffee is availabl...
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Alfia Gili Kita Bungalow

68 /100

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Alfia Gili Kita Bungalow

Alfia Gili Kita Bungalow offers rooms have a private terrace with views of the garden. You can arrange diving and snorkelling with the help of the hotel staff. Alfia Gili Kita Bungalow provides brightly painted rooms with simple furnishings. Rooms include a TV, wardrobe and seating area in...
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Gerald & Syifa Family

63 /100

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Gerald & Syifa Family

Gerald and Syifa Family offers you private rooms with Airconditioning or Fan, perfect for your stay in Gili Trawangan. We offer you free breakfast every morning with lombok coffee or tea which we will serve at your room. There is free Wi-Fi to enjoy. Furthermore, towels and toiletpaper are provi...
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Jungle Hotel

60 /100

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Jungle Hotel

Jungle Hotel is 5 bungalows right in the heart of the main party strip of Gili T All bungalows have 2 queen beds, aircon and fan, ensuite, patio sitting area. Wifi and Desalinated water showers is also included. Max occupancy is 3 guests per room. included in the room is big breakfast and our sta...
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Villa Phyphy

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Villa Phyphy

Introducing VILLA PHYPHY, Gili Trawangan. A 5 Quaint, nouveau style rooms, 10 meters swimming pool, central location, 5 minutes walk to the beach and harbor. All the amenities; all bedrooms with AC, free Internet, free breakfast, bar with large screen 48 inch satellite TV! Experienced and friendly...
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Gili Sapontanoya

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Gili Sapontanoya

Gili Sapontanoya is located in Gili Trawangan, 700 m from Sunset Point. The bed and breakfast has a sun terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar, while breakfast is served in the room. Guests also benefit from free WiFi access. Rooms at Gili...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

If you're already planning to visit Gili Trawangan, Indonesia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

RELAXING IN GILI TRAWANGAN – (GILI T) 

  RELAXING IN GILI TRAWANGAN – (GILI T)  ENJOYING THE RIDE If the sea is not your friend, like myself, it would be a smart idea to invest in some seasickness tablets before boarding this nice, 1.5 – 2.5 hour ride (depending on your departure city) over to the beautiful Gillie Islands. If you really hate the thought of boats, you do have the option to fly, but just think about how many massages you could enjoy for the price of that flight!

Becky Wangen

Other city to visit

After Kuta, I have been to Ubud. Ubud is well known for the beautiful rice field. So rent a bike fore not even 4$ for the day and it includes a delicious meal at the end of the day and go all around Ubud and visit the rice field. It is worth it! And cycling eliminates all the alcohol that you had drink the nights before in Kuta. You will take a lot of picture, because the landscapes are amazing! Another activity to do is the monkey forest. You will spend a very fun day with the monkeys. Don’t forget to bring snacks or bananas for them if you want them to come close to you. They are very funny. You will have the chance to see other monkeys if you do the Mont Batur hike. This volcano hike is little hard, but it is the most incredible things I have seen! You will be proud of you to wake up at 2 am to hike and watch the sunshine at the top of this volcano at 5 or 6 am. On your way down there are a lot of monkeys waiting for snacks! The city of Ubud is also well known for the art. I bought 2 beautiful painting that you can roll and put in your backpack and it is really cheap. Go do some shopping you will be impressed. Other activities that you can do are rafting in the jungle, coffee and tea degustation and there are a couple of temples to visit. Ubud was one of my favourite places in Bali. You need to go for a couple days or even a week. The only thing that I didn’t like in Ubud was the roasting pig. It is a very traditional Indonesian meal. As an animal lover I hated to see the complete pig and was not able to eat it… Bali is a paradisiac island and it is more and more popular to go spend holidays over there. I recommend it for sure to go to Kuta and Ubud. What is nice about Bali is that you can also go beyond. There are a lot of nice other islands very close that you can go by boat for cheap. I will talk about Noosa Lembongang, Gili trawangan and Lombok  islands in my next article.

Marie

Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan - Bliss 20kms from Bali

I had heard a few things here and there about the Nusa Penida group of islands on previous trips to Bali : Indonesia, specifically Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan so this time round, as soon as I heard them mentioned again I just had to get on the boat the next day. For those of you who have been to the Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan especially; I imagine this place is how that place was 10 years ago. Stunning scenery, a little bit rough around the edges, not overcrowded but being visited by a few like-minded, low-maintenance travellers of all ages enjoying the serenity that islands like this offer.

Natalie Simpson

Six memorable features of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Gili Trawangan island located in the Lombok strait between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok, is the biggest of the three Gili islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Last December when I decided to take the trip to Gili Trawangan and spend a week (including New Year’s Eve and Day) there, I did not know what to expect. I had read a few blogs by travelers who had contrasting and extreme views of the place. After spending six days on the island, I found the many aspects of the place quite irresistible. The rustic charm of the island did not take much time to win me over.

Tamshuk

Lombok and Gili Island in Indonesia

Mount Rinjani is located in Lombok island, Indonesia. It is the second highest active volcano with 3,726 meters. This is a “Short Gateway + Hike” trip! Starts with Hiking at Mount Rinjani then moved to Gili Trawangan to relax yourself and enjoy with the beach and sun after a hardcore activity.

Jin

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