Gili Trawangan accommodation ranges from friendly hostels to deluxe hotels and boutique bungalows. Here’s our low-down on the best places to stay, whether you’re after beach views, good nightlife or peace and quiet…
The Budget Travellers
Travelling on a budget and rather spend your pennies on a beer than a bed? We’ve got you covered! Gili Trawangan is full of cheap hostels and fun places to stay, so you don’t need to break the bank to find somewhere comfy.
Koi Gili Guest House is the perfect choice for anyone after something cheap and cheerful. Their private rooms are surprisingly low-priced, and this guesthouse is in an amazing location on the island. Each room has a WiFi connection, and they offer bicycle rental and tours.
Daily Gili Homestay is a great option for anyone on a budget who fancies a bit of privacy. This Gili Trawangan accommodation is close to the island’s main attractions, and is ideal for any money-conscious backpackers.
The Party Animals
If you’re all about heading out into the Gili Trawangan night, these hostels are designed with you in mind. They have a great atmosphere, are close to the main strip and will be full of other tequila-lovers. Stay here if you’re a night-owl whose main goal is to make the most of this party island.
My Mate’s Place is one of the best hostels on the island – affordable, fun and full of other travellers who want to party. They also offer loads of info on tours, activities and nightlife on the island. When it comes to Gili Trawangan accommodation, this is one of the best hotels out there…
Those after late nights and a friendly atmosphere should book a bed at Good For Ya Knee! You can choose from dorm rooms or privates, both of which are really well-priced. They have different drinks deals each night, making it perfect for any party-goers.
The Solo Adventurers
Travelling alone can be intimidating, but Gili Trawangan accommodation is built with solo travellers in mind. There are some super friendly and sociable places to stay, whether you’re after wild nights or chilled vibes.
M Gili Trawangan is one of the most popular places to stay in Gili T, and is ideal for anyone travelling alone. The pool, and other recreational areas, make this a great spot to hang out and meet other people. The rooms here are relatively cheap, but you’re still getting a little bit of luxury.
Panda Hostel is a lovely place to meet other travellers without having to go out drinking. They offer small dorms, so it’s a great way to ease yourself into hostel-life if you’re new to it. The pool makes this place even more attractive. Head here for friendly staff and cheap beds.
If you’re on your honeymoon, or just travelling as a couple, you might not want to be around rowdy party-goers all the time. These are our top picks for your romantic getaway – bring your own rose petals for the bed!
Tir Na Nog Hotel is great little hideaway for anyone after a romantic island-escape. This hotel offers a beautiful pool, a fantastic on-site restaurant and the perfect atmosphere for newly-weds! It’s a reasonable but luxe place to relax and soak it all in.
If you want to stay in your own little bubble, make it a super fancy bubble with a private pool villa at Santan Gili Cottages. This little paradise cottage is stunning, and makes a great place for newly-weds to enjoy some couple-time in the sun. It’s in a great location if you do fancy venturing out into the real world.
Gili T is known as the ‘party island’, but there is a softer side to it if you know where to look. Head to the far side of the island for calm beaches, slow, villages paths and peace and quiet.
Jasai Gili Villas Resort is on the quiet side of the island, so is perfect for anyone who’s after barefoot-wandering and serenity. Rent a bicycle and take it slowly – there’s plenty to do on this side of the island and not many tourists. These villas are stunning, and the pools aren’t too shabby, either…
Gili Teak Resort is a little distance away from the main harbour and strip of late-night bars, making it perfect for anyone seeking stillness. This side of the island is often very quiet, and the resort has a wonderful relaxed feel to it. Bag yourself a bungalow by the pool and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The Kitsch Backpackers
Fancy staying somewhere quirky, cute and totally Instagrammable? These little havens are some of the best on the island, and are perfect for anyone who is endlessly taking photos of ‘plant babies’, kitsch posters and mismatched crockery.
If you fancy something a bit quirky, book a room at the wonderful Jati Village. This place has some serious style, WiFi and aircon – what more could you want? The villas here come with comfy outdoor areas and a real sense of calm to them.
For anyone seeking affordable luxury, head to Le Pirate Beach Club. This beautiful spot is right by the beach and has a private pool and great bar. With ‘gram-worthy views everywhere and thoughtful touches, this is a great choice for those after something a little bit fancy…
Gili Trawangan accommodation can be basic, but it can also be very fancy. If you’re after a place with a private pool and a luxe vibe, check these out. Live the glam life and splash out on somewhere that offers the ultimate in island getaways.
Natya Hotel offers the best of the best! This stunning hotel is home to incredible views and is in a perfect location. The rooms feel swanky and luscious, which you’ll really appreciate after a day in the sunshine. If you’re after a luxury escape, head here…
Scallyways is a name that is known across the Gilis for their beautiful resorts. Think private pools, trellises dripping with wild flowers and breathtaking views across the ocean. Go all-out with one of their plunge-pool villas and fully immerse yourself in holiday-mode.
There may be a couple of things you can’t find on Gili T, but fun and affordable accommodation is definitely not one of them! Any of the places above will leave you in good hands, all that’s left for you to do is explore and enjoy.
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