Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
East coast south of the pier
This is home to the pricier east coast digs along with many of the bars. Busy during the day and light sleepers should note this area can get extremely noisy at night.
Individual and homelySouth of the pier
T: (0370) 623 521;
Pesona is a smart and welcoming setup in the centre of things on Gili Trawangan. The deluxe air-con bungalows come with TV, DVD and air-con and are furnished with a solid four poster bed. Bathrooms ... Read the full review of Pesona Resort.
Super centralBy the pier
T: (0370) 638 513;
You can't be more more central than Gili T Resort, and while it won't win any design awards, this is a good value functional choice. Rooms are on the off-beach side of the road and while the cleaners ... Read the full review of Gili T Resort.
A few different options(0370) 642 352
T: (0370) 648 365;
The Beach House has a range of accommodation on offer, with their four-bedroom villa now somewhat worn and tired-looking piece de resistance, and selections smaller and less expensive from there. The ... Read the full review of The Beach House.
Expat favouriteSouth of the pier
T: (0370) 645 301; F: (0370) 631 945
Expat favourite Scallywags is one of the better known mid- to upper-range hotels on Gili Trawangan, located towards the southern end of the main party and not far north of some rather good beach. ... Read the full review of Scallywags.
Gili Trawangan village
Gili Trawangan village is the heart of the island's budget accommodation scene. There's little to differentiate one place from another, and at least a dozen to choose from. Just take a walk.
SpotlessGili Trawangan village
T: (0812) 3779 3533;
We couldn't find any staff here, but one of the guests, who was quite obviously rapt in the place, showed us through her room and we have to agree, this is quite a good deal. Rooms are clean, the ... Read the full review of Alexyane Paradise.
Good valueGili Trawangan village
Set in the backblocks of Trawangan village, this struck us as one of the better homestays in the area, with a pretty little frangipani-littered garden and quite sharp and clean fan-cooled rooms in a ... Read the full review of Koi Gili.
With a shady poolGili Trawangan village
T: (0812) 372 2777;
Hidden away in the back blocks of the main village on Gili Trawangan, Martas offers a better standard of accommodation than many of its neighbours, with a good little swimming pool and a garden ... Read the full review of Martas Hotel.
Streetside cheapieGili Trawangan village
T: (0817) 574 6151;
Pomodoro is another of the clutch of homestays in the back blocks of Gili Trawangan village. There's close to a dozen very similar places to this one, offering modest yet functional rooms, close to ... Read the full review of Pomodoro Homestay.
East coast north of the pier
This is Trawangan's flashpacker scene: overpriced mostly, but with good beach out front. The southern end will hear the mosque, the northern end the generator.
Backpacker friendlyNorth of the pier
T: (0818) 0374 1301;
This is a backpacker-orientated spot, set a little off the strip and run by a bunch of friendly young guys. Bungalows are simple and clean and run back through the property with the cheapest rooms ... Read the full review of Gili Smile Bungalows.
A breath of fresh airWell north of the pier
T: (0878) 6087 2506;
Nestled among a huddle of overpriced flashpacker bungalows, Italian-managed Danima Resort is a breath of fresh air with cleverly designed and spacious rooms and bungalows in a couple of ... Read the full review of Danima Resort.
Well placed but overpricedNear the turtle hatchery
T: (0370) 630 255;
Good Heart has a handful of lumbungs facing onto the street and beach beyond. They're a good size, surprisingly spacious within but don't have a balcony to speak of, which means you'll need to do ... Read the full review of Good Heart Bungalow.
Great beach hereWell north of the pier
We've a soft spot for Blue Star Bungalows even if there isn't a skerrick of shade in the place. The handful of A-frame bungalows (three facing the road and beach, the balance just out back) are clean ... Read the full review of Blue Star Bungalows.
Good family optionNorth of pier
T: (0370) 622 818;
Villa Unggal grabs attention thanks to the fair-sized freeform swimming pool that faces onto the street and beach beyond. Despite the building overlooking the pool seemingly having rooms, we couldn't ... Read the full review of Villa Unggal.
Cheap rooms out backBehind the turtle hatchery
Set pretty much straight behind the turtle hatchery tanks on the beach, Turtle Bungalow has three main styles of rooms, two-floor lumbungs, single-floor lumbungs, and, right at the rear of the ... Read the full review of Turtle Bungalows.
PopularNear the boat landing
T: (0812) 3764 347;
Keep an eye out for the large secondhand bookshop, pingpong table and a few guys laying around hollering cheap room at passersby and you'll have found Beach Wind Bungalows. For the price, this is a ... Read the full review of Beach Wind Bungalows.
Budget pitstopJust north of the market
Just about next door to Gii Deli, Abdi Homestay is a good option for budget travellers wanting to stay near the pier and night market without going back into the backblocks of the village. The ... Read the full review of Abdi Homestay.Under 150,000 Rp 2 votes Backpacker
Bit stuffy but good for threesomesNorth of the pier
T: (0852) 3954 006;
Despite the name, Beach Bungalow is just off the beach and offers what appears to be a fairly scruffy lot of rooms which turn out to be clean and acceptable inside. All the rooms we were shown had ... Read the full review of Beach Bungalow.
Good value for the areaNorth of the pier
Brother has concrete bungalows in a peachy hue staggered back through a garden that is getting the TLC is deserves. Rooms are big enough for an extra bed, though probably not for the football game ... Read the full review of Brother Bungalow.
Friendly if a little tattyT: (0819) 1725 1532;
This small mix of mostly older rooms is very basic but does the job. The upstairs room has two larger single beds, making it a decent choice for families on a budget, particularly with a large ... Read the full review of Flush Bungalows.
Well sized and well lovedNear the turtle centre
T: (0370) 664 4373;
Italian-run Dream Village has quite luxurious lumbungs on offer — the name refers to it being the owner's dream to have a place like this and he's certainly gone the extra yards in putting this ... Read the full review of Dream Village.
North and western coast
You'll pay a premium for digs along this coast, but the sunset is free -- as is the racket from the generator. Popular with families.
T: (0370) 641 575; F: (0370) 641 585
There's a Swiss hand in Desa Dunia Beda and it shows via a sharp attention to detail that helps to make this one of the most attractive properties on Gili Trawangan. The traditional wooden joglos ... Read the full review of Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort.
Great for familiesNorth west coast
T: (0370) 630 466;
Quartered away in the northeast corner of Gili Trawagan, Alam Gili is an old-school resort offering family-friendly accommodation in a quiet-ish location. Rooms are mostly of a free-standing chalet ... Read the full review of Alam Gili.
Great sunsets, good roomsNorth coast
T: (0818) 0364 0538;
Dutch owned and managed Karma Kayak is one of the last spots on the north coast of Gili Trawangan before a long stretch of nothing but sand and dust, and it's a good note to finish on. Chalet-style ... Read the full review of Karma Kayak.
A good hideawayNorthern tip of island
T: (0813) 5343 6936;
Windy Bungalows is a pretty good hideaway on Gili Trawangan. Very well finished bungalows and rooms are of a good size and not bad value for the area. All come with air-con and fresh water showers ... Read the full review of Windy Bungalows.
Interior and south coast
There's a scattering of places in the interior of the island, these are our pick of the bunch.
A great hideawayNorth central
T: (0878) 6156 6913;
A handful of places are hidden away in the northern interior of Gili Trawangan, and Australian-owned Trawangan Oasis is our pick of the bunch. Appealing to those who are really looking for a ... Read the full review of Trawangan Oasis.
Two options, both good dealsBehind the east beach
T: (0812) 3709 5478;
We were shown two main styles of lodging at Gili Hideaway: the main rooms which have access to the swimming pool and rooms in a second enclosure the staff simply referred to as umbrella, with no pool ... Read the full review of Gili Hideaway.
Curious and unusualBack off the eastern beach
T: (0818) 0573 2814;
Home Sweet Home is a curious place. It has a single fan-cooled Lombok-style lumbung as the centrepiece, with some fan-cooled rooms at rear. They're terribly different in style, but all go for the ... Read the full review of Home Sweet Home.
Budget shackSouthern tip of the island
If you're a budget traveller looking for a budget shack (and we emphasise the word shack) within spitting distance of the beach, then these are indeed the cheapest beachfront digs we found on the ... Read the full review of Trawangan Bintang Bungalows.
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