Hostels in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

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Get to know Gili Trawangan (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Gili Trawangan.

Gili Trawangan is a part of the Gili Islands (Gili Air and Gili Meno being the other two), and is situated in Bali, just northwest of Lombok. Trawangan is the biggest of the three. Gili Trawangan hostels are a popular tourist and backpacker destination, mostly because of the island's nice beaches, diving, snorkeling, and parties, but also for other activities. Trawangan is reachable from the mainland by ferry or boat, with multiple options available (combination bus+ferry tickets etc.), see the local transport operators for details.

An interesting piece of information about the Gili Islands is that there are no motor vehicles allowed on any of them. None. This means that your main form of transport around the islands (if not using your feet or a bike, because the islands are small and easy to walk around) are horse-drawn carts, which is actually an exceptionally nice way to travel in the area and also a sound environmental choice. Something else to note is that, of the three islands, only Gili Trawangan has an ATM. Also, there are small medical care facilities on all of the islands, but should any major injury occur, you will need to be transported to Lombok or mainland Bali.

Like mentioned before, the main things to do when you're visiting Gili Trawangan hostels involve the sea. In addition to snorkeling, diving, and general beach life, surfing has also been possible in the islands for quite a while. Please bear in mind that the locals are Muslim, so sunbathing without clothes or wearing provocatively little clothing outside of the beach is not considered respectful, and you should avoid it. That being said, the people of the Gili Islands are extremely friendly and open-minded.

Written by local enthusiast for Gili Trawangan hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Gili Trawangan hostels Miika

FAQ about Gili Trawangan Hostels

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A hostel in Gili Trawangan costs $10 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Gili Trawangan costs $27. (based on price comparison)
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Gili Trawangan Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Gili Trawangan, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
23 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$27 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Gili Trawangan
The House Hostel is the cheapest
22 Party hostels in Gili Trawangan
Atlas Gili is the best rated
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Gili Meno (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Gili Air (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Teluk Nara (7 Km / 5 mi.)
Nusa Tenggara Barat (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Senggigi (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Mataram (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Amed (44 Km / 27 mi.)

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