As a citizen of Indonesia, we should be proud as our beloved country has plenty of tourism destinations that are able to attract foreign travelers to come around from a far. And, amongst the marine life lovers, Gili Islands of Lombok is being one sexy attraction that is tempting all the travelers to come visiting.
From all the three islands of Gili, which are Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air; Gili Trawangan offers the best tourism attraction that anyone will find it hard to resist. Not only having a glimpse of beautiful heaven under the sea and a clean beach, Gili Trawangan also offer a nightlife paradise for travelers who are interested more to the blings of disco ball than to enjoy the sunset or sunrise – something that 2 other Gili islands do not have.
Gili Trawangan also has luxurious resorts that are ready to welcome the guests with all of their facilities, of course it will be like that as long as you are ready to drain your pocket as those various facilities can’t just be paid only with your prayers.
Luckily, in Gili Trawangan there are still plenty of accomodation that are friendly enough to backpackers and budget travelers. And if you are careful enough to choose, with rates only around $16 – $24 you could even get a comfortable accomodation with the type of a cottage that will make you be like “are you serious that the price is just this little?”
Wanna know which accomodations that have the rates around $16 – $24? Well of course there will be some conditions that you must accept when choosing one of these budget accomodation, such as the location might be quite far from the beach and slightly far from the city crowd. But don’t worry, Gili Trawangan is pretty easy to explore only by walking. And most of these accomodations are providing bike rental facilities for those who are too lazy to walk far.
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1. Good For Ya Knee Hostel & Bungalows, Super Cheap Accomodation That is Only 5 Minutes of Walking From the Beach.
If you don’t mind staying in a hostel and sleep in the same room with new people, Good For Ya Knee Hostel & Bungalows deserves to be looked upon. Distanced only about 5 minutes of walking from the beach, Good For Ya Knee offers a super cheap accomodation with the types of dormitory and private bedroom in affordable price, which is only around $16. Guests can choose to sleep in room with standard fan or the one with AC, and some rooms are equipped with private bathroom.
These are the images of atmosphere at Good For Ya Knee:
Here are some images of the rooms at Good For Ya Knee:
As an additional information, Good For Ya Knee is known for its owner’s friendliness. They are known to be sincere in providing informations regarding cool places in Gili Trawangan, including recommendations of what actitivities you can do on the island. So you don’t need to worry about not knowing what to do if you visit the island without taking any tour program from a travel agency.
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2. Poor in Budget But Desiring Accomodations with Extra Privacy? Angel’s Cottage is the Answer for It.
Having a poor travelling budget doesn’t neccessarilly mean that you must camp out while you are in Gili Trawangan. Instead, this island has a few cottage-type accomodations that are offering rates starting from around $16 – $24. One of those is Angel’s Cottage.
When seeing the building of Angel’s Cottage, you might probably not believe it that this could be a budget hotel. The cottage offers 10 rooms in a building designed similarly to Lombok’s traditional architecture, surrounded by a lush and green garden. Guests may choose rooms with facilities of double standard fan or AC.
Here are how the atmosphere looks at Angel’s Cottage:
These are closer looks at various cottages in Angel’s Cottage with all the rooms inside:
The location of Angel’s Cottage is not very close to the beach and city crowd. But the fun thing is, you will get a tranquility of the ambience while you are staying. For travelers who is a planning a honeymoon with frugal budget, maybe you can consider Angel’s Cottage as your choice of accomodation in Gili Trawangan.
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3. Staying in An Eco-Friendly Atmosphere With Friendly Budget is Possible to Acquire At Little Woodstock Homestay
Everything wrapped in “eco-friendly” concept would generally have the price which is far from the word “friendly”, in another word, it must be expensive. The reason of it is because everything “eco-friendly” usually needs to be maintained with rather pricey equipments. But it turns out that in Gili Trawangan, you can find an accomodation that claims to be an eco-friendly accomodation with pocket-friendly prices, it is Little Woodstock Homestay.
From so many budget accomodations at Gili Trawangan, Little Woodstock Homestay is one of the accomodations that are offering a quite complete staying experience. With the rates starting from around $16, travelers can choose one of the 8 rooms built with ecological materials. All rooms are equipped with clean water and hot water, and the eletric power comes from solar panels.
More or less here are the atmospheres of Little Woodstock Homestay. Psst, even though it is a budget accomodation, this homestay has a small swimming pool. Not bad for cooling your body off everytime you feel sweaty under the hot weather of Gili Trawangan.
As mentioned above, this homestay has 8 rooms with 6 of them are individual bungalows, 2 family rooms, and 3 rooms with AC. Each room has different name, starting from Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Hendrix, Santana, Joan Baez, The Who, Jethrotull, Grateful Dead, Johnny Winter, Blood Sweat and Tears, to 10 Years After. The ambience at the bungalows are about like this:
After seeing all the pictures above, could you believe it that Little Woodstock Homestay has a very friendly rates? Even the location is not so far from the beach, it is about 500 meters and you can get there easily on foot. And, because each cottage is separated from the others, this place might also be suitable for couples who wish for an economical honeymoon.
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4. Oceane Paradise Bungalow, Fits for You Who Wants to Stay In Comfortably with Cheap Price.
Do you want to stay in a peaceful and tranquil ambience but is not too far from the city crowd? Maybe Oceane Paradise Bungalow will fit you well. This accomodation is just 5 minutes of casual walking to white-sandy beach, but is still close enough to reach the glamorous nightlife in Gili Trawangan.
The interesting part about it lies on its accomodation concept that offers wooden bungalows as places to stay in. This hotel only has 4 bungalows, so the guests would be able to get a calmer ambience during their stay. Fun thing is, all the bungalow is equipped with AC. So after a day of exploring the island and get yourself drown in a glamorous night, you can finally have a comfortable sleep at night inside a room cooled with AC.
Let’s take a sneak peek on Oceane Paradise Bungalow:
And, here are the ambience inside the rooms at Oceane Paradise Bungalow:
As an extra information, not far from the hotel there is a cafe serving various culinaries, both Indonesian and westerns. So you don’t need to worry about getting starved while staying at Oceane Paradise Bungalow.
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5. You Can Also Consider Giliano Residence For A Choice of Comfortable Budget Accomodation.
Another choice of budget accomodation that is offering a comfort of staying in Gili Trawangan, is Giliano Residence. The distance is quite far from the port, which is about 15 minutes of walking. But you can get there by taking a ride on cidomo (horse carriage) to reach the hotel with the tariff of about $4 (or maybe you can negotiate it with the driver).
Giliano Residence is an accomodation similar to a 2-star hotel. The place has 4 rooms with rather large room which is neatly organized. From the hotel you can easily reach various city crowds, but still be able to find a piece of tranquility when it is time for you to take a rest.
More or less, here are the ambience looks at Giliano Residence.
And here are the ambience inside the room at Giliano Residence:
With the budget no more than $24, staying at Giliano Resedence seems to be reasonable to consider, isn’t it?
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6. Wanna Escape For A While From Modern Civilization Without Having to Go Too Far From the Center of Crowd? Try Checking Out Denaya Lodge!
Not everyone is interested with the crowd in Gili Trawangan at night. Sometimes, there are travelers who really want to enjoy their vacation time without any disturbance from work business. If those two conditions apply to you, then you might have to check out Denaya Lodge.
This family-run accomodation is slightly different with other accomodations in Gili Trawangan. While most other accomodation provides free WiFi facilities troughout the whole hotel, Denaya Lodge doesn’t provide it inside their guest rooms.
For some people, it might feel like a curse, like getting back to the stone age. Back for some other people, the absence of WiFi would instead be a reason to to enjoy their vacation at Gili Trawangan to its finest. On top of that, there is nothing wrong with being focus with your vacation without any other little disturbance, isn’t it?
Let’s take a sneak peek of the ambience on Denaya Lodge:
The room ambiences are about like this:
How peaceful and comfortable! More information regarding Denaya Lodge can be viewed as below:
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7. Gili Bagaz Cottage Comes For You Who Are Longing For An Ethnic Javanese Nuance with Budget Price.
Who would have thought that in Gili Trawangan you could find a budget accomodation with ethnic Javanese nuance? The location is a bit far from port, which is about 10 minutes of walking. You would also need 10 minutes to walk to reach the crowd center of Gili Trawangan.
But with rates starting from around $25, plus a swimming pool facilities to cool off your body everytime you get sweaty with the weather of Gili Trawangan, the existence of this hotel definitely can’t just be missed out, can it?
The ambience at Bagaz Cottage is about like this:
This hotel offers 10 rooms designed with a strong Javanese nuance, applied on various special furniture up to the carvings on windows and doors. Each room is also equipped with supporting accessories, such as paintings or sculptures in many shapes.
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8. Regardless the Budget Rate, Facilities at Trawangan Oasis Hotel Are Quite Complete to Spoil All the Travelers.
If you check it on the map, most hotels mentioned above are located on the eastern side of Gili Trawangan. But Trawangan Oasis might be a little bit different as it is located on the northern side of the island. Due to that, don’t be surprised if the ambience at Trawangan Oasis would rather be calmer compared to other hotels, so it is suitable for those who are looking for a piece of quietness on vacation or for a couple during their honeymoon.
Not only offering a peaceful ambience, Trawangan Oasis also provides facilities that are quite complete for their guests. It makes sense, considering the normal hotel rates may be ranging around $34 – $60 on high season. But on low season, the rates may go down up to $28. The hotel ambience is pretty tranquil and comfy due to its vast garden between their cottages.
For the room, this hotel has 17 rooms with 7 of them are superior room while the other 10 are standard room. Each room is equipped with AC, TV, and a DVD player. It also provides quite a good privacy as there is a certain distance between one cottage to another.
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