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Reviews of Gili Beach Bum Gili Trawangan Hostel

Snorkel Beach, Jalan Gili Trawangan, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 71%

Facilities 74%

Location 94%

Safety 76%

Staff 78%

Value 71%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • WiFi

Important Information

***Terms & Conditions***

• Please note: As almost all forms of transport to the island arrive before midday, our policy is to hold your bed until 4pm on the date of arrival. Should you intend to arrive after 4pm please let us know via e-mail 24 hours (info@gilibeachbum.com) before you arrive. If we do not receive any notice within 24 hours we have the right to sell your bed after 4 pm.

• If you will be arriving a day late, or want to cancel your booking, you must let us know 24 hours ahead of time or we may have to charge you for your first night's stay.

• If you wish to check out earlier than your reserved check out date, we will not be able to refund you for the remaining nights unless you give us two days notice of your departure.

• If you decide to stay with us longer, it is best to extend at reception as soon as possible and for the full length of your extra stay. We are very busy and beds are available on a first come first serve basis.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

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Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 71%

Facilities 74%

Location 94%

Safety 76%

Staff 78%

Value 71%

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100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Love the upstairs area and the pancake breakfast!

Customer would recommend this property

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Honestly, nothing at all.

Disliked: First of all, what they don't say on their Hostelbookers profile, is that they will only hold the room for you until 2pm. They say this is because the normal boats stops going quite early in the day, but we all saw plenty of travellers coming in later in the day, so that's just stupid and lazy. But that's not the worst problem with this hostel. There are cockroaches and some kind of lice on the walls of the room. The bathrooms don't get cleaned, except for a thirty second swipe over the floor (yes, I did time it!). The sinks, toilets and showers cannot have been cleaned in months. We even found big chunks of hair in the sinks when we arrived. Other than that, - they are technically a hotel now, because of some rules of no hostels on the island. And especially being a hotel, you would expect some privacy. But no. The staff are standing outside the windows and staring at us at any given time of the day - especially when we are changing clothes. And they will come in and out of the room as they please, without knocking or making any effort to make any signal that they are coming in. And if they get any complaints, they pretend they don't understand you - even though they spoke english ten minutes before. And last but not least - our very first morning, in the breakfast area - where you sit on the floor to eat breakfast made two meters away - we saw two massive rats running around the area where the food was prepared. Rats as big as small cats. Enough said.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you for your exaggerated honesty. Firstly, your confirmation email states that the room will be held until 2pm. You would have known that. Here are a few things to bear in mind ; 1. you are on and island, you are bound to bump into a few insects or two. 2. Your rats that are the size of cats are actually mice and off course one will see them; we are in natural surrounding after all. 3. If you have any issues ask to speak to the manager directly. We are happy to help at anytime.

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Large rooms, amazing location right on the beach

Disliked: Door lock broke so we couldn't lock the room, only 3 people per room, no partying on the rooftop terrace or socialising with everyone at the hostel as advertised.

Customer would recommend this property

43% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The big lockers.

Disliked: See previous comment.

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Room was spacious, beds really comfy, lockers were big.

Disliked: There was construction going on during my stay and the pool/pool bar was closed, which I didn't know about until I arrived. I had heard the pool bar was a good time and good place to meet people which was why I choose it!

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice rooms, good location

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The property was nice and a lot of nice people traveling. The staff was friendly and the place was nice.

Disliked: The locks to the door did not work. The electricity went out for a night and we didn't have anybody we could contact. The place is very noisy with a lot of people drinking and partying. The music does shut off at 10 but people coming home are very noisy when getting back.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: The room set up means that you don't feel like you are all on top of each other. It felt very sociable and we easily got chatting to fellow travellers. The location is great - everything is within walking distance.

Disliked: Two showers were shared between two dorms (14 people) but one had broken away from the wall meaning that everyone opted to use the other one instead. Breakfast was tasty but not very substantial.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Partying / nightlife, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Good location, friendly people.

Disliked: Security seems to be a problem as one of the persons in the hostel seem to be losing a lot of things. The facilities are currently being renovated so it's not so nice to walk around the pool bar area.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff were great the rooms aren't likeNormal doors with bunk beds there's really spacious and secure its a great place to meet people and would 100% reccomend

Disliked: You can't order food from the bar upstairs

Customer would recommend this property

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