Accomodation on Gili Air
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 2, 2012 7:13 AM Last Post By: ac3
Oct 19, 2012 11:01 PM
Accomodation on Gili AirSo I'm making yet another thread about my trip in Indonesia but I do really appreciate everyone who has taken the time to help me out and hope that people can again with this! Just looking for some advice on accomodation on Gili Air. Ideally want to stay on the West Coast as have heard that it will be quieter and also less prone to the beach having been swept away!
I don't want to stay in a total dive but would like to keep costs down. At the moment looking at the Island View Bungalows which is 250,000 rp a night and seems to be well recommended. Not sure if I'm missing a trick though by looking to book in advance and maybe should just turn up and try to get something mega cheap. Will be arriving on 28th October.
Is there likely to be any true budget rooms at this time of year (I know it's not high season but coming out of low I think?) on the West Coast for about 100,000 - 150,000 that aren't total dives? Or shall I just go with Island View?
Oct 19, 2012 11:25 PM
Oct 19, 2012 11:32 PM
Oct 19, 2012 11:48 PM
3Thanks sitiamina, you've been so helpful in all my threads! Star Bar does look good but they class this as mid-season and so the very cheapest room is now 200,000, which of course is still really good!
Any advice on if I am likely to get a decent room for 150,000 or less at this time of year and if so any names of places? Are there loads of budget places (West Coast specifically but also in general) that just won't be mentioned on the internet at all? Most of the places listed on Travelfish (for example) are in the Flaspacker range but I don't know if this is just indicative of the island as a whole and there's a whole load of real budget places I just don't know about!
Oct 20, 2012 12:28 AM
4Price for accomodation has gone up considerably the last 2-3 yrs. There are still some basic places but the rates has gone up even if the standard hasn't.
You'r asking for 150.000 and can get a room for 200.000. The difference is just $US 4, so it's really nothing, tight budget or not.
A friend of mine owns "Lucys Garden" on Gili Air, it's a nice, new place. Have a look at it. Not sure about the cost though.
Oct 20, 2012 12:40 AM
Oct 20, 2012 2:23 AM
6Thanks sitiamina. I'm happy to pay 200,000 or even 250,000 but just wanted some opinions from people who've been recently to see if that was over the odds andd rooms were available for less.
I will check out Lucy's Gardens and I'm pretty taken with Island View Bungalows which I believe now I can get for 225,000. However, it is for a fan room with cold water, which I'm fine with, but in other places I think a room of that type would be less, with the 250,000 mark getting air con etc so just I wanted to be clear in my mind if paying that was reasonable for the Gilis or if I should be aiming more for 100,000 - 150,000 when I get there for a fan room.
Doesn't sound like much is about of a decent standard in the cheaper range so I feel pretty happy paying in the 250,000 or so range.
Oct 24, 2012 8:08 PM
Dec 2, 2012 7:13 AM
8I just came back from gili air. I stayed on the east coast at gili air santay. It was ok, but basic. The price wasnt cheap though 19$ per night for a solo traveler including breakfast. The west coast is quiet, but I think that the east coast has perfectly fine beach and amazing snorkeling. The west side is also far from the restaurants which are mostly on the east side. There are many accommodation options. This site has a bunch listed http://sleepytourist.com/place/gili-air
You could walk around the island looking for places but you better get there early because it might take a while to walk around the island with a pack on.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$111.53 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$118.18 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$39.26 per night