Best hotels and hostels in Gili Trawangan

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    Gili Joglo

    You'll find three fabulous villas here. One is crafted out of an antique joglo (traditional Javanese house) with polished concrete floors, two bedrooms and a massive indoor/outdoor great room. Though slightly smaller, we prefer the one built from two 1950s gladaks (middle-class homes). Rooms come with butler service.

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    Gili Teak Resort

    New Age bungalows have teak walls and a stylish, simple design that lets in lots of light. Terraces for each of the 11 units have plush loungers, plus there's a lovely seating area down by the ocean, all of which begs guests to settle back, relax and let the days drift by. The grounds on a quiet stretch of west coast are attractive.

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    Gili Treehouses

    These five 'tree houses' (really stilted wooden villas) are a welcome change from the tried and true Gili T villa concept. Though tightly packed together, each feels remarkably secluded with cool chill spaces below the rooms that have kitchenettes, loungers and private pools. Perks include free bikes and portable wi-fi boxes.

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    Coconut Garden

    An atmospheric spot with six bright and airy glass-fronted Javanese-style houses with tiled roofs connected to outdoor terrazzo bathrooms. Expect plush linens, queen beds, a rolling lawn dotted with coco palms and a small pool. It's on its own in a quiet inland quarter of the island and can be hard to find. Call ahead.

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    Eden Cottages

    Eden takes the form of six posh, upgraded bungalows wrapped around a pool, fringed by a garden and shaded by a coconut grove. Rooms have tasteful furnishings, stone bathrooms, TV-DVD and freshwater showers. The charming expat owner does all she can to ensure her guests' serenity. The veggie cafe-bar is a delight.

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    Pearl of Trawangan

    Sinuous bamboo and thatch architecture echo the snakelike curves of the pool at this upscale property at the south end of the strip. There are tidy bungalows with 91 rooms on the inland side of the beach walk. Terraces boast very comfortable loungers. On the actual beach, there's a plush beach club.

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    Gili Beach Bum Hotel

    This co-ed dorm complex has 19 triple rooms, some under a thatched Torajan-style roof. The rooms have concrete floors, high ceilings, lockers and their own bathrooms. Out front is the Lava Bar (open until 1am and often heaving) and there are weekly pool parties.

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    Blu d'aMare

    At Blu d'aMare you can bed down in one of five lovely 1920s Javanese houses (joglo). Features include gorgeous old wood floors, queen beds, and freshwater showers in a sunken bathroom. It has a fine, Euro-accented cafe.

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    Wilson's Retreat

    Wilson's has 16 rooms plus four villas with private pools. The setting is expansive, stylish and classy, but it still manages some Gili languor. The excellent cafe overlooks a fine stretch of beach.

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    Pondok Santi Estate

    Seventeen gorgeous bungalows are set well apart on this old coconut plantation. Lawns now cover the grounds, and this is easily one of the classier-looking resorts on Gili T. The units have outdoor showers and rich, traditional wood decor. It's on a great beach and just close enough to the strip. Huge pool.

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    Gili Eco Villas

    Nineteen classy rooms and villas, made from recycled teak salvaged from old Javanese colonial buildings, are set back from the beach on Trawangan's relaxed north coast. Comfort and style are combined with solid green principles (water is recycled and there's an organic vegetable garden).

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    Villa Nero

    One of the best-run (if totally overpriced) places to stay on Gili T. Each of the 10 large units has hardwood floors across multiple rooms and a large lounging patio. The scheme is refreshingly minimalist, with accents of art and green plants. Among the many amenities: free bike use.

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    Mango Tree Homestay

    This friendly homestay in a quieter part of the village offers eight simple doubles facing each other across a shady, fern-filled courtyard. The young staff are relaxed but competent, ukelele music frequently sweetens the air and bikes can be hired for 40,000Rp per day.

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    Gili Mansion

    Though the gimmicky castle theme is a real island buzzkill, this always-booming hostel is nevertheless one of the best budget bets in town with clean three-bed dorms, super cheap (if soulless) private rooms and a non-stop party vibe centred around the pool.

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    Woodstock

    Should the vibe surprise you, given the name? Commune with the spirit of the Dead, drop out with Baez and turn on with Hendrix in 12 good-value rooms with tribal accents, private porches and outdoor bathrooms, all surrounding a laid-back pool area.

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    Madison Gili

    Twelve bungalow-style units are crowded into a tight site around a pool. However, through clever design, each unit feels private. The rooms are comfortable and have extras like fridges. Staff are helpful. It's got a quiet back-lane location.

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    Gili La Boheme Sister

    Exposed brick walls, repurposed wood, tiled floors and a rainbow of colours – that's the design formula at this quirky, eye-pleasing hostel. Some beds are located in funky hexagonal rooms and there are several chill common areas.

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    Alam Gili

    A lush mature garden and a quiet beach location are the main draws here. The nine rooms and villas in a small compound boast elegant lashings of old-school Balinese style. A small pool and a cafe are on the beach.

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    Indigo Bungalows

    In the crowded Gili T midrange market, Indigo stands out for its attention to detail. The six rooms have hot water, patios and views of the pool or gardens. It's got a nice, quiet compound feel.

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    Amora Villa

    Thirteen lumbung (rice-barn) cottages, set deep in the village, tucked up against the hillside, surrounding a large pool. They're a great deal off season, but overpriced in peak times.