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TOP 10 Hostels in Gili Trawangan For Backpackers (2023 Edition)

Best Gili Trawangan Hostels 2019

There really is no shortage of amazing hostels on Gili Trawangan! I stayed there for over two months, and it’s definitely one of my favorite party islands in Southeast Asia! 

While choosing the right Gili Trawangan hostel can be a little intimidating, I’m here to help out!  It’s important to understand though, that a few years ago the Gili Trawangan Island council actually banned all “hostels”, and you won’t find any room with more than 3 people in it. 

I personally think that’s a good thing though, as the prices on the island are still incredibly affordable for backpackers on a budget. The most expensive dorm bed will only cost $14-20 or so, but you can find beds for as little as $5 (but I wouldn’t really recommend those spots). No matter where you choose to stay on Gili Trawangan though, I guarantee you’ll meet tons of awesome fellow backpackers, party it up, and have a memorable time. 

I’d also suggest checking out my guide on the Best Things To Do in Gili Trawangan, as it’s also full of helpful information! But let’s get down to it.  Here are my favorite backpacker hostels on Gili Trawangan, and I know if you stay at any of these – you’ll have an absolutely amazing visit to this idyllic island.

This is by far my favorite Gili Trawangan hostel – so much so that I briefly worked here!  I, fortunately, approached the manager at the right time when they had an opening and worked as the nightlife coordinator for a couple of months!

While my main job was just to drink and show backpackers on pub crawls every night, it was an experience I’ll never forget, and I’ll never forget my days working at Gili Castle!!

Gili Castle has super comfy rooms, delicious food available, an amazing swimming pool, an epic rock climbing wall, and an insane party vibe.  It’s known as the main party hostel on the island, and is guaranteed to be a damn good time! It does sell out quite often though, so make sure you book in advance!

Hostelworld Rating:  8.5 from 599 Total Reviews

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“As the largest hostel on the island, My Mate’s Place boasts a huge, buzzing social area where by day you can chill on one of our cozy beanbags before hitting up our bar by night to socialise with the other guests. Once our hostel bar is closed we’ll be sure to take you out to the best party spots Gili has to offer…

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