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Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan

Facilities & Amenities

  • Beachfront
  • Infinity pool
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Beach volleyball
  • Travel & tours desk
  • Private bungalows
  • Shared dorms
  • Private teepees

Experience the best of the island at Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan! This beachfront resort boasts a 12 meter infinity pool overlooking the ocean and a sandy beachfront area where guests can enjoy the vibrant Gili T sunsets. With triple bed dorms and private teepees, this gorgeous property offers travelers the vibrant atmosphere and social scene Mad Monkey is famous for! Dine at our restaurant for both local and western food, join our tours to explore the Gili islands, and stick around for our daily and nightly events!

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📍 Gili Trawangan | Mad Monkey Hostel

our rooms

Standard 3 Bed Dorm
Standard 3 Bed Female Dorm
Superior 3 Bed Dorm
Double Teepee
Twin Teepee
Standard Double Bungalow
Standard Twin Bungalow

Experience Gili Trawangan

Experience the best of Gili Trawangan, starting with our Mad5! While every experience we create at Mad Monkey is thoughtfully designed, we have identified FIVE amazing and authentic experiences in each and every one of our locations, that if taken part in the ‘Mad Monkey Way,’ will leave YOU feeling as though you have fully experienced and absorbed that destination. See our Mad5 at Mad Monkey Gili T below, or view all Madventures in the link below!

Gili T Foam Party

FREE

Every Tue & Fri
Experience our famous foam party with a live DJ, free shots, and Happy Hour!

FREE VIEW

Monkey Sea, Monkey Do Snorkeling Tour

IDR 280000 per person

Every Mon, Thu & Sun
Discover the underwater beauty of Gili featuring the Gili Meno statues

IDR 280000 per person VIEW

Games Night

FREE

Every Sat
Compete in games and meet other travellers from all over the world

FREE VIEW

Trivia Night

FREE

Every Wed
Time to show off all your useless knowledge and meet fellow travelers

FREE VIEW

Gili T Bucket List Bike Tour

IDR 180000 per person

Every Wed + Sat
Discover the best of Gili T, beach spots, photo ops and snorkelling

IDR 180000 per person VIEW
eat with us breakfast | local cuisine | home comforts | snacks | more
drink with us happy hour | nightly events | free shots | more

Travel deeper.

Our goal at Mad Monkey is to create meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests. Find out how we promote responsible travel and provide socio-economic benefits to the communities in which we are located.

Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan Community Project

Mad Monkey is a socially responsible company — your stay with us supports community projects across Southeast Asia and Australia!

Gili Trawangan Cheat Sheet

Everything you need to know about traveling Gili Trawangan

CURRENCY USED:INDONESIAN RUPIAH WIFI SIGNALGOOD BETTER BEST BASIC DIALECTBAHASA INDONESIA HelloHow are you?Good morningGood afternoonThank youHow much does this cost? PleaseGoodbye HaloApa kabarSelamat pagiSelamat sore Terima kasihPire ajin?SilaqSelamat tinggal The Gili Islands are three islands just west of mainland Lombok and east of Bali. Measuring three kilometers long and two kilometers wide, Gili Trawangan or"Gili T" is the most popular and developed for travelers, with a vibrant night scene that the island is famous for. The Gili islands are known for their sparkling, crystal-clear waters, incredible coral reefs, and the hoards of sea turtles that surround them.

GILI T NIGHT MARKETOpen every single night, you can enjoy fresh seafood and local dishes on the cheap. HIT THE NIGHTLIFEMake your way through the most popular bars and enjoy drink specials, live music and bonfires. FAMOUS GILI T SWINGSThe entire island is dotted with these picturesque swings, but you can find the OG on the west side. UNDERWATER STATUESVisit the famous underwater statues, "Nest", which are both an environmental space and snorkel hotspot. GILI T VIEWPOINTMake the fifteen minute trek through lush greenery and you'll be rewarded with lovely ocean views. TURTLE POINTWith warm water and high visiblity, Gili T is the perfect place to snorkel and SUP with sea turtles. Or just sip on a coconut on a bean bag on the white sand beach.

WHEN TO GO

  • Peak tourist season: July–August
    December–January
  • Rainy season: November–April

Customs & Etiquette

  • Indonesia is a Muslim-majority country, so visitors should always be respectful and wear clothing over swimsuits when not at the beach.
  • Tipping isn’t expected, but always appreciated! Round up your bill!
  • Gili T is very environmentally-conscious, so do your part!

WHAT TO EAT

  • Nasi / mie goreng
  • Beef rendang
  • Gado-gado
  • Fresh seafood
  • Smoothie bowls
  • Tempeh
Jl. Pantai Gili Trawangan
Gili Indah, Pemenang, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83352

 

Where is Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan?

Gili Trawangan is a small island off of mainland Lombok and part of Gili Islands including Gili Air and Gili Meno. It takes just an hour and a half from Bali. “Gili T” is 3 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide — the perfect little slice of paradise! There are no motor vehicles allowed on the island so most visitors walk or cycle around.

How to get to Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan?

From Bali: Taking a fast boat is the best option to save time. The boat travels directly from Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan, with a travel time of only 2.5 hours. If you’re not in a rush and plan to visit Lombok island first, you can take a public ferry from Padang Bai to Lembar harbor, which takes around 4-5 hours. After that, take a taxi to Bangsal port (1.5 hours), then take a public boat to Gili Trawangan (30 minutes).

From Lombok: If you’re arriving from Lembar port, take a taxi to Bangsal port (1.5 hours), then take a public boat to Gili Trawangan, which takes around 30 minutes.

For more details on how to get here, read our guide on how to get to the Gili islands.

Once on Gili Trawangan: Head north from the Gili Trawangan pier for a short 750m stroll, then take a left at Blu d’a Mare onto Jalan Vila Kelapa. If you’re up for a walk to get your bearings, it should take around 25-30 minutes! While you might spot horse carriages along the way, we promote sustainable and animal-friendly transport. For a quicker option, consider riding a bike!

Once you reach the beach, turn right. Mad Monkey is just 2 minutes up the road—your beach paradise with the island’s best sunsets awaits!

Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan

Cancellation policy: Free Cancellation is available up to 24 hours of check-in time. If you cancel within 24 hours of check-in time, you will be charged the balance of your first night stay.
Age Restriction: minors not allowed, guests must be 18 years and older
Check in: from 2 PM to 9 PM
Check out: from 7 AM to 11 AM
Towels: available for rent at reception for dorms & free for privates
Locker Padlocks: not included, some properties have rental availability
Reception Hours: 7 AM – 9 PM
Email / Contact Number: [email protected] / +6281917943495
Quiet Hours: 11 PM
Nightly Events: 11 PM
Pool Hours: 7 AM to 10:30 PM
Restaurant Opening Hours: 7 AM to 09:30 PM
Bar Opening Hours: 7 AM to 09:30 PM
Laundry: RP 40K/kg, 24 hours
Breakfast: not included

Other House Rules:
No outside food or drinks allowed
No outside guests allowed in rooms
No drugs & firearms allowed on premises
No curfew, but quiet hours are enforced
Non smoking except for the designated areas.
Absolutely no smoking in rooms.
Mad Monkey is a social hostel, to get the maximum value and fun from your stay you should only book if you want to stay in a social hostel. Please be mindful there will be loud music played at the bar until late.
We strive to fulfill preferences but for group bookings, bed assignments are subject to availability and may result in separate rooms.