What’s better than staying in such a cool hostel with a good price and service in Gili Trawangan? Well yap, for those who love to wandering around somewhere with backpacker style, it is good for them to find a good accommodation complete with a good price, so it won’t make their pocket dry so easily. Maybe Gilifornia could be the one that fits in with you.
It just happened to me 7 days ago, I went to Gili Trawangan to enjoy the Island Life right there, It was a perfect time for me because most people in Lombok and Gili were celebrating Idul Fitri (Eid Mubarak), so every place that I’ve visited in the mainland and also in 3 Gilis were not so busy, because most people right there are Muslim, so during the Eid Mubarak, all of them were fasting, It would make them a bit lazy and prefer to stay at home, because they need to save their energy at least until time to break the fast came.
I was in Gili Trawangan for 3 days and 2 nights, I had no idea where I was going to stay until I found Gilifornia at Expedia.com and they offered me a really good price at that time, with no doubt I went directly to the hostel which I thought that the location was far from the crowd, but I was wrong, the location of Gilifornia wasn’t so far from the civilization, only took about 20minutes walk from the main harbor in Gili Trawangan, you’ll arrive in Gilifornia.
The check-in process was easy, in less than 10 minutes we were escorted by the staff to our room. The first thing that amazed me was the friendliness of the staff, his name is Mas Jul, he’s a really nice and friendly person. As we arrived at the room, we saw unique decoration of the place to put your stuff and also their hanger, The air conditioner was super cool which is good if you stay in such a tropical island like Gili T. How about the bed sir? The Bed was perfectly arranged.
Did you find any other interesting stuff besides the bed and the decoration? Yap of course!! I would never forget how cool the bathroom was. They put a unique motif of ceramics in every bathroom. The atmosphere of the bathroom was fresh and absolutely clean.
In front of the room, there’s a swimming pool with a cozy atmosphere, such a nice pool to chill when you got bored enjoying your day on the beach.
The first thing that you should do after check in, is wandering around the Island. The island is smaller than The Famed Nusa Penida Island, so It is good for you to rent a bike to see the beauty of Gili T. Just for your information, there are no vehicles on this island, the only transportations that you could use are Bike, Electric Bike, and Horse-drawn Carriage.
The good news was, I didn’t even need to rent a bike because Gilifornia has provided a bike for me, so It was totally great. The staff right there told me that they also have a small beach bar on the beach, named Gili Gila Bar, he recommended me to go to the bar because they have good stuff right there.
We went to the Bar the next day to enjoy their good stuff. What the staff told me was totally true, they had tasty drinks right there, From the alcoholic one to fresh juices. They also had several Bean Bags, just another good stuff to complete your sunny day and I wouldn’t forget to grabbed one bintang to chill.
I spent 3 days 2 nights in Gili T and that’s more than enough to enjoy the good vibes on this island, Mostly I spent my day enjoying the sunset on the eastern part of the island, Horse Riding, snorkeling, around the island by riding a bike, and partying. What a nice place for the night creatures.
I took a rest on my last night in Gili T, I didn’t have any energy left because I got so excited and did everything that I could do during the stay in Gili. I still remember the days when I spent my days on this little slice of paradise even until now. Gilifornia had made everything perfect. I highly recommend you to stay in this hostel, Gilifornia offers such a nice price with great service that just fits in with the backpackers and flashpackers. Besides that the location of this hostel is not too far from the harbor, this is where the Night Clubs, Beach Bars, Restaurants, and Shops are.
So,what are you waiting for? if you have a plan about going to Gili T, then why don’t you try Gilifornia? Wait, don’t forget to read my great experience when I was in Bali Pura Lempuyang, The Ancient Hindu Temple
It’s me Aditya, see ya !!!
Address: Jl. Ikan Hiu, Gili Trawangan, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, NTB
Phone : 081 933 020 505
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