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Black Sand Homestay

Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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Ranked #28 of 104 Gili Trawangan B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015
Marcell1989 Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After just arriving at Gili T, me and a friend were aiming to stay at a bungalow where two travel friends were staying. Before finding this particular place,we needed a cheap temporary place to stay and freshen up. Burned up and exhausted from walking around the streets, we came across the "Black Sand"-hostel where we eventually stayed. It was unexpectedly... More 

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

In an island where prices are french or german designed we found this little oasis at more than reasonable prices. Its owner/manager is called Black, he is honest and flexible. If you stay more than 2 days you may get a good price in a AC Room. Internet works fine too. Dont expect a 4-5 star hotel but i must... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We spend there a week in march 2015 (rainy season-but was not this rainy). First night in twin bed room / fan for 150k. Moved then to A/C double bed room for 200k/night. Third row from shore. Accomodation for backpacker. 300 m to beachfront (beach shoes recommended (stones, dead corals). + friendly and helpful staff, good english skills + fair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Black and his staff are the most beautiful and nicest people I´ve met during my travel through southeast Asia. Beside the best banana pancakes in the world, the nice garden and the pretty rooms is Black the best guest father in the world. He keeps care of you and you can play guitar with all his friends in the evening,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stayed in a hostel for a few days when I first came to Gili T to meet people, then biked around a little to find the right place to make my home for the following week. I'm so glad I found Black Sand. It's just on the better edge of town, away from the noise of the bars, cockerels... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Good: Cheap (200k a night) , friendly, good breakfast, clean, the owner is cool; we came back one night and he and his friends/employees were all having a sing song around candle light (since the power had been cut off - this is normail ish on the island) we were invited and he then invited us out for drinks with... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Location: Quite a walk down to the main area. Around 3-4 minutes walk but if u got a bike its not a problem.. Everyone walks in the island as well.. Close proximity to everything on the strip.. Room: Limited availability on rooms but it was tidy and clean. We got the room with fan. No issues at all.. I like... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. Clean room and really really friendly staff. Showers were cold, but you'll only find hot ones in resorts at the other side of the island. The atmosphere of here is unmatched anywhere. Would definitely recommend to stay at Black Sands. They only have 4 rooms though..

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

i stayed at black sands with my partner and had a fantastic experience !! we arrived at black sands and had a warm welcome from the start, "black" owner of the home stay is a legend. he made us feel really welcome and invited us to have a beer with him on the porch. we traded questions and got on... More 

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Healesville, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A perfect place to stay - relaxed, comfortable and great staff. The price is great and in the early evening you can sit outside and listen to the locals singing and playing some guitar if you are really lucky! There is nothing that is too much trouble for the owner and staff - a great team! Its a little oasis... More 

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