This is by far the best hostel we have stayed in during our travels around SEA. The facilities were so clean and comfortable with fresh towels or bed sheets available any day. There were also plenty of toilet paper in every toilet which is super important for ladies! They offer a breakfast every more included in the price which is always the perfect amount of food you need. Simple but great! They do food all day which is exceptionally priced compared to other places and the drinks prices are very good too offering happy hours everyday. The location really is amazing, it’s just behind the beach front road so you aren’t next door to a club but everything from the beach to clubs/restaurants are all within a 5 minute walking distance. The harbour is also only 5 mins away so you don’t need to worry about taxis. The staff here are beyond amazing and helpful, they can organise transport from the island and trips around the islands as well as Scuba diving fun dives or courses with there sister hostel Compass divers (also HIGHLY recommend going here!) The best part of the hostel was the staff-they are so friendly and kind and always happy to help and genuinely want you to have the best time! We ended up spending most of our nights (if not all) with the bar guys Andi and Joe just chatting and enjoying ourseleves. They were the best at making cocktails (especially Mojitos). Everyone really made us feel at home and we were very sad to leave! Thank you Broken Compass, we will be back very soon!!!…
The best hostel we have stayed in in SE Asia! One of the cleanest places we’ve stayed. Both in the rooms and communal areas, so a big credit to the cleaning team. They assisted us with booking our transport off the island, snorkelling excursions, and diving courses at the sister hostel and dive shop 5 mins down the road. Great location on the better side of the island where all the restaurants and bars are. Everything is pretty much a 5 minute walk away including the pier where you arrive and depart the island. And the best snorkelling beach you’ve ever been to. Turtles galore! You’re guaranteed to see them! What really made our stay though we’re the staff! We extended 3 times and ended up staying for 10 days instead of 3. There is a unique family atmosphere between them and they made us feel so welcome and part of the family! Very helpful and great company in the evenings. Top tier cocktails! And tasty grub rustled up by great cooks! We were very sad to leave and we hope to be back soon.…
One of the best hostel and the staff are super nice especially Ali and Zoel. They are friendly and funny. You can swim in the pool and you can have fun with the staff. They are welcoming and they can help you to set your plan with good prices. So, I highly recommend it.
I’ve stayed in over 100 hostels all around the world and Broken Compass has to be one of the top ten. Only 3 people to a dorm with comfy beds and great air conditioning. The atmosphere is friendly and social and all the staff are fantastic. Didn’t really want to leave because I was meeting cool people every day. Food and drink prices are very reasonable and there’s a good general store right across the street. I’d go back for sure!
Stayed in Broken Compass the 2nd time and will definitely go again. Everybody is super nice and friendly. We had a lot of fun with you guys. Probably one of the best places to go to eat on the whole island. Pad Thai was absolutely delicious! The room was clean and comfortable. Simon
Stayed here 3 days while checking out Gili T, the hostel is a 5 minute walk from the boat drop off. Hostel has bunks + private rooms; a bar & pool. Accommodations were good for a hostel, although my AC’s fan was a little louder than preferred. Staff is personable and really offers advice to maximize your Gili T experience. Only downside to staying here that a nearby mosque broadcasts their prayers on a loudspeaker, sometimes as early as 4:30am. If you’re easily disturbed at night, have a pair of earplugs handy.
2nd time here for me and for sure not the last. Great combination between the comfort of the private room with the atmosphere of the hostel down at the bar. (love the design and every little diver's detail) *Close to the port and pretty much everything important on the island. *"You can get yourself clean" (hot water shower, 25k/kg laundry) *"You can have a good meal" (LOVE the food - always super yummy, thank you Ali and Co) *"You can do whatever you feel" (Quiz night - each Wednesday) or well, just hang out and meet people. Or go diving with Compass Divers 🤩🤩🤩 🦈🐢🦄❤️ BC, Thank you so much to your lovely staff for your hospitality and flixibility! And FUN! last, but not least! Shu, Andy, Ali, Nita, Zoel and the rest of the team- thanks for making us feel home 🙏❤️ Tarimakasiiii 🎉🌺🤩 and... Of course... The one and only... B*... wait for it... BONNYYYY (where are you ☝️) 😂 you make bc a very special place 👏 Looking forward to another cocktail tasting 🍹🍸😉 Good luck, guys, miss you already 🍀🌼🍀…
We stayed in a private room and it was perfect! Great size, clean, ensuite and a comfy bed! The staff were very welcoming and helpful! The hostel is close to everything you may need, plus has a lovely pool! Defo recommend staying here if you are looking for a chilled and friendly atmosphere!
stayed here and the location is perfect. the bar was fun and social. we dont dive, but we enjoyed the dive hostel very much and would suggest it as a good place for your first trip to gili, a base to explore the island
I will be back some day for sure in this hostel. I have met so many nice persons over here. Almost next to the ferry point and 5 minutes walk to the beach or the bars. Very good food, great location, nice staff. Good accomodation and very nice vibe. Definitely reccomend it!