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Gili Beach Bum Hotel
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“Needs some improvements”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights recently and I don't think I'd stay again, I know the hostel is only open a few months but surely that should be more reason for it to be in good condition. The smell from the toilets is the worst iv ever experienced, it often lingered in the rooms as well. The hostel was extremely noisy which I don't mind but the doors to the bedrooms always banged so when u did get to sleep u would always be woken by someone coming in. The hostel itself has some real character, very cool decor and layout is cool, also location is perfect (but then so is everywhere on Gili t) also they advertised themselves as having wifi, which they do not. Price was ok, but it went up over Xmas which I don't think was fair price for hostel

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louiseannette, Manager at Gili Beach Bum Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Hi there,
Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you weren't completely satisfied with everything during your stay. Unfortunately we were having some drainage problems while you were with us. It's normal for new buildings to have some problems with pipe blockages initially due to rubble during the build. We are aware of the situation and are currently resolving the problem. We understand sleeping in a hostel can sometimes mean being woken in the night so we have recently installed slow closing hinges to help with that. As a new business we are still learning and we appreciate any feedback. You were our first reviewer ever so thank you, we have taken note of your comments and we hope you'll consider us again in the future.
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Property: Gili Beach Bum Hotel
Address: Jl. Gili Trawangan, West Nusa Tenggara 83355, Indonesia (Formerly Gili Hostel)
Location: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok > Gili Islands > Gili Trawangan
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 237 Specialty Lodging in Gili Trawangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Gili Beach Bum Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gili Beach Bum Hotel, formally known as Gili Hostel is a uniquely designed dorm hotel, with spacious and fully air conditioned rooms. Each room is secured by a pin coded lock and each bed has its own secure locker with power supply and reading light. For the water lovers, Gili Beach Bum is situated right on the prime beach spot which is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and sun bathing. For those who are not too fond of the salt water, Gili Beach Bum also boasts a crystal clear pool bar which is good for cooling off and for it's legendary pool parties. (Please note, due to construction the pool bar will be closed until November but is still open for use). Gili Beach Bums popular LAVA bar is considered to be the islands pre-drinking hot spot for both dive instructors and tourists. LAVA is an open air bar right on the beach, under the start, with well priced drinks, good music and a good atmosphere for both die hard party goers and laid back hippies. LAVA is known to host epic costume parties and promises to be a good spot to get the party started on any night of the week. In adidition to our lovely beach bar, Gili Beach Bum also offers free breakfast on our rooftop chill out lounge. Breakfast includes options such as omelets, pancakes (banana, pineapple, honey or plain), fresh local watermelon, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Gili Beach Bum's rooftop lounge is ideal for day time chilling, nursing a hang over, reading a book or catching some shut eye. Movies are played on request and weekly movie marathons (Sunday) make the rooftop lounge a comfortable homey area you do not want to leave. Pizza can be delivered on request without any problem. If you are looking for a hostel hostel that is more than the typical hostel on a party island then you have found the right place. We never miss out on the fun yet we make an effort to continuously create a chilled, relaxed and laid back atmosphere, where awesome people meet other awesome people; depicting the typical island lifestyle. Anything goes at Gili Beach Bum Hotel. Check in and become part of the Beach Bum Tribe! ... more   less 
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Gili Beach Bum Hotel Gili Islands/Gili Trawangan

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