Mbah Mek Trawangan Homestay
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Mbah Mek Trawangan Homestay

Very good location
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8.2
/
10
Recommended by 92% of guests
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating7.2
Nearest airportLombok International Airport (LOP)
Distance to airport50.5 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Heart of the city

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Standard Ac
Standard Ac
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Agoda Reviews (104)Booking.com Reviews (28)
8.2
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10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.4
Location7.2
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service9.2
Value for money8.5
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8.8
Excellent
Sebastian from Germany
Group
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
Amazing staff”
Mbah Mek was an amazing host going absolutely out of all ways to help us. Very nice and humble man. The place had a great vibe to it.
Reviewed April 18, 2018
4.4
Amy from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018
Left Early, Wouldn't Stay Again. ”
We left Gili T for a few reasons which had nothing to do with the homestay so I'll address these first for anyone thinking about visiting. If you're after the beautiful beaches you see in the photos, don't bother. They're all incredibly photoshopped, very corally and rough sand and barely anywhere to perch for the day when you do want to go to the beach. Nothing like what you see online. Another is the extortionate price of food (and not worth it in our opinion). We always eat from the cheap eats suggestions on TripAdvisor and trust me, it was far from cheap anywhere. Onto the homestay. We booked this based on the incredible reviews it got. Honestly, I was so disappointed! The owner, who was supposed to be the most helpful guy barely said two words during our stay. We were greeted with 'Amy, Number 4' and that is all that was said until we left (two days early). The room was ridden with frogs, mosquitoes and i even found a cockroch one night. The air conditioning was terrible and the shower lacked any type of power, even by South East Asia standards. Overall, really disappointed and definitely wouldn't stay again.
Reviewed April 05, 2018
8.8
Excellent
seung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Kind, clean and convenient. 100 % recommended”
Kind, clean and convenient. 100 % recommended
Reviewed March 16, 2018
8.8
Excellent
seung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Kind, clean and convenient. 100 % recommended”
Kind, clean and convenient. 100 % recommended
Reviewed March 16, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Carys from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
Excellent”
Very nice Homestay. Family very friendly. Nice relaxing environment. Easy walking distance to bars and restaurants but far away enough you can’t hear it. Breakfast was different everyday and served on your own terrace. Would stay again!
Reviewed January 05, 2018
8.4
Excellent
GaEul from South Korea
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Friendly owner :)”
We stayed here for 1 night before leaving Gili Trawangan. The owner is really nice. When we just arrived at this place, he asked us what time we want to have our breakfast the next day. He always tried to help us when we needed his help. One problem was that we could hear the noise from outside. Other than this, everything was okay! Breakfast was very nice :) There are everything you need in the room.
Reviewed July 27, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Lovely stay”
The homestay is a short walk from the main strip and harbour of Gili T. As a result it doesn't have the sounds of the tourists / late night party goers. However it is surrounded by locals and the noises of animals and the call to prayer. We enjoyed it's location. The family are friendly and make tasty breakfast. The room is clean and basic. But with nice touches such as the motion sensor bathroom light. The WiFi is fast and the TV has a larger than average selection of western TV channels. All in all, a lovely stay
Reviewed July 16, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Heather from United Kingdom
Group
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Exceptional”
Clean, very friendly owners with fast wifi and good aircon. Breakfast was filling and different every day. Good location a 5-10 min walk from the port. You will get woken up by the chickens each morning but we thoroughly recommended this homestay.
Reviewed July 10, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from Canada
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
Amazing ”
The room and washroom was very clean and organized. Everything was thought out well. My friend and I both had two outlets on each side of the bed. The bathroom light was automated. Mek had bikes ready for us at our arrival, just as we requested. There are many bike renting shops nearby, but it saved us a couple minutes. He also booked our snorkelling trip for us (100,000 IDR) and was very helpful. Breakfast was ready exactly at the time we requested, and there was a different meal every day! It was also only a 10-minute walk to the beach. Highly recommended :)
Reviewed May 17, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Rosie from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 5 nights in May 2017
Brilliant stay”
We had a wonderful time here. Our room was cleaned every other day which was plenty. Breakfast was always prompt and something delicious and different each day. They were friendly and helpful throughout our stay (we extended by another three days). The location was out the way enough not to be noisy but close to shops, beach, restaurants and bars, perfect for us. 5/10min walk to the beach.
Reviewed May 14, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Terrell from United States
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
Great Family, Great Place”
Really cool homestay with VERY clean facilities. The breakfast every morning is very good and different everyday. 10 minute walk from the main strip so I think it'll be a good idea to rent a bike during your stay or simply walk. If I come back to Gili I will definitely stay here!
Reviewed April 10, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Lea from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Ac
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017
Really nice”
I really enjoyed staying at this place. The owners were super friendly and the breakfast was delicious. The room was clean and has everything you need. I would definitely come back :) thank you
Reviewed March 30, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Liuting from China
Solo traveler
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Good price ”
The owner is very friendly , and helpful ,and the breakfast was good.
Reviewed November 28, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Steve from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016
Loved our stay ”
Excellent budget accommodation. Owner and staff very friendly. Very clean. Lovely breakfast on our balcony. Hot water in a flask and coffee on request all day. Hot and cold fresh water shower. Very good AC. 8 to 10 minute walk from harbour, found it easy with maps.me app. TV with satellite channels.
Reviewed October 07, 2016
8.8
Excellent
ofilia from Malaysia
Group
Standard Ac
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Good place to stay. ”
I love the idea of the toilet with auto switch light. The room is clean and so the toilet. Breakfast the best!
Reviewed October 01, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Ruud from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Perfect stay for the buget traveller”
Really clean room with comfortable bed and shower. Owner/staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Location is just a small walk from the main road. Not for the traveller who has high resort like expectations, but perfect if you just want a nice place to sleep, shower and eat breakfast. Would recommend to everyone. Mbah Mek is furthermore a really friendly man who wants nothing but to help his guest. His wife makes the best breakfasts everyday of your stay. You are staying in an Indonesian neighbourhood though and not some secluded resort, if you want the latter and think loose running chickens, dirt roads et cetera are filthy this is not the place for you.
Reviewed September 03, 2016
2.8
Joe from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Bed bugs and bad service.”
My girlfriend and I discovered bed bug infestations in at least 2 out of Mbah Mek's 5 rooms. We found the first infestation and politely informed the owner at about midnight. The owner reacted by denying their presence, despite us showing him at least 10 bugs. After some discussion he permitted us to switch to a different room. We later discovered that the second room was also plagued by bedbugs. We decided to request a refund and find somewhere else to stay. The owner started coming out with all kinds of excuses such as accusing us of bringing the bed bugs with us... He refused to provide a refund and he believed that by giving us a second room we should have paid more. His wife eventually stepped in and persuaded him to give us a partial refund. We then left at 3am and within 5 minutes found somewhere of equal value with a much nicer atmosphere and no bed bugs!!! Don't stay here.
Reviewed June 28, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Angela from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
exceeded expectations”
On our arrival to Mbah Mek we were greeted by the super friendly "grandpa Mek" which made us feel right at home. Our room was beautiful and had a good level of privacy. Breakfast was delicious and was delivered to our outdoor patio each morning, which we enjoyed in a serene environment serenaded by roosters. The location was great for us, a short walk from the beach and nightlife, something you definitly want if staying on Gili T. We felt very safe walking around and found a nice bike rental just up the road. The bathroom was clean though the water was cold, however this is quite normal for an affordable homestay. Overall it is exceptional value for money and we highly reccommend staying here. Angela & Joe
Reviewed June 27, 2016
2.0
Mark from Canada
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
Bedbugs and no refund...”
Bed bugs! My gf and I went to bed around 11pm and by 12 midnight discovered a lot of bedbugs. (After the usual sweep of the room we do during check in). After we felt/saw the first one, we found at least a dozen more in all range of sizes on top and along the tucked corners of the fitted sheet. My girlfriend got about ten bites spread over her arms and back. We sought out the manager to tell him about the problem. He acknowledged it and apologised but refused to refund our stay for that night, only refunding subsequent nights that we had booked. His rationale was that it wasn't his fault and that refunding the other two nights we had booked was a good compromise. He reasoned that if we left for a lesser reason (ie. Dirty room) we would have had to pay for all three nights so becuase we left for a good reason he would compromise and refund only the last two nights. We strongly disagreed given that we didn't even get to stay in the room because of the bedbugs. Further, this didn't make sense as his cancellation policy on agoda states that cancellations will be refunded if made 24 hours in advance. So at there should have been no way he would have been entitled to keep the last night's rate, regardless of our reason for leaving. However, since we paid in advance we were forced to accept his terms and our only recourse is to post this here so that others can avoid the same problems. Obviously, we cannot recommend staying at Mbah Mek given our experience. bedbugs can't be completely controlled, but the managers reaction to them can be and it was very unfair in this instance. Don't pay in advance and check your bed carefully.
Reviewed June 04, 2016
8.8
Excellent
Mark from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
We stayed 1 night and it was nice!”
Mr Mbah Mek and his wife are a wonderful couple. very accommodating and friendly. Our room was lovely, a little dark which is nice when you want to sleep in, but not so helpful when the electricity goes out, which I hear is not often. Breakfast was okay, the coffee was great! And overall the hotel was great value if you are only looking for a place to sleep. There is not much of a common area to hang out in if you are planning on just lounging around all day. Other than that, Mr Mhab Mek has a very nice place :)
Reviewed April 28, 2016
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