Mbah Mek Trawangan Homestay
Mbah Mek Trawangan Homestay
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"Kind, clean and convenient."

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March 16, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Amazing stay here while I was ill the owner made me mint tea and soup for breakfast. Lovely family massively recommemd staying here!!!
Michelle from United Kingdom
Couple
Greeted by friendly host with good big breakfast every morning. Air condition takes time to cool the room but is fine. Clean spacious room and toilet
Ng from Malaysia
Couple
We really enjoyed our stay there. The owner was very friendly. He provides free bikes. The breakfast was really good, the meal changes everyday. We really recommend the place although its not at the beach (10 min walk)
Schmid from Switzerland
Couple
Although I met the power out (bcs of the storm few days ago) n at night I was really hot, the room condition is good and the owners r friendly! I really love the breakfast there n I think I will go there again if I go to GT in the future!
Hsinju from Taiwan
Solo traveler
My stay was awesome at this homestay. Was staying in a totally overpriced bungalow for a night before finding Mbah Mek. Hot shower, clean room, and great breakfast. The free bikes available to use was just icing on the cake!
Eva from Canada
Solo traveler

Mbah Mek Trawangan Homestay

Very good location
Stay in the heart of Lombok - What's nearby?
Excellent
From 106 reviewsSee what guests said
8.1
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10
Exceptional service
9.2
Recommended by 90% 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

  • Located in heart of Lombok

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
Standard Ac
Standard Ac
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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What people love about the property

  • "Very accommodating and friendly."

    Mark

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    April 28, 2016

  • "The room was nice and the aircon worked fine."

    Lisanne

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    April 25, 2016

  • "Staff were very good."

    Jessica

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    April 1, 2016

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"Our room was beautiful and had a good level of privacy."

Angela

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June 27, 2016

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"Excellent budget accommodation."

Steve

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October 7, 2016

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Agoda Reviews (106)Booking.com Reviews (28)
8.1
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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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8.4
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
Adrian from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 3 nights in August 2015
More than just a homestay”
1) The owner 2) The hospitality 3) The extra mile
The reason I score everything 5 for Mbah Mek is because the stay exceeds my expectation. It is silly to compare a homestay to a hotel. The disappointment sinks in when the reality does not live up to the expectation. If you are looking for an experiential holiday, it is not hard to understand why the majority raves about how great the place is. I am not going to write a long story about my 3 night stay nor 'the best 3 things about this hotel' etc. Many reviews have already mentioned that. I really look forward to a longer stay in Mbah Mek next time.
Reviewed August 12, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
8.7
Excellent
simon from Canada
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Friendly owners, great price”
Familly owned / breakfast / price
Great and friendly owners, breakfast was huge... Lots of coffee, CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP, rooms were big, toilets were "older" with no door, but for that price its great.. Only stayed 1 night, but if ure traveling on a budget its for you.
Reviewed March 25, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Jaymi from Canada
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Great stay”
Great breakfast, great service, great room.
Our stay here was great. It's a little far from then beach but you get the real feel of gili local life here. The room was great, AC worked well great English TV channels different tasty breakfast every morning with new water bottles and coffee and fruit. The owners are ahh a nice couple and very kind and helpful. For the price it is fantastic! Can't complain. The power went out once while we were here but that is normal for the island and the owners gave us lights and were very nice making sure we were ok. Highly reccomend this place.
Reviewed March 24, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Jessica from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Ac
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Lovely stay”
Lovely little home stay, rooms are clean and great value for money for Gili considering they are modern, with air con and a TV. The owner wasn't sure what to cook for breakfast when I advised I followed a vegan diet (strict vegetarian) he obviously went away and thought about it and served me two delicious vegan friendly meals both mornings. I would return here great place to stay.
Reviewed February 12, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Chika from Indonesia
Group
Standard Ac
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Best homestay”
Cable TV, Hot Shower, AC
I booked this room with a really cheap price from agoda, so I'm really satisfied with the room I got with that price. Comfortable bed, hot shower, cable tv (indovision), air conditioner, yummy breakfast + 2 water bottles everyday, dedicated owner. Towels were not provided in room at first but then i asked to Mbah Mek and he gave it right away. The only cons was the distance to the beach, a bit far, but overall I had a pleasant stay in Mbah Mek. Should be more than one star hotel!
Reviewed January 17, 2016
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