Welcome to Broken Compass

The most unique hostel on the Gilis.

The hare-brained scheme of four kiwi brothers who grew up wandering the world, its grown from a conversation 3 years ago to a wonderful enterprise that we are very proud of. We’re pretty sure we’ve got accommodation to suit you – from dorms with and without en-suites to spacious private rooms – all with air conditioning!

So take a look around or get in touch if you have any questions. You won’t find us on those booking sites – our aim is organic natural growth by the one thing a traveller trusts the most – Word of Mouth! But you can book with us through email.

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Gili t beach

Stay Green whilst on the Gilis

Gili Trawangan, the island of sun, sea, sand, incredible nature and of course notorious parties, is a very popular tourist and backpacker destination. First inhabited by Bugis fishermen from Sulawesi…

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The Million Movement

The Million Movement

Worldpacker volunteer Antonio Malastesta blogs about his time on Gili  Trawangan and The Million Movement While I was at university studying International Business Administration, I felt the need to travel, discover…

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Cats of Gili

Cats of Gili Vet Clinic

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Lombok waterfall

Day Trip to Lombok Waterfalls

The waterfalls around Mount Rinjani are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Indonesia – and are a perfect day trip from Gili T! After getting the boat from…

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broken compass hostel bar

Our Famous Sunday Roast!

Have you been travelling for a while and missing those home comforts? Especially your mum’s Sunday Roast? It’s tough spending time on tropical islands isn’t it? Well luckily for you…

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