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Mad Monkey Hostels, the leading provider of youth hostel accommodation and travel experiences in South East Asia, is formally announcing the opening of their first property in Indonesia: Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan. The Gili islands are three islands just west of Lombok and about an hour and a half east of Bali. Gili Trawangan is the western most island and is known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear water, and diverse marine life, along with its thriving nightlife.
Scott Venis, Indonesia Regional Director at Mad Monkey Hostels, explained, “Gili Trawangan is an amazing tropical island destination that offers so much for travelers to discover and explore. That is why it is perfect for a Mad Monkey Island Resort. We will be developing a number of tours and day time events so all of our guests can explore the Gili islands and enjoy the beauty it has to offer from our paradise beachfront location. Come and join the Mad Monkey family soon for some sundowners, fun and the usual Monkey Madness!!”
The opening of Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan will expand Mad Monkey to its 5th country in which it operates. With a circumference of 6.5km and a population of around 1,500, Gili Trawangan is a small slice of paradise that brings in nearly 3,000 tourists daily. Travelers can enjoy a rich bounty of watersports on “Gili T”,  including snorkeling, scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding, and more. With no motor vehicles allowed, Gili T has remained a backpacker haven over the years and is a must-stop on most traveler’s Indonesian itinerary.
Mad Monkey Gili Trawangan, set to open on August 1st, boasts a 12 meter infinity pool overlooking the ocean and the sandy beachfront area where guests can enjoy the vibrant Gili T sunsets. With both dorm beds and glamping teepees, Mad Monkey Gili T will host regular events and tours to show guests the best the island has to offer.

About Mad Monkey Hostels

Mad Monkey Hostels is currently operating 12 properties in Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. Serving over 500,000 customers per year, Mad Monkey is leading the development of a truly social experience for Millenial and Generation Z Travelers.

Mad Monkey is a socially responsible company that actively contributes 1% of its revenue back to its local communities by funding clean water projects, education projects and other projects that reduce poverty and improve living conditions in the communities where Mad Monkey operates. They will continue the brand’s commitment to sustainability and positive community development in Gili Trawangan and beyond.
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Mad Monkey is Southeast Asia’s leading hostel operator — born in Cambodia with more properties in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, and the Philippines. We pride ourselves in creating meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests, whilst promoting socially responsible tourism.