Review of Restu By Views, a Budget Guesthouse in Senaru, Lombok


Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!

Don't pay more than 100,000IDR to sleep in Senaru unless your room has hot water.

We stayed at Restu By Views on the left side of the road (not bookable online). We had great views, but our room smelled moldy and the staff was super pushy about tours. We didn't book our guide through them, which made them more than a bit unhappy.

Our room rate included breakfast and the woman was nice enough to give it to us at 1pm after we got back from our trek up the volcano. For that, I was grateful!

The 3 famous Gilis appear before Bali's volcano on the horizon

Our friends stayed at Sinar Rinjani, on the right hand side a bit farther up. They have WiFi and a cheap restaurant, although tours from them can be hit or miss from what we heard.

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Interested in seeing the Rinjani volcano and crater without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Rinjani and Lombok photo tour.

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