We love Gerupuk because life here is simple. Kuta Lombok accommodation and restaurants are just 12km away – but we have restaurants of our own in the village and you can see them all through the links on our website. Mornings start with a surf, children laughing and the smell of coconut husks burning in village kitchens. No more 9 to 5 here. Just 2-10….foot of swell, 1 to 2 cold beers and a million laughs.

We’ve lived here our whole lives and when the opportunity came to start up our own business – we were determined to make the most of it and create something really special for the hundreds of tourists that we’ve had the pleasure of teaching as surf coaches in Kuta lombok. A lot of our guests said they couldn’t find a place with clean bathrooms and hot water, nice beds to sleep in and a place to meet people. Hence Gerupuk Homestay was born. The best place to stay in Kuta Lombok and Gerupuk Village.

Directors Tommy and Ben were both born here. Tommy an accredited surf instructor and Ben an accredited PADi dive instructor. Both live here and both call this home.

Our staff are all locals. We wanted to create a business that would be sustainable by training up locals to bring quality accommodation to the village. Ben worked for 4 years in Bali and is well versed in hospitality. We also put a lot of time into training our people so that the standard in our village improves and our guests get an experience they will never forget. When we hired our staff- we didn’t look for people who had the highest grades. We hired on personality. We hired on passion. We hired on potential to impact the village community and the ability to show guests a good time. All this makes us one of the more sustainable businesses in the village. So sure – you may see us doing some weird things sometimes –that is village style.

We’re a small, family business. As you will see when you come here this business is all about us having as much fun as you. It is why we don’t just sell you a product, we actually live it. We’re about people who want to put themselves out there, challenge themselves, meet new people and experience a new culture. Our small homestay means you have our undivided attention but you also have the opportunity to get to know guests from around the world.

When you come to Gerupuk Homestay we encourage you to participate in the activities that take place in the community. Staff will let you know when there are weddings on or other significant cultural events that are happening in the village so you can truly experience village life.

Take a look around our website to find out if Gerupuk Homestay is for you and the variety of things available for you to do.



  • Comforts of home
  • Free Wifi
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Fantastic location
  • High customer satisfaction
  • Fun staff
  • Experience village life
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • 40m back from beach
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