Black Sand homestay put me off from the moment I interacted with them.
I mailed all my hotels in Bali / Gili to ensure they were booked. Black Sand never mailed back. Three calls later, they finally said something to the effect of the booking being confirmed. Shady.
We landed up there - and they didn't honour our booking, saying that the rooms were full. We argued that the booking was done months in advance (although we didn't pay online, it was just a booking) - they refused.
What was more pissing off, was the fact that when we came in, they were actively soliciting visitors. I wonder where they expected to put them up.
At the end, we ended up staying at a dump nearby, Pondok Sederhana, which is another place you should avoid - a total craphole for the price you pay (200k per night).
So : Avoid Black Sand, avoid booking.com as well.
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