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Sunset Boulevard, Pemenang, West Nusa Tenggara 83352 Indonesia
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#6 of 181 Speciality lodging in Gili Air
Begadang means "To Stay Up All Night Talking" in Indonesian. Come join us on the Sunset side of beautiful Gili Air for a swim in our unique mushroom pool and drink in our bar. We are just 1 minute walk to the beach where the sun sets. We care deeply about using natural building materials, so all our buildings are made only with wood, bamboo and stone.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Laundry service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms


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Grade: 64 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0 km
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Jonathan S wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions
I've travels to 41 countries and stayed in hundreds of hotels and hostels but never experienced a hotel/hostel quite like Begadang Gili Air, Indonesia. It's as if a five star resort chain was given the task to create a resort for backpackers to tc combine luxury and great service on a budge Begadang is certainly not your typical five star resort but it has elements of five star luxury along with what you would expect in a hostel, particularly in regard to the accommodations. Literally at the center of the resort is a stunning mushroom shaped glass tiled swimming pool , not what you would expect in a hostel but at a five star chain resort, say a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton. Usually hostels don't have a restaurant but a kitchen where the guests cook their own meals. If the hostel does have a restaurants usually the food is at best edible but this hostel hotel has a restaurant with a menu of dozens of plates, both Western and Asian, prepared by a master chef and everything can be ordered on your phone and delivered to you where ever you in the resort - at the restaurant, poolside, on the lounging areas, your room, in fact anywhere on the island. Unlike a five star hotel stay which emphasizes privacy, a stay inside a bubble, some with villas with their own small swimming pool
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Date of stay: October 2020
gchristou1 wrote a review Jun 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I loved to stay at Begadang, because of the delicious food and cocktails I always enjoyed there! Playing darts was a blast and the pool is awesome. Thank you James and Paula for always taking care of my wishes especially when I placed my special order - Classic Burger with an extra egg!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Tom wrote a review Jun 2020
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The owners and staff are very welcoming, it's a great property and atmosphere, lucky to have this place here. I haven't stayed in the rooms but as a place to go for a beer and some darts 🤙 The food is also really good, would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Kathryn C wrote a review Jun 2020
Sydney, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was lucky enough to spend the majority of Corona time on magical Gili Air. During this time, Begadang became a focal point for us cast-aways to connect, hang out, and count our lucky stars that we were stranded in paradise. Begadang is situated on an incredible piece of property on the island, adorned with views of palm trees and tropical flowers and plenty of space to simply admire your surroundings or participate in something a little more active like volley ball, slack line, a game of darts or a dip in the awesome mushroom pool. A very short stroll down the road from Begadang is where you'll catch the daily majestic sunsets of Gili Air. The vibe of this place is complemented by the incredible menu. The food here is amaaaazing. Chief of the kitchen, Paula, is truly gifted in the art of delicious feeds. All your cravings, from Western to Asian cuisine are catered for with loving preparation and produce. Some of my faves are the tempeh or spicy chicken burgers (served with the best fries on the island!), the dumplings and the noodle dishes. The other great thing about this food? When you've over indulged on the Bintangs and G&T's the night before, they'll deliver around the island straight to your hungover-arse where it can be consumed from the comfort of your bed (or bungalow if you've got a little more class than crying over a chicken burger in bed. Thanks guys- you brought me back to life more than once!). A stay at Begadang is sure to delight, and if you've only planned to come to the island for a day or 2, then clear your schedule because like most travellers, the days extend into weeks or months (or forever!).
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Date of stay: May 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms range from simple bungalows to lovely villas- something for everyone!
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Kerr R wrote a review Jun 2020
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Well, what can I say? Begadang has become a home for us lost puppies over the last few months. I wake up every morning in my beautiful AC’d bungalow, thanking whatever Gods may be that I found this place. I wander outside and the beauty of the carefully tended to gardens still hasn’t gotten old. I float in the sublime mushroom-shaped swimming pool, gazing up at the colourful bougainvillea bushes and palm trees, the golden sun massaging my soul while colourful butterflies flitter overhead and soothing birdsong tickles my ears. I devour one of the many delicious options on the menu, and occasionally nibble some new experimental concoctions Paula is considering adding to the menu. This woman is a true culinary wizard; the Gandalf of the taste world! In all my months on Gili Air, I haven’t found better food anywhere. The communal areas are delightful – the pool, the darts arena, the ping pong table, the volleyball court, the basketball hoop, the movie theatre and the slackline make this place a hub for social interaction – with plenty of private areas to retreat to when feeling a little more introspective. I use my trusty Begadang bicycle to explore the island - taking in a breath-taking sunset, going for a dive, a snorkel or for a paddleboard, and am always happy to skip back to my little paradise home. The well-priced food and drinks and banging music make it the perfect place for a tropical boogie, when so desired. The staff… well they aren’t staff at all; but friends, family and fellow enjoyers of life – an absolute pleasure to co-exist with, so joyful, caring and attentive to every little detail. I’m still hoping James and Paula will adopt me so I never have to say goodbye. Here, I am Leonardo Di Caprio in his paradise from ‘The Beach’… only without the murder and other weirdness. TL; DR: This place has a magic that transcends words, you’ll just have to check it out yourself. But I give you fair warning – you’ll never want to leave.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Sleep Quality
US$11 - US$16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndonesiaWest Nusa TenggaraLombokPemenangGili IslandsGili Air
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Frequently Asked Questions about Begadang
What are some of the property amenities at Begadang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and a poolside bar.
What food & drink options are available at Begadang?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Begadang?
Conveniently located restaurants include Waroeng Alam Damai, Warung Sunny, and Begadang Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Begadang?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Begadang?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.