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Certificate of Excellence


#7 of 172 Specialty lodging in Gili Air
Certificate of Excellence
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
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking rooms


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Sunset Boulevard, West Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
Getting there
Lombok Intl Airport31 mi
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Stayed here for more than a week. Really good. James, the owner, is a super chap. Initially stayed in one of the cheaper rooms (twin beds) with mozzie nets and a fan but then upgraded to an air-con twin which had large beds, large private bathroom, hot water and a front balcony.
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This hostel is a really great place with a great pool and entertainment area. They have a restaurant on site which makes great food. We went into a 3 bed private room with en suite and aircon, I would highly recommend these rooms. They were very basic but the aircon and en-suite
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The location was fantastic!!! Literally a 2 minute walk to the beach. I stayed in a hut and at first I was weary of only having a fan to keep cool but it did the job perfectly! The mosquito net meant i could sleep in peace. The showers were so cute!!!!! Full bamboo walls and
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Good but small improvements required. The Food - the menu at this place shows so much promise. Whoever put it together clearly had high aspirations. However, I dont feel the kitchen delivers. Often food was salty, oily, and not as pictured on the menu. One example; The Chips
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Response from BegadangBackpackers, Owner at Begadang
Responded Apr 1, 2019
In the totality of restaurant feedback comments, we have had overwhelming majority highly positive comments from our food. It is a new restaurant so we are constantly refining at updating the menu. Yes we do have very high aspirations for it. Regarding the gravy, for this I agree. I actually told the F&B manager I wasn’t happy with that dish specifically and it wasn’t taken care of quickly enough to sort the recipe. It’s tough because we had that nailed and then due to not being able to get the same base mix in Asia, what we used instead wasn’t working. It was on the menu as a creamy gravy, which is been quite popular with people from outside the U.K., but as I am also from the U.K. I agree, it was not what it should be. I don’t know what the issue was with the WiFi while you were here. We have a Hugh speed 30mb line and 6 Linksys Velop mesh nodes around the property delivering that speed all over. We have one of the best internet lines in the island.
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Very glad I found and booked this place. I had limited time and was only looking at Gili T, but stumbled upon this and I booked off a whim mostly because of the good reviews. As a 34y/o solo traveler I was a bit worried it would be too much a party hostel, but this wasn't the
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$11 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndonesiaWest Nusa TenggaraLombokGili IslandsGili Air
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