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2110 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
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Property Description

Welcome to Begadang – Where solo travellers find their ultimate 'On Air' experience! Dive into our funky swimming pool, mingle with fellow adventurers, and soak in the laid-back afternoon vibes before strolling down the road to our sunset-view beachfront bar (also in the pictures).

Recipient of the Hostelworld HOSCARS Award 2021 for 'Extraordinary Social Experience,' #1 in Asia and a Top 5 Global Finalist.

Featured in South East Asia Backpacker Magazine, we're hailed as the best hostel on Gili Air – "Big Kid Paradise... If you're looking to make friends then it's the perfect place to stay. There's always a buzzing atmosphere with people milling about and within minutes you'll be chatting to new friends about your adventures and future travel plans"

With so many great options on Gili Air here are 7 UNIQUE reasons why backpackers like you choose Begadang 😇:

1. 🌴Unmatched Capacity and Garden Space:

As the largest hostel on Gili Air, (100+ capacity) and 6000+ sqm of lush tropical garden, Begadang offers an unrivalled backdrop for making connections with fellow travellers. With so much space everyone can find their grove, whether chilling in the lounge, drinking at the bar, or taking some me time and catching up on a diary or reading a good book.

2. 🏖️Only Hostel on Gili Air with a Beachfront Sunset Bar & Grill:

Join us as we gather our guests for breathtaking sunsets at Begadang’s PJ’s Beach Bar & Grill. With Food & Drink specials exclusive for Begadang guests, and the only hostel with a weekly live band, and beach bonfires.

3. 🤯🕺🏻💃We are the hosts of Gili Air Quiz Night:

Put your thinking caps on and lace up your dancing shoes—it's not just a quiz, it's a wild experience you won't want to miss!

4. 🎥Epic Under-The-Stars Cinema Experience:

Begadang is home to Gili Air’s largest outdoor cinema screen and sound system. Begadang guests get to vote for their favourite movie

5. 🍹The Gili-Air-Pub-Crawl is hosted by Begadang:

Join us for free drinks, exhilarating drinking games, and beachside boogie woogie—all for an unforgettable night out (or potentially forgettable if you get into the spirit of the crawl 🙈)

6. 😋Highest-Rated Onsite Hostel Restaurant (Held Number 1 Spot on Gili Air for 2 years):

Delicious cuisine - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner are all covered at Begadang and for coffee lovers, we have a swish imported Italian espresso machine & in-house barista. Plus, we get everyone together at our huge dinner table to enjoy exclusive hostel family dinners three times a week.

7. 🏓Games Galore:

From Volleyball to Teqball, Badminton to Table Tennis, Darts and Slacklines to Giant Connect 4 and everything in between, we offer an unparalleled selection of games both at Begadang and our PJ’s beach bar

In addition to our unique offerings we’ve got everyone covered for the usual stuff like:

Lightning-fast 100Mbps WiFi throughout
Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Mineral Water Refill
Snorkelling tours (100k pp), Scuba diving courses, Sunset cruises, Paddleboarding, Sunrise trips,
Live Sports On Request On Our Bar TV

Weekly Schedule

Monday - Big Screen Outdoor Cinema
Tuesday - *Hostel Dinner* Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - Gili Air Pub Crawl / Legend Beach Party Warmup
Thursday - *Hostel Dinner* Gourmet Buffet
Friday - Quiz at our PJ's Beach Bar
Saturday - *Hostel Dinner* Quesadilla Night
Sunday - Guest can Vote!

Lastly, if you're wondering, "Begadang" translates to: 'Stay Up All Night Talking', so what are you waiting for!? Stay with us - Keep Calm and Begadang Lagi (again)

Reviews & Ratings

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Jun 07, 2024
Great place to stay if you want to be social and meet other travellers. The food was delicious. The staff are great and all very friendly.
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Female, 31-40
May 30, 2024
We loved it here! Lots of great activities each day. Lovely volunteers and owner. The pool is so cool and overall a great vibe! Family dinner is DELICIOUS
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Female, 25-30
May 21, 2024
Such an amazing place with the best people and nicest staff. The volunteers Bella and Anthony were amazing. The activities everyday were lovely and so social. Food was some of the best Western food I’ve had on my trip and the pool area was so beautiful. You have to be there for the Taco night! And the rooms were super cute. Right by the beach for sunsets and close to ATM and shops. There’s even a Pub crawl activity that was so fun! You have to come here if you are in Gili Air.
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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