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Gili Air guide #2: Where to stay in Gili Air

As a solo backpacker, it’s best to stay at the hostel. But unfortunately, there aren’t many backpacker hostels in Gili Air. Instead, most available accommodations on Gili Air are bungalows, resorts and hotels. But as your Gili Air guide, I’d love to share both Gili Air hostel and Gili Air bungalow information with you here on this post!

Before reading Gili Air guide #2: Where to stay, check out  Gili Air guide #1: Why & When? 

Gili Air Hostel

Gili Air Hostel #1: 7 SEAS Cottages

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This is the view of the beach right in front of 7 SEAS Cottages restaurant on a sunny day in Gili Air.

First one is 7 SEAS cottages. It doesn’t sound like a hostel, right? I know. It’s a resort but it has a dormitory too. This dormitory has one double bed and two bunk beds in one room.  7 SEAS cottages also has an outdoor swimming pool with a few sunbeds. I can’t say 7 SEAS Cottages has the nicest swimming pool, but it’s good for a hot weather on Gili Air when you consider the price you paid for one dorm bed. Its pool is 1-3 meters deep.

There is a restaurant right in front of the beach. It’s nice to eat with a beautiful view! The staff is so friendly and welcoming. I loved eating there.

But the only downside of this hostel is that it’s not a very social hostel. I ended up to make some good friends but it wasn’t that easy to meet up with new people here in 7 SEAS Cottages. If you are tired of being in crowded, loud hostels in Indonesia, 7 SEAS Cottages will give you a chance to chill and enjoy being alone.  (But you won’t have time to feel alone thanks to 7 SEAS Cottages’ friendly staff! 😉 )

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Gili Air Hostel #2: Fantastic Gili Air Hostel

I stayed here for two nights. There are like 10 bungalows with 3 dorm beds and one double bed over the beds. Staying there is okay, but you can’t lock the door so I didn’t feel that safe when I go out of the room or sleep at night. Also, most of the staff couldn’t speak good English. Some staff was very rude, unlike the owner. I was very disappointed. But the location is right near Gili Air ferry terminal, and the price was good for one dorm bed with free breakfast. Also, it has nice chill out area where you can watch a movie and relax, so it’s okay to stay there if you don’t really mind about the customer service.

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Gili Air Hostel #3: Begadang Backpackers

Begadang Backpackers is a place where you can feel what’s it like being in nature. It has a swimming pool in the middle of the hostel and a kitchen you can cook. It’s a place you can meet other backpackers and it has good vibes. Begadang Backpackers located in the northern part of Gili Air, you can watch the beautiful sunset on the beach 3 minutes away from the hostel.  If you like to meet new people and hang out, it’s a good place for you. Most of them are early 20’s or mid 20’s.

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Gili Air bungalows

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There are many affordable bungalows in Gili Air. If you find a good mate, you can share a room with your mate. Then you only pay almost the same price as you stay in a dormitory, but you get free breakfast and a nicer room. I stayed at a couple of bungalows in the northern part of Gili Air, it was so laid-back and relaxing. You should try and relax on the sunbed! 😉

Gili Air guide #3: Best things to do in Gili Air

Gili Air guide #3: Best things to do in Gili Air will be continued in my next post. Thank you for visiting Explore Your Life Now. I hope Gili Air guide #2: Gili Air hostel and bungalow helps you enjoy your time in Gili Air better. If you have any questions about traveling Southeast Asia, don’t hesitate to send me messages through my facebook ! I’ll help you as best as I can! 🙂

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