Best Places for Backpackers in Gili Air, Indonesia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Gili Air, Indonesia.

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Top 5 hostels in Gili Air, Indonesia.

These are the 5 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Gili Air, Indonesia.

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Begadang

90 /100

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Begadang

Jump into the world's first, huge, glass tile, funky Mushroom shaped SWIMMING POOL! We are located on the North West of the Island on the beautiful sunset side just 15 MINUTES WALK or short ride in a horse taxi from the harbour. When you prefer to relax away from the busy harbour area, this is th...
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Fantastic Bamboo Hut

89 /100

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Fantastic Bamboo Hut

Nestled in the heart of Gili Air, Fantastic Gili Hostel is an ideal spot from which to discover Gili Island. Location not far away from harbour just walk in 2 minute you will arrived in The Hostel on the right side ,near by oraganic food and dive course,From here guests can enjoy easy access to all...
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H2O Yoga and Meditation Center

82 /100

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H2O Yoga and Meditation Center

The H2O Yoga and Meditation Retreat Center is a sanctuary for everyone. There are no motorized vehicles. The main means of transportation are bicycles and horse & cart. The island invites you to immerse yourself in a slower, more even paced, mindful way of being. The silent breeze is only broken by...
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Grand Sunset Gili Air

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Grand Sunset Gili Air

Gili Air strikes the perfect balance between quiet relaxation, great restaurants, exciting activities and amazing accommodation options. Located off the north west coast of Lombok and just a short journey from Bali, the Gilis are comprised of three enchanting islands. Views over white coral beach...
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7SEAS Backpacker & Cottages

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7SEAS Backpacker & Cottages

With its perfect location and featuring a dive center, a restaurant and a shop, 7SEAS Backpacker is highly recommended for travelers who want to get an affordable and comfortable stay at the same time. Indeed, our backpacker dorms are cooled by fan and each guest has his own locker. You can eith...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Gili Air, Indonesia.

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3. Nusa Dua: Water sports, turquoise waters and the best food in Bali

Marie Vanderwoodsen

The last stop: Gili Air

After two and a half day of Gili T, we took the public boat to Gili Meno. The public boat took only 15 minutes and is IRP 35k, which is only a little more than 2 euros. Gili Meno, also known as the honeymoon or paradise island, really is the most beautiful island of the three. It is quiet, the beaches are beautiful and white and I have never seen water as blue and clear ever before. The island is really small: you can walk around the whole island in less than 1,5 hours. After dropping of our bags at our beautiful (and cheap!) bungalow, we headed to the beach. The beach was so beautiful and quiet, and we found free beach chairs were we could relax completely. There is not much to do on Gili Meno. However, this is not disturbing. We snorkeled and saw the most beautiful fishes. On all three islands, you can easily organise a diving trip or get your PADI. I did not dive myself, but the stories from people who did, made me wish I could have seen it for myself.   There are really pretty sunset spots and the lake is also definitely worth a visit. Gili Meno is the most beautiful island I have ever seen and the beach really is surreal. The last stop: Gili Air The last two days we spend at Gili Air. This island has a chill vibe. It isn’t as crowded as Gili T, but also not as quiet as Gili Meno, it is the perfect island to end the Gili trip. There are many luxurious  restaurants and beach clubs, but it is also no problem to find the typical Indonesian Warung or a nice reggae bar. During the day, we rented a snorkel set and a stand-up-paddling board, which turned out to be the perfect combination. This day, we really hoped to see a turtle, since they are very common here. We did not see any, but as a local woman told us ‘when you are lucky, you will see them, but when you are not so lucky, you will not’. Our last evening we watched the sunset and dined in a very beautiful restaurant at the beach and were very happy that a glass of wine was relatively cheap here. For some reason is red wine always served cold in Indonesia, but this didn’t spoil the fun for us that night.

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Six memorable features of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Gili Trawangan island located in the Lombok strait between the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok, is the biggest of the three Gili islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Last December when I decided to take the trip to Gili Trawangan and spend a week (including New Year’s Eve and Day) there, I did not know what to expect. I had read a few blogs by travelers who had contrasting and extreme views of the place. After spending six days on the island, I found the many aspects of the place quite irresistible. The rustic charm of the island did not take much time to win me over.

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