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Bandung, Indonesia
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience. Couldn't have a better place to stay at Gili Gede. The place the atmosphere.. The people who stay.. The service.. The food and of course the owner give us a memorable and wonderful experience. Feel like home. Gorgeous sunset view in front of the bungalow. A must is a visit Gili Ringgit and Gili Layar. 15...

Thank RenaWinasis
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My partner and I booked a bungalow at the last minute and are so thankful we did. During our month long travel to Indonesia, we had the best sleep in a long time here. This is a remote island and therefore we knew to expect to use the traditional mandi shower and toilet as well as having limited electricity but...

Thank Tom C
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This place is something special but be warned: remote island means remote island so don't expect any running water or electricity. What you can expect is a small resort with nice solid bungalows and 4 backpacker accommodations in an open bamboo hut (that's where we stayed). All meals are included - you can't order but there will be absolutely authentic...

1Thank johnsharenot
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This was my favorite stay after 6 weeks (7 different hotels/guesthouses) on Bali, Gili Air, and finally Gili Gede. We spent 4 nights here. The food served here was one of the reasons we came (it was recommended by other travelers for this.) What it offers: Beautiful, quiet (I was never awoken by a rooster, by cats in heat, or...

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Via Vacare simple pleasures My friend & I stayed in the dormitory as the bungalows were booked out. We only lasted there one night, BUT that was because of our tastes & what we could handle. Via Vacare is a beautiful little homely place to stay & I have no doubt we would have lasted longer in the bungalows. The...

Thank FD12312
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Spent 4 nights at Via Vacare with my wife and daughter. Firstly the location was sensational. Sunsets over Mt Agung. Secondly the food was superb, simple Indonesian cuisine with a fusion. The hospitality was excellent, we were made to feel at home. The rooms are very large and the design is fantastic , being able to open the room right...

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I spent at Via Vacare 4 days and they have been amazing! You really learn very quickly the art of doing nothing and it's very easy to enjoy it at Via Vacare! Thelma and Jack are terrific hosts! :) they will bring you around Gili Gede to show you the different villages and amazing panoramas! they will arrange snorkeling trip...

Thank Carlotta C
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

After traveling a couple of weeks on Lombok and the northern gilis, we wanted a place to lean back. Via Vacare offered great bungalows on the sea side with marvelous surroundings, such as deserted tropical beaches and a traditional village. In our four week trip on Lombok we can say that the food at Via Vacare is definitely in the...

Thank r0gerthat
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We spent a week at Via Vicare. First you must promise not to touch the coral, stay a good distance from the turtles, and DONT feed the fish! That said, Via Vacare had excellent snorkeling right off the beach and a great trip to the other two islands as well. The spacious accommodations were exactly as described; basic but providing...

1Thank FrancisRumsky
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

The owner Jet offers a warm blend of western standards and rustic simplicity. The bungalows are well cared-for, clean and spacious and have full length opening windows and doors to allow air circulation, a sheltered day bed overlooking the other islands, mandi shower with fresh water. The main house is where you share meals with other guests, hang out and...

1Thank ilovecambodia

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Via vacare is a basic accommodation on a unique location, 4 spacious bungalows and backpackers dormitory facing sunset and Gunung Agung. No electricity but 1000 stars sky, oil lamps, candles and solar lamps. Electricity from generator is on for 5 hours a day. No flowing water, but fresh water bought and brought in to shower in old indonesian mandi style (ceramic pots with bucket shower) Toilets flushed with salt water buckets. Ideal place to relax and enjoy the art of doing nothing, no sounds of mosques, daily yoga/meditation,great snorkeling ashore,lot of books in different languages, common shared surprising meals. All inn price for 3 meals, yoga, use snorkel gear, free drinking water, tea, coffee, tax, free boat transport back to mainland. For bungalow 30 euro a person a day, for backpackers dormitory 18 euro a person a day.Pick up service from airport, Kuta, Sengigi, Bangsal or Lembar. ... more   less 

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Address: Gili Gede, Lombok, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > West Nusa Tenggara > Lombok
Price Range: ₹ 363 - ₹ 2,179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The cottages are identical... the open-air dorm looked like fun.”
 of 5 bubbles mikesG3368RC, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The seafront bungalows have a beautiful view. A little more expensive but still great value.”
 of 5 bubbles 155lucy15, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The "backpacker" option is not really an option.”
 of 5 bubbles amandamiri, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All villa's are good.”
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“best views, amazing sunsets”
 of 5 bubbles carlottac686, 28 May 2015 | Read review
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