Sure, you may be trading off some comfort and privacy for the weekend, but we’re sure you’re in it for the spontaneity and adventure anyway. Think of it this way: Hostel dorms are the best places to meet all kinds of people (including your vacation wingman, or if you’re lucky, a weekend fling) during your solo flight.
Did you book some tickets to Cebu but have absolutely no idea where you’re staying the night? Well get ready to #PAP this cause we found these quirky hostels that cost less than your usual ramen bowl:
Starts at P299 a night
A hostel with their own private beach and swimming? Fancy. But the overnight price tag? Not so much. Noordzee Hostel is perfect for those who just want a chill weekend with everything fun within reach. It also has an amazing panoramic views of nearby islands Bohol, Siquijor, and Camiguin—the perfect daytrip destinations in this part of the country.
Cebu South Road, Sea Side, Lower Becerril Boljoon, Cebu
Starts at P358 a night
If the number one thing on your Cebu bucketlist is whaleshark watching, this is the place to spend the night. It’s a minute away from the New Briefing Center for Whaleshark Watching and the beach. But besides the convenience of its location, it’s really just a place where you can crash with all the basics—a bed, some sockets, and a shared bathroom.
Brgy. Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu
3) Ayo Homtel
Starts at P270 a night
Everyone wants a warm welcome when they dock in an unfamiliar place. This repurposed family vacation home has that cozy and hospitable vibe, and it’s absolutely perfect for getaways with your barkada—they have a whole dorm with four bunk beds you can rent to yourselves! If you’re coming in after a late flight or going out early for one, this “homtel” is near the airport.
No.8 Guerillero, Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Starts at P350 a night
Whether you’re on a vacation to unwind or going on an extreme adventure, this hostel can give you the comfort that you need for your short stay. Its got that rustic and verdant look, and travellers love their friendly staff and reliable Wi-Fi. Public transpo is found right across the hostel, too, so you can easily explore the rest of the city.
145 M. Velez Guadalupe, Cebu City, Cebu
Starts at P460 a night
Looking for a cheap place to stay when you’re in the beautiful island of Malapascua? Then search no more. You’d want to hang out in the common areas of this inn, people voluntarily play music and it even has a small bar for your nightcaps! The folks who run this place will also help you organize the greatest peninsula stay you’ve experienced, featuring scuba diving, snorkeling, cliff diving, and island hopping.
Tawigan Logon, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Starts at P350 a night
This family hotel offers the most luxurious-looking dorms in the city. It’s neat, appealing, and you even get free breakfast! You’re also located right in the heart of the capital and traveling via public transportation wouldn’t be a problem from here.
Don Alfredo D. Gothong Centre, S. Osmeña Blvd. cor. Road East, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City, Cebu
Starts at P450 a night
The most important thing to know about this hostel: They have a 24-hour Kitchen and Bar. Yes, you’ll never go hungry here any time of the day. It’s got that modern industrial minimalist theme for its interiors to calm your mood. Some even say it’s the best hostel in Cebu—they’ll let you check in even if you arrive at 3 in the morning!
94 Juana Osmeña, Cebu City, Cebu