8 Hostels from Our Favorite

Beach Destinations

By Patti Sunio

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Sem break is just around the corner and so are many other holidays along the coming ‘ber months. It’s essentially the time to drop everything work-related, enjoy nature, and actually meet new people and where a better way to experience that than in community-thriving, budget-friendly hostels?

Here are 8 we’ve found:


Moalboal Backpacker Lodge

Rates start at P300 per person
Located in Panagsama Beach, Basdiot, Moalboal
Contact details are +63 925 357 9098 / +63 917 751 8902 / +63 998 250 4188

Perfect for backpackers and budget travelers who just need a room to crash in after a day’s adventure. They have dormitories and private fan rooms with a balcony and a hammock. You’ll be served complimentary coffee, too!



Backpacker Zone Beach Resort

Via Agoda

Only 7 rooms available
Located in Zone 6 Miralles-Gelito St., Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Contact 0949 965 3379

It is very near the most popular tourist destinations in Boracay, such as the Diniwid Beach, Balinghai Beach, and White Beach, which are all just a five-minute walk away. Bat Caves, Willy’s Rock, and Caticlan Jetty Port are also nearby.



Spin Designer Hostel

Rates start at P1,000 per person
Located in Balinsasayaw Road cor. Calle Real, El Nido, 5313 Palawan
Contact 0917 566 7746

Aside from its handsomely designed rooms and spaces, hostel amenities also include breakfast, tour arrangements, free WiFi, in-house laundry services, secure lockers, and hot and cold shower, to name a few.



Vessel Hostel

Via Spot

Rates start at P980 per person
Located in Urbiztondo, Manila N Rd, San Juan, La Union

One of the newest hostels in San Juan, La Union, is built from repurposed shipping containers stacked on top of each other. Air-conditioned dorm rooms are available, with complimentary breakfast.


Moon Fools Hostel

Located in Ester Lim Drive Cor. Hontanosas Rd. Alona Beach,
Brgy. Tawala Panglao Island Bohol,
Contact details are +63 9255889868 / +639778404683 / +63385441087

Clean, budget-friendly, and with the environment in mind. This hostel is designed for the eco-traveler, and is just a walk away from the tarsiers, the Chocolate Hills, and the white sand beach!



Board Culture Liwliwa

Located in Sitio Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales
Contact 0906 516 1263

It’s the surf shack built for surfers, by surfers. The hostel stays true to the name of its place, Liw-Liwa, which is an Ilocano word that means “pinaglilibangan” or a place for recreation.



Charlie Does

Rates start at P1,000 per person
Located in Buton St., Baler
Contact +63 917.718.5742

Essentially a surf shop made via transformed container vans that houses all your surfing needs, from the best boards to instructors. They also pioneer activities such as beach clean-ups and yoga sessions, and serve meals and the best coffee, too!

It’s more than enough reason to stay at their hostel extension, which has spacious fan rooms and private restrooms.



Paglaom Hostel

Rates start at P350 per person
Locate in General Luna, Surigao del Norte
Contact 0999 990 0308

It’s a place that’s affordable and clean, with a kitchen to cook your own food, and with its spacious garden and hammocks, you’ll definitely experience the amazing vibe of the friendly community here.


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