The Best Hostels in Cebu, Philippines for Budget Travelers

The Best Hostels in Cebu, Philippines for Budget Travelers
Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country's Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu Island and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Its prosperous port capital, Cebu City, retains landmarks from its 16th-century Spanish colonial past, including the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino church and triangular Fort San Pedro. Tops, an observation deck on Mt. Busay, has sweeping views over the city. Cebu is the hub around which the Visayas revolve. It is the most densely populated island in the Philippines and is second only to Luzon in its strategic and economic importance to the country. The main attractions are its white-sand beaches and spectacular diving, namely off the northern tip of Cebu at Bantayan and Malapascua islands, as well as on the southwest coast at Moalboal. And don't ignore much-maligned Cebu City, which has lively bars, emerging eateries and great island-hopping opportunities. There are plenty of things to see and do in this area, and, luckily, there are also several cost friendly accommodations to help you enjoy your stay here too.
How much do hostels in Cebu cost?
Average Dorm Price $10 ($4 to $17)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $25 ($13 to $64)

What are the best backpacker hostels in Cebu City?

A new party hostel in Cebu City

Dorm Bed: $8.26
Private Room: $8.77
Overall Rating: 81%
79 Echavez Street Lorega, San Miguel, Cebu City , Cebu Philippines
A relatively new addition to the Cebu hostel scene, the Mad Monkey Cebu City has everything a traveler needs. This modern and comfortable hostel has a fun and social party vibe. The rooftop restaurant and bar sit next to the pool, and at night DJ's come in to get the party started. The Filipino fusion restaurant serves terrific food, too. Shoot some billiards at the pool table, try your hand at beer pong, relax in the water of the swimming pool, and get to know your fellow travelers!

The location can't be beaten, as it's in the heart of the city, close to everything you need and want in Cebu City. Bars, restaurants, museums, and the ferry terminals are all just a short walk or ride away.

The hostel offers dorm beds in a variety of sizes, as well as private rooms for couples who want their own space. The air-conditioned rooms are all modern and clean. The dorm bunks have their own plugs and lamps, and bathrooms are modern, clean, and have hot water heaters. Linens and towels are included. Free WiFi, too! And if you're looking to make some travel plans, the travel desk can help you make the best of your time in and around Cebu City.

A social hostel near the beach with a long list of activities

Dorm Bed: $8.20
Private Room: $10.26
Overall Rating: 90%
Cebu south road Boljoon , Cebu Philippines
Noordzee beach hostel offers easy access to the whale sharks and most wonderful waterfalls in Cebu. Noordzee is a perfect home to explore the south and hop on to Siquijor and Bohol island. Sunbathing on the private beach, cooling down in the small swimming pool, and more is all available to hostel guests. The local town and market are within walking distance. There are several lounge areas where you can meet fellow travelers and relax. Here you can enjoy beach hammocks, beach tables, overlooking terraces, watching a movie, or just admiring the amazing starry night sky. Noordzee beach hostel offers budget, standard, deluxe and superior dormitories. They also offer private rooms if you want more luxury. Standard, deluxe, superior and private rooms offer full sea view. Noordzee beach hostel is a full service hostel with a rooftop restaurant and bar. Stand-up paddling, massage, pedicure, manicure, motorcycle for rent, surfing boards, snorkels and water-shoes are available for free. The restaurant serves international cuisine with quality in mind. Have a cocktail from the cocktail bar while enjoying the view on Bohol, Siquijor, Balicasak, and Camiguin island. Linens, towels, and parking are all free with your stay.

Near shops and restaurants, a superbly comfortable hostel

Dorm Bed: $15.13
Private Room: $8.68
Overall Rating: 51%
Torralba Street, Corner Wilson Street (Near Camp Lapu-Lapu) Apas, Cebu City , Cebu Philippines
Tropical HOSTEL Cebu is a great starting point in your CEBU stop. The property is within walking distance to malls, convenience stores, pub district, bars, business district, and other tourist attractions. They offer high quality and valued accommodation for travelers on a budget. Offering free WiFi access throughout the property, Tropical Hostel - Cebu Center features simple and homely accommodation within a 5-minute drive from Ayala Center Cebu. It houses a restaurant, operates a 24-hour front desk and provides free parking on site. Fitted with tiled flooring, rooms come with a fan or air conditioning. Guests have access to a shared or private bathroom with shower facility. Daily housekeeping service is provided. At Tropical Hostel - Cebu Center, currency exchange, luggage storage facility and bicycle rental are available. The friendly staff can also assist guests with ticketing, laundry services and tour arrangements. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is approximately a 20-minute drive away. Linens and parking are free with your stay.

Near the beach with plenty of amenities

Dorm Bed: $11.33
Private Room: $10.48
Overall Rating: 70%
Brgy. Tan-awan, Oslob , Cebu Philippines
Sharky Hostel Oslob is conveniently located just 1 minute walk away from the New Briefing Center for Whaleshark Watching, only 50 meters from the beach and just a 10 minutes ride to Tumalog Waterfalls. Sumilon Island Sandbar is only a15 minute boat ride away. Here you can relax and enjoy and meet new friends. The hostel is composed of concrete dormitory rooms and Native Bamboo House. The hostel has a 10 bed mixed dorm, an 8 bed mixed dorm, and a private room available. Linens are included with your stay and the staff are welcoming and willing to help with travel arrangements.

A comfortable hostel in a good location

ML Quezon Highway , Cebu Philippines
1521 Hostel offers uniquely artistic, clean, functional and comfortable rooms that will suit every traveler's needs for an unforgettable adventure in the Philippine's leading tourist destination of Cebu. Found along the main road of Lapu Lapu City, ML Quezon National Highway, 1521 Hostel is just 6.3 km or 15 minutes away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport , 1 km or 3 minutes away from the Mactan Shrine, where historical landmarks Magellan's Obelisk and the Lapu Lapu Monument stand to commemorate the historical battle between the "Christianizers" and the local island tribe and lastly just 2km or 8 minutes away from Mactan Newtown Beach, a semi private beach open for the public for a minimum fee. The family and dormitory rooms include comfortable mattress, full linen bed set up, steel locker storage, bathroom equipped with rain shower, complimentary basic bathroom amenities and hot and cold water.

1521 Hostel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi access, an all-day dining cafe, an alfresco artsy common working space at the rooftop, and unique local inspired travel and tours for the adventure seekers. Linens, towels, and parking are all included with your stay.
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