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?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Cebu here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.

What are the best backpacker hostels in Cebu City?



A new party hostel in Cebu City

Dorm Bed from $9.47
Private Room from $10.36
Overall Rating: 84%
79 Echavez Street Lorega, San Miguel, Cebu City, Cebu
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.


Near the beach with plenty of amenities

Dorm Bed from $7.72
Private Room from $7.81
Overall Rating: 80%
Brgy. Tan-awan, Oslob, Cebu
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.


Private Room from $13.93
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Bounty Beach Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu Resort and Dive Shop, Logon, Cebu
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, towels included, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $12.07
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 93%
M.L Quezon Highway, Pusok Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Cebu
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe. Wi-fi, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $16.52
Private Room from $43.76
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 92%
100B Don Mariano Abella Street, Labangon, Cebu
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, a common room, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $22.27
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 92%
F. Roska St. Purok Aries, Brgy Talisay, Santa Fe Bantayan Island, Cebu, Cebu
Beach People Hostel Bantayan Island is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, bicycle hire, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a restaurant, and a cafe. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $10.59
Private Room from $6.62
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 92%
12 Stephenson St Brgy Apas Lahug Cebu City, Cebu
Nappers Hostel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and a mini-supermarket are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Nappers Hostel is also child friendly.


Dorm Bed from $9.43
Private Room from $7.55
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 89%
5A Wright Brothers Upper Fulton Street, Cebu
Bugoybikers in Cebu City is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, bicycle hire, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant and a cafe. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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