15 Best Hostels in Cebu (Budget-Friendly Accommodation)
The province of Cebu in Central Visayas is one of the top premier destinations in the Philippines. The province is made up of the main island of Cebu and 167 more surrounding islands and islets making it a treasure trove of fun adventures and thousands of experiences that travelers can discover.
Due to its location, the waters surrounding Cebu are rich in marine life and biodiversity. The beaches in Cebu may not be as famous as the ones in Palawan or Boracay, but there are countless virgin beaches and hidden gems in its many islands. Going inland on the main island, Cebu has a mountainous region with numerous hiking trails and waterfalls that travelers can visit.
Cebu is also home to the second-largest metropolitan area in the Philippines, Metro Cebu. Its capital city, Cebu City is both a historic and modern city that was the first capital of the country. It’s famous for its many architectural and historic landmarks and great cuisine.
The province of Cebu seems to have everything a tourist would want. It’s also some of the best hostels in the country with plenty of different options for a variety of travelers. Here are the best hostels in Cebu.
Pig Dive Hostel Moalboal
Address: Panagsama Road, Moalboal, Cebu
Pig Dive Hostel Moalboal is a modern hostel on a quiet road leading to Panagsama Beach in the Municipality of Moalboal located at the western side of the main island of Cebu. It’s the ideal place for solo travelers. The hostel is just outside the town proper with the public market just a quick drive away.
The facilities of Pig Dive Hostel Moalboal are made up of recycled container vans, including its 10 guest rooms and lobby. Guess will have a pick to stay in a shared mixed dormitory or a private room. Each room has air conditioning and a private bathroom. Free wifi, parking, and a shared kitchen are available. The hostel also offers free airport transfers, tours, and snorkeling/diving services. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Mad Monkey Hostel Cebu City
Address: 79 Echavez Street, Cebu City
Mad Monkey is smack dab at the heart of Cebu City where guests have easy access to the city’s many conveniences like malls, banks, public transportation, public markets, and historic landmarks. But the hostel itself can offer every need its guests can think of.
Guests have a pic of staying in a shared dorm room that has air conditioning, a private bathroom with a hot shower, towels, and personal locker storage. Private rooms are also available with the additional amenity of cable TV.
The hostel offers free parking and complimentary wifi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy an in-house restaurant and bar serving Filipino fusion, a sun deck, a rooftop pool with hammock, and a gaming area. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Malapascua Budget Inn
Address: Tawigan, Barangay Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Located on the small island of Malapascua, 6.8 km away across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island, Malapascua Budget Inn is the place to stay for easy access to the island’s pristine coast made up of beautiful white beaches. The island is part of Barangay Logon in the Municipality of Daanbantayan and is known in Cebu for its pristine beaches and abundant coral reefs and marine life.
Guests can easily walk to the different beaches of the coast of the island, except for its northern coasts. The inn offers budget-friendly accommodation of shared dorm rooms or private rooms with a traditional and family-friendly atmosphere. Free wifi, tours, and a bar/lounge are available at the inn. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Way Shack Hostel
Address: Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Barangay Tan-awan, Oslob
Way Shack Hotel is located near the beach on Natalio Bacalso Avenue in the Municipality of Oslob, just off the southernmost tip of the island of Cebu. Oslob is most famous for tour companies offering tourists to swim with whale sharks.
It’ll be easy to recognize Way Shack Hostel from the road. The hostel has a gate made from bamboo, a cogon thatched roof, and colorful murals on its walls made by a local artist. The murals also continue in the interior of the hostel. Visitors will have a pick double to quadruple bedrooms, each has a private bathroom and conditioning. Free parking and an in-house restaurant are also available. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Murals Hostel & Cafe
Address: Corner President Roxas and President Magsaysay Streets, Cebu City
Located in a quiet neighborhood within the city, Murals Hostel & Cafe is the ideal budget-friendly accommodation for different types of travelers visiting the city. Popular sights and conveniences in the city are all within reach from the hostel.
The hostel is easily recognizable from the street with a cafe on the first floor and a bar/restaurant terrace at its top deck. The interior is decorated with a modern minimalist style with pops of color and numerous plants. Free parking, a business space, and wifi are also available.
Inside, guests will be offered a refreshing drink and will have a choice between shared dorm rooms or a private room all equipped with air conditioning. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
La Lune Oslob Hostel
Address: M. Roxas Street, Poblacion, Oslob
Located in a quiet street just off the main road of the Municipality of Oslob, La Lune Oslob Hostel is the ideal place for travelers who want a comfortable rest after a day of adventure. The hostel’s location at the heart of Oslob is a great starting point for exploring the municipality’s many attractions including its historical landmarks and swimming with whale sharks.
La Lune Oslob Hostel has a discrete exterior that can be mistaken for private property. Guests can make use of the hostel’s free bottled water, towels, parking spaces, free wifi, a shared lounge, and a shared kitchen.
The rooms are all shared dormitory type rooms with air conditioning. A shared bathroom with a shower and toilet is available. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Curvata, Banhigan, Badian
On a rural road just off the main highway of the Municipality of Badian, Banamboo is hidden by greenery and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The nearest tourist attraction is Kansanto Spring just up the road, making Banamboo an ideal spot for visitors looking for private accommodations without the over-commercialized surroundings.
Banamboo’s facilities are splayed out over its property. The hostels offer free parking, free wifi in all areas, an in-house bar/restaurant, laundry service, a bar, and shuttle services. It’s the most famous services are tours where the staff conduct guided tours to famous attractions and activities for guests.
Guests can choose to stay in guestrooms with a shared bathroom or a private bungalow, all equipped with air conditioning. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Basak-Cagodoy-Bankal-Buaya Raod, Mactan
Murals Mactan is the perfect hostel for travelers coming in or out of Mactan-Cebu International Airport with its location just being a quick drive away. The hostel sits on a busy street just off the main highway so public transportation won’t be an issue if travelers need a right to or from the airport.
The hostel is easily recognizable for the colorful murals displayed on its walls and an equally colorful interior. Free parking is available for guests with a vehicle. Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s free wifi, cafe, restaurant, rooftop bar, and airport shuttle.
The hostel offers relaxing private and dormitory type rooms. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and private rooms have private bathrooms and cable TV. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: M.L. Quezon National Highway, Lapu-Lapu City
Situated along a national highway facing the Bay of Magellan, 1521 Hostel serves as a convenient starting point for travelers wanting a taste of what Cebu has to offer. The hostel is just 15 minutes’ drive away from the airport and is within reach of local historic landmarks.
1521 Hostel has an eye-catching exterior with its mural of Lapu-Laput set against its white walls. Guests are welcome to free parking, bike rentals, shared BBQ Facilities, cafe, bike & car hire, and complimentary internet.
Inside the hostel pieces of art of historical figures and marine creatures are displayed on the wall. The hostel provides private and dormitory-type rooms equipped with air conditioning, an en suite bathroom, and security lockers. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Crazy Bears Hostel
Address: Panagsama Beach Road, Moalboal
Located at a quiet road that ends at Panagsama Beach, Crazy Bears Hostel boasts to be one of the best hostels in Moalboal. It’s the perfect place to spend a quiet vacation near the beach and just close enough to the town proper.
Crazy Bears Hostel is a mixture of modern rustic design and traditional Filipino architecture, evident in their bar and lounge area. Guests are treated with complimentary breakfast, free wifi, and accommodating staff all within a tropical jungle atmosphere.
Guests can have a pick of private rooms and dorm-type rooms, but all are equipped with air conditioning and comfy beds. Bathrooms are shared. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Address: Talisay, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island
Seaview Apartelle is in a convenient location in Bantayan Island, an island known for its unspoiled white sand beaches, great nightlife, and thriving restaurant culture. The island is located on the northwestern side of the main island of Cebu, just across the Tañon Strait.
Seaview Apartelle is right at the heart of the action in Bantayan Island. Everything is just a few minute’s walks away including the white sand beach and restaurants. The apartelle is three stories tall. Guests on its third floor will be treated to gorgeous sights of the beach. The apartelle provides complimentary wifi, motor and rental services, and a storefront shop.
Each room in the apartelle is equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom, and smart TV. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Citi Circle Guesthouse Hostel
Address: Fuente Osmeña Circle, 3rd Floor, Benigno Du Building, Cebu City
Citi Circle Guesthouse Hostel is located right at the very heart of Cebu City, overlooking the famous Fuente Osmeña Circle. Guests won’t have a problem accessing the city’s convenience while staying at the hotel.
The entrance of the hostel sits between Union Bank and a Pizza Hut and can be easily recognizable by its bright yellow sign. Inside, the hostel is tastefully furnished with retro-style furniture and designs. Guests can enjoy the hostel’s bar and lounge area. Shared bathrooms and airport transfer services are also available.
The hostel offers the bare necessities to its guests in its private rooms and dorm-type rooms. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning with private rooms having cable TV. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
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Halfway House Hostel – Mactan Cebu Airport
Address: New Sagni Road, Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City
Set in a very convenient location just 15 minutes drive away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Halfway House Hostel is the ideal place to stay for travelers making a quick trip to and from the airport. Visitors will also have a great time lodging in the hostel with its close proximity to local historic and modern attractions.
Halfway House Hostel has plenty to offer. Guests can take advantage of their bar/lounge area and in-house restaurant in a colorful setting. Free wifi is available as well as motorbike rentals. It’s a pet-friendly hostel as well.
Guests have a choice of dormitory-type accommodations or private guestrooms that are equipped with a TV, sitting area, and a private bathroom. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Mactan-Cebu Waiting Lounge – Rest Snack and Spa
Address: M.L Quezon Highway, Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City
Built on the side of Mactan’s National Highway, Mactan-Cebu Waiting Lounge serves as a convenient accommodation for travelers going on a quick trip to and from the airport. Rooms in the lounge are booked by the hour, making it a convenient resting spot for layover passengers or newly arrived passengers to Cebu looking for a quick rest.
During a relaxing stay at the Mactan-Cebu Waiting Lounge, guests are treated with a free high-speed internet connection, lockers for their luggage, air conditioning in their rooms, and free parking. The interior of the lounge is decorated in a homey and relaxing design.
Shared bathrooms with toilets and showers are available for guests. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
8th Street Guest House Sto. Nino Cebu
Address: 8 Sanson Road, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City
8th Street Guesthouse is located in a quiet neighborhood while giving guests easy access to the popular landmarks and conveniences of the city. Set inside a home, the guesthouse provides cozy accommodations from out of town guests. With its location surrounded by popular tourist spots like the Taoist Temple and Beverly Hills view, the guesthouse is a great starting point for travelers wanting to explore the city.
Guests will be treated with free wifi access and available parking. A shared kitchen is available and lounge areas. Guests can also rent a motorbike and pay for laundry services.
The guesthouse offers dormitory-type rooms and private rooms, all equipped with air conditioning and a shared bathroom with a toilet and shower. CHECK ROOM RATES HERE
Note: Photos are provided by the hostels through Agoda.