La Vie Parisienne Cebu City - The Hollapinos
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(Last Updated On: August 16, 2020)

Cebu City is the oldest city and the first capital of the Philippines. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippine islands offering a variety of things to do and even a good location for a prenup photo shoot. We have listed the top Cebu City hostels so travellers especially backpackers can stay in Cebu City without breaking the bank.

La Vie Parisienne Cebu City - The Hollapinos
La Vie Parisienne Cebu City

You might get excited to stay in a hostel but keep in mind that hostels may not be for everyone. Is this your first time booking a stay in a hostel?

If yes, you must know that the room is not exclusive to you if you stay in a dormitory. The dormitory may have bunk beds or several bed-sized rooms separated by a thin wall with curtains for closure.

Some Cebu City hostels on our list have double rooms so you can have more privacy while staying on a budget.

Cebu City Hostels by Category

Below is the list of the best Cebu City hostels by category at a glance. Click the name of the hostel that you like to book it at the best price.

Shejoje Poshtel Hostel – Best Cebu City Hostel for Budget Travellers

1075 Dormitel – Best Cebu City Hostel for your Family

Down South Hostel – Best Cebu City Hostel for Couples

Murals Sleepbox – Best Cebu City Hostel for Solo Travellers

Murals Hostel and Cafe – Best Cebu City Hostel for Digital Nomads

Mad Monkey Cebu City – Best Cebu City Hostel for Party People

Cebu City Hostels by Ratings

Below is the list of the best Cebu City hostels by ratings at a glance. Click the name of the hostel that you like or the VIEW HOTEL button to book it at the best price. It will help you compare prices of Cebu City hostels between Booking.com, Zen, Agoda, Trip.com, and others.

Cebu City Hostels by Location

List and details of the best Cebu City hostels

To further help you in planning your trip, here is my list of the best Cebu City hostels with details. Do note that ++ means taxes and other charges will be applied which is usually 10% to 15% of the price. Click the name of the hostel that you like to book it at the best price.

Otravel Hostel

The Otravel Hostel is a new budget dormitory that is located on the 6th floor of Kiener Hill Condominium. It is conveniently 5 minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport near Cebu City.

A stay in a single bed in the mixed dormitory of Otravel Hostel is at ₱650 plus ₱78 for tax and other charges per night. Otravel Hostel is best for solo travellers who want to stay near the airport. They will not require your credit card details or prepayment to reserve your stay.

The hostel has free wi-fi, air conditioning, a terrace, shared bathrooms, and an outdoor swimming pool. Guests at the Otravel Hostel can enjoy dining in at Rico’s Lechon, a must-eat restaurant in Cebu, that is 500 meters walking distance from the property.

Click the VIEW HOTEL button to compare rates, check availability in Otravel Hostel, and book your stay.

Down South Hostel

The Down South Hostel is a best-seller 3-star hostel in Cebu City that is perfect for couples on a budget but still wants privacy. Each room at the Down South Hostel has a desk, air conditioning, and seating area.

Down South Hostel has free wi-fi, shared kitchen, a garden, and free private parking for guests to enjoy. The property is 13 km away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and 1.3 km away from Ayala Center Cebu.

A double room at the Down South Hostel is at ₱1,277++.

Click the VIEW HOTEL button to compare rates, check availability in Down South Hostel, and book your stay.

Murals Sleepbox

Designed with lovely murals, the Murals Sleepbox offers a single or a double bed in a mixed dormitory. Each room at the Murals Sleepbox has air conditioning, free wi-fi, a terrace, and a shared bathroom.

The Murals Sleepbox has a bar, free private parking, and a shared lounge.

A single bed in the dormitory is at ₱624 plus ₱75 for taxes and charges while a double bed is at ₱1,248++. Guests may add breakfast pre-booking online.

Click the VIEW HOTEL button to compare rates, check availability in Murals Sleepbox, and book your stay.

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Mad Monkey Cebu City

Featuring an indoor pool, Mad Monkey Cebu City is an adult-only hostel that offers mixed and female-only dormitory including private rooms stay in Cebu City. Mad Monkey Cebu City has a restaurant, a bar with evening entertainment, and a billiards table.

Each room at Mad Monkey Cebu City hostel has air conditioning and free wi-fi. A stay per night in the dormitory ranges from ₱491++ to ₱737++ while a stay in a private room starts at ₱1,375++.

Click the VIEW HOTEL button to compare rates, check availability in Mad Monkey Cebu City, and book your stay.

Murals Hostel and Cafe

Best for digital nomads, guests at the Murals Hostel and Cafe can book a bed in a dormitory or a private room and enjoy a coworking space. Rooms have free wi-fi and airconditioning.

The Murals Hostel and Cafe have a restaurant, free private parking, a bar, a garden, a terrace, and a shared lounge. It is approximately 2 km away from Ayala Center Cebu and SM City Cebu while 12 km away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

A bed in a dormitory starts at ₱618++ while a private room starts at ₱1,425++. The dormitory has options for mixed and female guests only. Guests at the Murals Hostel and Cafe can enjoy an à la carte breakfast for a fee which can be added pre-booking or during their stay in the hostel.

Click the VIEW HOTEL button to compare rates, check availability in Murals Hostel and Cafe, and book your stay.

Shejoje Poshtel Hostel

The Shejoje Poshtel Hostel is a colorful budget dormitory in Cebu City that is perfect for budget solo travellers and couples.

A single bunk bed is at ₱392 plus ₱47 for taxes and charges while a double bunk bed is at ₱714 plus ₱86 for taxes and charges. Shejoje Poshtel Hostel offers air conditioning, free wi-fi, a shared lounge, and shared bathrooms.

Shejoje Poshtel Hostel is approximately 2 km away from Magellan’s Cross and Ayala Center Cebu while 13 km away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Click the VIEW HOTEL button to compare rates, check availability in Shejoje Poshtel Hostel, and book your stay.

1075 Dormitel

1075 Dormitel is a modern style hostel with a complete option of accommodation from dormitory to family rooms. The 1075 Dormitel has free wi-fi and a garden for guests to enjoy plus free parking.  

Each room in the 1075 Dormitel has air conditioning, a wardrobe, a desk, and a bathroom. 1075 Dormitel is approximately 2 km away from the Magellan’s Cross and Fort San Pedro while 3 km away from Ayala Center Cebu. 

A bed in the dormitory of 1075 Dormitel is at ₱644 plus ₱77 for tax and other charges per night while the price of a room starts at ₱2,178++. 1075 Dormitel offers by male or female-only dormitory.

Click the VIEW HOTEL button to compare rates, check availability in 1075 Dormitel, and book your stay.

Tips on choosing the right Cebu City hostel for you

Price

The price is the main reason you choose to stay in a hostel but not because it is the cheapest always means it is the best. Choose the one that fits your budget and needs such as location, amenities, and experience.

Location

You will want to choose an affordable accommodation that is near public transportation or interesting spots yet safe for tourists.

Amenities

Do you need wi-fi, hot shower, and drinking water? Is there a table or desk available in case you need to use your laptop? Find the one that meets your needs.

Experience

Are the hosts accommodating and friendly? Can they speak your language? Do you want a uniquely designed hostel? Is the hostel promoting socials and parties? Choose what suits you.

Conclusion

That concludes our list of the best Cebu City hostels and hopes that it helps you find a budget stay for your travel! If you still want to search on other hostels, use the search form below.

Tips when planning your trip

Find cheap flights: Jetradar compare airfares from airlines and travel agencies to help you book the best flight deals. Check with Kayak too!

Accommodation: Book budget stay at Hostelworld, search hotel rooms with Hotels.com or compare prices of properties between Booking.com, Zen, Agoda and others with Hotellook

Car Rental: Book the best prices and services with Rentalcars.com

Search using your phone: Download the Jetradar mobile app in iOS or Android to set price drop alerts on flights and compare accommodation and car rental rates

Tours: Get Your Guide or book with Klook and Viator(a TripAdvisor Company)

And don’t forget travel insurance with World Nomads!

What to pack

Reusable Water Bottle: Nalgene

Immune Support: Airborne Chewables

Comfortable Walking Shoes: ON Sneakers

Waterproof Action Camera: GoPro Hero 7 White

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The Author

Katie is a Software Quality Assurance Analyst by profession. She is also a dragon boat paddler, a Crossfit athlete, and a weightlifter by passion. She has travelled within Asia, Europe, and Micronesia before meeting Mike.

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