Hostels in Cebu, Philippines

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Get to know Cebu (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cebu. To help you make friends with Cebu before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cebu is an island of the Philippines right in the center of the Visayas, the archipelago in the Philippines made of thousands of tropical islands and coral reefs and well known for its welcoming people (and Cebu is a good example of it). Any island-hopping in the Visayas will bring you to Cebu, so prepare yourself to spend some time here.

On Cebu island is Cebu City, the island's main city that is home to some good international restaurants, plus you can do some shopping and go for a city walk (the traffic is not as bad as in Manila, but there are always traffic jams); you can just view your stay as a mall stop before going back to the lazy lifestyle in the Philippines. Here in the second largest city in Philippines, you can enjoy its good nightlife and shopping malls. Partying is really easy here and you won't regret it; when you get enough of the city and party life, head north and enjoy a taste of paradise on the many tropical islands with incredible white sandy beaches, sun, and laid-back atmosphere.

The best way to arrive in Cebu is via airplane (there is one international airport on the island). But the most enjoyable are ferries, with a thousand options for island-hopping. There are also buses between Cebu City and the south of Cebu Island. There are a few hostels in Cebu, most of them modern and well run. Cebu's hostels are good places to meet other travelers and find some good party buddies.

Written by local enthusiast for Cebu hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Cebu hostels CoffeeMarks

FAQ about Cebu Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Cebu. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Cebu. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

Hostelz.com shows all 51 Hostels in Cebu. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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  • 6 hotels
  • 6 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments

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Murals Sleepbox is the best rated hostel for partying in Cebu.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Cebu

Your Packing List for Cebu

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Cebu and Philippines.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Cebu Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Cebu, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
51 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$8 Cheapest hostel in Cebu
Angler's Hub & Resort is the cheapest
22 Party hostels in Cebu
Murals Sleepbox is the best rated
Most Cebu hostels are located in
Lahug, Barrio Luz
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Moalboal (68 Km / 42 mi.)
Mactan (70 Km / 44 mi.)

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