Welcome to your detailed guide for Cebu hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Cebu, Philippines. Compare prices for Cebu hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Cebu? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Cebu alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Cebu. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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.
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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?
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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.