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 City. To help you make friends with Cebu City before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Cebu City, the second-biggest city in the Philippines, is located on Cebu Island, right in the center of the idyllic tropical archipelago called the Visayas. It's the perfect place to relax and lay back in paradise with beautiful beaches and amazing, fine, white sand and turquoise sea just waiting for you. So, when you are island-hopping in the Visayas, you will definitely end up in Cebu City, the escape for all the relaxation in paradise, with so many different things to offer. This is a bustling city with amazing nightlife and you should stop here only if you're looking for a short break to explore a city, do some shopping, or try a nice international restaurant.
The city is divided between the north side of the town and the south side (downtown). There isn't much to explore downtown and three hours is more than enough to know the area. The north is the crowded area with nice restaurants and the party area. Near the end of January, Cebu City has a huge festival, called Sinulog, and during that time everything stops in the city to enjoy it.
The best way to arrive in Cebu City is by airplane as there is an international airport nearby, although if you want to have the best time island-hopping, you can easily reach the city by ferry from almost any island in the Visayas.
There are quite a few hostels in Cebu City with a good relation between price and quality. There are always some travelers around, making Cebu City's hostels a really good place to exchange stories and travel experiences. You have a good range of prices and comfort-type hostels in Cebu City.
Written by local enthusiast for Cebu City hostelsCoffeeMarks