Hostels in Siquijor, Philippines

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Get to know Siquijor (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 Siquijor. To help you make friends with Siquijor before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Siquijor is a laid-back island in the Philippines, in the very south of the famous Visayas archipelago. As with many islands of the Visayas, Siquijor Island is small but welcoming in what concerns budget travelers. This island is best known for the luminescence generated by insects during the night that gives it an atmosphere of something mystical. Because of these, the Spanish settlers gave it the name of Isla del Fuego -– Island of Fire -– to Siquijor Island. The most funny thing about the island is that, due to the luminescence, many Filipinos refuse to visit the island and Siquijor is known among them as a center of black magic and witches. Whether it's true or not, probably you will not find out while relaxing on the beach or making some incredible dives in Sandugan, or simply lazing around.

The main town -– where the main port is located -– is Siquijor Town, with enough tricycles to take you almost everywhere on the island. The most famous beaches are Sandugan –- also very good for diving –- and San Juan and Paliton on the west coast. But if you rent a motorbike, you can stop almost everywhere along the coastal road for enjoying your own private beach.

To get to Siquijor Island, there are direct ferries -- at least six daily -- coming from Dumaguete, but you can also take ferries in Bohol, Cabu City, and a few more ports around the Visayas –- all making a small stop in Dumaguete and reaching Siquijor easily. There are other options for bigger distances with slow boats but the schedules and timetables aren't usually fixed, so you will need local advice on this.

Siquijor's hostels are very nice and welcoming to backpackers. The cheapest hostels in Siquijor with a good relation between price and quality are located in Sandugan Beach. Also, Siquijor's hostels are the only place where you can get really good information about exploring the island.

Written by local enthusiast for Siquijor hostels

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FAQ about Siquijor Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Siquijor. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Siquijor. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 4 Hostels in Siquijor. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Siquijor, Philippines. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Siquijor such as
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Charisma Resort is the best rated hostel for partying in Siquijor.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Siquijor

Your Packing List for Siquijor

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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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Siquijor 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 Siquijor, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Siquijor
JJ's Backpackers Village is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Siquijor
Charisma Resort is the best rated
Most Siquijor hostels are located in
San Juan
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Dumaguete (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Zamboanguita (37 Km / 23 mi.)
San Jose Negros Oriental (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Boljoon (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Panglao City (47 Km / 29 mi.)
Panglao (48 Km / 30 mi.)

Travel Tips for Siquijor - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Siquijor. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Siquijor. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Siquijor is a nice place I love the beaches and especially the people, they are very hospitable and kind...the island is such a natural beauty.


I love Siquijor -- it's a nice, pristine, breathtaking place. Siquijorian are very hospitable, down to earth, and accommodating. They have nice food, such as vegetables, lechon, fresh fruits. I kept coming back every year.


Siquijor is a very secluded island. Every time I come home, I'm still amazed of its beauty.


Siquijor Island is a laid-back island -- great for people with a desire for peace and quiet and no interest in nightlife. Even the town of Siquijor is very quiet. Internet is hard to find.


What a wonderful beach there is in Siquijor. How I wish I can come back!


What a nice place. I hope I can come to this nice and wonderful place.


I've been staying there for almost three months on vacation and it feels good to stay -- no pollution, fresh green trees, a beautiful sun, touch of blue moon. I love the beaches. People there are very friendly.

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