10 BEST HOSTELS ON BOHOL ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

With so many island destinations in the Philippines to choose from, Bohol is an incredible place to visit. It has become very popular among travelers from around the world. It might be the infamous Chocolate Hills or Alona Beach, but for a lot of people, Bohol has more to offer. It is not only about beautiful beaches which other islands can contend, but it is more about incredible sites that pop on its expansive land and islets. It’s very high on the list for backpackers in the Philippines, which is why I’ve created this comprehensive list of the best hostels on Bohol Island so you can enjoy the island at a budget rate!

Bohol is one of the most amazing tropical destinations in the Philippines. That in mind, let me be clear that there are several regions in Bohol and Panglao Island is on the top list especially when it comes to water adventures, spectacular beaches, and cheap accommodations. Panglao Island is a good choice for beach enthusiasts, beach bums, and divers. In this blog post, I’ve handpicked at least ten best hostels in Bohol to help you narrow down your search if you’re planning to visit the island.

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Here’s the checklist of the top 10 best hostels in Bohol comparing ratings and price.

BEST HOSTELS ON BOHOL ISLAND COMPARISON TABLE

ACCOMMODATIONRATINGSROOM RATES
GREENSPACE Hostel9.7- Exceptional$18
Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge9.2-Superb$10
Peaceland Backpackers Hostel9.0- Superb$7
Bohol Coco Farm 8.9- Fabulous$18
Spinning Cat Hostel / Tagbilaran8.9- Fabulous$9
Steffi’s Place Hostel8.8- Fabulous$18
B-hol Huts8.7- Fabulous$7
Alona Hammocks8.5- Very Good$7
Moon Fools Hostel8.2- Very Good$27
Walkerz Inn8.3- Very Good$14

BEST HOSTELS ON BOHOL ISLAND, PHILIPPINES

GREENSPACE Hostel (Clean Rooms): If cleanliness, safety, and great proximity to the beach are your top priorities in choosing a hostel in Bohol, then Greenspace is exactly what you are looking for. It is close to Dumaluan Beach (the most beautiful beach on Panglao Island). This chic, modern, and brand-new accommodation is rated exceptionally by its guests. It offers tidy rooms with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, wardrobe, flat-screen TV, towels, and free toilet papers. Each room has a small terrace with two chairs and a table. Although there is no restaurant on-site, you can easily go to the nearest restaurants and shops by moped. Scooter rental and Wi-Fi are available as well. 

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Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge (Family Pick): If you are a history buff, you’ll love this Spanish-inspired accommodation situated in Tagbilaran City. It is very close to the port, which is a unique feature. This two-story lodge a wide selection of rooms from deluxe rooms, large single rooms, to 4-bed mixed dormitory rooms. Guests can opt for an air-conditioned room or a fan room with private and shared bathroom. They serve a home-made and delicious breakfast. They can organize a barbecue, karaoke, and tours for you. There are lots of seating areas in the garden so you can definitely chill and relax here at one of the more low-key hostels on Bohol Island.

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Peaceland Backpackers Hostel (Quiet Location): Nestled in a quiet spot on Panglao Island, Peaceland Backpackers Hostel is a rustic, old-house accommodation that provides guests comfy and cozy rooms ranging from bunk bed mixed dormitory, single room, and double room– all with shared bathrooms. For $7, you can grab a bunk bed. This Bohol hostel has a homey atmosphere and everyone is treated like a family. Guests can cook their own meals, chill on the hammocks, and rent a cheap motorbike on-site. The property has a beautiful ground for yoga classes, chill shared lounge, seating area, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a bar. This hostel is perfect for backpackers who want to be away from the bustling Alona yet not too far from the beach.

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Bohol Coco Farm (Great Food/ Atmosphere): How would you like staying on a farm? Tucked away in the middle of the jungle, Bohol Coco Farm is another rustic hostel near Alona Beach. This family-run hostel offers dormitory rooms come with fans and mosquito nets. The hostel serves complimentary breakfast with organic and vegan-friendly dishes. Amenities include a terrace, shared area, and hammocks. It is very homely with hammocks and fantastic views around. From excursion bookings to motorbike rental, Bohol Coco Farm has indeed a lot to offer. It’s a great option for backpackers and travelers who want to socialize and meet new friends and is consistently ranked as one of the top hostels in Bohol.

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Spinning Cat Hostel (Delicious Breakfast): Design for comfort and relaxation, Spinning Cat Hostel is a quaint, bike-themed hostel situated in the quiet area of Tagbilaran City. It offers clean and comfy rooms equipped with air conditioning, lockers, proper lighting, curtains, hot showers, free shuttle service, and motorbike rental. The hostel serves a gluten-free breakfast and good coffee. The property also has a shared lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, a terrace, and free Wi-Fi. Apart from that, guests can also bring their pets as the property is pet-friendly. Spinning Cat Hostel is one of the best value hostels on Bohol Island .

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Steffi’s Place Hostel ( Perfect Ocean View): Perched on a cliff on Panglao Island, Steffi’s Place Hostel offers panoramic views of the ocean from its thatched-roof cottages. Each cottage has a fan, mosquito net, seating area, and a terrace. But, the bathrooms are shared with shower facilities. Although a good breakfast is included in your stay, you can also use their shared kitchen if you want to cook your own meal. There is a motorbike rental service and guests can only connect Wi-Fi at the communal area. Whether you take advantage of the sunset view from your terrace or on the hammock, Steffi’s Place Hostel is certainly a good place for the best accommodation and view.

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enjoying the best view. There is a shared kitchen, bathroom with a good shower, and free Wi-Fi in the lounging area. The hostel serves free breakfast and you can also rent a motorbike on-site.

B-hol Huts (Budget/ Location Pick): A lovely property situated in a good location that is closed to important points in Bohol. B-hols Huts features amenities like a garden to chill, complimentary Wi-Fi, a restaurant that prepares simple breakfast, and a sun terrace. Guests of all types are very welcome here with good accommodations to choose from. They have mixed dormitory rooms that can accommodate up to eight guests, deluxe rooms, and budget rooms with en-suite bathrooms and other basic furniture. Although some rooms don’t come with AC, it is still comfortable and mosquitoes will not be a big deal since mosquito nets are installed in every bed adding the coziness of the room. A rate that starts at $7 for a bunk bed is a good deal considering what it offers to every guest. 

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Alona Hammocks (Cool Vibe): If you are looking for a one of a kind experience in Bohol, then Alona Hammocks is ready to provide it. This is one of the few places that offer open-air accommodation and literally you will be sleeping on the floor. This treehouse hostel is awesome in many ways including being a pet-friendly accommodation. It is strategically located and near to everything especially restaurants. The place also creates a great vibe perfect for meeting and making new friends.

Amenities are well kept and cleaned including the shared kitchen, not to mention the staff are super accommodating. Beds are comfortable enough and mosquito nets are provided to drive the mosquitoes away. The cost is unbeatable and a complimentary breakfast closes the deal. To top it off, guests can also play billiards and enjoy drinks at the bar on-site.  I’ve stayed here and had a great time, hanging out with the staff and other backpackers. I’d definitely recommend this as one of the most authentic hostels on Bohol Island.

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Moon Fools Hostel (Excellent Location): Generally, as a solo traveler you check the rate, location, and cleanliness. Moon Fools Hostel is your best pick if you want to stay close to everything including the popular beaches on Panglao Island. This eco-friendly hostel takes pride in its excellent location, air-conditioned rooms, stunning cheery interior, and free continental breakfast. They also offer a plethora of services such as tour arrangements, motorbike rental, shuttle service, and even a convenience store on-site. What’s more? The hostel offers guests free cocktails at 6 P.M. as well as Wi-Fi throughout the property. Moon Fools Hostel is not just popular for its location, but also its budget-friendly rate so it is a great value for money.

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Walkerz Inn (Value for money): This property is nestled just less than a 10-minute walk from the infamous Alona Beach and in a quiet neighborhood. It is only walking distance to the restaurants and shops. While it does not feature bunk beds, it has a wide selection of rooms that will surely suit your needs. May it be double and triple room with a shared bathroom, standard double room with a fan or, a family room with private bathroom, all are decently priced, well-maintained, and spacious. You’ll have a garden view from your room so you can enjoy sipping the complimentary tea while relaxing. Aside from the complimentary drinks (water, tea, and coffee), Wi-fi, and parking are offered free of charge. It has a restaurant, shuttle service, and BBQ facilities. The hostel owners do a great job so this is definitely value for money and a good place to stay on Panglao island.

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I hope this was a helpful guide and gave you some guidance about the best ho on Bohol Island, Philippines.

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I’ve been to Bohol twice and both times I explored extensively on my motorbike to the popular tourist spots and to locations many people have never heard of. I document it all in my BOHOL TRAVEL GUIDE: 27 Awesome Things To Do

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The popular tourist area where most people stay is Panglao Island. I’ve put together a blog post guide about the Best Things to do on Panglao Island

If you aren’t quite sure whether you want to stay on Panglao Island or venture north to Anda, I’ve written a blog post about the Best Places to Stay on Bohol, which helps you decide what region is best for you depending on your preferences.

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