Backpackers, surfer enthusiasts, and travelers flock to Siargao to surf, party, relax, and do some incredible island hopping. From epic surf to the endless palm trees to the stunning white-sand beaches, it truly is paradise. This incredibly chill island has become the ‘Bali’ of the Philippines. In this blog post, I will share with you the 10 best hostels on Siargao Island.
QUICK PICKS: 3 BEST HOSTELS IN SIARGAO
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10 BEST HOSTELS IN SIARGAO COMPARISON TABLE
Here’s the comparison table of the Ten Best Hostels in Siargao.
|Hiraya Surf Hostel||$11|
|Mad Monkey Hostel Siargao||$11|
|Secret Spot Siargao||$10|
|Harry’s Hostel Siargao||$21|
|Coco Pod Siargao Hostel||$14|
|Dahun Villas Siargao||$22|
10 BEST HOSTELS ON SIARGAO
If you are searching for the best hostels on Siargao Island is, there are four different areas such as General Luna (the most popular), Malinao, Pacifico, and Socorro. In this blog, I’ve handpicked the best hostels on Siargao Island, specifically located in General Luna and Malinao.
HIRAYA SURF HOSTEL
Hiraya Surf Hostel (Spacious Rooms): Situated near Cloud 9 Surfing Spot, Hiraya Surf Hostel offers thatched-roof accommodation blending modern and traditional design with a garden, a bar, a shared lounge, and a cute swimming pool. Each dormitory is fitted with air conditioning, great lighting, and is roomy so it doesn’t feel like you are sharing space at all.
The private bathrooms have amazing showers, toilets, and bidets. Other amenities include free parking, Wi-Fi, and seating areas. The shared lounge and bar are very cozy with a super cool vibe as guests entertain themselves such as playing beer pong (beer game) or simply chitchat with other guests. The staff can also help you with tour bookings, surfing lessons, and motorbike rentals. It is not only a top-rated hostel but also one of the best pocket-friendly hostels on Siargao Island.
MAD MONKEY HOSTEL
Mad Monkey Hostel (Party Lover): As the name suggests, you’ll go mad at Mad Monkey Hostel! It is considered the best party hostel chain in Asia. Yes, its’ a perfect base in Siargao if you’re a budget traveler yet love to party at the same time.
It’s got a lovely infinity pool with colorful bean bags and a quite busy bar, especially at night. There is a wide range of entertainment including a beer pong game, live music, and more. Another highlight of Mad Monkey is its delicious food, especially the mouth-watering burger and pizza.
This adult-only accommodation offers basic rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom. The service is impeccable, the location is perfect, and the staff is superb. One of the all-round best hostels in Siargao.
Sinag Hostel (Great Atmosphere/Service): Sinag Hostel is one of the top picks in General Luna. It’s because the staff are incredibly amazing, the location is perfect, and the atmosphere is superb. The hostel is near Cloud 9 Surfing area and it offers a wide range of rooms including private double rooms, family rooms (at a hostel), and dormitory rooms.
Rooms are fitted with air conditioning and fans. They also have a shared kitchen and the shared lounge is quite huge making it a perfect spot to chill after a long day of surfing. You can also rent a motorbike and surfboards on-site.
SECRET SPOT SIARGAO
Secret Spot Siargao (Value for Money): (I stayed here) If you love to stay at a hostel with a great social vibe yet also gives you relaxation, Secret Spot Siargao is definitely your best pick. Situated a bit off from the hustle and bustle of General Luna, Secret Spot enjoys a quiet and peaceful location.
The hostel offers large dormitory rooms with comfy bunk beds and is fitted with storage for guests’ stuff. The bathroom is extensive and immaculately clean with lovely hot showers. Budget-wise, it is pretty reasonable at just $10 a night for a bunk bed. There is a gym, a popular pub, and a beach nearby.
Guests can cook their own meals in the shared kitchen. I love the yoga classes they offer, the huge hammock outside the hostel, the fact that it’s pet-friendly, and that they can arrange excursions for you. I can’t recommend Secret Spot Siargao highly enough!
Ilakai Hostel (Relax Vibe): Ilakai Hostel is popular for its laid-back vibe and superb staff. This bungalow-type hostel has more room options such as private double rooms, family rooms, and bunk beds in mixed dormitory rooms. Each room is fitted with air conditioning, mosquito nets, lockers, charging plugs, and a private bathroom except that mixed dormitory rooms have a shared toilet and shower.
It’s got a bar, a terrace with comfy bean bags and couches, a beautiful garden, free parking, Wi-Fi, and a cozy shared lounge where guests can meet and chat. Also, they have hammocks outside, plenty of seating areas, and concierge service. Overall, the hostel has a great chill vibe and the hosts are extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating. You can also rent a scooter on-site.
HARRY’S HOSTEL SIARGAO
Harry’s Hostel Siargao (Great Atmosphere/Food): Not the cheapest but you can’t go wrong at this brand-new hostel in Siargao. Harry’s Hostel Siargao is situated in the middle of everything in General Luna. This beach shack-style hostel offers spotless bunk beds in mixed dormitory rooms with air conditioning as well as a balcony. Each bunk bed has its own curtain, cute wall fan, comfy mattress, proper lighting, towel, and more pillows compared to other hostels. It’s one of the fanciest hostels on Siargao Island!
They also serve healthy and delicious breakfasts, provide free bedsheets, and toiletries to their guests. The open lounge area is pretty chic and it’s very cozy. There is a burger bar, free Wi-Fi, and the staff does a great job of providing for their guests’ needs. If you are a burger lover, this hostel serves the yummiest burger in town.
Drift Siargao (Beach Access): Set in the Malinao area, Drift Siargao is an eccentric, beachfront hostel. It is just a scooter ride away from General Luna center and Cloud 9 surfing area. Surrounded by towering palm trees, it offers brand-new bunk-bed and single-bed cabins fitted with air conditioning, soundproofing, a fan, and a cute sofa.
Beds are comfy, shared bathrooms come with hot showers, and motorbike rental is available–just ask the staff. The property has a quiet night setting and security is available 24/7 so you will really feel safe here. If that doesn’t convince you enough, Drift Siargao has a coffee shop on-site that serves delicious coffee. Its laid-back atmosphere, cute outdoor whirlpool, comfortable bean bags, and free water refills daily are some of the other things to love about this hostel.
If you want immediate access to the beach and you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle, this Siargao hostel is for you!
COCO POD SIARGAO HOSTEL
Coco Pod Siargao Hostel (Social Vibe): This adult-only accommodation is nestled centrally but a bit away from General Luna’s main road. Coco Pod Siargao Hostel is perfect for solo travelers especially those who can drive a motorbike. It offers single beds in a 10-bed mixed dormitory and depending on your preference, you can grab a room with either air conditioning or a fan.
The rooms are spotless and pets are allowed at the hostel. The super friendly and accommodating staff, the island party vibe it offers, and the family dinner are among the reasons why guests love to stay here. It’s perfect to meet new friends and have lots of fun together. Other amenities include a shared kitchen, barbecue facilities, super chill shared lounge, tour desk, and motorbike rental services.
Alpas Siargao (Relaxing Atmosphere): Three things to describe Alpas Siargao: relaxing, serene, and picturesque. Yes, this cottage-style accommodation is out of the world! This hostel is perfect for all types of travelers. It also enjoys a prime location– very accessible to the beach, restaurants, shops, and bars.
The hostel offers bamboo-made dormitory rooms that can accommodate six and eight guests, double rooms, and family rooms and each has a patio with a garden view. There are hammocks, seating areas, beach chairs, and pretty indoor plants. Not to mention the hostel has an outdoor shower, barbecue facilities, lush garden, free Wi-fi, and surfboard racks.
DAHUN VILLAS SIARGAO
Dahun Villas Siargao (Insta-worthy): Blending traditional and modern design, Dahun Villas is a family-run hostel that offers a wide range of quaint accommodations nestled in a lush garden and serene location. It’s a perfect sanctuary for those seeking peace and a quiet place yet not too far away from the hustle and bustle. “Dahun” means leaf and is true to its name, the hostel’s theme is tropical and nature-friendly, in fact, the villas are leaf-shaped.
The hostel is committed to offering five types of affordable rooms ranging from Superior Villa to 8-Bed in Mixed Dorm Room. All rooms are spotless, well-maintained, and equipped with comfy beds, air conditioning, and fan. Some rooms have an attic, private bathrooms with hot showers, and others have shared. They serve delicious Filipino breakfast, too! I highly recommend this cozy, chill, and insta-worthy hostel in Siargao.
I hope this blog post has helped you choose a great hostel in Siargao that suits your budget but also gives you a great base for adventures on this incredible island.
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