Bohol is home to world-class resorts, top-notch diving spots, epic hilly trails, and some of the beautiful beaches in the country. It is a tropical mecca. Most people traveling in the Philippines do not miss Bohol on their destination lists because there is plenty to see and do here. When it comes to choosing where to stay on Bohol Island, there are a few distinctive places including Anda and Panglao. However, most people head to Panglao to enjoy more attractions and water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, dolphin watching, and scuba diving. That is why this blog post is created for you to narrow down your search as to which cheap accommodation on Panglao Island, Bohol suits your taste and budget. I’ll share with you the top 14 best-rated cheap hotels 

Thinking of where to stay in Bohol? Panglao Island, which is the most well-known island in Bohol, has a wide array of best luxury accommodations yet there are still plenty of great hostels, cheap hotels, and resorts to choose from. If you are looking for accommodation that will not break the bank, this article will cover five top hostels on Bohol, the top four cheap hotels Bohol, and the top five cheap resorts on Panglao Island.

Whether you are looking for a laid-back hostel, value-for-money hotel, or inexpensive resort, here are my top picks of the best cheap places to stay on Panglao Island, Bohol.


Bohol Coco Farm*8.9- Fabulous$18564
Steffi’s Place Hostel*8.8- Fabulous$18690
Moon Fools Hostel*8.3- Very Good$27687
Alona Hammocks*8.5- Very Good$5331
Adriana’s Place Backpackers Resort*8.3- Very Good$9335
LEUX Hotel**8.2- Very Good$37412
Roman Empire Panglao Boutique Resort****8.5- Very Good$54115
Hotel Casa Teofista8.1- Very Good$49194
Bohol South Beach Hotel***8.0- Very Good$56367
Island World Panglao ***9.3- Superb$181141
Alona Pawikan Resort ***8.8- Fabulous$32543
Aramara Resort8.3- Very Good$27529
Tamarind8.8- Fabulous$49791
OHANA Panglao Resort9.3- Superb$32247



Bohol Coco Farm (Delicious Food): Bohol Coco Farm offers guests a true Filipino lifestyle, situated on a farm and a tropical garden. This eco-friendly hostel serves fresh and delicious vegetables harvested from their own farm. Rooms are dormitory type and fitted with electric fans, mosquito nets, and small verandas. What is great about this hostel is you can easily rent a motorbike, get help from their staff for booking tours, and they also serve amazing vegan-friendly food which is a bonus. The place has a cozy communal area with hammocks making it a perfect spot to chill out and meet new friends. Breakfast is also included in your stay and it is delicious.

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Steffi’s Place Hostel (Amazing View): Steffi’s Place is a blessing for budget-conscious travelers. It is nestled on the cliff and a bit off from the bustling Alona beach. Each bungalow has a fan, a bed with mosquito net, a small wooden table, a chair, and a sun terrace. The hostel is pretty basic but it offers a fantastic view of the sea. And I personally loved relaxing on the hammock on the terrace while 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.

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Moon Fools Hostel (Perfect Location): This cheap hostel is perfectly situated around Alona Beach and it is only walking distance from the restaurants, shops, and bars. Moon Fools Hostel offers sound-proofed dormitory rooms, free breakfast, communal area, shared bathrooms, and airport shuttle service. Each room is fitted with air conditioning but the Wi-Fi can only be used in the shared lounge. The communal area has a flat-screen TV, a water dispenser, and plenty of colorful seats. One of the highlights of the hostel is their free cocktails at 6:00 P.M. If that’s not enough for you, their staff are happy to assist you if you want to rent a motorbike or book a tour. 

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Alona Hammocks (Cozy Atmosphere): Forget that tiny, bunk-bed accommodation you gotten used to at typical hostels and experience a unique place that exudes the relaxing vibe of Panglao Island. Alona Hammocks is popular among backpackers and budget travelers alike. This hostel offers rustic, open-air accommodation which is made of bamboo. This is your best budget pick if you don’t mind sharing the space with other guests but with a separate mattress with mosquito net and an electric fan. It has a laid-back vibe so it’s perfect if you want to relax and meet new friends. The hostel is only walking distance from the beach. To top it off, Alona Hammocks provides free Wi-Fi, parking, luggage storage, and breakfast during your stay. This is by far the cheapest hostel on Panglao Island.

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Adriana’s Place Backpackers Resort (Excellent Staff): Situated near Dumaluan Beach, this hostel offers budget huts for travelers who don’t want to break their wallets. Some rooms have air conditioning, electric fans, and a small terrace. For $9 a night, you can grab a comfy bed with a mosquito net in one of their dormitory rooms. The place is cozy and has a garden, restaurant, bar, shared bathrooms, and a communal area with plenty of seats and hammocks are available. The staff is super nice and friendly which is the highlight of this place. What’s more, guests can easily rent a scooter here. 

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LEUX Hotel (Perfect Location): This budget-friendly and very cheap hotel on Bohol is popular for all sorts of travelers because of its superb location. It is conveniently located in the heart of the action where you can visit all the popular shops, restaurants, and bars not to mention the famous Alona Beach. Each room is fitted with air conditioning, comfy bed, TV, wardrobe, desk, private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel staff is very accommodating and they do a great job of responding to their guests’ needs. If you love to party and want to be close to the pubs, I highly recommend this as one of the best cheap hotels on Bohol for you.

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Hotel Casa Teofista (Value for Money): At $48 a night per Deluxe room, Hotel Casa Teofista is another cheap hotel near Alona Beach. This hotel features spacious rooms, Wi-Fi, a shared lounge, free parking space, a garden, and a patio. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport, round-the-clock front desk, and a tour desk. The hotel rooms feature air conditioning, a mini-fridge, a kettle, a hairdryer, a private bathroom, and even a microwave. The hotel staff do a superb job of keeping the premises clean. With its reasonable rate and perfect location, this is one of the top-rated cheap hotels on Bohol Island.

Roman Empire Panglao Boutique Resort: This 4-star boutique hotel is your home away from home situated near the airport in Panglao. It features big and affordable rooms, a huge swimming pool, wellness center, function rooms, and a beautiful Roman-inspired fountain in the garden. The property offers a free welcome drink, 15 minutes massage, and a shuttle to and from the airport and Alona Beach which is a nice touch. The hotel has a wide range of rooms with direct pool access and modern amenities such as a safety box, flat-screen TV, and more. When it comes to activities, this hotel also arranges tour packages for its guests so it’s a very convenient but cheap hotel on Bohol.

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Bohol South Beach Hotel (Beachfront): This 3-story beachfront property is a perfect haven for beach lovers visiting Panglao Island. I honestly think it is the BESTA cheap hotel in Panglao. Bohol South Beach Hotel offers stylish, affordable rooms with a flat-screen TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, and private balconies overlooking the pool and the beach. Some rooms got a safety deposit box and a bathroom with a bathtub. It has a lovely, insta-worthy infinity pool just a few steps from the beach. There’s nothing better than getting a massage by the beach or have a drink at the bar. The rooftop is my favorite spot as it offers a panoramic view of the ocean plus you can dine here while enjoying the beautiful sunset. There is entertainment such as karaoke and guests can also rent a motorbike here.

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Island World Panglao (Excellent Staff): This is by far the best-rated cheap resort on Panglao Island. Island World Panglao offers chic accommodations and a large outdoor infinity pool which is built in the middle of the resort. Each room is expansive with lots of space for your stuff, cozy, and fitted with a balcony. Other room amenities include a large bed, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom. They also have clothes rack, sun loungers, and seating areas outside the room. If you want to enjoy the sunset or swim at the beach, the resort is only a few-minute drive from Alona Beach. Plus, you can take advantage of their daily free shuttle to and from Alona area. But if you want to rent a scooter, the staff can also assist you. They are extremely helpful and friendly here, which makes it one of the best cheap resorts in Panglao.

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Alona Pawikan Resort (Value for Money): Comfortable amenities, entertainment, and a nice bar are what Alona Pawikan Resort offers to their guests. It provides cheap accommodation and is nestled in the heart of the action, near the restaurants, shops, and Alona Beach. Their air-conditioned bungalows come with a mini-fridge, electric kettle, clothes hangers, flat-screen cable TV, private bathroom and some rooms have a cute porch with tables, chairs, and a hammock. Each room is simple yet roomy and cozy enough. And to top it all off, the property has a nice bar with plenty of beverages, perfect for late-night drinks plus you can play billiards. Not to mention guests can take advantage of laundry service.

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Aramara Resort (Beachfront): Aramara Resort is a beachfront property that features simple and clean rooms fitted with basic amenities. Guests can enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere as it is technically right on the beach and only walking distance from the famous white sandy Libaong Beach. The staff here are extremely helpful when it comes to organizing some island excursions. The resort has a restaurant and bar, a shared lounge, and a stunning garden. Each guest room has air conditioning, wardrobe, and a private bathroom. They also have a balcony that offers excellent beach views. For $27 a night, you can grab a pretty decent room at Aramara Resort.

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Tamarind (Infinity Pool): If you want to stay in a cheap place with an infinity pool on Panglao Island, then Tamarind resort might be your best pick. It is well-managed and well-maintained accommodation with huge and clean rooms. The sophisticated, minimalist design with an awesome vibe makes the resort beds exceedingly comfortable. Each guestroom comes with a laptop safe, a work desk, air conditioner, electric kettle, mini-fridge, and a flat-screen TV. From your room, you can view the infinity pool which is the most popular spot for guests to chill and relax after a long day of exploring. The restaurant serves delicious food and there is available Wi-Fi throughout the place.

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OHANA Panglao Resort (Value for Money): This brand-new resort is nestled in a tranquil location yet not too far from Alona Beach. Featuring a lovely pool and affordable rooms, OHANA Panglao resort is one of the best-rated resorts on Panglao Island. It offers eleven minimalist-designed rooms with modern amenities including Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen TV, electric kettle, mini-fridge, and a super clean bathroom. Each room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows that show the view of the pool and a terrace. They have a bar and restaurant that serves affordable food and drinks. On top of that, there is a free parking and shuttle service to the town center every thirty minutes so it’s pretty convenient. But if you want to rent a motorbike, the staff can also help you with that. 

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I hope this was a helpful guide and gave you some guidance on the top-rated cheap hotels on Bohol Island, Philippines.



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

Are you a waterfall chaser? I’ve put together a list of My Favorite Waterfalls and Cave Pools on Bohol with detailed directions and photos.

Maybe you are an adrenaline junkie like me and want to find out the Best Cliff Jumping spots on Bohol.

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.

One of the best activities on Bohol is the island-hopping to Balicasag and Virgin Island. I’ve put together a guide with everything you need to know about the adventure here: Virgin Island and Balicasag Island Hopping Tour Review

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