Boracay accommodation guide – where to stay on Boracay Island Philippines
Boracay accommodation options are varied to say the least. It is amazing how the fairly small island of Boracay hosts hundreds of hotels.
It is an indication of just how popular the Philippines Island has gotten in the last few years. From the often-packed White Beach to the windy Bulabog Beach, Boracay’s beaches are lined up with numerous hotels, backpacker hostels and guest houses all providing accommodation options for a wide range of budgets and stay types.
The Mad Monkey Boracay – One of the most popular budget / backpackers / Hostels on the island
The hotels vary in type and prices to accommodate different kinds of travelers.
If you are traveling as a large group and want something cheap and with a party vibe, look for hostels, forget any previous hangups you may have, the reality is that Boracay’s hostels are more akin to hotels these days, offering private rooms as well as the obligatory shared dorm.
If you are traveling on a small budget, there is plenty of budget Boracay accommodation that offers a quieter stay, check out the local guesthouses and budget hotels.
If your budget is bigger, go for a luxury resort, these are normally less expensive than you would find in the West and are a great option for families.
Here is a selection of some of the best accommodation on Boracay Island.
The Best Backpacker Hostel Accommodation on Boracay Island
If you need to be told what a hostel is then we guess it is unlikely that you will be staying in one, however if you are young (under 35) or young at heart (under 95) and want to have an active and social stay with oodles of fun then you should consider staying in a hostel and give them just as much consideration as a hotel.
Hotels can be more fun and much more social, and the hostels on the island are not representative of what would spring to your mind when the word ‘hostel’ is mentioned.
Many of the hostels on Boracay offer private rooms, lush surroundings and facilities that would put many of the hotels in your local town to shame, so at least check them out before you make your accommodation decision.
MAD MONKEY HOSTEL BORACAY
OK, So this is our hostel, as well as writing guides we obviously run hostels, what we can offer the carefree backpacker about to head to Boracay? How about good vibes, happy people and the only large hostel pool on the Island. Located just 60 seconds walk to Bulabog Beach the most popular kite and windsurfing beach in Cambodia and just a few minutes walk from White Beach and Station 2 The Mad Monkey is perfectly located to be within striking distance to the nightlife without being in it. That being said – The Mad Monkey is a party Hostel – so only go if you expect to party, ideal for everyone between 18-35 that wants to meet others and have an awesome time.
Find out more information about this Boracay Hostel here
MNL Beach Hostel Boracay
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Starting at just $20 per person per night, MNL Beach Hostel is perfect for backpackers wary of overspending. The hostel provides two options for guests; private rooms and dorm rooms.
Private rooms are ideal if need your own private space. Amenities include a rain shower, air conditioning and a bath towel.
Dorm rooms are available in different sizes; 4, 6, 8 and 10 bed dorms. There are also female-only 5 and 8 bed dorm rooms with air conditioning. Each bed has a comfortable spring mattress and a personal area with a ledge, socket and lamp.
The hostel has common areas and a rooftop lounge area. If you want to explore the nearby area, Bulabog beach is just a minute away and White Beach is a short 8-minute walk from the hostel.
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Frendz Resort Boracay
This hostel located at Station One on White Beach has won several awards for being the best hostel in Boracay. It is set in a perfect location near numerous entertainment and shopping centers but far enough from the chaotic crowds that pack the beach at Station Two.
Standard rooms have queen beds, private bathrooms and cable TV. Deluxe bungalows have air conditioning and private verandas. There are also dorms with multiple beds. The restaurant and bar area serves as a common area where people get to meet over a meal or drinks. Wi-Fi is provided free of charge.
Activities near the hostel include kite-surfing, sailing and skim-boarding.
Nightly rates start at $25.
Second Wind Bed, Bunk & Breakfast
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This is a contemporary hostel located in the surfing and kite-surfing center of Boracay’s Bulabog Beach.
There are two types of accommodation offered. The first is a twin private room ideal for couples or friends who prefer some seclusion. It comes with a bathroom, a TV and air conditioning. The second is an 8-bed mixed dorm with shared bathrooms, personal towels, lockers, sockets and bed lights.
Other hostel amenities include a self-service kitchen, a lounge area, hair dryers and free breakfast.
If you are looking for the best way to spend your day at Bulabog Beach, there is a tour desk ready to serve you.
Nightly rates per person start at $22 for both types of rooms.
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Boracay Box & Ladder Hostel
Located steps away from the crowded shops and restaurants of D’Mall, Box and Ladder provides an oasis of peace and quiet on White Beach. You can check in at any time (depending on room availability) and checkout is as late as 3pm (with per-approval).
A common area provides a chance for travelers to meet and chat. There is a bar and kitchen area, air conditioning in rooms and an indoor and outdoor lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available.
There are six different dorm rooms types; 8-bed, 6-bed, 4-bed, for 10 people, 12-bed and a double bed room for four. Apart from the double bed room, the rest start at a rate of $12 a night. The double room starts at $60.
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Surfers Home Boracay
Bulabog Beach on Boracay attracts plenty of surfers to its windy shores. Surfers Home is a hostel set up to accommodate the huge surfing crowd.
At the hostel, you will find free storage for your surfing and boarding equipment, laundry service, babysitting services for families, internet access and a restaurant.
There are three types of rooms; a family rooms starting at $52, a standard double room starting at $46 and a bungalow starting at $46. Most notably the hostel also includes a kite school delivering quick fun lessons in kite surfing.
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Boracay’s Budget Accommodation Options
If you feel that you are simply too old for a hostel stay, or you want to have some peace and quiet then try these budget accommodation options on the Island.
All are well reviewed and offer good standards of stay within a tight budget, although not offering the fun and social environment of a hostel or the salubrious surroundings of a hotel, all are well priced and comfortable Boracay accommodation options.
Trafalgar Cottages Boracay
This small family-run hotel provides the perfect beach accommodation for budget travelers. It is located at Station 3 on White Beach.
The cozy clean rooms, tropical garden landscaping and the friendly staff create a great feeling of being at home. Nightly rates start at $15 for a 4-bed dorm and $24 for a deluxe twin private room.
There are also cottages that come with a private balcony that is outfitted with a hammock, a private bathroom and a shower.
There is a common dining area where you can buy a few drinks or have a meal. You can also indulge in some shopping at the nearby shops or at D’Mall, which is a few minutes away.
La Carmela De Boracay Hotel
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A few steps from the Tourist Center at Station Two sits one of the newest hotels in Boracay, La Carmela De Boracay Hotel. Rooms vary from luxury (but still affordable) on a lower budget. The main building houses the low-budget rooms, which start at $56 a night.
The Executive Wing rooms, Premier West rooms, Premier East rooms and Ocean view rooms are a bit more expensive starting at around $80 a night.
The amenities at this Boracay accommodation include a swimming pool that features a Jacuzzi and beautiful waterfalls. There is also a restaurant, a beachfront party area, internet access and safety deposit boxes.
Lakbayan Hotel Boracay
Rates for this simple hotel start as low as $11 a night during the low season, rising to around $16 in peak season. So whatever time of the year you book, you are assured of super low rates.
Amenities are few and simple. They include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, television, shower and a water dispenser. For fun things to do, the nearby White Beach has much to offer. You can relax on the beach, go shopping or surf.
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Nigi Nigi Too Beach Resort
Nigi Nigi Too takes its place at the center of the action in White Beach. If you are looking for a cheap place that gives you access to the beach, 24/7 entertainment and an endless variety of dining and shopping options, this is it.
Room rates range from $84 for a standard room to $150 for a premier room. A standard family loft goes for $88 a night.
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Turtle Inn Resort Boracay
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Turtle Inn, located at Station 3, provides guests with a quiet and relaxed accommodation at a very friendly price. At the same time, its location allows access to the numerous dining, entertainment and shopping amenities on White Beach.
Room sizes range from the small Test Room to the larger and more family friendly deluxe family room. Room prices start at $40 a night. Available amenities at this Boracay accommodation option include a reception lobby, a restaurant and a bar.
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Mid Range Hotel Accommodation on Boracay Island
If you are in the market for a quality hotel and want to spend anywhere from $70 to a couple of hundred bucks per night then we believe these hotels to offer some of the best mid range accommodation on the Island.
Not quite super luxury, but high quality, service with a smile resorts suitable for the romantic getaway of a family holiday.
Balinghai Beach Resort Boracay
With its own secluded beach and surrounded by cliffs, Balinghai is the perfect escape from the tourist crowds of White Beach. The quiet and natural feel of the Yapak Beach resort brings many guests back time and again to this popular Boracay accommodation choice.
The resort has a beach bar, private dining at a secluded beach alcove and a restaurant.
The hotel’s rooms feature unique architecture designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. You can book the Hill House for $72, the Bat House for $72, the Rock House for $86 or the Garden House for $242.
For recreation, there are many activities available such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing. [eafl id=7532 name=”Balinghai Beach Resort” text=”Find prices & read reviews”]
Surfside Resort and Spa Boracay
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This beach-side paradise located on the southern end of Boracay island has everything you need for a perfect vacation. There are 16 tastefully furnished rooms, a spa, a dive shop and a coffee shop making it a popular Boracay accommodation option for holidaymakers and divers.
Hotel accommodation options range from Standard to junior suites with prices starting at $72 for the standard room and $162 for the suite, making this one of the more popular Boracay Accommodation options for families.
You can arrange various land and water activities with the hotel. Some of the activities they offer include horse riding, ATV, parasailing, banana boat and island hopping, there are lots of activities to keep kids busy.
Surfside Resort is located at White Beach Station 3.
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MR Holiday is located in the quiet Northern end of White Beach known as Station 1. At the hotel, you will be a short distance from the beach and turquoise ocean beyond, a great and low cost Boracay accommodation option for families.
A standard room will cost you from $42 per night while a family room goes for $147. You can also book the Superior room ($63) or deluxe room ($84).
Rooms have air conditioning, a hot/cold shower bathroom and cable TV. Other hotel amenities include a massage center and a restaurant.
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Paradise Bay Beach Resort Boracay
The beautiful Tulubhan Beach on the northeastern side of Boracay hosts this 3-star resort. The hotel offers visitors stunning sea views with the rising sun being a must-see event.
Depending on which type of room you choose and the time of year, you can expect to pay between $16 and $175. Types of rooms available at this popular Boracay accommodation option include family apartments, VIP rooms, Penthouse, Queen rooms and Suites.
All rooms come equipped with an LCD TV, safety box, a mini bar, a fan and air conditioning. Other general amenities include a billiards table, a recreation center, a bar with a dance area and a swimming pool.
The hotel also offers packages for activities such as speed boating, fishing, parasailing and surfing.
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Pinjalo Resort Villa
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Though not a beach hotel like most of the hotels in Boracay, Pinjalo Resort offers guests Boracay accommodation within beautifully landscaped gardens. Guests are also given access to beach beds and umbrellas at White Beach, just five minutes away.
Each of the rooms comes with cable TV, free Wi-Fi, private hot/cold shower bathrooms and a private balcony. Nightly rates start at $86 for a standard room. If you want a super luxurious experience, book the private villa at $327 a night.
The resort offers various activity packages for things like snorkeling, helmet diving, parasailing and ATV rides.
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Beach Resort Accommodation on Boracay Island
If you want the best Boracay accommodation and have money to spend then check into one of the many luxurious beach resorts in Boracay, these are some that we consider to be the best, beware though prices are steep and at a couple of hundred bucks for a room per night it will be out of the reach of most backpackers unless you decide that Boracay is going to be a blowout destination.
Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa
Right in middle of a long stretch of white fine sand that makes up White Beach sits the Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa. This is one of the most luxurious resorts on the Island. It consists of 285 elegant, Mediterranean-themed rooms each offering guests a laid back and homely ambiance.
There is also a fitness center, various water sports, a mini-shop, a spa, three swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, baggage storage and housekeeping. Business travelers will be glad to know there is a full business center, a VIP lounge, a convention hall and a currency exchange.
Nightly rates will vary based on the room selected. They range from $239 for a junior suite and $340 for a honeymoon suite.
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Lingganay Boracay Hotel & Resort
If you are looking for a quiet secluded Boracay accommodation option on the island, try this resort. Located in Tulubhan Beach, the resort is the perfect place for a quiet relaxing vacation. There is even a private beach so you do not have to compete with the crowd for a nice spot on the sand. The Lingganay tops the charts for Boracay accommodation when it comes to weddings and honeymoons, but it is also a popular family destination.
Arrive in style using the resort’s helicopter or shuttle transfers and settle in for a great time enjoying world-class amenities at the resort.
Facilities include a fine restaurant serving German and Philippines cuisine, a spa and fitness center, a business center, bars and two infinity pools. The resort also offers helicopter tours.
For those on a tight budget, the standard room at $72 a night is an ideal option. For a bit more space and luxury go for the one bedroom suite at $100 or the penthouse suite at $291 a night.
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Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa is the epitome of beach luxury. With its own private beach, the resort is nothing short of paradise. Once you arrive at Caticlan airport, a speedboat will whisk you away to the resort – no wonder its rated as one if the best Boracy accommodation options available.
There are 129 villas, rooms and suites to choose from. Included along with each room is a large balcony with a daybed. The lowest nightly rate is $441 for the Deluxe Room. A 1-bedroom villa goes for $1015 while the swanky presidential villa will cost you over $3,000 for a single night.
For your money, you get amenities such as a sport and recreation center, a spa, an adventure and entertainment zone for kids and a seafood restaurant set atop a cliff with vistas out to sea. This is probably the best hotel on the Island in terms of service and five star experience.
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Henann Lagoon Resort, Boracay
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Henann Lagoon Resort, set along the main road in Station 2, features unique Asian architecture. The resort’s 221 rooms have the best in luxury and comfort. Each room has a large balcony providing an unobstructed view of the spectacular landscape adorning the resort.
But perhaps what you should look forward to most is the 1,200 square meter lagoon swimming pool, the largest in the island.
There are nine room types catering to different guest types and budgets. The Deluxe room is the basic one. The Family Room is ideal for families. The Executive suite is best for business travelers. The Grand Room is for those who desire ultra luxury. Nightly rates range from $110 to $196.
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Discovery Shores Boracay
This is a great alternative to Shangri-La. Unlike Shangri-La, which offers a laid back natural setting, Discovery Shores projects a much more contemporary and urban design and feel.
The hotel’s super luxury setting and extremely warm staff has seen it ranked as one of the best hotels in the world by several travel magazines and websites.
The resort has a wellness center, a fitness center, a kids’ play area and a swimming pool. As for the rooms, guests have a choice among several 1 and 2-bedroom suites. Prices start at $284 per night.
The resort is located at Station 1, White Beach. This means that guests have access to numerous shopping and entertainment amenities especially at the nearby Station 3.
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