The Philippines is a country made up of 7,107 islands and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in South East Asia. Often overlooked by most travelers due to the fact that it isn’t connected to the rest of the other countries by land makes it a hidden gem to travel across. Although the backpacking culture isn’t as popular yet, it is slowly booming alongside with the influx of new and hip hostels opening in Manila. From mountains, to rice terraces, caves, underground rivers, a whole lot of beaches and wildlife, the Philippines is definitely a country worth discovering.
The Best Places to Stay in the Philippines
As the Philippines isn’t as popular amongst backpackers, there are limited hostels with dorm beds to stay in. While the larger tourist hotspots are slowly joining the hostel trend, guesthouses and small private rooms are still more popular. The main tourist hotspots have loads of choice ranging from budget $15 a night basic rooms all the way to fancy hotels.
In more secluded places, you can get a bungalow right by the beach for two for around $20-25 a night. Fall asleep with the waves lulling you to sleep as the ocean breeze blows. Sounds perfect? It does to us! Remember, the busier and more touristy a place is, the more expensive the accommodations can get. Don’t be afraid to haggle and ask for discounts, especially if you’re staying for longer periods of time.
Listed below are our personal recommendations on the best places to stay in the Philippines for every type of travel budget. From cheap and fun hostels to luxurious hotels, check out a few of our top picks.
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