Between its clear blue waters, pristine white sand beaches, and vibrant nightlife, Boracay is an island in the Philippines that shouldn’t be missed! I was actually fortunate enough to have personally lived on the island for three years- trust me, it’s paradise! So without further ado, here are a few of my personal recommendations on the best places to stay in Boracay for both hotels and hostels.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Boracay

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Mad Monkey Hostel

W Hostel Boracay

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: 8 minutes walk to White Beach

Price Range: $6-18 a night

This relatively new hostel is funky, fun, and is a great place to make new friends. Conveniently located within walking distance to White Beach, this hostel is great for those on a budget. The rooms are basic but have every soft beds, individual lamps, and electric sockets. The staff here are warm and welcoming and give great tips about what to see and do on the island. They also have free breakfast served daily. (Prices vary from $6-18, depending on when you book)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Hostel World

Mad Monkey Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Bulabog Beach

Price Range: $14 onwards a night

This popular hostel chain spread all over Southeast Asia has mastered the art of entertaining guests making their stay as fun as possible! The Mad Monkey Hostel in Boracay is newly opened and is a great addition to the list of places to stay. If you’re looking for a fun hostel to stay while in Boracay, this is your place! (Dorm beds start at $14 a night)

To see prices, read reviews or to find similar deals, check: Hostel World | Mad Monkey Boracay

Read our Full Review of when we stayed in the Ultimate Party Hostel in Boracay

Frendz Resort Boracay

Quick Info
Room Type: Bungalows | Double Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Station 2 | Near White Beach

Price Range: $35 a night

This island institution is a great place to make friends- no pun intended! The close proximity to the beach makes this place even better. Although compared to a lot of the newer hostels and places to stay, the rooms are pretty basic, however, the overall vibe makes this place a great place to stay. Frendz is a bit of a party place so don’t stay here if you don’t want to have a lively and fun time. (prices start at $35 for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Hostel World 

Second Wind Bed Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Station 1, Balabag

Price Range: $6-12 a night

Located in Station 1, this hostel has a great vibe to it. Within minutes, you can find yourself in Boracay’s White beach basking in the sun! They offer reasonable rates for private rooms as well as 8-bed dormitories for people that are traveling by themselves or as a group. (Private Rooms start at $19/Dorm $12)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com  | Hostel World 

Jeepney Hostel & Kite Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Bulabog

Price Range: $9.87-50 a night

Located in sunny Bulabog, Jeepney Hostel & Kite Resort is the place to be if you want to enjoy the more adventurous sides of Boracay. Equipped with full bar, restaurant, chilled out hang out area kitted out with used kiteboards, and pretty comfortable rooms, this place is known for both partying and making the most of what the island can offer. (Dorm $9/Private Rooms start at $40)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Hostel World

Read our Full Review of when we stayed in the Jeepney Hostel & Kite Resort

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Boracay

Hey Jude South Beach

Hey Jude South Beach

Quick Info
Room Type: Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Station 3 Angol

Price Range: $55 a night

This family-run hotel is the place to be for sunset! The rooms are modern, clean, and they always have good music and food in their restaurant. The location is in peaceful station 3 which in my opinion is reminiscent of the good old days of Boracay. Enjoy the fantastic location and watch the sun go down while enjoying a Hey Jude pepperoni pizza and a beer in hand. You can thank me later. (Rooms start at $55 for double occupancy)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Hangin Kite Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Bulabog Beach

Price Range: $42 a night

If you don’t want to be caught in the middle of all the action, Hangin Kite Resort is located in Bulabog Beach, a short 5 minute walk away from station 2 D’Mall. This laid-back resort features modern rooms with lots of spaces where you can chill out. Did I mention they have bathtubs too? If you come during kiteboarding season, you will also find a lot of great people hanging out in the kite school or bar below.  (Prices start at $42 for double occupancy with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast

Quick Info
Room Type: Private Rooms | Dorms| Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Bulabog Beach

Price Range: $28 a night

Located in Bulabog, Lazy Dog offers affordable rooms which are perfect for those that love a more personal feel to where they are staying. They have private rooms and have recently opened newly build dormitories which are perfect for groups of friends traveling together. Having lived on the island for a couple of years, Lazy Dog is one of my favorite places on the island to either stay or even just to hang out.(Private Rooms start at $28/Dorms $11)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com  | Agoda

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Boracay

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Coast Boracay

Quick Info
Room Type: Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Station 2 White Beach

Price Range: $118 a night

This newly opened resort boasts of swanky design, brand new facilities, and a pretty central location. Located in the beachfront of Station 2, this hotel is a great choice for those that want to be in heart of all the action. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the overall vibe and look of the place is fantastic. If you’re staying there or even just passing by, try out their restaurant, Cha-Cha’s Boracay for a taste of their delicious grub. (Prices start at $118 for two people, with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Private Rooms | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Yapak (private beach)

Price Range: $396 a night

If you’re looking for a romantic escape or a place where you can get pampered, Shangri-La is the place for you. Boasting of their own private beach, fantastic Cliffside views, and a great restaurant that serves amazing food-a stay here is something you would remember. If you’re looking to splurge and go all out, Shangri-La Boracay is indeed one of the best places to stay in Boracay! Don’t forget to try out their happy hour unlimited Sangrias!! (Prices start at $396 a night for two people with breakfast)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Mandala Spa & Resort Villa

Quick Info
Room Type: Garden Villas | Pool Villas

Wifi: Yes

Near: Station 3 Angol

Price Range: $200+ a night

Treat yourself to a luxurious stay at one of the top resorts on the island. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, Mandala Spa is just for you. Pamper yourself and indulge in their award-winning spa treatments and relish in their intimate villas that is spread all over their beautiful resort compounds. (Villas start at $200+)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda


Adventure in You Recommendation: Happy Buddha River Retreat

If you’re looking for something unusual, we highly recommend booking a few days at the Happy Buddha River Retreat by the mainland. After years of living on Boracay beach, this place has become my go-to place when I need an escape. If you love nature and tranquility, a trip to Happy Buddha River Retreat is highly recommended. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist-filled beach, relax by the riverside in simple bamboo made villas, equipped with terraces and riverside views.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com

happy buddhaThere you have it , folks! A few of my personal favorite places that will suit any budget! While you’re in Boracay, don’t forget to check out our recommendations on where to eat in Boracay for restaurants you shouldn’t miss as well as our picks on things to do in Boracay 

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