Cebu is one of the main islands in the Philippines that is definitely worth visiting. It is a destination frequented by others due to the vast number of activities and things to do in the area. From world-class diving and beautiful beaches to fantastic mountains and canyons. Since we often write about the Philippines, we always get asked to recommend places to stay which was why we decided to put together this guide that will suit every type of travel budget on the best places to stay in Cebu.

Best Places to Stay in Cebu City

The Henry Hotel

Budget: Tr3ats Guesthouse

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 25-minute drive from Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Price Range: $7-17 a night

This budget guesthouse is pretty basic but it still has everything you need. Located around 45 minutes from Mactan Airport, this guesthouse has both private rooms and dorms. They also have family rooms for people traveling in groups. (Dorm Prices start at $7 a night while a double room for two is around $17)

See prices and read reviews, check: Hostel World | Agoda

Mid Range: Tropical Hostel – Cebu Center

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

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute drive from Ayala Center Cebu

Price Range: $8-20 a night

Conveniently located near SM City Mall, this quaint hostel is highly recommended due to the helpfulness of the staff. The quirky decorations on the common areas is also a great touch for a budget room. The place itself is basic but always kept clean. The airport is a mere 20-minute drive away. (Double rooms start at $20 while dorm beds are $8)

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

Splurge: The Henry Hotel Cebu

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute drive from Cebu IT Park

Price Range: $57 a night

This boutique hotel is one of the best places to stay in Cebu city. The rooms are uniquely decorated and the staff are more than happy to help you out when you need something. Each room has its own style and decor which adds to the overall feel of the place. From here, its  20-minute drive to the port and the nearest Mall is 10-minute away. (Prices start at $57 dollars for a room for two people)

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

Luxurious: Radisson Blu Cebu

Quick Info
Room Type: Superior | Premium | Executive

WI-FI: Yes

Near: SM City Cebu Mall

Price Range: $100 a night

If you’re looking for luxury, Radisson Blue Cebu is indeed one of the best places to stay while in the city. It boasts of 3 restaurants, a spa, and an outdoor pool. Get pampered in their Day Spa and relax at night as each room is fitted with a memory foam mattress to ensure you the best night’s sleep.  Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking to go all out while in Cebu. (Prices Start at $100 a night for two people)

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

Best Places to Stay in Mactan Island, Cebu

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Budget: Stopover Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Double | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 1km from Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Price Range: $10-26 a night

Located in Mactan island, this newly opened hostel is a good choice for those on a budget. All rooms have air conditioning which is rather essential during hot summer days. The hostel is pretty basic but if you’re not planning on spending a lot of time there, it’s good enough. (Prices start at $10 a night for dorm rooms while private double rooms run for $26 for two people)

See prices, special deals, and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Hostel World | Agoda

Mid Range: Eloisa Royal Suites

Quick Info
Room Type: Suites | Studios |Triple Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2.3 km from Gaisano Island Mall

Price Range: $48 a night

This hotel is conveniently located 10 minutes away from the airport making it an affordable pick for those that are looking to catch a flight. The hotel provides an airport shuttle as well as a buffet breakfast which is a nice treat for travellers. (Price starts at $48 a night for two people with buffet breakfast)

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

Splurge: Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Quick Info
Room Type: Deluxe| Premium |Executive| Suites| Lofts

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 6 minutes walk from the beach

Price Range: $133 a night

If you’re looking for a not too expensive good splurge, Movenpick Mactan is the perfect place for you. The amenities including a private beach plus an exclusive “Ibiza style” beach club which offers guests the perfect chance to unwind and escape. The food in their buffets are also exceptionally good. Between the luxurious beds and linens to the great vibe that their beach bar and lounge area gives out, it’s no doubt that this is one of the best places to stay in Cebu. (Prices start at $133 a night for two people including breakfast)

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

Luxury: Crimson Beach Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Deluxe | Villas | Beach Casitas

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2 minutes walk from the beach

Price Range: $170 a night

The newly opened Crimson Resort and Spa in Mactan Island is a great pick for those looking for a luxury holiday. They have a great private beach area with a really good house reef which is great for snorkeling. Aside from that, the rooms are very luxurious with soft beds which make waking up in the mornings quite hard. Between the pool, good food, and the great atmosphere that the hotel gives, you won’t regret staying here for a couple of nights during your holiday. (Prices start at $170 a night for two people including breakfast)

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

Best Places to Stay in Moalboal, Cebu

Club Serena Resort

Budget: Chief Mau

Quick Info
Room Type: Double Rooms | Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Panagsama Beach

Price Range: $8-30 a night

Located 1 minute away from the beach, Chief Mau is an awesome hostel to stay in while in Moalboal Cebu. they have basic double rooms as well as dorm rooms for 6-8 people. The rooms are clean and basic but the best part about this place is the chilled out common area where you can hang out and lay in hammocks all day long. The staff here are super friendly, helping you with bike rentals and booking transport.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Hostel World

Budget: Hotel Sister’s Inn

Quick Info
Room Type: Double Rooms (Fan and AC Rooms)

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Moal Boal main town

Price Range: $16 a night

This basic family run hostel is run by a Dutch guy and his family. Located 15 minutes away from the main town, this hostel is a great steal if you want to be closer to the beach rather than to where all the bars are. The hostel often experiences power outages (the whole city does) so be prepared for some warm evenings despite the air conditioning. (Prices start at $16 for a standard room for two)

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

Mid Range: Bonita Oasis Beach Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Private | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Beachfront

Price Range: $47 a night

This resort is located a couple of minutes away from town which is quite nice as you can fully enjoy the peace and quiet. The rooms are pretty clean and well maintained and the also rent out motorbikes for a reasonable price. Their pool is definitely a big plus and is a good way to escape the heat! (Prices start at $47)

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

Splurge: Blue Orchid Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 25-minute drive from Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Price Range: $7-17 a night

This place provides good value for money and is one of the best places to stay in Moal Boal. Although it does not have direct beach access, there is a footpath which will lead you directly towards White Beach. The staff are also very friendly and welcoming, making guests feel like family. (Prices start at $81 for two people)

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

Luxury: Club Serena Beach Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Beach Bungalows |Suites | Treehouses

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Beachfront

Price Range: $62 a night

Now I was lucky enough to have spent my summers in this beautiful resort owned by my best friend’s family. The staff are all amazing and they have the best spot right in White Beach. Theirbeachfrontt area is known for diving and snorkeling and their dive school is top notch. Their newly built rooms are modern and have all the amenities you could ever want. Between the pool, the beach and the fantastic food- Club Serena is definitely one of the best places to stay in Cebu. Ask the staff to set up a beach dinner when you’re there. You won’t regret it! (Prices start at $62 a night for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Agoda

Best Places to Stay in Oslob, Cebu

Sascha’s Resort Oslob

Germaroze Guest House

Quick Info
Room Type: Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 1 km from Oslob Town

Price Range: $20 a night

Located 10 minutes away from the whale sharks is this little gem of a place which offers reasonable rooms for great value. You can avail of a standard fan room for around $18 for three people or an A/C room for three for around $20. Oh did I mention that they also have a nice outdoor pool area?

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

Mid Range: Sascha’s Resort Oslob

Quick Info
Room Type: Doubles | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Close to Oslob Town Proper

Price Range: $25 a night

This family run hostel provides great value for what you pay. The location is quite ideal as you right by the water. The staff are also very accommodating. Although the rooms are basic, the place provides an overall great ambiance. They also give you all the information you need for touring around the area. (Prices start at $25 for two people)

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

Splurge: Isyian Beach House Retreat

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Close to Oslob Town Proper

Price Range: $47 a night

If you are looking for a nice, clean, and private place to stay while in Oslob, look no further as this beach house is all that and more. The family who runs it is very accommodating and warm. By no means is this place a 3 or 4-star resort but it is one of the nicest places to stay in Oslob. The staff in this place comes highly praised. (Prices start at $47 for the master bedroom for two people)

To see prices and read reviews, check: Hotels Combined

Luxury: Sumilon Blue Water Island Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Glamping Tents | Villas |Deluxe Room

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Private Island

Price Range: $189 a night

This high-end resort is indeed one of the best places to stay in Cebu. Located in its own private island (which you can do day trips to), Sumilon is a high-end exclusive resort which is the perfect getaway when exploring Oslob. Although the resort itself is getting rather old, the exclusivity of the place makes up for it. (Prices start at $189 for two people)

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

Best Places to Stay in Malapascua, Cebu

Slam’s Garden Resort

Budget: Villa Sandra

Quick Info
Room Type: Double Rooms | Dorms | Tents

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Longon Village

Price Range: $8-15 a night

When in Malapascua, this is our top pick to meet backpackers. The common areas are clean and inviting, with lots of recyclable decorations all over the hostel. The have an awesome vegetarian restaurant which we highly recommend trying. Apart from the standard rooms, they also have a treehouse, dorm rooms, a shared tent! This place is highly recommended by loads of other backpackers and travelers.

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Hostel World

Budget: Slam’s Garden Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Twin | Double |Triple | Family Room

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 30 m from Logon Beach

Price Range: $22 a night

If you’re willing to stay in a fan room, Slam’s Garden Resort offers excellent value for money for people on a budget. They have a nice pool area and a great free breakfast. The room is basic but is kept clean by the staff. (Rooms start at $22 for a fan room for two people)

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

Mid Range: Malapascua Garden Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Deluxe | Double | Family | Budget Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 4-minute walk to Logon Beach

Price Range: $30 a night

Although the location is a bit far from the beach, the island in itself is pretty small. Everything is accessible. The rooms are basic and clean with a nice garden area to have meals. The staff here come well recommended to go above and beyond to help you plan activities during your stay. (Prices start at $30 a night for a fan room for two people with breakfast)

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

Splurge: Tepanee Beach Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Cottages

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Beachfront

Price Range: $82 a night

If you avail of the deluxe cottages, you will find yourself in a quiet and peaceful resort where you can enjoy the waves as it lulls you to sleep. Located not too far from town, this resort offers you a private beach away from the rest of the crowds. The best part about this place is that you can make the most out of your own private beach balcony which overlooks the ocean. (Prices start at $82 for two people)

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

Luxurious: Kandaya Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Maya Malapascua Ferry Terminal is 7.3 km away

Price Range: $200 a night

Located 7.3 km away from Malapascua port, this high end exclusive resort is one of the best places to stay while in Malapascua. The rooms are all very modern and sleek plus the staff are all very accommodating. The small touches like delivering freshly baked cookies to your room or the different activities that they offer within the premises definitely makes this place ideal for people that want a luxury holiday. The seaview villas boasts of fantastic views that isn’t to be forgotten! (Prices start at $200 a night for two people with breakfast)

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

There you have it guys! I hope these recommendations would help you out when it comes to planning out your trip to Cebu and deciding where to stay. If you are looking for more recommendations on the Philippines, check out our other articles like What to Eat when Traveling Around the Philippines and the The Complete Guide to Traveling Around the Philippines

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