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Frendz Resort Boracay
Ranked #14 of 145 Hotels in Boracay
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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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“above and beyond”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The place is pretty basic, simple amenities, no hot water, but comfy, clean and the best part hands down was the staff. Rebecca and reynaurd (sorry if I misspell that) put on a massive party for us on the 4th, Greg, myrel, jeff and joorna are some of the most amazing people I've ever met, let alone at a hotel. These people will seriously be friends for a lifetime, and we will undoubtedly be back again. Love for all of the folks there, and all the parties and accommodations they made for us along the way.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Me and my wife just came from Boracay last week and we stayed at Frendz near D'mall and we really enjoyed our stay there. The staff are very nice and friendly, special mention to Jonah, Greg and Rebecca. The room is very clean and affordable, we only paid roughly around $130 for 5D4N stay and it's worth the deal! The place itself is great because it's accessible to the main road and roughly 2 mins walk and you'll be on the beach. We would definitely come back to Frendz on our next trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The location of the hostel is fantastic. Literally a couple of minutes walk from the beach and main strip, with a friendly team of staff on hand at the bar/reception.
A really friendly atmosphere with a central area for drinking, eating and just generally lazing around getting to meet some other visitors. The main reason I think anyone would pick Frendz is it closeness to the beach. It is not really somewhere if you want added luxuries and services, as this is more of a hostel aimed towards backpackers, and not honeymooners, etc...
I stayed with a group of 5 girls in a bungalow to ourselves. Although it was basic, it really did the job. The was a few plug in fans to help with the heat, and some towels on arrival. No televisions like mentioned in some reviews, however I don't think Borcay is the place for you if you want to sit in a air con room all day long! The beds are quite thin, and that combined with the heat made for restless sleep. One thing I would say is make sure you take plenty of mosquito repellent as there did seem to be a hell of a lot buzzing around constantly. Other than that it really did the job, and like I said was in a amazing location.
The shower room and shower itself again was really basic, and I was craving a decent, hot, powered/pressured shower by the end of my week there, as I never seemed to really get clean, or get rid of the sand... which is everywhere, mainly due to the location and proximity to the beach. But regardless of this I would recommend Frendz to anyone who wants to go to Borocay, but not spend their entire budget on one of the luxury hotels there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

best choice for backpackers!

Meet and greet, get drinks, enjoy and talk! Nice common area where you can hang around, have some drinks and play pool!
Made new friends and just had a blast!
Thanks frendz and friends for the awesome time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was my second stay at Frendz resort and it is by far my favourite hostel that I've stayed in. Frendz always has a great atmosphere (especially during happy hour) and everybody gets to know everybody who stays there. The staff are amazing, especially Greg and Geoff who go out of their way to get to know the guests. Can't recommend this place enough!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

First came here in Frendzresort last 2005, 2007 and 2011. In 2011, we, couple booked in hostelworld.com in a very reasonable price and stayed in one of the bungalow rooms for 3 days and 2 nights. Their bungalow rooms have queen size bed, 21" TV, air-con and washroom.

The location of their hostel is very good as it is only 3-5 mins.walk from the beach shore of Station 1 and, around 10-15mins walk from D-Mall (restaurants). The staff are also nice and friendly.

All in all, I always have a nice stay here and definitely will come back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Frendz resort (hostel) would be a best option for budget travlers and/or backpackers in Boracay island. I stayed in double aircon room, it has dorm accomodation, though. I like their bamboo-style housing and everything's working well, without any problem.
There's another double room in Casamso, sister hostel of Frendz, I liked more the Frendz' room for its style plus Wi-Fi availability in the room (Staffs mentioned that Wi-fi is available only for public area, but it was available from double room with 'weak' signal).
If you're interested, you can meet people to hang out. They have beach chairs which are really convenient to enjoy White beach. I brought ice Americano coffee from Starbucks nearby and enjoyed it with book at beach chair!
The staffs are really helpful and friendly. Jeff and female staffs (sorry, I forgot their name) are willing to help all the guests at reception, also Greg who is a bartender & also beach chairs manager, is very friendly and helpful too.
I'll definitely recommend this place in Boracay, especially for solo or young group travelers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Frendz Resort Boracay
Address: | Near Boat Station 1 Balabag main Beach, White Beach Path, Aklan Province 5487, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Aklan Province > Boracay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Boracay
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Boracay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Frendz Resort Boracay 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Some good reasons to stay with us: - Designated beach bed area just within a 2 minute walk to prime locations - Free wifi in all rooms - Multi-awarded hostel in Boracay - Family run - We organize fun tours together with you - Discounts at partner restaurants, dive shops and kite-surfing schools - Free pasta with live music every wednesday and sunday ... more   less 
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