I was one of the first to stay in Anilao Backpackers and I've stayed here 4 times since. As an avid diver who is into macro and muck diving, Anilao is one of my favourite destination. As long as my accommodation is clean and has hot shower, I'm happy. I don't need TV in the room, I don't need a pool etc. I'll rather spend my money on more dives. And this is where Anilao Backpackers come in. It is a god send in an area where all the resorts charges US$130 and above.
I like that Anilao Backpackers is a small 2 storey house. It feels like a cosy home, with simple but clean rooms. I love the hot shower with good water pressure. Just the best thing after a long cold dive!
Another reason I love staying here is because the diving is flexible. When I feel like doing shore dives, it's just 50m away. If I want to do jeepney or boat dives, I just like let Jo the manager know and she'll make the arrangement. So you pay for the dives a la carte. Of course, you also have the option not to dive or the opposite - have a diving package.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Not a resort, but a home for travellers and divers... ... more less