We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good cheap option in Moalboal”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Moalboal Backpacker Lodge
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Stayed two nights at Moalboal Backpacker Lodge. The dorms are laid out in a central area that you must walk through to get to the private rooms or bathroom so it's very communal. It's hot in Moalboal in the hot season so be ready to sweat a little bit if visiting then. Service was good and free wifi was adequate. It's in a good central location.

Moalboal itself is not a charming village overall but there are good restaurants and the diving is pretty good as well. It's a very convenient diving option near Cebu.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank minimono
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (147)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

120 - 126 of 147 reviews

Reviewed March 15, 2012

Nice and clean place with a lovely staff. The only bad point for me is that if you leave food in the kitchen or fridge some members of the family who live just in the house behind the lodge will take it. It has happened to me with a fish that I bought in the market and left in the fridge.

Room Tip: I would recommend if you bring your own lock to secure the door and the small locker inside the room...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank underfish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 12, 2012

I love the bamboo deck. You can sit, read, listen to the roosters crow, and look out at the ocean. The place is clean, and staff is friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Lauren S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 31, 2011

I am traveling alone for over a year and see a lot of dodgy establishments, I was staying in Moalboal in Quo Vadis which is nice (villa 3) however the service was not great and it is not cheap. I decided to move to the other end of the beach and looked into the backpackers. To my delight it is so clean, has wifi, a great kitchen, nice balcony with some water views and nice enough rooms with storage. The most outstanding thing at this backpackers besides the cleanliness and amenities is the service provided by the wonderful Anna-Lou. In my opinion why pay more when you can save and stay in this establishment. Nice find.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank HelenaHD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 29, 2011

I had $300 US dollars stolen out of my locked room out of the locked box provided by the staff. On two separate occasions someone went into the room and took money out of my money belt. I was the only guest at the lodge, and it was obvious who stole the money. The staff are lying thieves and should not be trusted.

Read my full explanation here,

http://www.jamesonofthegeo.com/moalboal-backpacker-lodge-danger/

Warning, do not stay there if you don't want to be robbed right under your nose.

Room Tip: The rooms are not safe. They have spare keys and will steal from you.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank anacapa1425
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 4, 2010

Whenever I'm in a diving destination, I choose to spend more on diving and not on the accomodation. This lodge is great given the cheap price. The entire property is clean and very comfortable.

Best features are the free wifi and the veranda where you can enjoy a bottle or two of beer after a long day of diving and biking.

The lodge has a non-monetary relationship with Cebu Dive Center. I highly recommend the lodge but not the diveshop. The manager/instructor/dive guide is too boorish to my liking. You're better off with Nelson's as long as you inform them in advance that you're coming.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank carylb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 18, 2010

this place was unlike any backpacker lodge i've ever stayed at! the owner was grumpy when i asked to change my reservation. he then kept 3 days of my payment made in advance when he kicked me out, just because the rest of my party was delayed in arriving.

i would not recommend anyone to stay at this place, and tell everyone every chance i get to avoid this place!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank russelldavidbanfield
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Moalboal hotels
0 mi away
Savedra Beach Resort
Savedra Beach Resort
#6 of 7 in Moalboal
86 reviews
0.2 mi away
Marcosas Cottages Resort
2.2 mi away
Moalboal Tropics
Moalboal Tropics
#6 of 25 in Moalboal
36 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0 mi away
Emok's Guest House
Emok's Guest House
#12 of 40 in Moalboal
11 reviews
2.2 mi away
Asian-Belgian Dive Resort
Asian-Belgian Dive Resort
#3 of 40 in Moalboal
244 reviews
0.1 mi away
Sumisid Lodge
Sumisid Lodge
#11 of 40 in Moalboal
54 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Moalboal Backpacker Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Moalboal Backpacker Lodge

Address: Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Moalboal
Price Range: $10 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're a new hostel for budget traveler they looking for a simple, friendly and clean guesthouse. Our facility is a mix dormitory, 1 single room and 1 family room all with fan and shared bathroom. Our price list started by PHP 199 for the budget rate 1n/p in the mix dorm. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda so you can book your Moalboal Backpacker Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Moalboal Backpacker Lodge Cebu Island

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing