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These Are the Best Accommodations for a Budget Boracay Summer Vacation

If you want a memorable summer spree in Boracay's Station 1, these cheap accommodations are for you!

By: Karen Bermejo | March 01, 2021
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Affordable accommodations also abound in Boracay!

Image: La Fiesta Resort Facebook Page

With its distinctive powdery white sand, the White Beach has put Boracay in the map of the world. Being the most popular, it’s also the busiest part of the island. This four-kilometer beach is divided into three zones, particularly Station 1, 2 and 3. The station signifies the respective docking area of boats before development started in Boracay.

Among the three, Station 1 is considered as the best spot. For most, it is where the finest sands can be found and also where most of the high-end hotels and resorts are located. It can be difficult to find cheap accommodations in Boracay, especially in this area. If your budget is limited, don’t fret! Whether you are backpacking solo or traveling in groups, here are some cheap accommodations in Boracay’s Station 1 that you can check out to save some money during your vacation!

1. Hannah Hotel

Address: Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Rate: Starts at PhP1,338/night

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The Mangyan room of Hannah Hotel is good for solo occupants or for couples.

Image: Hannah Hotel Boracay

Hannah Hotel is a small resort near Balabag Plaza with 15 rooms, each having its own private balcony with a magnificent view of the mountains. All rooms of the hotel are fully air-conditioned and are furnished with complete amenities. They also offer in-house massage services to their guests, and they also have a tour desk to help guests organize their activities while on the island.

2. Boracay Backpackers

Address: Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Rate: Starts at PhP700, inclusive of free breakfast


Boracay Backpackers also have bunk beds for solo travelers exploring the world in groups.

Image: Boracay Backpackers, Inc.

Boracay Backpackers is a laid-back hostel in Station 1 Barangay Balabag. They have 17 rooms dedicated for backpack travelers and for those traveling in groups. They have dorm rooms fit for four to eight-bed persons, and you have the option to stay in the all-female or male rooms or stay in a mixed-type dorm room. If you value your privacy, you can opt to stay in their private rooms. Each room has climate control to ensure a comfortable temperature throughout your stay. They also have a laptop safe if you’re mixing business with pleasure while in Boracay. Just like many backpackers’ accommodations, they also have a venue where guests can mingle with others: a garden with a comfortable sitting area and an open bar for night parties.

3. Bans Beach Resort

Address: Beachfront, Station 1, White Beach, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Rate: PhP2,850/night


Bans Beach Resort is among the first resorts in Boracay.

Image: Bans Beach Resort Boracay

This small beachfront resort is one of the first resorts on the island and was built even before Boracay became popular. Bans Beach Resort has 27 rooms, all ideal for families and groups. To allow their guest to have a homey stay and to bring him or her closer to nature, Bans also has rooms that come with their own nipa (palm) cottages. They likewise have quadruple bedrooms for big groups. To cope with the changing times, they also have fully furnished hotel-style rooms. The place is located on the busy part of Station 1 and already close to the various dining, bar, and shopping options in Station 2.

4. La Fiesta Resort

Address: Beachfront, Station 1, White Beach, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Rate: Starts at PhP1,800/night


Rooms inside the compound of La Fiesta Resort face the splendid view of the beach.

Image: La Fiesta Resort

Another beachfront property that will not hurt your budget is La Fiesta Resort. The resort has 18 rooms separated into two buildings. One building has rooms that are just facing the White Beach. They are also conveniently close to a number of restaurants, massage centers, bars and souvenir shops along the beachfront. In case you want to eat without stepping out, the resort management can also arrange for delivery to the hotel.

5. Island Hostel Boracay

Address: 3/F, Boradise Compound, Casita Isla Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Rate: Starts at PhP700/night

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You can book a bunk bed at Island Hostel Boracay.

Image: Island Hostel Boracay

Island Hostel Boracay is just a stone’s throw away from the White Beach. It is situated on the 3rd Floor of Casita Isla Bldg., Boradise Compound in Barangay Balabag and is just two minutes’ walk away from White Beach. The hostel has only three dorm rooms that are perfect for budget and backpack travelers. They have 6-bed rooms and 10-bed rooms. Each room has its own bathroom equipped with a bidet.

As of February 2021, Island Hostel Boracay has not yet officially announced its reopening. Please visit the accommodation’s social media page or website for the latest update.

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Even Station 1 is known as a prime location, you can still find places to stay for a reasonable budget.

This article was originally published in Yoorekka on March 27, 2019.
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About Karen Bermejo
Karen writes to earn a living, tell stories and promote her advocacies. She’s a traveler and a volunteer. Her adventurous soul makes her more comfortable to sleep on the couch of a stranger than pay bucks for accommodation. Her ultimate dream is to travel the world, master a foreign language and learn how to swim. To keep her sanity while chasing her dreams, she chases waterfalls on weekends.
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