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Check Out These 5 Cheap Hotels in Cebu City near Magellan’s Cross and Other Tourist Spots

Get minimal expenses and maximum fun when you book these affordable hotels in Cebu City.

By: Peter Parcon | April 13, 2023
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The Queen City of the South is one of the most popular summer destinations in the Philippines for local and foreign tourists.

Images: Shaira Mae Acibo-Gablines (L); The Hotel Stella (R) Facebook pages

Summer is here! Cebu undoubtedly has everything travelers need, from beaches and heritage sites to cheap hotels in Cebu City!

In addition to providing a place to stay after a great day in the city, these lodges and affordable hotels in Cebu are also located near some of the city’s most famous tourist spots.

To help you out, here’s a list of budget hotels in Cebu City that you can book close to the tourist spots of the Queen City of the South.


1. Hotel Stella Cebu

Where: Don Gil Garcia Street, Cebu City (30-minute ride from Museo Sugbo and Casa Gorordo Museum)
Rates: Start at PhP900 a night for two


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Being a budget hotel does not mean Hotel Stella Cebu is scrimping on accommodations.

Images: The Hotel Stella Facebook page

First on our list of cheap hotels in Cebu City is located close to the historic Capitol Building in a quiet neighborhood; Hotel Stella Cebu gives tourists a place to stay without lightening up their wallets. All rooms at the hotel have complimentary Wi-Fi access, cable television, and hot and cold shower.

Hotel Stella Cebu is 40 to 50 minutes from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Aside from being close to the Capitol Building, the hotel is within walking distance of Fuente Osmeña. This affordable hotel in Cebu City is also a 30-minute ride from downtown Cebu, home to several tourist spots, including the Museo Sugbo and Casa Gorordo Museum. Some restaurants, such as the famous Larsian’s in Fuente Osmeña, are near this cheap hotel in Cebu City.

You may contact Hotel Stella Cebu at 032 236 0260 for more information.


2. Sampaguita Suites

Where: Plaza Garcia Bldg., Magallanes Street, Cebu City (1 min ride from Magellan’s Cross, Sto. Nino Basilica, and Fort San Pedro)
Rates: Start at PhP1,198 a night for two


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Simple yet functional is the theme for the reception area of Sampaguita Suites in uptown Cebu.

Image: Sampaguita Suites

The second cheap hotel in Cebu City on the list, Sampaguita Suites, has two locations: one in downtown Cebu and another in uptown Cebu. Both sites offer their own advantages depending on the preferences of the guest. For history and culture buffs, the downtown location of this affordable hotel in Cebu City is ideal since it is close to Magellan’s Cross, Sto. Nino Basilica, Fort San Pedro, and other cultural and historical sites in Cebu.

This cheap hotel in Cebu City is the best location for guests who love the nightlife since it is within walking distance of the city’s entertainment centers. The two areas of this budget hotel in Cebu City are around 40 to 50 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

You may contact Sampaguita Suites at 032 505 3978 for more information.


3. Pacific Pensionne

Where: No. 313-A Osmena Boulevard, Brgy. Santa Cruz, Cebu City (11 mins ride from Magellan’s Cross and Sto. Nino Basilica)
Rates: Start at PhP1,200 a night for two


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Pacific Pensionne gives guests a place to chill and stay.

Images: Pacific Pensionne Facebook page

If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Cebu City close to the entertainment centers and historical tourist spots in the Queen City of the South, Pacific Pensionne suits you. This affordable hotel in Cebu City is situated between uptown and downtown Cebu; the hotel is close to the city’s recreational venues, commercial centers, and tourist spots.

Aside from the historic Colon Street, the hotel is close to the Sto. Nino Basilica, Magellan’s Cross, and Fort San Pedro. Like the other cheap hotels in Cebu City on the list, it is also within walking distance of Fuente Osmeña. Pacific Pensionne Cebu is 40 to 45 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

You may contact Pacific Pensionne at 032 253 5271 for more information.


4. Cebuview Tourist Inn

Where: No. 200 Sanchiangco St., Cebu City (6 mins ride from Casa Gorordo Museum)
Rates: Start at PhP1,200 a night for two


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The rooms at Cebuview Tourist Inn are simple yet meet the needs of their guests.

Image: Cebuview Tourist Inn

If you want to visit the commercial district of Cebu, you may want to consider this cheap hotel in Cebu City, the Cebuview Tourist Inn. The affordable hotel in Cebu City is located along Sanciangko Street, a few minutes from Colon Street. This budget-friendly hotel in Cebu City is also a ride from several tourist sites, such as the Casa Gorordo Museum, Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, and Plaza Independencia.

Aside from its daily rates, the hotel also offers semi-monthly and monthly rates for long-staying guests. All rooms at this cheap hotel in Cebu City are equipped with free Wi-Fi connectivity. Cebuview Tourist Inn is around 40 minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

You may contact Cebuview Tourist Inn at 032 254 8333 for more information.


5. Gran Tierra Suites

Where: #207 Don Mariano Cui, Cor. Don Jose Avila, Capitol Site, Cebu City
Rate: Starts at PhP789


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The minimalist chic design of the rooms will give guests a good night’s rest after a day of exploring Cebu.

Image: Gran Tierra Suites

Gran Tierra Suites is a cheap hotel in Cebu City close to Fuente Osmeña and the Cebu Provincial Capitol. This affordable hotel in Cebu City is within walking distance of the Crown Regency Hotel. You can ride the Edge Coaster, view Cebu from above with the Sky Experience, or zip between two buildings in the Tower Zip. In addition, Gran Tierra Suites is also one ride away from historical sites in Cebu like Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, and Plaza Independencia. Moreover, this cheap hotel in Cebu City is within walking distance from the entertainment hub in uptown Cebu. Gran Tierra Suites is 40 to 50 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

April 2022 Update: Gran Tierra Suites is temporarily closed. But don’t worry. Check GV Hotel that’s 5 mins drive from Magellan’s Cross. GV Hotel rates start at PhP890 a night for one.


If you are planning to visit Cebu but have a tight budget, you can book many hotels in Cebu City without breaking the bank.


Visit Yoorekka Magazine for more affordable hotel options and tourist destinations in Cebu and Bohol!


This article was initially published in Yoorekka on January 24, 2019.


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About Peter Parcon
After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.
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