The Flying Fish Hostel: Cheap Accommodation in Cebu City

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Looking for cheap accommodation in Cebu City? Head on out to The Flying Fish Boutique Hostel in Banilad, Cebu!

There are a lot of options for places to stay in Cebu City. You have hotels, lodges, and pension houses. These establishments provide comfort for tourists during their trip to the famous Queen City of the South. They can range from homey and cozy, to elegant and stylish.

While hotels can give you luxury and quality service, they can be a bit pricey. As such, most travelers prefer to stay on budget.

If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Cebu City, there are more than a handful of options for you to choose from.

One establishment we recommend is a small hostel in the uptown neighborhood of Banilad. It’s known for its minimalist yet eye-catching interior and affordable lodging.

The place is called The Flying Fish Boutique Hostel Cebu. It’s perfect for travelers who want to stay near the city. Other than its convenient location, there are numerous options of restaurants and cafes within the area.

This former ancestral house has a minimalistic design that reminds you of an old house in the province.


Its artistic backdrop makes it one of the best hostels in the city.

The establishment has an 8.7 rating on Agoda and 8.2 on Booking.com as of November 2021, making it one of the top-rated hostels in Cebu.

Its high rating on booking sites has much to do with its interior and amenities. The place has a charming design with wooden accents, from antique furniture to wood panel walls.

There are also interesting pieces of art scattered around the walls of the hostel. Not only do they add to the aesthetic of the place, but also to its personality. The place is also ideal for a photoshoot session with friends and fellow backpackers.

Traveling to the Philippines is more fun when you have a relaxing and comfortable place to stay in.

As for the rooms, they have 14 private rooms (that can accommodate 2 adults), 3 barkada rooms (up to 4 adults), and 6 dormitories (10 to 12 adults).

The hostel’s rooms are named after famous destinations in the Philippines. This is to imply that like a Flying Fish, you will be hopping to and from different Filipino tourist spots.

As for what’s inside, it’s relatively smaller compared to more expensive accommodations. You only have a couple of beds and tables, a bathroom, and a closet to store your belongings. The rooms also have free wifi.

Their rooms are quite small, but they are adequate enough to rest in after a long day of visiting the many Cebu island tourist spots.

The room’s size is in line with the establishment’s theme – simple and cozy.


  • Dormitories
    ₱500 per head

  • En-Suite Private Rooms (for 2 pax)
    Standard: ₱1,000
    Deluxe: ₱1,100

  • Extra Bed:

  • Pool Access:
    ₱350 per head


  • TAXI
    Ask the driver to go to El Dorado Subdivision, which is right below the flyover near the Banilad Town Centre.

    You can take a 13C jeepney that will pass through Talamban from Colon or Ayala Center Cebu. Fare can range from ₱10 to ₱15 on traditional jeepneys and ₱11 to ₱20 on modernized ones.

If you don’t know where to stay in Cebu, The Flying Fish Hostel is a pretty good option. You can wander around the city and enjoy a relaxing outdoor vibe, all while staying on budget. The amenities are well maintained, giving you the comfort you need after a day’s worth of traveling.

Commuting and experiencing the different tourist spots on foot is more convenient when you know you’re staying in a place nearby. Without a doubt, finding cheap accommodation in Cebu City should be at the top of your list to ensure a cost effective and well-planned itinerary.

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