Accommodation is one of the biggest fixed costs travelers have and to be able to reduce that cost can lead to more fun and big savings. I’m sure many of us who are travelling on a budget would always look for the cheaper option.

Luckily, there are a number of hostels to choose from around La Union that are inexpensive but still provide great service. Listed below are our top 5 budget-friendly hostels.

Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel

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This is a cool hipster hostel in La Union with quirky interiors and playful vibe. Customary to any hostel, they offer bunk beds that are equipped with power outlets, lockers, curtains and electric fans. They also offer private rooms for those who want air-conditioning and a more comfortable sleeping area. The hostel also has a kitchen that has an extensive menu of interesting dishes at reasonable prices. Website

Vessel Hostel


A multi-level dorm-type only hostel made of upcycled container and cozy bunks. There are a total of 22 beds (split into four 4-bed dorms and one 6-bed dorm, all in air-conditioned rooms). Its simplicity and efficient space planning make this budget friendly hostel a cozy and restful place to stay at, perfect for single backpackers or traveling groups. Website

The Circle Hostel

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A sanctuary for the artsy and the adventurous, and undeniably one of the most affordable and popular surf hostels in La Union. They have 2 bunk houses (mixed and all female dorms) and hammock spaces with built in mosquito nets. There are no air-conditioned rooms nor private suites, all bathrooms are shared and provides a relaxed common area where everyone can express themselves freely among each other. Website

Yang Hostel


Yang hostel is a homey budget-friendly hostel where you can either book a bunk bed in their air-conditioned dormitory or a private room. Rates come with light breakfast, bathroom with hot and cold shower, and WIFI in all levels. They do not only provide accommodation, they also customize tour packages to make all guests comfortable. Website

Charlie’s Hangar Surf Hostel


Charlie’s is an affordable air-conditioned dormitory-style room with electronic keycard access. They provide clean and cozy beds equipped with personal lockers and curtain for privacy. The place is quite a walk from the rest, but offers a secluded beachfront, away from the crowd but close enough to get into the heart of the La Union action. Website

With all these budget-friendly hostels, you are sure to live cheaply and at the same time comfortably, and be able to spend more time on the beach & your cash on experiences!