Malapascua Budget Inn: Your Pocket-Friendly Backpacker Hostel

Coined as the little "Boracay" located in the island of Cebu, Malapascua Island shares the beauty of a tropical beach paradise. Its sugary white sand, rich marine life, and different seawater activities make it a must-visit destination. Traveling to Malapascua takes 4-5 hour land trip and another 30-45 minutes in an out-triggered boat.
"Malapascua Island way back 2010"
Though Malapascua Island was once hit by Typhoon Yolanda, which caused great damage to the island, it has become alive again and is able to restore its beauty. 
"Part of Malapascua Budget Inn's excursion"
Mushrooming in this island are different hotels, dive shops, restaurants and hostels. First time travelers and even travel junkies are worry-free about where to settle for a night. One budget-friendly backpacker hostel is Malapascua Budget Inn. Owned and personally managed by a young entrepreneur, Jose Amistoso Jr. (Jay-ar), he conceptualized this traveler's abode with a homie-Filipino feel. It is currently the number one hostel among 11 others in Malapascua Island (thru tripadvisor). 

So, what makes Malapascua Budget Inn a recommended hostel for both local and expats alike?

Its accessibility. Malapascua Budget Inn is located in Barangay Tawigan, Logon, Malapascua Island. It only takes a 5-10 minute walk from the shoreline. It is humbly situated near the mini-market and the local's gym. 
"Bunk beds for Php400/head"
Its amenities and facilities. You can have it all in Malapascua Budget Inn. You can still keep up your city life even if you are away from the city because of free wi-fi connection. 

It has 24/7 CCTV in different areas in the hostel. Malapascua Budget Inn is tact in a place where you both experience the local living without compromising your safety.
"Breakfast the Malapascua way"
 You can either order for breakfast at the receiving/dining area or you can have your own customized meal. Malapascua Budget Inn allows you to prepare your own meal because of its free kitchen use
"Boodle fight especially prepared for the guest"
You can spend your night away in their chill out bar whether you can opt for a drink, be acquainted with other backpackers through a board game match, sing your heart out thru their videoke or watch a movie in Malapascua Budget Inn's bigscreen

The next time you visit Malapascua Island, crush out accommodation worries because Malapascua Budget Inn will make your stay a delightful and convenient one. 

Malapascua Budget Inn Sample Itinerary - 2 Days and 1 Night
Day 1 
7:00 - 8:00 - Breakfast
8:00 - 12:00 - Island Hopping/Snorkeling/Cliff Jumping
12:00 - 2:00 - Lunch at Bantigue Beach
2:00 - 3:00 - Sing Along at the Hostel
3:00 - 6:00 - Sunset Cruise
6:00 - 8:00 - Boodle Fight/Rhum Coke Session/ Games/ Etc.
8:00 - 'til dawn - Bar hopping/Stargazing/ Disco Night at Guimbitayan

Day 2 - Free Day
5:30 - 6:00 - Sunrise at Bounty Beach
7:00 - 11:00 - Stroll around the Island/Swimming
11:00 - 12:00 - Lunch at the hostel
1:00 - onwards - back to Cebu City Mainland

Rate of Malapascua Budget Inn
Peak Season Rate (September 'til May)
* 2,000 for Private Aircon Room good for 2 with own toilet and bath (4 private AC rooms available) low season rate is at 1,300/night
* 2,500 for Private Family Aircon room good for 4 persons with own toilet and bath (1 room only) low season rate at 2,000/night
* 1,800 for Private Aircon room good for 4 persons with common toilet and bath (1 room available) low season rate is at 1,500/night
* 400/head per night for fan room bunk beds with rooms good for 4, 10 and 14. Free upgrade to aircon room if fully booked. Low season rate is at 300/head/night.
* Low season rate is between June to August
* Rates doesn't include breakfast

- We also pick up guests from the airport going to new port for 3,500 for van and 3,000 for private car. Private boat going to Malapascua Island ranges from 1,500 - 2,500 depending on the number of guests and time slot for pick up. We use King's Tourists and Services for our transportation services.

- Standard price for Island hopping around Malapascua is at 300/head inclusive of snorkeling gear, marine fee, and entrance, cliff jumping, snorkeling at the coral gardens and chilling out at Bantigue Beach area. Discounts will be given if in groups.

- Standard price for Kalanggaman Trip is at 800/head inclusive of back and forth trip and lunch. Plus 150 for entrance fee to Kalanggaman Island for locals and 500 for foreigners.

- Malapascua Budget Inn can also facilitate diving to well-known dive shops in the island.

**Please bring enough cash before going to Malapascua Island because it doesn't have any Automated Teller Machines (ATM).

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