7.7

Very good
/10
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Housekeeping6
Internet1
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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 260 meters to the beach
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Tops Lookout 110.0 km
Taoist Temple 113.5 km
Ayala Center 114.8 km
Temple of Leah 115.4 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 116.8 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 116.9 km
Colon Street 117.3 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 117.5 km
Fort San Pedro 117.5 km
Magellan's Cross 117.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Bounty Beach 440 m
Tepanee gym 480 m
Evolution Diving 530 m
Dakit-Dakit 1.1 km
Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef 1.1 km
Dakit-Dakit Island 1.1 km
Evo House Reef 1.1 km
Bool Beach 1.6 km
Lighthouse 1.6 km
Japanese Ship Wreck 1.6 km
Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

"I felt comfortable."

Angela - June 8, 2020
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Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

Malapascua Island, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6013 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Malapascua Island part of Cebu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Basilica De Sto. Nino. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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  • 260 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Fishing

Value for money8.0
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportOrmoc Airport (OMC)
Distance to airport57.8 km

Rooms available at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

Private room for 2 Persons
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

    Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

    Restaurants including Bakhaw Kiwi, Avrill's Nest and Ging-Ging's Restaurant & Flower Garden are popular in Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua’s neighborhood which is known as Malapascua Island.

    What popular beaches are close to Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

    Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua’s Malapascua Island neighborhood also includes Bounty Beach, Bool Beach and Langob Beach.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

    Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua’s nearby natural sights include Dakit-Dakit, Evo House Reef and Lighthouse located in the same Malapascua Island area.

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    What people love about Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

    • 7.6

      Very good

      "I felt comfortable."

      Angela

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      June 8, 2020

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "the value for money is really a good catch still because they had everything in their mini kitchen."

      ELDEE

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      January 5, 2020

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Staff 

      "The staff were courteously great and warm."

      ELDEE

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      January 5, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,797 Cebu properties
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    Room size
    18 sqm.
    Value for money score
    8/10
    Service score
    8.1/10
    Location score
    7.8/10
    Bigger than
    86
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Better than
    83
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Better than
    83
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Better than
    80
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Overall rating:

    7.7

    Very good
    68 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.7
    Facilities
    7.0
    Location
    7.8
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    What travelers say they love:
    I will definitely recommend this place for travellers!!
    Agnieszka from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
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    More about Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

    Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

    Treat yourself to a relaxing stay and all that Cebu has to offer with a stay at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua.
    The superior services and facilities offered at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided for guests by the hostel. The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
    The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
    Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
    Never let a day go wasted when you're at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua with all the activities and facilities provided. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving.


    Reasons to stay here

    Spend less here on rooms than you would at 83% of other accommodations in the city.
    Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 84% of accommodations in the city.
    This accommodation beats more than 83% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Good
    Facilities

    7

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    3 mentions

    Beach

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Garden
    • Snorkeling

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    Access

    • Fire extinguisher
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [on-site]
    Location
    Malapascua Island, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6013
    Very good
    Location

    7.8

    Airports

    • Ormoc Airport (OMC)
      57.8 km
    • Calbayog Airport (CYP)
      95.5 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Barangay Lanao Health Center
      13.3 km
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Tops Lookout
      110.0 km
    • Taoist Temple
      113.5 km
    • Ayala Center
      114.8 km
    • Temple of Leah
      115.4 km
    • Casa Gorordo Museum
      116.8 km
    • Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
      116.9 km
    • Colon Street
      117.3 km
    • Basilica De Sto. Nino
      117.5 km
    • Fort San Pedro
      117.5 km
    • Magellan's Cross
      117.6 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Bounty Beach
      440 m
    • Tepanee gym
      480 m
    • Evolution Diving
      530 m
    • Dakit-Dakit
      1.1 km
    • Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef
      1.1 km
    • Dakit-Dakit Island
      1.1 km
    • Evo House Reef
      1.1 km
    • Bool Beach
      1.6 km
    • Lighthouse
      1.6 km
    • Japanese Ship Wreck
      1.6 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-12 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until12:00

    The property

    • Number of rooms 4

    Reviews of Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.7
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities7.0
    Location7.8
    Service8.1
    Value for money8.0
    High score for Cebu
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (11)
    8-9 Excellent (8)
    7-8 Very Good (6)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (10)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (14)
    Jun - Aug (7)
    Sep - Nov (5)
    Dec - Feb (13)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Danielle from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Best place ever”

    I had an incredibly memorable stay here on Malapascua while solo travelling. The girls here managed to get all the guests to become friends straight away, by inviting us to the beach on the north side of the island- and then later on we played drinking jenga (hilarious, you have to try it) with jugs of rum and coke and went out together and kept exploring the island together over the next few days. We went to the disco and to karaoke, and they showed us all around the island. Definitely the cheapest hostel on the island, but excellently located, just next to the marker which had good, cheap food. Hostel had a stove, sink and kettle + cooking utensils & pots, and loads of cups, plates and cutlery so easy to make/heat your own food too. Such a good place, I would come back to Malapascua just to visit this hostel again and see my friends! Nilma & Divina are hilarious, and the absolute best hosts! Cheers guys!

    Reviewed April 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dominick from Morocco
    Solo traveler
    Private room for 2 Persons
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    Its was a nice place, whit small room on bamboo, or dormotory, but all its very clean, and the hotes, are very friendly, and they put us very confortable, for everything. For backpackers or in couple whit the small house/room, its very nice, i recommand. Tks

    Reviewed December 08, 2018

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    6.4
    Good
    Miller from United States
    Solo traveler
    Private room for 2 Persons
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Ok overpriced island”

    Noisy, dirty bathroom, no toilet paper when you really need it. Instead of cleaning the one and only bathroom and keepung it sticked with paper staff is on cell phones doing whatever.power went out, no water for shower or toilet half a day.not acceptable.i guess on an overpriced island like malapascua its ok, but id spend a little more and get something else.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Emily from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Private room for 2 Persons
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Clean and affordable”

    For backpackers that searching for low price accomdation,quite place,but need to walk going to beach, food is not available on the place,but you can cook, have free water and coffee. Need a little improvement as i noticed the door in restroom in shower room is ruined..

    Reviewed August 30, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Agnieszka from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Perfect place to stay, very clean ”

    I booked for 2 nights and then extended it for another 3. The first night I had whole dorm to myself :) The dorm is spacious, has bathroom attached with hot shower. Lockers in the room, you just need your own padlock. WiFi works very well. Common area very nice, there are even hammocks. The girl from the reception, Nilma, is very friendly and helpful. She will assist you with anything you need. She even helped me to get some books from another place, when I wanted to read :) She takes care of the place so it's very clean and tidy. I will definitely recommend this place for travellers!!

    Reviewed July 08, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Nice stay but broken aircon leading to unfortunate event”

    I had such a nice stay at the hostel. Warm shower & good WiFi but unfortunately the aircon wasn’t working and it was too hot to sleep without the door open. My dorm had become comfortable with the island & each other. The hostel had provided lockers ... but no locks. Just some advice ... don’t become comfortable and keep your things in lockers & lock the doors. The incident that happened I felt wasn’t dealt with very well, I had messaged for information but I didn’t receive a reply on the last one. These things happen, it was such a shame that it did

    Reviewed April 09, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Fran from Chile
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    New hostel very clean and quiet”

    Due is a New hostel they are still constucting some rooms or improving the kitchen. So maybe you won't be a le to use the kitchen or the common bathroom (in case of the bungalows). I stayed in a bunk bed. The room was very pretty. The toilet has a separated shower which was good. And cleaner than Other hostel I stayed the first night (romántic place, very dirty and disgusting toilet). Its going to be very beautifull when completely finished.

    Reviewed January 19, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent
    ELDEE from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Excellent”

    The airconditioning unit wasn't working. During my stay, though it's clearly understandable on how understaffed they were, there were cases of theft in the room where I stayed alongside other guests. But the value for money is really a good catch still because they had everything in their mini kitchen. The staff were courteously great and warm.

    Reviewed January 05, 2020

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    3.6
    Chong from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Not worth for what you pay. ”

    it's on one ceiling fan & 1 standing in the dorm room. the bed was not nicely clean it after check out by other traveler. That's still plenty of nice backpacker hub in Malapascua within this price range. Hence, I wouldn't recognize this hostel.

    Reviewed May 11, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Raphaele from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Excellent place”

    This place was so nice to stay in. It's very new so extremely functional and clean facilities, but not very social. Actually there was only one other guest there at the same time as me. I really do recommend this place though as the host is very welcoming and kind, and the place is just in great condition. There's a common area outside too with hammocks. The place has great potential, just needs more guests ;)

    Reviewed July 27, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Carly from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

    Comfortable spacious aircon dorm”

    Nice big room with good aircon and bathroom inside. Handy location near the market and not too far from Bounty Beach. Staff very friendly. Basic kitchen available.

    Reviewed November 26, 2019

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    6.4
    Good
    nicol from Italy
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    No communication”

    I didn't end up staying at this guesthouse cause I didn't make it to the island in that night, however, when I tried to contact the guesthouse to see if anything could be done about it it was impossible to reach them. I'd recommend updating the phone number or something..

    Reviewed May 07, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Angela from Philippines
    Couple
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

    Homey but needs more care”

    Place was homey. I felt comfortable. Common area was laid back and chill to hang out. The shared room bathroom door's lock is damaged. Bed too shaky. Better to add curtains in low bunk beds to give a bit of privacy 😁

    Reviewed June 09, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Carlos from Norway
    Couple
    Private room for 2 Persons
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Cosy place”

    Very helpful and friendly staff.

    Reviewed December 30, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dominick from Morocco
    Solo traveler
    Private room for 2 Persons
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    They are very friendly, they want to be sure you are ok for all, they tried to make the better service we need. So i recommand for backpakers, its very quiet. Tks

    Reviewed December 08, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent
    RENEL from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Solid Budget pick”

    Good strong AC, Clean place to crash. Strong Wifi and fast enough internet. Kinda hard to find, but would totally recommend to people on a budget. Beds were sturdy and comfortable

    Reviewed November 23, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Clare from Canada
    Couple
    Private room for 2 Persons
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

    Nice vibe”

    Our hut was very clean and mattress and mosquito net seemed brand new. Great pillows!

    Reviewed March 24, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Daisy from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

    Good for Backpackers”

    It’s an Air-conditioned hostel with basic amenities, you can use their kitchen too. Overall very good sya sakin

    Reviewed November 22, 2019

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    6.8
    Good
    Kynnah from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Great for budget traveller”

    Near market. Water went out during my stay.

    Reviewed June 28, 2019

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    4.8
    Miller from United States
    Solo traveler
    Private room for 2 Persons
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Not so geeat”

    Noisy, dirty toilets. Staff disappears.nice enough.just not as good as reviews, or even close.granted ,cheap for this overpriced island.

    Reviewed February 22, 2019

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