Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

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

"I had an incredibly memorable stay here on Malapascua while solo travelling."

Danielle - April 22, 2019

Private room for 2 Persons Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua
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Popular landmarks
Bounty Beach 440 m
Evolution Diving 530 m
Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef 1.06 km
Dakit-Dakit Island 1.06 km
Evo House Reef 1.09 km
Lighthouse 1.61 km
Japanese Ship Wreck 1.63 km
Langob Beach 1.82 km
Ka-Osting / Bantigue 1.84 km
Guimbitayan Beach 2.01 km
Nearby landmarks
Tops Lookout 109.95 km
Taoist Temple 113.46 km
Temple of Leah 115.38 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 116.8 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 116.88 km
Colon Street 117.27 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 117.49 km
Fort San Pedro 117.55 km
Magellan's Cross 117.56 km
7.8

Very good

Location rating score

260 meters to the beach
  • 260 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Fishing

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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
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
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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        Frequently asked questions

        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.

        What is the smoking policy at Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua?

        Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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        What people love about Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Common area very nice, there are even hammocks."

          Agnieszka

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          July 8, 2019

        • 8.4
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "The staff were courteously great and warm."

          ELDEE

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          January 5, 2020

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Cleanliness

          "Good strong AC, Clean place to crash."

          RENEL

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          November 23, 2019

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        18 sqm.
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        Overall rating:
        7.7
        Very good
        69 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.7
        Facilities
        7.0
        Location
        7.8
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        What travelers say they love:
        Handy location near the market and not too far from Bounty B...
        Carly from Australia
        Solo traveler
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        Seahorse Backpackers Hostel offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cebu. The property offers access to a vast array of services, including daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi in public areas, lockers.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property offers many unique recreational opportunities such as snorkeling, garden. Whatever your reason for visiting Cebu, Seahorse Backpackers Hostel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping
        3 mentions
        Beach
        1 mention
        Internet
        1 mention

        What they offer

        8.8
        Excellent
        Spaciousness

        "Nice big room with good aircon and bathroom inside."

        Carly

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        November 26, 2019

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        Reviews of Lionfish Backpackers Malapascua from real guests

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        7.7
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        10
        Cleanliness7.7
        Facilities7.0
        Location7.8
        Service8.1
        Value for money8.0
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        9+ Exceptional (12)
        8-9 Excellent (8)
        7-8 Very Good (6)
        6-7 Good (4)
        <6 Below Expectation (10)
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        Mar - May (14)
        Jun - Aug (7)
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        12
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Jan from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Budget Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        hot shower beyond awesome”

        hot shower: perfect beds: comfy room: spacious outlets: accessible wifi: super fast I paid for the bedspace for like 300, room accomodates 6 pax but since nobody booked that room that day... i had it all for myself.. 1 comment though i hope moving forward you have a safety keep box that you can lock for dormitories.. stay was still awesome though..

        Reviewed November 26, 2018
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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
        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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