Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge

Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge

0029 J. Borja Street, Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines, 6300
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    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge Reviews

    9.2
    Exceptional
    /10
    (28 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "I heartily recommend you this place!"

    Krastan

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    December 9, 2018

    9.8
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge

    • 650 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Location
    9.4
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    Exceptional location
    Value for money9.4
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
    Distance to airport12.3 km

    Rooms available at Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge

    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Air Con Room 1
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Air Con Room 1
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in  4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Fan Room 1
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Fan Room 1
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Solo Room
    Solo Room
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 semi double bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Air Con  Room 2
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Air Con Room 2
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Fan Room 2
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Fan Room 2
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "I enjoyed my 3 nights here!"

      Celine

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      November 13, 2018

    • 6.4
      Good

      "It's located near to Tagbilaran port and city centre."

      Sean

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      November 10, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The house is a old heritage house with a lot of history that the owner will gladly tell you about."

      Lutz

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      October 14, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "To the staff: Thank you for your kindness and welcomeness;"

    Christopher

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    November 27, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The owner is also very kind and always try to chat with all..."

    Christopher

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    November 27, 2018

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    Reviews of Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (28)Booking.com Reviews (262)
    9.2
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.4
    Location9.4
    Service9.8
    Value for money9.4
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Krastan from Bulgaria
    Solo traveler
    Solo Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great heritage house in the heart of Tagbilaran”

    I kept extending my stay so I now I need to write so many reviews... Come visit and see why - very old picturesque house with a rich history spanning almost a century, amazingly friendly owner and staff, good location - close to the pier and so many shops/restaurants, nice garden to hang out with some friends. Gloria and her staff felt like family and were more than glad to help with anything! I heartily recommend you this place!

    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Krastan from Bulgaria
    Group
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Hidden secret of Tagbilaran”

    I stayed here several times, as solo traveler or with a group, nice place, great people (both owner/staff and the guests), good location close to the pier, beautiful old house with interesting history. Outside there is a BBQ in the evenings. Came for one night, stayed for 5 which says a lot about how I felt about the place - it is truly a home away from home!

    Reviewed December 09, 2018

    Again thank you, you are most welcome to stay here again. Believe me I don't give that invitation to all the guest, if you know what I mean, hahaha. Stay well.

    Responded January 07, 2019
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Krastan from Bulgaria
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great place to stay in Tagbilaran”

    The Oasis Balili is an almost 100 years old heritage house, so you should keep in mind that it does not and is not supposed to be a 5 star hotel when it comes to facilities. Nice wooden house with a charming owner, very friendly staff, cute little porch, spacious garden (where you can invite outside friends!) it is a hidden little gem in otherwise bleak Tagbilaran. The dorms are quite basic, but again this is a historical site, not the Ritz. One of the fastest internet connections in town. Oasis does not offer tours and scooters per se, but can get you in touch with operators from the town.There are mosquito nets on the beds and the staff is lighting anti-mosquito sticks every night. Some minor downsides - the showers seem to run out of water every day, there are no lockers in the rooms (there are some on the ground floor I think). The doors of the dorms cannot be locked, but there is always a person at Reception so I felt that security was quite OK. I came for 1 night, stayed 5 :)

    Reviewed December 09, 2018

    Thank you Krastan for your kind comments, we appreciate it. You forgot to mention that at night we have an armed security guard roving our grounds to assist everyone if needed. If this is not making you safe, I don't know what is. Dorm rooms should not be locked since it is shared by others not a private room for one person. We do have a solo private room and this has a lock. There are lockers provided for every person in the room, maybe you missed this? All other issues which are a little out of our control like water, we are trying to address. Take care and hope to see you again.

    Responded January 07, 2019
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Christopher from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    The Best Experience in Bohol”

    One of the Best Hostal where I've been in my entire life. The old house is beautiful and the staff is always smiling/helping for whatever you need. The owner is also very kind and always try to chat with all the Guest. It was more than staying in a hostal, it was living a very nice experience. To the staff: Thank you for your kindness and welcomeness; do not change nothing ;)

    Reviewed November 27, 2018

    Thank you Christopher for appreciating us. Guest like you makes us want to do more. I will say this with all honesty, you are always welcome to come back, stay well and take care.

    Responded January 07, 2019
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Celine from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Exceptional”

    I showed up feeling sick, and Gloria and her staff helped me feel at home. A genuine host who wants nothing but happiness put upon her guests. I enjoyed my 3 nights here! Surroundings are a little loud with church services and roosters, but the hostel itself is wonderful. There's no hot water, but it's the Philippines! Hot water isn't necessary. When I come back to Bohol, Gloria, I'm coming for you.

    Reviewed November 13, 2018

    Celine come back anytime, it was our pleasure taking care of you and making your stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you for staying with us, hope to see you again soon, take care.

    Responded January 07, 2019
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    6.4
    Good
    Sean from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Air Con Room 1
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Decent stay at Tagbilaran”

    It's located near to Tagbilaran port and city centre. Glad to receive assistance from a very helpful staff (Charice). Good job to you!

    Reviewed November 10, 2018

    Thank you for your stay with us. But really with all our efforts and graciousness plus the ambiance of our Heritage house, don't you think we deserve a better score? Most of our guest appreciated us, maybe your standards for a Hostel with a very affordable price like us is unrealistic.

    Responded January 07, 2019
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Lutz from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Exceptional”

    The house is a old heritage house with a lot of history that the owner will gladly tell you about. In front of the house is BBQ every day with beer and karaoke.

    Reviewed October 14, 2018

    Thank you for your stay with us and the pleasure of having you. We hope you will come back someday and spend more time with us. Take care.

    Responded October 17, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    8.4
    Excellent
    Oliver from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Must stay ”

    It’s been said before but beautiful old house and lovely garden - though it’s also it’s curse as showers have spiders, old floorboards creak in the door and sound travels easily from the front entrance through to the dorms. Ask to sleep furthest away from entrance

    Reviewed June 09, 2018

    Sorry about the floors creaking but that is what old houses are all about. If you reach to be almost a hundred you would be creaking too. But one thing thought this house gives you the most warm feeling that you would feel it welcoming you. Thank you for the pleasure of having you and being in our heritage house. Take care.

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ronna from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Air Con Room 2
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Excellent”

    Ordered a breakfast yet they were not able cook and serve it on the agreed time which is 5:30 am.

    Reviewed May 22, 2018

    Sorry about the breakfast, maybe we should inform guest that we start serving breakfast by 6AM, this way you can find other alternatives. Thank you for staying with us.

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alena from Russia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory Fan Room 1
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Amazing hostel”

    I was enjoying there - facilities are clean and kept in good condition; hostel is not far from Tagbilaran ferry port and bus terminals to Panglao. Staff and owners are very welcoming and caring. And it was quiet at night, which I really appreciated after long journey :) It is located in old and beautiful building, that has a special charm.

    Reviewed April 24, 2018

    Thank you for your stay with us and your appreciation of our hostel. We hope to see you again. Take care

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mark from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Heart and History in One Place”

    I attended a wedding in Bohol and wanted to get inexpensive lodging, so my expectations hadn't been high. But I could say that Oasis Balili Heritage is the best place to book in Tagbilaran, a true gem. You get to live in an old house with a lot of history, and get treated like family by the staff and the house's fabulous owners--Ray Katz and Gloria Balili, a couple who will go the extra mile, sharing their personal contacts and recommendations to the uninitiated. They really look after their guests like their own children. Don't be fooled by their easygoing, laid-back manner--these are folks who belong to the society pages, but are just too humble to be showy about it! Do take the time to have a nice sit with them and hear some beautiful stories over coffee during your downtime. Ahh, the house; it's a glance into the old world. It was built as some sort of chalet for a colonial governor, and well, just come see it for yourself. At around 8USD a night, it's a steal.

    Reviewed March 20, 2018

    Hi Mark, I could not thank you enough for your apprefciation of our efforts and our hostel. I think you are giving us the best gift in return, getting the chance to know you and be with you and hear your stories. Again thank you and hope to see you again in the near future.

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lucas from United States
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Fan Room 2
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    My home away from home! ”

    This place is incredible! It's the best place I've stayed during my entire 2 months of traveling so far. It's a beautiful, historic house with a rich history. The owners, Ray and Gloria are so friendly and caring, they really make it feel like a home away from home. If you're looking for a place to stay in Bohol, this is your place. Not to mention, they've got the best showers of any hostel in Asia. Extra bonus is that it's walking distance from the port so you can skip that overpriced taxi ride when you get off the boat.

    Reviewed March 16, 2018

    Hi Lucas, sorry it took us a long time to respond but everytime I tell a story about an American that stayed here Ray would add," that would be Lucas". Hope alls well with you and we certainly hope that you will pass by this side of the world again and stay with us. Thank you for the chance of having you, take care and stay well.

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Clementine from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    excellent”

    Très belle maison vieille de presque un siècle située à quelques minutes du port, très bien entretenue. plusieurs dortoirs avec ou sans clim, literie confortable, excellent wifi, repas possible. les propriétaires sont sympathiques et adorent partager l'histoire de cette maison. Tout est propre, serviette de bain fournie, les employés sont au petits soins. pas d'eau chaude, mais ce n'est pas grave vu la chaleur qu'il fait aux Philippines.

    Reviewed June 03, 2018

    Thank you so much for your kind appreciation of our heritage hostel. It was a real pleasure having you with us. Take care.

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    7.6
    Very good
    Annelies from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Solo Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Hähnegeschrei ab 4 Uhr morgens”

    Alle sind freundlich und bemüht. Hatte ein Privatzimmer wo die Matratze mit Plastik umwickelt war. Personal wurde angewiesen, morgens bei Abwesenheit in den Raum zu gehen und die AC auszuschalten.

    Reviewed December 16, 2018

    Plastic covering for the mattress was for sanitary reasons. But when you complained, we took it off, so why make it an issue. This is the Philippines, roosters are part of our environment, this is beyond our control. Maybe start thinking about our environment and how we could help conserve energy, when you don't need something such as aircondition machines running when you are out the whole day, shut it off. Save our planet from too much pollution. There must be something nice about our Hostel that you failed to point out, otherwise why did you extend your stay with us 3 more nights. We wish you well and thank you.

    Responded January 07, 2019
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marina from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Air Con Room 2
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Wohnen mit charm”

    Einfach perfekt! Man fühlt sich direkt willkommen! Die Besitzer und das Personal begrüßen einen jedes Mal so herzlich als würde man sich seit Jahren kennen. Die Zimmer entsprechen der Beschreibung und man kann sich hier wirklich wohl fühlen. Dadurch dass es sich um ein sehr altes Haus handelt, ist es sehr hellhörig. Auf jeden Fall ist es einen Besuch wert! Ich würde immer wieder hier her kommen!

    Reviewed April 18, 2018

    It was a real pleasure having you with us. Thank you for appreciating our hostel and its history. We hope to see ouagain soon. Take care

    Responded October 08, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    7.6
    Very good
    KUAN
    Solo traveler
    Solo Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    我入住時剛好碰上聖誕夜,幸運地享用屋主熱情準備烤乳豬大餐,與其家人和員工一同玩遊戲跳舞,深深感受當地過節氣氛,留下美好回憶。”

    謝謝屋主熱情招待,讓我度過美好歡樂聖誕夜。

    Reviewed December 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    jing from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Exceptional”

    我在这里住了四晚,大家都非常好,老板是一个阿姨非常热情,我打车回去的时候司机收费贵了还帮我砍价,最后一晚还帮我们联系看萤火虫的地方,周边很方便里巴士站和机场都不远,听说房子是1926年建造的,我个人很喜欢这种复古的房子,下次再去还会到这里,非常感谢!

    Reviewed October 16, 2018

    It was a real pleasure having you with us. As a guest you were one of the best. We hope to see you again and be back with us. Thank you for your kind comments, take care.

    Responded October 17, 2018
    Oasis Balili Heritage Lodge
    10.0
    Exceptional
    he from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Excellent! ”

    Good location, comfortable bed and lovely garden, very friendly staff, help me to solve my problems during the stay, offer nice breakfast every morning, give me good advice for traveling, owner is a great aunt, I like her, and she invited me to sing a song in the garden, everything is so amazing, I will back!

    Reviewed September 04, 2018

    We thank you for your stay, it is guest like you that encourages us to do better. We hope to see you again and bring everybody.

    Responded October 08, 2018
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