90 meters to the beach
Water sports (non-motorized)
|Value for money||9.0|
"Perfect for travelers/guests specially to surfers who come and go;"
September 2, 2018
"The other guests are also kind and very chill which really made the place a good vibe."
July 17, 2017
"Value for money on a nice location"
May 5, 2018
April 11, 2018
If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Baler, look no further than The Circle Hostel Baler. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Circle Hostel Baler is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include non smoking rooms, balcony/terrace, fan, kitchenette, shower, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as water sports (non-motorized). Whatever your purpose of visit, The Circle Hostel Baler is an excellent choice for your stay in Baler.
"Place is also pet friendly which sets it apart from all the..."
June 10, 2018
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.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 6-7 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 8 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
The Circle Hostel Baler
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Great value, nice feel, good location”
surf-verse feel and very modest yet homey accommodation. I f yo do not have issues with common bath (kept very clean by the way) this place is cool. It has unpretentiously nice spaces to laze about. Dont expect breakfast, they only serve banana and peanut butter sandwich with coffee and Im defintiely fine with that. And really super affordable.
Near the surfing spot”
We booked here because I find it amusing how eco friendly this hostel is. I would definitely come back here and recommend this to friends. We booked surfing lessons in this place too.
Poor Customer Service”
The place is generally ideal for those who will spend most of their time exploring the island. Total sum of our cash deposits were not returned upon checkout. The front office staff has varying statements about it which are very misleading so we just gave up. Front yard of our room was filled with smelly dog poops.
LOVE IT! ”
First timers in baler but not the last!!!!
i dont know if they have free internet, we do not asked. they didnt offer also upon check in
I love the breakfast!”
The common room is a very good place to chill. I just hope the staff would tell other customers to tone down their voices when its quiet time already. Other than that, i loved it ♥️
The location is good.
Shower with warm water, and share stories with people from all over the world ”
It's more than a place just for sleep. I met people from all over the world, Philippines, France, Englan, Switzerland and so on. We share our stories, traditions, cultures and passions. It's my first time abroad, and people there show me the right way to travele: be open for different ideas, and sharing everything you get. By the way, they get another Cicle Hostel near San Juan beach, I transfered to that one after two days because there was a storm in Baler.
Community Vibe is 🔥”
It is my second time to stay at their place, and as always it does not disappoint. You'll get what you pay for + they do have some events that you should join! They also host regular beach clean up. :)
I have stayed for 3days and 2 nighta , I regret that I extend my stay for 1 more night. 1. The staff is lack of hospitality and basic accommodation training I felt unwelcome during my stay at all. 2 . The staff special ly the 2 ladies (Im-charge)were not friendly and not smiling. 3. They didn't even bother to check my agoda booking when I extend my stay. 4. DIRTY PLACE SIMILAR JUNK SHOP 5. No place to seat and eat as they always occupy the area where we could relax,sit,unwind. 6. No Basic hospitality training for us local tourist but for foreigner the treatment is different. I won't suggest this place to any of my friends and acquaintances.
Great location for surfing”
If you want to be a walk away from the beach it's best to stay here at the Circle. It's my second time staying there and I've had a satisfactory time. It does get quite lonely especially at night time, as there as has been a change of staff albeit who only speak to each other or people they already know so if you're expecting new friends you're going to need to go out; past staff was one of the reasons we went back there but to our surprise, they've been replaced except for ate Via who's always a darling to have around. We'd give this place the highest score but all it's good for now is the hot shower and a place to sleep in.
This can be my second home. Chill place to stay and meet new people. Will definitely stay here again for a longer period. 👌
This is home / tambayan”
The number one commendable here is definitely the customer service, they will treat you as their friends and not just their guests plus the very unique style of the place. It is very colorful liberating to see, a great place to chill indeed! Good job Mokong, Ate Via and Jerick!
Definitely going back!”
Aside from loving Baler itself, I also loved this place. If you're a solo traveler, this place is highly recommendable. I'm sure you'd meet new friends cause I did and it's what makes this hostel different from others I guess. It's just 1 min away from the beach. Staff is great as well. They organize an activity on Saturday nights so everything's lit!
Cool hostel theme which fits the backpackers' taste”
It has the unique vibe that you can feel once you step in. Perfect for travelers/guests specially to surfers who come and go; who just want a laid back vacation, may it be short or a bit longer stay. The hostel people were the nicest and very accomodating. It's as if we were family. They're friendly and they showed geniune care to their guests. Bottomline- the place is great, budget-friendly and homey. Thank you for taking good care of us Circle Hostel! To the sweetest Ate Via, coolest cook Jeric and the friendly Mokong.
Booking was a breeze! It's my first time to stay in a hostel in PH so I went to the extreme and booked for a hammock accomodation. The Circle Baler didn't disappoint. I was welcomed to stay at the common area even if I arrived way earlier than check-in time. Mokong's hospitality and service was exceptional. He made sure everyone feel safe and at home and having a grand time. He generously gave us papaya when he learned it's our fave! In terms of facilities, it can get hot at the hammock area but electric fans are readily available and you can actually chill upstairs too where it is more breezy. Toilet and shower area is expectedly clean and water is always available. Kitchen area needs a little tidying with help from guests who use it (yep, you can cook and share). Overall, I'd always come back to Baler for this hostel and the waves.
value for money”
also the peanut butter breakfast is awesomest.
good location near Sabang Beach, friendly staffs and nice room.”
walking distance to beach and enjoy your surfing lesson. thanks to Mike who always assist your needs. Free hot and cold water and utensils. No WIFI, overall good!
Best if you're in a budget”
Front office is very informative regarding tourist attraction and local eateries. They have tie ups with a surf school so you're covered on that end and are always updated on the swell conditions. 3 minutes walk from the beach but 3-stars on location cos they're beside 2 bars with loud karaoke singing til 3am. Other than that this place is perfect for what they charge. Place is also pet friendly which sets it apart from all the other accommodation in the area.
Friendliest Hostel in Town”
The Circle Hostel in Baler is a great place to stay for backpackers, especially for those looking for a place to crash while on a surf trip. It's just a few steps away from the Sabang Beach break so it's very convenient especially for that early morning surf session. The place has a very chill vibe and prides itself for its sustainable efforts (including plastic bottle recycling). There's a good selection of accommodations from hammocks, shared rooms, and the usual bedroom for those who want more privacy. Food can use some variety but there are nearby places to eat so it isn't much of an inconvenience. It's great for solo travelers because the staff and the people who regularly stay here are very friendly. Expect non-stop drinking every night and new friends on your stay!