The Circle Hostel - La Union
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8.2
Excellent
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8.8
Excellent
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Excellent location
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The Circle Hostel - La Union

Urbiztondo, San Juan, San Juan, La Union, Philippines, 2514 - See map
"Great choice for cheap accommodation if you're traveling solo or as a group with friends."
Dann J. - September 10, 2018
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 98% of guests
Excellent service
8.6 rating for service
  • Breakfast [free]

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Safety deposit boxes

This property is in high demand!

Last booked 6 hours ago

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Value for money score
8.8/10
Location score
8.8/10
Service score
8.6/10
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Better than
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Better than
93
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Better than
93
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Value for money8.8
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at The Circle Hostel - La Union

Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room - Upgraded Breakfast Included
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room - Upgraded Breakfast Included
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Co-ed Dormitory
Co-ed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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What people love about The Circle Hostel - La Union

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Had a very nice vacation on this very chill place."

    Kristina

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    October 5, 2018

  • 8.4
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "hey, the staff were friendly!"

    Dale

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    November 6, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Excellent location."

    Johnniño L.

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    July 22, 2018

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7.6
Very good

"Near restaurants and a few minute walk to the beach."

Lucille A.

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April 10, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"Super ok yung lugar and accomodating mga staff."

Rinalyn

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December 25, 2018

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Agoda Reviews (234)
8.2
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Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.7
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality6.4
Service8.6
Value for money8.8
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8.4
Excellent
Florian
Solo traveler
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Best price in San Juan”

Clean toilets and showers, nice stuff, really good vibes. When all beds are booked it must be super crowded, lil uncomfy beds. Even though the community area is really nice, I wished a lil more pillows or something to sit on.

Reviewed May 04, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Philbin from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Fun and affordable”

No frills, fun and affordable hostel for long staying surfers, backpackers and budget travelers. Great location just minutes away from the beach and far enough for peace and quiet at night. Toilets and showers are decent

Reviewed April 04, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Janry from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Great experience!”

Been here for the second time with a different group of friends. Staff are always nice and welcoming. Great immersion for local culture especially if travelling alone. - bang for the buck, Circle provides great atmosphere for accommodation and chill travel. Will definitely go back again... and again!

Reviewed March 05, 2019
6.8
Good
Edsel from Philippines
Solo traveler
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

So so”

I ended up booking another place. The staff did not even bother contacting me after I checked in. I used to stay here before la union got crowded and hyped. I guess it want their fault. But this is not a cool place to stay anymore.

Reviewed May 20, 2019
6.8
Good
E.L. from Philippines
Solo traveler
Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Not a fancy place”

but will suit most people's needs for a place to sleep amongst great people. The hammock was tiny, and I couldn't really move or sleep. There was live music from one of the bars nearby, also hindering my sleep. But chilling the next day in the common area made up for it. I wouldn't have wanted to spend another night in a hammock though...

Reviewed May 07, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Rinalyn from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Exceptional”

Super ok yung lugar and accomodating mga staff. Pmnta kami ng 3 lang kami pero naging 20 kami during our stay dahil halos lahat ng naka check in naging kaibigan namin until today and sa sobrang saya ng 2 days stay namin pinaghandaan kami ng staff ng Dinner for free. Thank you, Circle C hostel especially to Chef Jeff and kuya Tano. God bless

Reviewed December 25, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Deike from Germany
Solo traveler
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Excellent”

The Circle Hostel is a really nice place that was created with a lot of love. I met many wonderful people there. I especially liked the eco-consious aspects like the eco brics and the bamboo straws. The beach is five minutes walking distance and there a planty of nice restaurants and eateries around. Don ´t expect a perfectly clean space though and the mosquito nets should be fixed. But all in all I really had a perfect stay!

Reviewed February 06, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Jinky from Philippines
Solo traveler
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

THE BEST EXPERIENCE”

I stayed in different circle hostels before (Zambales and Baler) but circle hostel in La Union is the best for me!!! Can't put it into words. SUPERB!!!

Reviewed June 26, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Chrysler from Philippines
Solo traveler
Co - Ed Dormitory (Per Bed)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

circle hostel la union”

All I can say is the place were very ideal it's not boring at all unlike the common type of accommodation, for budget conscious who wants to experience other type of accommodation try circle hostel la union....

Reviewed February 21, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Eva from Philippines
Solo traveler
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Exceptional”

The beds and sheets were clean. The staff were very friendly. They'd even let you stay at the common area after your check-out time. Only problem was the mosquitoes - the place has a lot of them. But this is really the case in LU especially at night, so make sure to use the mosquito net provided and bring insect repellent lotion.

Reviewed January 08, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Noe from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Backpacker's Place”

Place was a good choice for backpackers. You get to mingle with other guests in the common area. Water supply during our stay got interrupted so we had to pump a few pails when taking a bath. Location is close to the restaurants. They got a Clean-As-You-Go policy which is a good thing.

Reviewed May 09, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Zhen from Philippines
Solo traveler
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Very good”

I really enjoyed staying here bec it is affordable and the staff were friendly. One thing I didnt like was some sand like stuff coming on top of the bed bunks and they are falling off on my bed which is kind of annoying. I have to cover it up to make sure it will not fall on top of me

Reviewed November 22, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Dale from Philippines
Solo traveler
Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Unfortunate Time”

I would have given the hostel a higher rating if not for the current issue at my time of visit. Their water system was down then so we had to get from the well. Given that this was an unprevented event, this will not stop me from booking here again next time I visit La Union. And hey, the staff were friendly!

Reviewed November 06, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Michael from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Budget Traveler's Social Club”

This budget hostel is set up to meet people. Very chill vibe. You can bring your own drinks and you can also buy beer at the counter for 50 pesos each. It got a little hot the night we stayed which is completely out of the hostels control. All in all, my group of friends and I had a BLAST! Well Worth It

Reviewed October 15, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Edlyn
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room - Upgraded Breakfast Included
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Their tagline is so legit (there are no stranger's here, only friends you haven't met)”

Staying in this hostel is one of the best experiences in my life. This was my first solo trip and I'm glad that I decided to stay here. This is the perfect place for you if you are a spontaneous back packer who wish to meet people and make friends. Staff are all friendly and definitely, won't let you leave the place without meeting new friends. This hostel made me feel like having a home away from home. I'll definitely go back and will stay here longer next time.

Reviewed October 15, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Kristina from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Very Chill Place”

Had a very nice vacation on this very chill place. The staff are very accomodating and friendly. They have contacts to a surf school so you can book a session upon check-in. Try their food! It's awesome and affordable! Will surely return here! 😊

Reviewed October 05, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Dann from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

You get what you pay for”

Great choice for cheap accommodation if you're traveling solo or as a group with friends. Location: it's near the end of a backroad from the main highway, with limited space for parking. If you're bringing a car, probably best to park along the highway and walk the rest of the way to the hostel. To get to the beach, you just have to cross the highway. We stayed in the co-ed dorm overnight: not a lot of people checked in so our experience was pretty pleasant, but I can imagine how it can be a bit difficult to manage when the place is fully booked. Beds can go up to the third bunk and you're expected to set your bed yourself (beddings, mosquito net, etc.). Some beds aren't within range of the ceiling fans so make sure to request for one that is. Wifi is okay, and there's a common area with sockets if you're in the mood to chill. Breakfast is free-for-all: a generous tub of pandesal, a jar of peanut butter, and some bananas. Overall, money well spent if you're on a tight budget.

Reviewed September 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Isabel from Philippines
Solo traveler
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great!”

Accommodating staff and it was a great place to stay for solo travelers.

Reviewed March 26, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Christian from Philippines
Group
Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

My go to place when I come to LU. Amazing vibe great food and the best staff!”

Cute staff ❤️

Reviewed June 10, 2019
7.6
Very good
Kamil from Philippines
Group
Co-ed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Okay for a budget hotel”

I got awe-struck with the 3 decked beds in the dormitory. Otherwise, it was a very chill place where you could hang with your group. When we went there, a couple of bathrooms were out of order.

Reviewed March 29, 2019
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