Where to stay in Boracay?

I stayed in a private room at the Jeepney Hostel and Kite Resort while my friends booked out a 4-bed dorm room at the Mad Monkey Hostel just down the street.  It was ok, but I don’t think I’d stay there again.

The hostel is located on the East side of the middle island in Station 2.  It’s about a 10 minute walk from the center of the beach party zone which is on the West side of the island.

It’s a hostel so I wasn’t expecting anything fancy, but I was a little bummed to find my room was practically inside the upstairs bar.  It didn’t end up being an issue while I was staying there, but I could see it being a problem in some situations.

I did a load a laundry through them and it cost 45 pesos for 1 kg (Oct 2016).

Here’s what the room looked like after some vegan slept in it:

Private room Jeepney Hostel Boracay
Private room at Jeepney Hostel in Boracay

Not much to report on the bathroom.  The water pressure was decent and there was hot water.

jeepney hostel bathroom boracay
The bathroom was fine

Where to stay in Iloilo City?

I stayed at the Go Hotels Iloilo which is attached to a Robinson’s mall and has a Starbucks right next door.

I actually chose this place because it was close to the mall and according to Google, there was a vegetarian food stall in the food court.  I couldn’t find it so dinner ended up being beer and nuts.  Tough times.

As for the hotel, it was clean and comfortable enough.  Nothing fancy, but the location is great so I’d stay here again.  I paid $28 in Oct, 2016.

Since it’s connected to the mall, there is a supermarket within a 2 minute walk as well as a food court, various shops.  There is also a convenience store about 50 metres from the hotel entrance.