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Where to Stay in Batanes Depending on Budget

Do you have a budget in mind, but don’t know where to stay in Batanes? From hotels, lodges to homestays, we’ve compiled reasonably priced accommodations that suits your budget. *Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

Choose below which type of spender you are to go straight to the section of our post. Please note that the prices indicated below are per person per night unless stated otherwise. Also, you may also want to check where we stayed in Batanes during our visit.

Batanes Types of Spenders

 


SUPER SAVER 

Marfel’s Lodge

Marfel's Lodge

Image taken from Trip Advisor.

 

Price Range (per person) : PhP 350 to PhP 600
                         (per room)  : PhP 700 to PhP 1,800

Amenities:

      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Living room with television
      • Separate toilets for males and females
      • Use of common kitchen and utensils
      • Refillable drinking water
      • In-house Honesty Shop (“grocery store”)
      • Laundry area equipped with a washing and drying machine
      • Complimentary airport pick-up

What makes it special?

This accommodation is just walking distance from the airport and town center. And although it only offers basic amenities, guests experience true Ivatan hospitality and even receive great lengths of assistance from its staff which makes it truly special. It is also currently a popular place for solo travelers, backpackers, and budget travelers.

 


MODERATE SPENDER 

Villa Hontomin

Villa Hontomin, Batanes

Image taken here.

 

Price Range (per person) : PhP 1,000 to PhP 2, 800 (USD 21.69 to USD 60.74)
                         (per room)  :

Villa Hontomin Prices

Amenities:

      • Air-conditioning
      • Television
      • Private toilet and bath
      • Hot and cold water
      • Free Wi-Fi on the lobby

What makes it special?

Each minimalist room has a balcony that offers a majestic view of the West Philippine Sea which comes with the sound of waves the entire time. With the beach just a short walk away, this place is perfect for cooling off the summer heat. We heard this is a good place also for watching the sunset, for plane watching, and for a good view of Basco light house.

Villa Hontomin Room

Image taken here.

 


BIG SPENDER

Fundacion Pacita Batanes Lodge

Fundacion Pasita

Price Range (per person) : PhP 3, 607. 50 to PhP 6, 435 / USD 78.11 to USD 139.33
                         (per room)  : PhP 11, 700 to PhP 21, 685 / USD 253.33 to USD 469.52

Amenities:

      • Air-conditioning
      • Private toilet and bath
      • Hot and cold water

What makes it special?

Set a top a hill, each room has a stunning view of the vast sky with either the Pacific Ocean, the West Philippine Sea or Batanes’ famous Vayang rolling hills. The accommodation itself was Ivatan inspired through the use of with its organic interior design and decors by Filipino artists as well as up-and-coming young Ivatan talents. Without television and Wi-Fi, this place is perfect for those who want escape city life.

View from Fundacion Pacita

This is one of the views from Fundacion Pacita.

 


FAMILY/BARKADA BATANES ACCOMMODATION: DAVOCOL HOMESTAY

Davocol Homestay

For our visit in Batanes, I left my mom in charge of our accommodation because she has a friend who can recommend to us an affordable place. Her friend suggested that we stay in a homestay because of the following:

      • we get to save money which we can use on other things;
      • we have exclusivity on the place and privacy;
      • we can cook if we want to since it has a kitchen; and
      • we’ll feel at home.

We were sold on the idea so we accepted her suggestion which is Davocol Homestay.

Davocol is good for 5 to 10 pax and costs at a fixed price of PhP 3500 (USD 75.81) per night regardless of how many people stay in it. They have two bedrooms which you can see in the photos below.

Davocol Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1 has king size bed which can fit up to 4 people.

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Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed and a double decker where 2 people can sleep in the lower bed.

 

What we liked:

  • The place is cozy. And because of the furniture and our exclusivity of the place, it feels home away from home.
  • They provide towels, soap, and drinking water.
  • Although they don’t have a built in heater in the shower, they have a water heater which is used for heating a pail/ bucket of water.
  • The wife of the owner, Ms. Lilibeth T. Davocol or more known as “Ms. Beth,” is very hands-on. She attends to our needs whenever she is around and she suggests ways for us to save money on tour.
  • We get to eat outside and enjoy the Batanes weather more.
  • We only spent PhP 700 per person per night for the accommodation.
  • Their catered food are delicious. We really enjoyed it!

 

What we they need to improve:

  • Towels should be made thicker.
  • Since they don’t have a menu for their catered food, they should do the following: (a) Disclose the food prices from the start, so a guest can assess if their food is within his budget. (b) Ask their customer what foods are prohibited in their diet. They might end up killing someone if they don’t know what their allergies are.(c) Adjust their food servings and food prices according to the appetite of their guests. (*They cooked a lot of food and we don’t know what happens to the leftover food. We think we are being charged the food they will be eating also).
  • Specify if airport pick-up is complimentary or not.

 

Tips (if you’re interested in staying here too):

  • It is advisable to stay here if you are a group of 5 or more.
  • You can save on tour by just hiring their van with driver and your choice of tour guide in advance.
  • Do not get swayed by the owner’s sweet talk on their food. Make sure to finalize the prices first before availing of their catered food.

 

Check out where to grab some food in Batanes here.

 

If you have all the money in the world, where will you stay in Batanes?

29 Responses to “Where to Stay in Batanes Depending on Budget”

  1. I love Batanes and been dreaming to reach that place. Hopefully when my son turned one and I can temporarily leave him with my mom, this dream will pish through.

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  2. I like the third one, Fundacion Pacita Batanes Lodge because of the location. I guess this is because when I travel with the intent to have a vacation, I don’t skip around so much preferring to stay at least 2 nights in one location, minimum. I could imagine myself staying in this lodge for one whole afternoon chilling with a nice view like that.

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  3. I’ve been to Batanes and we stayed at Batanes Seaside. It is affordable and I also highly recommend it. If ever I’ll have the chance to go back again in Batanes, I would like to try Fundacion Pacita. 🙂

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  4. What an awesome list of places to stay in. Batanes is a lovely place. Glad that people have different accommodations to choose from. Still a no to big hotels that are planning to set up shop there though. Thanks for sharing! 😉

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  5. You got me at ‘depending on budget’ haha Of course, I’d go for the supersaver but, thanks for this list, I have options depending on my future budget. How I wish I can fly to Batanes in a wink of an eye 😛

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  6. Never been to Batanes but I’ll be saving this post for future reference! Thanks for sharing. ☺

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  7. Fundacion Pacita is like my dream accommodation in Batanes, but because I am a budget traveler I’d probably end up at Marfel’s Lodge, not that I think it’s bad. I’m really not that picky as long as the place is clean and decent, I’m good.

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  8. Georgia

    This is the first I’ve seen and read of Batanes but now I’m intrigued! It’s looks lovely especially Fundacion Pacita Batanes Lodge the view looks spectacular and who would need wifi when you can escape there! Beautiful! If I’m ever in Batanes I will certainly be checking that out!

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  9. I’ve read a lot about travelling nowadays. I think it means I need go out and wander! Haha. I love staycations so the accomadation is very important for me. Fundacion Pacita looks lovely! I’d like to go visit now and escape from this horrifying reality. Hahaha

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  10. Im a moderate spender so i might choose villa hontomin for our trip to Batanes.. Fundacion is a dream place though because of its view.. I really wish to visit Batanes soon!

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  11. Great to kmow there are so many options to choose from! I always thought there was only one hotel/lodge to stay in while in Batanes (I read that also on a blog) but if it were my family going i would choose Davocol as we dont really splurge on expensive hotels hehe 🙂

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  12. Batanes has always been a dream. I really want to go but airfares are expensive. Good to know that there are budget accommodations available so at least it makes it more possible for me to go.

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  13. I have not been to Batanes, but I have a friend who just recently went there. This post is very helpful, especially for those who are really working on a budget. I hope I can visit this some day 🙂

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  14. I love that you gave us plenty of options to choose, depending on the budget. I am personally saving for my trip to Batanes as well. The flights are horrendously expensive, but daily expenses seem very affordable when you get there.

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  15. All of them are so fascinating. I am definitely going to visit Batanes, such a beautiful place and the accommodation is best.

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  16. This is a very helpful list for those who will go to Batanes. I like it that you categorized it on this manner. Will take note of this post if visit the place.

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  17. I never knew that they have such nice hotels! But if I will go there, I am fine with the lodge as long as its clean. AFter all, I will not be staying much in my room, as I will explore Batanes! This place is in my bucket list. 😀

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  18. I have never been to Batanes, but it does look very beautiful there. No matter where you travel to, the type of accommodations you can stay at will depend on your budget.

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  19. My friends and I have been eyeing Batanes for how many years already. Will definitely take note of your suggestions. Thanks!

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  20. I think I’m ready to visit Batanes next year. Crossed fingers. Thanks for giving us idea on where to stay. I’m good with super savers its affordable:) but fundacion pacita looks soooo awesome. If I have extra budget I would love to go here 🙂

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  21. I guess I’m fine with Villa Hontomin. The price is still cheap compared to the hotels in Manila. Thank you for the info! Hope to visit Batanes in the future 🙂

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  22. Ooh! Batanes is in my Philippine bucket list, thanks for sharing! Fundacion Pacita Batanes lounge sounds pretty tempting. I would love to stay there when I visit. 🙂 I’m thinking of either going with just my husband or organising an entire group to come along. Is Batanes more of a couple place? Or would we enjoy it better if we’re with a big group? 🙂

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    • Either for couples or big groups, it’s a great place to enjoy it with the special people in our lives. If you’re planning to stay in Fundacion Pacita, it’s better if it’s just you and your husband. However, if money is not an issue, it’s fun to go there with a big group since you’ll be able to have your own exclusive tour. I hope this helps 🙂

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  23. This is a great post. I love how you have given a few options and identified some really great places to stay. i have been talking about going to the Phillipines for a long time now and I think i am getting closer and closer to booking a flight!

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  24. If I’m travelling alone, I will settle for Marfel. If w/ family, I will go for Davocol. If sponsored I will go for the other two, haha!

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  25. They all seem to have something good. If it’s the view on the hill or the view from the balcony. Even the beach close by. Or as well the city close by. I think all of the budget hotels have something special that makes it good to stay in.

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  26. I’ve been looking for such reviews most especially when it comes to visiting a new place. I never been to Batanes too but if ever I’ll be visiting it soon, I know now where to stay then.

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  27. Batanes is simple breath-taking now who would have thought that you need not to shell out too much to have that bucket list dream come true. I am only now waiting for a good deal for airfare and off to go!

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