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 | PhP 350 to PhP 999 (USD 7.59 to USD 21.67)
- MODERATE SPENDER | PhP 1,000 to PhP 2,800 (USD 21.69 to USD 60.74)
- BIG SPENDER | PhP 2,801 (USD 60.76) and above.
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Price Range (per person) : PhP 1,000 to PhP 2, 800 (USD 21.69 to USD 60.74)
(per room) :
- 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.
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FAMILY/BARKADA BATANES ACCOMMODATION: 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.
Bedroom 1 has king size bed which can fit up to 4 people.
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?