Boracay is home to a rather large selection of hotels and resorts, from the extremely budget friendly to the luxurious, from beachfront to in-town, you’ll find it all. This makes for a great assortment of choices, allowing every traveler to find the best suited hotel for the duration of their island stay. Those seeking a wallet friendly stay that still offers quality rooms, service and food options, won’t be disappointed as even the lowest price bracket offers a chance to enjoy comfort, relaxation and great amenities.
Contrary to popular belief within the resort world, budget minded doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing, and it doesn’t always go hand in hand with low class or low quality. Though that isn’t to say that some hotels around the island aren’t the best they can be, most are of good quality. Some, such as the resorts listed below, are friendly, professional, offer great amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
Finding the best cheap Boracay hotels
With a solid number of affordable and budget friendly hotels and resorts to choose from along Boracay’s coast as well as in and around town, it can be a struggle to find an accommodation that’s clean, comfortable and well maintained. Generally, hours and hours of research is needed to narrow a list down to the top choices. In order to spare research time, we’ve complied a list of the best cheap Boracay hotels for you.
All of the hotels listed below:
- Are couple friendly
- Are close to or on the beach
- Offer good value for money
- Score high in guest reviews
Best cheap Boracay hotels
Found in the more peaceful and quieter section of White Beach in Boat Station 1, the Blue Lilly Villa Resort is a small resort with 8 rooms, each located just a few steps away from the beach. There are 2 types of rooms with each featuring a TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a mini bar and hot showers. There’s also a queen size bed and a single pull-out bed. There aren’t any restaurants or bars within the resort, however there are plenty near by. In fact, guests are stationed close to numerous attractions and activities including a plethora of dining options, D’Mall, other shops and water sports.
Some of the water activities near by are snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing. The fact that nightly rates are consistently low in both low and high seasons is very impressive as most beachfront proprieties are known to have higher rates throughout the year. Interestingly, babysitting services are available as well, making this resort great for families with young children. Reviews are strong with a number of guests detailing how great it is that the beach is a few steps away, their love for the professional staff members and how they plan to come back for a second stay.
- High season starting from: US$100 per night
- Low season starting from: US$67 per night
An interestingly designed resort featuring an ‘jungle island’ styled theme, the Cocoloco Beach Resort is another small resort with a very low nightly rate. Though the nightly rate is extremely low, each of the 6 rooms still offer basic comforts including a king size bed, a mini bar, a safety deposit box and hot showers. Some of the rooms even have a view of the ocean, helping to add to the island charm. There’s even an outside bar and restaurant to enjoy.
Along with the restaurant, the resort offers a laundry service, TV area, room service, library, BBQ facilities and a luggage storage area. The location of the resort, along with its rates helps to add to its overall attraction. With easy access to the beach and other area attractions, it’s easy to see why rooms fill up rather quickly. Others love the quirky look of the resort, its small clean rooms and friendly staff members. If you’re looking for a beachfront location with all the basic amenities at a low price, it’s hard to go wrong with the Cocoloco Beach Resort.
- High season starting from: US$64 per night
- Low season starting from: US$46 per night
Situated right in the middle of it all, the Ferra Hotel Boracay is a great choice for budget travelers who like to be a part of the action. Here there are 37 rooms in 5 different categories, including a few rooms with 2 bedrooms. No matter the category, each room features a cable TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a mini fridge and a coffee and tea making area. The rooms themselves are modernly decorated with strong, bold colors with a rustic touch. The resort also features a restaurant and a roof deck bar, great for socializing and meeting other travelers. There’s also a swimming pool, internet around the hotel, an airport transfer service and room service.
Reviews are strong with many detailing the great location with closeness to restaurants, shops and area attractions including D’Mall. They also love how even though the hotel is in a social part of town, it is just right outside of one of the busiest parts, allowing for a great compromise. The hotel staff also receives high points as does the roof top bar. It doesn’t seem to matter that this particular hotel isn’t on the beach, as the amount of great qualities and room rate easily overshadow that one minus.
- High season starting from: US$133 per night
- Low season starting from: US$65 per night
With some of the lowest rates in all of Boracay, the Ciulius Boracay Italian Resort attracts visitors from all over with a 3-star rating, small number of rooms and a nice list of resort amenities. All together there are 18 rooms available in 7 different room categories, each with free Wi-Fi, a mini refrigerator, air conditioning and the choice of hot and cold water for showers. Each of the rooms are decorated with a mix of Italian and Filipino influences, making for a very classic feel. Outside of the rooms, guests will find a restaurant with great reviews and the choice of room service, helping to put the in-room mini refrigerator to good use.
The resort also offers a selection of amenities for paying guests including a garden to enjoy, bicycles to rent and explore the area with, tours, massages, a shuttle service and a laundry service. For those who wish to sit outside of their room while browsing the internet, the resort offers Wi-Fi in all public areas. Though there are a few who feel the resort is not to their standard, most guests rave about the resort with positive comments on the friendly staff, food and rooms. There are even others who state they will gladly return for a second visit.
- High season starting from: US$69 per night
- Low season starting from: US$58 per night
Close to the beach and city center, the Hey Jude South Beach Resort is a great choice for both families and couples while offering a little bit of something for everyone. All together, the resort plays host to 21 rooms. Though you may think due to a low nightly rate that the rooms are anything other then impressive, you may be pleasantly surprised. Each room features air conditioning, a private bath, a mini refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a few extras including a safe, hair dryer and phone.
The resort also offers guests use of their spa, massage service, yoga, room service and walk up calls. Though there is a restaurant just below the rooms, the close proximity to local eateries and cafes allows guests quick and easy access to their favorite food, even if it changes every night. Though this resort is considered budget, reviews are strong suggesting that the only thing budget minded about this resort is the nightly rate as rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is also prepared to help at every turn and the location is ideal for those who don’t mind a walk into town.
- High season starting from: US$55 per night
- Low season starting from: US$50 per night
6- Mecasa Hotel
Offering some of the lowest prices in all of Boracay, the Mecasa Hotel offers 20 rooms, close proximity to the beach and a few key amenities. Each of the 20 rooms, though small, provide guests with air conditioning, a 24″ LED TV, cable channels, free Wi-Fi and both hot and cold water for showers. Decor wise, each room is decorated with soft, light colors, helping to create a nice calming space after a day of adventuring.
The hotel also offers airport transfer, a laundry service, room service, public Wi-Fi and a 24 hour front desk. Many may think that such low nightly rates would cause for less than stellar reviews, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Reviews detail guest’s high approval of both the rooms and service. Guests even cite that the fact the the hotel isn’t a beachfront location isn’t a big deal as the hotel is close to local attractions such as D’Mall and even so just a short walk to the beach. Couples who are planning a vacation stay that’s budget minded yet in a great location will find exactly what they’re looking for here.
- High season starting from: US$36 per night
- Low season starting from: US$36 per night