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Flying Fish Hostel ~ Dumaguete

the flying fish hostel

Probably the nicest looking hostel I’ve visited so far, the Flying Fish Boutique hostel is a popular place to consider among the young and the young-at-heart  when visiting Dumaguete. For our final night in our South Cebu adventure trip, we chose to stay at The Flying Fish as this gives us the convenience of not having to rush from Siquijor back to Dumaguete on the day of our flight.

A Great Hostel Experience

Flying Fish Hostel reception area
Flying Fish Hostel reception area

Flying Fish is currently ranked at the top 5 of hostels to stay in Dumaguete City. It’s a choice for backpackers and casual travelers alike. They offer dorm room accommodations (in case you’re travelling solo and don’t want to stay in a room of your own) and also private rooms (for couples, small groups etc), if you prefer that.

the garden area

The thing that stands out for this hostel is it’s use of industrial type design and raw materials which conveys a very contemporary vibe.

ground floor
2nd level


hammocks around the property

Upon arriving at the hostel, we were immediately greeted by the friendly staff. And i noticed that they had a board on the reception area where they list the names of their arrivals and departures. Kinda awesome!

We had reserved a dorm room which is good for six people. It is an air-conditioned room with 6 bunk beds. There’s a ‘locker’ under each double-deck and one is assigned for each person to utilize and secure one’s belongings.


There’s a common area where you can have your meals and socialize with other guests. When we stayed, there’s plenty of other travelers just chilling. We saw a couple working on their laptop and one reading a book. On that night we were there, a group of 3 friends were playing a guitar and singing to some Oasis songs at the reception are. Also, there’s plenty of nooks in the property if you want to be solitary and would prefer some peace and quiet. 

TIP # 1: They provide good wifi, compared to another hostel we stayed in. That’s a plus!
TIP # 2: They provide towels, just bring your own toiletries.
TIP # 3: They charge 30Php for coffee (per cup- you make it yourself), I just thought you’d know.
TIP # 4: Breakfast is served in the morning (paid), but it’s mainly continental breakfast.
TIP # 5: This is a good place to stay in when in Dumaguete. Highly recommended!

While we were hanging out at the common area, the resident driver (employ of the hostel) came up to us and introduced himself. He also pointed to the owner of the hostel who was (we didn’t know!) there at the other table. The kuya driver suggested many places to visit in Dumaguete and even offered to take us around town if we want. He was very helpful, especially with tips on where to go and whatelse to explore. Too bad we were already about to leave the next day 🙁


Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Flying Fish hostel, even if it’s just for one night. I recommend that you check out this place when visiting Dumaguete. You can check out (and book) through their Facebook page here.

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