La Union offers beautiful beaches, stunning waves, and a promise of a laid-back beach life away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. This famous weekend destination is only a bus ride away from the metro entice not only surfing pros but those who wanted to enjoy the life by the beach, even just for a while.
The province is on the bucket list of most of traveler whether you’re a first-time traveler or not. After spending the day hitting the beach and surfing, where does a first-time traveler stay? Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive, especially when you’re traveling alone. There are a lot of enjoyable, and affordable La Union hostels to cater a free-spirit like you.
Here are the best La Union hostels for first-time backpackers:
1. The Circle Hostel
Enjoy your travel to the fullest by meeting new people! The Circle Hostel is a great place to start. The hostel welcomes you with a light, warm, and friendly vibe that will certainly convince you to come in. They offer a mixed dorm-style lodging with three to four beds and an exclusive all-female dorm for four.
You can paint something in there several common areas as remembrance of your memories on the hostel. There are also available hammocks, swings, and bean bags to make you feel at home while you’re busy meeting people.
Location: Barangay Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
2. Floatsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel
For budding artists or those who wanted to unwind artistically, Floatsam and Jetsam Hostel is the way to go. It’s easy access to the beach and cozy interiors make artists and musicians in this hostel. Rooms vary from bamboo dorm rooms to premium air-conditioned units. There are also garden-view and sea-view rooms with toilet and bath, if you wanted to maximize the experience.
Location: Suf Town, La Union
3. San Juan Surf Resort
Traveling La Union for the first-time could be quite the hassle if you’re all arranging your lodging, you are staying for days, and you don’t have any relative near La Union. If you just want a no-fuss and stress-free weekend in eLyU, San Juan Surf Resort got you, fam. Their air-conditioned rooms come with its own bathroom, and it has all the practical things you will need during your stay. A complimentary breakfast come from the Coast Call Kitchen and Bar. They even offer surf lessons if you wanted to try surfing at P400/hour that comes with a board and an instructor to teach you.
Location: Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
4. Vessel Hostel
If you have seen container food hubs, Vessel Hostel in eLyU helps us see shipping containers in a new light. The hostel is built form six repurposed shipping containers designed with many windows for natural light and ventilation. It’s also perfect for the gram too! It’s photogenic interiors and industrial American structures is easily Insta-worthy. It has mixed dorms equipped with mini desk and lights in handy.
Location: Urbiztondo, Manila N Rd, San Juan, La Union
5. Charlie’s Hangar Surf Hostel
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Our go-to hostel that can accomodate us all in one room and still have privacy with their curtained-capsule beds. They have clean bathrooms too!(ito talaga yung una kong tinitignan haha) You can also rent a tent or hammocks here(next time, we’ll try it) 😊 Thank you @charlieshangarsurfhostel for a warm welcome and friendly staff ❤️ Thank you @jay__buen for the recommendation. #CharliesHangar #SanJuan #LaUnion #SurfArea #besthostel
A giant airplane will welcome you at Charlie’s hangar Surf Hostel in La Union. The hostel is a two-minute walk away from the beach. Consistent in their 1950s aviation-inspired hostels, the rooms look like cabins with bunk beds aside from the airplane displayed outside the hostel. The hostel has a high-speed WiFi,
6. Urbiz Garden
A hidden garden in La Union will make you feel like you’re Alice in Wonderland, with Urbiz Garden’s homey vibe and garden facade. This cozy bed and breakfast hostel in La Union is great for those fairytale-like garden-beach wedding ceremonies. The place also welcomes your furry friends, and is pet-friendly. Just advise the staff before your trip.
Location: 134 Beachfront Urbiztondo, La Union
Traveling to La Union for the first time