The Circle Hostel Zambales

The Circle Hostel Zambales: So Artsy and Budget Friendly Eco-hostel

When looking for a weekend vacation trip, for sure Zambales will be one in your list. Aside from 4-5 hours travel from Manila, this place offers cheap accommodation and many options of must see beaches and islands. Just in case you are planning to visit Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales you might try this so artsy and budget friendly eco-hostel in town.

The Circle Hostel, Zambales


  • Cozy common areas
  • Chill vibe
  • Comfy Hammocks
  • Banana and Bread Breakfast
  • Friendly staff
  • Board Racks
  • Homey Tents


Check-In: 02:00 PM
Check-Out: 12:00 PM

Coed Bunk Beds

₱ 450.00 (regular) to ₱ 500.00 (peak season)

They have 2-3 level bunks with own bedding set that they will give to you upon checking-in. Each bed has mosquito net and curtains for your privacy. There is no air-conditioning, only wall-fans circulated around the area so the humidity is not a problem during our stay there.

Dorm Style Ladies Beds

₱ 450.00 (regular) to ₱ 500.00 (peak season)

It is almost the same as Coed but exclusive for ladies only.


₱ 350.00 (regular) to ₱ 400.00 (peak season)

This has a built in mosquito net.

Banana and Bread Breakfast

The hostel is just 2-3 minutes walk from the beach.


1. Drying racks

I haven’t seen this on other hostel/resort, a small thing but so helpful on guests going back from the beach to hang their wet clothes/swimsuits. It will be more better if they placed it on a not so visible area and drying rack for boys and girls is separated.

2. Common toilet and bathroom stalls

There are 3 toilet rooms with door and 3 shower rooms covered by a curtain in both male and female. There is a showerhead that is not working but it was not a problem for me cause they have small pail and a dipper. My only concern is the curtain because it can be easily opened by other girls while you are taking a shower if they assumed no one is using it.

3. Free use of lockers

We forgot to bring padlocks so we just left our things on our bed. But if you are planning to stay here this hostel has lockers that you can freely use to secure your valuables.

4. Reception Hut / Store

It is open by 8AM and closes around 11PM or until there are guests who wants to buy drinks, just ring their bell and they will surely assist you.

5. Common area

You will surely love this area because there is an outlet wherein you can charge your gadgets. There are plenty of bean bags, throw pillows and two hammocks, making it a perfect place to rest after a long day of surfing. You can also play their ukelele and guitar and get the chance to know other travelers while drinking and playing games. Ika nga nila, #ThereAreNoStrangers.

6. Pet-friendly
7. SO Artsy


There is a kitchen area that you can use if you want to cook. You may also eat on the two nearest eating place.

Fely’s Store and Canteen

Mommy Phoebe’s Place


1. Surfing

  • Surf board rental – 200/hr, halfday 400 for 4 hours
  • Surf Instructor – 200/hr

2. Trekking to Lubong Nanguloan Falls

Tricycle rate – 100 php/pax
Guide fee – 100 php/pax

3. Island Hopping
4. Mountain Climbing
5. Aetas Tours – 1500 php
6. Bonfire


Read my blog post about Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales to know how to get here.

And last but not the least, don’t forget to leave any marks!

The Circle Hostel

Address: Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales
Contact Name: Rafael Oca
Phone: +63 917 505 4329

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