Best Budget Hotels in Bantayan Island

Cheap Stay in Bantayan Island: 10 Best Budget Hotels in Bantayan Island in 2024

Heading to Bantayan Island, Cebu? If you’re wondering where to stay in the island without breaking the bank, we highlighted the best budget hotels in Bantayan Island.
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Heading to Bantayan Island, Cebu? If you’re wondering where to stay in the island without breaking the bank, we highlighted the best budget hotels in Bantayan Island.

Bantayan Island is known for its stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and abundant seafood available everywhere. If you’re looking for a laid-back getaway in an island that’s not so remote, Bantayan Island is the place for you.

Listed below are some of the best budget hotels you can stay in while in Bantayan Island. These offer the best value accommodations for your budget, allowing you to enjoy all that the island gives without draining your finances.

Kota Beach Bantayan Island Cebu - Best Cebu Tours
The crystal-clear white sand of Kota Beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island

Choosing the Best Budget Hotels in Bantayan Island

Our hotel recommendations are based on our personal experience. We also take into account factors such as:

  • Location. Is it accessible to basic services?
  • Internet. Is it fast enough to get some work done?
  • Price. Is it competitive and reasonable?
  • Cleanliness. Is it clean, orderly, and well-maintained?
  • Staff. Is the staff courteous, polite, and accommodating?

We also want to emphasize that real guest experiences were a huge factor when we came up with our recommendations for the best budget hotels in Bantayan Island. Combining all these criteria, here are our top picks for the best budget accommodation in Bantayan Island, Cebu:

1. SMAK’s Hotel9.1/104.7/5Find deals on!
2. Carl’s Island Inn9.3/104.8/5Find deals on!
3. Sf Cantina8.3/104.2/5Find deals on!
4. Sandscape Hotel8.5/103.9/5Find deals on!
5. R&D Island Lodge8.0/104.0/5Find deals on!
6. Adelaida Pensionne Hotel8.3/104.5/5Find deals on!
7. Anahaw Seaside Inn9.1/104.7/5Find deals on!
8. Solsken Guest House9.0/105/5Find deals on!
9. Villa Jana9.6/104.2/5Find deals on!
10. Logan Apartments8.4/103.5/5Find deals on!

1. SMAK’s Hotel

SMAK’s Hotel is smack dab in the heart of Bantayan Island, close to some of the best beaches in Santa Fe. If you don’t mind taking a stroll to get to the beach, this is perfect for you. It’s within walking distance of Sugar Beach and Kota Beach. It’s also near the Baluarte (watchtower) to the east—the windiest part of Bantayan, where you can watch kite surfers do their thing, or just be a beach bum and enjoy listening to the waves as they crash.

Rooms at SMAK’s Hotel start at 2,650 PHP (~47.80 USD), with breakfast included. You won’t have to worry about getting hungry, though, as it’s also close to dozens of dining places. Rating: 9.1/10

Google Rating: 4.7/5

2. Carl’s Island Inn

Carl’s Island Inn is a haven for beachgoers who want some quiet near the beach. It’s located about 100 meters away from the shore, meaning you won’t be too far to enjoy the waters. What’s more, the inn’s native-themed accommodations are very cozy, and there’s enough space in the property for you to just stay in if you don’t want to go around. That said, it’s located near other places of interest and is near the main roads, so traveling from one spot to another won’t be difficult.

Room rates at Carl’s Island Inn start at 1,950 PHP (~35.18 USD), also with breakfast. There’s free parking if you’re bringing a car or renting a motorcycle during your trip. Rating: 9.3/10

Google Rating: 4.8/5

3. Sf Cantina

For beach bums looking to jump into the waves as soon as they leave their rooms—and enjoy relaxing island vibes after having a good swim—SF Cantina is the perfect choice. While this hotel is located about 1.1 kilometers away from Kota Beach, it sits right along the shores of Sugar Beach. It offers a variety of native-themed accommodations for the discriminating traveler and also has a playground for kids, making it a good option for families on vacation.

SF Cantina’s room rates start at 2,400 PHP (~43.29 USD) per night. You can rent bikes or cars from the resort if you want to move around the island. Rating: 8.3/10

Google Rating: 4.2/5

4. Sandscape Hotel

For guests who want to stay in a place that feels more like a real hotel than a resort with separate bungalows, Sandscape Hotel is the one for you. All of its rooms are located in a three-story building situated less than 200 meters away from Sugar Beach. The hotel itself is located near restaurants and places of interest, making it a good base for your Bantayan Island adventures.

What’s best about Sandscape Hotel aside from its cleanliness and location is its affordable price. Rates start at 1,239 PHP (~22.36 USD) plus taxes, without breakfast. You can rent motorbikes here if you want to go around the island easily. Rating: 8.5/10 

Google Rating: 3.9/5

5. R&D Island Lodge

Guests who don’t mind staying in a simple room can enjoy the convenience and affordability that R&D Island Lodge has to offer. It might not be a looker on the outside, but it more than makes up for that with its location—R&D is located near community eateries, restaurants, beaches, grocery stores, you name it. There’s even a minimart right there at the lodge premises where you can buy supplies. And if you have a vehicle with you, there’s ample parking space in front as well.

As mentioned, R&D Island Lodge is affordable. Rooms start at 1,100 PHP (~19.85 USD), whether you stay on the first or second floor. Rating: 8.0/10

Google Rating: 4.0/5

6. Adelaida Pensionne Hotel

Travelers who want to stay in a place like Sandscape Hotel but want it nearer to main roads—you know, for travel purposes, for example—will find Adelaida Pensionne Hotel a great fit. This three-story hotel is about 700 meters away from the Santa Fe Town Center and is a 3 to 5-minute walk to Sugar Beach. It’s close to many restaurants and shops and is easily accessible by public transportation.

Adelaida’s rooms are cozy, and the hotel itself feels very warm and welcoming. Rates start at 1,440 PHP (~25.98 USD) plus taxes. Rating: 8.3/10

Google Rating: 4.5/5

7. Anahaw Seaside Inn

Anahaw Seaside Inn is a fantastic place to stay beside the sea to the east of Bantayan Island. It’s located about 60 meters away from Kota Beach, and guests who stay in rooms with terraces or balconies will have a good view of the shore. This hotel is highly rated for its cleanliness, accessibility, and customer service.

Stays at Anahaw Seaside Inn start at 2,340 PHP (~42.22 USD) per night, including breakfast. Some rooms have a kitchen, allowing you to cook your own food and have a relaxing staycation. Rating: 9.1/10

Google Rating: 4.7/5

8. Solsken Guest House

Solsken Guest House can be best described as your home away from home in Bantayan Island. It’s conveniently tucked within a residential area near Kota Beach, which is about a minute’s walk away. Guests looking for fresh food can go to a nearby market as well. Travelers who bring their work with them will enjoy the coffee Solsken provides at no extra cost.

All of Solsken Guest House’s rooms can accommodate four people. Rates start at 2,160 PHP (~38.97 USD) per night. Parking is available. Rating: 9.0/10

Google Rating: 5/5

9. Villa Jana Guesthouse

For travelers who want to enjoy Bantayan’s beaches by day and swim in a swimming pool at night (or day as well), Villa Jana is the place to be. This guest house is located about 120 or so meters from the nearest beach if you want to enjoy the waves and has a private pool inside the premises for those moments when you want to just cool off. A poolside garden lets you laze around anytime.

Villa Jana is located near stores and dining places. Rooms also have a private kitchen if you want to prepare your own food. Stays start at 2,100 PHP (~37.86 USD) plus taxes. Rating: 9.6/10

Google Rating: 4.2/5

10. Logan Apartments

Last but not least, for guests who want a soundproofed apartment complete with its own private kitchen and parking space—and one that’s near restaurants and beaches—Logan Apartments might be the best for you. The apartments are located about 220 meters away from Kota Beach and are but a few steps away from the nearest eatery. It’s very accessible to public transportation, allowing you to enjoy the best of Bantayan whether you walk or ride a vehicle.

Stays at Logan Apartments start at 2,295 PHP (~41.41 USD) plus taxes. If you’re using Google Maps to search for Logan Apartments, make sure to look for “Logan/Sobis Apartments” located near cor. A. Batobalonos St. and Saagundo St. This is because another entry was erroneously entered in Maps. Rating: 8.4/10

Google Rating: 3.5/5

Your Ultimate Bantayan Island Travel Guide

Bantayan Island is the perfect place for rest and relaxation, boasting a bunch of white sand beaches and tourist attractions. If you’re up for some adventure, you get so many fun things to do in Bantayan Island, too. 

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