I enjoy traveling and I’m glad that there’s a surfer-themed hostel that I can go to every time I want to go surfing: The Circle Hostel. The Circle Hostel has 3 different locations: La Union, Zambales and Baler.
I have stayed in all three of them and I can say that they are definitely the best hostels to stay in when traveling to those places.
The Circle Hostel is ideal for backpackers, surfers and those who just want to unwind and chillax. There are bunk beds (Php550) and hammocks (Php450) to sleep in and of course, I have tried both.
The bunk bed is comfortable with a soft mattress and pillow, and has a built-in mosquito net.
The available hammocks are zip-able.
I had a nearly flat hammock surface, which opened up a wide range of sleeping positions. Even though I am a side sleeper, I managed to sleep comfortably on my side in the hammock. I was even still able to curl my legs up easily
The separate shared bathrooms for male and females are generally clean. The showers have a good flow of water. The toilet never runs of tissue paper.
The common area is the best spot in the hostel. It has a very friendly atmosphere. You can hang out there to socialise and the people are so welcoming. You can just talk to anyone without feeling awkward.
It is open for card and board games and jamming sessions. The common area has some music equipment, too, which anybody can use.