Hostels and Inns

Cheap Accommodations in Batanes


Aleah Taboclaon
Aleah Taboclaon | Jun 21, 2013

Traveling to Batanes can be expensive. Aside from the airfare, the food and accommodation costs can really stretch your budget, especially if you’re traveling solo. I was very glad, therefore, to find an affordable place to stay in Basco when I went there alone recently.


Marfel’s Lodge is a two-storey house with only two rooms, all in all good for 6 persons only. The rate per room ranges from Php 700 (fan) to Php 1,200 (aircon).

The best thing about Marfel’s Lodge, however, is that you have the whole house to yourself. There’s a kitchen you can use if you want to cook your meals to save up on food expenses, and there’s an honesty store inside the house if you get hungry in the middle of the night.


If you’re with friends, you can also have a videoke session for free, as there’s a living room with a television and sound system. And more—the lodging house is only a 5-minute walk from Basco airport!

To read more, go to my post to get the contact number of the owner of the lodging house, see more pictures, and read my full review of the place when I went there last June 2013: Where to Stay in Batanes--Marfel's Lodge


Want more tips for solo travelers? Check out the posts of Aleah Taboclaon, the Solitary Wanderer. Like the page on Facebook, The Solitary Wanderer, and follow her at @ALEAHphils.

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