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15 Best Budget-Friendly Boracay Hotels and Resorts: Station 1, 2, 3, Beachfront, With Pool

15 Best Budget-Friendly Boracay Hotels and Resorts: Station 1, 2, 3, Beachfront, With Pool

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Aerial view of Levantin Boracay Resort's beachfront and outdoor pool of The Strand Boutique Resort

Photos by Levantin Boracay Resort/The Strand Boutique Resort

IMPORTANT: The properties featured in this article may have COVID-19 travel restrictions and requirements. Check our article on Boracay travel requirements for more details. We recommend contacting the properties as well for their specific requirements and age restrictions. 

 

One of the best beaches in the Philippines and the world, the White Beach, is nestled in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Travelers flock to this idyllic paradise to take a dip in its clear waters, set foot on its long stretch of fine white sand, and try the many Boracay tours and activities on offer. You definitely won't run out of things to do in your stay in Boracay. Multiple direct international flights to Boracay make this tropical island and one of the top Philippine tourist spots highly accessible to travelers all over the globe.

From beachfront resorts in Boracay to lush garden hotels, there are numerous Boracay resorts and hotels to choose from that don’t sacrifice quality over cost. It’s easy to look for a hotel or resort that will fit your budget and travel needs. You can find hotels with basic amenities, but you can also find those that will give you more bang for your buck with all their inclusions. These are great options as well for an accessible home base when you're booking Boracay tours

Here are the best budget-friendly hotels and resorts in Boracay that you should consider booking your trip to the island:

15. Turtle Inn Resort (Station 3) 

Common balcony at the Turtle Inn Resort

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At the heart of Station 3 lies a family-owned and budget-friendly resort, the Turtle Inn Resort. It is close to the city center where you can find most shops, restaurants, and bars. The shopping center of D’Mall is only 1.7km away, while Willy’s Rock is around 2.4km away from the resort, plus it is only 260m away from White Beach.

Starting at P1,800 (USD36) for 2 people, the Superior Room is fully equipped with air conditioning, WiFi access, a queen bed, refrigerator, mini-bar, cable TV, private bathroom, shower, and a spacious balcony. It also comes with a complimentary breakfast for two. There are also standard rooms and deluxe family rooms with two queen beds that can fit up to four persons.

Guests can indulge in mouthwatering international cuisines at the restaurant. Turtle Inn Resort features well-landscaped gardens and expansive outdoor spaces, perfect for spending laidback afternoons.

14. La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel (Station 2) 

Pool area of La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel

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One of the most frequented beachfront hotels in Boracay is the La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel. It is situated at the heart of Station 2 near the tourist center, only 1km away from D’Mall via the White Beach path.

Since its opening in 2011, the resort has had five buildings: Main Building, Executive Wing, Premiere East, West building, and the Ocean View building. Starting at PHP3,300 (USD66) for 4 people, the standard room has two single beds, air conditioning, free WiFi, refrigerator, safe, telephone, cable TV, and a private bathroom with a shower.

There is a poolside bar, a mini-stage, and a 25-meter beachfront party place for outdoor parties. Guests can also dine at the resort’s all-day dining, the Cafe La Carmela. It serves a full-course Filipino buffet breakfast daily.

Fronting the Boracay beachfront hotel is an outdoor pool with waterfalls and a jacuzzi. You may opt to stay in Jr. Suite, Family, and VIP Rooms if you like to soak in a hot and cold shower with a bathtub. Upper rooms are accessible via the Executive Wing elevator. 

13. Fat Jimmy's Resort (Station 2) 

Gardenside rooms of Fat Jimmy's Resort

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Another laidback budget-friendly resort in Boracay, the Fat Jimmy's Resort, is beautifully set in Station 2. It is easily accessible from the White Beach area and D’Mall, which are less than 1km away. It features stylish rooms with bamboo furnishings, island-inspired wall art doodles, and colorful accents.

Starting at PHP2,000 (USD40) for 2 people, the Standard Room is complete with air conditioning, free WiFi, a flat-screen cable TV, a choice of 1 king or queen bed, and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. The Superior Room and Serviced Apartment are priced at PHP3,500 (USD70) for 3 to 4 persons.

For those traveling in groups, mixed dorm rooms have bunk beds, lockers, and shared bathrooms. Meanwhile, the serviced apartment rooms feature kitchenettes. Guests can have their breakfast at the resort’s open-air BBQ restaurant. There is even a rooftop terrace overlooking scenic views of the sea.

12. Tonglen Eco Resort (Station 3) 

Outdoor pool of Tonglen Eco Resort

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One of the longest-running eco-friendly resorts in Boracay Island is the Tonglen Eco Resort, which was established in 1987. It is tucked on a quieter side of the beach at Station 3, where palm trees and diverse flora and fauna surround the area. D’Mall and Bulabog Beach are only less than 1.5km away from the resort.

Starting at PHP3,200 (USD64) for 2 people, the Double Room comes with a queen-size bed, air conditioning, LED cable TVs, mini-bar, safe, desk, an en suite bathroom with a hot/cold shower, and a private balcony overlooking the serene garden. Each suite, including the twin and deluxe rooms, is neutrally painted and decorated with traditional furniture. 

Tonglen Eco Resort is completely solar-powered with eco-friendly facilities, garden huts, and an expansive outdoor pool at the center. Guests can dine at Tonglen Eco Resort’s all-day restaurant or order some cocktail drinks at the bar.

11. Kamusta Boutique Hotel (Station 1)

Kamusta Boutique Hotel's Just Us room

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Conveniently located in Boracay’s less-crowded and most luxurious part at Station 1, Kamusta Boutique Hotel is a budget-friendly accommodation that provides respite for travelers at a reasonable price. Willy’s Rock and D’Mall are just less than a 1km walk away from the hotel.

This simplistic yet contemporary hotel features chic and minimalist rooms alongside a cafe and restaurant. Starting at PHP2,000 (USD40) for 2 people, the Just Us room comes with a queen-size bed, air conditioning, free WiFi, telephone, mini-refrigerator, cable flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.

The Squaddie room, which costs PHP2,000 (USD40) for 4 people, has two bunk beds and is ideal for four persons. If you come in larger groups, you may opt to stay in the Grouppie room for a price of PHP2,600 (USD52) with three bunk beds that can fit up to 4 persons.

True to its name, Kamusta Boutique Hotel ensures the comfort of its guests through the warm Filipino hospitality of its staff. It has a 24-hour front desk and room service to cater to any of your needs. Guests can also pamper themselves through an array of massage services and wellness treatments.

10. Lime Hotel Boracay (Station 2) 

Lime Hotel Boracay's poolside

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Situated along the main road in Station 2, Lime Hotel Boracay is a 3-star budget-friendly hotel near restaurants, bars, and major establishments on the island. It is just 700m away from D’Mall, 1.3km away from Bulabog Beach, and 1.5km away from Willy’s Rock.



 

With over 46 rooms, Lime Hotel Boracay provides its guests with unparalleled comfort through its multitude of amenities. Starts at PHP2,200 (USD44) for 2 people, the Superior Room is equipped with air conditioning, free WiFi, a flat-screen cable TV, desk, wardrobe, electric kettle, safe, private bathroom with shower, bidet, and free toiletries. Upper floors are accessible via the elevator.

This elegant hotel boasts an expansive rooftop pool, perfect for taking a refreshing dip. There are also sun loungers and beach chairs in the pool area. If you want to take a sip of your favorite beverage, you can drop by the bar at night.

9. The Club Ten Beach Resort Boracay (Station 1) 

Lounge chairs in The Club Ten Beach Resort Boracay

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Another affordable accommodation in Station 1 is the Club Ten Beach Resort Boracay, located in a multicolored complex amidst lush greenery. It is situated in a prime location near the beach, making it easy for guests to access Willy’s Rock and D’Mall, both less than 1km away.

Other than stylish exteriors, its 20 condo-type units are intricately furnished with contemporary native designs. The Superior Room starts at PHP3,500 (USD70) for 2 people, which comes with a balcony overlooking the garden. It is complete with air conditioning, free WiFi, a double bed, cable TV, safe, electric kettle, and a private bathroom with a hot/cold shower.

For those traveling in small groups, you may opt to stay in Deluxe and Family Rooms that are priced at PHP5,000 (USD100) and PHP6,000 (USD120) for 3 to 4 persons, respectively. Guests can dine delicious meals at The Bistro, which serves local cuisines. Massage services and wellness treatments are also available at the resort. Other amenities include an ATM, gift shop, luggage storage, and banquet facilities.

8. The Strand Boutique Resort (Barangay Balabag) 

The Strand Boutique Resort's outdoor lap pool

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Tucked in a private oasis within lush landscapes, The Strand Boutique Resort is located in the tranquil end of the famed White Beach in Station 1, which is only 500m away. It has proximity to the kitesurfing and windsurfing spot at Bulabog Beach, only 2.3km away.

This exclusive hillside resort boasts a total of 13 spacious suites, each with a private balcony overlooking The Strand's stunning, ten-meter lap pool and lush gardens. The 60sqm One Bedroom Suite, which starts at PHP3,300 (USD66) for 2 people, comes with a separate living area and one en suite three-point bathroom. 

Each suite has wooden flooring, one king-size bed, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, free WiFi, refrigerator, electric kettle, mini-bar, and a safe. The resort has a restaurant that serves Filipino and Western cuisines. 

Adding to its serene ambiance are recreational amenities, including a saltwater lap pool adjacent to an alfresco Scandinavian Cafe. But, if you like to order food outside the resort or request a wake-up call the next day, there is a designated butler at your service.

7. The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast (Bulabog Beach) 

The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast's outdoor lounge area

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One of Boracay’s best-kept secrets is another laidback resort along Bulabog Beach, The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast. This pet-friendly accommodation is nestled in a less crowded spot near Mount Luho observation deck, which is only 2.4km away. Less than 3km away from the lodge is the famed White Beach alongside Willy’s Rock and D’Mall.

What started as a 4-bedroom passion project in 2005, the bed and breakfast now has 24 private rooms and 16 dorm beds. The Standard Room, which starts at PHP2,200 (USD44) for 2 people, is complete with air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen cable TV, and a private bathroom with a shower, bidet, and toilet. It also comes with outdoor bamboo furniture and a dining area.

The Superior Room costs PHP2,300 (USD46) for 2 people. Meanwhile, the Deluxe Room starts at PHP3,300 (USD66) for 3 people. It has an indoor garden and a private deck with a lounge area. The lodge has a cafe that serves home-cooked meals, as well as local and international dishes.

6. Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa (Station 3) 

Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa's outdoor dining area

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Next is a Boracay beachfront hotel in Station 3, the Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa, featuring its dive center. It is located in a more peaceful spot in Station 3 along the White Beach area. The tourist center, where you can find most of the restaurants and establishments, is situated in Station 2 and is only less than 2km away from the resort.

This laidback resort offers over 16 rooms with a spacious veranda fronting the sea. For as low as PHP3,000 (USD60) for 2 people, the 1F Economy Twin comes with air conditioning, free WiFi, cable TV, refrigerator, mini-bar, safe, clothes rack, comfortable seating area, and a private bathroom with a shower.

At Cafe Nagisa, guests can dine Japanese and local dishes. The resort has a wellness facility, the Yasuragi Relaxation Spa, which offers various body treatments and massage services. Guests can even soak in the sauna and hot tub.

5. Luxx Boutique Boracay (Station 2) 

Facade of Luxx Boutique Boracay

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Featuring luxury living at an affordable price, Luxx Boutique Boracay is a 3-star hotel with a restaurant and rooftop terrace overlooking scenic views of the White Beach. Located in Station 2, it is only less than 1km away from D’Mall where you can find most of the restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops. 



Starting at PHP2,995 (USD59) for 2 people, the Luxx Queen comes with a queen-size bed, flat-screen TV, air conditioning, free WiFi, safe, refrigerator, electric kettle, desk, en suite bathroom with a bidet, shower, bathrobe, and free toiletries. All rooms, including the deluxe room and twin room, have a private balcony and terrace. 

24-hour room service and champagne service are also available at the hotel. Other amenities you can find on-site include luggage storage, convenience store, and garden. Activities such as snorkeling, canoeing, and windsurfing are available either on-site or nearby.\

4. The Tides Hotel (Station 2) 

The Tides Hotel's rooftop pool

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Nestled around 350m away from D’Mall via the White Beach path in Station 2, The Tides Hotel is a 5-star romantic getaway spot and holiday retreat that features stylish rooms with contemporary designs and premium amenities, all exclusively available at an affordable price.

The Standard Room starts at PHP2,600 (USD52) for 2 people, which comes with air conditioning, two double beds, flat-screen cable TV, mini-bar, coffee and tea maker, desk, safe, and a private bathroom with a shower. Another option is the Deluxe Room, for as low as PHP3,100 (USD62) for 2 people, which includes free-standing soaking tubs and decorative leather accents.



 

It has a rooftop dining spot, the Ka-On Restaurant, which serves a fusion of locally sourced regional Filipino dishes. At Pelican Sky Bar or Boracay’s first full-service roof deck chill-out bar, guests can capture panoramic sunset views gracing the Boracay beach. Meanwhile, Luna Function Room and dining hall can accommodate 30 guests for parties and special events. 

The all-inclusive accommodation package comes with amazing deals such as a 10% discount at Ka-on Restaurant, 20% off on all services at the Surrender Day Spa, free entrance to Epic Boracay, and an additional 10% discount on food and beverage.

3. The Piccolo Hotel of Boracay (Station 2) 

The Piccolo Hotel of Boracay's pool area

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Set along Boracay’s tourist center in Station 2, the Piccolo Hotel of Boracay is a 3-star hotel presenting minimalist and chic rooms with contemporary designs. It is conveniently located near establishments, restaurants, and souvenir shops along D’Mall, which is only 67m away.

On top of 60 stylish rooms, the Standard Room starts at PHP3,480 (USD69) for 2 people. It already comes with air conditioning, free WiFi, a flat-screen cable TV, a safety deposit box, telephone, wardrobe, hairdryer, electric kettle, refrigerator, and an en suite bathroom with shower and bidet.

Fronting the private balconies of each room is an indoor pool at the center of the hotel. There is also a restaurant that serves continental breakfast every morning. Guests can even do their fitness routines at the gym. Other amenities at the hotel include a shared lounge, outdoor terrace, and bar. The upper floors are accessible via the elevator.

2. Boracay Haven Resort (Station 2) 

Boracay Haven Resort's poolside

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Built and designed as an elegant haven away from home, Boracay Haven Resort is a 3-star laidback hotel along a narrow street in Station 2 near D’Mall, which is just 850m away. Willy’s Rock and Bulabog Beach are both less than 2km away.

This cheap hotel in Boracay features 82 luxurious suites alongside two signature restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool. The Superior Room, which starts at PHP3,000 (USD60) for 2 people, comes with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, electric kettle, desk, mini-bar, and a private bathroom with shower and bidet.

The resort’s dining venue, the Eden Restaurant, serves a wide selection of Asian dishes. Boracay Haven Resort also offers convenient access to the beach and provides airport shuttle services. Aside from cheap accommodation, the resort offers a 5% discount when you join their membership club, a 10% discount on food and beverage, and a 10% discount at Haven Spa.

1. Levantin Boracay Resort (Bulabog Beach) 

Levantin Boracay Resort

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Set along the windy and tranquil side of Bulabog Beach, Levantin Boracay Resort is a relaxed Boracay beachfront resort fronting with tall coconut trees. The nearby spots, including Mount Luho observation deck and D’Mall, are less than 3km away.

Starting at PHP1,050 (USD21) for 2 people, the Superior Room comes with air conditioning, free WiFi, mini-bar, iron, electric kettle, sofa, and a private bathroom with bidet and shower. The Family Room, which costs PHP2,300 (USD46) for 3 people, includes a separate living room. All rooms feature either garden or sea views.

It has a restaurant that serves international and local cuisines. You can also take a sip of your favorite drinks and cocktails at the bar while listening to relaxing music. Massage treatments are available, and you can request them in your room or on the sun loungers by the beach. For island-hopping and watersports activities, you may directly inquire at the resort.

Escape to the Cheapest Boracay Hotels and Resorts

 

Aerial view of Boracay's White Beach

Aside from its clear blue waters and white-sand beach, Boracay Philippines is known for breathtaking sunsets and sweeping sea views. Every local and international traveler who has been to the island can attest to its captivating and undeniable charm, making everyone constantly drawn to its beauty. 

There are various Boracay hotels and resorts that are not too expensive for your pocket. These budget-friendly accommodations are scattered along the White Beach area’s stations 1, 2, and 3. Whether you like to stay on the much quieter side or near major establishments, there is a perfect cheap Boracay hotel in store for you!

Plan your next visit to one of the world’s famous white-sand beaches and know where to stay in Boracay with this article. Browse our collection of Boracay Package Deals that include airfare and hotel/resort accommodations for a hassle-free getaway.