Want to visit a beach in Panglao, Bohol while saving some of your travel money? Well, here’s a secret haven we found for a backpacker budget. Hidden and a bit far from the busy beachfront, Domos Guesthouse in Alona Beach is guaranteed to give you the relaxing rest you deserve after your whole day of water sports fun and beach bumming.
Domos Guesthouse Native Rooms
Each native room has a double bed which can accommodate 2 persons. A customer can haggle at around PHP 600 (almost $12) per night (haggling price). The restroom and shower area are shared and located outside the rooms. Male and female toilets are segregated (see the photo above of a pink hut with 2 yellowish doors). The toilets are decent and clean. They provide body/hand wash and towels. Here are the other inclusions when you book a room:
- Mosquito net
- Garden view
- Outdoor dining area with free mineral water (see garden table)
- Entire unit located on ground floor
- Clothes rack
You can also ask them to do your laundry for a minimal fee. The staffs are very courteous and friendly.
Warm Welcome Makes a Difference!
If you want a cheap place to stay, Domos Native Guest House is definitely the one for you! It is family friendly. After our grand stay in Henann Resort, we wanted to stay longer in Alona Beach without breaking the bank. It's the cheapest we found which is only 3 minutes walk from the beach.
I personally loved the arched vine entrance and the silent little garden outside the cottages. Since we were cordially accommodated during our first stay last January 2016, we stayed for another more night and when it was time for us to go, we promised that we shall return to the island and book here again.
By God's will, we were able to come back December of the same year to enjoy Christmas holiday with family. We brought our 7-year-old son and we're able to book without any additional cost. That's the spirit of Christmas right there! 🙂
Since October 2016, they registered to Booking.com. Their current online rate is PHP 900 (≈$18) per night, breakfast for 2 included. It is still the cheapest among accommodations near the beach.