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Sharky Hostel Oslob

Brgy. Tan-awan , Oslob, Cebu, Philippines, 6025
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The owner was accommodating. Thanks!!!
Ronel P.
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Based on 22 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
Sumilon Sand Bar
(3.39 km)
Sumilon Island Dock
(3.46 km)
Sumilon Island Beach
(3.70 km)
Oslob Church
(8.70 km)
Review by Traveloka users

19 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

poor assistance, they prefer to entertain foreigner than locals
The owner was accommodating. Thanks!!!
Nanay Zeny and Ate Grace are both hospitable
The hostel was fully booked when we arrived but the owner was able to find a room for us, not sharky but from her friend. The owner is hospitable and accommodating. She even accompanied us in the nearest restaurant for us to have our dinner since it was late night already when we arrived in Oslob.
Clean, cheap, nice, friendly, very near whaleshark watching, but don't have breakfast.
Great place to spend a night and best for people coming to Oslob only for Whale watching as this hostel is adjacent to the Whale watching counter. And you get to ride in first boat by staying here.
The owners are very accommodating! They make sure that you are getting the tourists spot the area with hassle free. We just enjoyed our stay there. But the rest rooms are very dirty. Smells male urines and bowl has stingy dirt.
Nice place to stay for backpackers.
location is the best for watching whale shark .. because you will be the first to see it not suitable for relax.. but the staffs always kind to help you
We stayed in their bungalow native room- good thing it has a mosquito net! People are accommodating, they have free cold and hot water if in case you need some coffee. Rest room and shower room are okay with abundant supply of water. We were able to wash our clothing too because they provided space where we can hang our clothes. What I like the most with them is that they fix our whale shark watching and we were the first batch to jump in the boat. I highly recommend this hostel to you!
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Alice W
Great base for swimming with whale sharks
Just as all of the other reviews say, this is THE place to stay if you want to swim with whale sharks. The experience we had was absolutely amazing, never done anything like it before and the hostel owner has everything organised for you. We asked if we could hire an underwater camera and she helped us sort one straight away. We were the first in the water with the whale sharks which made a big difference but still had plenty of time to get some good pictures etc. We paid 1000 pesos each which we thought was reasonable for such a cool experience. The hostel it's self was actually a pleasant surprise. A lot of the reviews said it was dirty but we didn't find this. Yes, it was very basic but had a comfy bed, charging sockets, showers and toilets which is all you need for one night. Would recommend sitting along the front after you've swam with the whale sharks and getting a shake and some breakfast to soak in the atmosphere.
Friends getaway - Nov 10, 2017
sherwin a
Comfortable at a very affordable price
I only stayed here for an overninght, it costs us 400 per head for an overnight stay in a fan nipa hut. its comfortable and the owner is friendly, she even referred us to the nearby resort with a pool so we can swim while waiting for our turn to whale watching, and btw its 2 minutes away from the assembly area! what a relief, she also referred us to an island hopping group that we can save up as we combined our team to theirs. this is suggested for budget travellers!!
Friends getaway - Oct 26, 2017
Ako L
Mommy Zeny
This is the only hostel that made me felt home. Mommy zeny make sure that you are comfortable. This is the nearest Hostel you can get from the Hub where you start your whale watching adventure. Also affordable
Friends getaway - Oct 2, 2017
Prashida R
Amazing and highly recommend it
The staff were fantastic and really helpful and friendly. The beds were also comfortable compared to the other hostels I have previously stayed in. If you stay at the hostel then you get the first priority for shark diving which is good as it gets really busy during the day. The staff there I referred to them as tito, Rita, and grace were amazing and really friendly!
- Sep 28, 2017
Perfect spot for whale sharks
This hostel is the perfect spot for whale watching, it's literally about 10 steps away and the owners will go and queue up for you at 4:30am so you can get on the first boat at 5:30am. However the hostel itself is not very nice, the dorms are concrete blocks with 10 beds in and just 2 fans so it's very hot, added to this only one toilet worked for the whole hostel (around 20 people) and only 2 showers. There is not much else to do aside from the whale sharks, very few places to eat after 3:30pm when the whale shark watching finishes so the atmosphere in the evenings is very subdued. Come late, stay for the whale sharks and leave early!!
Friends getaway - May 12, 2017
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  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
    • Accessible path of travel
  • Sports and Recreations
    • Water sport
  • Things to Do
    • Outdoor facilities
  • Connectivity
    • Internet point

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 12:00 PM

      Sharky Hostel Oslob is located in area / city Oslob.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Sumilon Sand Bar within 3.39 km, and Sumilon Island Dock within 3.46 km.

      About Sharky Hostel Oslob

      Sharky Hostel Oslob is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

      For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Sharky Hostel Oslob is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

      Sharky Hostel Oslob is the right choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation in Oslob.

      Sharky Hostel Oslob is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

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