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☆Colorful Dorm for 8people/Samal Island!☆

Room in bed and breakfast
hosted by Ninio
  1. 8 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 8 beds
  4. 2 shared baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.

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La Vida Hostel is located at the heart of Samal Island .The property is close to the beach, ideal for small group outings and hosted events. It is equipped with kitchen,dining area, and a pavilion. Private rooms also available.

The space
Price/rate is for 8 persons.
Dorm-type beds can accommodate up to 8 people!
Bed and Breakfast.
Hostel.

★Air-Conditioning
★Hot and Cold shower
★Bathroom essentials provided
★Free Coffee and Tea
★Free Luggage Storage
★Free Parking
★Free WIFI access at Dining Area

Guest access
There are 6 common areas:
★Kitchen
★Dining area/Lounge
★Pavilion
★Open Tent/ Smoking area
★Gazebo
★Reception area


The property is just 10minutes by motorbike/tricycle from city center of Samal (Peñaplata). Beach is 2 minutes walk from the property.

Directions to the property:
From DAVAO CITY
(estimate 1hr to 1hr and 30min travel time)
From Bangoy Bus terminal at F. Bangoy Street (in front of UM Technical School), take P50/person Island Express bus ride(bus will cross the island via ferry boat) to Peñaplata Central Warehaus Terminal. Last bus trip is at 7pm, so you can take the ferry yourself.
From CENTRAL WAREHAUS TERMINAL in Samal, take P20/person tricycle or motorbike (about 10 minutes) to La Vida Hostel in Barangay Catagman.

From CAMP HOLIDAY
(FERRY TERMINAL in SAMAL)
(estimate 15min motorcycle ride)
From Camp Holiday resort, take P50/person motorbike/tricycle to La Vida Hostel in Brgy Catagman via Limao road.
Or take P25 bus(30min) to Penaplata Central Warehaus Terminal, then take P20/person tricycle/motorbike to La Vida Hostel in Brgy Catagman (10 min).

From DAVAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
(estimate 45min-1hr travel time)
Take taxi (about P100) to the Davao-Samal Ferry Boat landing at Km. 11 Sasa,Davao City. Take the Island Express bus (P50-bus ride will cross the island by ferry) to Peñaplata Central Warehaus Terminal in Samal.

From CENTRAL WAREHAUS TERMINAL in Samal, take P20/person tricycle/motorbike (about 10 minutes) to La Vida Hostel in Barangay Catagman.

(If bus is not yet available at Ferry Terminal you may cross the island via Ferryboat P10 per pax. Then follow directions From Camp Holiday.)

Travelling BY CAR/OWN TRANSPORT
From Km.11 Sasa Ferry Terminal in Davao City, take the ferry ride to Samal Island about P200 one-way. After reaching FERRY TERMINAL in SAMAL, you will see Phoenix gas station at the exit road. Take the right road, La Vida Hostel is in Brgy Catagman is about a 20min drive from the Ferry.

Check in time 2pm-9pm
Check out 6am-12nn
CURFEW TIME 10pm-6am
Kids 6yrs and below free of charge.
Free continental bfast(toast,jam and coffee) 7-10am
The public beach 2min walk from the property.
Property is 15min from Ferry Terminal
Pre-ordered meals available.
Wifi is available at the common area.
Self-service shared kitchen available.
Town public market 10min by tricycle.
All rooms are non-Smoking.
Pets not allowed
No swimming pool at the property
Public beach 2min walk outside the property compound.

Samal is easy to navigate, you may do tours all by yourself. Plenty of tricycle/motorbikes are available. We'll help you arrange a driver upon arrival.
Attractions in Samal Island:
★Bahay Kubo fine-dining restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on weekends (Fri-Sunday)
Budget about $20-25 (P1200/person). About 15min drive from La Vida Hostel.

★Batcave open daily. Guinness world records holder has the most number of fruit bats in a single colony. About a 30min drive from the property, the entrance fee P120/person.

★Canibad beach is 40min from the property via motorbike. Clean and crystal clear water. Quiet place to relax.

★Hagimit waterfalls about 20 minutes from the property by motorcycle/tricycle(about P100/person one-way).

★Jardin de Ysabelle is dubbed as the Hobbiton of Samal island. Features a hobbit house, coffee shop, and 15 thousand hearts that light up during the evening. About 30min drive/ride from La Vida Hostel. Entrance fee is P150/head.

★Kaputian Beach is 40min by motorbike (Kaputian is also jump off point to Talicud island where famous Isla Reta beach is located just 15min boat ride across ).

★La Vida Art Space art gallery right beside the reception area of La Vida Hostel. A collection of paintings (some are for sale) for art collectors/enthusiasts. Painting workshops are available by appointment.

★Peñaplata Town, (city center 10 minutes) is where the seat of government is located. You can also do Grocery, Market, the City Hall, Church and Hospital here.

★Sabang Cliff (Kaputian town area)is about 45min from the property. The area is a new attraction and just starting to get some attention. Just bring your own life vest if you wish to try cliff jumping.

★Puting Bato Peak is 40 minutes from the property. Overlooking Davao City and magnificent view of Davao Gulf. Ideal for trekking.
★Taclobo Sanctuary is 30 minutes from the property. The newest attraction in Samal, spanning 14 hectares of the seabed is a collection/sanctuary of 3,700 live Giant Clam Shell. Ideal for snorkeling and educational tour. (local transport about P100/pax one-way)

Other things to note
In the interest of safety, gates will be closed at 10PM. Please advise if you need to arrive early or late. Curfew time is 10PM to 6AM. Gates will be closed during this period.

The room comes with free complimentary continental breakfast (toast, jam and native coffee).Self-service breakfast is available between 7-10am only.
La Vida Hostel is located at the heart of Samal Island .The property is close to the beach, ideal for small group outings and hosted events. It is equipped with kitchen,dining area, and a pavilion. Private rooms also available…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom
4 bunk beds

Amenities

Wifi
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Free street parking
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Location

Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Region, Philippines

Quiet island life atmosphere . You can walk and enjoy fresh air around the safe and friendly neighborhood.

You may also explore the area by foot, tricycle (local transport) or bus(Island Express).

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4.63 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

Hosted by Ninio

Joined in September 2014
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Hello! I'm Ninio.
Welcome to Samal island!
You can ask me anything about Samal island.

Did a lot of travelling before, I understand what travelers like you need. :)

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“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
Hello! I'm Ninio.
Welcome to Samal island!
You can ask me anything about Samal island.

Did a lot of travelling before, I understand what travelers like you nee…

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Rated 4.63 out of 5 from 30 reviews.