Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

Good Vibes Guest House would like to thank all of our guests that have enjoyed their time (and not so) with us.
Times change and so will we. The original owners of the house have taken over to personally manage the property.
Your good reviews have given us inspiration and the not so good ones as our tips to improve further.
We hope to see you again soon in Ayo Homtel (formerly Good Vibes Guest House).

Ayo Homtel,
We are a Homtel,
A combination of the comforts of home with everything expected of a hostel
Located at the heart of tourism in Lapu Lapu Island,
The best starting point for any adventure.

We provide a peaceful, tropical environment
Lounge in our breezy open space living area
Take a nap in our garden patio
Enjoy a cold drink in our alfresco seats
For all to enjoy


… a little story from where and how AYO Homtel began.

This Rustic Tropical Serene Home and Hostel was originally an 80’s house built by of a family who migrated to New Zealand in early 2000 just in time when a mother and her three children who also lived abroad looked for a house in Cebu to become their vacation home and establish their roots.

With the help of a family friend, the late Architect Chris Abbu, the 80’s house was lovingly re-purposed but preserving the charm and vibe, adding more open spaces that set a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors.

The re-purposed house was then fondly called Kirana, “light of life” in Sanskrit which became their Christmas vacation home and repository of mementos gathered from different places, with each piece having its own story. Main door wood carvings was from old Javanese home, stone art was bought from a street artist in Ubud Bali, bench built out of old rail tracks from Medellin, Cebu. Indeed a fusion of pieces and stories from overseas and Cebu.

As the three kids have grown, Kirana was less visited and the family, who are avid cultural and natural travelers themselves, decided to open it up as a second home to other travelers as well.

AYO Homtel was then conceptualized, managed by the eldest son Gabriel. Rooms for family, group of friends or solo travelers were comfortably furnished, Wifi, parking, private and public comfort rooms, shower, lounging area and many more. Further facelifts were done to make it into an even better place to stay in. Breathtaking paintings were added such as the Big Hibiscus by Lyn Deutsch in the Living Area and flower paintings in the guest rooms by Nina (the owner’s niece) as well.

To give a Cebuano flair to the place, the name AYO was picked as it captures the Asian hospitality to welcome guests knocking. It also means “let’s go” in Indonesia where the three kids spent their growing up years. Wikipedia says Ayo means Joy in Yoruba (African language).

AYO Homtel is definitely a happy place to visit and experience. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.0

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 5.7

  • Staff 6.3

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 6.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2019
    Great hostel. Comfortable and clean. Nice common are with hammocks. Bathroom is big and clean. Location is walking distance to shops, food, massages and other conveniences. We chose it to be close to the airport for our morning flight but it was a P300 taxi to the airport. Staff was very helpful.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    11 Nov 2018
    From the moment I walked in the gate I felt like home. The workers are amazing people that help so much. They give you all the information you ask and they even shared there food with me.. loved every minute definitely going back there if I have a chance. The rooms are a bit small and the shower has hot water. You can cook your food there. Great place for big groups also
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    06 Feb 2019
    Nice hostel, ideally situated near the airport. Rooms are a bit basic, but they do the job. Staff seemed friendly. The hostel itself was nice looking.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    20 Jun 2019
    Ago Homtel seemed like a nice place for rest and taking things slowly.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 May 2019
    Very nice accommodation with the kitchen made our experience very good, we hadn’t found a kitchen anywhere else in Philippines. Staff weren’t overly friendly and location is poor, only near the beaches and airport, it’s a 40 min grab to the cebu city centre.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    27 Feb 2019
    Fine for one night but definitely wouldn’t stay more, not in a location id want to explore. WiFi was spotty and Nothing exciting but wouldn’t mind staying if I had another layover there.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    28 Jan 2019
    It’s was a pleasant place to stay but was in the middle of nowhere and only 1 other person staying there. The staff didn’t have much to do with you. Probably wouldn’t stay again but it was nice.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.6


    30 Mar 2019
    We’ve stayed at the hostel for one night so we can get close to the airport. It was 320 peso in a grab to get there so it didn’t make the ride cheaper. Most importantly, It was a horrible night. The electricity didn’t work and so is the water for almost our whole stay, so it was really hot and unpleasant. The staff didn’t seem to care and were not so nice to us.
    Israel, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.0


    09 Jul 2019
    Far from everything, bathroom and room were dirty and greasy, staff were pretty unkind and no atmosphere to speak of. Would not recommend anyone to stay here.
    Sweden, Male, 18-24
  • 2.9


    27 Feb 2019
    I stayed in the hostel one night. Location is in the middle of nowhere. Man at the reception very arrogant and there is not nice atmosphere inside. They got nice place to sit outside though. But summarise staff and location disqualify that hostel as a good place to stay.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available