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  • 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.
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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

AYO Homtel | THE STORY

… 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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.5

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 5.5

  • Staff 7.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 6.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.1

    Superb

    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
  • 6.6

    Good

    14 Aug 2018
    Quite place with very few people around, relaxing but not the best location.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    28 Sep 2018
    Owners were very nice on arrival , we only stayed one night and left very early the following morning but , we arrived at 9.30 pm and showed to our room , the hostel said aircon was available but they only switched it on when we arrived so walking into the room was like a sauna and didn’t cool down the entire night , my travelling friend didn’t sleep at all because of the foam mattress and it being 30 degrees in the room ,the shower was similar to a garden hose in pressure and bathroom not clean
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4

    Rating

    05 Jul 2018
    Charged you money for breakfast and coffee, staff were unfriendly and I observed the owner hit his crying daughter because she accidentally fell off a skateboard
    USA, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

1. This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
2. Cash payment only upon check in at the property.
3. Business Hours:
-Reception from 6:00 AM until 2:00 A.M.
-Check in: 02:00 PM
-Check out: 12:00 NOON


Good Vibes Guest house is suitable for budget travelers, Party goers and Back Packers.

We Also have Car rental , Bicycle Rental, Motor Bike Rental and Group tour pakacges


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