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 ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Coming to Moalboal? Come to Chief Mau! The leading social hostel and chillest place in town! We're conveniently located just a minute walking distance to the beach where you can find the famous Sardine Run. With a bar, restaurant and reception we're ready to serve your every need. We also have a dedicated social area where friendships become easily established! Our place has a terrace, garden area and hammocks too for that ultimate chill experience.

You may choose to stay in the Backpackers Dormitory, Private Fan Room with shared bathroom or a Private Aircon Room with your own toilet and shower.

We also organize the ultimate Canyoneering trip with our crazy fun professional guides. Island Hopping and Oslob Whale Shark trips are organized here as well. Come stay with us for a fun and memorable stay!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    AWESOME vibes, wonderful staff, amazing piña coladas. Highly recommend the canyoneering tour - shoutout to the guides. We really enjoyed the laidback environment offered by Chief Mau. The hostel is located along a main strip near Panagsama Beach (where the famous sardine run happens) and close to a variety of restaurants (go to Ven'z Kitchen), bars and dive centres - everything you need to make the most of the area! Would've extended my stay in a heartbeat if I'd been able to. Keep it up!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2019
    We stayed in the private ensuite room with aircon, aircon very appreciated! We absolutely loved our stay here. The food is amazing and really cheap, the location is right by the beach and some food places. The hostel is clean and has a good social area.. staff are all lovely. The trips they organise are amazing, highly recommend canyoneering and whale sharks! Will be staying here again when we return
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Nov 2019
    Absolutely loved this hostel! It was a perfect location to the sunsets and snorkeling & the canyoneering was such a highlight - amazing! Also fell in love with the hostel sausage dog & rottweiler.... And the newest kitten addition! I was even able to use the chill space to practice yoga - thank you:) the only small downside the shower head was broken while we were staying so had to hand hold. Would definitely stay again !
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Nov 2019
    Had an awesome 5 night stay here and didn't want to leave. Everything was lovely, clean and comfy WITH HOT SHOWERS and the staff were so incredibly nice, friendly, caring and helpful. They run the best tours in Moalboal and the canyoning staff are fantastic-they film you doing all the jumps etc and send you all the pics for free which was AMAZING. The hostel itself was really cool and chilled with its own bar, so a good vibe in the evenings. Would 100% recommend this hostel.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Nov 2019
    Chief mau was a great place to relax but still be super close walking distance to all activities. The manager/owner was very friendly and helped us organise our canyoneering adventure. They have a pool table upstairs which we only discovered on the last day too. Easy to chat to people at night, although definitely not like the bigger hostels, a much more laidback vibe. The aircon was great in our room and got the job done! Would happily stay back at chief mau
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Oct 2019
    Good hostel for the money in a great location very close to the sea, to restaurants and dive centers. For the tricycle from the bus station we payed 150php. The hostel has nice chill out areas and the staff was really super friendly. Just the owner seems to have absolutely no interest into his paying customers. The rooms were clean and ok. Because of the location of the rooms in the building I wouldn’t recommend you to take a room with fans as the air gets stuck in the rooms and it is crazy hot.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    09 Oct 2019
    Stayed in a private room, good aircon, water pressure of shower is variable, but great communal areas to hang out in
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Nov 2019
    The room was very hot even with 2 fans hard to sleep. Nice area to stay in good tour from this hostel
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    22 Oct 2019
    It could be a great place in high season, however I found it incredibly hard to meet people here as a solo traveller. The food was good, the rooms were okay although the beds are quite hard and our shower was literally hanging off the wall. The staff were polite and helpful. There’s not a crazy amount to do in Moalboal if you don’t dive
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    05 Nov 2019
    I stayed in the private room with fan and shared bathroom. The room was really small with a standing fan and a small window which opened into the one had to choose between privacy and ventilation. The shared bathroom has huge scope for improvement. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The cafe has very limited and no local food options. The location is convenient as its very close to the beach, other cafes and tricycle stand.
    India, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi