Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 8.7

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    Good hostel for who is traveling in a budget, cheap accommodations, good comum area, beds are comfy and there’s air con in the room. The location is good close to good restaurants and transport. Also helpful staff. The hostel organize island hopping and cannoeyring at kawasan waterfalls. I totally recommend. Would definetly come back and stay at Chief Mau.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2019
    Loved this hostel! Best one we have stayed at in the philippines. The staff and owners are very helpful and friendly. Breakfast and the pasta's are also very good. Would definetly stay here again!
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Mar 2019
    Lovely hostel. All staff were so friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was great and food and drinks were good prices. Social area in the hostel was great, hammocks and music so good to chill. 1 minute walk to the beach. Hostel run a daily canyoneering tour which is 1500peso and was amazing! Only thing to improve would be to update the showers/bathrooms. Would deffo stay here again.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Apr 2019
    My first Hostel experience as a first time solo traveler. I enjoyed my stay here in Chief Mau. Not only do they offer comfortable bunk beds but also a lounge room wherein you can relax, read books and even bed mats and hammocks for you to idle around in the vicinity. Location is perfect for diving enthusiasts. As for the lockers, maybe they can enhance it by making bigger lockers for more valuable stuffs to put inside.
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Mar 2019
    Great stay! We had the private fan room. With the fan on it wasn't hot at all, as long as you keep the window open otherwise it just gets stuffy. The noise also didn't bother us and it was never too noisy. The space is beautiful and super chill. Steps away from the beach and the best food spots in the area! I wish I could stay longer and will definitely stay here again during my next trip to Moalboal. I do believe the bathrooms could be improved, but it wasn't a big deal.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Mar 2019
    Very chilled out hostel with a perfect location! Canyoneering was amazing and is a must if you stay here!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Apr 2019
    Everything was good. They have a really good second floor chill space. The food was good. The dorm rooms were okay. But the only thing that bothered me was the bathroom and shower situation. It looks old and needs to be remodeled.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    28 Mar 2019
    Really nice hostel - basic but clean rooms. Really good food and ideal location. The common areas we great too with lots of places to chill out and music playing. The only thing that let this place down was the revolting bathrooms - these really need to be cleaned more and ideally restored.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Mar 2019
    I stayed in this hostel for 2 nights. It was a pleasant experience because the hostel is nice and it is located perfectly in Moalboal. The staff were decently kind and friendly. However the wifi was horrible! extremely frustrating. Moreover the washroom for the dorm is a combined toilet and shower area, which is shared between 8 people. Waiting time was long and the whole washroom would be wet and dirty. But its a decent place to stay for a short-term stay.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Mar 2019
    Great location. Dorms were clean, lockers were small (cannot fit bag in) and there wasn’t much atmosphere (bar/reception closes at 10) making it difficult to meet people. Highly recommend the canyoneering trip, guys were fantastic, so much fun!
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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