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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 2 weeks 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, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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

Guaranteed to be at the BEST LOCATION. Sharky Hostel Oslob which is is conveniently located just beside the New Briefing Center for Whaleshark Watching, a very good location just 1 minute walk away, 50 meters away to the beach and just 10 minutes ride to Tumalog Waterfalls also 15 minute boat ride to Sumilon Island Sandbar. Here you can relax and enjoy and meet new friends. Our hostel is composed of concrete dormitory rooms and Native Bamboo House.

DORMS are all Fully Air-conditioned and PRIVATE NIPA HUT are all Fan only.
We offer our guests to be the first to swim with the Whaleshark, just registered and pay with us upon check in if you would like to join the next morning.

What to See and do in Oslob?

* Whaleshark Watching
* Tumalog Waterfalls
* Oslob Heritage Town
* Canyoonering to nearby Town
* Be your hub to your next destination such as Dumaguete & Siquijor
* Island Hopping to Sumilon Island
* Swimming

Sharky Hostel offers Canyoonering Tours - you can booked it upon arrival. Also we assist guest for boat transfer to Panglao Island Bohol from Oslob.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cash Basis Only.
2. At least 2 days advance notice for free cancellation.
3. Check-in at 2:00 PM.
4. Check-out at 12:00 NOON.
5. Reception from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Latest check in 10pm or late upon information. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 5.3

  • Cleanliness 5.3

  • Facilities 5.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 May 2022
    This place is highly recommended if you come to Oslob. We're the first boat out to leave and Nanay Zeny arranged our trip to Tumalog Falls and our transfer to Bohol.We had a great experience!!!!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    28 Jan 2020
    Awesome hostel run by a very friendly family. Right next to the beach and the whale sharks.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Mar 2020
    Perfect location near whale shark. Stuffs from hostel help us to be on first boat. Nice simple cottage.
    Czech Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    27 Jan 2020
    If you're going to the whale sharks it's the best place to stay. They get the first boat out so you don't have to wait (but you don't have to get up early). No frills here though so expect to flush the toilet with a bucket of water, etc. The staff are very nice and accommodating. They are very willing to help you with any transfers or questions about the area.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Feb 2020
    Best place to stay for whale shark swimming, in the que by 3:45am and the owners get the first boat tickets out so you are the first group in the water with the sharks then first out as well. They know the drill. But other than that not much to do in the area.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Jan 2020
    Booked here because we’d been told that we’d be on the first boat out in the morning, but when we arrived a member of staff informed us that the system had been changed just the day before so it is no longer first come, first served. Obviously this isn’t the hostel’s fault but was the key selling feature as the facilities are v basic, especially the showers
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Jan 2020
    Is very near to the whale shark tour. Is food for one night
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    31 Jan 2020
    Booked this hostel to be one of the first groups out to see the sharks. Thid didn't happen. Staff tell people a different time to wake up each day. We ended up being the 45th group despite being the closest to the beach. We waited with no communication for over 2 hrs meaning we couldn't get to siquijor the same day. Following day we were woken up with all the other shark watchers and the staff turned the air con off despite trying to continue sleeping. Other than this, decent hostel but no wifi
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    24 May 2022
    Stayed 1 night to see the whale sharks. No one else there but me. There was no power, WiFi, running water or AC. I would avoid wasting a night here and do a tour from Moalboal instead. This being said the staff where nice and they get you on the first boat out to see the whale sharks.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    04 Feb 2020
    It was alright for a short stay. Close to the beach where the whale sharks are located and that part was amazing. Showers didnt work and toilets had to be flushed with water which i was used to being in the Philippines. We were unlucky and the door knob was broken by a staff member coming into the room in the middle of the night and we were locked in our room for a few hours and they were forced to break the door handle from the outside and temporarily blamed it on us... But never charged us.
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
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  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Flexible NRR
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi