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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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8.6
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Villa Sandra Guesthouse is the first backpackers' place and the only eco guesthouse in Malapascua. It is run by Jonjon and his friendly staff.

The Villa Sandra area consists of 4 bungalows all with private bathrooms, a building with all the private rooms and the dormitories with shared bathrooms, a big vegetarian and vegan restaurant (not only for vegetarians/vegans!:)) and even more toilets and bathrooms made from recycled plastic bottles! The
restaurant is decorated with recycled glass bottles, lots of hand-made dreamcatchers, art and colorful fairy lights. The guesthouse is full of paintings made by many creative artists from all over the world, and a Freedom Wall where anyone can leave any message for other travellers. All the beds in the guesthouse are equipped with mosquito nets. We offer free accommodation and food to artists willing to paint something beautiful on the walls or musicians willing to give live music concerts at the guesthouse!
We have a spacious chill-out area upstairs with lots of hammocks, surrounded by nature. From there you can climb on the guesthouse's rooftop where you can enjoy the best view on the island for seeing the spectacular Malapascuan sunsets over the sea!

Guests staying at VS can enjoy free WiFi, unlimited drinking water and toilet paper, cooking facilities and fridge. VS has been awarded five stars by Trip Advisor from happy backpackers reviews.

Our restaurant uses fully organic local produce, with some ingredients (veggies, fruits, roots and herbs) home-grown here in VS, and the rest bought fresh from the local markets, no pesticides. Our food portions are not only huge, filling, healthy and delicious, but also come at an affordable price.

We invite everyone who wants to be a part of the change on the island, to volunteer at our feeding, education and games program for island children on every Saturday, with the collaboration of Go Green Malapascua and De La Mano Por El Mundo organizations. We educate children about the plastic problem in our country, play fun games with them and feed them. A percentage of the hand-made charity island souvenirs&jewellery sold in Villa Sandra goes towards the support of these programs!

There are many things to experience on the island; diving, boat trips, snorkeling, cliff jumping, beautiful beaches, basketball, Filipino food, fiesta and the local disco every Saturday.

Villa Sandra is in the centre of The Village and is close to local shops and bakeries, two minutes away from the port (where you will arrive), and a five minute walk to Bounty Beach, where most of of the island’s dive shops are. The nearest chill out beach is Tepanee's, a 5 minute walk, where you can snorkel all the way to tiny Dakit-Dakit island to see beautiful corals and schools of fishes. Villa Sandra also offers snorkeling gear for rent. The locals in Malapascua are friendly and like to talk to travellers. They may even ask you to join them for a drink or food!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Feb 2020
    Travelled with another male American friend from Cebu city. The staff here will help you book whatever you want on the island, the food in the restaurant is healthy and affordable, and the rooms are a good value for money. I stayed in an AC dorm while my friend stayed in a twin and we felt like we got a good night’s sleep both nights. Bathrooms are rustic but had been cleaned recently. If you look forward to meeting and hanging out with staff and guests at hostels, this is a great fit!
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Feb 2020
    Really enjoyed my stay at villa Sandra. Staff is great and the veggie/ vegan food are really good.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Mar 2020
    Loved this place, awesome rustic and homely vibe. Live music every night was a winner as was the great veggie food. Would definitely recommend ❤️
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Dec 2019
    We had a gorgeous stay at Villa Sandra- the staff were so lovely and friendly, the restaurant and bar have great vegetarian and vegan food for good prices and the rooms are very decent for the price. The atmosphere in the hostel is the best we've ever had and the live music in the evenings is amazing. We couldn't recommend this more, you must stay here!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Nov 2019
    Nice and central hostel. Great staff and atmosphere. Great restaurant which has live music every evening and is good for socialising. Perfect place to stay for a couple of days on the beautiful island!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    10 Dec 2019
    Villa Sandra has an excellent vibe & energy about it. There is live music every night from 7-10, where you can grab a drink, some food, or just chill. It’s a great place to meet people and also just relax. There are many common spaces so you can easily find the spot for you- hammocks, pillow lounge, yoga space; it’s all awesome. Highly recommend if you are looking to chill & make some new friends.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 Jan 2020
    Great value and great food. Very chill staff. I would highly recommend and would stay again myself.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    03 Dec 2019
    Amazing atmosphere! I really loved the spirit of the place. Live music and the vegetarian food was great! Some downsides was that the room did not have AC and the sheets, pillows and the mosquito net had a bad, musty smell. Anyway, all in all it was a great stay and I recommend for those who want to experience something unique.
    Finland, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Feb 2020
    + Staff are lovely, nice restaurant and live music every night - AC is ineffective and lots of animals around so I struggled for a good night's sleep
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    25 Nov 2019
    Too lax of a check-in led to a miscommunication about payment and we ended up paying more than we expected. Even though they advertise it as being a bare bones place with minimal facilities, the place could really use a deep clean (or a clean, period). Showerheads covered in algae, the same band-aid in the sink for 4 days. I’m all for the hippie life, but a little TLC would go a long way. The food, however, is amazing. My recommendation: Come for the food and the hangs, but stay elsewhere.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


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