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
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Property Description

The resort is conveniently located within mere walking distance from the Whaleshark Interaction Center: your launch pad to experience snorkeling with what the locals refer to as the 'Butanding.' We pride ourselves in spoiling our backpackers and other budget travelers with more amenities than any other homestays or hostels in the area. Apart from its close proximity from the Center, our guests can enjoy being by the beach, enjoying the use of our infinity pool, have fun drinking during happy hours at our well stocked bar, and dining at our restaurant that serves local and seafood cuisine at budget prices. Our backpacker rooms are spacious, limited to 3 guests each room, and comes with its own bathroom (hot shower included) and individual cabinets to secure your belongings.

Woodland is also a dive resort partnered with a PADI certified in house dive shop where beginners and experienced divers can learn, enjoy and explore the various marine life that Donsol has to offer. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    My experiece in Woodland has been really precious andi will have this memory for long. I visited Donsol as soon as I arrived in Philippines and i was supposed to say there just 3 days to see the Whale sharks. But the lockdown for corona virus was starting in all Philippines. I immediately contacted the reception of Woodland and they gave me the maximun assistance to be longer.I stayed here 15 days and i felt like home. Paolo the manager and all the staff supported us in all! Thanks
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2020
    Really nice hostel, there were 2 of us and we ended up having a dorm room to ourselves which was quite nice. The food in the restaurant is good and it’s handy you can pre order your breakfast the night before if you need to be up early. Showers were warm, beds were big but a bit hard, staff were friendly and helpful and the pool was great (although the sun beds are uncomfortable without cushions). We only stayed in Donsol to see the whale sharks so didn’t look around the rest of the area
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 May 2019
    Enjoyed our stay and will definitely try to come back again for another whaleshark season! Staff was friendly and available whenever we had questions. Location is very close to the tourism center, restaurant food was excellent, and cubbies were available in dorm! Very minor, but room wasn't cleaned daily - which was fine for our short stay but if needed you may need to request of staff. Again, wasn't really an issue and we would recommend the dorms to any backpacking guests!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2019
    A backpackers treat!! Dorm rooms consist of three double beds and an en-suite - and all the facilities of a hotel resort, beautiful grounds, pool and views of the ocean. Walking distance to whale shark tourist centre. Wish I could have stayed longer. Probably not super sociable but a great place to chill and relax. Amazing staff too!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Apr 2019
    Nicest staff ever!!! It s a hotel which also has dorm. So you won't have a kitchen or so and the food is a little expensive but the location ist great and the staff jsut amazing!!
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    23 Jan 2020
    We arrived and had to move rooms after the first night due to our room being filthy. The next room we moved into was fine, rooms are basic but it had been cleaned properly. For the price you pay it’s fine. The pool and bar/restaurant area is really nice and well set out. Hostel is quite. Great location for the whale sharks.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    25 Mar 2019
    Beautiful grounds, beach, pool, great food, but many bugs. If you like killing cockroaches the length if your hand and having small ants on you in bed...
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 May 2019
    On one hand it’s great to experience resort features for this price. On the other, the cost is way too high for the quality of the dorm rooms. I noticed that the mirror, the area around the sink and other surfaces in the room or bathroom were never cleaned. When my two room mates checked out, their beds were left unchanged for two days. The room was noisy in the late afternoon and early evening as it is right by the pool. I resented paying that amount for the experience I got in return.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    13 Apr 2019
    The location is very good and great food at the restaurant. The WiFi sucked and we had the most dirty room in all our travels in the Philippines.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    25 May 2019
    The place was old and full of ants and insects, The bathroom was filthy and small. The restaurant was great though and nice people. Overall it was below average and overpriced. My children did not enjoy there stay . I don't usually give negative reviews but people or guests should know specially coming from the U.S
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games


  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Philippines

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