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Where to Stay in Samar: 5 Hotels Perfect for Budget Travelers

As the third largest island in the Philippines, Samar has so much to offer. If you plan on coming over, adventurers looking to go beyond the usual tourist destinations.

Here’s a list of where to stay in Samar after a day of exploring waterfalls, hidden lagoons and white sand beaches.


1. S & R Bed and Breakfast

S & R Bed and Breakfast

If looking for a comfortable and clean stay, then S & R bed and breakfast is the perfect place to book. Guests can enjoy one of the fairly spacious and air conditioned rooms that each have a private veranda, simple interiors and an en suite bathroom.

Rooms are a bright yellow, helping give off a sunny disposition. A home-cooked breakfast is served in the comfort of your room, though the only food available before 6 a.m. entails coffee with either a cupcake or bread.

  • Location: P-2 National Highway, Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City
  • Check latest S & R Bed and Breakfast rates here.
  • What Guests Love: “A comfortable and convenient place to stay when in Calbayog. The rooms are spacious with TV and air condition. Pleasantly surprised that they have a bidet considering it’s a budget accommodation. Would recommend this bed and breakfast for those on a budget but want privacy, comfort and convenience.” – Zipporah A.

2. Asia Novo Boutique Hotel – Catbalogan

Asia Novo Boutique Hotel

Just a quick drive away from Catbalogan Airport, Asia Novo Boutique Hotel is the go-to for explorers who are budget-conscious yet don’t want to compromise on quality and cleanliness.

This quaint hotel is in the middle of the city’s business and commercial district, making your air conditioned room with an en suite toilet and bath a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of it all.

3. Marju Krisel Hotel & Resort

Marju Krisel Hotel & Resort
Image credit: Marju Krisel Hotel and Resort FB page

Marju Krisel Hotel & Resort is a budget-friendly option travelers may want to take into consideration if they’d rather spend more on exploring versus on their accommodation.

After all, their guest rooms have the basics one needs to have a good night’s sleep and there is a swimming pool (that’s open to the public) for one to take a refreshing dip in. There is also a picnic area, volleyball court, and a pavilion where travelers can mingle with other guests.

  • Location: Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City, Samar
  • Check latest Marju Krisel Hotel & Resort rates here.
  • What Guests Love: “We always come back here for a meal as we like the cooking of their chef. Despite renovation of the kitchen taking place, we received a delicious meal. Be aware that the swimming pool is highly popular so it can get crowded.” – Raobert

4. I’s Plant Hotel & Restaurant

I’s Plant Hotel & Restaurant

This 3-star hotel offers guests their choice of everything from a twin room to an executive suite, all of which guarantee a relaxing stay after an exciting day of exploring the best that Samar has to offer.

With free shuttle service, WiFi and private parking – the hotel does its best to ensure that guests won’t have to worry about transportation and connecting with loved ones at home.

There are also top notch toiletries, facilities and a beautiful continental breakfast that’ll be ready for guests as soon as they wake up.

  • Location: JPR Subdivision, Brgy. Carmen, Calbayog City
  • Check latest I’s Plant Hotel & Restaurant rates here.
  • What Guests Love: “Very accommodating and friendly staff. Our room was nice and clean as well.” – Franz R.

5. GV Hotel Catamaran

GV Hotel Catamaran

With 45 rooms available, this hotel offers budget rooms that provides travelers with a safe and comfortable stay. You can opt to book for an air conditioned or fan room – whichever you choose, guests can rest easy that their belongings are secured and that their rooms are well maintained and cleaned.

  • Location: Marcos Street, Barangay Narra, Catarman, Northern Samar
  • Check latest GV Hotel Catamaran rates here.
  • What Guests Love: “Clean bedsheet. Affordable Near airport and jeepney terminals.” – Elizabeth D.R.

Headed to Samar? Make sure you book your flight and hotel with Traveloka!

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