Cebu’s Most Affordable Hotel Rooms and Pension Houses

Cebu is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. There are lots of white sand beaches in the province. Some Cebu beaches are just minutes away from the Mactan Internationa Airport. There are also a lot of beautiful beaches outside the city limits such as that of Sugar Beach in Bantayan Island or Mangodlong Rock Resort and  Santiago Bay in Camotes Island.

One day is not enough for you to see all the thrills and beauty of the province. You must stay for a couple of days just to see some of the best Cebu has to offer. There are lots of Cebu hotels where you can stay in, there are world class hotels such as Shangrila Mactan which as a beautiful beach front, or the Marriott Hotel, just a few steps away from Ayala Center Cebu. Radisson Blue is just beside SM Cebu and Cnt Lechon restaurant.

But for the budget conscious travelers or those visiting in groups or families in Cebu, Field Trip Boy suggest booking your affordable Cebu hotel rooms in Hotels and Pension Houses in hotels located in Don Gil Garcia St, Capital Site, Cebu City.

Lapu-lapu Monument in Mactan Shrine

This location is the best place to look for cheap yet clean hotel rooms for you and your family. The site is also close to some of the popular Cebu tourist spots. For one, it is just a close distance to Cebu Capitol, the house of the Provincial Government. Don Gil Garcia St is also very near Larsian, a famous BBQ place in Cebu where you can hang out and eat cheap Cebu delicacies. Shamrock, a place to buy your Otap and other pasalubong items, also has a branch in Fuente Osmena.

Since the  place is  near Fuente Osmena, it is very accessible to commute via public transport. You can take a jeepney to almost anywhere within the city such as Ayala Center Cebu, or go to Colon and visit some historical sites like the Sto Nino Church and Magellan’s Cross.

You can also go to Crown Regency to try out their Sky Walk and Sky Coaster. The place is also jammed with lots of eateries, restaurants and grocery store such as Robinson’s. This place is also near Cebu Doctor’s Hospital and Chong Hua Hospital.

For starters, most hotels in the Capitol Site only charges 750 pesos for an overnight stay for one person. Room for two is around 800 pesos. For families or groups, checking in to one of these hotels can only cost you 1,400 for a group of 5, and 1500 pesos for a group of 6. If you will do the math, each person in a group of 6 will just be spending 250 pesos for an overnight stay in a clean, air conditioned, secured and well located hotel in the heart of Cebu City. Now that is real cheap trippers!!!!

This is the area where budget travelers and backpackers usually book their affordable Cebu Hotel roomsSome hotels in Capitol site offer free breakfast.

Here are some of Field Trip Boy’s recommendations for Cheap Hotel Accommodations in Cebu, Philippines. All of these are located in the same street. Kindly check out there contact numbers and email for reservations, prices and more info.

Cheap Hotel Accomodations and Pension Houses in Cebu


  • Travel Bee Bed and Breakfast

294 Don Gil,Garcia St, Capitol Site, Cebu, City

Cell phone number (0922) 800-18-02


Travel bee has air con and non air conditioned rooms. A single non Air-conditioned room is only 400 pesos. A room for 3 in a non air-conditioned room is priced at 550.

For solo backpackers and travelers who want to have and air conditioned room, an over night stay in Travel Bee is only 600, a room for 3 is only 750 pesos.

For a family or group of 6, they have a De Luxe room at 1600 pesos and a family room for only 1500.

Travel bee offers free coffee and toasted bread from 6 to 10 am. Check in time is 12 noon and check out is 1 Pm the following day.

  • Verbena Pension House

584 Don Gil Garcia St, Capitol Site,CebuCity

Mobile Phones- (0927) 998-62-88 and (0922) 870-20-34

Email Address-


Among the pension houses in the Capitol Site area, Verbena Pension House is probably the most popular. It has been around for decades but still keeps on improving their services and amenities. Verbena Pension house also offers free Wi-Fi access.

Here are some of their hotel room rates

Standard Rooms

 Standard (single or double with breakfast for 1)                        750 pesos

Standard for 3 ( breakfast for 2)                                               1,150 pesos

Standard for 5( breakfast for 2)                                                1,650 pesos

Superior Rooms

Single/double with breakfast for 1                                             850 pesos

For 4 with breakfast for 2                                                         1,600 pesos

For 6 with breakfast for 2                                                         2,200 pesos

Barkadahan Rooms

This is one of the best and cheapest rooms for the whole Barkada when inCebu.

Standard Barkadahan Room                 340 per person

Superior Barkadahan Room                  365 per person

Note: To avail the Barkadahan room, a minimum of 7 guests are required. Barkadahan rooms can accommodate a maximum of 12 persons.

  • Capitol Tourist Inn

Don Gil Garcia St, Capitol Site,Cebu City

Telephone number (63) (32) 253-28-50

  • West Point Inn

297 Don Gil Garcia St, Capitol Site,CebuCity

Cell Phone (0923) 99-52-111

Email Address-

How to go to Capitol Site ( Fuente Osmena)

From Mactan International Airport, grab a taxi or the yellow multicab going to Marina Mall. From there, take a jeep going to Mandaue Hi way. Once in Mandaue, look for jeepneys going to Ayala Center Cebu. You can ask your driver to drop you at Mandaue Coliseum, for there are jeepneys there that go straight to Ayala Center Jeepney terminal ( Cebu Jeepney Code 20A). Once in Ayala terminal, go to the second level and look for jeepneys with route code 14D bound for Colon, just ask your driver to drop you to Capitol Drive, if possible at the front of Joven’s Grill.

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  1. Imelda Rodriguez says

    Thanks! When we went to Cebu last year, I read all the articles of penfires, really great . . . very very helpful talaga Magaling!! Hope to receive more time from Field Trip Boy.


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