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La Vida Hostel

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Individually decorated, desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing
Individually decorated, desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing

Overview of La Vida Hostel

La Vida Hostel

2-star property
No-frills Samal hostel with restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

5 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
The price is P 1,733
Price available on 02/14/2023
Barangay Catagman, Samal District, Samal, Davao del Sur, 8119

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Francisco Bangoy Intl. Airport (DVO) - 61 min drive


  • Bahay Kubo - 3 min drive

About this property

La Vida Hostel

La Vida Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Samal.


English, Filipino

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The entrance to the property is closed from 10 PM to 6 AM. Guests are not permitted to enter or leave the property during this time.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Water dispenser


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • English
  • Filipino

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: PHP 200.0 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 5.0 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

La Vida Hostel Samal
La Vida Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
La Vida Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Samal

Frequently asked questions

Does La Vida Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, La Vida Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at La Vida Hostel?
As of January 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at La Vida Hostel on February 14, 2023 start from P 1,733, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at La Vida Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at La Vida Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at La Vida Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at La Vida Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at La Vida Hostel and nearby?
La Vida Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near La Vida Hostel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Sam & Bing Store (7.7 mi), Marina Tuna (7.7 mi), and Patok sa Manok (8.1 mi).







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Comfortable stay beach close friendly staff and great breakfast
Troy, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property is tidy, quiet, surrounded by greenery. Although its adjacent to the beach, the area is not for public. Rooms are functional with all basic amenities, includes a balcony/sitout also. No restaurants nearby but thats the case with most areas of Samal. The island itself is a relatively unexploited, less touristy, very green, lovely roads to ride/drive. Overall a good stay. They have shared kitchen in case you want to cook yourself. The host is very helpful for all needs.
Ganesh Prabhu, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nezza, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

I like it here because the staff were friendly and accomodating, the guests were free to cook their meals.. I dont like because there is no cabite where the guests can hang their clothings and there was no slippers to be used by the guests inside the room
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice place for alone time
Nice place with very kind and helpfull staff, good simple breakfast, and got upgraded, Thank you for now La Vida.
Flemming, 2-night trip
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