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Trafalgar Cottages

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One of the most popular hostels in Boracay registered with Hostelworld, Trafalgar Cottages are the budget traveller's ideal.

Simple, spotlessly clean and very affordable; it is conveniently located in the centre of the island, about 3 minutes walk from the White Beach next to the E-Mall. Free wi-fi access is now available. It is a small, friendly, family run hostel with a range of room sizes (from single up to 5 pax), with trustworthy, helpful owners. The lush tropical vegetation provides a shady atmosphere.

All standard cottages are fan cooled and include a private balcony with hammock, private bathroom with toilet, cold shower and washbasin. Deluxe Cottages are air conditioned, but there is no TV or hot shower. No stand-by generator.

There are also some basic budget rooms designed for backpackers with shared bathroom and balcony. All rooms are kept immaculately clean. Budget rooms have shared bathroom and balcony.

A central, common dining area provides a space for guests to get together and compare experiences. Coffee, tea and mineral water are on sale.

You pay your own terminal fee and boat/tricycle fares and send your expected time of arrival in advance. Check-in time is 12 noon-2pm and check-out is before 12 noon; if you plan to arrive early or leave late please contact the hostel beforehand.

Balance payments should be paid in cash (pesos, US$, Euros) on arrival. We are unable to accept any payment by credit/debit card.

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Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room

Important Information

Check-in time after 12 noon, check-out before 12 noon.
we will send a confirmation email, after we receive your booking. in case you don't receive this, please check your spam or email us.

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Awesome 86%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I LIKE IT FOR BEING SO HOMEY.. ITS LIKE HOME AWAY FROM HOME.. HOME FOR BACKPACKERS.. ITS SO CLEAN, NEAT AND TIDY.. THUMBS UP FOR TRAFALGAR. WILL DEFINITELY BOOK HERE AGAIN :)

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It a homey place..very quite environment..staff are friendly..budget cottages but worth it..

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We are contended, with the amount that we paid, we got what we need.

With the lowest rate that Trafalgar is offering you do not need to ask for more. If you are practical, this is the best place to avail, but if you are used to luxurious accommodation, this is not a place for you.

But I suggest, they need to improve their comfort rooms. If you will ask me if I will stay there again next time, Yes!

Thanks! Mr. Joel and Liesel, the staff if I remembered it right.

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It's my second time here. I love this place! :)

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Room is very basic. No hot shower, no air-con but very affordable for just $12-15 / night. The place is situated 15 mins from beach it self. There's lot of stores nearby where in you can buy food, souvenir items and lot more. Owner is very helpful in terms of giving you tips with what to do in your stay.

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very good .

tangbohu

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Stayed for 6 nights. Very comfortable rooms, provided basic amenities.
Location is a bit of a trek from most of the places where the happenings are going on but nothing more than a 20 minute walk, although if it's wet season the rain and wind can become annoying.
The cottages are located in a very green area which you overlook upon first arrival, it's like entering a small haven it has a distinct character that differs from the rest of it's surroundings, very pleasant indeed.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Our stay at trafalgar was our first but definitely it’s not our last. We will choose to stay here on our next boracay getaway.

Fresh water to wash down the dirt (green algae) and the seawater that has accumulated on our sun burnt bodies was plenty. The greeneries surrounding our occupied cottages made the area feel cool amidst the burning heat of the sun. Accommodation was superb and tailor fitted for the budget constrained traveler. We were allowed by the owner to cook our own meals during our second day and cooking utensils and dishes were at hand. It’s like staying on our own home.

A makeshift nameplate wrapped in plastic cover with my name on it was prepared by the owner to let us know of his presence to fetch us at Cagban Port was prepared by the owner himself, though he didn’t made it fetching us because of the differences in time ( we arrived at Cagban Port ahead of our agreed time).

And mind you, you can have a chat with the owner and his aides like you were already long time friends. They were very accommodating.

Hats off to Vicky’s Store, a stall located near Trafalgar selling RTW’s and trinkets for the tourist who returned our Canon camera the next day we returned after we left it there. They were honest and I recommend visiting their stall for your souvenir items.

Overall, it was a good stay at Trafalgar Garden & Cottages. Its nearness to the famed white beach (now laden with large quantities of green algae or “lumot” which hindered us to dip and enjoy the still crystal clear waters), souvenir stalls, transportation and the warm reception.

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very nice staff, familiar, good located and clean hostel.

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Place is good for budget constraint traveller.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
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