Marky’s Hostel: Cheap Accommodation Near Enchanted River, Hinatuan
Last June 2016, we braved the land of Mindanao to explore Surigao del Sur and its nature wonders. Since we arrived in Hinatuan pretty late we needed a place to stay to have a good night sleep. The most recommended place in Hinatuan is Marky’s Hostel, and I can clearly agree why.
Marky’s Hostel is one of the backpackers’ favorite accommodation in Hinatuan. With its cheap price yet homey vibe, one will surely see it as a home away from home. The white picket fence and blue painted walls welcomed us that night. Nanay Lumen greeted us at the entrance, she asked us to log, and gave us the key to our room. Their rooms are very basic but good enough to give you a rest after the tiring journey/activities.
Carlo and I decided to get the fan room for a night, our room has a bunk bed (PHP 400). The bed sheets and pillow are all clean and neat, I love how they make every visitor feel homey. Also, I like how the room is ventilated and enough wall sockets to recharge every gadget you have. The price ranges between (if I’m not mistaken) PHP 400 – PHP 1500 per room.
Marky’s Hostel have other rooms too (fan and airconditioned) – solo, twin, and groups. Tatay Toto (Nanay Lumen’s husband) shared that they have recently opened extension, within walking distance, which can accommodate bigger groups. Marky’s Hostel can also help you arrange or find a decent habal-habal driver for your tours.
We were the only guests that time so we had really good night sleep that night. I particularly commend the cleanliness of the common bath and toilet. Bathroom for men and women are well maintained, and the water supply is not an issue in Marky’s Hostel.
In case you want to have lunch/dinner there are nearby carinderias that sells sumptuous dishes for cheap price. Across Marky’s Hostel is a sari-sari store too although Marky’s Hostel has a mini store inside the hostel – talking about convenience. Also, there’s always a free hot water to keep you warm on a cold night.
Facebook Page: Marky’s Hostel Facebook
Address: Brgy Maharlika, Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
Contact No.: 0928-439-7785
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