Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Studentsby Dmytro
Very good hotel for his pricePosted Dec 17, 2013
Cons: Wifi in rooms
Great BackpackersPosted Oct 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
Very fun place to stay and although it is mainly aimed at younger visitors it also caters for the older crowd. Some of the younger too cool for school hippies gave me the poo's. Sitting around trying to be a little to cool listening to Mob Marley was very cool yes! But I was doing it 25 years ago, and it is nothing new and certainly not very new or cool anymore. The staff are exceptionally polite and there to make you feel welcome and cared for.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Hanoi, Vietnam
Friendly backpacker hotelPosted Jun 6, 2011
This hotel is basic. Its overall structure is a cluster of huts in native materials. At some time it must have been charming, but maintenance has been haphazard and the general impression is of an establishment in decline. It could do with a major renovation. Rooms have a bed and fan, AC which works more-or-less, and a simple bathroom. Lighting is barely enough for reading (even in broad daylight). There is a feel of mustiness and damp. Sound insulation is absent and there is little space between the clusters. If you have inconsiderate neighbors, then you are likely to be woken during the night (in our case by heated arguments and some fairly colorful language occasionally). The hotel is located about 250 m from the sea and cool sea breezes do not penetrate beyond the fringe of densely packed (and frequently unattractively constructed) resorts, restaurants and small businesses along the seashore. Hence, in Frendz Resort, the air is still and the humidity and heat sometimes overbearing. Access to the beach is via a narrow lane between buildings. Water drips into the lane from overhead roof drains and airconditioner pipes. One establishment bordering the lane hoses out its kitchen and leaves pools of dirty water on the path. In spite of my negative comments, I would like to stress the friendliness and warmth of the family running Frendz resort. They make a lot of effort to please guests, serve great meals at reasonable cost, and provide free WiFi.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Great location - Friendly StaffPosted Mar 16, 2011 on Hotels.com
This place was a great place to stay. The bamboo huts really add to the ambiance. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. There is a common area with secured wi-fi access, a pool table, a long picnic table, a bar (where you can charge drinks to your room) and food available 24/7. Frendz is in a good location - about a 5 minute walk to the beach. Staff is available 24/7, and after midnight they lock the gate. Just ring the bell and someone will let you in. The bamboo huts are a nice touch. They are difficult to maintain, but worth the "experience". Sound does travel, so if you are traveling with a girl/boy-friend, you may be able to hear your neighbors and they may be able to hear you.. Overall it's a great place to meet other travelers, a great place to stay, friendly staff and close to the beach. Side note - avoid the island hopping tours - Take the Ariel's Point cliff diving tour - It's 1200 pesos per person, and well worth it! The staff can set it up for you.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Canada and Australia
Very Friendly at FrendzPosted Mar 13, 2011 on Hotels.com
My partner and I spent 2 weeks in the Philippines starting off in Malapascua scuba diving then we made our way to Boracay where we stayed at Frendz. The wife Rebecca was extremly friendly when we checked in - our names were on a Welcome board and they gave us a complimentary beer. We booked one of the bungalow rooms and found it to be really spacious and clean - very simple accommodation but perfect. The water was luke warm but not hot but it was hot enough for us not to mind the cooler shower. The only thing that was a bit of an annoyance was the Rooster next door that never shuts up. You get used to him and eventually you don't notice him in the morning after awhile. The staff are extremly friendly and the common area is a good place to hang out and meet everyone else. It's about a 2 min walk to the beach which is really convienient and the security is pretty good so no need to worry about that. I really recommend this place!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Manila/Vancouver
Frendz Hostel at Boracay - good for solos/familiesPosted Jan 3, 2011 on Hotels.com
I travelled solo female to Boracay and had a great experience at this hostel. The shortcomings listed in the reviews are also common at much more expensive hotels in the Philippines. Clean, fairly secure, only a minute from the beach, where the hostel has reserved access to (complete with beach chairs, cafe to provide drinks/snacks) and from the road (enough if you like to sleep). .
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Anaheim, CA
Posted Oct 5, 2010 on Hotels.com
i was expecting a decent service from the cheap price that i paid for my stay in the beautiful island, but it was much better than i expected. me and my girlfriend got there 0730 and Reinhard greeted us with a delightful cup of capuccino, as expected our room is not yet available, but Reinhard let us use a vacant room and transfered all our stuff to our designated room once we got back from Ariel's point. the cottages are nipa hut or "bahay kubo" whiich i prefer since i am in a tropical island got some problem with the room's AC and hot shower but quickly fixed. room is cozy and you get to feel like you are indeed in a tropical island. hospitable owners like Reinhard and Rose comes great staff who took care of our needs. and to add if you are kitesurfing, Reinhard will have you rent his kite and board for half the price of the cheapest kite school in bulabog beach. but i warn you, this resort is only for the cool tourists of boracay, those who enjoy chatting and drinking "redhorse" with other backpackers, those who are crazy enough to jump at ariel's point, those who wanna chill and relax with the native ambience. just like my governor's favorite line "I'll be back." hopefully soon.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Phoenix
Authentic tropical island experiencePosted Sep 21, 2010 on Hotels.com
We received a warm welcome by Reinhard and his family and were treated like family while we were staying at this place (4 nights). the bamboo cabins with their individual porches are authentic and unfortunately they are disappearing because they are difficult to maintain. The atmosphere was very peaceful, we met many nice travelers when sitting in the resort restaurant, the property looks like a botanical garden - you will love it. We can't wait to go back. This was the first time that we were able to received a free Wifi signal even 4 star hotels charge you for that in the Philippines and we went to 3 different Starbucks that did not have Wifi
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Bangkok, Thailand
Clean HostelPosted Aug 16, 2010
For a 2 star property, i'm very satisfied with the amenities and serviced I received. This property is 3 minutes walk from the white sandy beach of station 1. Though the neighborhood are residential properties but still the area is safe even at night. The surrounding is quite and it provide enough time for me to rest after a long journey. If your budget is tight, then this place is for you. If you need anything, everyone in the property is willing to go the extra mile to assist you. I even chatted with the Austrian owner who's very humble and down to earth.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Iligan City, Philippines
Posted Aug 12, 2010 on Hotels.com