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In this article, we’ll take you on a tour of some of the most unique stays in Dumaguete. When it comes to travel, there’s an undeniable thrill in discovering accommodations that go beyond the ordinary. In the heart of the Philippines lies Dumaguete, a city known for its warm hospitality, stunning landscapes, and unique stays that promise an unforgettable escape.


Mad Monkey Hostels: One of the Best Unique Stays in Dumaguete

Your adventure begins with Mad Monkey Hostels, the ultimate hub for travelers seeking a blend of excitement, comfort, and connection. Located in the heart of Dumaguete, Mad Monkey Hostels isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a vibrant community where like-minded explorers gather for unforgettable experiences. With various accommodation options, from shared dorms to private rooms, you’ll find your ideal space to rest and recharge. The hostel’s range of activities promises a journey filled with new friendships, cherished memories, and legendary parties that will have you dancing the night away.

Location: MAP | Website

Contact: +63 905 556 1478

Mad Monkey Dumaguete’s Standard Triple Room

Pahuway Mountain Resort: A Tranquil Hillside Retreat

Nestled in the lush mountains of Cambucad, Valencia, Pahuway Mountain Resort is a cozy studio for two that offers luxury and charm. With brick walls, local furniture, and a stunning mountain view, this earth house provides an ideal escape. An infinity pool, cedar sauna, and organic meals await you, making it the perfect hideaway just 25 minutes away from downtown Dumaguete. Immerse yourself in nature’s beauty while still enjoying modern amenities, such as a kitchenette and air conditioning.

Location: MAP | Website

Contact: +63 998 908 2368

View from Pahuway Mountain Resort, photo courtesy of Pahuway Mountain Resort

Plantasia Park’s Cottage in the Trees: A Forest-Feel Getaway

If you’re yearning to escape the urban hustle, Plantasia Park’s Cottage in the Trees offers a unique forest-glamping experience. Set amidst tall trees in a family-oriented nature park, this two-story cottage welcomes you to a serene haven. With space for up to four people, the cottage is surrounded by abundant flora and fauna, allowing you to reconnect with nature. The nearby playground and intimate party space add to the charm of this woodland retreat.

Location: MAP | Website

Contact: +63 917 700 1679

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Plantasia Park’s Cottage in the Trees Exterior, photo courtesy of Plantasia Park’s Cottage in the Trees

Glamping Dome and Dauin Beach Resort: Oceanfront Extravaganza

One of our favourite unique stays in Dumaguete is by the beach. For an extraordinary beach resort experience, look no further than Glamping Dome and Dauin Beach Resort. This oceanfront sanctuary offers spacious living areas within unique domes. Air conditioning, flatscreen TVs with Netflix, and ocean views ensure a luxurious stay. Dive into the marine sanctuary for exceptional diving and snorkeling experiences, or relax on the sandy beach. With quality furnishings and a serene atmosphere, this resort promises an unforgettable holiday.

Location: MAP | Website

Contact: +63 994 219 6235

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Glamping Dome and Dauin Beach Resort Interior, photo courtesy of Plantasia Park’s Glamping Dome and Dauin Beach Resort

Wonderland in San Juan: Community and Minimalism

Welcome to Wonderland, a community-focused hostel and vegan restaurant in San Juan. Your stay here is defined by minimalist one-person huts equipped with essentials like fans, mosquito nets, and electrical outlets. Shared facilities, open-air showers, and free drinking water foster a sense of camaraderie. Engage with fellow travelers during scheduled activities or indulge in the offerings of the cozy vegan restaurant. Wonderland’s proximity to Paliton Beach and other island attractions makes it a gateway to Siquijor’s wonders.

Location: MAP | Website

Contact: +63 35 542 6765

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Wonderland Exterior, photo courtesy of

Unique Stays in Dumaguete: Final Thoughts

Dumaguete offers an array of accommodations that go beyond mere places to sleep. From vibrant hostels fostering connections to secluded hillside retreats and nature-immersed getaways, each stay brings a distinct flavor to your journey. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, community, or a blend of all three, Dumaguete’s unique stays have you covered. Embark on a journey that embraces the essence of exploration and comfort in one seamless experience.

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About the Author

Nicole Basri is the Junior Marketing Assistant at Mad Monkey Hostels. When she's not working, you'll find her buried in a good book, or on a hunt for the perfect Matcha Latte.