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The Flying Fish Hostel

32 Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200 Philippines
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#3 of 55 Specialty lodging in Dumaguete City
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour security
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24-hour check-in
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Filipino, German
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Ays Espiritu wrote a review Aug 2020
Bonn, Germany390 contributions108 helpful votes
The whole place, with its rustic design, is really nice. I find it also really good that some of the materials used in the building and in the furniture were from old houses. The whole surrounding is clean too. The hostel is not far from the airport but it is not so near to the center. The coast is walking distance though. The street is not so busy hence you hardly hear any vehicles. The walls and windows are too thin though. We had a private room just behind the dining area and you can hear the people outside (as if they are in front of the room) even if they are just talking normally. There was a live acoustic performance one night and it was quite loud. I think it was just until 10 pm though. The room is basic and not that big but it is good enough. It can be too hot though due to the roof. Good thing there is an air conditioner. The bathroom is small and the whole room gets wet so take care not to slip. I did not see the shared rooms. There are shared toilets, showers and sinks on the ground floor and upper floor. They look clean but I would be conscious using the toilet for my business as it is just in a cubicle. In the common area, there is a water dispenser, seats and lockers . It is also a nice place to chill. Their restaurant got a limited opening hours though. The staff are nice but somehow they seem to lack some training. I am not sure if they are just new, young or shy. Would be nice it this can be improved. Nevertheless, it is a nice option when in Dumaguete.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Deevst3r wrote a review Apr 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
We booked this hostel last minute (day of). We show up and they tried to put us in a different room than what we booked. We booked a 6-bed and they put us in an 8-bed. We complained to reception and they said the 6-beds were unavailable. The hostel was EMPTY btw so I wasn't buying it. I personally think it was because they didn't want to get the room dirty for 2 people. So I asked for a refund. The reception asked us to cancel online and she would issue a refund after speaking with management. I canceled the booking, she comes back and says she cannot issue a refund. I ask to speak to the manager. She explains that she cannot rebook the room same day. I said it doesn't matter you're not giving us what we paid for. After a bit of back and forth they agreed to refund via Booking. We left and just went to a hotel. I never received the refund. I would not recommend this place. You're better off spending a little bit more and getting a hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Jacob wrote a review Jan 2020
Makati, Philippines115 contributions28 helpful votes
I stayed the night here with family. We chose this hostel because of its proximity to the airport and the downtown area, as well as the positive reviews from other guests. We came in a bit early to check-in, but the staff did their best to get our room ready before noon. They made sure we were comfortable while waiting. The rooms have a rustic feel, clean and comfortable for its price range. The restaurant serves good breakfast. Only issue is the noise of passing cars outside. It can be heard through the jalousie windows. I recommend staying at this hostel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Inka wrote a review Jan 2020
Bacolod, Philippines12 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed with friends, very convenient for us. The place has a cool design and you get your own under the bed make shift locker. The common bathroom just needs time to get used to. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our stay and the staff at reception is very accomodating.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
JayM04 wrote a review Nov 2019
Manila, Philippines142 contributions89 helpful votes
My Apo island snorkeling tour was booked courtesy of this hostel. The staff were very accommodating and immediately responds to queries and messages. I stayed for a night at this hotel. I arrived early morning and was fetched by their resident trike driver- sir Guyz. (Btw, there is an adfitiinal fee if you wished to be picked-up from the airport for php200). Sir Guyz also do tours for those wanted to vist Valencia. He is a good man and very dependable. He can take you around Dumaguete if you want to. When I arrived around 530am, there were still no staff to accomodate me so I just spent my time in their clean and homey open restaurant. Around 8am, I was told by the front-desk staff that there is no available room yet till lunch time and i can just leave my bag at the corner near the front desk. They assured me that my bag won't get lost. Hesistant at first, but because of their assurance, I left my bag at the corner and just took with me, the important stuff. As I returned from the Apo island tour, a room was now ready. The room is clean, rustic, no paint, and very simple with a room type aircon and a clean toilet and toiletries. The bed is comfortable too. The wireless network is strong. I ate an early dinner at their in-house restaurant and ordered their sweet and spicy soy chicken and the taste did not disappoint me. The restaurant's menu won't let you down. There is a wide variety of meals from vegetables to desserts. There are also different flavored hand crafted beer for diners to try. The also have acoustic niggts every friday. I have a good night sleep at this hostel. Everything in this hotel is good except for the unavailability of lockers for early check-ins so that they can leave their things safely when on an early tour and not on any corner of the place.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
US$21 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesVisayasNegros IslandNegros OrientalDumaguete City
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Flying Fish Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Flying Fish Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Cotton January Boutique (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Flying Fish Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at The Flying Fish Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Flying Fish Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hayahay Treehouse Bar and View Deck, Jamrock Cafe, and Lantaw.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Flying Fish Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to The Flying Fish Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silliman University (1.8 km) and Belfry (3.0 km).