Summer is fast-approaching and we’re here to help you find the best accommodation for your next beach trip in San Juan, La Union. This unbiased list of the top hotels, hostels, and beach resorts in ELYU is based on its features, amenities, location, guest reviews, price, and more. We’ll include the rates here in this review but please reminded that these are just an estimate and it might change without further notice.
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1. Rada Hostel (Editor's Choice)
Address: Urbiztondo Road Cor McArthur Highway, 2514 San Juan, La Union
Rates: P3.000 for 3 days per pax (dorm room) with free breakfast
What we love? Rada Hostel is just a short walk from the beach area in Urbiztondo. It’s along the highway and is near to restaurants and other establishments. Guests have also free WiFi access and free private parking. Aside from the 4-bed dormitory room, you can also book a Deluxe room that is good for 2 people. They also have free breakfast if you book here.
What can be improved? No water heater, so showering at night might be really cold. During party time, you might hear loud noises from other establishments near the hostel.
2. The Escape San Juan
Address: 170 National Highway, Urbiztondo, 2514 San Juan, La Union
Rates: Good for bigger groups (5 and above), please check the link below
What we love? It has a shared lounge, garden, bar and free WiFi. Bigger groups of 5+ have multiple room options. All bathrooms have bidet. Excellent location too.
What can be improved? The overall feedback of this hostel is positive, commending the friendliness of the staff and the comfort it provides. The rates here may be too pricey for some travelers so make sure to review other guests’ feedback first before booking.
3. Sea Breeze Beachfront Home and Cottages
Address: Barangay Taboc, La Union, 2517 San Juan, La Union
Rates: P4,000+ for 3 nights per person, one-bedroom house with complete amenities
What we love? It’s a private beach resort with complete amenities. They also have good WiFi connection. You can also setup a bonfire which is perfect for family outings. Staff are friendly and accommodating too. There are multiple options to book. You can choose from a one-bedroom house, cottage, and holiday home.
What can be improved? This resort is not located in Urbiztondo so you have to take a 7 to 10-minute drive to visit the surfing area. It’s more suited as well for bigger groups and not for solo travelers.
4. Flotsam and Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel
Address: 12500 MacArthur Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, 2514
Rates: Multiple options available, around P1,000 for 1 night, per person, bunk bed
What we love? There are multiple options to book during your stay here in Flotsam. This place is also perfect for those who love to party because they have a restobar that is famous for it’s cool vibes. Non-guests are welcomed in their bar. Location is perfect and is near everything you need in Urbiztondo.
What can be improved? It’s difficult to book here during peak seasons so you have to secure your booking in advance.
5. The Circle Hostel La Union
Address: Brgy. Urbiztondo, Circle Road, San Juan, La Union
Rates: P2,000+ for 3 nights per person, Co-ed dorm
What we love? The Circle Hostel has cozy common areas where you can meet other people, hot and cold shower, and free WiFi. You can also opt to stay in their comfy hammocks if you’re in a tight budget. It’s a 6-minute walk from Urbiztondo beach and is near restaurants and other establishments.
What can be improved? It can be noisy sometimes since there’s a bar near the hostel. Rooms are not soundproofed.
6. ZEN Rooms G Hotel La Union
Address: 239 MacArthur Highway, 2514 San Juan, La Union
Rates: P3,300+ for 3 nights, 2 persons. Standard twin room.
What we love? It’s affordable! Zen Rooms G Hotel is 1-star hotel with airconditioned rooms and private bathrooms. It’s also near Urbiztondo beach, restaurants, and bars.
What can be improved? Unstable WiFi connection. There’s also a restaurant/bar downstairs which might get noisy during peak hours.
7. Hostel de Catalina
Address: 215 National Road, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Rates: P3,000+ for 3 days per person, one bed in dorm room
What we love? Hostel de Catalina is just a 2-minute walk away from Urbiztondo beach and is also near restaurants and bars. The staff are friendly and their front desk is available 24 hours. This hostel is suited for solo travelers.
What can be improved? WiFi connection is unstable in some parts of the hostel. Some guests reported that the bathroom was dirty and that the water pressure was weak. Blankets were also thin so it might get cold when the airconditioning is on. Not a good option for bigger groups.
8. HADS Beachfront Room Rental
Address: 315 Maya Street Montemar Village, Ili Norte, 2514 San Juan, La Union
Rates: P5,000+ for 3 nights, 2 people
What we love? Another accommodation just in front of the beach. You have plenty of space to use where you can setup bonfire and have some picnic with the family. The place is quiet and relaxing, away from the busy party scene at Urbiztondo. You can also rent a bike. Has rooms good for 2 people and bigger groups.
What can be improved? No WiFi connection. It’s a 10-minute drive from Urbiztondo so it will be a hassle for those without car to travel back and forth.
9. NJT Guesthouse
Address: Panicsican, 2514 San Juan, La Union
Rates: P4,500+ for 3 nights, 2 people (Economy Triple Room)
What we love? There are multiple room options for different number of guests (from 2 to 8 people). With free WiFi and free parking. They also offer breakfast which was commended by most of the guests. The staff are friendly and accommodating.
What can be improved? Rooms don’t have airconditioning. It’s also 2 kms away from Urbiztondo beach. There are restaurants outside the accommodation but you need to walk further if you want to check out the famous restaurants and bars in Urbriztondo.
10. San Juan La Union Apartments
Address: 244 Manipon Residence, St John Village, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, 2514
Rates: Around P5,000 for 3 nights, 2 persons (Studio Apartment)
What we love? Since this is an apartment, expect to see a lot of options in this listing. There are rooms good for 2, 3, 4 or more people so you will never run out of options. All rooms have private bathroom and flat-screen TV. They also offer free parking. Overall, booking here is affordable.
What can be improved? No WiFi connection. Some guests had feedback about the lack of cleanliness in their rooms. Some rooms don’t have trash cans and you have to request it to the staff. The staircase is also steep.
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