Place To Stay When Travelling to Siargao, Philippines – Primitivo Art Village

Primitivo Art Village Cottage
This post is part 2 of 10 in the series Hostels Recommendations

Some time this year Boracay Island was closed and most tourists had to change their holiday destination. As we were in this group, we decided to go to Siargao Island. As always, I opened up HostelWorld and, but unfortunately, everything was fully booked! I got a little bit nervous. I asked around and I got a few recommendations to check out Primitivo Art Village. Not thinking so much, we messaged them on Facebook and they answered within a couple of minutes:

OK, your bed will be ready.

We asked how we can book it and got the response:

No worries, we prefer to invite guests to check out our hostel first before deciding. Just come over, your beds will be ready.

Let’s visit place to stay when travelling to Siargao Island, Philippines – Primitivo Art Village. Moreover if you are looking into planning your trip, check out things to do in Siargao.

Where to stay while travelling to Siargao Island, Philippines?

Primitivo Art Village is a great hostel if you are looking for friendly, family atmosphere and you are on a budget. Check it out!

Primitivo Art Village Location

The hostel is located on Tourist Road, General Luna. The location is perfect, you have everything around, 2 minutes to the beach, 2 minutes to all shops and so on. You will be in the middle of everything, but also in a chilled and quiet area.

Primitivo Art Village Costs

Cost per night per person is PHP350. You can stay in a dormitory room or tree cottage. As we were a group of three we stayed in a tree cottage for the same price as per dormitory.

Primitivo Art Village Dream Catcher

Primitivo Art Village Room Conditions

Island life, do not expect luxury for this price. The hostel provides clean bedsheets and pillows, however, you will not get a towel. The bathroom is in island style, a basket with water for a shower. It is a great place to experience filipino island lifestyle if you are ready for it 🙂  Try it!

Primitivo Art Village Hostel

Primitivo Art Village Hostel Place

The place itself is amazing. Hammocks, dream catchers, little lights, island style kitchen, art all around. It is an absolutely great place!

Primitivo Art Village Chill

Primitivo Art Village Hostel Attractions

The biggest benefit of this hostel is the fact that you will feel like friends or family members to the group that are running it. The first night we were singing and playing music with the owners and staff. The following nights we went out together to listen to local band music. The last night we were invited to have free dinner all together. How amazing is that?!

At the hostel you can also book island hopping for PHP800 per person. Ask the owner to help you book motorbikePHP500 for 24 hours.

Primitivo Art Village Diner

Where to find and book a hostel?

The only way you can find the Primitivo Art Village is Facebook. Just send them a message to tell them that you are coming and tell them that you got a recommendation from Ze 🙂

Primitivo Art Village Family

I hope you enjoyed my recommendation for place to stay when travelling to Siargao Island, Philippines – Primitivo Art Village. If so, please comment and share 🙂


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  1. Woah! What a cool experience and a detailed guide! I’m a personal fan of anywhere with hammocks, but it just seems like such a friendly and chill place to stay. I love that you played music with everyone – I could totally picture myself banging on some drums.

    1. You cannot imagine how friendly these people were. Perfect place for chill, a little bit music and family atmosphere.

  2. Your experience reminds me of something similar that happened to me in Greece, when the place I was supposed to stay was suddenly closed and I ended up in a tiny local place where the owners treated me like family. Sometimes the things that go wrong in our travels end up being the best experiences! It looks like you had an amazing time.

    1. Awe definitely! To be honest, I had to learn how to just go with flow and not being mad and upset when something is not going according my plan, but it was definitely worth it. Everything happens for a reason 🙂

  3. Wow! 350 PHP is like $8 Canadian… which is SO CHEAP! I love how island vibes it is, but if I’m being honest, I don’t know if I am that adventurous. (but I wish I was!)

    1. Haha I totally understand you, after 2 years of living in the Philippines I am ready for everything hahah 😛

  4. Wow what an incredible experience! I love that the staff at Primitivo Art Village make you feel like friends and family during the stay – a truly personal experience!

  5. I wish I had gone here when I was in the Philippines. It reminds me of the cool hostel I stayed in El Nido called Spin. I need a trip back for sure!!! Looks so awesome.

  6. This hostel looks like it has a really chill vibe!! I can’t resist a hostel with a hammock! Will definitely be adding this to my travel plans.

  7. What a peacefully looking place to hang out! I loved the Philippines and I’m dying to go back, it was so beautiful and relaxing.

  8. What a cool hostel! I love all the fun people you get to meet staying in hostels. It definitely makes it for a memorable trip. This looks like such a fun place too!

  9. Looks like such a cool spot! I was in Boracay 18 years ago and was sad to hear that it closed, but it looks like there are other very cool places nearby, like this one!

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