Batanes Accommodation: Ivatan Lodge

 

Ivatan Lodge Entrance

 

Ivatan Lodge is a government-run place. It caters to the budget-conscious travellers. It has everything backpackers usually look for in a place – cheap, clean, and safe. There are a number of fan rooms and 2 airconditioned rooms on the 2nd floor. Safety is not a problem as there are staffs on duty during the day and a security guard at night. They don’t serve meals, but there are a number of eateries nearby.

 

common lounge

 

hallway

 

fan room

 

en suite bathroom

 

view from the common dining area

 Be amazed with the beauty of Batanes, here.

 

Room Rates are as follows:

Single – P300
Double – P400
Triple – P600
Aircon – P1000 (2 rooms. max of 3 peeps in a room)
Family – P750

 

VERDICT:

Good: affordable – probably the cheapest in Batanes, clean, en suite bathroom, security guard at night, free mineral water refill, hot water for coffee, tea, or soup noodles is available 24 hours, friendly staff

Bad: indoor plumbing does not work but the staff are always onhand to fill the big water bucket inside the bathrooms anytime

 

Ivatan Lodge
National Road
Kaychanarianan
Basco, Batanes
Elisa A. Castillo
– 09308511884

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~ by Happy Sole on March 12, 2011.

17 Responses to “Batanes Accommodation: Ivatan Lodge”

  1. […] Ocean. It was the home of internationally acclaimed artist Pacita Abad. The government-run Ivatan Lodge, meanwhile,  is the favorite of backpackers. For just Php 200/night, it is sufficient for the no […]

  2. It seems everybody but me has been to Batanes! hehe. When I go there, I’ll come back to this page. I’m a super budget traveler.

    • you’re missing out a lot! hehehe just kidding
      but seriously, Batanes is like Heaven on Earth.. hope you see its beauty soon. 🙂
      thanks for the visit & leaving a comment! see you around!

  3. Thanks for considering Batanes…
    come and experience the province with Batanes Accomodation: Ivatan Lodge, affordable and government operated lodge…
    feel the ivatan culture…

  4. Hi, is Ms. Elisa Castillo’s number a Batanes landline number or a cellphone number? If it’s the latter, I think it has one extra digit. Care to clarify? Thanks!

  5. wow i am planning to go to Batanes and Ivatan lodge is recommended to us by a dear friend…

    • you will love Batanes. Ivatan Lodge was a good choice for us, if you’re looking for a cheap but clean place to stay, it is a good choice. enjoy your trip!

  6. Anyone here knows of any cheap way to Batanes? I’ve always been seeing flights to it which I find to be too expensive..

    • watch out for promos that Seair regularly gives away — Feb and Sept, for half the price during the Philippine Travel Tour Expo and the Philippine Travel Mart, and for various discounts year-round online. there’s a new airline (Sky Pasada) flying the Manila-Basco route, but it is still expensive.

  7. Hello! I’ve hear of another airline company besides Skypasada.. Is it NorthStar? Or something else? Any new Airline companies? Thank you!

  8. hi just asking kung magkanu rate pag 4 days/ 3 nights or 3 days/2nyts

    tnx i wait for the response

    • Hello!

      The rates (per night) are as follows:

      Single – P300
      Double – P400
      Triple – P600
      Aircon – P1000 (2 rooms. max of 3 peeps in a room)
      Family – P750

      thanks!

  9. Available po ba ang room na good for 2 pax sa May 13 – 17? Bale 5D/4N… Mainit din po ba ngayon diyan sa Batanes or okay lang ang weather? Para kung hindi naman mainit kahit fan room na lang po sa amin. Thanks!

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