Miles, Zambales

Hideout Zambales – Hostel For Backpackers By a Backpacker

It has been 2 years since I last visited Sitio Liwliwa in San Felipe. The rise of new eco-hostels and lodgings may be evident but one thing remained — its serenity.

San Felipe Sunset
Sitio Liwliwa, San Felipe’s blushing sky at dusk.


Located on a corner lot way past Circle Hostel and Kapitan Liwa is Hideout Hostel. You may not easily notice it as you have to pass the left alley leading to the entrance.

Hideout Hostel Entrance
Colors of summer.

The Hostel is bordered by luscious greens and packed with homey ambiance. The owner, Sir Ian Limbonis, is a backpacker himself. I have contacted him via Hideout’s Facebook page prior our visit to make sure everything’s settled. He’s accommodating and makes sure it’ll be a good stay.

Hideout Hostel Kubo
Home for the weekend.

The rates are all inclusive of vegan breakfast and coffee.

Hideout Hostel Weekend
Always coming back.

Actual itinerary for 4 pax

PHP 330/ pax- Bus fare, Pasay to San Felipe, Zambales via Victory Liner (Iba SCTEX trip)
PHP 25/ pax – Trike fare, Bobulon Elementary School to Hideout Hostel
*make sure to tell the bus driver to drop you off the Bobulon Elementary. This is situated before the town municipal hall. Tricycle fares go up if you were dropped at the bus station.
PHP 687.50/ pax – Individual share for a Quad Room
*rate adjusted for 4 pax and 1 kid and is inclusive of vegan breakfast for each

Hideout Hostel Vegetarian Menu
The hostel also offers other dishes.

PHP 30/ pax – Trike fare, Hideout Hostel to the bus stop
PHP 60/ pax – Air-conditioned bus fare, San Felipe to Olonggapo
*since Cubao/Pasay-bound buses are already full by the time they reach San Felipe, option is to ride a bus bound for Olonggapo and just ride another one bound for Manila.
PHP 232/ pax – Bus fare, Olonggapo to Pasay via Victory Liner
TOTAL: PHP 1,364.50

Safe budget for a weekend trip is PHP 2,000-PHP 2,500 including food and other activities like surfing and trekking.

Hideout Hostel Counter
Welcome to Hideout Hostel!

Reminders as you stay:
– No air-condition
– Shared bathrooms only
– Check-in is between 1PM-10PM
– They require a full deposit to secure your reservations
– Liquors are not allowed and you can bring in snacks/food just not pork
– Bring your own water bottles as they practice zero-waste

You may contact Hideout Hostel (Sir Ian) with this number: 0917-500-0708

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