Buhisan Lodge

Cheap accommodation in Siquijor at P125/day

A basic room with a big window

A basic room with a big window

I can stay at whatever kind of accommodation. From P100 peso rooms to 5-star luxury ones.

I arrived in the municipality of Siquijor, Siquijor, my second time in this province, and after looking for a place to stay, I got recommended to this P125 (less than $3) lodge near the national road a few minutes walk from the municipal hall. Its a wooden structure named Buhisan Lodge and from the looks of it, might be an oldie in the place

P125! That’s dirt cheap. After staying at GoHotels Dumaguete the previous night, paying P1,106.56, I agreed to stay at this place. It is clean, airy, spacious and, probably, I miss the feel of these kind of structures since childhood. But also, why spend more when there’s a cheaper alternative in a place where you won’t be spending most of the time inside the room?

The toilet and bath are common, found at the ground floor. But my room? Wow, I just like its old feel: comfy, wooden boards all throughout with a window that opens to a view of the back with lots of vegetation. It has an electric fan, two outlets and a small bed with matress and its just enough for me.

The lodge is quite accessible and is just walking distance from the church, the market, the municipal hall and even the pier. It has its own charms in a small but beautiful town where people are friendly.

If you want to stay here, some anti-mosquito lotion can be handy.

It is simplicity.

Exterior of Buhisan Lodge which is just along the main road

Exterior of Buhisan Lodge which is just along the main road

The veranda of the lodge

The veranda of the lodge

View of the room and outside

View of the room and outside

View of the surroundings

View of the surroundings

Me with my Ipad Mini resting inside the spacious room

Me with my Ipad Mini resting inside the spacious room

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

16 Comments

  1. Earl (Suroy Pilipinas)
    January 8, 2013 @ 22:00

    Nice! The structure is very similar to the one we stayed near Balingoan Port, Misamis Oriental the night before we sailed to Camiguin last year.

  2. Ada Lajara
    January 8, 2013 @ 22:58

    You need footspa!! HAHA!!

    Bookmarked this for my future Siquijor trip, thanks for blogging about it Kuya Estan!!!

  3. estancabigas
    January 9, 2013 @ 7:40

    welcome 🙂

  4. estancabigas
    January 9, 2013 @ 7:40

    importante, naa matulgan 🙂

  5. Christian Miranda
    May 6, 2013 @ 21:37

    Hello, is there a wi-fi connection there?

  6. estancabigas
    May 7, 2013 @ 0:35

    At P125, please don’t expect wifi.

  7. disqus_dhByjxTk8X
    December 3, 2013 @ 8:39

    What’s/Who’s the contact for this place? I am traveling alone & on a tight budget — would like to consider this lodging as an option. Thanks!

  8. estancabigas
    December 3, 2013 @ 18:31

    There’s no contact. Its first come first serve basis.

  9. criz
    April 1, 2015 @ 22:09

    hi me and my friend is planning to visit Siquijor next weekend do still have the contact no of the owner? thanks for this info by the way pretty cheap 🙂 and the room is okay

  10. estan
    April 3, 2015 @ 16:40

    criz, there was no contact number given. i just walked to this inn.

  11. tonieboo
    May 8, 2015 @ 15:41

    Hi. Very nice place. Looks like our old house in Taytay. Pwede ba iwanan yung mga things sa house especially that were thinking about touring most of the time?

  12. estan
    May 11, 2015 @ 12:02

    Tonieboo, I think pwede naman siguro pero at your own risk.

  13. eejj
    February 1, 2016 @ 8:31

    isa ra ni ka room? naa y good for 2?

  14. estan
    February 2, 2016 @ 22:54

    I really don’t know

  15. Mary Ann T. Simetara
    February 27, 2016 @ 9:18

    how to contact to this place?

  16. estan
    March 1, 2016 @ 19:11

    They don’t give any contact numbers.

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