Second Wind Hostel Boracay Review

Are you looking for an inexpensive place in Boracay where you have an option to sleep in a private room or with free-spirited travelers in a dorm and to have free unlimited access to a kitchen? You may then want to check out Second Wind Hostel.

A view of Bulabog Road
A view of Bulabog Road

Location

Second Wind Hostel (hostel info) by MNL is a hip and budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of Boracay. It is an arm’s stretch to the Main Road, a few meters away to Boat Station 1 White Beach and to Bulabog Beach, and quite near to convenience stores.


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The facade of Second Wind Hostel
The facade of Second Wind Hostel

Rooms

This backpackers’ hostel is designed with quaint private rooms and a dorm room for eight individual guests.

Twin Private Room. Photo by Second Wind Hostel
Twin Private Room. Photo by Second Wind Hostel

There are Double Private Rooms with a queen bed, TV, a private bathroom with hot and cold shower, and air-conditioning. For private room guests who prefer to sleep in separate beds, there are Twin Private Rooms with two single beds, a private bathroom, TV and A/C.

Double Private Room. Photo by Second Wind Hostel
Double Private Room. Photo by Second Wind Hostel

Second Wind Hostel’s more economical accommodation is the 8-Bed Mixed Dorm. This clean bunk room presents beach-loving bed-spacers a cozy room where they can have a clean bed to sleep in, lockers with padlocks to store their stuff in, clean towels, bed lights and power outlets to plug in gadgets within reach, and a clean common bathroom.

Amenities

While Second Wind Hostel (hostel reviews) enjoys the award as one of the Best Poshtels in the world by Poshpacker, it is in essence due to its neat edifice, friendly staff who could offer assistance in tour needs, comfy lounge area that serves as a communal and dining area for guests, power generator, free WIFI, and a self-service kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, utensils, plates, microwave oven, water heater, complimentary tea and instant coffee, and bottomless drinking water.

Self-service kitchen
Self-service kitchen

Every guest, on the other hand, is provided with a bath towel, a reading light, a padlock and a locker for storage.

A sunny lounge area Second Wind Hostel Boracay
A sunny lounge area – Second Wind Hostel Boracay

For beach lounging, guests could use the beach lounge area of Ti Braz Bistro and Fuel Restaurant, and also get 15% discount from food and drinks.


Food

Even as Second Wind does not offer food, the hostel still has a self-service kitchen where in-house guests can store and prepare their own food.

8-Bed Mixed Dorm. Photo by Second Wind Hostel
8-Bed Mixed Dorm. Photo by Second Wind Hostel

For dining out, Second Wind renders its guests discount in affiliated restaurants.

By presenting their Second Wind room key, they could get 10% off from meat grills and drinks at Steampunk. Pizza and other Italian dishes at Aria, Italian ice cream at Aria Gelato, Japanese food at Hama, pastries and beverages at Café del Sol, Spanish food at La Cozina, 15% off on crepes and French gastronomy at Tibraz and healthy treats at Fuel, and 20% off at the hippest and newest Southeast Asian Bar and Restaurant, Gypsea Shack Bar and Grill.

A view from the second floor. Photo by Second Wind Hostel
A view from the second floor. Photo by Second Wind Hostel

Overview

Second Wind Hostel by MNL does give a great advantage to its island guests. For not only does it have clean and budget-friendly rooms, cool amenities and great location, but it also makes for a fantastic location to meet new and interesting friends from all over the world.

Second Wind Hostel by MNL (book online) is located at Bulabog Road, near the Main Road, Barangay Balabag, Boracay, Malay, Aklan, Philippines. Contact them at (+63)917-837-9810, email at [email protected] and check their website at http://www.secondwindbbb.com.

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