Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel

McArthur Highway, San Juan, La Union

Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel
4.6
4.5 Stars

40 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 29
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 42 Reviews
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Most Recent Reviews

Archieval M.
4.0 Stars
9

First time in LU and we stayed here. Keri naman yung place. Nothing fancy sa room. Ok yung resto nila. Masarap namna food. Medyo madami lang tao sa gabi kaya need na mauna kayo pars maka reserve ng table. Pinaka na enjoy ko is yung Basil Pizza nila. Ang bait pa ni manong na gumagawa ng pizza kasi sinabi nya kung ano best seller.

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Trixia C.
5.0 Stars
4

It's been a while. Di na ko marunong magreview. Hahaha!

We were supposed to be staying here in flotsam but it's already fullybooked so we just decided to give a shot their night life.

We had our dinner there, there's just a fee choices of food. T'was just so-so for me.

But oh, I love their brickoven baked pizza. Winner solid! Cheese up to the crust. Omg! Hahahaha!

And the vibe last night was so lit!

Drinks are kinda expensive but yeah hang loose. Hahahaha!

So if you're in ElYu, go to flotsam and try their pizza. 128525

And oh, and their peanuts. Lol! Srsly!

#ElYuSquad
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Ninya G.
5.0 Stars
3

Hippiest place in La Union! We had a chance to sleep here due to all private rooms are fullybooked but you may eat here instead. We had our Sunday brunch here before going back to Manila.
We ordered red rice meals and it was all good! All was worth the price. The service is fast. You just need to order at the counter. Some people didn't notice the "Clean As You Go" sign.
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Miggy B.
5.0 Stars

Flotsam for me is the happiest and most fun place I have ever been to. It is impossible to feel sad here. The vibe is great, the colours, the whole place, the staff. The only time I am ever sad is when I have to say goodbye and head back home. 10/10 would recommend Flotsam for anyone looking for a good getaway. The beach is right there, the people are great, trust me, you will not regret it!

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Stevie E.
5.0 Stars

Flotsam and Jetsam is m favourite place in La Union. I love staying there and hanging out there. The vibe is always good, the whole place is picture perfect, the beach is right there and to put a cherry on top, the staff is amazing! I 15/10 would recommend Flotsam for anyone who is looking for a perfect mix of a fun and chill experience. I will never get sick of this place!

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Erika Y.
5.0 Stars
3

It was love at first sight, literally. We got married in this beautiful hostel. The rooms, staff, ambiance, and food are all great. When we found out about it 3 years ago til today, flotsam and jetsam never fails.

I strongly recommend this to everyone planning their weekends. Also, try their 5 minute drink! :)

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Emil T.
5.0 Stars

Flotsam has got to be one of the most awesome places I've stayed in. The management and staff alike made me feel welcome. I remember they would offer me ORS Hydrite to keep me hydrated after a night of intense partying and the heat of the summer sun. How's that for caring? :) Super chill place! It's like I've known the place for a long time for the level of ease and comfort I experienced while staying and hanging out at Flotsam.

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Drew P.
5.0 Stars

I stayed at one of the rooms at the 3rd floor with friends. Very comfy beds, clean sheets.
Chill place, had an afternoon drink that eventually turned to random drunk dancing during the night. Go try their craft beer.

Use your charms, the friendly and beautiful people at the front desk will hook you up with the best room.

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Leah P.
1.0 Stars

The quality of the food was so bad when we visited. It came 40 mins after we ordered and it was cold and bland. Some of the waiters were not accommodating as well. Too bad since I used to love eating here.

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Karla C.
4.0 Stars
2

We went here originally to have breakfast. However, apparently during Friday and weekends they only serve breakfast to checked-in guests. Their staff were really nice though. They told us it would be best to come back at night because that is really when the place comes alive. True that. We went back that night and the place was packed. We only had a couple of drinks here but it's really the vibe, the decor, and the people that makes this place so interesting. This is a real must visit here in L.U.

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Kristina E.
5.0 Stars
9

Reasonably priced place to stay in La Union but you'll need to book in advance. The room I had was very nice. I really do appreciate the house rules. Staff and front desk are friendly. Bar and Dining area can get filled during the night.

Food's really great. Plenty of healthy choices. Free continental breakfast in the morning. Other restaurants or coffee shops are just a few blocks or a tricycle away. Tricycles are just outside the parking lot of Flotsam.

For surfing, you can't really swim or surf (unless you're an advanced surfer) on the front beach. Surfing is done on the other beach-Taboc Beach that's a jeepney ride away. Same price for surfing lessons you get in Baler.

(Warning: Don't be too friendly with backpackers. There was just one bad experience I had with a female solo backpacker who was hanging out at Flotsam and hoping to stay in one of the rooms. She was friendly at first but eventually she tried asking me if she can stay in the room I booked for the night and she'll pay me. She totally reflected a con artist so I eventually ignored her but such backpackers are unavoidable to encounter in a hostel since it's not exclusive to those who booked the place.)

Still rating this place 5 stars. But if you like peace and quiet without being disturbed by a random stranger in La Union, stay in Kahuna. :-)

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Jaja R.
5.0 Stars
9

If you want to spend some quiet time, this is the place to be! Stayed here bec of a reco of a friend and I'm really glad that it did not disappoint. They have very affordable Kubo rooms, staff are very friendly and food selections in the resort was great!

Will definitely come back here!

Super love my experience! 128155128538128077

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Jacob N.
5.0 Stars
7

I fell in love with this place from the moment I step in.. 128525128524

Located at the eastern part of san Juan beach in La Union, you'll find this rustic and relaxing place.

Kubos, bean bags, swings, old lamps, wooden chairs, relaxing classical music, and good food 128076. Not to mention, beach front 9786

Sadly I was not able to spend a night here and was only able to stay for a few hours. But every bitsy second I spent here was worthwhile. 128524

We ordered a couple of smoothie bowls from Makai bowls and its oh soo good!! 128557 a hearty healthy treat that I could eat every day..

Ive been day dreaming to come back and spend atleast 3 days here just to chill and relax 128514. It would be perfect 128524

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Julienne S.
5.0 Stars
3

Never missed this place once ur in La Union. Definitely is a must visit place. FLOTSAM & JETSAM is a bohemian inspired to chillax with. They serve great food as well with good music to feel the vibe 128518128077128076

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Marjorie G.
4.0 Stars
10

I booked an overnight stay at Flotsam and Jetsam, a hostel located at San Juan, La Union. You can see it on the side of the road along McArthur Highway. I assumed that the bus drivers know where it is based on some blog posts but it was not the case on the bus that I got on. Thankfully, my phone’s network (Globe) works well in San Juan so I was able to rely on Google Maps. I suggest that you use it if the driver or the conductor is not familiar with Flotsam and Jetsam, or you can look on the left side of the street when you reach San Juan. Just watch out for the Flotsam and Jetsam signage.

Flotsam and Jetsam is called an art hostel. Indeed there are some art pieces on display in their in-house resto, but to call it as such seems inappropriate to me. In my experience, party hostel is more a fitting description with all the noise that they made that Saturday night. This doesn't mean I hated the hostel, well I won't go as far as say that I loved it but it was okay. I liked the ambiance and that it is quite close to the beach.

Check-in time is 2PM, I was about an hour early so they told me that I could hang out and wait in their in-house restaurant. I did, I went ‘round the back and found the restaurant that faces the beach. My friend who went to La Union recently met new friends and hang out a lot at Flotsam and Jetsam’s restaurant. He described the crowd as young and hip; the rich kids from the city. When I saw them I realized what he was talking about. They looked to be around in their teens or early 20s, with beautiful skin, and speaking either in English or Taglish. Most of them came in their own cars and they didn’t sleep in the kubo dorms but in the building with aircon rooms.

I stayed at the kubo dorm (PHP 780 - USD 16.76) that has four bunk beds. Towel is provided and there is also a locker where you can keep your personal belongings. Each bed has a pillow, a blanket, and a mosquito net. There are also some mini fans to use if it gets too hot. It was comfortable enough for me that the only thing that ruined my sleep was the noise coming from the party that night.

If you stay at the kubo dorm you can only use the shared bathroom and toilet. I didn’t mind because they were clean and spacious. You can buy from the reception for toiletries but I suggest that you just bring your own bath essentials to eliminate unnecessary expenses.

There is free breakfast from 7-10 AM. It's basically just coffee, banana, cereal with milk, and some toast or pandesal with different kinds of spread, such as butter, peanut butter, and fruit jam.

I recommend the place if you like to party and meet new people; best to come with your friends. If like me you are selectively social and alone, this may not be an ideal hostel
for you.

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Hazel A.
5.0 Stars
2

Is the beach calling you? Then if you're somewhere near the North this place is right for you.

It is a beach front hostel perf for surfers or people who just wants to chill. Oh.. and they also have yoga!

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars
10

The week I spent at Flotsam and Jetsam is almost blur. Its difficult to put into words the 'awesomeness' of what had happened so heres a summary instead:

- rustic and relaxing
- alive at night
- the kubos are a LOT more comfortable than i thought
- mini fan for each bunk
- very clean place
- right by the beach
- good food, even better drinks
- bathrooms and toilets are clean (with bidet)
- great customer service and housekeeping
- they have dogs!
- friendly local community

Will definitely stay here again!

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Veronica A.
5.0 Stars

olive garden pizza 128525128525128525128525

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Tala G.
5.0 Stars

Great pig out place! We loved everything we ordered:
- Beef stir fry bowl
- Burger steak grilled to perfection
- Shrimp in tomato cream sauce pasta with the freshest shrimps
- Pepperoni and meathead brick oven pizzas

I wanted to try the seared tuna but it was sold out. Next visit, will definitely try the red chicken curry.

The red sangria and mojito were done right, so refreshing, with just the right amount of alcohol for that chill buzz 128076🏽

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