Second Wind Bed Bunk and Breakfast
Bulabog Rd., Boracay, Malay, Aklan
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Second Wind is established by the same people behind MNL Hostels. It's only a few minutes away from Boracay's kite-surfing site, Bulabog Beach. It has designer dorms and private rooms, perfect for the backpackers and low-budget travelers.
Upon entering its premises, you will see the kitchen area on the left and the private rooms on the right. The self-serving kitchen is where guests can hang out to eat or socialize; there's a lounge area, a television, an all-day supply of coffee and tea, a toaster and a fridge.
The lady from the reception greeted me and after introducing myself, she picked up a key and led me to my private room. It's a Twin Room with two single beds. It has its own toilet and hot & cold shower, the towel is provided, but no toiletries so make sure to bring your own. There are a locker and a hairdryer.
Unfortunately, all dorm rooms have occupants so I wasn't able to take a look.
Second Wind can also arrange your tour on the island, just approach the front desk.
As with the WiFi, it was not as fast as the one at MNL Beach Hostel but it works. I was able to complete some writing job during my stay.
There's just one thing that I suggest you bring when you stay here and that's earplugs. There is a bar across the street and the music and karaoke go on until the wee hours. It's a little trouble for a fairly good accommodation, but if you like to get some sleep, earplugs will do the trick.
And just like MNL Beach Hostel, guests of Second Wind can enjoy discounts on a few establishments in Boracay like La Cozina, Fuel, Aria Gelato, Cafe del Sol, Palassa Spa, etc. All you need to do is show your key card. I had a 15% discount when I had breakfast at Fuel because of this.
All in all, I liked it, especially the part when I had my own room. When people say Boracay, they usually think that everything is expensive. Well, it used to be, but not anymore. The island has grown so much in the past years and people have more option in food and accommodation. Second Wind proves that you don't have to spend a lot to enjoy the luxury of having your own room. You can get one for as low as ₱700 a night ($13.70). The dorm rooms are also cheap, a bed is only ₱400 ($7.83).
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As always, very clean and nice staff. I just hope they didn't remove their breakfast, cause it's when their guests get to actually bond with each other.
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I stayed here with my buddy for a night and it was awesome! This is a new poshtel in Boracay. They have both private rooms as well as dorm type bunk beds accommodation. I must say, their rates are so affordable for the quality of their rooms. All of their rooms are equipped with air-conditioners, nice beds and each of you gets a locker.
The bed, bunk and breakfast place is conveniently located in Station 2, accessible to all the good restaurants in Boracay as well as a good 5 minutes walk to the White Beach. The poshtel also gives their guests access to free beach beds from selected places by the white beach. It's also just a short 5 minutes walk to D'Mall, and if you want to take a tricycle, they can easily take one because the place is right on the road and can easily be found. It's great if your goal in the island is to have a food trip, spend most of your day out in the great outdoors, but still come home to a very comfortable bed. Obviously, Snoopy approves!
We got a private twin room. Their mattresses were very comfortable. They feel like those of 3 star hotels, maybe even better. The look of the rooms were very simple and appealing too. (FYI, I stole the photo of the Twin Room online because my friend immediately jumped on her bed that I didn't get to take a photo of the two beds together. ) They just don't give out soap and stuff but it was ok because it literally was just a few steps from the 24/7 Convenience Store which practically had everything.
The most awesome thing about the room was the restroom! The shower was huge and the water pressure was excellent! They had hot and cold options for the shower, which was a plus. And they had bidets! Bidets, people! It made it a whole lot more affordable, and worth every peso!
We paid Php 700 per person per night for the private room, but should you go for a bed in one of their sharing dorms, it's just Php 400 per person per night. All of their room packages come with breakfast from Kubo, the restaurant right across the place. (I'll write about that too separately.) I just got to peek in one of their vacant dorm rooms and they also look very comfortable!
I definitely recommend this place to the budget traveler. Next time, I want to come back or maybe try their other poshtel, MNL Boracay. It was actually their first property and they also have nice reviews on TripAdvisor! I can't wait for the next YOLO trip!
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