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I heard some great reviews about Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel in La Union. I saw a lot of my friends posted their photos and videos on their F...

The Chill Vibe in Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel La Union

I heard some great reviews about Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel in La Union. I saw a lot of my friends posted their photos and videos on their Facebook and Instagram account with this laid back hostel during the #LaborUnion.  So, we decided to visit this cool hostel in Urbiztondo, San Juan.

Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel is a beachfront social hostel in Surf Town San Juan, La Union. It features affordable rooms from 8 sharing rooms, 4 bed rooms, Garden View Queen / Balcony to Sea View Queen. Certain rooms include views of the sea or garden. Lockers are included in the room. Guests have access to the shared bathroom.

Walk-in is not advisable if you want to stay overnight or stay 2-days or more in Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel. Unluckily, the hostel was fully booked when I called their hotline. It's better to book a month ahead of the scheduled trip. The hotel is very popular in #Elyu not only for Filipino travelers but also for international tourists. We saw a lot of backpacker foreigners around the area when we visited the hostel.

Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and the Free WiFi. Free private parking is also available on site. There is a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and gift shop at the property.

We really enjoyed the on-site bar. This relaxing bar is not only for hostel's guests, it's also for everyone who want to chill and relax while drinking their favorite beer or cocktails. The whole area is surrounded with colorful lanterns and bean bags. The best time to stay here is at night.

The hostel has water sports facilities and bike hire is available. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkeling and hiking.

Most of my friends told me that they enjoyed their stay in Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel. I guess this hostel is perfect for budget travelers and wanderers who want to celebrate art, music, surfing, happiness, friendship and imagination in Surf Town San Juan La Union, Philippines.

On our next visit to La Union, we will make sure we will stay in Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel to personally experience their rooms, facilities and services.

Destinations to visit in La Union include Tangadan Falls in San Gabriel, Ma-cho Temple in San Fernando, Pugad in Pugo, Tapuakan River in Pugo, Gapuz Grapes Farm and Pebble Beach of Luna.

How to get to  Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel La Union

La Union can be reached after a 5-7 drive or bus ride northward from Metro Manila. You can take Partas Transportation, Dominion Bus Lines or Viron Transportation Co., Inc. Travel fare is from 480 to 580. Tell the driver to drop you off in  Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union.

  • Partas Transportation – Cubao-   816 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Partas Transportation – Pasay - Tramo corner Edang St., San Roque, Pasay City 
  • Dominion Bus Lines -  EDSA corner New York St., Quezon City
  • Viron Transportation Co., Inc. - 1209 Dapitan corner Blumentritt Streets, Sampaloc, Manila

Flotsam & Jetsam Artist Beach Hostel La Union

Address: 12500 MacArthur Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union, 2514, Philippines
Contact Number: 09178021328
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Instagram: @FlotsamAndJetsamHostel
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  1. You may also ride Sta. Lucia Express Bus Co., Inc. in Avenida, Sta. Cruz Manila (bound to Candon, Ilocos). Fare is only P 390. 00

    1. Hi there! Thanks for this additional information. It would be a great help!

  2. hi, til what time yung on site bar? and mahal ba yung drinks? thanks