Flotsam & Jetsam Hostel

Top choice hostel in San Juan (La Union)

Artistic touches abound at this surfboard-strewn beachfront hostel; it's the kind of place where guests spontaneously jam on guitars, and the thatched-roof bar heaves with bronzed young surfers even in the low season. Choose between rooming in a thatch-walled, fan-cooled dorm; a 'sea suite'; or a converted RV. The 'spicy Nikki' by the resident 'alcohol alchemist' will lay you flat.

It rages with partying tourists from Manila on the weekends.