La Union is one of many backpacker paradises in the Philippines. It’s home to incredible food, cheap nightlife, and some of the best surf in Asia, all at a price that you won’t believe! In fact, this is where you’ll be able to get the cheapest surf lessons in the world! What’s not to love?!
But what about when it comes to places to stay in La Union? Not everywhere offers an awesome backpacker experience, some places are just sleepy towns with nothing for travellers. So, we’ve looked at the coolest areas in the region and put together this guide to where to stay in La Union.
Our expert travel writers have put together a list of the best Airbnbs in La Union so that you can find the perfect place to stay for you. No matter your travel style, personality, or budget, there’s a La Union Airbnb on this list. So, let’s take a closer look and find the one for you!
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The Top 10 Airbnbs in La Union
Overall Best Value Airbnb in La Union – The Hideout
- 2 Guests
- Quiet location
- Private entrance
First on our list of the best Airbnbs in La Union is The Hideout. This relaxing spot is in San Juan, and it’s a wonderful place for a solo traveller or couple who are looking to surf! That’s because it’s just a couple of minutes’ walk to the beach. It’s also just a hop, skip, and a jump from the bars, cafés and nightspots in the town! If you stay out a little too late, there’s no need to worry about disturbing your hosts as this cute La Union apartment has its own private entrance! For those with their own car, there’s free parking too!
Best Budget Airbnb in La Union – Crash Pad by the Sea
- 2 Guests
- Access to kitchen
- Near the beach
Looking for the cheapest Airbnb in La Union? Look no further than crash pad by the sea, which does exactly what it says on the tin! It’s perfect for a solo traveller or a couple who are on a shoestring – or would just prefer to spend their money on surf lessons! Although it’s cheap, you don’t have to compromise on quality and features – you’ve got access to your host’s kitchen so you can whip up a tasty and delicious meal! And when you step out of the back garden, you’re right on the beach. What could be better?!
Perfect Short Term Rental for Digital Nomads – Private Room in Mango Villa
- 2 Guests
- Laptop-friendly workspace
- Private garden
If you don’t mind spending a little extra to have a comfy space to work, this private room in Mango Villa should be right up your street. And yes, it comes with the two digital nomad essentials – a laptop-friendly workspace and reliable Wi-Fi! Not only can you chill out in your room, there’s a lovely garden with mango trees which is a great place to chill and hang out! You’ll be provided with free drinking water throughout the duration of your stay, so you can stay hydrated as you send emails and write articles!
Perfect Airbnb for Solo Travellers – Private Room near Surfing Spot
- 4 Guests
- Beautifully landscaped gardens
- Breakfast included
When you’re travelling solo, most people will point you in the direction of a hostel. However, we get it… It’s not for everyone! It can be nice to have company though – so take a closer look at this La Union homestay near one of the best surf spots in San Juan! A free breakfast will be served in the lanai overlooking the China Sea every morning, including filtered water and ice! To get there, you’ll head through beautifully landscaped gardens!
Best Airbnb in La Union for Nightlife – Seascape – Dreams
- 6 Guests
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Outdoor Terrace Balcony
Heading to La Union for the nightlife? This awesome Airbnb is closed to the best bars and clubs in San Juan, and you won’t need to disturb your hosts after a late night as it’s an entire place all to yourself! With room for you and five of your best mates, it’s an excellent spot for groups too. If you go at it a little hard the night before, there’s a fully equipped kitchen where you can make a big greasy breakfast to soak up that hangover, then spend the day lazing about on the outdoor terrace!
Best Short Term Rental for Couples – Walter’s Kubo Hut
- 2 Guests
- Small garden
- Free tricycle service
When you travel with your other half, you can’t just pick any old place with a double bed and be done with it. You need something that’s going to sweep your other half of their feet. And this kubo hut might just do that without breaking the bank! There’s a small garden outside with a table, so you can enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine here in the evenings together. When you want to go swimming, the property offers a free tricycle service to get your to the best beach in Urbiztondo safe and sound!
Best Home Stay in La Union – Teensy Rooms
- 2 Guests
- Private living room
- Surfing lessons and tours
For the next stop on our list, we’re going to Agoo. If you’re trying to keep your costs down, sometimes the next best thing from a hostel is staying with the local. Not only will it be cheap, but it’ll also give you an authentic and traditional experience! These Teensy Rooms are in a local’s home, but you get a private living room too, so you can chill out without being disturbed! There are also surfing lessons and tours on offer, so you can really make the most of your time here!
Amazing Luxury Airbnb in La Union – Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool
- 6 Guests
- Private pool
- Outdoor Kitchen
The Philippines have quite a low cost of travel, so if you’ve got cash to splash then you can get a really awesome deal! Such as with this two-bedroom villa. And really, it’s not that expensive, as you can split the cost between six, so it’s well in the range of a group of flashpackers! As well as the private outdoor pool, there’s an outside kitchen so you can cook in the fresh air! It may be a quiet retreat, but you’re still only a stone’s throw from the best beaches in San Juan!
Best Airbnb in La Union for Families – House in San Juan
- 5 Guests
- Great location
- Free on-street parking
With space for up to five guests, this house is ideally set up for families of all ages! It’s comfortable and affordable and comes with free on-street parking, so if you’ve brought your own transport or are renting a car, there’s one less thing to worry about! It’s in the surfing capital of San Juan, just a quick jump from Urbiztondo, one of the best surf spots in the Philippines! Take advantage of a kitchen for cooking everyone’s favourite dish and air-conditioning to keep you cool!
Best Airbnb in La Union for a Group of Friends – Oceanaire Luxury Beachfront Apt
- 6 Guests
- Fully equipped Kitchen and Dining Area
- Overlooking the beach
Last but not least on our list of the best Airbnbs in La Union, let’s check out a luxury beachfront apartment which is perfect for up to 6 guests in San Fernando! It overlooks the beach and has a roof deck terrace with a gas grill. If you’d rather cook indoors, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, and even a dining area where you can enjoy what you’ve created! It’s close to some of the top attractions in La Union, including the Thunderbird Resort and Casino, and Surf Camps which are around 15 minutes away!
Final Thoughts on La Union Airbnbs
So, that concludes our list of the best Airbnbs in La Union. Whether you want to be just steps away from the beach, in a villa with a private pool, or staying with a friendly local who will tell you all the hidden gems in the area, there’s an Airbnb in La Union for you!
We just hope you’re not overwhelmed by choice. You’ve seen a lot of great places after all! If that’s the case, just pick our favourite Airbnb in La Union: The Hideout. It’s an awesome combination of value for money and a top location near the beach!
Now that we’ve helped you plan your vacation to the Philippines a little more, our work here is done. We hope you’ve found our list helpful! All that’s left now is for us to wish you an incredible trip to La Union. We hope you have a great time!
And don’t forget to sort your travel insurance before heading to La Union! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads, our favorite travel insurance provider.