8 Bed Mixed Dorm @Ayo Homtel
Hosted by Gabriel
Gabriel is the host.
8 guests
1 bedroom
8 beds
1 bath
8 guests
1 bedroom
8 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

We are a Homtel,
A combination of the comforts of home with everything expected of a hostel
Located at the heart of tourism in Lapu Lapu Island,
The best starting point for any adventure.

We provide a peaceful, tropical environment
Lounge in our breezy open space living area
Take a nap in our garden patio
Enjoy a cold drink in our alfresco seats
For all to enjoy

The space

Secured Building
24/7 Security staff at the main gate
Least Flood Prone Area
Proximity of the Property:
15-min drive from the airport
3-minute drive from Gaisano Mall
10-minute drive to Mactan beaches
10-minute drive to resorts in mactan

Guest access

Our Other Rooms: Ayo Homtel: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/19354412?location=Lapu%20Lapu&s=upQN0K27 Family Room: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13642775?location=Lapu%20Lapu&s=nM6Z82yu Studio Room: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13282581?location=Lapu%20Lapu&s=QhG01NNI

Interaction with guests

You can always call us if you need any help. We can also help you regarding bookings of flights, tour packages, and even car rentals and travel insurance.

Other things to note


… a little story from where and how AYO Homtel began.

This Rustic Tropical Serene Home and Hostel was originally an 80’s house built by of a family who migrated to New Zealand in early 2000 just in time when a mother and her three children who also lived abroad looked for a house in Cebu to become their vacation home and establish their roots.

With the help of a family friend, the late Architect Chris Abbu, the 80’s house was lovingly re-purposed but preserving the charm and vibe, adding more open spaces that set a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors.

The re-purposed house was then fondly called Kirana, “light of life” in Sanskrit which became their Christmas vacation home and repository of mementos gathered from different places, with each piece having its own story. Main door wood carvings was from old Javanese home, stone art was bought from a street artist in Ubud Bali, bench built out of old rail tracks from Medellin, Cebu. Indeed a fusion of pieces and stories from overseas and Cebu.

As the three kids have grown, Kirana was less visited and the family, who are avid cultural and natural travelers themselves, decided to open it up as a second home to other travelers as well.

AYO Homtel was then conceptualized, managed by the eldest son Gabriel. Rooms for family, group of friends or solo travelers were comfortably furnished, Wifi, parking, private and public comfort rooms, shower, lounging area and many more. Further facelifts were done to make it into an even better place to stay in. Breathtaking paintings were added such as the Big Hibiscus by Lyn Deutsch in the Living Area and flower paintings in the guest rooms by Nina (the owner’s niece) as well.

To give a Cebuano flair to the place, the name AYO was picked as it captures the Asian hospitality to welcome guests knocking. It also means “let’s go” in Indonesia where the three kids spent their growing up years. Wikipedia says Ayo means Joy in Yoruba (African language).

AYO Homtel is definitely a happy place to visit and experience.

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $13 NZD / night after the first guest
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
4 bunk beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Edwin Lou User Profile
August 2017
Our entire stay in Ayo Homtel was great! Stayed for almost 4 days during the Ironman 70.3 weekend. The place is 15-20mins away from the airport but definitely worth the travel. The host, Gabriel, picked us up at the airport and assisted us and made sure our stay will be a memorable one. Surprised us with a nice, cozy feel of the place- Indonesian inspired interiors, etc. The staff cooked our pre race breakfast at 2am, drove us to the race venue at 4am. Salamat ng madami! Until our next Cebu visit! Thanks again Gabriel and the whole staff of Ayo! Mabuhay!

Ant User Profile
December 2016
Nice and affordable.

Kosuke User Profile
July 2016
The room is comfortable and The host is very friendly!! There is seven-eleven near and it's convenience.
Gabriel User Profile
Response from Gabriel:
thank you
July 2016

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Cebu City, PhilippinesJoined in May 2016
Gabriel User Profile

I am the manager of Ayo Homtel (previously Good Vibes Guest House).
I am still new to the business,
but I promise to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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