The Circle Hostel
About the organization
The Circle Hostel is a chain of budget friendly eco-hostels in the Philippines. We want to be a sanctuary for the artsy and the adventurous where people can express themselves freely among each other and on our walls. Because at the Circle Hostel, there are no strangers.
The Circle Hostel has three locations:
1) San Felipe, Zambales
2) San Juan, La Union
3) Baler, Aurora
Other services they provide:
- Hot and cold showers
- Free WiFi
- Surfboard rentals and service referrals
Tourism and hospitality
Ecotourism, Cultural tourism, Accommodation
What makes it a social enterprise?
In addition to being an eco-hostel, the Circle Hostel is unique in its business model. Rather than hiring its own staff and maximizing profit through offering exclusive services, the Circle Hostel instead partners with micro and small businesses in the local community on food, rentals, surfing classes, etc. Since its creation, the Circle Hostel has helped to attract more tourists and traffic to the towns it operates in while also bringing in more business to other local enterprises and boosting the economy.
The Circle Hostel is an environmentally friendly social enterprise that understands the importance of being financially sustainable, while also promoting the growth of the whole community rather than solely its own profits.
What is its social cause?Environment, Entrepreneurship & local business development
Who does it impact?General population
Resources to learn more about The Circle Hostel
[Solitary Wanderer] The Circle Hostel - A Unique Place to Stay in La Union
[Lonely Planet] The Circle Hostel
[CNN iReport] Social Tourism Battles Poverty
[The Fashionista Commuter] The Hippie Life at Circle Hostel Zambales
[homegrown.ph] Circle Hostel: Converting Passion Into Tourism