Aurora Technological Institute (ATI) Hostel

The ATI Hostel in Baler provides guests with nice and clean rooms at affordable prices.

By Kristy Texon
April 13, 2011

A tricycle ride away from popular surf spot Sabang Beach in Baler is the Aurora Technological Institute Hostel (ATI Hostel). The hostel is located in a gated complex and is run by students from the Aurora Polytechnic College.

Though located in what seems to be a residential area in Barangay Buhangin, the hostel is well known to local tricycle drivers, so finding it will not be a problem.


The ATI Hostel has eight rooms, each with its own toilet and bath with hot and cold shower. The rooms feature classic interiors that create a pleasant ambiance for guests. Housekeeping service is also available.

Rooms 1 and 2 both have an air conditioning unit, a television, and a DVD player. Room 1 has one double bed, while Room 2 has two double beds. Rooms 3 and 4 have the same amenities: air conditioning units and two double beds. Room 5 is also air conditioned and has four double beds. Room 6 and 8 have two single beds and one double bed, except Room 8 is air conditioned. Room 7 has an air conditioning unit and three single beds. 

Accommodations include complimentary breakfasts for two. Travelers who wish to eat home-cooked meals may buy ingredients from the market and have their food cooked at ATI Hostel.

Travelers will find that ATI Hostel’s clean rooms at affordable prices more than make up for the fact that the hostel isn’t within walking distance from the beach.

How to get there:
Buses from Manila drop passengers off at the Baler bus station near the market. From there, take a tricycle to the Aurora Technological Institute Hostel (ATI Hostel).