The Sinulog is far more than all day long parade.
It’s a celebration that lasts weeks and ends up with a massive party on the streets of Cebu after the Grand Parade finishes.
The Sinulog attracts Filipinos from all corners of Philippines, whom are eager to be part of the Grand Parade.
As a consequence the hostels and hostels prices go sky high during those days.
Finding affordable accommodation is no easy task.
At this point travelers tend to look for a Couchsurfing host, but so it does the host relatives, making harder to find an available host.
A good option during this festival, is Sugbutel Hotel.
This is family hotel not a hostel, but also has a 100-bed dorm.
It feels more like a server warehouse, than a dorm.
On a normal day, it can be a quite impersonal experience, but during the festival, might be not just your best option, but quite an experience to be on a 100-bed dorm.
The hotel keeps the dorm quite well maintained and tidy.
Note: Try arrive a few days earlier and make a reservation on the upper bunks, since those don’t change the price during the festival.