Budget Backpacker Hotels to Try in the Philippines
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They say that travel isn’t just for the rich — and it really isn’t. With nearly everything travel related becoming cheaper, it is already possible to explore every corner of the globe if you so wish.
Aside from food, accommodation is usually among the things that can easily bloat up expenses during travel but there is actually a budget friendly way to get around that. Enter backpacker hotels. They are accessible, cheap and have just enough ameneties to help get you through the night. You even get to meet other fellow travelers during your stay.
If you are interested of staying in one, here are some backpacker inns in the Philippines that you might want to keep in mind.
Hilik Boutique Hostel
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Location: Makati Avenue cor. Guerrero St., Poblacion, Makati
Perhaps the most colorful hostel in the list is the Hilik Boutique Hostel in Makati. Prices range between P500 and P650 although they also have private rooms for couples, families and barkadas. Facilities and services include welcome drinks, free continental breakfast, free WiFi, hot and cold showers, free earplugs and no curfew.
Moalboal Backpacker Lodge
Location: Panagsama Beach, Basdiot, Moalboal
Diving in Moalboal can put a large dent in your pocket so you might as well consider staying in a super budget-friendly accomodation in the area. Their most affordable rate is pegged at P350 per night in a 14-bed mixed dormitory that comes with hammocks and a bamboo terrace. The rate also includes use of bed linen and towels plus free coffee.
Mayon Backpacker Hostel
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Location: Diego Silang St., Brgy. 11, Maoyod Subdivision, Legazpi City, Albay
For those planning to witness Mount Mayon’s perfect cone, don’t forget to stay for the night at the famous Mayon Backpacker Hostel. Rates start at P250 per bed for a fan room with ensuite bathroom while airconditioned ones go for P350 per bed. There are also larger rooms for families and barkadas — and don’t forget to ask for a discount for larger groups and extended stays!
Green Windows Dormitel
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Location: FTC Tower, 5th Floor, 1034 Mt. Apo St., Davao City
If you happen to visit Davao, this dormitel is a highly recommended place for those who are looking for the most affordable rates in accommodation. Their dorm rooms only cost P188 per person per night and that already includes access to an air-conditioned room, hot and cold showers, toilets, cabinet-style wardrobes and free WiFi.
The Circle Hostel La Union
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Location: Brgy. Urbiztondo, Circle Road, La Union, San Juan
Telephone: +63 917 505 4329
For the surfing addict, a visit to La Union is highly recommended and this usually means staying at the popular Circle Hostel where you can meet a lot of fellow backpackers and surfers. You can opt to stay in a hammock or you can also join the rest of the guests in a dorm room, it’s all up to you. Rates range from P450 to P550 per person.
D-Zone Backpackers Inn
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Location: KM 53.5 No. 90 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City
This place might not seem very popular but it is slowly gaining a decent amount of loyal customers who frequently visits Tagaytay City. Their air-conditioned econo room costs P2,399 per room, which accommodates four people. Guests sleep in a bunk bed and have a shared bathroom but they also enjoy free breakfast.