When you think of staycations, you immediately think of hotels with gorgeous pools and awesome buffets. Also, you think of the costs, even when you’re not really going anywhere too far for your vacation.
The good news is that you don’t need to go all the way to Tagaytay just so you can have some much needed R&R, whether alone, with your S.O., or with the whole clan or barkada. Here are 7 budget-friendly accommodations that you can check out within the city.
1) Amax Inn Makati
Santillan St., Makati City
Price: Around P2,486
Amax Inn takes pride being known as "The Best Budget Hotel" in Makati. Tucked away in the quiet street just across the iconic Makati Cinema Square, Amax Inn has the complete amenities and topnotch service of a hotel, but with none of the intimidating rates. It’s a perfect getaway for those who do not really want to be too far away from the comforts of the city, but also would like the privacy and peace and quiet for the weekend.
2) Manila Grand Opera Hotel
Doroteo Jose St. Corner Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila
Not a lot of people would even dare consider Sta. Cruz for a staycation, but just so you know, there is in fact an option just waiting to be tapped. The name of the hotel suits its appearance—Manila Grand Opera Hotel really does look grand, especially with its classic and elegant interiors. On the outside, it stands out with its colourful lights and modern facade. There’s also an indoor pool with a hot tub so you can relax as you hide from the noise of citylife.
3) Regency Grand Suites
Birch Tower Condominium, J. Bocobo Street, Malate, Manila
Whoever said that Malate isn’t as hip and happening as it used to be probably just hasn’t dropped by the area in a while. To this day, it remains to be one of the backpacker favorites in the city with its eclectic character and contagious energy. Its location makes it perfect for touring the country’s capital.
4) Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar
J. Bocobo Street, Malate, Manila
Tambayan Capsule Hostel capitalizes on the famous capsule hotels of Japan.
Their version of a capsule is a bit more suitable for the local weather, and is more comfy for claustrophobics. However, they also have options for private rooms, which you can avail of if you wouldn’t want to share your space with travellers.
5) The Orange Place Hotel
Kamias Road, West Kamis, Quezon City
QC is spoiled for choices when it comes to quality hotels. The Orange Place Hotel sits quietly along the busy road of Kamias, but for sure it’s going to be hard to miss. That glaring orange sign outside ensures that it catches your attention as soon as possible.
What it may lack in external space, it more than makes up for in room size. Of course, the square footage will ultimately depend on the room type you choose, whichever you go for, it’s going to be worth it.
6) White Knight Hotel Intramuros
Plaza San Luis Complex General Luna Street corner Urdaneta Street, Intramuros, Manila
If ambiance is what you want, ambiance is what you’ll get in White Knight Hotel. Situated right inside the historic Intramuros, you wouldn’t want to go too far because all the sights you need to see are just right outside the door. The structure of the hotel was originally built in the 16th century—a feature that's unique. The hotel also offers E-Chariot Tours to take you around the walled city. It’s certainly a new experience you cfor those in search of a newfound appreciation of our history.
7) Z Hostel
Don Pedro St., Poblacion, Makati City
A staple favorite among backpackers and neighborhood partygoers, Z Hostel in Poblacion has successfully turned itself from a lowkey backpacker’s go-to into one of the hottest and hippest places to be in the city. Dorms are at a very affordable P500 per bed, per night.
The rooftop deck is exciting, drawing in not only travellers looking to have a fun time, but also locals who want to drink the night away.
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