Baguio is one of those places that's always fun to visit no matter the season. The city's cool climate is perfect all year round: refreshing during the hot summer months, cozy during those rainy spells, and deliciously nippy come the 'ber months. If you're planning to head up north soon, here are some affordable transient homes you could rest your feet in between sightseeing and food tripping.
Price range: P500-800 per head per night
If location is a priority, Lyn's Baguio Transient Homes would be a good pick. It's just a stone's throw away from Burnham Park, making it a great base if you're planning to shop at the market or pig out along Session Road. Each room has a private bathroom with a hot and cold shower, a cable TV, an electric fan, cooking amenities, beddings, and WiFi. And if you're planning to bring a car, the building also has a garage that can fit up to eight cars.
Lyn's Transient Homes is located at 79-B City Camp Alley, Baguio City. For inquiries and reservations, you can call Lyn Gammad at 09158133144 or 09228313352.
Price range: P450-600 per head per night
Yang's Home Stay is another budget-friendly option near the Burnham Park area. You can't miss it: it's the tall apartment painted in millennial pink and fuschia, a detail your girlfriend will love. Inside, expect several clean, well-maintained rooms with basic furniture, WiFi, cable TV and private bathrooms with hot and cold showers. If you want to cook, you can take advantage of their well-equipped kitchen for a minimum fee.
Yang's Home Stay is located at 1 Queen of Peace Road, Baguio City. Contact (074)620-2604 or 09151184419 for inquiries and reservations.
Price range: From P350 per head per night
ZIG has a few units, each with ample space for five to seven people—perfect for a barkada trip! Each unit has its own bathroom with a shower heater and ample water pressure, a kitchen with cooking facilities, cable TV, and comfortable beds with freshly laundered bed linens. And if you feel like burning the calories you've accumulated after a food trip (we can't say we blame you), it's just a ten-minute walk from Session Road. You won't even break a sweat!
ZIG Baguio Transient Apartments is located at 13 Cabinet Hill, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City. For inquiries and reservations, call +63744446533 or +639053681482.
Price range: P425 to P650 per head per night
Couples eager to escape Manila's smog can take a look at Valencia Baguio Transient. Their rooms are well-ventilated, colorful, and clean, the bathrooms are equipped with hot showers, and the WiFi is free. But its top selling point is its location: it's just a six-minute walk from Session Road, letting you get to the city's major accommodations with ease. Bigger groups looking for a spacious place can also rent the whole house during weekdays and the lean season.
Valencia Baguio Transient is located at 92 P. Valenzuela St., Baguio City. For inquiries and reservations, call 09173863808.
Price range: P250-350 per head per night
If you've got a very tight budget, you should take a look at Babs Place. Don't expect fancy digs: the amenities are very basic, but everything's clean and well-maintained, plus the owners are really nice. It's a bit far from most tourist attractions, but Baguio's pretty small so it shouldn't be a big deal. Plus, it's just a six-minute drive from the Victory Liner terminal, so getting there and getting around should be a breeze.
Babs Place Baguio is located at 508 Hillside Road, Baguio. For inquiries and reservations, call 09233498481 or (02)7105768).
Price range: P350-500 per head per night
These sister apartelles are located near each other, and both offer several clean, fully furnished apartments with sturdy wooden beds, complete cooking and dining amenities, WiFi, and cable TV. In terms of location, they're a short jeepney ride away from most major tourist sites, and have ample parking space for your car. Try to get a room in the upper floors for a great view of the Baguio mountainside!
Jalo Apartelle is located at 223 Gladiola Street, Upper QM (Quirino-Magsaysay), Baguio City. Naja Apartelle is located at 612 Sudaypan Road, Upper Rock Quarry, Baguio City. For inquiries and reservations, you can visit their website at baguiojaloapartelle.com.
Price range: P350-700 per head per night
Mileshome offers a lot of bang for your buck, with complete cooking facilities, comfy couches and beds, and hot showers. Getting around isn't difficult either: it's right on the main road, and cabs and jeepneys pass by it frequently. In terms of location, it's a bit far from the hustle and bustle of Session Road and Burnham Park, but it's a stone's throw away from Mines View Park and the Good Shepherd Convent—perfect if you, like us, can't leave the City of Pines without getting some sweet, sweet Good Shepherd Ube Jam.
Mileshome-Baguio Transients is located at 88 Gibraltar Road, Baguio City. For inquiries and reservations, contact Rey Regalado at (074)4242014, 09173645288 or 09398349988.