We know how much you want to save on the basics when it comes to traveling. Piso fares turn out to be the best friends of young nomads and cheap accommodations are the easy runner-ups.
Traveling to local destinations should be on top of everyone’s bucketlist. We look forward to adventures down south in Davao City, known to be the home of the disciplined, and another “D word”—we totally meant durian. The highly urbanized coastal town is where you can immerse yourself in the intricate business (and busyness) of the Davao Chinatown, or dive in its massive emerald waters.
Get ready to take some notes as we list down where you can get the most affordable overnight stays in this city.
Starts at P200
The bunk beds in the dorm are pretty basic, but here you can get way more than you pay for. They offer free breakfast, Wi-Fi connection, and there’s even a gym at your disposal! Now you have no excuse to miss out on your workout.
Bangoy St., Corner Sta. Ana Ave., Davao City
2) Hotel Uno
Starts at P300
Now this city hotel isn’t too shabby. You can check in its rooms for around P820 through booking websites, but if you’re a little tight on cash, they also offer a “fan room” for P300 a night. For this accommodation option, communal showers and toilets are found in the same hall of the rooms. Previous visitors said you must ask for a fan room with windows and good Wi-Fi reception.
CM Recto St. (Beside Lawaan Theatre), Davao City
Starts at P350
This backpackers paradise is just three kilometers from the airport, and that’s not even its best selling point. This inn is where you’ll find a good crowd of travelers, heck, the team behind it are all well-traveled individuals. Ask them about their crazy adventures, and better yet, try to get a foreign language lesson (or two) from the cool fellas manning Ostello.
Starts at P650
If you’re a fan of clean white sheets and wooden interiors, then We R Inn’s rooms can become your temporary sanctuary. They have spacious rooms for you to enjoy.
Starts at P680
Clean rooms, and no extra charges for breakfast, unlimited coffee and tea, parking, Wi-Fi—what else can you ask for? If you wanna go around Davao’s premier malls, this “dormitel” is located just a few minutes away from these spots.
Starts at P590
You have to be on a lookout for GV Hotel’s nonpeak season promos to enjoy their P590 overnight price tag. Now for a place that’s got easy access to the public market (Bangkerohan Market), museum (Museo Dabawenyo), and even City Hall, their cheap rates really would give you some good vibes.
Corner A. Pichon Street, Poblacion District,
Starts at P799
Now if you want a trusty hotel you can crash in after a long day of walking and sightseeing, Jazzy James is the place locals go to when they have business in the capital. Its studio rooms are guaranteed clean and comfy!