Where to stay next time you visit the Philippines

If you are planning a vacation in the Philippines and a sweet escape from reality, chances are you will be needing some place to stay. But being practical of course, you wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money when you’ll only be staying for a few days. It would be best to choose a place to stay that is inexpensive but with great accommodation.

It would also be advisable to travel during off-season since you can get most of the discounted price that way since most hotels will most certainly increase the rates to get the advantage of every peak season so it’s better to be knowledgeable on upcoming events on the place you are planning to go to.

Other than that, if you can get a hotel membership then all the better. Go for hotels that offer promotions that can be used by members wherever hotel branch they are located. Plus, hotel companies today also offer coupons that can be purchased online. It’s just some of the things you can do in advance.

For any backpacker, you would want to travel light and spend just enough to do all the sight-seeing  while saving some money to buy those souvenirs and gorging on the delicious food and delicacies.

So here are seven inexpensive hotels you should consider when you’re planning on travelling on a budget in the Philippines.

Jupiter Suites in Makati (metro Manila)

Jupiter Suites deluxe room

Know to be the best homey budget hotel in Makati, Jupiter Suites has been in the hospitality business for 15 years and that most of the staff have been there for a long time so you can expect that they can deliver the best service. The rooms are spacious, have comfortable beds and reliable wi-fi available. Rooms from around USD$55 per night.

North Zen Basic Spaces in Davao (Mindanao)

North Zen Basic Spaces suite

Considered to be in the top two for best hotels in Davao, North Zen Basic Spaces in particular has been given a good rating by travelers. It’s becoming a popular go-to place to spend the night in since it is relatively new. They can provide you with the basic necessities – a comfy bed with the best foam made from the Philippines, a television and private bathroom in an air conditioned room. You can also expect a great service from its staff.

Hotel 45 in Baguio (Central Philippines)

Media 45 Extension twin room

Has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Hotel 45 Extension located in Bagumbayan Road inside the city itself.  It is just below SM City Baguio and a short walk away from Session Road. The rooms may not be air-conditioned but that is absolutely no problem as the cool climate will definitely leave you shivering in your sheets. Speaking of cold, you need not worry about bathing in the cold as all the bathrooms are equipped with a water heater for your hot baths. During the off season, the rooms range from Php 1000 to Php 1400. During the holidays, it is Php 1100 to Php 1600 and during the peak season, Php 1200 to Php 2000.

Naga Regent Hotel in Naga (Luzon)

Naga Regent Hotel

Most reviews of the Naga Regent Hotel say that the best rooms are the suite deluxe due to the room having more space and more light. It is considered as a very affordable hotel by most tourists. It is located in Elias Angeles St. Bicol, Philippines. The guestrooms feature internet access,  LCD/Plasma television, shower and bathtub. You can check in by 2:00 PM and check out before 11:00 AM.

La Carmela de Boracay Hotel (Boracay)

La Carmela de Boracay

La Carmela de Boracay Hotel in Boracay is considered as a great option for families. Located on the quiet Bulabog beach, its private location is clean and comfortable for any traveler who seeks a place to rest. The advantage of its location is that it is located near the Tourist Center and close to a local wet market.

A Place to Remember in El Nido (Palawan Island)

A Place to Remember penthouse ocean view room

A Place to Remember (APTR) is located just a few meters from the beach of in El Nido Bay’s southern end. You would be glad to know that the rooms are spotlessly clean and has good working air conditioning, free wi-fi internet connection and television. They also include a hearty breakfast which is served on the hotel’s roof terrace where you’ll have a gorgeous over El Nido Bay.

Metro Vigan Inn (Luzon)

Metro Vigan Inn

Metro Vigan Inn is a great option for all tourists and backpackers. It is a budget friendly hotel with spacious room that are inclusive of a complimentary breakfast. The amenities include fully air conditioned rooms with private toilets and shower (included wth 24-hour running hot and cold water), free internet connection and a secure parking space.

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