Why I like to Stay in Baguio Village Inn; The Cheapest Hostel in Baguio City

 

On my first night in Baguio, I was wondering if I could afford one more night. The room that I rented was too much expensive for my budget, and I didn’t enjoy my stay. The place isn’t worth spending most of my travel budget. I needed to compensate for my expenses the following day. My roommate told me, this is an expensive place to stay. I planned to leave the next morning.

 

But what is a travel without being into places less travelled. I decided to walk somewhere in the market…and walk straight ahead more, till I reached Magsaysay Road. Found a place. I was surprised its way cheaper and cleaner, cozier than the previous one last night. I filled out the registration form and payed the cashier right away, without any second thought.

 

1. Reasonable Rate

More often than not, we used to think that hotels/guesthouses around the city is too expensive, but Baguio Village Inn is an exception. I’ve read from Lonely Planet about the price few years back, I looked at the receptionist with so much astonishment, the price hadn’t changed at all. Prices are as follows:

 

Main Building

Ordinary Room: (Twin Bed) – P350.00/ person

Room with Bath               – P950.00/ good for 2 persons

Family Room with bath & Cable TV -P 1,650.00/ good for 4 persons

Annex

Room with Bath & Cable TV     – P1,200.00/good for 2 persons

Family Room with Bath and Cable TV  -P1,750.00/ good for 4 persons

Family Room with Bath and Cable TV  -P2,200.00/ good for 6 persons

*Extra person  —P275.00

 

2. It’s Cozy and Homey

Being a Filipino, I always want to see things that remind us of our culture and folks. But sometimes modernization took place, especially here in Baguio. Yet this place is an exception, its design and architecture is an old Filipino style, reminds me of old house of my late “Lolo”, or Grandfather. Not an elegant place, nevertheless it’s simplicity and modest style, brings the memory of old times, and I felt “at home”.

 

 

3. Its Neat and Clean Inside and Outside

A simple house just like “Hak’s House” in Siem Reap, Cambodia, “Soi 11″ in Bangkok, Baguio Village Inn is a simple and humble place to stay but it is rest assured that every centavo is worth spending. Everyday, I see the housekeeping patiently mopping the floor and put some wax on it and sweep with coconut shell so it will be shiny, inside the room and even in the lobby.

Everything is arranged in its proper order. Figurines, indoor Bonsai and indoor plants, paintings, tables, chairs, and couches are meticulously arranged in a very orderly manner. The beds are comfortable, with a decent beddings and bath towel. The room isn’t that wide inside but its wooden sorroundings gives a good ambiance and it looks cozy; the ceiling is high plus the weather is cold, this is already a good place for solo/backpackers.

4. Staff are Polite

Even when a guest looks simple, dress modestly, foreigns or locals; all of them are being treated equally.

5. It’s Location

Located in the heart of the town. Almost took me a 20 minute walk from the Bagiuo Market, a 10 minute ride in a jeepney. It’s just within the city and its easy access to the Market makes it easier for me to walk around.

6. Bathroom is not a Problem

Although it is a shared bathroom ( For my Room of Choice), I notice that the staff assigned to maintain it is doing a good job. Everytime I go to the toilet, its always dry and clean. Men’s and women’s rooms and bathroooms are separated so that’s one thing I liked also.

Toilet and bathroom are also separate rooms. Both contains hot and cold water which is a bonus!

7. The Cafe Inside

Inside is a cafe, which serves good food, which includes both Western and Filipino dishes. Although the price is a bit higher than dining outside, but it’s ok if the budget can afford it. I just liked how they maintain the orderliness of the cafe. It is the simplest I’ve ever seen, yet it looks very nice.

8. Information is within Reach

The staff are very helpful and give good information on how and where to go. The front desk has some listings of schedule of trips wherever you want to go…unlike the previous place I stayed. Terrible place :(

How to Get to Baguio Village Inn

Ride a Tranquoville Jeepney in the market (near Mcdonalds/ BPI), or ask someone where the Tranquoville Jeepneys are. Jump off at the junction near church of Iglesia ni Cristo. Then walk 100 meters straight ahead. In front of Protestant Church, is the Baguio Village Inn.

Or just walk straight ahead from the market until you reach Magsaysay Road. It’s just easy. It will take you only about 10-15 minutes to  get there.

Phone:  (+6374) 442-3901

Adress:  355 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City, Benguet  (In front of Protestant Church)

 

 

 

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50 Comments

  1. do you happen to remember their contact number? we plan to visit Baguio this Dec and would like to contact the place.

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    • Since you have tight budget, why not take a night trip? You go there by 10PM and arirve between 6-7AM. Then simply take your breakfast at ChowKing or Jollibee. After eating, start your rendezvous. That’s what I did last Summer so as to save money and time.If you like, take Victory Liner and upon arrival simply get an inn on the terminal’s second floor or go immediately to Microtel just a few minutes away from the terminal.GOD BLESS YOUR TRIP!!!!!!!

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      • Thanks, that’s a great idea! That’s what I did. I spent more than a week up North and learnt so much on my solo backpacking trip. It was an awesome experience!

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  2. weeeh! thank you so much for this post! i’ve been looking for reasonable hotel rooms baguio since my hubby and i are going to baguio next week. ♥ happy to stumble on your blog! thanks so much :)
    i just hope this place isn’t hard to find.

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  3. Hi,

    This particular post helped me a lot on searching for lodges since i’m new in solo backpacking and Baguio would be my first spot. Considering i’m a newbie when you say: Ordinary Room: (Twin) – P350.00/ person <– What's twin?

    I'll prolly go there 3rd week of January 2013 :)

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    • Hello there. Thanks so much. I just copied from their brochure. Sorry if it sounds confusing. “Twin” refers to 2 cozy beds inside. (But they charge per person 350 each) for this ordinary rooms. So, if you come by yourself and choose this room you will only pay 350 per day. I know every hostel have their own rules, and I find it funny too. Nevertheless, It’s nice there. Enjoy your stay and have a happy travel! Cheers!

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  4. Wow, I do hope they have available rooms next week. Do they have an email address or mobile number?

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    • Phone number is in the post but here it is for you…..Enjoy there.

      Phone: (+6374) 442-3091

      Adress: 355 Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City, Benguet (In front of Protestant Church)

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  5. hi. I saw the picture above. their phone number is 6374-442-3901. typo error. nice post though.

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  6. when you say “ordinary rooms”, that means you’re going to share the room with someone else (could be a stranger?)? thanks.

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    • If you’re alone, they’re going to give you one room and charge you 350 pesos. No sharing with strangers. If you’re with someone and you check in for 2, that’s the time they ask for another 350. :)

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  7. Hi there. I plan to stay at the Baguio Village Inn this Tues or Wed. How can I get there from the Victory Liner Bus Station? I know I can take a cab but hmm cheaper is better, right?
    Thanks.

    Jenn

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    • Hi Jen. You need to ride a jeepney going to Burnham park. Around that area, ask where are the jeepneys bound for Magsaysay Avenue. So, it’ll be 2 rides from the bus terminal. (20 pesos)

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      • Thanks! Hopefully I can visit all the good places in Baguio. I maybe there for 2 nights so i can rest in between long walks hehe. I will read your post again before leaving tonight. Hopefully Baguio Village Inn has wifi so I can quickly ask help from you if ever needed. Thanks again…

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  8. Hi! Im going up Baguio later. :) I also wanna go to the North part where there are less people. Any suggestions? Thanks! Im leaving later, i might stay in this place. Do you have their cellphone number?

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    • I only have their telephone number which I wrote at the end part of this post. Gee! So exciting! So after Baguio, you can explore Banaue and Sagada. :)

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  9. Thanks for this blog. I will travel solo for the first time next week and Baguio is my destination. I hope I can also avail their Php350 room :)

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  10. We checked in last Saturday, May 25, 2013. Early in the morning around 6am. We took the P1,200.00 room.The staffs are not rude but neither they were polite. We were greeted with poker faces. I thought maybe they were just having a bad day, but that mood remained consistent until the day that we left (Monday).

    We ordered a plate of Pancit Canton which is served in our room. But geez, it was really salty. And it doesn’t come with a free drinking water (even tap water), so you have to order for a bottled water. We never ordered any other food anymore.

    Monday morning was even worse. Hot water in our room doesn’t work. I reported it immediately at the front desk and they asked me to let the water run for a few minutes. I did it. But 30 minutes has passed and the water remain cold so I went back to the front desk again. It appeared they forgot to turn on the water heater. (And they didn’t even apologize for that) Two hours has passed until the water becomes warm but it never got hot. I didn’t complain anymore as I got tired walking from the back house to the front building because they don’t have a telephone in each room. So, we settled for a little less cold water for a bath.

    This place is cheaper than other hotels, but prepare yourself as you get what you are paying for.

    No, we’re not going back to Baguio Village Inn anymore.

    One more thing, do not expect them to change your bed sheets unless you say so.

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    • I am sorry to hear that. I understand your concern. I’ve been there last September, I really enjoyed my stay there. Didn’t expect their good service is deteriorating?

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      • may i know if we can check in your family room (good for 4) with my family of 5 (3 children ages 17, 16 and 11 years old)early in the morning of December 28, 2013? pleas reply asap. thanks. my cp no. is 09192735804.

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  11. Hey. ^_^ Thank you for your site. We are planning to go to Baguio this Tuesday. Do they have a cellphone number to call? I assume that the phone number indicated is not a cell phone number. Thank you.

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  12. Hi there, I like your blog, it is cool, I just want to ask if this Baguio Village Inn is near the terminal of Vicotry Liner in the town proper? Maybe a walk would be okay?

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  13. hi, ask q lang panu poh mgpareserve for dec 24-27,2013?..1 rum gud for 2person sna poh..tnx..

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    • Hi po. Kindly contact Baguio Village Inn na lang po. Please check the post, their contact details are there. Thanks!

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      • Hi! glad to see this blog! do you happen to have their mobile number?

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  14. Found this really helpful! Thanks a lot!! :))

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  15. Thnks for the information :) really helpful. nice blog..keep writing and sharing…

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  16. oh no first come first served sa holy week :(

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  17. Hello gud am . How can we contact this baguio village inn? Naghahanap po kase kame ng mtutuluyan mamaya. Thanks

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  18. Also stayed there. All i can say is..
    “SULIT!”

    i agree to your post.
    But when traveling with some luggage or big bags via bus, i suggest just take a cab. it will cost you less than P90.
    i forgot the exact fare i paid.

    Btw, if you see any trancoville jeepneys, you can go down in front of the inn instead. No need to walk 100meters. Just cross the street (i you’re from baguio city proper side, market, etc.)and you’ll get there :)

    One jeepney ride going to bell church. (trininidad)
    2 jeepney ride going to minesview.
    1 ride to SM.
    it’s a 1 ride jeepney going to the top / bottom of session road.

    Cool and cozy place! :)

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    • Hi Ms. Island Girl Traveler, your blog helps. By the way, do they have landline number? can’t reach them. thank you!

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      • Hey Kelly. Sorry for the late reply. Yep I wrote their contacts. Kindly check my blog again. :)

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  19. hi!! is this inn near the victory liner bus station?

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    • Yep! :)

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  20. hi balak ko pumunta sa nov. 7 eh. may sariling CR ba sila. actually dlwa kame eh. gusto ko private room magkano kaya ang rate.?

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    • Hi, pls try to contact the hostel na lang po. :) I wrote it on my post naman. :

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  21. wow. Thank you so much for posting this, Ate. Ang dami ko na po kasing sinesearch sa google na affordable inn’s sa Baguio, wala akong makita…. Buti nalang I saw this! Huhu. God bless you, Ate ;) I hope same padin ung room rates nila, I am planning to go there kasi on May 2015 po. Shoot Ate!!!

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    • Welcome! Safe travels ^_^

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  22. can u give me their contact #, (CP). TNX

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    • The phone number is at the end of the post. Hope you enjoy there

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