10 Metro Manila Hotels for Your Backpacking Friends

No need to break the bank!


(SPOT.ph) Backpacking doesn't always have to mean hostels. There's a whole range of affordable hotels to choose from around the Metro. Here are a few that offer everything you need to have a good night's sleep.





Go Hotels - Otis

Robinsons Otis, 1536 Paz Guazon Street, Paco, Manila

Contact: 354-1053


Rates start at P1,000++


Go Hotels have branches all over the Philippines, four of which are in Metro Manila: Mandaluyong, Manila, Pasig, and the newest one at Airport Road. The trick is to book way ahead of time. If you're lucky, you can chance upon a room rate that's as low as P400. All standard rooms have Windsor beds and chiropractic pillows to help you sleep soundly even while in the in the middle of the busy city.





Berjaya Makati Hotel

7835 Makati Avenue corner Eduque Street, Makati City

E-mail: manila.inquiry@berjayahotel.com


Rates start at P1,700++


With Berjaya Makati Hotel's elegant accommodations, from Deluxe Rooms to an Executive Suite, you wouldn't think that it fits your below-P2,000 budget, but it does if you plan ahead. Booking a room 30 days before your visit can give you up to 75% off on their rates. Choose from the hotel's in-house restaurants—El Prado, El Paseo, and Las Ramblas—and you'll hardly ever have to leave the premises.






Hop Inn Hotel

1850 M.H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila

Contact: 528-3988

E-mail: reservation.ph@hopinnhotel.com


Rates start at P1,500++


Thailand-based Hop Inn Hotel opened its first hotel in the Philippines on December 1, 2016. The company has vast experience in developing international five-star hotels so you can only expect the best from this accommodation at an affordable price. The 168 rooms vary from a standard double (P1,500++), to a standard twin (P1,500++), and to a standard double with a view of the Manila Bay (P1,700++). These rates include the usual amenities such as TV with cable, free WiFi, air-conditioning, hot and cold shower, and everything else that you need for a comfortable stay. This budget hotel is also looking into having a 190-room Makati branch by September 2017, and two more in Aseana in Pasay City and Alabang in Muntinlupa by 2018.





Fersal Hotel - Annapolis

49 Annapolis Street, Cubao, Quezon City

Contact: 912-5852

E-mail: reservations@fersalhotelgroup.com


Rates start at P1,750++


Fersal Hotel has a number of locations in the Metro, including Bel-Air and Makati Avenue in Makati, Diliman and P. Tuazon in Quezon City, and Sta. Cruz in Manila. The cheapest branch is the one in Annapolis, near the vibrant entertainment and shopping complex in the midst of Quezon City's Cubao area. Provincial bus stations are also within walking distance, making this hotel very accessible if you need a pit stop during your long commute.






Amax Inn Makati

7556 Santillan Street, Makati City

Contact: 812-9035

E-mail: info@amaxinn.com


Rates start at P1,700++


This two-star budget hotel is worth every peso. Rooms are larger than expected and the staff is available 24/7 in case you need anything late in the night. Amax Inn is accessible to shopping centers and the Central Business District in Makati through public transport. 





Manila Grand Opera Hotel

925 Doroteo Jose Street corner Rizal Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila

Contact: 304-7300

E-mail: info@manilagrandopera.com


Rates start at P2,000++


Manila Grand Opera House served as the center of the country's arts and theater prior to the construction of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in the 1960s. It was even dubbed as "The Theater with a History." After the structure was demolished, the Manila Grand Opera Hotel was constructed on the same site and opened its doors in 2008. Now, guests can enjoy the hotel's well-furnished rooms, the in-house Circa 1900 Bar and Restaurant, and its Manila Grand Oriental Casino.





The Orange Place Hotel - Quezon City

26 Kamias Road, West Kamias, Quezon City

Contact: 926-8985

E-mail: reservations.qz@orangeplacehotel.com


Rates start at P1,500++


The Orange Place Hotel in Cubao has 30 furnished rooms that come with basic amenities such as air-conditioning, hot and cold shower, cable television, and WiFi access. It's 10 minutes away from Araneta Center, which makes it a good deal if you're in the city for a short time. The hotel has its own ASHA Café, which is open from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., for when you need a jolt of energy before you party in the evening.






Red Planet - Ermita

1740 A. Mabini Street, Malate, Manila

Contact: 708-9888

E-mail: frontdesk.ermita@redplanethotels.com


Rates start at P1,600+


Red Planet Ermita is right smack in the center of Manila's entertainment district famous for its nightlife and restaurants. It's also near the capital's cultural and historical hubs such as the National Museum, Cultural Center, Luneta Park, and more. The 167-room budget hotel provides guests with everything they need for a nice stay, from high-speed WiFi to comfortable beds.





Hotel Durban

4875 Durban Street, Makati Avenue, Makati City

Contact: 897-1866

E-mail: frontdesk@hoteldurban.net


Rates start at P1,700++


Founded in 1975, Hotel Durban on Durban Street in Makati (hence the name) is tucked behind a garden courtyard, giving its guests a feeling of privacy. Inside, the hallways and rooms are furnished with antiques and artworks from the owner's collection. Solo travelers can book the standard rooms with single beds (P1,700) while couples can splurge a bit by booking the suite (P2,200++).





Rothman Hotel

1633 Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila

Contact: 523-4501

E-mail: info@rothmanhotel.com


Rates start at P1,900++


Aside from its big rooms and convenient location, Rothman Hotel also boasts delectable food choices in Café Rothman. Guests can choose from all-time Filipino favorites like adobo or crispy pata and Japanese dishes like tempura or ramen. You can also order a round or two of mojito or melon fizz to jumpstart your fun night.



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