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Living in The Philippines => Lodging: Finding A Place to Stay "for a while" => Topic started by: CebuSteve on November 03, 2016, 06:24:38 AM

Title: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: CebuSteve on November 03, 2016, 06:24:38 AM
hello, I have been looking on various hotel booking sites and want to know if i can find a basic, but safe hotel/guesthouse (not a dorm or share space but a private room) for less than 10 per night. Is this possible and where/which website would people recommend I look.

thanks
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: Lee2 on November 03, 2016, 08:08:21 AM
You might wish to try https://www.airbnb.com/ (https://www.airbnb.com/)
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: Igorotak on November 03, 2016, 10:31:05 AM
hello, I have been looking on various hotel booking sites and want to know if i can find a basic, but safe hotel/guesthouse (not a dorm or share space but a private room) for less than 10 per night. Is this possible and where/which website would people recommend I look.

thanks

Steve, remember you arrive at 2am. Staying in cheap places will take you to cheap/shoddy areas of town. I would suggest to stay the first night in a decent hotel, especially after a long haul. Don't put yourself at risk.
Then, the following morning, get your bearings and stay wherever you feel comfortable. 
But, less than 10 pounds?? That is less than 600 peso?? In Manila?? That is VERY low budget.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: bigrod on November 03, 2016, 10:47:34 AM
You might want to consider Swagman in Ermita they include airport transfer in some of their room rates.

http://www.swagman.theorientalhotels.com/promo/ (http://www.swagman.theorientalhotels.com/promo/)

Chuck
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: iamjames on November 03, 2016, 12:11:31 PM
You will get accomodation for that price but it will not be a private room. You will have to share..... with cockroaches, iguanas, mosquitos....
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: D. Williams on November 03, 2016, 11:53:51 PM
You will get accomodation for that price but it will not be a private room. You will have to share..... with cockroaches, iguanas, mosquitos....
Easy goes it James, this forums is here to help members not chase them away.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: bigrod on November 04, 2016, 09:15:35 AM
http://www.persquare.com.ph/for-rent/apartment-condo-room-ncr-metro-manila-2_16_14_59_0_0/f_0-600-price (http://www.persquare.com.ph/for-rent/apartment-condo-room-ncr-metro-manila-2_16_14_59_0_0/f_0-600-price)

Chuck
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: Mentalist on September 27, 2017, 07:46:54 PM
Is this also applicable on renting a condo? Can anyone elaborate the condotel? TIA
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: UNGGOY on February 17, 2018, 01:40:41 AM
You will get accomodation for that price but it will not be a private room. You will have to share..... with cockroaches, iguanas, mosquitos....
10 pounds is like p700! I do not know where you guys are staying, but that is more than we usually pay for a really nice room with aircon, flushing toilet en suite, and even hot water!

Try Sogo. They are everywhere.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: JoeLP on February 17, 2018, 09:02:55 AM
Shogun Suites hotel.  This is not for living really, but it's the place I always stay in when visiting Manila.  Good breakfast buffet(unlimited), nice beds with good AC and private bathroom and for me, perfectly located in Pasay.  Just north of the airport with free pickup(drop off costs though).  A short drive from MOA and shorter walk to the start of the MRT train to get everywhere else you desire.  It is attached to a mall and a short walk from another.  Most fast foods within easy walking distance, and the rest within a short driving distance.

Costs hit around $30-40/night. 

http://shogunsuites.com/packages/ (http://shogunsuites.com/packages/)
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: UNGGOY on February 17, 2018, 09:44:40 AM
Shogun Suites hotel.  This is not for living really, but it's the place I always stay in when visiting Manila.  Good breakfast buffet(unlimited), nice beds with good AC and private bathroom and for me, perfectly located in Pasay.  Just north of the airport with free pickup(drop off costs though).  A short drive from MOA and shorter walk to the start of the MRT train to get everywhere else you desire.  It is attached to a mall and a short walk from another.  Most fast foods within easy walking distance, and the rest within a short driving distance.

Costs hit around $30-40/night. 

[url]http://shogunsuites.com/packages/[/url] ([url]http://shogunsuites.com/packages/[/url])


"On a budget". Ha ha. I thought that meant cheap, not expensive! That nightly rate is enough to rent a place for a month!
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: Lee2 on February 17, 2018, 12:24:23 PM
"On a budget". Ha ha. I thought that meant cheap, not expensive! That nightly rate is enough to rent a place for a month!
Very few of us could live a month on $30 to $40 in a place, I know that you have posted that you rent places for p2,000 a month, those types of places likely would not be for most westerners, I know that they definitely would not be for me but I do know that Unggoys live in trees and like to eat bananas, so that would likely save a lot lol.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: M.C.A. on February 17, 2018, 03:48:39 PM
Victoria Laguna, Pila Laguna and surrounding area's of Luzon the rent will not be more than 4,000 pesos and it will be a nice spot, I've never heard of these ridiculous prices other than online or in these forums for rentals, complete and utter insanity but hey if you got it flaunt it.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: JoeLP on February 17, 2018, 04:03:31 PM
"On a budget". Ha ha. I thought that meant cheap, not expensive! That nightly rate is enough to rent a place for a month!
I do not think I could take living in such a place for a month when it only costs that much to live there.  My parents have a motorhome that if brought here probably couldn't go for that cheap in the cheapest part of the country.  I enjoy my own private bath, home with aircon, nice comfortable bed, full kitchen with full appliances, dressers, closets and the such. 
Granted, the hotel I was posting about doesn't have the full kitchen.  Just the microwave and half fridge.  And the free breakfast that is unlimited buffet in style.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: BudM on February 17, 2018, 04:13:45 PM
Victoria Laguna, Pila Laguna and surrounding area's of Luzon the rent will not be more than 4,000 pesos and it will be a nice spot, I've never heard of these ridiculous prices other than online or in these forums for rentals, complete and utter insanity but hey if you got it flaunt it.

I have a feeling that sooner or later the price will get more ridiculous and will be below p2,000/mo. rent as he is tired of dishing that out to someone else.  I still haven't figured out where a household of 18 can get by on a budget of USD300 a month.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: JoeLP on February 17, 2018, 07:36:38 PM
I have a feeling that sooner or later the price will get more ridiculous and will be below p2,000/mo. rent as he is tired of dishing that out to someone else.  I still haven't figured out where a household of 18 can get by on a budget of USD300 a month.
For what?  Not being a d!ck.  Just honestly curious.  For what?  There is a neighbor directly across the street from where I live.  The family lives upstairs, and downstairs is a set of 4 large rooms that is rented out.  In the back, behind the home structure is a detached setup with 2 large baths that are used by the renters.  Cement structured baths with toilet and shower in it.  On the front next to the doors is a sink on each side.  Those go for over 1,500php/mo each.  A room, and detached bathrooms to share, with electric included. 
There are some cement structure apartments that are being finished now that are basically a bed/bath setup with nothing else really, but they are on the 2nd and 3rd floors in probably the driest part of town next to the cathedral and are going for close to 4k php/mo. 
Are there really homes or full apartments in Laguna for under 4k?
Cool if true, but wow.  I thought land/houses/apartments here were cheap.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: BudM on February 18, 2018, 08:58:05 AM
For what?  Not being a d!ck.  Just honestly curious.  For what?  There is a neighbor directly across the street from where I live.  The family lives upstairs, and downstairs is a set of 4 large rooms that is rented out.  In the back, behind the home structure is a detached setup with 2 large baths that are used by the renters.  Cement structured baths with toilet and shower in it.  On the front next to the doors is a sink on each side.  Those go for over 1,500php/mo each.  A room, and detached bathrooms to share, with electric included. 
There are some cement structure apartments that are being finished now that are basically a bed/bath setup with nothing else really, but they are on the 2nd and 3rd floors in probably the driest part of town next to the cathedral and are going for close to 4k php/mo. 
Are there really homes or full apartments in Laguna for under 4k?
Cool if true, but wow.  I thought land/houses/apartments here were cheap.

"For what" what Joe?  What is it you are asking me?  What?  Does it have to do with some of us thinking that some of the rent costs people put on this forum are ridiculously low?  By the way, I am not the one that said there are places in Laguna for 4k.  If some people can get down that low, more power to them.  But, I and some others are not in a position to do so and for where we are at, if that cost is available, then it is not necessarily a place where we would want to live.  And my comment about the complaint of 2k rent being too high was from another thread by a person who has been posting on the forum with answers to anything and everything and the rest of us must be dumbasses because apparently we do not know better.
Title: Re: Staying in Manila, where to stay on a budget
Post by: JoeLP on February 18, 2018, 10:26:07 AM
"For what" what Joe?  What is it you are asking me?  What?  Does it have to do with some of us thinking that some of the rent costs people put on this forum are ridiculously low?  By the way, I am not the one that said there are places in Laguna for 4k.  If some people can get down that low, more power to them.  But, I and some others are not in a position to do so and for where we are at, if that cost is available, then it is not necessarily a place where we would want to live.  And my comment about the complaint of 2k rent being too high was from another thread by a person who has been posting on the forum with answers to anything and everything and the rest of us must be dumbasses because apparently we do not know better.
Cool. Thanks for clearing that up.  Thought you were going another direction with it.