7 budget-friendly places for your next staycation in Manila

by Justine Punzalan
Oct 17, 2019
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Planning a staycation in Manila is just a click away with booking sites teeming with budget-friendly accommodations.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) recommends seven good deals, with the rates starting at PHP1,000 per night.


Prepare a simple yet sweet getaway for your family at the Light Residences, which has fully furnished condominium units.

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The property is conveniently located at the corner of Madison St. and EDSA in Mandaluyong City, which is a few miles away from Robinsons Forum, SM Megamall, and Shangri-La Plaza.

It actually has its own SM mall which is also called SM Light.

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The residential establishment has leisure facilities like an indoor gym and outdoor swimming pool where you can take photos and post online using the building's free Wi-Fi.

Rate: Starts at PHP1,182 on zenrooms.com and booking.com.


If you plan to just chill with your partner or best friend over a long weekend, the Gomez House by Hotel Duran is your best option when it comes to comfort and affordability.

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The Scandinavian-inspired hostel features different compact rooms equipped with your choice of bed (bunk, single, or twin type), bathroom, and workstation.

The quaint four-story building also has a rooftop where you and your barkada can chat or enjoy some booze at night while enjoying a view of the city.

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The Gomez House is just a 19-minute drive from Greenbelt mall or a three-minute drive from Makati-Buendia train station.

It is located at 5177 P. Gomez St., Poblacion, Makati City.

Rate: Starts at PHP1,205 on expedia.com.ph and booking.com.


Another ideal place to set a bonding session with your family is the Suntrust Asmara Condominum in Quezon City.

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It has a unit with fully furnished unit has a living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, and comes with an overlooking view of Quezon City.

Equipped with free Wi-Fi, the airconditioned unit has free Netflix for your binge-watching pleasure.

Suntrust Asmara is an eight-minute drive from Timog Avenue, where you can chill, drink, or even party hours before you come back to the unit to unwind.

Recreational amenities include a pool, outdoor playground, jogging path, and a gym for fitness buffs.

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It is located at E. Rodriguez Ave., New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Rate: Starts at PHP1,899 on booking.com.


Located in the heart of Makati City, BSA Suites' Executive Twin Studio is a great place for you and your office BFF to unwind after a long day at work.

The 35-square-meter room has two single beds, bathroom, kitchenette, dining area, cable TV, and Wi-Fi.

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The hotel also has an indoor pool and fitness center at the upper penthouse.

The room facilities and hotel amenities ensure that you have an all-in-one, affordable staycation experience.

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BSA Suites is located at 103 Don Carlos Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati City.

Rate: Starts at PHP1,967 on agoda.com and booking.com.


The first thing you notice when you step into Privato Hotel is its chic Italian-inspired interiors.

The light marbled walls and floors give the hotel a posh, polished look that exudes subtle elegance.

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The rooms, meanwhile, are decorated with urban earth-toned furniture.

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Privato Hotel is sure to give you a memorable staycation with its facilities like the outdoor pool, gym, spa, restaurants, and a roof deck lounge.

Privato Hotel is located at 706 Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City.

Rate: Starts at PHP1,992 on agoda.com and booking.com.


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If you're craving for the sea and the sun, go toThe Concierge at Sea Residences.

The residential condo is located at the SM Mall of Asia Complex near Manila Bay.

It features recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, playground, massage services, nail spa, and free Wi-Fi.

Its Standard and Deluxe rooms give you your money's worth, as each room features a twin-size bed, kitchen, bathroom, dining area, plus a balcony that gives you a good view of Manila.

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The Concierge at Sea Residences is located at Building B, Sea Residences, Pea Road 1, Pasay City.

Rate: Starts at PHP2,244 on agoda.com and booking.com.


People of the South do not have to travel far to enjoy an affordable family staycation at Avida Towers Sucat.

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You can book one of its chic two-bedroom apartments with fully furnished bedrooms, living room, dining room, bathroom, at an affordable price.

As a bonus, it has its own laundry area, too.

The condominium, meanwhile, has a swimming pool and roof deck that are ideal spots to unwind in.

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It also has a children's playground, gym, and game room for your family's leisure needs.

It is easily accessible via major thoroughfares C5 Extension, SLEX, and Coastal Road.

Avida Towers Sucat is just 6 kilometers away from City of Dreams and 3.3 kilometers from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Rate: Starts at PHP3,044 on ph.hotels.com.

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