Capsule Hotels Around the Metro – Just Like Japan

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Booking affordable hotels does not mean you need to sacrifice comfort. Experience Japanese-inspired capsule hotels in the Philippines for those one-night getaways or stopovers without the hustle and bustle of regular hotels. Here are 3 hotels you may consider booking for your next trip.

1. Dormitos

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Located near various terminals, bars, restaurants, shopping malls, and schools, guests would surely get the bang for their buck after a night’s rest. Furnished after Japanese capsule hotels, Dormitos offers functional pods with adjustable lights, foldable reading stations, USB charging ports, and even a mini-vault for valuables. Equipped with unique key access per pod, 24/7 security, CCTVs, and smoke detectors, safety is highly guaranteed. Community showers, lockers, and towels are provided.

By far this is the most affordable capsule hotel around the Metro with a nightly rate of ₱1,600 and ₱4,800 for a 3-night stay. Take advantage of their 50% discount offer or call in to discuss monthly and long-term rates.

The Essentials

2. HIS Capsule Hotel

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HIS Capsule Hotel features Japanese-like pods with a Filipino twist. Unlike Dormitos, HIS has much more laid back furnishing – perfect for the Filipino family on the go. Family rooms are more “open”, with adjustable curtains on each side of the pod for privacy, and comes with an additional bed. Other single rooms have closed off walls with a curtain that works as a door to your pod.

Other amenities include a shared kitchen, terrace, free private parking, and WiFi throughout the property. Guests may also rent cars, secure luggage deposits, and even book a taxi taking them to the airport for ₱300. If you’re looking for a quick shower before getting back on your flight, the hotel offers a “shower-only” rate. Snacks, beverages, and an à la carte breakfast are also available.

Prices range from ₱540 – ₱5,400 with a maximum of 10 beds per booking, and an optional ₱80 breakfast. Whether you’re in it for the night or looking for a sweet tambayan place around Leyte, this is the hotel for you.

The Essentials

  • Address: 13 Real St, Fatima Village, Tacloban City, Leyte
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours (Front Desk)
  • Contact Number(s): +63 917 135 5416 / +63 917 713 0667 / (053) 520 4047
  • Google Maps Link
  • Facebook Page Link

3. Airpod @Crowne Bay Tower

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Though this is mainly a condominium, it houses a few Airpod rooms for travelers on the go. Close enough to various landmarks around Makati, it is a go-to destination for businessmen and people stopping by during a layover. Since it caters to international guests, expect foreigners as roommates if ever there are unoccupied beds.

Guests may indulge in a free breakfast an take a dip in the roof-top pool. A number of restaurants are within walking distance while SM Mall of Asia is just a 10-minute jeepney ride away. Makati is the business capital of the Philippines, making it more prone to traffic noise. If this is a bother, then visitors are free to request a room further away from the hubbub.

Rates per night can range from ₱2,000 above, more or less. It is highly recommended to browse online booking sites such as Agoda, TripAdvisor, Priceline, and others for the best deals. Often, there are bookings that would cost ₱600 pesos per night – cheaper without sacrificing the experience.

The Essentials

  • Address: Crowne Bay Tower, 157 Roxas Blvd, Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila
  • Operating Hours: 24 hours (Reception)
  • Contact Number(s): +63 995 228 8777
  • Google Maps Link
  • Facebook Page Link

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