Baguio City, known as the City of Pines, never fails to attract thousands of tourists every year because of its cool comforting climate, congenial locals and rich culture and heritage. Only 4 hours away from Manila, this city in the mountain is accessible and easy to get to. Thanks to the developments in the roadworks and highways of the Philippines.
Many people inquired me about an affordable stay in this wonderful city. There are a lot of economical choices in this city and one of which is Upstairs Bed and Bath.
A Comfortable Stay at a Fraction of a Price
We went to Baguio City last February 2017 and we stayed in this simple yet cozy hostel. Upstairs Bed and Bath is located along Leonard Wood Road just below SM City Baguio.
We made our reservations in this place a week prior. We contacted them through phone call and their staffs were accommodating and patient in answering our inquiries. Since we were a group of 4, we availed their Family Room of 4 for only ₱400 per head a night. Once payment was received through bank deposit, they immediately sent a confirmation letter through electronic mail (as shown above).
Upon checking in, their staff brought fresh sheets and pillows for our family room. The room was spacious but there are no electronic ventilation available such as an A/C or a fan. Well, who needs those type of artificial ventilation since Baguio City has a natural cool environment with its average temperature dipping down to a freezing 16 degrees Celsius.
A window is available inside our room overviewing the other establishments around the hostel. The embellishment on the other hand was simple and minimalist but with a feel-at-home vibe.
However, comfort and bathrooms are shared with the other guests for the family and dorm rooms. Their comfort rooms are well-maintained with available temperature-controlled showers and sanitized toilets with functional flush system.
Upstairs Bed and Bath also ensures the safety of its visitors from any emergencies through their CCTV systems. Fire extinguishers are also readily available along the hallways of each floor with a proper fire evacuation plan displayed in every room.
Free Wi-Fi access is also available upon the request for the password in the main lobby. Since this is a backpacker-style hostel, there are no fridge available in our family room, nor any cabinets to keep your things. You have to secure your bags properly and every time we went out the place, we always surrender our room key to the staff-on-duty in the main lobby.
We stayed in Upstairs Bed and Bath for 2 nights and it was satisfactory. At a fraction of a price, we had a comfortable and safe place to stay in this amazing mountainous city.
Upstairs Bed and Bath
This simple yet cozy hostel is located in Leonard Wood Road just below SM City Baguio. For reservations, kindly contact them at (074) 446-4687 or 0932 878 4687. You can also email them at [email protected]
Available Rooms and Rates
Rooms with private toilet and bath are available in Upstairs Bed and Bath but with an added price. Check in time is every 2:00 PM and check out at 12:00 PM. Here are their available rooms:
|Economy Twin Room (Two single beds with a private toilet and bath)
Capacity: 2 pax
|Twin Room (Two single beds. Use of common toilet and bath)
Capacity: 2 pax
|Family Room for 4 (Room that accommodates up to 4 pax. Use of common toilet and bath)||₱1600/night|
|Family Room for 6 (Room that accommodates up to 6 pax. Use of common toilet and bath)||₱2400/night|
|Shared Dormitories (Male or Female Exclusive or Mixed)||₱400/pax a night|
For more information about Upstairs Bed and Bath, you can visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/upstairsbedandbath/