Baguio Travel

Baguio Expenses And Where To Stay

It’s nice to be back in the City of Pines and this time I traveled with my college friends. It’s funny that after a decade we all get to bond in spite of being in a different group of friends back in college. It was a very relaxing 3-day trip with them.

It’s been weeks for us to finally decide to go to Baguio as 3 of y college buddies were all working in a corporate company and I am the only one who’s ready anytime.
When we finally decided that we will stay in Baguio for 3 days while they are on a holiday vacation we booked our bus ticket online, the good thing about booking online is you have a 1-time option to rebook your ticket. You can book Victory Bus ticket online 5 days prior to your travel.
Manila to Baguio has 2 options – Regular air-conditioned bus and First Class Airconditioned bus (with onboard toilet).

FARES:

Regular a/c bus Pasay to Baguio cost 455 Pesos / 9 USD ONE WAY, travel time is 5-6 hours with a 2-3 stopover.
First Class a/c bus is 750 Pesos / 15 USD ONE WAY, travel time is 4 hours with 1 stopover.
Best time to travel to Baguio: Early morning, less traffic in EDSA

Daily Budget:

It will always depend on where you will stay, where you will eat and what activities you will do during your stay. We stayed in a 3-star hotel, we paid 2,000 pesos per night with FREE plated Filipino breakfast for 4 pax.

We got a nice deal from TRAVELOKA with a discount of 800 Pesos/hotel/night. That is actually a VERY GOOD DEAL, we only paid 500 pesos per night/pax and we get to stay in a nice hotel, with a comfy bed, en-suite bathroom, and FREE breakfast.

 

Hotel Henrico Legarda is located along the main road of Baguio. You won’t have any problem commuting any time of the day as jeepneys and taxis will pass by the hotel. During our stay in Baguio, we opt to always take a cab because we are 4 in our group and we are all sharing expenses when commuting.

There are a few small convenience stores nearby the hotel. It’s not 24/7 open so I suggest to buy all your snacks and knick-knacks before it closes at 9 in the evening.

All rooms are non-smoking so if you really want to puff a cigarette you have to go downstairs/outside the hotel.

Hotel Henrico Legarda

With a nightly rate of 2,000 to 3,000 pesos (rates are higher during Peak season). We loved our hotel room so much – who wouldn’t?

With a view like this every day? Fresh air and cold breeze – perfect!!!

The Room

With 2 queen-size bed, tv, en-suite bathroom, spacious room, and no aircon. In Baguio, it’s always cold or chilly weather here even on summer days. I still prefer to have a duvet whenever I book a 3-star hotel. Having no comfort and just a think sheet gives a motel-feel on this hotel which is a downside for me.

The room is clean, tiled-flooring, a bit spacious and I love that outside our window is a nice view of pine trees.

 

 

 

So, if you are in look for a nice and decent accommodation in Baguio, book your room in Agoda, Booking or perhaps in Traveloka and make sure to always cross-check room prices so you can get the best hotel price for your stay.
Baguio Travel

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