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Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

Junction Hostel - Affordable Staycation with an Unsual Quirky Vibe


Last February 2015, a newly opened hostel in Makati named Junction Hostel. Located in the heart of Makati. Near the Red District, A-Venue Hall and Saint Paul Makati are the nearest landmark if you're going to find this quirky, hip hostel. They offer a very affordable price for their rooms. Backpackers traveling in Manila have new options for their hostel accommodation. It'll be more enjoyable and fun stay in a hostel if you are comfortable in the place, has clean rooms, and very accommodating staff. 


Mind you that there is no lift/elevator here. Don't worry, they just have till 3rd floor, so using the stairs is not an issue. I immediately fell in love at their lobby/common dining/playroom/reading room. They have bean bags for sitting and just to have a chitchat with friends and fellow travelers.


American-Indian inspired hanging tent, so cool eh? Nicely done wall art plus the pastel colored sitting area.






Tv room and lounge area. Backpackers can share stories of their travel with fellow travelers or you just want to watch a movie with them, it's all welcome here,


This room is shared by 4 people. 26-B is a twin room and 26-C is a queen room. With only 1 bathroom shared with these 3 rooms. There's also a sink, shared by 4 people. This whole room is more like a family room type. They have rooms for 10, for 4 and queen and a twin room. All bathrooms are shared by 2-3 rooms.





Common area on the 2nd floor.


FYI, I am no way drunk that night. Just being funny here,lol.




Junction Hostel room rules caught my attention (who wouldn't anyway?)


You'll be surprised that how in the world that this trailer gets inside the building? Well, during the construction, while the building is still open. they managed to put inside this very old, rusty trailer then made it a really great looking food truck. American and Filipino breakfast are served here for 200 pesos each.

Overall, I really enjoyed my staycation and I will definitely be back anytime soon. Backpackers from any parts of the world will enjoy their stay here, not just because of the clean rooms and homey place but they have a very accommodating and friendly staff.

Thanks, Junction Hostel!

Junction Hostel - Affordable Staycation with an Unsual Quirky Vibe 

Comments

  1. First thing caught my attention is the rules - very clear !! Decor is quite different and place looks absolutely clean and cozy. It doesn't look like a backpackers type of a stay.

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    1. The place is really clean and homey. You wouldn't feel that you are in a hostel.

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  2. I agree that it's quirky and funky. The trailer sounds interesting and I love that the food is very affordable.

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  3. I should have known this place last month when my friends and I were in Manila. I will take note of this hostel. It looks like a fun place to stay.

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  4. They do have a nice setup for this one and the shared area can also be a good way to offer lower cost rooms. I'll consider this place the next time my mom is in town.

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  5. Love their rules, lol. This is perfect for backpackers. I love the artsy-fartsy vibe of the hostel; will make sure to let friends know if they look for a place to stay when in Manila.

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  6. Not exactly the type of hotel which my wife would agree to staying for a staycation in Makati. Hehe. For me, it looks neat enough, but I do not really like sharing bathrooms with strangers.

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  7. The place looks like one big lounge where you can chat and joke around with your friends. It reminds me of the Google headquarters with its colors.

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  8. Rules are great! This will surely remind the guests that they have to be quirky and funky too!

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  9. The industrial feel for a hostel would be something nice to try! I really like the interiors and how creative they have created their rules. I hope they're affordable :)

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  10. Hmmp.. Definitely, my love will say no. She is more at home in light-colored rooms not those pastel-colored ones.

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  11. The hostels look great! We have one in India that is equally cool like this one. I plan to visit it soon. Glad you had a great time :)

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  12. This hostel is quite luxury with most of the basic necessities. I find it is very systematic and cleans for our environment.

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  13. this hostel looks so fun and modern! i love the tent seat thing

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  14. It's really funky and quirky like you said. I guess this will keep the guest in place without offending them too~ I guess this is a place where people don't mind chilling and staying in to do their work~

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  15. If I were a foreigner, I would certainly love to stay here! Awesome design and place! :D

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  16. wow, I love the decors! especially the bean bags and that hanging tent, which reminds me of a bird's nest.

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  17. That's a really quirky looking hotel. I would love trying this theme hotel out ;)

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  18. The hotel looks great! Love the concept. Prefer something special~ Thanks for sharing

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  19. What a cheerful looking place! I am past my backpacking days, but could so see myself here 15 years ago enjoying the vibe. :)

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  20. The place is very inviting because of the unique concept design. I hope to experience their service one day.

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  21. Every hotel has its rules and this is quite new to me. Love the place because of its cleanliness.

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  22. I love it!! We should have more of this in the Philippines. That's one of the things I think our country is lacking, the availability of a hostels in every city to encourage backpackers to include Pinas in their itinerary.

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