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Knowing Yogyakarta Indonesia

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…

Backpackers Choice: Makati International Inn

One of the old and popular affordable hotels in Makati which most of the travelers and backpackers go to is Makati International Inn. Located near Makati Medical Center and few meters away from Gil Puyat Buendia. Accessible via public transportation - Jeepney and strategically located around establishments like grocery, convenient store, hospital, and business offices. 

Getting there from Manila International Airport:

- Take an UBER/Grab Taxi or ordinary airport taxi (fare will most likely around 250 to 350 PHP / 5.00 to 7.00 USD
- via Jeepney, ride any Jeepney going to Baclaran, drop off to Baclaran Church and ride a bus going to Makati - Buendia Taft route. Get off to Leveriza street and ride another Jeepney with signage Washington and let your driver drop you off at Makati International Inn.
- Jeepney fare is 7.00 PHP / .14 USD and Bus fare is 14 PHP / .28 USD

Getting around Makati via commute:

- Going to Glorietta Mall / Greenbelt Mall is easy, just ride a Jeepney that has a signage (SM/Glorietta). Fare is 7 PHP / .14 USD only.
- Going to Ayala Museum, just walk towards Ayala Avenue (walking is about 7-10minutes)

When you enter the hotel, you might be confused because there is no reception on the ground floor, instead, go to the second floor and you will find the reception/lobby and cafeteria of Makati Internationa Inn. At the lobby area, you will find a bookshelf filled with DVD that you can borrow for free when you booked a room at the hotel (of course!) One DVD at a time only. 

All rooms here doesn't have a window view so if you are a family traveling with kids or claustrophobic I strongly suggest checking on other hotels like their sister hostels - Franchise One Hotel and Illians Inn both located in Makati as well. But for backpackers who are in a tight budget then this hotel will serve the purpose of sleeping and taking a hot shower.

Room prices starts from 1,400 to 2,400 PHP / 28.57 to 48.97 USD per night and good for 2 pax. All room types have a LED TV, ensuite bathroom with hot&cold shower, slippers, toiletries, coffee table and chair and double or queen bed. You may request 2 single beds if you are traveling with friends who doesn't like sharing a bed with you. 

For booking and reservations visit

Backpackers Choice: Makati International Inn

The use of this 360° virtual tour of Makati International Inn is authorized by Traveloka.


  1. Looks like a cool hotel. Whenever I go on budget travels I head to such backpackers hotels or hostels and it fits the bill.

  2. The hotel looks nice and clean! I think it's good enough for the price. And, it's close to the malls so that's definitely a plus. I love the 360 view you included. I can definitely get a feel of the hotel with it!

  3. They have a really nice location being near Makati Med. Their rates are also really affordable.

  4. Makati International Inn looks like a homey type of place to stay at. I like that you can borrow DVDs for free. The lack of windows is a definite down side though because it always feel nice to watch behind windows before sleeping.

    ❀ Grace ❀

  5. The hotel looks nice and very affordable. I love that they have plenty of DvD that is free of charge.

  6. For backpackers, the room looks nice, clean and decent enough. Just right for its price. :)

  7. Great adventure for backpackers.. Nice place to visit

  8. The embedding system by Traveloka is pretty interesting~ On a side note, I'm not sure if your state of Israel pass as such a big picture with the information and layout will impose any sort of trouble because people can use your image to do bad things! Be careful~

  9. Ok thanks for the infor, I shall look out for that when I go to Makati or Manila next trip.


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