Rain or shine Baguio is one of my favorite destinations if I want to escape the hustle and bustle of life here in Manila. With its chilly weather and growing numbers of budget hotels in Baguio city, it is no doubt that it is one of the top destinations in the Philippines for budget travelers.
Its proximity to Manila and increasing numbers of bus companies playing to the city make traveling to Baguio even quick and easy. You can now visit Baguio in just 4-6 hours.
Planning to escape the busy life in Manila? Let me guide you in finding the best budget hotels in Baguio City, a mountain resort city located in Benguet of Northern Luzon. Considered to be the country’s Summer Capital because of its cool weather any time of the year, it is a popular weekend getaway for travelers living in mega Manila.
How to get to Baguio
The most affordable way for budget travelers is to take a bus from key cities in Metro Manila. Multiple bus companies go to Baguio that are open for 24 hours and offer premier and deluxe-class seats.
Here’s where you can find them:
- Pasay city (Genesis Transport and Victory Liner)
- Cubao in Quezon City (Genesis Joy bus, Partas, and Victory Liner)
- Avenida in Manila City (Genesis joy bus and Rabbit bus lines)
- Sampaloc in Manila City (Victory Liner)
- Caloocan City ( Victory Liner)
- PITX in Paranaque city (Solid North Transit)
Where to stay in Baguio
If you are traveling on a budget but still want to stay in a hotel instead of a transient house or vacation home. There are many options of decent budget hotels in Baguio City that will cost you below P2,000 (please note that prices may change from time to time). One of the advantages of staying in a hotel is their location, where most are located near famous tourist spots like session road and Burnham park.
City Center Hotel is located at 45 Session Road, MPB Building, Baguio City Proper. This is one of the highly rated budget hotels in Baguio City along session road. It’s a perfect spot if you want to be at the center of the city proper. True to its name, most famous tourist spots are accessible from the hotel by walking or taking a public jeepney which will save you extra money from taking a taxi.
Agoda rating 8.8/10 and highly rated with their location at 9.6/10
Average rate per night Php1,500++ or $30++
La Casa Bianca is located at Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City Proper. This place is quaint and looks like a house that was turned into a hotel. The location is superb, near to some busy tourist spots like the botanical garden but still, this hotel offers the relaxing vibes you need at night. If you are looking for a home-vibes hotel in Baguio city then consider booking La Casa Bianca. Their room rate comes with a breakfast meal too.
Agoda rating 8.9/10 and highly rated with their good customer service at 9.4/10
Average rate per night Php1,400++ or $28++
Travelite Express is located at Shuntug St. cor F. Bautista Drive, Baguio City Proper. 3-star hotel feels on a budget is what Travelite Express offers. They are known for sparkling clean rooms, huge comfortable beds, big TV screens, complete towels, and toiletries and they have AC if you think the coldness of Baguio weather is not enough. The hotel is also within walking distance from Burnham park and known restaurants like Good taste and Cafe by the Ruins.
Agoda rating 8.4/10 and highly rated with their perfect location at 9.2/10
Average rate per night Php1600++ or $32++
Inn Rocio is located at 68 Kisad Rd, Baguio City Proper. If you are looking for a homey place in the main street near Burnham park surrounded by pine trees then Inn Rocio is the place to be. It’s a beautiful house turned into a homey hotel. One of the most talked about at Inn Rocio is their food at La Parilla Cafe and Grill so don’t miss that if you choose to book your stay here.
Agoda rating 8.6/10 and highly rated with their good location at 8.6/10
Average rate per night: Php1700++ or $34++
A Hotel Baguio located at Abanao Street corner Shagem Street, Benguet, Baguio City Proper. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, A Hotel Baguio is a 7-minute walk from Burnham Park and a 10-minute walk from Baguio Cathedral. Their rooms are spacious, perfect for a group or family of 4. It’s clean, they have AC and hot shower plus complete toiletries.
Agoda rating 8.6/10 and highly rated with their good location at 9.3/10
Average rate per night: Php1800++ or $36++
The Summer Capital of the Philippines has something to offer for budget travelers. You’ll never run out of budget hotels in Baguio to stay that are within the city center.