Cheap Accommodation in Butuan City – Gloreto Guest House

Reception Area

If you are visiting the Philippine’s Caraga region and will be staying in Butuan, there is a number of hotels and accommodations in the city. You may stay in a classy but expensive Butuan Grand Palace Hotel, Hotel Oazis or Almont City Hotel. If you are a backpacker or budget traveler, choose Gloreto Guest House as it has the cheapest rates for an overnight stay in Butuan City.

Gloreto Guest House Butuan City
Gloreto Guest House Butuan City

Gloreto Guest House Location

Gloretyo Guest House is located in Ilang-Ilang st., Ochoa Ave., Butuan City. This cheap Butuan city accommodation is just a few minute multicab ride away from Butuan bus terminal, Butuan National Museum and Gaisano mall. If you are coming from Butuan’s Bancasi airport, Gloreto Guest House can also be reached via multicab.

Gloreto Guest House Butuan Published Room Rates

  • Matrimonial Bed (Queen Size)  1099.00 P
  • Single Bed 799.00 Php
  • Twin Bed  999.00 Php

Tip: Book your discounted Gloreto Guest House room HERE.  I only paid 642.50 Php instead of 799 Php for a Single Bed room.

Warm Welcome

After a long bus-ride from Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur, I arrived in Butuan bus terminal at 4:50 PM. I took a special multicab trip (50 Php) to Gloreto Guest House and arrived at exactly 5:00 PM. I immediately headed to the reception area and was warmly welcomed by the receptionists.

Reception Area
Reception Area

Single Bed Room

The receptionist assigned me to a single bed room on the second level of the hotel. The room smells good and is generally clean. It comes with an air-conditioning unit, an old-fashioned cable TV and a mini table that can serve as a work area. The bed and one pillow are just okay. Basic toiletries such as shampoo, soap and bath towel are provided.

Single Bed
Single Bed

I was good with the room but the toilet and bath surprised me. There is an issue with the toilet flush and the faucet needs to be replaced. Good thing is that there is a hot and cold shower with an okay-ish water pressure. I could not complain and reminded myself that I was in a budget hotel.

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Overall, I was fine it with it. The room is clean and I had a good night sleep.

Missed Complimentary Breakfast

Gloreto Guest House Butuan offers complimentary breakfast from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Since I was too tired from my Hinatuan trip, I woke up past 9:00 AM the next day. Well, I missed the complimentary breakfast!

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Surprisingly, one of the staff knocked on my door and asked if I want the breakfast. It made my morning since I will not have to spend for breakfast outside.

Complimentary Breakfast
Complimentary Breakfast

I was very thankful to the staff for the room-serviced complimentary breakfast.

Recommended Budget Hotel in Butuan City

Gloreto Guest House is definitely not the best hotel in Butuan City but it is the cheapest and most affordable. The room is clean and customer service is superb. You will not need to worry about your security as there is a guard manning in the hotel. If you are a backpacker or a budget traveller, I would definitely recommend Gloreto Guest House.

  • Gloreto Guest House Butuan City
  • Online booking (discounted rates) HERE
  • Address: Ilang-Ilang st. Ochoa Ave. Butuan City
    Contact Number:  (085) 816-0701

Budget Hotel in Dumaguete City: Go Hotels Dumaguete

Go Hotels Dumaguete

If you are travelling to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, there are a number of hotels and accommodations in the province. For budget travelers, comfort and affordability are important in choosing a hotel or accommodation.  In Dumaguete, there is no other hotel aside from Go Hotels Dumaguete that offers comfort and good service at an affordable price.


Go Hotels Dumaguete Location

Go Hotels Dumaguete is located in Calindagan corner South Road in Dumaguete Central Business District Dumaguete City. The hotel is across various BPO offices and is also few meters away from Robinson’s Dumaguete mall. If you are coming from Dumaguete airport, Go Hotels Dumaguete can be reached via tricycle or habal-habal. Travel time from the airport to the hotel is 20 minutes and fare is approximately 120 Php. If you are coming from Ceres Bus Terminal in Dumaguete City, tricycle fare costs 40 Php.

I stayed in Go Hotels Dumaguete after my short day trip in Bacolod. I traveled from Bacolod to Dumaguete via ordinary bus which took roughly 7 long hours.  Since I was not able to anticipate the long travel, I arrived in Dumaguete city at 11 PM and immediately took a tricycle to Go Hotels Dumaguete.

Check-in was a breeze

It was my first time to check-in in a Go Hotels chain. I was very excited as I’ve been reading good reviews about their hotels. When I arrived, I was surprised by its spacious open air lobby and reception area. It was simple and clean.

The check-in process was a breeze. Since I  booked online prior to my trip, I just presented my Travelbook booking confirmation to the receptionist. She quickly verified my booking and immediately handed me the key card for my room.

Go Hotels Dumaguete room rates

Unfortunately, Go Hotels do not have published room rates. Their rates are more expensive if you will book closer to your check-in date.  The below rates were generated via Go Hotels site as of this writing.

Room rates if you book via Go Hotels site 3 days prior to check-in date:

  • twin bedroom – 1220 Php
  • queen size bedroom – 1220 Php

Tip: Alternatively, hotel online booking sites such as Agoda and Travelbook offer cheaper Go Hotels Dumaguete rates.

Travelbook had this last-minute booking promo for twin room for only 710.12 Php instead of 900 Php. It was even cheaper than a queen size room. Being a budget traveler, I immediately booked the 710.12 Php promo rate.

Go Hotels Dumaguete twin room

I was assigned to a twin bedroom on the second level, just right beside the stairs. I should say that I did not really expect anything as I only paid 710.12 Php.  Surprisingly, the room is spacious for a budget hotel. It was very clean and well maintained. The bed and pillows did not disappoint. It was good for the rates Go Hotels Dumaguete offers.

Room amenities include air-conditioning unit, cable TV, WiFi, soap and shampoo, in-room safe and hot and cold shower. Being a hotel for travelers and backpackers, the room does not have any work area. Nonetheless, if you are bringing work in Go Hotels, the fast internet connection will compensate the lack of work area.  As for the toilet and bath, it was very clean.  Aside from the soap and shampoo, bath towels and mats are provided.

Twin room
Twin room

The interior is simple and has this hip and cool vibe.

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If you are a food lover or a smoker, eating inside your Go Hotels room is not allowed. There is this note in the room that eating areas are available at the hotel’s common areas. For smokers, there are designated smoking areas outside the ground lobby. If you dare to eat or smoke inside your room, prepare for a 1,000 Php cleaning charge.  I do not have issues about these rules as these are for Go Hotels to maintain the quality of their rooms.

My Take on Go Hotels Dumaguete

Overall, I enjoyed my stay in Go Hotels Dumaguete.  The receptionists were very accommodating and welcoming. I should say their approach and service are at par with receptionists of high-end hotels in Manila. For Go Hotels Dumaguete room rates, the room exceeded my expectations. It  was spacious and clean. Dumaguete’s Go Hotels is indeed a budget friendly hotel in city!

Go Hotels Website:
Cheap Go Hotels Dumaguete online booking: Agoda / Travelbook
Contact Numbers.: +63 (35) 5221100 | 5221102

Budget Hotel in Tagaytay: Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast

Crisanta's Bed and Breakfast Tagaytay Philippines

Since Jen (my Tagaytay travel buddy) and I were on a tight budget, we have set our target to book the cheapest yet decent accommodation for our overnight stay in Tagaytay.  We started strolling around the city and  came across a couple of hotels, inns and motels, ranging from 800 Php (non-airconditioned rooms) to 1,400 Php (airconditioned rooms).  We tried to check as many inns as we could and soon decided that the most decent and cheapest place to stay was Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast.


Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast is located along Nasugbu-Tagaytay road and is right across one of the tourist destination in Tagaytay, The Residence Inn Zoo or Zoori.

Due to its affordability,  Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast easily gets fully-booked during weekends. We arrived at Crisanta’s at noon and was advised by Che, the hotel’s receptionist, that rooms will be available at 5:00 PM. Since it was only our choice of accommodation, Jen and I decided to visit Twin Lakes while waiting for the check-in time.

Cheap tagaytay lodge hotel inn
Facade of Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast (left- day shot, right-night shot)

Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast Room Rates

  • Family Room (4 pax, airconditioned, breakfast for 2) – 2,000 Php
  • Family Room B  (6 pax, non-airconditioned, breakfast for 2) – 1,500 Php
  • Standard Room A (2 pax, airconditioned, breakfast for 2) – 1,300 Php
  • Standard Room B (2 pax, airconditioned, breakfast for 2) – 1,100 Php
  • Standard Room C (2 pax, non-airconditioned, breakfast for 2) – 800 Php
  • Extra Person is charged 150 Php
  • Extra bed is charged 150 Php
  • Maximum of 2 children per room, age 7 and below are free of charge 

The Room

Room at crisanta's bed and breakfast
Standard Room B

We took the Standard Room B for only 1,100 Php. It was very clean and fairly decent. It was a typical budget traveler/solo backpacker accommodation. There is a small LCD TV serving local channels. Also, there is no wifi in the hotel but mobile data in the area if fairly good. The toilet and bath is quite spacious and clean but will give you a rustic feel. It will not be an issue for budget travelers and backpackers. We always get what we pay for, right?

The Grand Surprise

When we checked-in at around 5:00 PM, the hotel’s common area looked ordinary to me. Well, except for the grand staircase situated on the right side of the ground floor.

Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast was the cheapest yet decent accommodation we’ve found in Tagaytay and I was not really expecting something grand from it. And then the evening came. When Jen and I went out of our room, we were literally surprised by the elegance of the hotel’s common area.

Beautiful hotel lobby tagytay city

Who would have thought that a cheap hotel accommodation would have this elegant common area for their guests?

Bed and breakfast crisantas tagaytay

The hotel’s simple and ordinary ambiance during daytime surprisingly turns into an elegant and romantic area during the evening.

Complimentary Breakfast

All rooms  come with 2 complimentary breakfast served from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. As expected, just like any other hotels, the serving was not generous. Good thing we had a super early breakfast outside the hotel that morning before visiting Tagaytay’s People’s Park in the Sky. Nonetheless, the food was okay and I loved the kapeng barako they served along the meal.

Tagaytay city tour accommodation
Jen and I ordered corned beef for breakfast.

The hotel maybe understaffed but they try to do their best to serve the guests. I would commend Che, Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast receptionist, for being friendly and accommodating to us.

If you are travelling Tagaytay on a budget, I should say that Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast is the most decent among the few cheap accommodations in the city.

Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast Tagaytay Contact Number: +63 932 8657165

Unfortunately, Crisanta’s Bed and Breakfast do not offer online booking. Alternatively, you can book and reserve other Tagaytay hotels here or here.