Cheap Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City – Win Min Transient Inn

Win Min Transient Inn CDO City

Cagayan de Oro City is the capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in Mindanao region of the Philippines. Cagayan de Oro City is a famous for its white river rafting. It also serves as a gateway to several tourist destinations in Mindanao such as Bukidon, Iligan and Camiguin island. If you are visiting Cagayan de Oro City and is looking for an affordable hotel, Win Min Transient Inn is the perfect hotel for you.

Win Min Hotel Cagayan de Oro City
Win Min Hotel Cagayan de Oro City

Good Location

Win Min Transient Inn is located in Agora Bus Terminal. This affordable Cagayan de Oro hotel is perfect to those who are traveling to nearby cities and provinces. It is located right in the heart of Cagayan de Oro city’s largest integrated bus terminal. Win Min Transient Inn is also few minute taxi away from various malls such as Limketkai and Centrio. If you are going to Laguindingan airport, there are also vans just few steps away from Win Min Transient Inn bound to the airport.

Check-In at Any Time of the Day

Apart from its location, what sets Win Min Transient Inn apart from other hotels in Cagayan de Oro is that you can check-in at any time of the day. Unlike in typical hotels where check-in is at 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM, you can check-in as Wes Min Transient Inn at any time of the day. Check-out depends on your check-in time and hours of stay.


Win Min Transient Inn Cagayan de Oro City Philippines
Win Min Transient Inn Cagayan de Oro City Philippines

Affordable Room Rates – Win Min Transient Inn

Win Min Transient Inn offers affordable room rates. The hotel is ideal to backpackers and travelers as they offer short-time room stays. They offer a per hour rates with a minimum of 3 hour stay. They also offer 24 hour stay at affordable room rates.

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For some reason, Wes Min Inn Transient’s published room rates are already discounted.

Tip: Get huge discounts if you book your Wes Min Transient Inn HERE.

Standard Room

After enjoying my 2 day stay in Camiguin island, I immediately headed to Cagayan de Oro. I arrived in Agora Bus Terminal at 8 PM and had to look for the nearest and cheapest accommodation in the area. Luckily, Wes Min Transient situated within the terminal. Since I’m leaving Cagayan de Oro City the next day and found out that there are vans bound to the airport just outside Wes Min, I did not hesitate to check-in in the hotel.

Since it was past 8 PM and my flight to Manila the next day is 9 AM, I opted for a per hour rate. The receptionist advised that the per hour basis is more expensive than their 12 hour rate. I then availed for their 12 hour room rate.

Win Min Transient Inn CDO City
Win Min Transient Inn CDO City

I must admit that I did not expect something grand about Win Min Transient Inn. Firstly, it is located right in the bus terminal. Second, it offers short time rates like motels. And third, I did not experience warm welcome from the receptionists and the staff.

I was surprised that the room was very clean. The ambiance was good and a bit cozy for an accommodation within a bus terminal. The bed, pillows and linens were okay.  There is a small television with cable channels. There is also a mini work area in the room. The air-conditioning unit works perfectly. The big surprise is the rain shower in the spacious toilet and bath. I just felt like the room and the entire hotel is a bit old but the cleanliness compensates the rusty feeling.  As for the security, there is a guard manning in the entrance.

Highly Recommended Cheap Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City

Overall, I would highly recommend Win Min Transient Inn. If you are coming from or going to nearby Cagayan de Oro provinces, you will definitely see Win Min Transient Inn within the Agora Bus Terminal. This cheap Cagayan de Oro hotel is perfect for backpackers and budget travelers who are always on the go!

Win Min Transient Inn Cagayan de Oro City
Contact Number: (088) 856 8043
Online Booking HERE



Where to Eat in Cagayan De Oro City? Boy Zugba

Boy Zugba Kusina Bisaya or simply Boy Zugba is one among the few local restaurants in Cagayan de Oro City.  This restaurant offers an array of grilled food and various Filipino dishes.  If you are a foodie adventurer visiting Cagayan de Oro, Boy Zugba should be on the top of your to visit food places in the city.

“Zugba” comes from the Visayan word “Sugba” which means grilled.

Boy Zugba CDO Location

Boy Zugba is situated along Corrales Avenue where most of the local restaurants in the city is located. It is also few meters away from budget accommodations such as Rich Manor Pension House, LRD Pension, CDO Hotel Cento and hotels such as Southwinds hotel and Seda CDO. Boy Zugba can easily be reached from any point in the city via taxi.

Boy Zugba CDO Facade
Boy Zugba CDO Facade
The restaurant’s eye-catching facade is modern yet with a Pinoy feel. From outside, you can say that the restaurant looks cool inside. The photo I took does not give justice to the Boy Zugba’s facade.

Note: I was literally the last guest to leave the place. And they have already turned-off the lights in the restaurant’s signage.

Cool Interiors and Atmosphere

This homegrown Cagayan de Oro City restaurant probably has the coolest interiors and atmosphere among other local restaurants in the city.

Cool Interiors
Cool Interiors
I personally love this window full of hugot lines in Visayan language. Although I hardly understand Bisaya, I’m sure these lines are funny!

Hugot Lines in Visayan Language
Hugot Lines in Visayan Language
They also have a “kumusta imong love life?” (How’s your love life) corner. Guests may pick their fortune from a bowl full of hugot lines which I’m sure anyone could relate to.

Kumusta Imong Lovelife?
Kumusta Imong Lovelife?

Creative and Witty Menu

Boy Zugba also captured my heart with its creative and witty menu. Food on their menu are humorously classified such as Ang Fried of CDO, Do it… Pancit!, Sizzle Bebeh!, Bagetz Meal and Wow Sabaw!

Here is the complete Boy Zugba Menu:


Since I visited the restaurant during dinner, I ordered Oppa Gambas Style (299 Php). It is basically Boy Zugba’s version of the Filipino dish Gambas.

Oppa Gambas Style
Oppa Gambas Style Boy Zugba
It was a surprise that the sizzling Oppa Gambas Style is served with button mushrooms (which are my favorite) and bell peppers. Shrimps are bigger than the usual Gambas which are good. The sauce is just perfect for the generous amount of shrimps.The serving of this yummy dish is actually good for 2 persons.

What's your plan, Leche Flan?
What’s your plan, Leche Flan?
For my dessert, I ordered “What’s your plan, Leche flan?” (49 Php). The presentation of this typical Filipino dessert was unexpected and cool!

Highly Recommended Restaurant in CDO

If you are travelling to Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental, make sure to visit Boy Zugba. The ambiance is cool, service is good and food is great! If you are a backpacker or a budget traveller, need not to worry as they have budget meals too!

Boy Zugba Operating Hours: Open from 11 AM to 11 PM on weekdays and 11 AM to 12 AM on weekends.

Boy Zugba Contact Numbers (They also have a branch at Centrio Mall CDO.)

  • Corrales (088) 880-5555 / 0917-7722450
  • Centrio (088) 859-0115 / 0917-7721834