Ok this may sound too good to be true.I didn't believe it myself when I first read about it on Ai's blogpost. The first time I saw a price for a room that's less than P500. I checked on the date of the post to see maybe the pricing was obsolete so it has to be lesser the price then,but when I did, alas it was just February this year, that's 2014. Then I thought, maybe this is a dorm because that's usually how a bed in a dormitel is priced, but when I checked the pic carefully it seemed like it was a solo room.
Well I'll be damned.
She must have had a typo error on the price because P350 for a solo room is just impossible. My doubt urged me to search for 2 more guesthouses just in case my suspicions were right.
There wasn't a trouble finding this place because the moment I said Baguio Village Inn, to the taxi driver, it seemed like he knows exactly where it is. No questions asked. My guess is that this has got to be one of the popular ones. Well with the price like that, I wouldn't even wonder why... that is if Ai's blogpost was right.
So I got out of the van taxi feeling glad that I was given the exact change, something that I don't get to experience much in Manila. I walked towards the reception area.
The moment of truth is here, I thought.
So I told him that I'm traveling solo and I want to get a place of my own. And shortly after he dropped the price. "It's P350." My ears couldn't grasp it much. It might have been deafen with anticipation. "How much again?", P350, he said.
Trying to retain my excitement. I said, ok, But the room will be available at 2-3pm in the afternoon so I had to leave my stuff and come back later which I did.
The Price is Right
Around 2:30pm, I got back, took the key and got in my room. My room, a room for myself, a room for 2 people but since I am alone, I could have it for myself while paying for 1 person only.
So it was true, the post was true. I locked myself in. Took a quick glance at the mirror hanging on the door, ok maybe it wasn't a quick one. And then did a happy dance. Success! I have saved myself a bit of money!
Now on for some much needed nap.
Have you scored a deal on hotels/inns lately? Do share in the comment box below. :)
Here are more stories about my experience in Baguio:
Hidden Massage in Baguio
Going Around Baguio for a Solo Female Traveler
Going Around Baguio in Half a Day
Strawberry Farm, La Trinidad Benguet: Strawberry is my New Kind of Drug