As a broke millennial, whenever I’m traveling with friends, I’d want to save as much money as I can. Often times, this is apparent in where I’d sleep for the night. But also, I want to experience quality accommodations. I don’t want to save a lot of money if that meant sleeping somewhere I’m not comfortable in. Basically, I want that perfect balance of price and the output I’m getting!
And boy did I find the cutest hostel in Makati that’s super worth your money! Whether you’re traveling from the province or other country and are in need of a place to crash in the metro, or are just in need of a quick staycation, Lub D Makati is the place to be! Continue reading to see the amazing (and super sulit) room I stayed in and the gorg amenities they have!
So my stay started off with me checking in at their lobby with their supper accommodating staff! Lub D is the biggest hostel here in the Philippines and is awarded as the best hostel also by travel websites like Tripadvisor!
And then going to my room for a quick nap. TBH I wasn’t expecting anything going to this hostel, cuz I didn’t search for any pics prior to the stay. I wanted to be surprised! 😜 HAHA When I opened the door to my Junior Room, the biggest kind of room they have in the hostel, I was delightfully surprised with how cute and spacious the space was! The bed was a queen sized bed that allowed so much room for me to roll over in my sleep! Lol!
Super loved these throw pillows!! I would buy them and put it on my couch 😍
And the restroom is so sleek with its white tile “bricks”. Plus, they have these signs that asked the guests to save water and energy by reusing our towels a few times (but it was only a suggestion, you can still opt to have your towels changed everyday) and notes to close the taps of the lavatory and shower head whenever they are not in use. So, plus points for trying to save the environment Lub D!
The lavatory area is located outside of the restroom, but the bedroom is still made private by the curtain separator dividing the room.
The room also has TV and lots of channels you can choose from for entertainment. Ohh, before I go further into detail about their amenities, “Lub D” by the way means “Sleep Well” or “Good Sleep” in Thai. So, just by its name, you’re reassured to have a great night of sleep here.
I had an early dinner at Lub D‘s rooftop restobar, Essential Goodness. I did a separate review of them before, you can check it out HERE. This time, it was my first time to see it at night. It’s still as swanky as it is at night. The yellow glow of the lighting sure put up a great ambiance for its guests. Plus the food is deliciously comforting as they are familiar but with added modern twists here and there. Pictured below are their “Chicken and Pork Adobo”, “Mushroom and Truffle Cream Pasta”, and “Cucumber Fresca with Pamplemousse Drink” 💖
After a great meal, I headed downstairs, as I was invited to play a round of beer pong at their activity area. Everyday, they have a special event that guests can join and can get to know each other with. Lub D, being a hostel, most of its guests are directed towards travellers and backpackers,so it’s a really great initiative to have these events for guests to meet new friends!
Your girl won the beer pong game btw! Hehe 😉 Anyways, I decided I’d check out their other stuff tomorrow, and went to my room already to chill and call it a night. The next morning, I was recharged and ready to go back down to the recreation area and have some fun!
Apart from also having a bulletin board for travellers to check out for some FAQs about the metro, in this recreation area, are tons of games (they have classis retro games here like Pacman and Donkey Kong! And also lots of board games!) you can play, free wifi, computers for you to use, a lounge area with lots of adorable chairs, desks, seats and lots of plugs for you to be able to do work on your laptops! They also have a snackbar where you can order drinks, pastries and chips in case you get hungry. In this area is the Luggage Room, where guests can leave their stuff while waiting for their rooms to be ready. They have everything here!
Okay ang intense ng Pac Man game na to ahhh! Hahaha Look at my face when I died in the game lol
Ohh and they also have this mini theatre room, where they have Netflix! You do have to go there and share with other guests, so if you wanna be able to choose the movie you wanna watch, better get there early or make abang when the people inside are about to leave! HAHA And yes omg they have popcorn too!!
They have these special designated Skype rooms, where you can video chat with loved ones. Unfortunately when I was there, they were doing maintenance on the ipads, so it wasn’t installed in these booths.
They also have 2 meeting/event rooms you can rent out! Plus, the 2 rooms can be combined to make an even larger room!
After that, I then went to have brunch at Essential Goodness. Again, the ambiance is so pretty here! This time I had “Half-Stacked Pancake”, “Eggplant Omelette”, “Signature Honey & Cheese Toasted Sandwich” and their “House Blend Iced Tea”.
Before checking out, I was shown Lub D’s other room types, which were the Barkada Room and the Dormitory Room. The Barkada Room can accommodate up to 4 people. Just like the Junior Room I stayed in, the Barkada Room has its own private bathroom. It’s again really spacious. And the stair leading to the top bunks is very sturdy. The top bunks also provide a lot of head space, that it doesn’t make you feel cramped up top.
And the Dormitory Room can accommodate up to 8 people! You pay per bed in the Dorm Room (very convenient for solo travellers) , but let’s say you are travelling with your 7 friends, they can arrange to have you all in one room, depending on the availability of the said rooms. The Dorm Room shares a Dormitory Shower with the other Dorm Rooms in their designated floors. The male shower is separate from the female’s. In the Shower Room is also a washing machine and ironing area where you can wash and iron your clothes.
*other side of the room is a mirror of this side haha My camera wasn’t able to fit the whole room in one photo
Each guest had a closet space with locks. Plus each of their beds had mini closets, night light and plugs!
I found this sign so cute. The “No Durian” part reminded me of signs at the Singapore’s MRTs hehe
You can check out their website for their rates, as they change depending on the demand of the rooms. Lub D‘s Website. Overall, a very pleasant stay here at Lub D and would gladly go back!