Looking for a hostel in Makati City can either be a blessing or a challenge. A blessing because being a prime location that it is, the city offers a hundred options for quality hostels and temporary homes. Given the same reason, it can be quite taxing to trim your choices down to one. Fret not, as we’re to help you.
If you’re looking for a social space that is close to the city’s top spots, consider Lub d Makati Philippines.
Located in Poblacion, Lub d Makati Philippines is a one-of-a-kind hostel perfect for both leisure and business guests. Starting its operations in 2018, this newly built property welcomes everyone to escape, relax, and feel at home amid the busy streets of the city.
It caters to all kinds of travelers, regardless of their needs and budget.
Interestingly, Lub d Makati Philippines is also one of the largest hostels in the country. You might have heard of the name from some of our neighboring countries—such as Thailand and Cambodia where other Lub d hostels are located.
Lub d is actually a Thai phrase that means “good sleep”. According to the hostel, the name was inspired by travelers—millennials, tech-savvy individuals, and explorers included—who define their travels by their experiences.
Go inside any of the rooms and you’ll notice the intricate decorations and pleasing art pieces. No matter the type of room you choose, you’ll definitely enjoy a comfortable stay that will make you appreciate staying in a hostel.
Also easily noticeable are striking shades of blue and vibrant accents of orange with bold white text of inspirational quotes at every level. This aesthetic makes the hostel a light-hearted property to stay in, regardless of your age and demographic.
The hostel’s signature Deluxe Room is available in two options: one that comes with two Single beds and another that has one King bed. Measuring 16 square meters, this room type is equipped with all the key amenities and an en suite bathroom.
Deluxe Room is ideal for solo travelers who like privacy, a couple, or two good friends who are ready to explore.
Spending some chill time with your favorite friends? Choose the Barkada Room instead. Like the previous room type, this one has 16 square meters of space and can either have two Single beds or one King bed. You’ll find two extra Single beds when you climb up the stairs, making this room type ideal for a group of four guests.
If you don’t mind sharing a room with like-minded travelers, the Dormitory type is your best bet. There are mixed dorms (which can occupy guests of any gender) and ladies’ dorms. Both types have 16 square meters and come with eight beds and separate shared bathrooms.
Booking this room is a wonderful way to meet new friends. However, take note that only guests aged 18 years old and above are allowed in this room.
All rooms have an air conditioner as well as universal sockets and USB charging ports. Clean sheets and towels are provided, too. Additionally, guests can enjoy a speedy WiFi connection at no extra charge. All private rooms are equipped with a smart TV, a mini-refrigerator, a coffee and tea maker, and a safe.
Which rooms have the best views, you ask? You may ask the staff to assign you to a room with a view of the Burgos side or the Makati Avenue side. The upper floors of the Burgos side offer a spectacular view of the rest of Poblacion, Guadalupe Bridge, and Bonifacio Global City.
Lub d Makati Philippines entertains guests with its variety of cool social spaces that will make locals and foreigners bond. Visit the second floor and you’ll find the Lobby Zone, the hostel’s main amenity. It is a communal area with a separate reception section where you’ll be greeted by friendly and accommodating crew members.
Besides the reception area is an entertainment section where you can play a round of billiards or be amused by the arcade machines. The hostel also hosts a Daily Activity Program so guests will have something new and exciting to try every day. These activities are held at different times and include the following games:
If you’ve been wanting to chill out and watch a movie, you can head over to the Cool Down room. Call your friends and invite them to binge-watch your favorite series. Open from 6 AM to 12 AM, this room also serves as a Netflix lounge.
There are also Skype booths intended for guests who want a private space for Skype calls and online conversations.
Lub d Makati Philippines also has co-working spaces, meeting rooms, and workstations that are managed by Garage Society. The hostel believes that working out of the office should be as fun and creative as it can be. These spaces have iPad docks and plugs for chargers.
Also on the second floor is a bar called The Pumphouse. It serves Nespresso coffee and lots of snacks and beverages.
Essential goodness, for the pilgrims. may be an odd name for a restaurant, but this is one of the many factors that set it apart from other rooftop bars in the area. Here, you can savor a good meal that pleases your palate as you enjoy striking city views that please your eyes.
The hostel offers airport transfers, laundry services, and free luggage storage. Free parking is also available. However, note that the parking area has limited space, so it’s best to come early. Wheelchairs are available upon request.
Should you need further assistance, the front desk is available 24/7.
Address: 7820 Makati Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City 1210
You won’t get lost looking for Lub d Makati Philippines. Its ideal location is perfect for those who want to explore the best pubs and bars in Makati.
Shopping malls are also relatively near. Century City Mall is 400 meters away. Only a quick drive away are Powerplant Mall, Glorietta, and Greenbelt. Meanwhile, NAIA terminals can be reached in about 30 to 45 minutes by car.
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