The rain, flood, the notorious traffic, and the stress it creates can take a toll on us. After all, tao lang tayo—nagmamahal, napapagod, at nasasaktan. Half-charot! Kidding aside, though, when going home and resting in the comfort of your own bed seems impossible for the night, just know that you still need to secure your much-needed sleep AKA beauty rest. So whether you’re stranded or too tired to endure the grueling commute back home (kaway-kaway Cavite and Antipolo folks), you can take refuge in these sleeping hubs in the metro.
Legaspi Parkview Condominium along Legazpi St. cor. C. Palanca St. Makati Contact: 0916-5048405 Rates start at 75++ Weekdays, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hibernap on Facebook
Hibernap is in the heart of the Makati central business district. It is dubbed as the first relaxation hub in the country where you can take power naps and let the EDSA rush die (tipong kung may forever, sana ‘yung death ng traffic na lang). Key amenities include sleeping pods (reclining chairs), a shower room, blankets, eye covers, and ear muffs.
2. Lokal Hostel
3F, 5023 P. Burgos Street, Brgy. Poblacion Contact: 8900927 Rates start at 399++ Monday to Sunday, 24 hours lokalhostel.com
The Lokal Hostel, probably the most grammable inn at the hip area of Makati, screams Pinoy culture with its murals, hospitable staff, and homey vibe. It’s perfect for when you are staying over with the squad. The common area can make the unexpected stay less miserable and more of a pajama party. Mga 10 tumblings away lang din ‘to sa central business district, baks, so pak na pak on a Friday Payday.
3. D-Caf (Diligence Cafe)
2F, Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan Avenue, QC Contact: 0927 944 9908 Rates start at 70++ Mondays to Saturdays, 12 nn to 7 a.m. Diligence Cafe on Facebook
Diligence Cafe is not called a hotel for a reason. Instead of bunk beds, they have bean bags. Even tables and chairs outnumber the giant pillow-slash-mattress. Not only is this a safe space when you’re stranded, it could be your temporary home too if you’re cramming a project. (Been there, done that, beh.) You can doze off pretty much at any time and have your things secured in lockers available for rent. At nasa D-Caf na talaga ang lahat ‘cause you can also freshen up and take a shower.
4. Kabayan Hotel
347 EDSA, Pasay, Metro Manila Contact: 772 7888 Rates start at 735++ Mondays to Sundays, open 24 hours kabayanhotel.com.ph
Just like the famous capsule hotels in Japan, Kabayan Hotel’s Kapsule offers a clean and cozy place to stay. Inside the capsule bed is a control panel for light and exhaust as well as an outlet for cellphone and laptop. A common toilet and bath with hot and cold is available for visitors, too. You might want to take a pass on this if you’re claustrophobic, though. Just the sight of an enclosed space will make you want to run away fast (gaya ng ginagawa mo sa adulting problems mo).
5. Tambayan Capsule Hostel
1607 Bocobo St, Malate, Manila Contact: 521 8850 Rates start at 714++ Mondays to Sundays, open 24 hours tambayanhostel.com
This hotel is living up to its name—a place where you can kill time alone or drown in the misery of public transport inefficiency with your colleagues. Unlike the capsule beds in Kabayan Hotel, those inside Tambayan’s are in the form of bunk beds. It’s more breathable and claustrophobe-friendly. Rooms with 2 to 8 beds are available, depending on the number of beshiewaps in your group.
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