It was a spontaneous decision to follow our friends on their trip to Ilocos region. What makes our trip a little bit more interesting was that it is a 4 day long trip, we had a limited budget and little knowledge of the place we are going to. With only few a bucks to spend, here is a list of affordable accommodations we found during our journey.
1. Juanita Uddon Homestay
Location: Saud Beach, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Contact number: 0910 975 0101
Price: P250 per person
WIFI: Not available
This is best deal of all. Our lodging comprised of private room with ceiling fan, tiny living room, kitchenette, and private bathroom. Juanita Uddon allows guest to cook at their main kitchen, a big plus if you are on a tight budget.
2. Pichay Lodging House
Location: Gov. Primo Lazaro, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Contact Number: +6377 770-3972 / +6377 772-1267
Price: P350 per person
Our room had 2 beds, a fan and a private bathroom. The room and bathroom is not maintained well. The walls have graffiti all over and the place is not well lit enough.
3. Mojica Residencia Hotel
Location: # 73 Calle Crisologo, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Contact Number: 0925 603 2696
Price: P400 per person
Mojica Hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from Calle Crisologo. Although the address is in Calle Crisologo, it is not physically in the famous street. It is on the other side and you have to cross streets. We don’t know if we lost or just missed the hotel, good thing that the tourism center in Calle Crisologo knows where is the location exactly.
Our small room has double bed, air condition, TV and a private bathroom. Bath towels are also provided. Wifi is available in their lobby area but you can still get a weak signal in your room.
4. Green R Hotel
Location: Alcantara Street Extension, Vigan City
Contact Number: 0943 001 4290
Price: P375 per person
Our room has double bed, air condition, and private bathroom. WIFI is only available on the second floor lobby area and the signal can be a little bit tricky. The hotel is located near the market and Partas bus terminal.