Thursday, February 22, 2018

Now Open: Lub d Philippines Makati

Lub d finally launches their affordable and experience driven accommodations in the Philippines!



If you've scoured the internet for affordable accommodations in countries like Thailand and Cambodia in the past, then it's highly possible you've stumbled upon Lub d before. 
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d, which means sleep well, is the leading social experience hotel and hostel brand in Southeast Asia. This 2018, they've expanded to the Philippines, specifically Makati, further enhancing their award-winning portfolio of properties in Thailand and Cambodia.
Lub d Hostel Makati
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Lub d was created by travelers for travelers, tech savvy generations, and explorers; it's for people who define their travels by their experiences and enjoy social spaces along with unique accommodations and great food and beverage.
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Philippines Makati has a variety of cool social spaces that will bring world travelers and locals together. It's not just for folks traveling from the province or for tourists visiting the CBD. Everyone is welcome to stay and chill and connect with other people.
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati
The first floor reception area includes a games area with pool tables and pacman machines, a Grab N Go bar offering awesome Nespresso coffee and lots of snacks by Nicco Santos and Queenie Vilar (if the names sound familiar, it's because they're also the duo behind Hey Handsome and Your Local).

Games Area
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Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati
They also have an events board which breaks down the different activities you can do and participate in during the week.
Lub d Hostel Makati

Grab N Go Bar
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Lub d Hostel Makati
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Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Philippines Makati also has a cool down room where you can chill out and watch a movie, as well as a cool co-working space managed by Garage Society. Their co-working space offers bright meeting rooms, cool workstations, and private chat booths.

Cool Down Room
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati

Co-Working Space
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Lub d Hostel Makati
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Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati

The Rooms
Choose a room type that meets your needs. Lub d has a total of 233 beds with three distinct room types. First, they have mixed and ladies dorms with 8 beds each and separate shared bathrooms - a great choice to meet like-minded travelers. Their one-of-a-kind barkada/family rooms are available with either four single beds or one king and two single beds and come with your own private bathroom. Lastly, their signature private or Junior room (with an option of two single beds or one King bed) is equipped with all the key amenities and an en-suite bathroom - perfect for solo travelers who prefer a bit more privacy, couples, or just two good friends looking to explore the area.
Lub d Hostel Makati

Mixed / Ladies Dorm
* 36 Square Meters / Wi-Fi Internet Access / Electric Key Card Access / Individual Lockers / Dressing Area / Clean Sheets & Towels / Washer and Dryer

Each dorm features large comfortable beds equipped with universal sockets, USB charging ports, mini lockers to keep your mobile phone and valuables, and a private reading light. Their spacious shared bathroom, which is only few steps from the dorm, has showers and toilets, and dressing area with large mirror, and sinks area with great lighting. The ladies bathroom has additional amenities such as cotton buds, make up remover pads, hair dryers, curlers, and so much more.
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati

Barkada / Family Room
* High Ceiling Duplex / Wi-Fi Internet Access / Smart TV / Clean Sheets & Towels / Safe Box / Coffee & Tea Maker / Mini-Refrigerator / Electronic Key Card Access / Ensuite Bathroom

The newest addition to Lub d's room types definitely blends in with Filipino travel culture and is certain to be the favorite room at Lub d Makati! It is designed for family or groups of 3-4 friends who want their own space during their stay.
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Their king beds can be converted to two single beds
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View from the door
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The two other single beds are located up the stairs
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Single bed at the top
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Wash area

Junior Room
* Wi-Fi Internet Access / Electronic Key Card Access / Clean Sheets & Towel / Smart TV / Safe Box / Coffee & Tea Maker / Mini-Refrigerator / Ensuite Bathroom

Their Junior rooms will make you feel like you're in a fancy hotel room. They have a King sized bed (or two large single beds) with fresh, plush linen, and amazing pillows to trigger those wonderful dreams. They focus on what is important to all travelers in a room: a wonderful sleep, blackout curtains, a smart TV to watch Netflix or YouTube, and a great shower experience.
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Lub d Hostel Makati
Lub d Hostel Makati


Thoughts on Lub d
I've honestly never stayed at a hostel before. I didn't see it as the most hygienic place and I imagined it to be really cramped. But Lub d was the total opposite. To be honest, if all hostels looked like Lub d, then I wouldn't mind making them my home on all my travels. Lub d has all the hotel feels less the crazy hotel prices, so why not, right?

Aside from that, it's located in the heart of Makati - walking distance to the nightlife, top restaurants, and shopping malls, so you'll never run out of things to do. They will have a tour desk in partnership with Tripkada soon, so you can avail of different tours and activities around the area as well.
Lub d Hostel Makati
I also like how their tagline is "Everyone leaves as a friend" - the staff is really friendly and you can even invite them to play pool/board games with you! I've also been told that people staying at hostels are generally very sociable, so if you're looking to widen your network and meet new people, I highly recommend paying it a visit! 
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In April, they'll be opening an amazing rooftop bar and restaurant - it will have an indoor dining area for local and Southeast Asian inspired street food with a twist (by Nicco Santos and Queenie Vilar) and a great outdoor bar and lounge area for refreshing cocktails created by experienced mixologists, so I'm definitely looking forward to that! 
Lub d Hostel Makati
Check out Lub d Philippines Makati at 7833 Makati Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City.
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