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Bacolod Ranked Cheapest Tourist Destination In The Philippines—Here Are Spots to Prove Why, Including Inasal!

Bacolod is the cheapest place in the Philippines—we bet you agree!

By: Mira Maestrecampo | April 29, 2023
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The City of Smiles once again proves why it is one of the best tourist spots in the country.

Images: Emerging Philippines and Bacolod City Tourism Office (L); Lion's Park Grill Haus (R) Facebook pages

The City of Smiles continues to become a hot spot travel destination for local and international travelers as it is declared as the Philippines’ least expensive tourist destination. Agoda, a famous online travel agency, recognized Bacolod City as the cheapest place in the Philippines because of the affordable tourist destinations in the Philippines that are worth visiting. Bacolod City is home to many affordable hotels that offer lifestyle luxury and culinary spots providing a wide range of food and delicacies at lower prices.

Agoda analyzed the average room rates of tourist destinations for April 2023, and they found room accommodations in Bacolod City to cost an average of PhP2,650 only!

Still couldn’t believe Bacolod City is a cheap, must-visit travel destination? Here are some spots that you can check out that prove why!


1. Lion's Park Grill Haus

Address: Manokan Country, Bacolod City
Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Price: Inasal starts at PhP99


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This Inasal Bilao can be yours for only PhP1,059, or you can customize your own!

Images: Aj Maunes Gillo (L); Lion's Park Grill Haus Facebook page (R)

Besides being known as the cheapest place in the Philippines, Bacolod City is also famous for the distinct and delicious taste of its chicken inasal. Lion’s Park Grill Haus, located at the Reclamation Area near SM City Bacolod, is among the best food spots that serve this popular local food. Experience how locals and tourists enjoy the local cuisine served at this grill and restaurant along Manokan Country, one of the city’s prominent tourist landmarks.

Other than the best-tasting inasal of Bacolod City, Lion’s Park Grill Haus also serves shrimp, squid, and fish—cooked in the way you want it. Dishes are available in sinigang, tinola, kinilaw, grilled, sizzling, buttered, and more.


2. Coffee Corner

Address: 9th Street Food Zone, Bacolod City
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Price Range:
Drinks - PhP60 to PhP150
Iced Coffee Combos - PhP130 to PhP160
Food - PhP85 to PhP350


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Taste different coffee blends at this cozy coffee shop in front of Seda Hotels Bacolod.

Images: Coffee Corner Facebook page

Coffee Corner is just around the corner to satisfy your food cravings if you are looking for budget-friendly coffee, snacks, pastries, and all-day meals. Fuel your day with different coffee blends and sweet treats that will make your trip to the cheapest place in the Philippines memorable. What’s more exciting is Coffee Corner’s refreshing Iced Coffee Combos, where you can pair your coffee with your choice of pastry treat. Choose from Cookies, Blueberry Cheesecake, or Basque Burnt Cake to pair with your iced coffee for only PhP130 to PhP160.

Coffee shops in other parts of the country are slightly expensive, which might intimidate you, but Coffee Corner is an exception to that. Aside from being located in the cheapest place to visit in the Philippines, Coffee Corner guarantees affordable coffee without compromising that delicious taste you have always been looking for in coffee.


3. Urban View Hotel Lacson St. Bacolod

Address: Chefs & Bakers Bldg. 13th Lacson Street, Bacolod CIty
Contact No.: 0917 3010293
Rates: Start at PhP700 a night


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Urban View Hotel is located in the prime streets of Lacson, Bacolod!

Images: UrbanView Hotel Lacson St. Bacolod Facebook page

Many hotels and low-budget travel destinations in the Philippines in Bacolod City offer budget-friendly accommodations. Urban View Hotels are adding up to the roster of classy hotels in the city. Other than its perfect location in the famous Lacson Street of Bacolod, Urban View Hotels is also near 11 prime tourist destinations in Bacolod City—Calea Cakes and Pastries, where you can taste sweet cakes exclusive in Bacolod, Bongbongs Pasalubong Center, Capitol Lagoon to relax in nature’s beauty, Ayala Capitol Central and SM City Bacolod for your shopping sprees, Negros Museum so you can discover Negros history and culture, Lacson’s vibrant street with more food and bar options, Bacolod City Public Plaza, San Sebastian Cathedral Church, and taste Bacolod’s signature chicken inasal at Manokan Country.

You can explore Bacolod City, the recently cheapest place in the Philippines when you book a stay at Urban View Hotels. Experience smiles on your next travel getaway in one of the hotel’s cozy rooms. You can choose from the Solo Room with a single bed at PhP700 per night, the Deluxe Room for two with two single beds at PhP1,400 per night, or the Matrimonial Room with a queen-size bed for only PhP1,600 per night.


4. The Inns by The Oriental - Downtown

Address: 18 San Juan St, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental, Bacolod
Contact No.: 0999 9915598
Rates: Start at PhP750 for two a night


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This hotel is a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Images: The Inns by The Oriental – Bacolod Facebook page

A quick escape or a relaxing staycation in the City of Smiles? Whatever you choose, you can experience it at The Inns by Oriental. This hotel, located at the low-budget travel destinations in the Philippines, offers serene accommodation at the heart of downtown Bacolod City. The Inns by Oriental features a grand lobby that welcomes you to a warm ambiance, excellent hospitality that tourists find amusing in Bacolod City, high-quality furniture, a classic vibe in the hotel ambiance, a jacuzzi, and an in-house restaurant.

For quick unwinding in the City of Smiles, The Inns by Oriental launches their Half The Clock Deal promo offering a 12-hour stay for two persons for only PhP750. Prior booking reservation is required to avail of the promo, valid for bookings until June 30, 2023.


5. AZRA Bacolod

Address: Mesavirre Garden Residences, Bacolod City
Contact No.: 0999 8635605
Rates: Start at PhP1,900 a night


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Azra Bacolod is your staycation sanctuary in the metro.

Images: Lion's Park Grill Haus Facebook Page

Azra Bacolod is a new staycation spot in Bacolod City to provide not just accommodation to transient guests but also creates a relaxing and safe space for locals and travelers who want genuine relaxation amid a stressful day. Traveling to an affordable spot like Bacolod, one of the low-budget travel destinations in the Philippines, Azra Bacolod lets anyone recharge with the hotel’s well-planned amenities, high-standard accommodation services, and more.

Azra Bacolod just started last October 2022 and is continuously expanding to offer more rooms and more staycation packages when you visit the cheapest place in the Philippines. You can now avail of the Premium Studio Room at PhP1,900 for an adult, PhP2,300 for two adults, and PhP2,900 for three to four adults. The Deluxe Studio Room is PhP2,250 for an adult, PhP2,500 for two adults, and PhP3,200 for three to four adults. The 1 Bedroom Suite Room is PhP2,900 for one to two adults, PhP3,700 for three to four adults, and PhP4,200 for five to six adults. Children below seven years old are free, and eight and above are considered adults.


If you still haven’t decided on your next summer destination, Bacolod City is the budget-friendly place to be! This affordable tourist destination in the Philippines has many food spots, resorts, and hotels for a low-cost yet memorable travel experience.


For more discoveries on the best and cheapest places to visit, see Yoorekka Magazine now!


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!


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About Mira Maestrecampo
Mira - with a long surname - is a girl who dreams of becoming a news anchor someday, in God's perfect time. She loves to read books and eat different kinds of cheesy or saucy food. A coffee addict and a dog lover, she loves long hugs, hot coffee on an afternoon break with friends, or simply sleeping all day with her stuffed unicorns.
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