Tuesday, June 23, 2015


The heart of essentialism isn't about asking how little we can live with, but determining what we simply cannot live without.*
*Quote from Kinfolk Vol. XVI 'The Essential Non-Essentials' article by Margaret Everton
On the topic of travelling, someplace safe to stay and sleep at would be the top if I'm to list my essentials. I'm not really picky when it comes to places to stay at as long as I can charge my gadgets, I have a comfortable bed to sleep in, and a bathroom which I can use to my heart's content. Hotel, hostel, airbnb, it doesn't really matter. I won't be spending the rest of my time there anyway. Well, except for the latter part of the evening when I need to recharge for the next day's adventure. I also don't like the idea of spending much on hotels when I can spare my cash for food and souvenirs that's why a hostel (even airbnb) is a good idea.
It's like the first day of the new year except that the fog is actually fog.
I got my first taste of staying at one just last week with my friends and I must say that I was amazed with my overall experience! After all, Z Hostel is the biggest and only luxury hostel in the Philippines.

Let's start the tour from the ground up.
You won't miss the hostel especially with this big sign. Z's on Waze, too!
The lobby is as inviting as the hostel's bunk beds. You'll see later.

Read books while waiting.

Guests can also use the desktop computers at the lobby for free. You will also be given free wifi access on a one password/device/guest basis upon check-in.


Next destination: Singapore - Malaysia
Magazines, sungka, and these comfortable stools and couches make for an entertaining and relaxing waiting area.
Next Month with the same group: El Nido, Palawan
On the same floor as the lobby is this quaint cafe (just beside the elevator).

We had our breakfast and lunch the following day here. Must-try: Pork or Chicken Adobo Flakes rice bowl.

I like the mood here.

And in true hostel fashion...

Just above the cafe is the Game Room.
I spot a beer pong table.
Let's get on where the acZzzzion takes place! Starting with the Mixed Dorms.

The biggest is the 8 Pax Dorm.
Each locker has its own electric socket as well and enough space to put your gadgets to charge safely.
We stayed at the 6 Pax Dorm.

4 Pax Dorm.

All-Female Dorm

complete with bathrobes.

Each bunk bed is equipped with its own electric socket (2!) and reading lamp.

If you want a little privacy but still with the hostel feel, you have the option to stay at the Private Rooms.

I prefer the Private Room with the big windows just because.
Natural lighting at its finest!
Z Hostel has two roofdecks.

The turf side where you can enjoy the skyline views of BGC and Makati.


And the wooden deck side where my last lookbook set was photographed. You can also see Rockwell and Ortigas from this side.

And located at the topmost floor is this artsy entertainment room.

Superman! I'm already entertained.

So what's next for me and the blogger bestfriend? Singapore and Malaysia in just a little over a day. We'll also be staying at a hostel. Thanks Z Hostel for the accommodation! You surpassed my expectations!

To know more about Z Hostel and its rates, go to www.zhostel.com. You can also follow Z Hostel on Facebook and @ZHostelPH on Instagram for promos and updates.

Address: 5660 Don Pedro St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City

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