There’s a circulating maxim among temporary Baguio migrants: “You may leave Baguio, but Baguio will never leave you.” It stems from the endearing tendency of former residents to keep coming back to the city. Within a few months of leaving, they return, asking the question of where to stay in Baguio City — as if seeing the destination, for the first time, with the eyes of a tourist.
It’s no secret that Baguio holds a charm you can’t find elsewhere, and this is perhaps what reels everyone to it. Despite the complaints of it being overcrowded and overrated, the City of Pines continues to thrive as a top-tier destination in the Philippines. Elite aunties love it. Budget travellers love it. You, for sure, love it too. So if you’re here to learn where to stay in Baguio City, then you’ve come to the right place. Regardless of your budget, you’ll find just the accommodation for you.
Where to stay in Baguio if you’re willing to spend over ₱5,000
1. This luxurious Baguio penthouse with exquisite views
While many of our Baguio memories are etched with old cabin homes, the city has, in fact, evolved into a cosmopolitan centre. This isn’t to say that Baguio has wholly lost its rustic charm. An epitome of present-day Baguio City, the Executive Penthouse presents the perfect fusion of modern luxury and old town Kankanaey.
Sitting vis-à-vis the Burnham Park and Hangar Market, the Airbnb gives a breathtaking panorama of Baguio City from its private roof deck, where guests are more than welcome to sit and dine as they indulge in the views. And while it’s hard to match the exquisite cityscape and natural breeze Baguio has to offer, the penthouse remarkably shows that it is just as superb inside with its luxury hotel-grade beds and linens and air-conditioned rooms.
Guests also have access to an impressive amount of features, including Netflix (available across four TVs), WiFi, and even a Nintendo Switch. Needless to say, the host has made sure to go above and beyond for guests to enjoy their Baguio staycation amid the new normal. Book this Airbnb here.
2. This magical glass treehouse in the pinewood forests
A glass treehouse perched on top of Baguio’s pinewood forests? There’s no questioning why Tudor in the Pines has drawn much attention. The place is unlike any other. While its architecture mirrors modernity, it remains steeped in the simplicity of the city. It offers several amenities for its guests to enjoy: a private garden, a fully-equipped barbecue pit, a glasshouse lounge — even a viewing tower!
Although the Baguio Airbnb bestows the particular serenity only nature can offer, it is also a haven for the audacious. It features hammocks and an open sky shower, as well as a hanging bridge and a timbre deck settled 30 feet above the ground. The next time you need to seek peace amid a cluttered, boisterous world, you should consider retreating to this glass treehouse.
3. This homey cabin by the woods in Camp John Hay
In the 20th century, Americans moved to “develop” Baguio under their colonial rule. Because of this, the city now carries blatant American influence on its landscape architecture, still one of the many facets that distinguish Baguio City from the rest of the Philippines.
Camp John Hay particularly oozes Western influence, as it was once a recreational facility for the Americans. Nowadays, the tourist destination is best known for its food spots, terrain, and country facilities that remind tourists that Baguio was, once upon a time, known as “Little America.”
If you want to taste this version of the city, then the Camp John Hay Forest Cabin is just where you must stay in Baguio. It takes mere minutes of walking to get to restaurants, coffee shops, groceries, golf courses, and other iconic establishments. Plus, its log cabin style is reminiscent of the culture of Western camping in the woods.
4. This country-style home perfect for campfire nights
Baguio is beautiful all year round, but there’s something incredibly magical about the city during the Yuletide season. The wind is cooler, the nights are brighter, the spirit is livelier.
When I lived in Baguio, I’d celebrate my Christmas nights with my friends in an Airbnb that looked just like Balai Ruthanna. We’d huddle around a bonfire — grilling hotdogs, playing the guitar, exchanging gifts, telling stories.
Located inside a quiet neighbourhood, Balai Ruthanna is definitely an Airbnb where guests can enjoy the serenity of Baguio City — just like how we did back then. And like Baguio, it’s beautiful all year round. It has an expansive garden, cosy interiors, and a fantastic location with the best nature views.
5. This museum-like refuge for the artsy tourist
Modern Baguio thrives in its art scene, and this Airbnb undoubtedly showcases this creative culture. A secret refuge amid a bustling city, The Forest Terrace is nestled in a dense pinewood forest. Guests are led to a designer home filled with paintings and flooded with natural light through a garden tunnel.
Aside from its art pieces, The Forest Terrace spoils its guests with an expansive floor area. There are two guest and one master’s bedrooms, a private garden with a barbecue pit and fire pit, and unbelievably scenic views.
6. This vibrant glasshouse with calming views
One of the best delights of Baguio is its altitude. Up there, we’re treated to crisp air, mountain views, and a flood of city lights. Perched atop a high terrain, Baguio Hillhouse celebrates all these with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer the most beautiful sceneries.
While its surroundings are hard to beat, Baguio Hillhouse makes sure that its interiors are just as stunning. It boasts a rustic industrial design that makes a gorgeous contrast against the pine trees outdoors. The home is also equipped with a flat-screen TV, a fully functional kitchen, and a spacious roof deck.
7. This cosy abode suitable for groups of friends
An unstated favourite among college barkadas, Baguio Tiptop Vacation Homes is most popular among friend groups as its rooms can accommodate at least seven people at a time. Its affordable rates already provide comfortable and homey accommodation, along with facilities for team building and conveniences for work and play.
Vacation rentals and Airbnb homes in Baguio for under ₱5,000
8. This cinematic American home for some classic Baguio feels
If you’re a movie junkie, you’re probably wondering why this house looks so familiar. This American Heritage Baguio Home has made special appearances in multiple films, including Honor Thy Father, Citizen Jake, and Glorious. With the charm of this blue-and-white abode, it’s no wonder why.
Built with century-old Baguio pinewood, this listing just screams cosy country chic. Its interiors are just as sweet with the whitewashed walls, floral furnishings, and bay windows. Another accommodation ideal for families, this Baguio Airbnb has a master bedroom, a shared bedroom with bunk beds, and a bedroom that serves as staff quarters.
9. This quirky and colourful residential loft
Remembering my trips to Baguio’s museums and heritage spots, I reckon that it’d be a challenge for any destination to compete with the city’s art scene. As a melting pot of cultures, Baguio takes pride in a staggeringly wide range of craftsmanship. In fact, the Department of Tourism has hailed the city the “creative economy” in the Cordillera region. Upon entering this Baguio Airbnb, you’ll shortly understand what I’m talking about.
It’s an understatement to call Le Coq Bleu beautiful. The loft goes beyond conventional beauty. Home to a French migrant named Chantal Pangilinan, this residence offers a unique cultural experience; yet, it remains homey and quintessentially Baguio.
10. This whimsical and blossoming farmhouse for the artsy tourist
Whenever I visit the city, I hoard lemons and lettuce from the Baguio Public Market, which sells the most affordable fresh produce. Baguio is just a hotspot for all things healthy and green, and the Baguio Farmhouse celebrates that.
Functioning as both a private greenhouse and a transient home, this residence is flourishing with herbs and flowers. Just imagine waking up to their fragrance! The best part? You can actually pick the spices to season your home-cooked meals. So sip coffee and read poems as you take in the ambience of this farmhouse; saunter down the property and find yourself on the patio where you can grill your food.
11. This cottage-inspired home with charming interiors
Nothing screams cottagecore quite like Good Morning Baguio CottageHouse. Popping with personality, this Airbnb is intimately decorated with flowers, pastels, and rustic fittings. But beyond its aesthetic, the cottage house is known for its welcoming atmosphere, with its superhost even providing guests with unlimited freshly-brewed coffee.
Good Morning Baguio CottageHouse sits minutes away from Burnham Park and Session Road. The host recommends its guests to enjoy their stay after horseback riding at Wright Park and strawberry picking at the La Trinidad Strawberry Farm.
12. This luxury unit with endless amenities
Widely known for offering great experiences, The Forest Lodge provides you free access to countless desirable amenities, including the Manor’s spa, sauna, and gym. This Airbnb, in particular, is a single unit that can fit a small family.
Aside from its amenities, its location is even more desirable. The Forest Lodge sits in Camp John Hay; it’s a short walking distance to most of Baguio’s commercial hotspots. You can also enjoy numerous recreational activities around the area, including horseback riding, mini golf, the butterfly sanctuary, and the treetop adventure.
13. This rustic loft facing the mountains
Built atop a high rock, this Airbnb listing takes pride in its spectacular views of Mount Santo Tomas and the West Philippine Sea. With two bedrooms, Rustic Loft is commodious enough to fit families or barkadas; meanwhile, it’s also cheap enough to accommodate solo travellers who want the extra space. Equipped with free WiFi and comfortable furniture, guests can even work remotely from this Airbnb.
14. This safari-themed lodge for the outdoor lover
If you appreciate unique design styles, then you might just enjoy a staycation in Safari Lodge. Built with stone and logs, this cabin hotel exhibits a fresh interpretation of the Great Outdoors. Nestled amid pine trees, Safari Lodge showcases the collections of its late founder Celso Tuason, a known Filipino sportsman who enjoyed the wildlife.
15. This deluxe hotel with skyline views
Because of its scintillating views of Baguio, Citylight Hotel was one of my go-to places for a sensational night out. It has an in-house resto-bar and cafe, which offer various products for reasonable prices. Personally, I can vouch that this hotel is a good choice for capping off a busy week with a bang. Its high ceilings, no-nonsense interiors, and great location make it a convenient place to stay in Baguio City.
Where to stay in Baguio for under ₱2,000
16. This brutalist studio for the modern tourist
Studying for the board exams? Preparing for an important event? Brainstorming for a passion project? While Baguio is known for its bed weather, it is also a destination conducive to productivity. After all, the Summer Capital is a university town — students have been populating the city for years. Unknown to most, many alumni continue to flock to the city whenever they need to get into the right headspace. (Rumours have it that even Nick Joaquin travelled all the way here for this very purpose!)
If you’re gearing up for something and need motivation and inspiration, I recommend booking an Airbnb in Baguio like the Modern Minimalist Studio. Owned and furnished by a professional architect, this listing doesn’t disappoint. It has a straightforward but practical style, making it the perfect refuge for those seeking solitude or needing focus.
17. This simplistic and vibrant loft for the young and hip traveller
While the previous listings were more stereotypically Baguio, this one brings out the modern take of the city. By modern take, I mean the Baguio version heavily inspired by its Korean residents.
Several Koreans have studied in Baguio for years, so it’s unsurprising to see hallyu overtaking it. That said, the Mondrian Rest-Home proves that Korea isn’t only influencing the restaurants and cute cafes in the city.
Clearly inspired by Korean interiors, this residence is light, airy, and minimalist. It features tiny chairs but huge windows, basic lines and vibrant colours. It even has a mini garden, so you can take in the fresh Baguio breeze whenever you want!
18. This flourishing loft overlooking the mountains
If you’ve ever visited the BenCab Museum, the Oh My Gulay restaurant, or the Ililikha Artist Village, then you’ll agree with me that the Lush and Relaxing Loft seems touched by all the same elements: greens, art, and practical use of space.
Planning a staycation with your closest friends? How about a private getaway with your significant other? A simple birthday bash for your mom? Or just a solo trip to escape the noise of Manila? With one queen-sized bed and one sofa bed, this loft makes a mellow spot for all these special occasions. Its location isn’t bad, either, as Marcos Highway is easily accessible through public transportation.
19. This sleek den for the minimalist at heart
Another modern home, this listing is as straightforward as can be. It’s sparkling clean and spacious, but its primary selling point is its location, MegaTower Residences. From here, you can quickly walk to Session Road, Burnham Park, SM Baguio, UP Baguio, and the like. So, foodies and shopaholics (read: ukay-ukay fanatics) asking where to stay in Baguio, do take note.
Since this is a condominium, the building has several amenities, including a coffee shop, restaurants, a laundry shop, and a 24/7 convenience store for all your late-night cravings.
20. This vibrant den for the weekender
Chalet Baguio sits well with travellers who aren’t willing to compromise on comfort and convenience. It has all the amenities one needs, from in-house restaurants and room service to a 24-hour front desk and laundry service. It doesn’t skimp on amenities for work and play: It has free WiFi, a business centre and meeting rooms, as well as cabled LCD TVs and neighbouring hiking and biking trails.
However, Chalet’s selling point truly lies in its spacious and vibrant interiors as well as its supreme location. So if you’re looking for where to stay in Baguio for a quick weekend tour, then this may just be the hotel for you.
Baguio Airbnb homes for under ₱1,000
21. This archetypal Baguio home tucked away in a tranquil subdivision
You don’t need much when in Baguio. Most times, a couch, a kitchen, and a veranda will suffice — even satisfy. Eve’s Baguio Transient House reminds me of my favourite apartments back in college for the very reason that it’s simple, chill, and yet more than I can ask for.
If you’re looking for where to stay in Baguio and you aren’t too fussy about amenities, then this transient house might be the perfect one for you. It’s spacious enough for a whole family or barkada. It has its own kitchen, too. (Make sure to maximise it, as you cook your palengke-bought vegetables and longganisa for breakfast!) For a better experience, I suggest you bring a French press so you can enjoy your Baguio beans as you unwind on the veranda.
22. This Instagrammable rooftop glamping area for the sociable wanderer
Are you in for a unique staycation in Baguio? Then go rooftop glamping at B.Glamp, Rooftop Glamping B&B, the first one of its kind in the Philippines.
Like most camping spots, this area has a beautiful campfire that gets lit at night, but only this Baguio Airbnb will bring you closer to the stars than most glamping spots ever will. Stuff your face with smores and marshmallows by night, and fill your stomach with their complimentary brewed coffee and toast in the morning. Tents and sleeping bags are already set up here, so you don’t need to carry loads of stuff with you as you head to Baguio.
23. This budget-friendly and straightforward unit with everything you need
If you’re looking for where to stay in Baguio but are on a tight budget, this Airbnb might be just for you. Affordable as it is, it can fit up to three people comfortably. It has a fully functional kitchen, where you can cook as you please. (Tip: Buy ingredients from the public market, which is only a seven-minute walk away!) The apartment is also complete with a TV, WiFi, and a workspace.
Want to experience living in Baguio City? This home is also available for long-term stays — with a 5% discount, too! Its rate, amenities, and location make it an excellent homestay for budget travellers.
I hope this list inspired those looking for where to stay in Baguio. If you’re planning on making a stop in La Union on your way back home, then make sure to check our list here. Enjoy the City of Pines!
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