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Budget Travelling: Ong Bun Pension House, Iloilo & Bacolod

For our Iloilo-Guimaras-Bacolod trip, we spent one night in Iloilo and one night in Bacolod. Since we're working on a budget, we stayed at Ong Bun Pension House.

I called Ong Bun for reservations and they were quick to respond. From the Iloilo airport, we rode a cab to Ong Bun (fixed rate: Php 350). Since we arrived very early to check-in, we just asked the receptionists if we could leave our things with them while we start our tour, and they willingly obliged. They actually have an area where they keep the bags of guests.

Since there are four in our group, we decided to have 2 Deluxe2 rooms at Php 580 per night. The rate doesn't include breakfast but you can pay an additional fee for breakfast.

Deluxe2 Room at Ong Bun Iloilo

The Deluxe2 room is an airconditioned room with cable TV, bathroom, study table and cabinet. Towels, soap and shampoo is also provided. You can get distilled water from water containers in each floor, and they also provide thermos, coffee cups, and glasses per room. No hot water for the bathroom, by the way.

They have cable TV but we watched local TV instead. :)

Our room was actually very spacious. The location of Ong Bun Iloilo is very strategic too, since it's a few steps away from Robinson's Iloilo and SM Delgado. It's also near the Ortiz Wharf, which is helpful if you're going to Bacolod or Guimaras too.

Non-aircon rooms and Superior Suites are also available on very affordable rates.

Luckily, Ong Bun also has a branch in Bacolod so I didn't have to look for another pension house. 

We had Double Standard Rooms for Php 530 per night. Again, this rate doesn't include breakfast.

Double Standard Room at Ong Bun Bacolod
And we're watching cartoons. So mature. hahaha

Ong Bun Bacolod has newer facilities than Ong Bun Iloilo, but the rooms are a little smaller. 

The amenities are also same as the ones in Ong Bun Iloilo. The location is also ideal, it's near banks and fast food chains. It's a trike ride away from the Bacolod port and SM City Bacolod. It's also near the main road (Lacson Street). 

The place is really secure as my roommate and I forgot to lock our door overnight. The guard called our attention in the morning and told us that he closed it for us since we're already sleeping. Thanks, manong guard! :)

For this trip, we actually spent Php 555 per person, not bad for budget travel, right?

If you're looking for affordable place to stay in Bacolod and Iloilo, try Ong Bun Pension House.


Ong Bun Iloilo
Ong Bun Building
Ledesma Street (near Quezon Street),
Iloilo City

Ong Bun Bacolod
Luzuriaga Street
(between Gatuslao St. and Locsin St.),
Bacolod City


  1. really affordable, to think the room appears spacious :) noted this, in case maligaw ako sa IloIlo or sa Bacolod :)

    1. I hope you'll visit Iloilo or Bacolod soon, Zaizai! :)

  2. Looks decent and the rate is not that expensive. I'd keep this in mind if I get a chance to go to Iloilo or Bacolod.

  3. this looks great! i wont mind small rooms as long as it is clean and have aircon hehe of course internet too! gotta work yeah! hehe xx

    1. I forgot to mention the internet. Yeah, they have wifi at the floor lobbies. :)

  4. Great! Thanks for the info. We have booked our flight bound for iloilo this coming summer 2016. And we will stay here co'z were on a budget. Thanks for this! :)

  5. Hi maam. Nag book po ba kayo thru an app.? Thanks po.

    1. Hi! This was years ago so I booked through email. :)

    2. Actually scratch that. It may be through their website.


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