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The View from Tagaytay Ridge

Laughter and stories were being swapped around a table with bottles of Red Horse and San Miguels. The air was cool, and from our vantage, I can see the famed Taal Volcano. We were in Tagaytay City, one of the most accessible tourist spots from Manila. But wait, we weren’t really here to have endless cheers over beer bottles or swap blogging rumors, but rather we were brought here to review the newest budget lodging in Tagaytay; Our Melting Pot hostel.

I’ve been to Tagaytay City innumerable times, and one thing I really don’t like about it is the price of lodgings whenever I want to do an overnighter. It is expensive to stay in the city. Usually, rates start at around a thousand pesos, well, with the exception of Tagaytay Backpacker’s Inn, but it isn’t really within the city limits.

So when I heard that there’s a new lodging in town, a hostel at that, I quickly grabbed the chance to be part of the group to review the place.

Our Melting Pot Hostel in TagaytayI love hostels.

Not only are they cheap, but I love the easy-going-backpacker-traveller vibe it usually has. I love the doodles on the walls. I love the post-filled bulletin boards. I love the interactions one gets to experience with fellow travelers. I love the stories swapped in the common area.

But there’s none of that at Our Melting Pot Tagaytay.

Well okay, at least, none yet.
Our Melting Pot Hostel in TagaytayOur Melting Pot Tagaytay has opened very recently.

How recent? Well, we actually got to attend the house-blessing complete with mass and coin-showers while we were there! That recent.

I’m not really sure if there are hostels in Tagaytay, I think Our Melting Pot is the first of its kind in the city.
Our Melting Pot Hostel in TagaytayThe hostel is set inside a quiet street on a two-storey house some meters from the highway. It’s a few minutes’ walk from the Tagaytay Ridge where most of the famous Tagaytay restaurants like Leslie’s and Starbucks are. There are no views to be seen from the hostel, but its location is excellent.
Our Melting Pot Hostel in Tagaytay

Twin Room with shared toilet and bath (Php800.00)

Our Melting Pot Hostel in Tagaytay

Double Room with shared toilet and bath (Php800.00)
Mixed Dorm at Our Melting Pot Tagaytay

Mixed Dorm Room with shared toilet and bath


Our Melting Pot Tagaytay has a mixed dorm room, double rooms and single rooms. Most of these have shared toilets except some double rooms. There are no air-conditioned rooms since you really don’t need one when in Tagaytay but there’s free Wi-Fi to boot. Rates start at Php650.00 inclusive of breakfast (see full list of rates).Our Melting Pot Hostel in TagaytaySpeaking of breakfast, Our Melting Pot has a bit of a quirk when it comes to the food it serves. They don’t serve meat. Okay, they’re not exactly vegetarians since they do serve fish. But yeah, no meat for us.

To be fair, they serve some mean dishes. During our lunch, they served tortang talong, some tempura-like veggies, a malunggay and papaya soup with tinapa. It’s so good I forgot it’s a vegetarian set. Or maybe I’m always just crazy over tortang talong haha.
Tagaytay Bulalo at Mahogany MarketBut if you’re like us and you really must have your dose of meat, just head over to the nearest restaurant along the highway. Or better yet, go to the Mahogany Market for the best Tagaytay Bulalo (like what we did). It’s just one jeep-ride away from the hostel.
Our Melting Pot Hostel in TagaytayLike most hostels, Our Melting Pot also requires guests to take off their shoes or sandals before stepping inside their place. I know some people are uncomfortable with such practice, but it’s just the way it is with hostels. According to our host, they impose such rule to minimize the cost of maintaining the cleanliness of the place, and in turn, lowering the rates for their rooms.
Our Melting Pot Hostel in TagaytayOur Melting Pot Tagaytay isn’t really your typical fun traveler hostel. Most might not even find it to be their definition of a hostel. But still, I like it. The place is quiet, its location is perfect, and most importantly, the rooms are affordable. Perfect for travelers on a budget like me.


Our Melting Pot Hostel Tagaytay
Address: No.75 Smokey Hill, Maharlika Subdivision,
              Tagaytay City, Cavite
Contact Number: (0915) 105-9459
Facebook Fanpage: Click Here
Room Rates: Click Here

GPS Coordinates: 14°06'13.2"N 120°56'54.5"E


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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Friday, June 27, 2014

26 comments:

  1. Your food photos are lovely. I'm a food blogger, but my shots do not look like that. :) Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you Patrick! To be honest, hirap din talaga ako kumuha ng food shots. I guess practice practice lang :)

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  2. How much is their rates for the dorm rooms? :)

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    1. Dorm Rates: Php420.00 per person Mondays thru Thursdays. Php480.00 per person Friday to Sunday :)

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  3. Malapit lng po ba kayo sa mga pasyalan? Balak ksi nmin pumunta sa monday, hm po ung 2 pax i room pang mag asawa :)

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    1. Yes Era, it's very close to the tourist spots in Tagaytay. The twin room is at P800.00 :)

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  4. sa website nila, double room (shared T&B) is 1k, private T&B is 1.15k. hanggang kelan ang introductory rate nila?

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    1. I'm not sure until when yung introductory rates nila, better call them up to check :)

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  5. Hi, we would like book for Double Room with shared toilet and bath (Php800.00). On Dec 23, 2014 (ETA around 10pm). May i ask if included the food? and how long can we stay? Ty

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    1. Hi, please contact Our Melting Pot Tagaytay at this number: (0915) 105-9459

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  6. dito kmi ngayon, free breakfast 😊 at pasok sa budget. Thank you thank you.

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    1. Nice! How was your experience at Tagaytay's Our Melting Pot?

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  7. updated room rates???

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    1. Hi Anonymous, I updated the room rates link just now :)

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  8. Hi, ask ko lang sana yung rate ng room yung 2 beds po.. and san po malapit yun location nyo? any landmark pls. thanks

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    1. Hi, you may click the link at the bottom of the article for Our Melting Pot Tagaytay's updated room rates :)

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  9. good day! nag book ako sa agoda para dito,

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    1. Hi Israel, did you enjoy your stay at Our Melting Pot Tagaytay?

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  10. hi... dun po sa twin room pwede b dun ang 4 persons? we prefer kasi na magkakasama sa isang room... tnx

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    1. I'm not too sure about it but you can maybe take the dorm room?

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  11. May num po ba kayu na pwede tawagan for reservation

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    1. You may use the rate links at the end of the post to book

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  12. are the rates still updated?

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    1. Yes, just click the rates link below the post

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  13. Kung galing ako ng sky ranch tagaytay, may sakayan kaya papunta dito? Tricycle or Jeep?

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    1. You can ride either a tricycle or a jeep, much cheaper lang kung jeep :)

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