About two years back, coming from an week-long trip from the towns of Claveria, Pagudpud and Calayan, we made a quick decision to drop by Tuguegarao City as we were about to board a bus bound to Manila. Since it was such a spur-of-the-moment move, we scrambled across the web, scouting for the cheapest accommodation we could find before our bus passes by the city.
Pensione Joselina was the first one we found and a quick call from our cellphone confirmed us for the night.
We arrived at Tuguegarao City at around eight in the evening. Finding Pensione Joselina was easy enough. After a few questions for directions, we were at the inn’s gates in less than five minutes.
|PENSIONE JOSELINA’S NEAT LOBBY|
The facade, lobby and hallways of Pensione Joselina, were really not too shabby. To be honest, I was actually quite impressed since we thought that they were a budget lodging place which caters mostly to backpackers and transients that simply needed an affordable place to crash in for the night.
We decided to get their cheapest room, their fan rooms, to save on budget. We really didn’t expect much in terms of luxury. It was enough that we have an en suite toilet and bath, a working shower and a decent bed. Free breakfast was not included with our room, but for a mere Php450.00, we really can’t complain (check rates here).
I really can’t say much about our room except it’s decent and clean. It’s not really that big, but we really didn’t feel cramped.
|PENSIONE JOSELINA FACADE|
What I liked about Pensione Joselina, well aside from its very affordable rates, is its location. Everywhere we went to in city, like the Tuguegarao Cathedral and the pancit batil patong panciterias were just a few strides away. Indeed, a bang-for-the-buck place to stay in when visiting Tuguegarao on a budget.