VSU Hostel is at the southern end of the beach. Though the lobby, front office and café are in a single-level building, the rooms are in a multi-level structure (am not sure if 2 or 3 or 4 floors - I did not look closely since there were too many guests). I just chanced upon it during my morning walk, am sure my companions did not know about this hostel too. Otherwise we probably would have chosen this. It sits very conveniently beside a convention building where some seminar was about to start (reason probably why this hostel had a lot of guests).
Now, if VSU Hostel is at south end of the beach, the northern end is VSU Beach Garden Resort that I mentioned in the earlier story.
I asked why she used “Visca” when everyone knows it’s the old name of VSU. That is when I also learned from her, that the big place where VSU is part of is called Visca! Much like 'College' which I learned means the place where UPLB sits hehe. But when the school became a university and renamed as VSU, the barangay (of course) may not re-christine itself just like that hehe. Interesting!
Okay now, we’re not yet done with these accommodations. I just described three of them right? Yep, VSU Hostel and the Apartelle. While still at front desk, I asked the girl what were those beautiful-looking houses, cottages, buildings, whatevers across the street since they all did not look like classrooms to me. She said more rooms, though I didn’t clearly get it if those are still part of the Apartelle or if they have their own names. In no time, probably wanting to dispatch my inquisitive presence at her front desk, she called a colleague (another working student) to show me some of the unoccupied rooms. My companions joined us, of course!
This one (below) looks exactly like our room, except that we have two beds and that door beside the air-con does not open unto a terrace with a view of the beach. So ours was still more fantastic hehe.
These are some of the dorm-type rooms. Clean and cozy! Some are for 8 people, some are for a dozen heads. At P200 per person, not bad!
And this is one of the family suites with two separate rooms, a sala, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen! I guess this is what they call the Lanada Cottage. At just P3,500 a day, whoa, you can have a party! They don’t (btw) mind how many you are going to sleep in that cottage. Imagine?!
Hey, that was not all! Those are only what I saw. But on the way to breakfast, we saw these signages at the corner of the street. Oh ha?! Andami pala!
Let’s go to breakfast?!
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