For travelers passing through Metro Manila before making their way to Boracay or El Nido, most agreed that staying in a hostel in Makati is the most practical way for convenient and enjoyable short stay in the metro. But interacting with the locals is a surefire way to fall in love with a place in such a short time and Junction Hostel knows that. Right in the middle of the colorful barangay of Poblacion, the hostel-slash-cafe-bar is not only a melting pot of map-plotting adventures but also of startup creatives and entrepreneurs who avail of the co-working space. A vibrant art scene movement is being upheld by the hostel as it also hosts live music performances, thrift shops and galleries. Ideas my flow easily in this refurbished apartment building because just in the lobby itself, there are 123 lighting installation scattered all over. The quirk doesn’t stop there! Their Truck cafe – an artisanal cafe by day and a dive bar at night- is made out of an old container van. Now who doesn’t want a taste of the junk life?
Written by Yam Otara for Travel Now Magazine