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Expect more than the basic sleeping necessities in this hostel. Aside from wooden bunk beds (there are 22 beds in total), guests are also provided with their own small work spaces and electric sockets located on each bunk. Buji and Nikki also installed cove lighting for a more moody, relaxing ambience. Valuables can be stowed and secured in the pull-out drawers underneath the beds.
Clean lines greet you on your way to your room upstairs. Wood is generously used, and the plain hues are offset by a smattering of a few framed artwork here and there.
This quaint corner on the third floor is Nikki’s favorite spot. “Sarap
mag-relax!” she enthuses. An old TV set and framed vintage posters from Cubao X add charm, while the printed couch lends an eternally summery vibe. Floor-to-ceiling jalousie makes the entire place airy and breezy.
Vessel Hostel’s reception may be small, but it doesn’t feel or look cramped, thanks to wood slats and the jalousie windows that let in natural light. Here, you’ll get a glimpse of the overall look and ambiance of the well-designed place—clean, chic, and very laid—back.