Kabayan Hotel Pasay ‘Kapsule’ – Review

Last weekend, I was invited to attend a corporate  gathering and I thought it would be the best time to try out Kabayan Hotel’s Kapsule.

There are 3 reasons why I chose the property.

  1. My event was held few minutes away from the location.
  2. I did not want to spend thousands for an accommodation, most especially that I was on my own.
  3. I was intrigued by these capsules which I’ve seen a number of times on T.V.

So I did.

I lived in Pasay area for months and like most places in the metro, it was a bit chaotic – far from my life here in the province. The location of Kabayan Hotel was no exception to this (347 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila). Plus, the hotels/ motels nearby are known to host couples wanting to ‘release’ – whatever it is to be released (you do get what I mean, right). In other terms, ‘pang – shortaym’ ba. 🙂  With that image in my mind, I already pictured Kabayan Hotel as a bit dark, a bit stinky, a bit dirty – CHEAP. But I was wrong. It was way more than what I expected.


You can access FAST wi-fi practically anywhere in the hotel.




The lobby was clean and everyone was accommodating. There were backpackers, foreign couples and OFWs. Quite frankly, it was a DECENT place to stay. And you know what I liked about it, I spent less than 5 minutes in the concierge. Off I went to the room as I couldn’t contain my excitement.

Kapsule Room 

You have to take off your shoes. I felt that I was back in Japan 🙂




Looks small? Surprisingly it was comfortable.
Apart from your own face-mirror, you have your own light, a fan,  and power sockets inside the capsule. 🙂 

If you are not claustrophobic, the size shouldn’t bother you at all. In fact,  I was able to move and goofed around inside the capsule. Do you want proof? Here’s my IG post about it (don’t forget to follow).


Since it is a shared room, you have to be cautious. You have to be considerate and please try to avoid making  loud noises. In my case, I think my room mates took this too far because the silence was deafening! By the way, I shared the room with foreigners as I couldn’t understand their language. But my guess is that they were from Malaysia or Singapore. I wanted to talk to them, but they were kind of aloof. 🙂

If you want a bit of privacy, you can just shut your blinds.

Just a piece of advice, try not to imagine a horror movie while inside the capsule. I was so stupid for imagining some sort of killer just outside my capsule ready to stab me right away! Not a good thought!


You can find your linens inside your locker. They were absolutely clean and fresh! You will be provided with a pillow, a blanket and a towel. However, you need to have your own set of toiletries, which is fine with me. I wasn’t able to bring mine but there’s a grocery mart across the hotel so it was a breeze for me to buy stuff.

Toilet and Bath

There are 2 T&Bs inside the room. That being said, you don’t have to worry about who’s going to use the loo first. I inspected both and find it clean.


Pinoy Breakfast, of course!

Nothing special about the food. It was your usual ‘tapsilog’ – enough to kick off your day.


PHP 750 (with breakfast)


Will I come back? YES. With that rate and convenience I had, I will definitely book again.


5 thoughts on “Kabayan Hotel Pasay ‘Kapsule’ – Review

  1. Hi! Mukhang okay na okay siya huh infairness! Yun nga lang baka hindi ko kaya pag ako lang mag-isa, baka kung ano-ano na ma-imagine ko hehehe 🙂


    • In fairness naman, and clean talaga siya. I was thinking kasi na dahil Pasay – madaming motels 🙂 Bute na lang I was so tired at that time. Kasi baka mapuyat ako sa kapraningan 🙂


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