Thursday, June 6, 2013

Review of Allen's Homestay in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Like what I have said on my Pagudpud post, we have no intentions on sleeping in Pagudpud because we need to go back to Laoag City because we are staying at Texicano Hotel in Laoag City.

But since I fell ill and so tired, I asked our tricycle driver to look for a homestay where we can spend the night there. He recommended ALLEN’S HOMESTAY. Actually, there are lots of Homestays along Brgy. Saud where you can rent.

Here's a list of  Where to Stay in Pagudpud / Homestay / Hotels in Pagudpud that I made.

NOTE: You can easily pinpoint if the house is a homestay because homestays which are accredited by D.O.T. (Dept. of Tourism) has big signage with name and contact no. of the owner just like the image below.

Allen's Homestay Pagudpud Ilocos NorteUpdate 2017: they have a bigger and new signage as what I saw at their FB page:

Allen's Homestay Pagudpud Ilocos Norte2 This is the house where we stayed.

The owner welcomed us warmly and showed us 2 rooms (fan and aircon room). I guess the aircon room is not ready that time so she said that fan room is only available for P250.00/per person/night so we took it. I'm not picky that time since we only need a place to stay for a night.Allen's Homestay Pagudpud Ilocos Norte3This is the fan room with one big bed, fan and a table. There's an extra foam if you need.  Good for 2 or 3 persons.
Allen's Homestay Pagudpud Ilocos Norte4 Pros:
1. Rate is very affordable
2. The owners are friendly, warm and accommodating. My fear of sleeping in a different place and room with people I don't know disappeared when we got engaged in a conversation.
3. There's a separate clean bathroom and comfort room for the guests
4. You are free to watch TV and stay at their living room which I did before sleeping that night but Manang Rolly and I end up with a conversation.
5. Walking distance from Saud Beach, Polaris Beach house and Municipal beach.
6. The owner said you can use the whole house and their kitchen just in case you want to cook and if you are staying longer but with a fee (of course)
7. We felt safe while we are there.
8. Perfect for backpackers and those that want a budget place to stay.

1. Manang didn't gave us a key for our room so we didn't lock it when we went out for dinner. I didn't bother to ask since we don't leave any valuables.
2. The dog of their neighbor is barking that night so it kept me awake couple of times since I tend to light sleep when I'm not in my own room.

Overall, our stay for the night at Allen's Homestay was nice as we didn't have any major issues at all. I recommend this place if you need a place to stay in Saud esp. if you are not picky or too meticulous.

Allen's Homestay Pagudpud Ilocos Norte                             (Posing with the owner Manang Rolly before going home)

Allen’s Homestay
Brgy. Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Owner: Manang Rorily (Rolly) De Guzman
Mobile: 0910-2898217

Rate: P250.00/night (fan room)
They have an aircon room but forgot the rate


  1. [...] so I asked our driver to look for a homestay where we can spend the night there. He recommended ALLEN’S HOMESTAY (click the link for my review), and it costs P250.00 /person / night on an non-aircon room. Good [...]

  2. thank you for posting and creating ads for our homestay-ALLEN'S HOMESTAY

  3. Your review was very informative, we Manage To stay Overnyt in Allen Homestay And Manang Rolly Was Very accommodating And Kind enough To Cook our Dinner, Fried fish, scambled Egg, sliced Tomato Wid Bagoong and Banana For Desert. Overall I Recommend This Homestay For Budget Travellers.

  4. Hello Manang Rolly...I miss pagudpud.. hope we can come back again!

  5. Manang Rotily sila po ung sinasabi ko sa inyo na ng post ng ads thanks sa knila super bait at maasikaso sila thanks din sa pag post niyo sobrang enjoy namin ang pagudpud trip namin:)

  6. hI kATHRINA.. your welcome and I hope my post helped you in a way... glad that you enjoyed your Pagudpud trip.. me nga I want to go back there again kasi bitin ang punta namin!!

  7. super ng enjoy po talaga kami and maasikaso po sila saka sobrng laking tulong ng post niyo na ito :) naikuwento ko nga kay Manang Rorily na may gumawa ng ad for her :) keep it up admin

  8. Thanks! ishare mo din tong blog ko sa friends mo pag need nila IT or tips sa travel nila ha.. OO nga nag comment at nag thank you nga sila eh I think ung anak ni Manang ang nagcomment dito sa blog ko.. ~JEn

  9. i hope makakabalik pa kau dto sa amin..thanks for your support!

  10. thank you for recommending us..sana makabalik kayo ulit dto sa amin! God Bless!

  11. may facebook page kami..iadd niyo na lang po kmi at pakilike na rin po..salamat..may facebook din ako pakiadd niyo n lng po ako..

  12. Hi Sir Rolly, do you place for group of 25 persons...this coming April 17-18, 2014

  13. Hello.. how far is it from the beach po?

  14. carlo angelo siguaApril 26, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    Hello po ask lang po ako. If from laog airport going to homestay houses. Paano po kami makakarating dyan to rent a room. Then ano po pwede namin sakyan. At ok po ba ung mga fare sa bus or trycicle. Salamt po.

  15. Hi Janelle,

    From Allen's HOmestay super lapit lang.. walking distance mga 5 mins lang siguro.

  16. HI Carlo:
    How to get there:
    By car: 10-12 hours drive from Manila
    By plane: 1hr and 30 mins. (Manila to Laoag Int’l airport) then ride bus from Laoag City
    By bus: 2 hours from Laoag City (you can ride mini bus/ non aircon bus via Laoag-pagudpud or aircon bus via Cagayan)

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