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The Twin Bed room at Yabami Bed and Breakfast
The Twin Bed room at Yabami Bed and Breakfast
The Twin Bed room at Yabami Bed and Breakfast

To be away from the town center for about 1.5km isn’t always a bad thing. For those familiar with Sagada, the nippy weather, the balmy sights of pine trees and mountains are one of the few reasons people escape to this charming highland town. But the growing popularity of this mountain town has lead to a bit noisy stay at the town proper. Finding Yabami Bed and Breakfast at Mabbay was a good thing. A small family-run in with large rooms by the roadside and lush view of pine trees at their backyard.

The bed and breakfast at Mabbay Sagada
The bed and breakfast at Mabbay Sagada

A Homey Vibe

Yabami is a play of words from an inverted “Mabbay” and “I” which means “Taga Mabbay (from Mabbay)” and it seems the owner, Derick is fond of crazy ideas, just check out that scooter on their roof top. It goes in with the architecture of the room using triangular shapes on opaque windows. Despite the somewhat kitschy elements, the place have 5 spacious rooms. We got one with a veranda overlooking the pine trees for P600 that can accommodate at least 3 people. It has two beds including a large private bathroom with hot shower. They also have a common area with a bar, fireplace and karaoke.

What I liked about the place is the family that owns it. I felt like a real house guest along with their friendly dogs and their long-term staying foreign neighbour nearby. We never did get to try their breakfast which seems to be unavailable at that time (which is expected at a peak season) so they just referred us to the nearby Misty Lodge.

The private veranda at our room
The private veranda at our room

Verdict

If one doesn’t mind a long walk to and fro the town center, Yabami Bed and Breakfast is a good option for its price. Besides, Sagada is a great place to walk around with its cool weather and great views. I wouldn’t mind staying here again for the peace, quiet, relaxing atmosphere and friendly people.

Price Range: P600

Yabami Bed and Breakfast
Contact: Derick Puliden at 09497472245

One of the friendly house dogs at Yabami
One of the friendly house dogs at Yabami

11 Comments

  1. It has now 7 rooms. the latest added room is twice as big as the regular rooms which is ideal for family of 7-10. The two additional rooms have their private baths too. Of course, with all commodities and services rising in price like electric bills and water, rate has been raised a little to a range of 250 to 350 pesos per head depending upon the customer,s demands like toiletries, towels, etc.

    • Thanks for the update Jo!

  2. Hi! May I have their new nunber? Can’t contact the number given.

    • Unfortunately I don’t have the latest numbers

  3. hi do you have new numbers?
    and also if you have rooms for 8 adults and 4 kids this coming april 2-5

  4. 09752567447
    Is the new number of yabami..u can also contact judy at 09289516140..

  5. ok sa YABAMI at malinis, enjoy nga si baby ko dyan 2 years old palang nakarating ng SAGADA..

  6. The new contact numbers are 09289516140 or 09056422957. Yabami is an ideal place, Clean, safe, happy. a really enjoyable place away from the noisy center

    • Is the partition of the rooms concrete? And do they serve free breakfast?

  7. update:
    for reservations on yabami, pls contact 09289516140 (SMART) or 09056422957 (TM)


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