Hip and cool vibe at the Yellow Doors Hostel
If not for Supertyphoon Yolanda, perhaps, Jake and sister Trixie Palami wouldn’t have setup Yellow Doors Hostel. We know what the aftermath of Yolanda was and with the influx of volunteers, NGOs and other development people, there was a shortage of a decent place to stay. Jake, having come back from abroad and wanted to be there in the rebuilding of his beloved home city, had to do something.
It was an abandoned building that the duo had rented, refurbished, renovated, decorated. By November of 2014, it opened its doors, the first hostel in Tacloban City. But it isn’t just any hostel packed with double beds in rows, free coffee and a lounge area that you can find in other such establishments. It breathes creativity, it oozes with wit and impresses. WOW. And WOW. WOW.
Found objects, from parts of doors and windows form the lone tiny table with a mixmatch of colorful and differently styled chairs. An electric fan’s iron grill from a past life is resurrected, encasing a bulb. When you enter the main door, you are greeted with an array of former doors, lining the wall and painted white. And all these and more, found in the aftermath of Yolanda.
A tragedy has given birth to a cozy home for visitors. And people who want to volunteer or help, as Jake can connect them with the many development groups still active in rebuilding lives and homes. Check out the Yellow Doors Hostel.
Yellow Doors Hostel
Juan Luna cor Burgos Sts.
SMART: +63 921 6000165 GLOBE: +63 927 4500984
Hi! I’m Estan Cabigas, a freelance architecture and travel photographer, writer and blogger from the Philippines and based within the Southeast Asian region. TenZeroFour is my primary Architecture Photography blog. Let me photograph your space, let’s collaborate.
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