For the past months, I have been wishing for a place similar to a coworking space to be present here in Taft. And after sometime, my wish was granted. Thanks to the kind genies! 💙
Reasons Why You’ll Love Uni Lounge
Long ago, I was wishing for a place similar to a coworking space to be present here in Taft. Life here is really challenging especially if you have super long breaks (at least 6 hrs). And you do not have a place nearby to stay. I was lucky then because I live nearby.
Spending your long breaks just staying inside the school vicinity could really drain you. You may feel pressured with all the tasks at hand. It may shock you. You’ll feel tired and eventually, look for a place to chill and recharge.
Back then, the only thing closet to Uni Lounge was cafes. And speaking from experience, it drained me even more or just made me lazier.
What’s Uni Lounge?
Basically, it’s a space where you can study, work (for freelancers, entrepreneurs, etc) and chill at the same time. The place located near universities and colleges along Taft Avenue. It’s most accessible to students from De La Salle University (DLSU) since it’s just in EGI (Taft Tower).
It is a clean, comfortable and cozy (for me) place where you could meet up with your friends, catch up with your colleagues or have meetings with your clients. Alongside those that I have mentioned, you get to have access to the internet, unlimited coffee and snacks, numerous charging outlets for your gadgets.
How can you study/work/chill at the place?
Luckily, I won their promo wherein you’ll just have to share the photo and make sure your post is public. I even invited my friends to join since I know that the place is great. So yay for the first free hours!
Before they even opened, I saw a little bit of the inside of the place. I was in EGI days before their opening and got really curious about it.
If you want to try it out, here’s the price range:
- For the first three (3) hours, Php 150 (USD 3.11)
- For additional hour/s, Php 50 per hour (USD 1.04)
- For meeting rooms (up to 6 pax), Php 300 per hour (USD 6.23)
- For six (6) hours, Php 250 (USD 5.19)
- For unlimited stay (I’m guessing from their opening until closing), Php 350 (USD 7.27)
To be honest, I’d rather stay here than in any cafe. Why? For Php 350, you could stay already from 7am ’til 3am (the next day) and have unlimited coffee! Unlike in cafes, some would just limit your stay for around 3 hrs and that would still depend on what you order. I think, that’s quite abusive since most of the people who would go there are students who are living on an allowance.
Rules and Regulations
Every establishment has their own set of rules and regulations to follow. Of course, people must be conscious of their decorum and how they act inside the space. I noticed with young couples is that they love to do PDA. Sometimes, it’s cute but sometimes it’s not!
- No Smoking
- No Vandalism
- Reduce Noise (Of course, respect the others who are doing something.)
- No PDA (Hallelujah!!)
- No Corkage Fee
- Food and Drinks (Food is allowed except if it smells. If you’re looking for an example: those are tuyo, daing, galunggong, bagoong. Or, fried fish, seaweed paste and the like)
- CLAYGO (which stands for Clean As You Go; a rule that has stuck with me since 2009)
2nd Floor Rules:
- No Vandalism
- No Shoes Allowed
- Food and Drinks (Only snacks and bottled drinks are allowed.)
For the drinks, they have barako coffee and you may do your own coffee since they provide powdered coffee, sugar, and creamer. Complete with a stirrer and cute mugs!
Personally, I like their rules. Why?
Vandalism makes a place look dirty especially if what was placed were disgusting words, puns or inappropriate illustrations. I’ve witnessed a place which was one of my faves turn into my least fave place to go here in Taft. Smoking can seriously kill you and others have allergies which make them instantaneously sneeze when they smell even just when you pass by. Noise is a big distraction especially to the people who are focused on finishing something. It could disrupt the flow in your system. PDA is somehow self-explanatory. CLAYGO instills discipline in whoever practices it. I attest to that!
Those are just simple rules that I hope people will follow and do. Even if there are people who could wash the glasses or serve you food, always remember to appreciate their efforts to make the place more comfortable for you.