Good 6.1
Based on 320 reviews

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About Swagman Hotel


This basic accommodation in Manila is one of the most preferred hotels for tourists due to its affordability and accessibility for the past 30 years. Also an alternative to pricey hotel rooms in the Philippine Capital, the property is conveniently located in the city center and provides a guesthouse ambience which is perfect for the busy business traveler or recreational holidaymakers. Guests can reach the airport within half an hour, while the US Embassy is right across the street. The Swagman Hotel is a great place to spend a few nights while guests figure out what to see and do in the Philippines. Additional services at the hotel include immediate access to the airport and various businesses as well as commercial and leisure establishments. For a comfortable hotel that won't break the bank, Swagman Hotel is your answer.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Airport transfer

Food & beverage

  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Tours

On-site facilities

  • Family room
  • Elevator
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Check-in [24-hour]

Business & money services

  • Photocopying
  • Printer
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The hotel arranges complimentary roundtrip airport transfers. Please note that guests are required to provide their flight details at least 3 days prior to arrival by email to Agoda Customer Service at

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Distance to Airport: 6 km
Number of Rooms : 57
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
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Recent customer comments

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  • Cleanliness 5.3
  • Facilities 5.4
  • Location 7.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.3
  • Service 6.1
  • Value for money 5.6
  • Food/Dining 6.6

michael D.
United States
July 30, 2016
really wanted to give a good review
I flew in and wanted to spend most of my trip in. I used fly the bus ...great service back and forth....on tiime and my. Last. Night I stayed at is a dump ...bed was hard as. A one would wait on me in the restaurant...2 customers 6. employees....all clueless.... Told. The front desk when checking in I would use. The free service to the 2:54. I go to the lobby.. front desk says. ...can I help you...yeah I am here for. The. Shuttle to the airport....oh no sir. ...they left....really...never. again

John D.
United States
July 21, 2016
A work in progress
have been staying here 25 years and it has been deteriorating. Recently purchased, the new owner is doing some things that are really interesting and show great potential, but there were roaches in my room, some kind of larvae in my bed and the ham and cheese sandwich I ordered had minuscule ham or cheese. I expect it will improve but I won't go back to find out

Florence P.
July 20, 2016
best in Ermita
Been using Swagman for over 30 years. still dependable.

James C.
July 12, 2016
Over all everythimg was very good ecept the first room which was not comfortable and had cockroacihe
This is a good hotel well centralized, with a pleasant athmosphere and comfortable rooms. Hotel management was friendly and helpful.

Peter C.
United Kingdom
June 29, 2016
Much better now
Since my last visit in 2014, SWAGMAN, has undergone renovations, which has improved the hotel immensely. The rooms are still basic, but much cleaner and tidier. They have a decent menu and the bar is open 24 hours! However, the breakfast could do with improvement by keeping it hot. By the time I was ready for mine, it was luke warm to cold. It is much better value now, but I would prefer it as a stop over for a few days rather than long term.

Melchora B.
United States
May 25, 2016
Great to refresh after a long airplane ride.

John W.
April 27, 2016
No shower working. Told staff but nothing happen

cristine H.
April 25, 2016
Free pick up and drop
You don't need to worry for a ride to the hotel and back to the airport because they're there to provide you and it's free. Friendly, helpful staff. Good foods of course! We will back for sure!!!:)

Harumi E.
March 15, 2016
Poor communication in advance
It's no use to send inquiry e-mailas in English. It's her policy to ignore guest's inquiries.

Deane B.
United States
March 12, 2016
Not so good
Close to where we wanted to be
The hotel is walking distance from the Riza Park and Manila Ocean Park But the wifi connection is so poor even in the hotel lobby. Most of the staff are so busy talking to one another than making their jobs, the hotel and the restaurant is very tiny that soooooo hard to move or pass then the CA is not adjustable and hot. We had to ask to get our room clean. There is no shelves space to set your staff just in floor and the surprise is I saw 2 cockroaches.


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