Lokal Hostel
Lokal Hostel
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"Decent price considering the excellent location."

Jan P.

October 17, 2017

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Lokal Hostel

Excellent location
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Very good
From 288 reviewsSee what guests said
7.4
  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

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7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 5 hours ago
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Double Private Room with Bathroom
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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6-Bed Dormitory Air Conditioning Room Shared Bathroom
6-Bed Dormitory Air Conditioning Room Shared Bathroom
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
Twin Room (Private Bathroom)
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Private (Shared Bathroom)
Twin Private (Shared Bathroom)
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  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Single Fan Room
Single Fan Room
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  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory Fan
Dormitory Fan
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  • 10 m²/108 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Private (Shared Bathroom)
Single Private (Shared Bathroom)
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  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Guestroom
Guestroom
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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4-Bed Female Dormitory
4-Bed Female Dormitory
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  • 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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"The staff were very courteous and very helpful."

Reviewed February 18, 2017

Sarah J. from Philippines

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Nearest essentials

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What to eat nearby

Filipino cuisine
Filipino cuisine
Vatel Restaurant Manila
3.4 km Filipino, French, Mediterranean
iBread
5.1 km Filipino
Hizon's Cakes & Pastries
5.6 km Filipino
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Chicken Charlie
160 m Asian, Fast food
Seoul Galbi
180 m Asian, Korean
Eat Now
310 m Asian, Korean
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Hap Chan Tea House
3.9 km Chinese
Chin's Express
3.9 km Chinese, Fast food
Caffe La Lotte Restaurant
4.6 km Chinese

What they offer

"Great value for money, helpful staff, very clean."

David from United Kingdom

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What's nearby

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Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (288)
7.4
Cleanliness6.9
Facilities6.4
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.9
Value for money7.8
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10.0
Exceptional
Lilac from Philippines
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory Air Conditioning Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Affordable hostel in a good location”
The staff were accommodating. There was TV in the common room. There's a kitchen and a fridge we could use. There's a rooftop place where you can chill overlooking the busy city buildings. If you don't mind this place being in Burgos Street, this is a good place to stay considering it's near certain spots in Makati.
Reviewed September 07, 2018
6.0
Melvin from Malaysia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory Air Conditioning Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 10 nights in August 2018
Once a great spot BUT not anymore!!!”
PRO: The Staff are Awesome! Dwight, Sam and others are Outstanding! CONS: EVERYTHING is old and outdated! The walls need paint, the floors need resurfacing, the bathrooms need updates, the kitchen needs renovating the beds/rooms are old etc. The owner needs to add additional staff to managed the hostel. The current staff though outstanding cannot save this hostel without help. The owner also needs to invest money into the hostel to bring it up to current standards.There are more options that are neater and cleaner and cost just a little more than Lokal Hostel. The internet connection is horrible! Often the connection would require resetting because of no connection sometime 45 minutes or more. Finally, I have stayed in thousands of hostels located around the world and this is one of the worst I have stayed in by far. The owner should be ashamed that he charges for guests to stay here. The Staff deserve a better owner considering how hard they work to maintain this hostel!
Reviewed August 20, 2018
4.4
Jolly from Philippines
Solo traveler
Dormitory Fan
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Horrible.Needs a whole new upgrade!”
Pros:-great staff,kitchen facilities,24 hrs access. Cons:-very noisy,very dirty,poor WiFi signal,
Reviewed August 15, 2018
5.2
Jolly from Philippines
Solo traveler
Dormitory Fan
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Focus on cleanliness and Facilities please.”
Well you got what you paid for. Cheaper yes but you have to settle with the Dirty rest Room, dirty room, even toilet bowls and electric fan are damage. When it rain outside be ready to encounter some basins inside also. Another thing is the shower Room, damage door and not good water supply. I'm stating more on the facilities and cleanliness. Staffs are friendly and trying their best to clean the facility but yeah, I recommend the management to change some of the fan and improve facilities specially the restroom part. No matter how the staffs tried to clean it, can't do anything with the old showers and bowls in there. Oh and yeah, even the kitchen lol you can't locate where the bad smell location is. Thank you..
Reviewed August 15, 2018
4.8
Dinh from Australia
Solo traveler
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in August 2018
Not worth your money !!!”
The worst hostel I have been stayed , my mistake ever !!! Booked for 5 nights but just stayed 2 nights Bz I cant stand it !!! Room is small and bathroom is smelly Cockroach in the storage ,bugs on the bed Not provide towels , bath Matt is dirty The shower water is super super weak :/ Pillow is too soft to sleep ,blanket is thin like bed sheet Air-con is very loud , nearby is bars and sclubs so very noisy at night time !!! No safety box, nail on the door lock is loosing...
Reviewed August 11, 2018
7.2
Very good
Apelgans from Russia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory Air Conditioning Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Very good”
Не работают краны в душе. Отсутствуют полки и вешалки в душе. Неудобно. Сломана раковина течёт вода из трубы в туалете. Бардак. Нет дисциплины. Проходной двор. Шумно. Хостел в запущенном состоянии.
Reviewed August 11, 2018
6.4
Good
Carizza from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Private (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Budget friendly hostel”
I availed the private room with shared bathroom. The aircondition was good but there is no wifi inside the room and the bathroom was not clean ☹️ The place is also surrounded with bars so expect to have loud sounds around 7pm onwards. I had a hard time sleeping because of the party sounds outside.
Reviewed August 03, 2018
4.4
Charmaine from Thailand
Solo traveler
4-Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
The hostel is not clean and not taken cared of”
This is a shame because I stayed there before and the place was promising. But this time it seemed that the owners has stopped caring and the place is very dirty. I hope they can re-evaluate and revitalize the service and the hotel facilities.
Reviewed July 16, 2018
4.8
Vinicius from Brazil
Solo traveler
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Definitely not a good hostel”
Very dirty bathrooms, the room was very hot and smelly, there were cockroaches everywhere, even on the side of my bed, there was no interaction with the people of the hostel, no internal activities, etc. Definitely not a party hostel, or even a young vibe. I would not recommend the place to anyone. The only good thing was the staff. They helped with all the information that I needed, my baggage and they were very nice and helpful. Besides that, the hostel is pretty bad. Pay a little bit more and go to a nice hostel with a better vibe.
Reviewed June 18, 2018
Hi Vinicius, Thank you for your review. We give our best to make our guests feel welcome and it means a lot to us when someone lets us know that our staff are helpful. With regards to dirty bathroom, Our housekeeping staff cleans all of our common areas regularly throughout the day, but sometimes it is difficult to keep up when it comes to shared facilities that are in constant use by several people. We appreciate your feedback and we assure you that we will pay even more attention in the future! I hope that you will visit us again the next time you are back in Makati! :) Pat
Responded July 13, 2018
Lokal Hostel
8.8
Excellent
Jan from Canada
Couple
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
Good base while looking for a job”
I stayed there while approaching employment agencies in the area. Local is a good base for that. Price is quite affordable. Worth going to.
Reviewed June 03, 2018
Hi Jan, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Take care! :) Pat
Responded June 15, 2018
Lokal Hostel
8.0
Excellent
Xuan from Vietnam
Group
6-Bed Dormitory Air Conditioning Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2018
Good location for night activities, good budget”
Hostel is located on 3rd floor at a crowded street, there are so many bars, pubs, restaurants as well as mini markets around. The room was ok, bath room was too small, bed room was clean but pillow was supper soft, too soft to sleep. Anyway, it's enough for short stay for us.
Reviewed April 17, 2018
Hi Xuan, Thank you for your review :) We are really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Lokal and that you had a good time in Poblacion. Please visit us again the next time you are in town! Pat
Responded June 15, 2018
Lokal Hostel
8.4
Excellent
Gerald from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Fan Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
Great”
Great if you are looking for a cheap but clean hostel that is near the city.
Reviewed April 11, 2018
Hi Gerald, Thank you for your review and for choosing lokal. We're looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hostel. :) Pat
Responded May 18, 2018
Lokal Hostel
6.4
Good
Serge from Canada
Solo traveler
Twin Private (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
Very helpful staff.”
I rented a private room so to me it was fine. The place is very friendly.
Reviewed March 28, 2018
Hi Serge, We appreciate your positive feedback about our hostel. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. If you’re traveling to our area again soon, don’t hesitate to call us :) Pat
Responded May 18, 2018
Lokal Hostel
6.4
Good
Lisa from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
4-Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Good”
Ok stay with communal area, needs a bit of a clean in the bathroom. Staff are quite friendly and was alright for a few nights.
Reviewed March 03, 2018
Hi LIsa, Thank you for your review! Our housekeeping staff cleans all of our common areas regularly throughout the day, but sometimes it is difficult to keep up when it comes to shared facilities that are in constant use by several people. I hope that you will visit us again the next time you are back in Makati! :) Pat
Responded March 07, 2018
Lokal Hostel
7.6
Very good
Lisa from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Very good”
Good communal area where you can cook, although my room was right next too it so could be a bit noisy sometimes. Staff helpful on where to go, transportation etc. However I think the bathrooms could do with a bit of a clean.
Reviewed March 03, 2018
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your review. We give our best to make our guests feel at home and it always feels great to know that we succeeded! Our housekeeping staff cleans all of our common areas and shared bathroom throughout the day, but sometimes it is difficult to keep up when it comes to shared facilities that are in constant use by several people. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you will visit us again soon! Pat :)
Responded March 03, 2018
Lokal Hostel
4.4
Joe from United States
Couple
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
Above a loud bar. Incredibly noisy. Refused to refund us remaining nights.”
Generally nice staff, unbelievably noisy. Very loud bar on the floor below. Another across the street. Dirty rooms and common area. Killed a roach in the room. Booked four nights. At 11pm the second night asked to be refunded remaining two nights, as they did not disclose noise when we booked. Was asked to wait till am. In am still wouldn’t answer. Finally by noon was told they would refund one remaining night only. Don’t be fooled by the art. Would never, ever stay again. If you’re out drinking till 3 or 4, go for it. Otherwise there are many better places for the money in the area.
Reviewed March 01, 2018
Hi Joe, Thank you for taking the time to let us know what went wrong during your stay. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. Poblacion, where our property is located, has a very public identity as one of Metro Manila’s red light district. In the last few years more and more respectable establishments moved in, attracting crowds of locals and travelers. We are proud to be part of this wave that is changing Poblacion into a hub of nightlife and street arts, although there are some things that we cannot control like noisiness, we understand that the character of the area is not for everyone and we are truly sorry that you were upset by it. As of cleanliness, I assure you that rooms are cleaned daily by our professionally trained housekeepers. But sometimes it is difficult to keep up when it comes to shared facilities that are in constant use by several people. We appreciate your feedback and we assure you that we will pay even more attention in the future! Pat
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Lokal Hostel
7.2
Very good
Trang from Vietnam
Couple
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
Basic room with basic facilities”
I stayed at the double room with AC and private bathroom. Pros: - Room: Room is clean, and so is the bathroom. There is really nothing much to say about the room, because we just stayed at the room for sleeping and taking shower. - Staff: staffs are friendly and helpful - Location: I researched about where I wanted to go before booking (Intramurous, BGC,...) and the hostel is located at the middle of those destination, so it was very convenient to travel around. Active nightlife around the hostel is a plus point. Cons: - The price is quite high for a basic room like this. Also the room had a smell that I did not like. It was not exactly smelly.
Reviewed February 28, 2018
Hi Trang, Thank for your review, we are glad that you had a good time at Lokal and we appreciate you letting us know what went wrong. We provide budget accommodation but also pride ourselves in offering good value for money and friendly, helpful service to all our guests to make sure that they get the most out of their time in Manila ;) Pat
Responded March 03, 2018
Lokal Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Kris from United States
Solo traveler
4-Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
Exceptional”
All good here
Reviewed February 16, 2018
Hi Kris, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating! I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to having you again as a guest in our hostel :) Pat
Responded March 03, 2018
Lokal Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Germaine from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 5 nights in January 2018
They need to put some humidifier or air purifier in their bunkbed (mixed/fan) room”
Some guests (foreign nationals) don’t practice proper hygiene. They smell bad that your only option is to cover your nose while your inside the room or even when you’re sleeping.
Reviewed February 09, 2018
Hi Germaine, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating! Actually we have some humidifier placed under the beds but we will replace it and buy a better one instead. I hope you will visit us again the next time you are back in Makati! Pat :)
Responded March 03, 2018
Lokal Hostel
6.8
Good
Jonathan from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2018
Ok”
Ok for just a night
Reviewed January 31, 2018
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