"Simply the cleanest hostel, and best organized place I have..."
February 7, 2016
Located in heart of Manila
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||9.3 Km|
|Nearest airport||Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)|
|Distance to airport||6.3 km|
With comfortable budget accommodations and personalized services, guests can find a uniquely immersive and local experience at Lokal Hostel. Hospitable services and basic amenities provide an easy-going stay for guests. Vibrant frescos by respected street artists can be found in each room and along the hallway, welcoming guests to an alternative home-away-from-home experience. Its covered rooftop offers a panoramic view of the neighborhood and the ambiance of the city’s bustle.
Located in the colorful Poblacion district of Makati City, Lokal Hostel is at the heart of one of the fastest and most exciting developing neighborhoods. Guests can enjoy easy access to various cafés, bars, and restaurants. In such a city district where every corner awaits something new to be discovered, Lokal Hostel is a perfect base from which to get the most authentic and cultural experience in Manila.
"It's budget friendly for our group of 6, staying for just 2nights."
May 21, 2017
"Price is quite affordable."
June 3, 2018
"Third stay here and the staff is always helpful and on point!!"
December 11, 2018
"Good location, plus decent value for money."
December 22, 2018
"Local is a good base for that."
June 3, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
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Affordable. Great location. Helpful staff.”
Pros: - Location is great, many good restaurants are around and malls are in walking distance. - Staff was helpful. We were lucky to meet the owner there, he took us around and introduced us to some historical places. Cons: - We booked a private double room. It was small and had no door or curtain to seperate the shower room inside. So a person lying on the bed can see the other taking shower, and that was really awkward. - Water was weak. In the last morning there, I gave up with the tap and brushed my teeth with bottled water.
Cheap but I moved elsewhere”
Stayed here a few nights in a single room with shared cr. The good: it was the cheapest private room I could find in the area at £10/night and the staff were friendly, located close to bars and the such, free water refill and use of kitchen, and air con in the room was effective. The bad: they couldn’t find me a blanket/sheet to cover myself with for the first night, no towel (even in private room) unless you pay to rent, WiFi hardly worked for me, never had toilet roll in the loo, some doors to the toilets didn’t lock, didn’t feel comfortable in common areas as girls who seemed to be there a lot (other guests? Local?) would just shout “hey baby” at me and touch me if I walked past, lack of security means “massage girls” followed me into building (although not all the way into the hostel). I mean it’s literally on the road of the red lighting district so maybe I should have expected some of this. I didn’t feel unsafe, just uncomfortable at times, but the room itself was fine and the staff were nice!
You get what you pay for.”
I booked here cause I needed A place to shower before heading to the office after playing tennis. I requested for early checkin and I did get a response that it was approved. When I got there at 12:30-12:45, the guy at the reception said I can’t check in early. I said that’s fine I really just need to shower. They let me use the bathroom but man, when I got there it was sooo dirty. I showered went to the office and I never went back.
The best example of "Ýou get what you pay for"”
Yes. They are cheap. But just like what they say, you get what you pay for. This Hostel offers minimal facilities and because it's existing for quite some time now, it is somewhat not maintained. Room? enough space Beddings? good but not that clean Closet? none CR? Neat. but No water at night. Also, only a translucent plastic sheet/curtain serve as the door Aircon? Yes. Fridge? None. Wifi? only at the lobby. Food? No cafe/resto (but there are nearby stores) Lighting? enough. But the "living/receiving room" is dark. Towels? Not for free. Cheap? Yes. Recommended? Somewhat.
Relaxing and Welcomed”
its a very good place, the people who stay there and the staff are all very friendly. especially one of the female staff on my 1st day arrival during afternoon, she gave me very clear direction on how to go to MOA. The young guy worked during the night also gave me clear instruction of going to batangas. The area around it are full of pubs and entertainment places which is fun to watch. Thank goodness its not a quite street because going solo trip to a country i am not familiar with quite streets is the last thing i want. over its an awesome place to stay just for resting and chilling. i will definitely going back that place for my next trip.
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.
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
Good place; stay here”
I liked Lokal. You are completely safe here even though you are surrounded by the unsavoury characters of the nightclub zone. Good staff. Laid back atmosphere. Better prices if you book through Agoda than if you just walk in the door. The toilet seats are askew. Doors do not always close properly. Hot water showers are in short supply. One shower has a heater that doesn't work. Recommend you get up early and use the hot shower that does work. I stayed for about 10 days. At first, I booked for just one day to see if I liked the place. I did. Then I extended another three times. There is a strong message there.
Great deal -- don't miss it.”
I was looking for a low-cost bed and Lokal was exactly the sort of pace I was looking for. For example, the toilets work, but not very well. the showers that promise hot water don't always deliver. The CR was not well cleaned. There is no place in the shower to put your razor and shaving cream. But so what? I found a half-price deal for the bed on Agoda. The mattress is soft. And no one has stolen my stuff. I'll take that any day of the week.
Hi Jan, We work closely with Agoda to ensure that our guests have access to good deals and comfortable stays, glad that you could take advantage of it. Thank you for the pointers that you provided, we are currently in the process of improving our facilities to offer a better service to everyone... If you keep staying with us you we will be able to show you results very soon :) Paolo Operations Manager
A refuge in chaos”
Lokal Hostel is in the heart of the nightclub and strip bar area of Makati. Madness and noisy at night. But as soon as you walk through the Lokal doors you feel at peace. The noise outside doesn't exist. If you want to enjoy the craziness outside and then find a refuge from that craziness, this is the place for you. The facilities are basic, but that's exactly what I expected. no surprise there. The mattresses are soft and the linen is clean. It has everything you need to be comfortable. I extended a couple times.
Hi Jan, Thank you for your review, glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please come back again the next time you are in Manila, you are always welcome at Lokal. Paolo Operations Manager
Its a hostel.”
It was clean and in a great location. Price was great. Used it as a stop over to the airport and was not disappointed. If I ever need just a bed and clean, friendly surroundings, I'll go here a gain.
Hi Thomas, Thanks for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again the next time you are traveling through Manila :) Paolo Operations Manager
Good place right on P. Burgos”
Lokal as it's name suggests is at a premium location right on P. Burgos which can be both a blessing and a curse. Those seeking a more quiet stay would do well to stay a little bit away from the nightlife focused P. Burgos area. The Hostel itself is a smaller place with a cozy common area making it easy to hang out and meet other travelers. The facilities are adequate but not stellar. Shower is shared among dorms and not the best. They do have a very nice rooftop area that is great for relaxing with a book or having a drink in the evening.
one of the best hostel in Makati”
great hostel, everything is fine there but one thing I did not like - air conditioning. It was too badly cold and i was sick for a week after stayed there. Seems there is only 2 options to use it : on and off, no temperature control. This is bad, but the only bad thing. Thanks
Red is Lokal”
It has a complete kitchen. A lot of 7e and Family Marts. Surrounded by entertainment places. Red is there to help you. 24-7 he said. Oh. Red is the name of one of the staff there. 2 things though. Pillow is too soft. Almost useless. And mattress kinda hard. Gave me body aches. Maybe they made a pact with the massage parlor downstairs? Hehe
Correspondence of the staff is great. Five minutes and access are good by car from an Manila airport. The best location that can go to a shopping mall and all facilities even on foot. The room is clean,wide,then this hotel is newly in Manila for backpacker hotel and is comfortable. The wifi connection is good,and the cheapest in a hotel of the Makati I think. I love this hotel so much!
This Hostel is a Biggest Joke!!! ”
Just speechless because of disgust and disappointment.
Whatever, here is excellent!”
Cheap but clean, supportive staff and perfect surroundings. There are two pubs downstairs, for girls to be safe, enjoying music and beer there. Many good restaurants are near. Convenient to visit tourist spots.
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.
Hello Lilac! I am very glad you found your comfort zone in our hostel. It is indeed the central district our Poblacion. A stone throw away from the convenient store, bars, restaurants, malls and transportation. Btw, did we mention to you; you can rent our rooftop for a private party? I hope all is well and thank you very much for staying with us. =)
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..
Hello Jolly, Thank you for pointing out our flaws. We made a major revamp on our bathrooms and facilities in the last 2 months and added extra house-keeping to look after things inside the hostel. I do hope you can reconsider staying with us again and we promise to deal with all the complaints of our guest. Cheers!
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...
Hello Dinh, I am sorry for the inconvenience of your stay. We will look into this matters and see what else we can do to improve our customer experience better in the near future. Thank you for giving us a try and I hope this never happens to you again in your next lodging. Cheers!
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.
Hello Charmaine. Thank you for the testimonial. 2 months ago we just added additional house-keeping that will clean from morning until late evening. We have weekly schedules that will assess things to clean as well as proper scheduling of unloading of trash bins 2-3 a day. I hope you will still consider booking again in the near future. Cheers!