Lokal Hostel
Lokal Hostel
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9.2
Exceptional

"Decent price considering the excellent location."

Jan P.

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October 17, 2017

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What guests are saying:
Terrace is awesome and the staff helpful and cool.
gregor from Slovenia
Couple
Room very clean and comfortable and value for money.
Intan A. from Malaysia
Couple
Simply the cleanest hostel, and best organized place I have ever stayed
Julieta from United States
Couple
Very affordable
Jibson from Philippines
Group
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.
Germaine from Philippines
Solo traveler
Right in the middle of liveliest part of the city. The staff were super friendly and accommodates reasonable requests. They even invited all guests to join their Christmas party. That was fun!
Christine from Philippines
Solo traveler
This was my first time for me in the Phillipines , the location is good, close to buses, and the jeepney. Staffs were really helpful, hostel was clean and i would definitely stay here on my next trip.
Shatheesh from Malaysia
Couple
It was awesome. Totally recommend this place for solo travelers, especially for girls.And for those who love shopping, it 's near most of the best shopping malls in the city. staffs are very helpful. Love it :3
Thuy from Vietnam
Solo traveler

Lokal Hostel

Excellent location
- Inside city center
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7.3
/
10
Very good service
7.8
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center9.3 Km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportNinoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Distance to airport5.7 km
  • Located in heart of Manila

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7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 4 hours ago | 6 travelers are looking at this property right now
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Double Private Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 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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  • Room size: 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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  • Room size: 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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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Single Fan Room
Single Fan Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory Fan
Dormitory Fan
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  • Room size: 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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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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4-Bed Female Dormitory
4-Bed Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Single Air Conditioning
Single Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Dormitory Air Conditioning
Dormitory Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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What people love about the property

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Nice hotel with facilities and the staff is very helpful."

    Marc

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    September 3, 2016

  • 8.0
    Very good

    "Very friendly staff, clean and spacious room, complete amenities."

    Jed M.

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    July 18, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional

"The staff were very courteous and very helpful."

Sarah J.

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February 18, 2017

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Nearest essentials

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What to eat nearby

Filipino cuisine
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iBread
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5.6 km Filipino
American cuisine
American cuisine
Bacolod Chicken Express
2.0 km American, Asian, Filipino
Wild West Roadhouse Grill
3.1 km American
Shakers
3.5 km American, Asian, Filipino
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Chicken Charlie
160 m Asian, Fast food
Seoul Galbi
180 m Asian, Korean
Eat Now
310 m Asian, Korean

What they offer

8.4
Excellent

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

David

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April 3, 2017

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Agoda Reviews (346)
7.3
/
10
Cleanliness6.7
Facilities6.2
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.8
Value for money7.8
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8.8
Excellent
Yau from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in January 2019
Clean budget hostel ”
I was there just for a couple hours because of odd flight hours. I find the staff helpful and the facilities quite clean.
Reviewed January 13, 2019
3.6
Reynaldo from United States
Solo traveler
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Terrible place”
You have to rent towels, noisy, bathroom was utterly useless for the single room, flimsy door and lock. Someone's children was playing in the hallways unattended and banging on the walls. Avoid as much as possible.
Reviewed November 20, 2018
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
9.2
Exceptional
Willow from Vietnam
Solo traveler
4-Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2018
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.
Reviewed October 22, 2018
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
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
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!
Responded October 03, 2018
Lokal Hostel
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
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!
Responded October 03, 2018
Lokal Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
Jake from Canada
Solo traveler
Single Fan Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
Awesome staff great people ”
Third stay here and the staff is always helpful and on point!! Sam big shout out
Reviewed December 11, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Jan from Thailand
Solo traveler
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 4 nights in October 2017
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.
Reviewed October 30, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Jan from Thailand
Couple
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
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.
Reviewed October 22, 2017
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
Responded October 26, 2017
Lokal Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
Jan from Thailand
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory Air Conditioning Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2017
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.
Reviewed October 20, 2017
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
Responded October 23, 2017
Lokal Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Shaun from South Africa
Solo traveler
Single Private (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
Value for Money Budget hotel - Good location ”
Hotel is situated in the lively part of Makati. Walking distance (about 10 mins) to Greenbelt. It's also close to Century Mall, although I didn't visit the mall this time. I booked the single room with shared bathroom (Room 6) the room is situated on the noisy side of the property, so I didn't get a good rest but upgraded to a single room with own CR which was much nicer. The Hostel is what you would expect of any hostel, although I did find the rooms to be clean and management was friendly and helpful especially around my request to upgrade room at a small fee. I would recommend the property for any budget conscious traveler that wants to be close to CBD.
Reviewed October 17, 2017
Hi Shaun, Thank you so much for your review! Feedback from our guests is very important to us and it is always a pleasure for us to know that we managed to make someone happy. So sorry that the noise from outside bothered you on your first night... Unfortunately it can happen in a busy and lively nightlife area like Poblacion, but thanks for approaching our staff about it! We really want to make our guests' stay more comfortable in any way we can. Century Mall is just a short walk away, same as Power Plant Mall in Rockwell, with Greenbelt, Glorietta and Bonifacio Global City just a bit farther. With Makati CBD so close and lots to see and do right on our doorstep, we always have guests asking for suggestions because they're not sure where to start from... Lucky for them we know our way around pretty well ;) Please visit us again the next time you are in Manila, we are looking forward to hosting you again! Paolo Operations Manager
Responded October 20, 2017
Lokal Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Sara from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
4-Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Great location and staff! ”
I would definitely recommend Lokal Hostel whilst staying in Makati, Manila. The location is great, close to local amenities, the hostel is very clean and the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, I enjoyed my stay here.
Reviewed July 13, 2017
Hi Sara! Thank you so much 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 they enjoyed staying at Lokal. Please visit us again the next time you are in Manila! Paolo Operations Manager
Responded July 14, 2017
Lokal Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Lewis from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Private (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
Awesome place in a crazy area”
The Hostel itself is full of great people and run by dedicated workers. I had a blast here and the only complaint I have would be that at night it does get a little bit annoying having kids try and pick your pocket. Other than that this place and the rooftop area is pretty sweet.
Reviewed May 23, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Sergey from Thailand
Solo traveler
Twin Private (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
one of the best hostel in Makati”
clean, stylish, fun
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
Reviewed January 13, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Halmi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bed in a 4-Bed Fan Room (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
Red is Lokal”
Great location. Friendly staffs. Clean room.
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
Reviewed December 11, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Hiroto from Japan
Solo traveler
Twin Private (Shared Bathroom)
Stayed 1 night in May 2014
Awesome”
location,cheapest,staff
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!
Reviewed May 21, 2014
4.4
Jolinda from Philippines
Couple
Double Private Room with Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
Cheapest among the rest but you have to bear the consequence”
Pro's: The hostel is just a walking distance to the office we had our job interview (downtown area) Con's: It was not worth the price. No free towel, shampoo, soap. The bidet is not working. It's near night clubs so expect that the room is noisy. Security and safety of the place is questionable, anyone can get inside and the door lock is not that secure. But since the hostel is in downtown Makati, this is the cheapest place to stay but you have to bear with the quality and comfort. Anyway, we survived our 2 nights since we were on a tight budget.
Reviewed December 18, 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
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!
Responded October 03, 2018
Lokal Hostel
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
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