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Malvar Hostel
Malvar Hostel
Malvar Hostel
Malvar Hostel
Malvar Hostel
Malvar Hostel
Malvar Hostel

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7.7

Very good

192 reviews

192 reviews

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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.95 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Suburbia

100 m

Firma

130 m

Castro at Firma

130 m

Sonata

140 m

Bed

140 m

Popular landmarks
Robinsons Place Manila

380 m

Rizal Park

1.3 km

Manila Ocean Park

1.6 km

National Museum

1.6 km

Fort Santiago

2.1 km

Closest landmarks
My Adonai Gym

40 m

EUROTEL

200 m

Kei.ko KTV Bar

240 m

Hyatt Casino Parking

280 m

Remedios Circle

300 m

Malvar Hostel

636 Gen. Malvar St., Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1004 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Malate part of Manila, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Intramuros.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Manila

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

450 meters to public transportation

390 meters to Robinsons Place Manila

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Manila every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportNinoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at Malvar Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Junior Suite Double
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Room
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    DOUBLE PANORAMIC
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      Deluxe Plus Double Room
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        Studio Economic
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          Villa
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Malvar Hostel?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Malvar Hostel?

            Malvar Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 1200 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Malvar Hostel has a car park available for guests.

            Is breakfast offered at Malvar Hostel?

            Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 250 PHP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

            What are my dining options at Malvar Hostel?

            Malvar Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Malvar Hostel?

            The closest train, metro, or bus station is Quirino LRT Station, 680 m away from Malvar Hostel.

            What restaurants are nearby Malvar Hostel?

            Malvar Hostel’s neighborhood is Malate which includes popular restaurants such as Aristocrat Restaurant, Century Park Seafood Restaurant and Max's Restaurant in Malate.

            What popular shopping places are close to Malvar Hostel?

            Malvar Hostel is located in Malate area which features shopping places such as SM Harrison, Harrison Plaza and Bahay Nakpil.

            What are popular attractions near Malvar Hostel?

            Malvar Hostel is located in Malate area, which is famous for attractions such as Manila Zoo, Roxas Boulevard and Malate District.

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            Property ranking|Compared to 4,005 Manila properties
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            Room comfort score
            8/10
            Room size
            19 sqm.
            Location score
            8.3/10
            Service score
            8.1/10
            Better than
            98
            %
            of Manila properties
            Bigger than
            91
            %
            of Manila properties
            Better than
            90
            %
            of Manila properties
            Better than
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            Overall rating:

            7.7

            Very good
            192 reviews
            Cleanliness
            7.9
            Facilities
            6.9
            Location
            8.3
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            More about Malvar Hostel

            Malvar Hostel

            Wake up to the wonder of Manila with a stay at Malvar Hostel, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Sampling the authentic culture of Manila is easy with a stay at Malvar Hostel, just 2.5 km from Intramuros.
            The facilities and services provided by Malvar Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. Parking is always available, provided by the hostel for their driving guests.
            While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's tours. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
            Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Malvar Hostel. The hostel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hostel also provides guests with mini bar in some rooms.
            Malvar Hostel also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


            Dining and things to do

            Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hostel.


            Reasons to stay here

            This hostel's food and dining score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
            This hostel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 89% of accommodations in the city.
            Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

            Amenities and facilities
            Good
            Facilities

            6.9

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            11 mentions

            Internet

            5 mentions

            Breakfast

            4 mentions

            Taxi

            2 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Filipino

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Coffee shop
            • Room service

            Services and conveniences

            • Currency exchange
            • Elevator
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoking area

            Access

            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [on-site]

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Alarm clock
            • Daily newspaper
            • Desk
            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • Internet access – wireless
            • Non-smoking
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Shower
            • Telephone
            • Wi-Fi [free]
            Location
            636 Gen. Malvar St., Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1004
            Excellent
            Location

            8.3

            Airports

            • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
              7.5 km
            • Subic Bay International Airport (SFS)
              79.6 km

            Public transportation

            • Pedro Gil LRT Station
              470 m
            • Quirino LRT Station
              690 m

            Hospital or clinic

            • MMC
              330 m

            Shopping

            • Robinsons Place Manila
              380 m

            Convenience store

            • Ministop
              230 m

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              140 m 1 min drive
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Robinsons Place Manila
              380 m
            • Rizal Park
              1.3 km
            • Manila Ocean Park
              1.6 km
            • National Museum
              1.6 km
            • Fort Santiago
              2.1 km
            • San Agustin Church
              2.1 km
            • Casa Manila
              2.2 km
            • Manila Cathedral
              2.5 km
            • Intramuros
              2.6 km
            • Quiapo Church
              2.9 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • My Adonai Gym
              40 m
            • Suburbia
              100 m
            • Firma
              130 m
            • Castro at Firma
              130 m
            • Sonata
              140 m
            • Bed
              140 m
            • Fabulous Laundry
              150 m
            • Sanctuario Spa
              180 m
            • EUROTEL
              200 m
            • Malate District
              230 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 2-12 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until12:00

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee1200 PHP
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)250 PHP

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
            • Number of floors2
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 21
            • Room voltage220
            • Year property opened2007

            Reviews of Malvar Hostel from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            7.7
            /
            10
            Cleanliness7.9
            Facilities6.9
            Location8.3
            Room comfort and quality8.0
            Service8.1
            Value for money7.8
            High score for Manila
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (37)
            8-9 Excellent (37)
            7-8 Very Good (45)
            6-7 Good (37)
            <6 Below Expectation (28)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (51)
            Jun - Aug (19)
            Sep - Nov (42)
            Dec - Feb (72)
            All guests (192)
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            9.3
            Exceptional
            kenneth from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2009

            Malvar is (fairly) Malvarous”

            Very accommodating staff; large comfortable room (junior suite) for a small premium in price.
            Beds too firm for my taste

            I have stayed at 2 other hotels in this region of Malate - Pearl Lane and Bianca's. All are good but Malvar seems best in terms of location/room size/price. As others have mentioned hotel is close to mall, bars, cafes etc. I am paranoid about outside noise such as honking horns, karaoke etc, but the room was very quiet (A/C a bit noisy). Did not eat inside hotel during my stay. Helpful staff.

            Reviewed November 25, 2009

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Russell from Australia
            Couple
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in June 2011

            Excellent value for money accommodation”

            Attentive staff, clean, hot showers, good tv reception and reliable wifi

            the friendly staff met and greeted us with a welcome smile. the room and bathroom was clean, tidy and spacious. we had been traveling in palawan the week before and made do with shoddy wi-fi and tv reception and inconsistent hot water access. all was fine at the malvar hostel which i think was well priced.

            Reviewed June 25, 2011

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Stacey from Australia
            Group
            Junior Suite Double
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2009

            Quiet and friendly hotel”

            Very quiet and clean, great location and friendly staff
            Breakfast wasnt so great

            Although the cab driver was unable to find the hotel staight away, it really was in a great location. only minutes walk from banks, Robinsons Mall and remedios circle area, I found the location very safe, the staff extremely friendly and everything clean. I paid the extra money to stay in the Junior Suite - and I think it was worth is, as the normal rooms are quite small. while space is the main difference - it is worth it. I would recommend Malvar Hostel, and will hopefully be staying there again next time I am in Manila.

            Reviewed December 30, 2009

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            8.7
            Excellent
            RACHAEL
            Couple
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2010

            Classy Hostel”

            Friendliness, cleaniness, beautifully decorated.
            It will be good if they provide hair dryer. It's not a neccessity, just a suggestion

            It took quite some time to find this place actually, we walked & asked for directions and most ppl were not that helpful. By then, 4 of us were sweaty, dusty, tired and moody. I guess finally spotting that hotel can be compared with finding an oasis in a desert :D Much to our surprise, it was a cosy hostel, decorated like a hotel. Friendly staffs they have. In 10 mins, we were settled in our rooms. Furnished beautifully too with comfortable beds, a fridge, huge wardrobe, and clean toilet. Just what we need :) Did i mention that the hostel has lotsa sitting area, classy decorations. Certainly camera friendly too. It's very near to Robinson's Shopping mall. Just a 5-10 mins walk. So does transportation, LRT, MRT. Very convenient if u plan to travel to other sight seeing spots or shopping malls like sm mall & greenhill. We will be going back again, when we happen to be in Manila.

            Reviewed October 16, 2010

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            6.3
            Good
            Michael from Germany
            Business traveler
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

            best budget place in malate”

            great location, quiet, safe, excellent in room wifi

            Malvar Hostel is more a hotel than a hostel. It is right in the centre of the Malate nightlife district and yet very quiet, no music or street noise to hear. Unforntunately parts of the hotel are extremely noise on daytime. Right behind the rooms of the left side of the hotel is an open space which is used as a staff room. Hence you have from approximately 8 AM until lunch time you think you have people seating next to you chatting away, clattering with plates and listening to music. You can change rooms but there are only 2 rooms of the categorie superior deluxe, only those plus the more expensive suit come with refrigerators. So you have the choice between noise and fridge and no noise and no fridge :-( On the positive side though was the WiFi. I travel A LOT in Southeast Asia and depend on the internet. The WiFi in Malvar Hostel was the fastest and most reliable one i have had in many, many months.

            Reviewed March 28, 2011

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            David from Canada
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 5 nights in October 2013

            very comfortable stay”

            clean, hospitable staff, good location

            I found this hotel to be very good. It was decent price. Nice big clean rooms. The staff was excellent. Everyone was very kind and caring. The rooms are quite big. And the price is accomodating. The location is central to everything in malate. Good restaurants and massage near by.

            Reviewed October 23, 2013

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Ron from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Junior Suite Double
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

            Hidden Jewel”

            What a great hotel. Should be rated as 4 star. Only 4 years old and impeccable foyer and rooms. Full size bath, huge vanity and bathroom, king size bed , cable tv, good airconditioning, very helpul, happy and obliging staff whp speal English fluently. Nothing is a problem. Breakfast is normal for Asia, small with choice of American, Continental or Phillipino for 180pesos. Only 300 metres from Robinson's mall and about 30 minutes from Airport. Airport taxis will charge 700 peso but from hotel to airport is only 350peso. An absolute whiz of a hotel (not hostel) and very highly recommended.

            This is the best kept secret in Manilla. Absolutely a gem of a hotel. Don't be confused by the name. It is not a Hostel in any shape or form. The staff are delightful, the rooms are huge with king-size bed, cable TV, mini bar (reasonable prices)and immaculate housekkeeping. Fluent English speaking staff are a change in Manilla as most think they can speak but listening is usually difficult, not here. Breakfast is not included with the Junior Suite rate but as breakfast is only 180 peso it is worth taking this room at the same rate as a lesser room with breakfast included.Very highly recommended and rate as 4 star.

            Reviewed May 01, 2011

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Perla from United States
            Family with teens
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 5 nights in May 2010

            Nice Hotel”

            Clean, friendly & courteous staff.
            No window to outside (somewhat dark room), no breakfast with Agoda rate. Would have preferred a full-size bed rather than two single beds.

            We enjoyed our stay at Hostel Malvar. The room was clean and the property was well-maintained. The staff was friendly and very courteous. The air conditioner work well in the very hot weather outside. The hotel is close to Robinson Place (plenty of restaurants and shopping) and not far from the LRT, baywalk, and Rizal Park.

            Reviewed May 30, 2010

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Taichiro from Japan
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in January 2014

            Small but convinient hotel in city center”

            Good location, quiet room and supportive staffs

            This hotel is located in a busy district of malate but it's very quiet and peaceful inside the hotel. It's very conviniet that we can reach many shops and restaurants at robinsons manila in a walking distance. All of staffs were very friendly and supportive. i had a good sleep on a comfortable bed in a quiet room. we had some minor trouble wid internet connection during this stay.

            Reviewed February 28, 2014

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            7.3
            Very good
            Mark from United Kingdom
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Twin
            Stayed 1 night in November 2013

            hotel is great, but.....”

            good wifi in room, very clean throughout, very safe and secure

            Why is this place called a "hostel"? It is a good hotel worthy of 3 stars and at a price that is hard to beat. My gripe is....First day I did not book with Agoda, staff told me only room available was a very good room but more pricey than my first two options. I took it anyway then once in room I looked on Agoda and found they were advertising the cheaper rooms that I wanted and was told was unavailable. So next day I booked through Agoda, saved some money but was again told the type of room was unavailable so had to stay in twin and not double. I am pretty sure on both occasions the rooms I wanted were available as it never appeared very busy and I could see many empty rooms when they were being cleaned. So, a real let down on that side of things. But, it really is a great option if a good, clean, safe hotel is needed in Malate.

            Reviewed November 18, 2013

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Dale from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Twin
            Stayed 6 nights in December 2015

            Malvar Hostel Dec 2015”

            Location, Friendly & Helpful Staff, & Value...

            We have been Customers for three Manila Visits. This is our fourth stay and there ONLY issue we had were the 'Bed Bugs', which attacked the first night there. At first we thought the bites were Mosquitoes, which the Staff readily treated our room - #110. Later on we realized they were 'Bed Bugs' , of which Complete Treatment of the room needed to be made. We do hope the Management will read this and remedy the issue, before we return to Manila.

            Reviewed December 30, 2015

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Markus from Germany
            Business traveler
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 4 nights in May 2011

            Nice and clean hotel. Good Internet”

            Clean, Beautiful rooms. Very good Internet

            I stayed 4 Days. Internet was very important for me. Hotel is a good recommendation. Service available 24/7. Nice people. The rooms are beautiful. Absolutely quiet! The area around is, well..., downtown Metro Manila ... many bars, shopping facilities, cafes. It is not a beach resort but to my opinion absolutely worth its money. Especially when you need internet.

            Reviewed May 13, 2011

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Ederlyn from Philippines
            Couple
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

            a gem of a hostel”

            friendly and attentive staff; very clean and tasteful interiors; nearness to places of interest

            It was very good overall. The staff were very courteous and helpful. The interior was a pleasant surprise; you wouldn't guess from the lobby that the inside is very homey and tastefully decorated. Location was very convenient too. You could walk to the historic Malate Church, Robinson's Mall, and famous dining places (Aristocrat, Cafe Adriatico, etc). The breakfast though could be improved :)

            Reviewed January 05, 2015

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            alexander from United States
            Couple
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 4 nights in May 2010

            good hotel”

            very clean, reasonable minibar prices
            bed too hard

            very clean room, bed is a little hard and water in the shower is warm not hot. However, air conditioning is great, staff is very accomadating, and prices on minibar is very reasonable compared to other bigger hotels. Free Wi-fi is also an added benefit compared to bigger hotels that have a surcharge for it. Close to robinson's mall and pan pacific and hyatt casinos. not many additional amenities though, which i didnt need

            Reviewed June 14, 2010

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Ron from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Junior Suite Double
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

            Hidden jewel”

            Central position

            stayed in de-luxe room. only 2 blocks from robinsons mall and in centre of malate.staff very polite and rooms clean. only a small coffee lounge with limited meal menu, more like snacks and not cheap. the name hostel is mis-leading as it is a 4 star hotel and used for training hospitality staff so is always very clean.

            Reviewed April 20, 2012

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            8.3
            Excellent
            sophie from France
            Couple
            Deluxe Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

            Good value for money-very nice staff”

            Staff-location-clean

            Very nice and helpful staff, always smiling Good location in malate Clean basic room with hot shower and wifi However, no window in our room: always nice to have a window even if you don't spend your time in the room as a tourist.

            Reviewed December 21, 2014

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            kevin from United Kingdom
            Family with young children
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

            Nice clean place”

            near to the nightlife and close to Robinsons mall, rooms are big and clean
            i have no complaints

            I always stay here when am in Manila ,staff are friendly and polite.Hotel is close to the the night life if you want also mall is like 2 mins walk and other areas around are only a cheap taxi ride away

            Reviewed June 03, 2010

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            6.7
            Good
            Richard from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Junior Suite Double
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2011

            Good location, shabby rooms”

            Near the bars and mall

            Based near the Robinson Mall in Malate the hotel is also close to the numerous gay bars and clobs in the area. The staff are friendly and welcoming. There is no safe in the room but a secure box behind the front desk. The junior suite was large but in need of an overhaul. The bathroom cabinet doors were being held together by tape and there was mold on the back of the door. The room itself was clean and we slept well but could definitely do with a re-fit. However for the price it was OK and I would consider staying here again for the location.

            Reviewed October 12, 2011

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sherwyn from Philippines
            Group
            Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in January 2013

            A pleasant surprise”

            Spotless, excellent staff

            I was mightily impressed the moment I walked in. The staff were courteous and very helpful. The male attendant at reception eagerly helped us with our bags much to my relief. When we saw the room, I was just blown away. I didn't expect to have that at the price I paid. It was just an excellent stay. I was sad that we had to leave the next day. I will surely come back in the future.

            Reviewed February 08, 2013

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            7.3
            Very good
            Mandy from United Kingdom
            Group
            Superior Deluxe Double
            Stayed 1 night in March 2010

            Good inexpensive option for a short stay”

            Spacious rooms. Small hotel. Central in Malate.
            Breakfast not included.

            I only stayed one night but I have no compaints. Our room was clean and spacious. We were surprised it's actually a nicely decorated hotel and all rooms appear to be private, I'm not sure why it's called a hostel. I wish there was somewhere like this to stay in Makati - inexpensive and comfortable. It would have een better if breakfast was included, there is a small cafein reception to buy breakfast but we left early and didn't try the food.

            Reviewed April 03, 2010

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