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MNL Boutique Hostel

"My mattress was soft and the WiFi was excellent."

Jan - October 30, 2017
One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory MNL Boutique Hostel
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MNL Boutique Hostel

Valdez cor Santiago St. Poblacion, Makati, Manila, Philippines, 1210 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
SM Marketplace 60 m
A. Venue Mall 90 m
A. Venue Makati 90 m
MetroMart 150 m
WCHA Fashion Haus 170 m
Tribu Diwata 170 m
Seoulmart Co. Inc 230 m
Firefly Roofdeck 240 m
Century City Mall 250 m
Ringside 370 m
Nearby landmarks
Robinsons Place Manila 5 km
National Museum 5.64 km
Rizal Park 5.68 km
Quiapo Church 6.05 km
Fort Santiago 6.27 km
Manila Ocean Park 6.28 km
San Agustin Church 6.32 km
Casa Manila 6.35 km
Manila Cathedral 6.63 km
Intramuros 6.87 km
8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Located in heart of Manila

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

  • Safety deposit boxes

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center2.0 Km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportNinoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Distance to airport6.2 km

Rooms available at MNL Boutique Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.1
One bed in mixed dormitory
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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One Bed in 4-Bedroom (men only)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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One Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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One Bed in 4-Bedroom (woman only)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Shared Dorm, Men Only, Shared Bathroom
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    Bed in Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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      What people love about MNL Boutique Hostel

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Looked good with that brief stay."

        Walter

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        June 27, 2017

      • 7.2
        Very good
        Cleanliness

        "Clean, new and good price Cons;"

        Jon

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        May 11, 2017

      • 8.8
        Excellent

        "It was a decent place."

        Joshua

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        April 15, 2017

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      Room comfort score
      8.1/10
      Value for money score
      8.4/10
      Service score
      8.3/10
      Location score
      8.4/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.0
      Excellent
      519 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.9
      Facilities
      7.2
      Location
      8.4
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      What travelers say they love:
      Free simple breakfast is satisfying.
      Shaun from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      More about MNL Boutique Hostel

      More about MNL Boutique Hostel

      Well-positioned in Makati, MNL Boutique Hostel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Manila. Only 8.5 Km away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Museo Ng Makati, Alliance Française, Embassy of France, quiet corner of Makati City’s Tourist Center, walking distance to groceries, and just 1 kilometer from the central business district.

      Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience,guests can enjoy safety deposit boxes,power shower, tours, concierge, laundry service/dry cleaning, Wi-Fi in public areas with shared bathroom. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including games room,enjoying an impromptu game of sungka (a traditional Filipino game) .

      With an ideal location and facilities to match, MNL Boutique Hostel hits the spot in many ways.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      54 mentions
      Breakfast
      32 mentions
      Internet
      12 mentions
      Taxi
      7 mentions

      What they offer

      7.2
      Very good

      "If you go only for relax is great."

      Jon

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      May 11, 2017

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      Nearest essentials

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      Food and dining

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      Hizon's Cakes & Pastries
      5.4 km Filipino
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      Asian cuisine
      Seoul Galbi
      220 m Asian, Korean
      Chicken Charlie
      350 m Asian, Fast food
      Pagstop Lounge
      1.3 km Asian
      Chinese cuisine
      Chinese cuisine
      Chin's Express
      3.5 km Chinese, Fast food
      Hap Chan Tea House
      4.2 km Chinese
      Caffe La Lotte Restaurant
      4.3 km Chinese

      What's nearby

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      Reviews of MNL Boutique Hostel from real guests

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      8.0
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.9
      Facilities7.2
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality8.1
      Service8.3
      Value for money8.4
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      9+ Exceptional (119)
      8-9 Excellent (100)
      7-8 Very Good (131)
      6-7 Good (44)
      <6 Below Expectation (58)
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      Mar - May (95)
      Jun - Aug (117)
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      Dec - Feb (135)
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      8.3
      Excellent
      Yen from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

      Lovely place to meet people and make new friends”

      Atmosphere, comfortable bed, cozy common room

      I like my stay at MNL boutique Hostel. The Hostel was nice and cozy, clean room with cool decoration. There is a small kitchen and a common room with computer and wifi for internet access (the wifi didnt work in our room, tho). I arrived Manila with no plan in advance, however, thanks to the other travelers I met there, I had a pleasant trip. Good place to make friends, especially at the BYOB (bring your own beer)event held every night. There is a food market nearby the hostel where you can get local food, and plenty of bars across the street. It would be more appreciate if the hostel make up my room during my stay and give me more clean towels. Even though it was not a big deal for me, but come on, I stayed for 5 consecutive days and didnt have my room cleaned for once. And it would be more helpful if there are maps of the area/train station/Makati city/main tourist attractions available to give out for guess. I felt a bit helpless walking around such a big city without a map. The staffs seems to know very limited about their city as I didn't get good recommendations on what and where to eat; where, and how to go in and around Manila

      Reviewed April 22, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mary from Philippines
      Group
      One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      Stay and play at MNL”

      cozy, great location, friendly hosts, free wifi

      Located at the heart of the Makati business district, MNL Boutique Hostel is best for backpackers and travelers who don't want to spend on lodging but want a good night's rest after a day's adventure. The hosts are accommodating, warm and are more than happy to teach you your way around --whether it's just within the city or to your island of choice. Shopping malls and restaurants are all within walking distance. Breakfast is served til 10am, bathrooms are clean and bedrooms are spot on. A common room is available where you can hangout and meet fellow travelers and locals. Watch out for their themed nights and know why it's more fun in the Philippines! Feel free to play some music or bring your own booze or share your own travel stories. Stay and play at MNL

      Reviewed January 31, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Ahmad from Malaysia
      Group
      Twin Room
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2013

      best hostel/guesthouse ever! feels like home ”

      the minimalist concept and the cleanliness of mnl boutique hostel

      i must say that staying at mnl boutique hostel is my best experience while staying in manila. it's close to everything by walking distance.. food, entertainment and etc.. the owner, greet us with smile and she is so friendly and helpful. though the room is small but it still worth the price with the cleanliness of the bathroom and pantry. breakfast is fine with toast and banana. wifi connection is stronger at the lounge area where you can sit and relax or do some reading or even mingle around with other travelers.

      Reviewed February 18, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      milagros from Philippines
      Business traveler
      One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

      Immaculate white linens/sheets/towels smell good ”

      very helpful/friendly owners & staff; clean rooms; very accessible to where you want to go

      MNL Hostel, Makati City Philippines is a home away from home. The owners & staff are like family to all the guest. Willing to help/guide & very hospitable (serving complimentary drinks & tv time finger food for all the guest at the lounge. They make sure that everyone would feel personally attended to. Imagine with few Euros (8) one gets decent breakfast, good smelling clean immaculate white linens/sheets/towels that will be changed by their always accomodating,staff with plastered smile! Most importantly, the comfort rooms are daily clean & sanitized! Garbage are collected in each room religiously! what else can you ask for. And, yes, everybody are contagiously happy & sharing ... No wonder, there are consultants, researchers, filmmakers from different parts of the globe that checks-in for 1-2-3 months... I remember a French & an American who stays at MNL for 2 months. Filipinos who instead of driving back & forth daily to their countryside residence prefer to stay in MNL for 2-3 nights rather than go home during strong rains. So many things that can do one good at MNL!!!

      Reviewed July 29, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jacob from United States
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 9 nights in February 2013

      Excellent!”

      Staff, air con, community, location.

      MNL was a the perfect choice for Manila. The staff consisting of Red (Facilities Manager), Itoy (Security), Gonz (Good Times Manager), and the owners Salina and Micah were very friendly, inviting, and included the guests in many activities. Red did a really nice job keeping the hostel clean and socializing with guests. The location is also great. Close to the action on Makati, but just far enough away to get a good night's sleep (in the air con). The hostel is set up to encourage travelers to meet and chat, which always seems to be happening. Thanks for a great time!

      Reviewed March 06, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      Joan from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      It was BRILLIANT!”

      CENTRALLY LOCATED, AFFORDABILITY and HOSPITALITY

      I was very pleased to stay at MNL Boutique Hostel. Celina, Red, Gonz, Brix and Malla who worked and managed the Hostel had made my 3-day stay in Makati worthwhile plus the customers were pretty cool. The bed was comfortable and the price value of my stay was cheap and the place was very safe for me stay. I will definitely recommend it to my friends and will stay again on my next trip!

      Reviewed March 25, 2013
      8.7
      Excellent
      cameron from Australia
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

      Great Stay, Great Location”

      Location, Friendly Staff, Good Pricing

      Our stay at MNL was our debut for the Philippines and set a nice standard for decent budget accomodation. The location is one of the best parts about this nice little hostel. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and helped us plan getting to our next destination(which can be quite daunting at first). It has a great hostel vibe. We stayed in an AC room, it was quite noisy but you realise that it's normal for any hostel in a built up area. The room wash it's comfortable for the price, and in walking distance to great local food as well as insane boutique eateries. Checkout the 'Hole in the wall', only a block away from MNL on the top level of one of the many shopping malls in the area. It's a must!

      Reviewed February 02, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jan from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      Excellent”

      MNL in an unpretentious hostel in an excellent location in Makati. It's quiet inside even though there is a hustle bustle outside. My mattress was soft and the WiFi was excellent. For this price, I expected a cold water shower; I was delighted to find hot water! Other places charge for a towel while MNL provided a towel as a matter of course. The place could be a little cleaner, but for the price, I am not going to complain. My only complaint was the air conditioning. It was turned up far too high and I could not adjust it. That would have been OK if I showed up with a blanket, but I didn't. I couldn't sleep because it was too cold. I recommend you book a fan room if possible or take a private room and control the AC yourself. When I go to Makati the next time, I will buy a cheap throw-away blanket and book myself into MNL.

      Reviewed October 30, 2017
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Viktor from Slovakia
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      Great place to hang out in Manila”

      Cool bathrooms, top notch living room and amazing staff

      MNL is a fresh new place run by a young team which can deliver.All the rooms are on the small side but have everything you need. The beds ohh my god, the best beds i slept on for last 2 months. Staff is friendly helpfull and allways goes the extra step for the guests. To be honest we paid the cheapest price i could find in Manila through Agoda and got a good room with breakfast all the info we needed of Manila and lat checkout. The hostel kept our bags until we found where to store the rest and all for o extra money. The wifi worked in the living room and showers were amazing, imagine the water does run through all the holes of shower head, not like elsewhere

      Reviewed February 04, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Ivan from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 4-Bedroom (men only)
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

      Makati gem”

      Location, Staff Friendliness, Value for Money

      The key value of MNL is their staff performance and friendliness. Clean rooms and toilets/bathroom for any hostel/dorm standards. Breakfast provided but they're as simple as they can be, ample though. Wi-Fi available but can be improved, non the less, free wi-fi, can't argue with that. Day trips are arranged by staffs as well, keep an eye for those. Pleasant stay in Makati and might consider coming back if I am back in Manila.

      Reviewed February 19, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kay from Philippines
      Group
      One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      Prime location with great value, A+ staff”

      Central location, excellent staff, perfect for backpackers

      we stayed in mnl overnight and had the time of our lives! this is perfect for backpackers who are up for socializing and exchanging travel stories with other guests and the very friendly, youthful staff. the rooms are clean and the linen is hotel-grade as advertised. one major selling point is its prime location within makati. one can easily walk to major shopping centers and get a taste of manila nightlife too. will definitely recommend to friends who want to visit the philippines.

      Reviewed February 01, 2013
      8.3
      Excellent
      Kathleen from United States
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

      Great staff, great atmosphere. ”

      Staff, cleanliness,

      I had a blast at MNL. Originally planned to only stay for a couple nights before moving somewhere else, but I decided to stay at MNL. Great people, great atmosphere for meeting other travelers, the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. Located in Makati, a more up-scale city in Manila. Close to shopping, grocery store, and night food market. Pretty easy access to MRT, and relatively easy/cheap to get to Manila airport by taxi. Highly recommend for those in Manila, especially if you are interested in a chilled out environment great for meeting fellow travelers.

      Reviewed April 04, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Audrey from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      Wonderful hotel with clean interiors”

      clean rooms, separate toilet and shower rooms, WIFI

      I enjoyed my stay at the MNL Boutique Hostel. The rooms were very clean and there were lockers available for the bags. Separate toilet and shower rooms made it very convenient and its location is near restaurants, bars and convenience stores.

      Reviewed January 30, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Antonija from Croatia
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

      Best hostel in the Philipines!!!”

      Staff, clean, breakfast

      We stayed in MNL boutique 4 nights... Staff is great!!! Specially wonderful Joanne!!! They keep the hostel very VERY clean + breakfast is great! Nice area of Manila, we'll stay here again when we come back

      Reviewed February 01, 2016
      8.7
      Excellent
      Nima from Canada
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in August 2013

      perfect”

      cheap, clean nice

      my second time in a hostel. stayed there for few days. really nice and clean. very very nice and cool staff. it is the best cheapest option in Manila. overall it is perfect. it changed my idea about hostels. I highly recommend staying there. taxi to airport cost around 140 to 200 pesos. the rooms are around 500 to 600 pesos. it is close to bars and restaurants. I did not find Manila that interesting but it is a stop in Philippines for sure . MNL is a perfect place for a night stay

      Reviewed August 18, 2013
      7.7
      Very good
      Cristine from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 4-Bedroom (woman only)
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

      convenient and comfortable stay on a budget”

      location, cleanliness and comfort

      It was my first time to stay in a hostel in Makati and I'm so happy I chose MNL Boutique Hostel! I stayed in a 4-bed female dormitory on the 2nd floor and I had awesome roommates as a bonus. The restrooms and shower areas were clean and the room was comfortable. The continental breakfast spread was enough to fuel guests through the morning. It was a good experience mingling with fellow hostel guests which asked for directions and itinerary suggestions. I'd love to stay here on my next solo trip to Makati.

      Reviewed November 03, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      UENO from Japan
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in October 2013

      best choice for solo travelers”

      Hospitable staff, clean shower room & bed, It's cozy anyway

      I've been to Manila more than 50 times, It's best choice for budget solo travelers. hospitable staff, comfortable bed, clean shower room. When I'm in Makati alone, i always stay MNL Boutique Hostel..

      Reviewed October 14, 2013
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Ferdinand from South Africa
      Couple
      Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2013

      By far the best hostel I've ever been to.”

      Really clean, great atmosphere and awesome staff.

      The MNL Boutique Hostel is really clean and well maintained. Great fun, regardless of whether you want to spend the night out in town or just stay inside. Awesome facilities and friendly staff to help you anytime of the day or night.

      Reviewed October 11, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jess from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 4-Bedroom (woman only)
      Stayed 1 night in January 2013

      Modern dwelling perfect for on the go people”

      design,space,location

      Finally, a Hostel in Manila with equal parts style and substance! Location is perfect for going around the city and other areas within metro manila as Makati is an awesome start-off point for your daytrips! 2-5 minutes away by foot is a Complex with a wide array of dining options and a huge supermarket should you wish to buy groceries for food instead. lovely hostel, big enough for you to move around and the common area's homey vibe is conducive to making your nights with newfound friends even more comfortable.

      Reviewed February 08, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Hyunho from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      One Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

      Best Hostel in Manila”

      Stayed 4 nights at MNL Boutique Hostel. All facilities are clean, clean and comfortable, shared but private washroom & shower, incredibly friendly staffs Red, Rhey, Egss. Thanks!!

      Stayed 4 nights at MNL Boutique Hostel. All facilities are clean, clean and comfortable, shared but private washroom & shower, incredibly friendly staffs Red, Rhey, Egss. Thanks!!

      Reviewed July 11, 2013
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