Manila's top-rated hostels, according to Hostelworld

Users of hotel booking site Hostelworld rate some of Manila's best budget accommodation, some with a pool and all with free Wi-Fi


Bahay Kubo Hostel, from P377 (about US$7.50)

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Rating 9.5
Location 1717 Maria Orosa Malate, Manila
Features A 1949 heritage house converted into a hostel. Quirky tropical themed furnishings and colorful bedlinen. Has beds in mixed dormitories and a 6-bed private ensuite bedroom for P3,600. 

Cozee Monkey Backpackers Manila, from P405

 

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Rating 8.9
Location  3 Ephesus Street, Corner Bethlehem Street, Multinational Village, Paranaque City, Metro Manila
Features Has beds in mixed dorm-style rooms, ensuite, a choice of fan and airconditioned rooms.

1 River Central, from P400
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Rating 8.8
Location 1109 JP Rizal Guadalupe Viejo, Makati
Features A 30-bed backpacker hostel, offering mostly mixed dorms and privacy curtains for bunk beds. Shared toilet and shower. 

The Good Shepherd Hostel, from P400

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Rating 9
Location Unit B, 3rd Floor, Wang Mart Building, #37 Polaris Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
Features The youngest hostel in the Our Melting Pot Hostel family. Has an all-female dorm and mixed dorms. Near the red light strip.

Makati Apartelle from P1083 for a private room with kitchenette

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Rating 8.7
Location 4411 Montojo St. near Chino Roces Avenue and Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Features One-bedroom units for single or double occupancy with private hot and cold shower/bath, kitchenette and living-room area.

Z Hostel Philippines, from P649


Rating 8.9
Location 
5660 Don Pedro Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Features Perhaps the best hostel accommodation in Metro Manila. It has 30 rooms in total, with eight private rooms, two all-female dorms for six, and 20 mixed dorms.
Read Archipelago's independent review of Z Hostel.

Lions Den Backpackers Manila, from P332


Rating 8.8
Location 22 Roxas St, South Admiral Merville Park Village Paranaque City
Features This two-storey house with a garden and swimming pool has eight rooms—two private rooms and six dorm-style rooms.  It's located in a gated residential subdivision four kilometers or about an hour's drive from Makati City, depending on traffic.

Note: Hostels are listed in no particular order, using ratings shown on Hostelworld's website as of press time. Ratings and prices may change. Visit Hostelworld.

Published February 17, 2017