The Ultimate List of the Best Hostels in Manila

List of the Best Hostels in Manila, Philippines : Updated for 2018

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Note: This article is updated in March 2018!

In this article you will find the; best hostels in Manila; best hostels in Makati, best hostels in Malate, best hostels in Santa Cruz; best hostels in Cubao; best hostels in Paranaque; best hostels in Fort Bonifacio – High Street.

Backpackers worry no more about how to find the best hostels in Manila. From north to south, this is a list where you can find the best hostels in Manila to stay and relax while not emptying your pockets. This includes prices, reviews, and locations. The best hostels in Manila have been chosen according to facilities, location, style, decor, unique features, and individuality, their overall ratings on review sites like Tripadvisor.

There are so many choices of hostels in Manila, and a bad one can put a serious downer on your trip, so we decided to help you find the best!

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SO HERE IT IS – THE BEST HOSTELS IN MANILA

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Best Hostels in Makati City

Z Hostel

PRICE RANGE: $11.63 ~ $31.45

LOCATION: 5660 Don Pedro Street, Makati, Luzon 1210, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: At first glance, it looks like a luxury hotel but you’ll be surprised at how the prices of rooms are affordable and perfect for backpackers and even businessmen. This hostel is our top and one of our favorite hostels in Manila. Aside from being located in the main city of Metro Manila, it is also a few steps away to famous bars and restaurants in the famous Makati City. SM, Glorietta, Greenbelt are all just one jeepney away! From the clean rooms to the rooftop bar that overlooks the city and serves cold beers, Cao, the owner personally meets up with his guests makes them feel at home. For these reasons and much more, Z Hostel is one of the best hostels in Manila.

The Good Shepherd Hostel

PRICE RANGE: $9 ~ $15

LOCATION: Unit B, 3rd floor, #37 Polaris St, Brgy Bel-air, Makati City. Landline: 8334736

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR  This Manila hostel is well known for their great rates and their awesome staff. They are nice and super friendly. Wifi is all also very good. The kitchen is open to all guests, walking distance to other bars in the main city as well as very near to stations. One of the best hostels in Manila for its spacious beds and very clean toilet rooms with daily room housekeepers. Locations are also excellent as famous shopping malls are near!

MNL Boutique Hostel

PRICE RANGE: $12 ~ $35

LOCATION: Valdez cor. Santiago St., Poblacion, Makati City, Manila

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR:  Staffs in this hostel are really friendly. If you are new to the city, they can even teach you how to ride a jeepney! With so many great new hostels in Manila, it takes the right blend of comfort, atmosphere, and originality to make it as one of the best hostels in Manila. A great and authentic hostel with great vibes of people and the facilities are clean and modern! 

Hilik Boutique Hostel

PRICE RANGE :  $12 ~ $38

LOCATION:  2nd Floor, #7844 Mavenue Building, Makati Ave., co, Makati City, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: Joining the ranks of the recent rise of boutique hostels in Manila, Hilik Hostel is good value for money. Everything is very decent, budget-friendly and well organized. The managers are incredibly helpful. It is also surrounded by classy nightspots and restaurants for the traveler who want to hit around the area of the city of Makati and feel the vibe of Manila! Free good breakfast is always a bonus too!

Makati Junction Hostel

PRICE RANGE: $12~ $42

LOCATION: Matheus Building Annex, General Luna corner Don Pe, Makati, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR:  Upon entering, this hotel welcomes you with it’s most awesome modern design, every little room of this Manila hostel is very classy and provides a little bit of everything, so you’ll feel lively and at home – it’s one of the best-designed hostels in Manila. They have a TV room if you wish to watch a movie, or simply just relax and watch the latest news. The kitchen is also very cute with colorful chairs, other areas are spacious, and the wifi is fast! 

Urban Hostel Makati

PRICE RANGE: $9~ $15

LOCATION: 5059-B P. Burgos St. Poblacion cor San Marcos st., Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR Located in the center of Makati City, it is highly recommended for budget friendly travelers and backpackers. It is close to the night market for people who want to chill at night and explore. This hostel is small but cozy, and everything is neatly in order. Staffs are reliable and super friendly, making it one of our favorite hostels in Manila!

Makati Apartelle Hostel

PRICE RANGE FROM  $12

LOCATION:  4411 Montojo Street., near cor. Chino Roces Ave., Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR Staff are welcoming, accommodating and friendly. This hostel is recommended for nightlife, restaurants, nd shopping and if you want to explore the city, it’s just a short distance away.

Lokal Hostel

PRICE RANGE: $11 ~ $18

LOCATION:  3F 5023 P. Burgos St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR:   Just a few steps away from the best in Makati city, this makes the best hostel in Manila list for its great artwork, super speedy wifi and clean rooms!  Aside from that, you’ll feel like you’re staying at a hotel but only for a very affordable price.  It’s also a nice place to meet a fellow travelers!

Our Melting Pot

PRICE RANGE:  $12~ $21

LOCATION:  4th/Floor Mavenue Building, #7844 Makati Avenue co, Guerrero Street, 1209 Makati City, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: This hostel is managed by young backpackers themselves, so they know from experience what it takes to be one of the best hostels in Manila! If you’re backpacking in the Philippines, this is one of our best place to stay!  Breakfast is one of their best highlight! It has many options to choose from! Rooms are also spacious staff are extremely welcoming! It is also very near to the market where you can buy fresh foods!

Our Awesome Hostel

PRICE RANGE : $9 ~ $20

LOCATION:  5756 ABBA Building, Kalayaan Avenue cor. Northboun, Makati, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR:  Near to The Fort, one of the best parts of the city,  this hostel has a nice rooftop view where you can also enjoy late night drinking! If you want to experience a taste of luxury hotels without spending too much, then this is one of our most highly recommended hostels in Manila. It has a good value for money and  great location. In addition to that, the staffs and owners are amazing people!

1 River Central

PRICE RANGE:  $11

LOCATION:  1109 J.P. Rizal Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, 1121, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR:  Nice Manila hostel in a very good part of town, this hostel is close to train stations, buses and jeepneys. If you want to explore the city, the staff from this hostel can also tour you by walking! Very friendly staff is always a bonus very good value for money!

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Best Hostel in Malate City

Pink Manila Hostel

PRICE RANGE:  $8~ $19

LOCATION:  2551 Bautista corner Don Pedro, Malate, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR : Lonely planet listed!  If you’re looking for a fun place to be, this place is your perfect hostel in Manila! Located at the penthouse level, with a swimming pool, gym, billiard table and hammocks if you just want to relax from the day. This has to be one of the most stylish hostels in Manila, and quite possible in the world! This hostel offers free computer and internet use. Located away from the city, you can still feel the friendly atmosphere here. There are some activities you can join in such as reggae party, pub crawl, etc. Nice place to meet fellow travellers and backpackers!

Where 2 Next Hostel

PRICE RANGE :  $10 ~ $19

LOCATION:   1776 M. Adriatico Street Malate, 1004 Malate, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR :  Close to restaurants and a shopping mall, Robinsons mall is only a few minutes walk! This hostel has great facilities such as kitchen where you can do your own cooking, comfortable beds and you can even pay online! It is a great budget option for hostel in Manila! It is very clean and staff are kind!

Makabata Guesthouse Hostel

PRICE RANGE : $11 ~ $17

LOCATION:   2218 Leveriza St, Malate, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: This Manila hostel is great for walking to wherever you want or for catching the trains. It is also located on a very local road so you’ll feel the ambiance of the locals. Dedication of the staff to their guests is incomparable. The rooms are spacious, good breakfast and good value for money for most hostels in Manila!

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Best Hostels in Santa Cruz

Red Carabao Community Hostel 

PRICE RANGE : $12 ~ $35

LOCATION: 2819 Felix Huertas Street, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR : Welcome to the 2014 Best Hostel in the Philippines award winner 🙂

This was an easy entry for the Best Hostels in Manila list – The Red Carabao is not just a hostel but definitely a community and very much like a family. If you want to enjoy the soul of Manila, then you definitely should stay at this place. This Manila hostel is located far from the business centre so you’ll feel homy once you step in. Breakfast is good, close to 7/11 and a public market where you can buy basic necessities and due to it’s location, this hostel is a haven of calm and tranquility!

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Best Hostels in Cubao

Happy Turtle House Hostel

PRICE RANGE STARTING FROM:  $10

LOCATION:  66 9th ave. corner main ave. brgy, Socorro Cubao, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR : This cute and homely hostel in Manila is quite new but very clean and has nice facilities, it also a 3-minute walk from shopping and dining options at Araneta Centre and SM. LRT and MRT stations are also close.  It comes with great security, rooms are not full of beds so there’s bigger space for your stuff and the lockers are a big too. Wifi is free!

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Best Hostels in Paranaque City

Purple Tree Bed & Breakfast Hostel

PRICE RANGE : $24 ~ $28

LOCATION: 35 Presidents Ave., BF Homes, Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s relatively close to Manila International airport and SM shopping mall and other restaurants so it’s conveniently easy to grab a bite. Rooms are incredibly cozy, clean, simple and with a swimming pool. It’s suitable for a relaxing get away for yourself or for you and your love ones!

Lions Den Backpackers Manila

PRICE RANGE: $9 ~ $24

LOCATION: 22 Roxas St, South Admiral Merville Park Village Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: Everything you want from one of the best hostels in Manila and more. It is very close to the airport, staff are friendly.  This hostel is a perfect place especially for backpackers! It is nice and clean, when you go out the vicinity, you can find many basketball courts where you can play with the locals and feel the vibe of Manila. It will surely make your stay incredibly fun!

Cozee Monkey Backpackers Hostel

PRICE RANGE : $8 ~ $11

LOCATION: 22 Roxas St, South Admiral Merville Park Village Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: Cozee monkey hostel is one of the few quality hostels in Manila that you’ll find close to the airport.  Friendly and helpful staff that can help you if you have any request or questions and they can make you feel at home. It’s also budget friendly and has good music while having beers, big bathrooms and relaxing roof top!

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Best Hostels in Fort Bonifacio

The Fort Budget Hostel

PRICE RANGE : $9 ~ $21

LOCATION: Kalayaan Ave. cor. Limbo st., near EDSA, The Fort/Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Manila, Philippines

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Manila?

FAMOUS FOR: Located at the main bursting city between Makati and The Fort, this hostel is very accessible and convenient. Best enjoyed at night, if you wanna chill out then guests can socialise and enjoy the best skyline view of both cities. Rooms are clean, location is great and good value of money!

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This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. Do you own a Backpackers Hostel and want to be featured in our series? If yes, please us at [email protected] with SUBJECT: Best Backpackers Hostels List

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  1. I’m sorry but you have missed out Pension Natividad in Manila. Affordable rooms, a lot of backpackers (local and international) come here + the food is absolutely delish! This happens to be one of the pioneers of the hostel industry in Manila, I don’t know why they are not on your list… most of these suggestions are way too expensive to be classified as a hostel, but hey, maybe it’s your own marketing strategy. Cheers Mate.

  2. I might sound old fashioned or Kuripot but all five of these hostels seem too expensive or over priced to be considered hostels. When I think of budget accommodations in S.E. Asian countries I think of rates from $5 to U$20+

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      There is actually a vast number of places to choose from in Manila. We’ll try to find more cheap but decent places to stay and might add them to this list. Thank you Bill! 🙂

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