The 4 Best Hostels in Manila, Philippines

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It's home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison. No stranger to hardship, the city has endured every disaster both human and nature could throw at it, and yet today the chaotic metropolis thrives as a true Asian megacity with skyscrapers, malls, and plenty to do. As well as outstanding sightseeing, visitors who put in the effort will discover its creative soul - from edgy galleries to a lively indie music scene. Combine this with a penchant for speakeasy bars, artisan markets and single-origin coffees, it's clear to see Manila's not only one of Asia's most underrated cities, but one of its coolest. There are plenty of things to see and do in this city, and, luckily, there are also several cost friendly accommodations to help you enjoy your stay here too.

How much do hostels in Manila cost?

Average Dorm Price $10 ($4 to $14)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $32 ($10 to $110)

A comfortable and fun hostel with lots of amenities

Dorm Bed: $6.89
Private Room: $17.26
Overall Rating: 86%
Lions Den Manila is the nearest hostel to International and Domestic airports.

Their goal is not only to accommodate people but to make each guest feel at home. The property is only 2 kilometers away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and is located in the middle of the international and domestic airports. It is only 4 kilometers away from the city center inside a residential/gated community. The hostel is inside a unique, local, Filipino designed house that has a large communal area, swimming pool, beer pong, card games, dart boards, Netflix, Xbox, karaoke, bike for rent, skateboarding, table tennis, tattoo artist on call, air conditioned rooms with fans and comfortable beds, and much more. Linens are included at no charge and towels are available for hire.
22 Roxas St South Admiral Merville Park Village Paranaque City , Manila, Philippines,

A social hostel with a great atmosphere overlooking the city

Dorm Bed: $8.21
Private Room: $18.25
Overall Rating: 77%
Pink Manila is located in the 'penthouse' floors of a house in the center of Manila that has a pool, gym, billiards table, bar, panoramic terrace view of the entire Metro in every dorm room, hammocks on the rooftop, super friendly staff, and much more. Opened in December 2012, the Pink is the biggest backpacker secret in the Philippines. It is a great place for backpackers looking for a fun place with an amazing view of the city, unlimited cold beer and mixed drinks available, and good atmosphere. The hostel can sleep 32 between three different dorm types (8-bed AC coed, 8 bed AC female only, and 16 bed fan only coed), and a limited number of private rooms with variable bed sizes. All dorm rooms, unless otherwise noted, come with direct balcony access, panoramic views of Metro Manila, closet lockers, ceiling fans, and ensuite bathrooms. Deluxe rooms are equipped with nightly air-conditioning. The Pink Manila is located in a lively college neighborhood along the Malate backpacker alley and nearest Makati City. It is a 5 minutes' walk from Vito Cruz LRT Station, while jeepney buses and taxicabs are abundant day and night. Cheap, local eats are within close range as are travel agencies, laundromats, and banks. Travel time to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is about 30 minutes in moderate traffic.
2551 Bautista corner Don Pedro Malate , Manila, Philippines,

A lively, social hostel in the city center, surrounded by nightlife

Dorm Bed: $7.26
Private Room: $23.21
Overall Rating: 87%
Z Hostel offers 124 beds plus a world renowned Roof deck Bar that has a great view of the city and a 24 hour Cafe. The hostel is located in the hip and multi-cultural street of Don Pedro in Barangay Poblacion. The hostel is a hot spot for amazing events every night from its Local and International Artists. Z hostel has 30 rooms and 124 beds, this is the biggest and only luxury hostel in the Philippines. There are numerous events happening at this hostel, with a bar/cafe, game room, theater room and 2 rooftops for your convenience. The staff is fun, informative and friendly to help provide you with a truly memorable experience. Z Hostel has four dorm types available - 6-Bed Female, 4-Bed Mixed, 6-Bed Mixed, and 8-Bed Mixed. They also offer private rooms that can accommodate 2 people. All rooms come with reading lights, spacious lockers w/ electrical outlet, en-suite bathrooms w/ hot and cold showers, and air-conditioning units. This hostel is located in a prime spot in Makati City, walking distance to popular bars, restaurants, night clubs and malls. Makati is known for its exceptionally multi-cultural lifestyle and for its reputation as a major entertainment center. Tours can be arranged in house from the hostel to nearby attractions as well as assist in booking your trips within the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. Linens are included with your stay, but towels must be either rented or brought from home.
5660 Don Pedro Street Makati , Manila, Philippines,

A comfortable, award-winning hostel in a great location

Dorm Bed: $8.85
Private Room: $18.77
Overall Rating: 89%
The Good Shepherd Hostel is the youngest sibling in a hostel family and has been twice recognized as the Best Hostel in the Philippines. The hostel site is a few step away from the red light strip. It is not a luxury hostel or a boutique hostel, but it is designed to make you feel at home in Manila. It is enriched with elements that make for meaningful backpacking experience: 24/7 staff to attend to your needs, spacious rooms with A/C, comfy pillows, hotel-grade mattresses, and hot-and-cold showers. They have dedicated housekeepers who keep the place spic-and-span. The dorms feature double-stacked, custom-built single bunk beds, secure locker (bring your own padlock), and reading light. Ladies may opt for all-female ensuite dorm. Linens and Parking are included in your stay and towels are available for hire.
Unit B, 3rd Floor, Wang Mart Building #37 Polaris Street, Bel-Air, Makati City , Manila, Philippines,

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