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MNL Boutique Hostel

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Valdez cor. Santiago St., Poblacion, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this hostel to absolutely anyone and everyone. My boyfriend and I were vacationing in the Philippines for Chinese New Year as we are both foreign teachers on a budget. We spent time in Boracay and then spent three nights at the MNL Manila hostel and had the best time. First off the staff are amazing. They are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hostel between flights, service was not the most friendly but the hostel was clean enough with plenty of bathrooms, dorms are cramped with not much room for your belongings although there are lockers for valuables

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Ellen F, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at MNL Makati. We are disappointed with your experience, rest assured that we have reminded our staff to be at their friendliest when assisting all our guests. Your opinion is important to us and your feedback on our service is well appreciated. Should you have any... More 

Biggera Waters, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here for 2 nights, checked in midnight however so getting into bed putting bags down in the dark was hard, especially if your on the top bunk lol. But first I must say this is the first time I stayed in a dorm and it awesome hahaha, They have chargers there a light if you need it. Breakfast is... More 

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hi simo200sx, Appreciate the review! We are glad to know that you had a good first experience in staying in our dorm. Thank you for appreciating the comfort of the dorm rooms and the breakfast that we offer. It is important to us to keep a good atmosphere at MNL and we are thankful that our staff is cool and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at MNL a number of times between trips around the Philippines and I can't thank the staff enough . They were always friendly and welcoming with lots of useful information about the city and also helping to make travel arrangements . I left luggage here which they kept really safe and were always happy to let you hang... More 

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hi jquiogue, Thank you for choosing to stay with us when you visit Manila! We appreciate you for leaving us a review. We are happy that you like the friendliness of our staff, the overall cleanliness of the hostel and enjoy the atmosphere at MNL. Thank you for trusting us. You are welcome to stay with us anytime, and please... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The rooms are TOO small they feel "packed". If you are on the lower bed, you cannot sit on your bed before you go to sleep or when you get up 'coz your neck will surely break unless you slouch. There is NO HEADROOM! I'm just 5.5 ft (168cm) so I can't imagine the situation for those who are taller... More 

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Richard O, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad that you appreciate the help of our staff, the breakfast and the cleanliness of MNL. We are disappointed by your experience and we apologise. Our dorm beds are designed for quality sleep and not sitting inside. This helps us encourage our guests to... More 

Richmond, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

From the planning stage of my Philippine trip, I had already considered staying in this hostel as I've read really great reviews around the web. It's hard not to be curious about the place, so I booked it, and being a first-timer in staying in a hostel, I was excited. When I arrived, it didn't disappoint. I checked-in late at... More 

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Don M! Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think of MNL Boutique Hostel Makati! We are glad that you trusted the reviews online and decided to book us and most importantly enjoyed your stay! We truly are thankful that you appreciate the different works of art around the hostel. It was done by different... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This hostel converted the house to be hostel and only 2 floor. the room is quite small , firm mattress and window air con. The shared bathroom is just ok and not quite clean. The staffs was quite helpful. WIFI is not good in some areas especially at my room:)

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Winn W, We appreciate your effort in writing us a review. Our rooms all differ in size and A/C type. All room types have 8-inch hotel grade spring beds, very firm as most backpackers prefer. :) We are glad to know that our staff was able to help you. Thank you for your comment about our restrooms, it is... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have stayed a couple of times in this hostel. Location is convenient. Nearby lots of restaurants/coffee shops. Only 15 min walk to Ayala malls. Taxi to airport 130-200 pesos, do not pay more than 200 if going to the airport! First, don't book the private rooms, because they are not worth it. Really tiny: you have only a bed... More 

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hello sbch1, Thank you for taking the time to give tips and write us a review. We are glad and thankful that you chose to stay with us a couple of times. Thank you for appreciating the cleanliness of our shower and toilet rooms, it is important to us that the hostel is well kept and maintained tidy at all... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Good wifi coverage, clean rooms and shower and staffs were helpful. Price was reasonable too. Will definitely stay there again! Free breakfast provided from 7am to 10am. Met lots of new friends there and enjoyed my stay. Went on group outings together!

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Aceyfox, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We at MNL are always happy to help our guests. Thank you for appreciating our room rate, free WiFi, clean rooms and shower rooms. We always make sure that our rates are reasonable and backpacker friendly. Yes, free breakfast is included from 6AM to 10AM. We are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Loved our stay. Really friendly and knowledgable staff which is exactly what you need in a city like Manila. Breakfast is basic but more that adequate. Showers are great (better downstairs). Rooms are a little pricey for a hostel. Great place to sit outside and share a beer with other travellers. Perfect welcome to the country.

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France M, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Smileydude, We appreciate you for taking the time to write us a review. Thank you for acknowledging the hard work of our staff. Our team has taken note of your comment about our prices. Our room and bed prices have remarkably decreased since last year. Having said that, we make sure that our rates are backpacker friendly and reasonable... More 

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