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Manila Bay Hostel

Unit 402, BelAir Apartment, 1020 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Manila Bay Hostel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed in the hostels twice in 2011 and 2012.booked again in 2013 but was told by the booking agent that the hostel has been closed (a day before my trip!!). The room is simple with private bathroom and aircon. The bathroom was okay, enough to satisfy your needs. The air con was slightly noisy and I have to use a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

150 PHP from Airport - in a white metered taxi. We only stayed here for 1 night, before our flight out of Manila. We had copied the travel directions from the internet and had no trouble finding the place. The front door is opposite a car parking area, to the left of Chowkings Chinese. This entrance was closed when we... More 

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Berkeley, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Wilson - the owner of this "hostel" is very kind on sms, but we never met him because he works at his other hostel. His staff at this "hostel" (rooms off a corridor with a common bathroom and no common room or kitchen) can't be bothered. We checked in at 19:00 on 24 Dec and immediately found cockroaches -- about... More 

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

No signage what-so-ever so incredibly difficult to find. We had to ask around multiple times in the neighborhood while children kept coming up asking for money. There's not even a sign on the door or building or anywhere, it's as if the owner doesn't want you to know where it is. So stupid. The lights were always off in the... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I stayed at Manila Bay Hostel with my daughter. Although we didn't get the private room we originally reserved by email, the dorm room was quite okay, clean, quiet, & the bathroom had hot shower. their staff were nice too, especially Rex. I liked the location too -near Rizal Park and the Manila Ocean Park. I would recommend it to... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

I was traveling with a friend and we were both very dissatisfied with Manila Bay Hostel. We did not receive the room we booked, were offered a dirty dorm room instead of the private room we had reserved. Cockroaches in the bathroom and dorm rooms, felt security was low as well. As an avid traveler with much experience in hostels... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Manila Bay Hostel is surprisingly good due to best location across street from Manila Bay & Rizal Park, few minutes walk from historic Intramuros, right in the entertainment center of Ermita & Malate. Simple, nothing fancy, but safe, clean, good sleep. Most other places in Mania seem overpriced compared to this place.

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

I stayed only a night before leaving Philippines so I am not sure if the location is ideal (however is in the central areas suggested by lonely planet), extremely clean guesthouse (this is not an hostel, no common space, so it’s just for sleeping. Rooms are basic and can be rented for 12 or 24 hrs (perfect if you want... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

This room is fine if you used it as we did. we arrived into Manilla from Singapore at 21.40 at night and then departed to Caticlan on the 10.00am flight the following morning. We had a bunk bed room, right next to reception. The aircon was noisy, but cool (most importantly) and the beds were relatively comfortable and clean. Tthe... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010

Spent 2 nights there in May 2010. Room included: a double bed, windows that didn't open or close, curtains, a plastic stool, and an air conditioner. No table / shelves / drawers / cupboards. Basically four walls and a bed. The service was okay. Bathrooms were very crumby and not too clean. Location was good, near Rizal park and Intramuros.... More 

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