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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   636 Gen. Malvar St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #7 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Manila
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

Room ( standard) was big and clean, not noisy at all, and the WiFi was powerful enough. Yes, windowless, but I hardly noticed since I wasn't there during the day . The location is a big plus in my opinion; In Malate, shops, restaurants, bars around. Area is ok (never felt unsafe). Much better than MAbini street. Good value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really central location with many delicious restaurants around. The area is vibrant but not the cleanest. Hotel was good value, we had a pleasant stay in general. However, the room has no window to the outside and the wireless net isnt stable.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This hostel is a sister hostel/hotel to the Las Palmas hotel on Mabini St. in Ermita and just a couple of streets away. The Malvar looks small from the front but is surprisingly large on the inside, it is a converted mansion, At first look you would think this hostel was only recently opened, in fact it is seven years... More 

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Allan G, First of all, the team of Malvar Hostel would like to thank you for the informative review you have shared to our fellow travelers who are looking for a place to stay in Manila. We are so overwhelmed by the kind words and comments telling us how great was your recent stay with us. Thank you for... More 

Kawasaki, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of days. Although the area is know as a busy district, this one is quite hidden and thus provides a nice atmosphere to relax on. The place is also not so pricey compare to the other hotels in the area.

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Teru29, We would like to thank you for your time sharing your comments during your stay with us. We are happy to know that you had a good stay with us. You are right that we are located in a busy district of Manila and thank you for the appreciation on our location and rate. Thank you and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Malvar Hostel gave me a good value for money. Everytime I visit Metro Manila, I check in to this place. They offer doscounts and service is excellent. Hotel staff are polite. Rooms are clean and convenient for short and long stays. Room service is good especially on terms of cleanliness. The place is strategically located and safe. Its more peaceful... More 

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Nashrene R, We would like to extend our thanksgiving on the very good rating and comments you have shared with everyone who will be able to read this review. It is so great seeing how good you have described the location, the area and most importantly the staff and affordable rate that we can provide to our valued guests.... More 

Davao City, Philippines
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Near Robinsons, Mcdo, Ministop. Staffs we're very accommodating and approachable. It's indeed affordable. Room was fine. atmosphere is peaceful. I had a great stay 😊 and I'll surely recommend this hostel for others to stay.

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Nikka C, We are pleased to know that you had a great stay with us. Your review will surely give a good picture in choosing a place to stay here in Manila, Philippines. The high rating you have given us is another good point that will help travelers for Malvar Hostel an options. And most of all, we thank... More 

Manila, Philippines
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is our go-to place for hotel accommodation whenever in Manila. Lovely rooms, excellent bedding (very fluffy pillows that comes with nice comforter & blanket) - will definitely give you a very good sleep. Real nice ambiance and interiors around the hostel (it has the rustic feel but modern). It's clean and the staff are just wonderful. They are pleasant... More 

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Dan V, We would like to thank you for the good review you have shared about Malvar Hostel. We are in aim to provide an accommodation with excellent service at all times and offering the best value for money. Rest assured that we will maintain the best practices for our guest comfort as 'we care'. We hope to see... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Having stayed in afew hotels in the Ermita and Malate areas over the last 8 years .Malvar " Hotel "is a nice surprise. Value for money. Hallways and staircase leading to the !st floor is anice work of art. Convenient location to restaurants,,malls, airport and entertainment centres ( Mall of Asia Arena, Cultural Center of the Philippines etc. Will always... More 

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Fredkilos, We are very glad to read wonderful words about Malvar Hostel for your feedback on your recent stay here. These made us inspired in everything we do to endlessly provide the best service and offers for our valued guests. And what make us more grateful is that knowing you will consider us again on your next visit. For... More 

Robina, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Malvar Hostel is a lovely little hostel in the middle of Malate. Unfortunately, it is also centered in the middle of the red light district. Western men who have hired Filipino women are a regular occurrence in this hotel, and there are people sleeping and children begging on the streets everywhere. However, the hostel itself was lovely. Our room was... More 

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Greetings from Malvar Hostel! We really appreciate the positive feedback about our property. We would like to thank you for sharing your experience during your stay with us. We hope that you will be considering our property again in your many visits in Manila. We look forward to see you again! Sincerely, Elliessa Maclang-Marantan Hotel Online Supervisor More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It has been a value for money "hostel within a hotel " with a superb location and a very competent staff, with these it's a home away from home. Though there was a confusion about the inclusion of our package booked online thru Expedia it has been smoothly sorted anyways.

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Maxie O, Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay at Malvar Hostel. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed it. Rest assured that we will continuously provide the best service we can. We do hope that you will come back again and choose Malvar Hostel on your next visit. Again, thank you.... More 

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Address: 636 Gen. Malvar St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Malvar Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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