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Malvar Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   636 Gen. Malvar St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a really nice place to stay clean and arty. Staffs are very helpful and nice. Neighborhood is not superb but Robinson's is nearby. Rooms are great and free wifi and many tv channels. Quiet and unassuming the interior public areas are very well laid out with historical quality art pieces.

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

Dear baronram, Greetings from Malvar Hostel! Thank you for such kind of comments you have extended to us. These words are music to our ears that keep us inspired to do are very best. On behalf of the entire team of Malvar Hostel, thank you so much for the positive review and for the very high rating given to us.... More

East End, Grand Cayman
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Have stayed in this area many times and slowly watched the room prices rise, so I looked around and found this place. It is NOT what I would call a hostel, as the name suggests, it is a nice hotel. Safe deposit box behind desk, tv in room, nice shower and decent beds. My only gripe was I could not... More

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

Dear markallanwainwright, Reading your review to start the year is very inspiring. We are very thankful that you have enjoyed your stay with us and for finding our property a nice 'hotel'--as what you have called it. As we welcome 2014, we are also excited to welcome you again here at Malvar Hostel in the near future. Sincerely, Elliessa Maclang-Marantan... More

Sherwood Park
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Nice staff, good central location, overall pretty clean but.... Wifi not easy to get working, and there's some sort of Karaoke bar adjoining it so it was the middle of the night before they stopped belting out off-key Celine Dionne numbers. The food is also pretty basic and the dining area is equally spartan.

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

Dear EdwardJAllen, We appreciate you taking time to share your experience during you stay here at Malvar Hostel. We are sorry that you have to experience such inconvenience. As much as we want to provide the best service to our valued guest, your comments will be taken seriously for improvement. Hoping that you will stay with us again. Sincerely, Elliessa... More

Kathmandu, Nepal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Spacious rooms on a good location, just a walk away from the mall. It has a nice homey feel to it when you walk through the small garden and up to your room. Free wifi!!! Ok-breakfast and the staff are very helpful. Price is crazy cheap for what you get. :)

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

Dear krister b, Thank you for choosing Malvar Hostel during your visit in Manila, Philippines. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in Malvar Hostel. Your high ratings would be of great help to our future guests. Again, thank you for recommending us and for the positive review you have shared, we really appreciate it. Hoping... More

Manila
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

They say you get what you paid for. Well in my case I got more than what I paid for. Excellent location(short walk to convenience stores, restaurants, pubs and shopping mall), Great Value for money, Clean room, clean linens, Nice staffs who are all very helpful and attentive. Malvar Hostel has exceeded my expectations.

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Noosa, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

It's a best kept secret because i think people are put off by the name "Hostel". It is far from it; in fact a 4 star hotel is more like it. Large suite type rooms, cable TV, room safe, free WiFi, and all for A$ 45 a night.Management speak good english are a very helpful. Area is a bit dodgy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011 via mobile

Rooms were very spacious, good bed, good bathroom. Mini bar, tv, hotel umbrella. For this price you won't find anything better I think. Only minus is noise coming from a club, but only people with a light sleep will here it..

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Hong Kong, China
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154 reviews 154 reviews
137 hotel reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

The hotel is in Malate and just a short walk from a Robinsons Mall and a lot of the gay bars and clubs are just a minute or two away. The hotel lobby is basic then leads into a very pretty hallway with lots of wooden furniture scattered around. This was promising but the Junior Suite, though large, really had... More

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kuala lumpur
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

Malvar Hostel is more a hotel than a hostel. It is right in the centre of the Malate nightlife district and yet very quiet, no music or street noise to hear. Unforntunately parts of the hotel are extremely noise on daytime. Right behind the rooms of the left side of the hotel is an open space which is used as... More

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Additional Information about Malvar Hostel

Address: 636 Gen. Malvar St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 48 Specialty lodging in Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Malvar Hostel 3*
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