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Malvar Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   636 Gen. Malvar St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #8 of 55 Specialty lodging in Manila
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Manila, Philippines
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
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
1 review
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

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
14 helpful votes 14 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

Sarnia, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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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*
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