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Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe

2218 Leveriza St | Malate, Manila, Luzon 2218, Philippines
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Ranked #7 of 59 Manila B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013
emcmtm Melbourne, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A great spot to stay to get a taste of a bustling neighbourhood in Manila. Close to transport, cultural and historical attractions, universities, markets, malls and Manila Bay, this clean, secure, affordable, simple but well-run social enterprise supporting children has all the intrepid traveller could want. Room was spotless and surprisingly quiet given the busy location (we were on the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Knowing your hard earned cash is going towards a project that makes a difference to the community you are staying in and is a great place to stay with truly lovely, friendly, helpful staff = no brainer! Stayed here twice in May 2013 and August 2013 while travelling around the Philippines and couldn't fault it. We're backpackers and found Makabata... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Myself and three friends stayed here as part of our one-month long stay in the Philippines, the rooms were incredibly clean and tidy. It also had the option of fan or air con, which was fantastic when sleeping. The room was also equipped with two bathrooms. The chefs and reception staff were extremely accommodating and made amazing pancakes and pizza!!... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Neat, clean, friendly staff, speak english, great location close to an awesome robinsons plaza, helping promote the rights of children in the Philippines, hot showers!!!(which is rare in the fils) and good wifi! Highly recommend this to anyone travelling! And your supporting a great NGO...how can you go wrong!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

PLUS POINTS : - Easy booking thru phone call - Large room, with an equally spacious bathroom - Very clean rooms, clean towels, with toiletries provided - Complimentary breakfast is good, but serving is small - Very efficient staff, accommodating our request for an earlier breakfast time MINUS POINTS: - It's located in a busy neighborhood in Leveriza Street, surrounded... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

This guest house is hands down the best in terms of value for money, seeing the real side of Manila location-wise and supporting a fantastic NGO which provides shelter, training and opportunities to Filipino youth. The rooms are simple but clean, with fans and aircon. The highlight was the friendly and helpful staff, and it's convenient to get to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

The youth staff at this clean, well presented guesthouse were extremely friendly! It was great to see a NGO succeeding in implementing a program of self reliance and being part of it. Rooms are clean and simple and have air conditioning. The guesthouse is located in a busy area near the main tourist sites, but in the real world!

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Stockholm, Sweden
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stayed at Makabata Gueshouse for 4 nights in May 2013. We choose this hotel as it was our first time in Manila and we wanted a safe place to stay. Lisa in the reception was fantastic, helping us with all our questions, telling us the right prices for things such as taxi. All the staff at the guesthouse are... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The ONLY solid thing about this hotel is the wifi as they have routers on the floor. The bad points are that... it's in a bad area pretty dirty and dangerous, the rooms are clean but in need of work, the AC does not work well so it was too hot, the staff do not really have a clue what... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Makabata guesthouse is a social enterprise and youth training facility run by Bahay Tuluyan. We stayed 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The room was very spacious and immaculately clean, with large ensuite and balcony. It was air conditioned and included free wifi and a delicious breakfast, pancakes, juice, fruit and tea. We also had afternoon tea at the... More

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Address: 2218 Leveriza St | Malate, Manila, Luzon 2218, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
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Welcome to Makabata Guesthouse and Cafe, a social enterprise and youth training center run by Bahay Tuluyan, a children's rights organization. Our 14 room guesthouse has been designed with comfort and affordability at heart. We strive to provide intrepid travellers with a unique experience and luxury guests with a relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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