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Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe

2218 Leveriza St | Malate, Manila, Luzon 2218, Philippines
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed two nights at this guesthouse, thankful that I was assigned to a quiet back room on the fifth floor, despite the fact that there was no elevator. The staff was friendly and efficient. My room was smallish, but certainly adquate with a single bed, flatscreen TV, and airconditioning. Breakfast, which was included in the room price, was meager... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The hotel is located in Malate, the old town of Manila. We have stayed 2 nights there. Although the hotel is very nice, tidy and the staff is extremely friendly, please let me emphasise two cons for this hotel: - There is no elevator in the hotel. We had a room on the 5th floor. Our baggage was brought up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

At christmas day 2014 i visit phillipines and manila for my first time.i reach the hotel around 19.00 cause of the traffic that manila always have! the check in was very fast and i didnt have any problem with my booking. the receptionist guy and all the staff of the hotel was more than helpful and friendly.i will say only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Makabata guest house is the kind of place you stay if you want great value for money, lovely staff, clean facilities, yummy food and to stay somewhere that you know is truly helping the local people. As a training annex to the wonderful Bahay Tuluyan NGO that works so hard to protect local at risk kids, you know that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Makabata is lovely guesthouse in the Malate area with easy access to good restaurants and other Manila attractions. Very clean premises with wonderful staff in a friendly neighbourhood. The Guesthouse is operated by NGO Bahay Tuluyan. It helps train local youth for jobs in the hospitality industry. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The homemade pizzas are delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed 6 nights at the Makabata Guesthouse, it is a wonderful social enterprise that provides great training opportunities for young disadvantaged youth. Our airport pickup way great, check-in efficient and our bags carried to our 5th floor accommodation, breakfast has a good selection, sometimes a little slow but delicious. The accommodation was spacious and very clean. We had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Staff were friendly and accomodating, location was great (walking distance to Manila Bay/Rizal Park/Intramuros), breakfast was tasty, room was simple but clean and comfortable. Fairly noisy but to be expected with a central city location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Makabata is a cheap and cheerful accommodation option, and it's great to be supporting a good cause. We really liked the fact that it is in a proper neighborhood (albeit a fairly poor one) whereas many of the other budget options are surrounded by nightclubs and girly bars. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance and... More 

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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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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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