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Friendly's Guest House

1750 Adriatico St. Corner Nakpil St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Malate)
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Ranked #20 of 56 Manila B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Radovljica, Slovenia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We booked the hostel when arriving to Manila, and came back twice more during our stay in the Philippines. I haven't seen other hostels in Manila, but since I felt really great here, I didn't even wish to. The rooms are quite basic, but the atmosphere is great! You meet backpackers from everywhere, the terrace and the bar are there,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

As mentioned in previous reviews, I think that the only thing this place has got going for it is the fact that it is a typical backpackers hostel where you can ( possibly) hook up with other travellers. Although when we were there the famous rooftop wasn't anything to write home about - just a group of about 8 guys... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Friendly is definitely the right word to describle this place. If you want to meet other travellers and take advantage of the fantastic communal space you should definitely stay here, however, if you are looking for an excellent night's sleep then maybe this isn't the place for you. Benji the owner is fantastic, so welcoming and staff are extremely kind... More

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Small Bedroon, just the size of the bed, with a window bud smell realy bad, and I think there were bugs that go with me the rest of the travel, I was there just because it was late, I have to admit that they let me inspect the room before take it. The terraze upstrairs was ok, nice people, and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is a typical backpackers place; small, bare, and a tad dirty. A bonus is their rooftop bar and chill out space. If you are there on a Saturday night make sure you enjoy the free wine and snacks on the roof. Good price for what you get and good location.

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Prineville, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I don't know quite what to say about this place. It is not particularly clean, organized or convenient, but it has the best atmosphere to chill and connect with other travelers in all of Manila. A really wonderful community meeting place with books, plenty of tables, basic drink service, internet, wi-fi and entertainment center on the top floor. The rooms... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The hostel is a good price to stay for one or two nights. The area is very close to the train and a short taxi ride to bus terminals. There is a nearby mall, robinson's that has a supermarket, cinemna, to meet all your needs. The service at the hostel was great, very helpful staff. The cleanliness is ok, not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I stayed at Friendly’s repeatedly when transiting through Manila. The location is convenient and fairly central, but very noisy all through the night unless you have a windowless room in the centre of the building. My reservation inquiry by e-mail was quickly answered. The roof terrace is nice although the view itself is not pretty. WiFi is available for free... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Manila is desperately short of quality budget accomodation. This place is a mixed bag, the dorm rooms are cheap but the one i slept was very very smelly, i believe the culprit to be dirty traveler shoes. the bathrooms were just about clean enough. however the service IS friendly and the winner is the roof terrace with a great vibe... More

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86 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We did not like this place at all! It was dirty, the staff were so not interested in us and we will not be staying again! The chill out area is good though. Actually its the best bit about the place. Location is okay but for Manila that's not saying much. Not impressed.

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Also Known As:
Friendly`s Guest House Hotel Manila
Friendly`s Guest House Hotel
Address: 1750 Adriatico St. Corner Nakpil St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Malate
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Ranked #20 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Manila
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