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“Everything within your reach!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of MNL Boutique Hostel

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MNL Boutique Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Valdez cor. Santiago St., Poblacion, Makati, Luzon, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #1 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Makati
Cebu Island, Philippines
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Everything within your reach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This hostel is very accessible in all areas whether for business, leisure or completely on a get away trip. You will have easy access to the business district in Makati City, from malls to shopping center to bar hopping and your choice to explore the City's best to offer. They have fully ventilated room accommodation, clean sheets, towels and bathroom. You share a room and win a friend!

Room Tip: If traveling solo, it is suggested to stay in a 4 bedding dormitory rather than getting a solo room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Hi Rudi,

Thank you for the review, we are happy you had positive here at MNL and we look forward to having you back again.

Sincerely,

The MNL Team
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have stayed here more than once and would go back again in a second. Wonderful, super friendly and helpful staff, very clean rooms and bathrooms, brightly and creatively decorated, free filtered water and breakfast, and a great location. A good place to meet other travellers as it's pretty small and has a comfy little common area. Manila doesn't generally feel particularly safe, but I felt very safe here. The front door is always locked and requires a security card to enter and there was a security guard at night. There's a tiny, yummy falafel restaurant within a minute's walk for all the vegetarians out there. Highly, highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Hi Sarah,

Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it! It was our pleasure having you over. You're definitely missed back here! Hope to see you again!


Sincerely,

Gonz
Manager
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Ko Tao, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Before I came to Manila I checked the internet for nice Hostels and MNL-Boutique Hostel got pretty nice feedback already and it is located in a very safe area of Manila. But I didn't book online, I just crashed in there and I was lucky to get a bed for the night, normally it's booked out. The staff was very friendly and because of the 24h desk you can also arrive at midnight. Everything is really clean, the rooms got lockers for your valuables and the WiFi is fast, not like in other places in the Philippines. From the Hostel you can find food places, 7-Eleven and shopping center just in walking distance. Had a very good week stay, many thx to the staff, I'll be back!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo S, Owner at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Hi Chris,

You're review is greatly appreciated! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you over here again.

Cheers,

Celina, Maica, & Gonz
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Boracay, Aklan, Philippines
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Very nice place. Good prices for rooms and bed's, very friendly staff.
I reccomend this place for everyone. I know you will like it. This place has a very homely feel - small but enough activity to keep you amused. The hostel is quite clean and nicely furnished, and there are ample showers and toilets.
MNL #1 (=

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Hi R413,

Thank you for sharing this great review! We always try to show our genuine Filipino hospitality and accommodations to our guests and we appreciate it when you are happy with your stay!

Safe travels!

The MNL Team
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

What is there, that hasn't been said about this Hostel. We found it by chance and were surprised to find that such an affordable place can please its guests to such an extend. Staying in Makati can make all the difference for your Manila experience and this Hostel will give you great beds, warm showers, a basic breakfast and a service that goes over and above what you would expect.

Both times, we arrived very early and yet, were accommodated as rooms were available. After a long flight, this is exactly what you need.

The young owners really have a passion for this place and their guests.

We certainly going to stay there again, whenever we are coming back to Phil.
Thanks again to the team of MNL Boutique Hostel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Hi Jake,

Thank you for your great review! We really enjoyed having you over as well!

Hope you and Sarah get to drop by again soon!

Cheers

The MNL Team
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The staff of this newly opened hostel are very passionate and will extend themselves in order to fulfil any request. This place has a very homely feel - small but enough activity to keep you amused. The hostel is quite clean and nicely furnished, and there are ample showers and toilets.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Hi Sepull,

Thank you for this great review, our team really focuses on the guests and cleanliness of the facilities! Hope to have you over again!

Sincerely,
The MNL Team
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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Unfortunately I was only staying there for one night but I had the best time. This hostel is amazing and you can see how passionate the owners are about this place. they put so much effort in this place and decorated the whole place with detail. i booked a 8 bed dorm but the dorm was booked out so i got a free upgrade for a private room. at nighttime everybody hangs out in front of the hostel, drinking beer and having a good time. so easy to meet new people there. breakfast is amazing, with coffee, juice, fruit etc. huge choices. thanks to the staff of MNL boutique hostel, you are AWESOME ;-)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Hi Steffi,

We really appreciate this Steffi and we are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hope you'll be able to stay longer the next time you're in town!

Sincerely,
The MNL Team
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Additional Information about MNL Boutique Hostel

Address: Valdez cor. Santiago St., Poblacion, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Makati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MNL Boutique Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MNL Boutique Hostel is a project of backpackers and well traveled friends that aims to showcase Filipino culture and hospitality in a clean, wholesome and welcoming environment.At MNL, we make sure that when you visit, it's like coming home to an old friend or reconnecting with a family member. We like sharing our stories and we'd also love to hear yours too -- perhaps over a cold bottle of San Miguel Beer.We believe that there is more to Manila than just a jump off point to the islands, that's why we make it a point to give our guests a memorable experience at the hostel.We added a "boutique" to our name because we believe that traveling on a budget does not mean that you have to let go of your comforts. At the same time, art pieces at the hostel depict a story that is truly Filipino -- from pop icons and national heroes to pieces of furniture to hand woven blankets by indigenous tribes.Lastly, we believe that there is nothing more comforting for a traveler in a foreign land than to meet a fellow traveler or to link with a local with the same interests. More than just a place to sleep, this camaraderie is what we build at MNL. ... more   less 
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