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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed in the hostels twice in 2011 and 2012.booked again in 2013 but was told by the booking agent that the hostel has been closed (a day before my trip!!). The room is simple with private bathroom and aircon. The bathroom was okay, enough to satisfy your needs. The air con was slightly noisy and I have to use a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

150 PHP from Airport - in a white metered taxi. We only stayed here for 1 night, before our flight out of Manila. We had copied the travel directions from the internet and had no trouble finding the place. The front door is opposite a car parking area, to the left of Chowkings Chinese. This entrance was closed when we... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Wilson - the owner of this "hostel" is very kind on sms, but we never met him because he works at his other hostel. His staff at this "hostel" (rooms off a corridor with a common bathroom and no common room or kitchen) can't be bothered. We checked in at 19:00 on 24 Dec and immediately found cockroaches -- about... More 

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

No signage what-so-ever so incredibly difficult to find. We had to ask around multiple times in the neighborhood while children kept coming up asking for money. There's not even a sign on the door or building or anywhere, it's as if the owner doesn't want you to know where it is. So stupid. The lights were always off in the... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2012

I stayed at Manila Bay Hostel with my daughter. Although we didn't get the private room we originally reserved by email, the dorm room was quite okay, clean, quiet, & the bathroom had hot shower. their staff were nice too, especially Rex. I liked the location too -near Rizal Park and the Manila Ocean Park. I would recommend it to... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

I was traveling with a friend and we were both very dissatisfied with Manila Bay Hostel. We did not receive the room we booked, were offered a dirty dorm room instead of the private room we had reserved. Cockroaches in the bathroom and dorm rooms, felt security was low as well. As an avid traveler with much experience in hostels... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2011

Manila Bay Hostel is surprisingly good due to best location across street from Manila Bay & Rizal Park, few minutes walk from historic Intramuros, right in the entertainment center of Ermita & Malate. Simple, nothing fancy, but safe, clean, good sleep. Most other places in Mania seem overpriced compared to this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2011

I stayed only a night before leaving Philippines so I am not sure if the location is ideal (however is in the central areas suggested by lonely planet), extremely clean guesthouse (this is not an hostel, no common space, so it’s just for sleeping. Rooms are basic and can be rented for 12 or 24 hrs (perfect if you want... More 

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Cheshire
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37 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2010

This room is fine if you used it as we did. we arrived into Manilla from Singapore at 21.40 at night and then departed to Caticlan on the 10.00am flight the following morning. We had a bunk bed room, right next to reception. The aircon was noisy, but cool (most importantly) and the beds were relatively comfortable and clean. Tthe... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2010

Spent 2 nights there in May 2010. Room included: a double bed, windows that didn't open or close, curtains, a plastic stool, and an air conditioner. No table / shelves / drawers / cupboards. Basically four walls and a bed. The service was okay. Bathrooms were very crumby and not too clean. Location was good, near Rizal park and Intramuros.... More 

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Address: 1020 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita | Unit 402 BelAir Apartment, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Ermita
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Manila Bay Hotel Manila
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“Look for cockroaches in the beds and under the mattresses. No sea view. Ha!”
 of 5 bubbles davidzet, Dec 25, 2012 | Read review
“pls check their exact address at their Faceook page under "Manila Bay Hostel". better email them too at gh_realty@yahoo.com”
 of 5 bubbles SamuelCohen, Nov 26, 2011 | Read review
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