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MNL Boutique Hostel
Ranked #8 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Makati
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
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1  Thank R413
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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1  Thank sepull
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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1  Thank steffiklar
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed April 19, 2013

This was a really fun youth hostel, with a really cool laid back staff and environment. It's nice to hang out in the lobby area with all the other guests and get to know each other, or chat over breakfast with people. The only problem is that the walls are paper-thin and you can hear everything, all night, and no one actually obeys the "silence after 10pm" rule. But it wasn't really a big deal for us. Cool place, in general!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Samantha K
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MissMaix, Owner at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Thanks for the review Samantha! We are working on making MNL a quieter place. Safe travels to whereever you're headed :)

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Since we contact Celina and Gonz by email, we knew we were going to have a pleasant stay and helpful people to meet with..
We were welcomed very warmly..

We stayed for 3 nights..
Rooms are really nice, super clean and convenient..
Staffs and guests were so kind and helpful; they were so great to talk to and were really personable..

Excellent value, best place in Makati..

Kudos MNL Boutique Hostel..

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Hi Erna,

Thanks for the great review, it was our pleasure having you over here and we hope to have you over again some time!

Sincerely,

The MNL Team

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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Three of us stayed at MNL during two of our visits to Manila. The hostel is spotlessly clean and comfortable. The location is great. The WiFi is really good. The showers powerful and really clean. There's a lovely common area and kitchen with a good breakfast included. Angelina is so friendly and helpful.

Basically I cannot say enough great things about this hostel!! Stay here :-)

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Hi Rsmurf,

Many thanks for your great review! We hope your groups gets to stay with us again some time!
Safe travels,
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 #8 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Makati
Price Range: $16 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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