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MNL Boutique Hostel
Ranked #8 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Makati
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Great vibe and great beds”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Absolutely fantastic hostel (and we've stayed in many many). Great vibe. Interesting travellers. Beautiful new bedding, towels & comfy beds. Showers & toilets very clean - and there's a lot of them. The owners were very helpful when we needed help with a few little admin things. Thanks to the team there. Sorry guys for taking so long to write our review... Michelle & Alseny

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Michelle and Alseny,

Thanks so much for the review, for spending some time, and sharing your stories with us.

It was our pleasure having you over!

Until we meet again!

Celina, Maica, & Gonz
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

best hostel ever in my trip. everything perfect. very friendly and helpful staff, clean room, great location, homey and comfort place and perfect place to make a new friends. definately will come back soon :) -Elvina, Indonesia-

  • Stayed June 2013
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Hi Elvina,

Thanks for the kind words! We were happy to have you.

Hope to see you again soon!

Celina, Maica, & Gonz
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

MNL Boutique Hostel is the hidden gem of Makati. I genuinely feel reluctant about sharing this cause what if it became so popular that I'd have to book 1 year in advance next time? The hosts are fantastic, professional, friendly and very helpful people. Who wants to sleep in a boring overpriced Makati hotel room, when this place exist?. It has a great international atmosphere and the interior design is outstanding. Value for money is 12 on a scale from 1-10.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Hi Lasse,

Thanks for the great review! Don't worry about that, you will always have a bed here when you're in Manila!

Until next time!

Celna, Maica, & Gonz
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Iloilo City, Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I was sort of unsure about the whole idea of dorm-type accommodations, but MNL was a very friendly and comfortable place. The coolcierges were cool, the AC well maintained, the sheets were crisp, the toilets were rad, there was warm water in the showers, the breakfast table was a lot of fun. Not to mention the awesome all-natural popsicles for sale. Highly recommended! Five stars!

Room Tip: The whole place is bustling with people having breakfast from 6 to 10 AM, so if you're not a mor...
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Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Hi Eris,

Many thanks for your wonderful review! It was our pleasure having you and look forward to having you back here!

Best,

Gonz
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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

The taxi's won't know about it, it hasn't been open for overly long but it's certainly a little gem. Don't expect a grandiose hotel style hostel it's small a nestled in a backstreet corner but inside you got ultra friendly staff, clean and comfortable dorms and an attention to detail which includes flat screen lounge area, Internet, guitar, free breakfast and random quirky art on the walls. I stayed here on both my arrival and departure from the Philippines. It won't be long before this place is always full.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Gonzalo S, Manager at MNL Boutique Hostel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Hey Cian,

We appreciate your review! Thanks as well for sharing your awesome musical skills and time with us here! Hope to see you again soon!

Safe travels,

Celina, Maica, & Gonz
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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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
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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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Busan, South Korea
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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
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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
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Property: 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 58 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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