Hostels to book in Metro Manila

Hotels can be expensive for travelers on a budget. They provide a luxurious place to rest while you’re on vacation but if you want more opportunities to socialize, hostels maybe be a better option for you.

If you’re headed to the Philippines and need affordable, convenient accommodation during your stay in the big city, check out these Metro Manila hostels, from relaxing hostels to those that host social activities for guests.

1. Zula – has big rooms with bunk beds for families and friend groups

Metro Manila Hostels - Zula
Queen room
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Zula in Poblacion, Makati has bunk beds starting at P780 (~USD14.92). If you’re traveling in a group and want to stick together during your hostel stay, Zula also offers a barkada (friend group) room. For privacy, the hostel also has couple, queen, and king rooms.

Its dorm, group, and private rooms each have an en-suite bathroom. For those who need to get work done, the hostel also has a co-working space to offer.

Zula Hostel
Yoga session at Zula’s rooftop
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The hostel holds yoga sessions that are free for guests on Wednesdays on its covered rooftop. The same area turns into a rooftop bar at night.

Zula also has a restaurant, Kitchen Corner, that serves meat, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Address: 7840 Makati Avenue corner P. Guanzon, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
Telephone: 0956 843 2825
Zula’s website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Tambayan Capsule Hostel – hostel in an old mansion

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Grand lobby
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Tambayan Capsule Hostel in Manila is in an old mansion. The hostel retained its classic interiors, including the grand lobby, giving it the vibe of a fancy hotel, but has affordable capsule beds and private rooms (starting at P500, ~USD9.57).

Tambayan Capsule Hostel
Capsule bed
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This Metro Manila hostel is just across the street from a mall and is in a neighborhood with bustling nightlife, peppered with cafes, bars, and clubs. It also has its own bar and restaurant that serves Filipino food.

For those who want to explore Manila, Tambayan Capsule Hostel is only a ride away from historical sites such as the Spanish colonial structures in Intramuros. It’s also a quick walk to the LRT station, which is an easy way to get to places around the metro.

Address: 1607 J. Bocobo Street, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Telephone: (02) 521 8850
Tambayan Capsule Hostel’s website | Facebook | Instagram

3. Junction Hostel – has plenty of social spaces

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Dorm room
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Poblacion, Makati’s Junction Hostel is a four-story hostel that uses upcycled materials for its interiors. While it has an industrial look, it provides a high level of comfort, with 10-inch high mattresses and en-suite bathrooms in private and co-ed rooms (starting at P784, ~USD15.01).

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One of the common areas
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This hostel has plenty of social spaces including a co-working space, TV room, dining area, and kitchen. There’s also a snooze zone where you can take a nap.

Junction Hostel also has a food truck cafe that turns into a bar in the evenings.

Address: General Luna corner Don Pedro Streets, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
0906 491 6678
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4. Airport Hostel – located 10 minutes from the airport

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Patio with pool
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Located in Pasay City, Airport Hostel is only a 10-minute drive away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It’s also close to bus stations and is a walking distance from MRT and LRT stations.

While its primary selling point is its proximity to transport hubs, this hostel also has a patio with a pool where you can relax after a long trip.

Airport Hostel
Private room
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As for rooms, there are fan and air-conditioned rooms (starting at P1,000, ~USD19.09). You can also opt to book a room that has a private bathroom.

Address: 64 Legaspi, Pasay, Metro Manila
0927 934 5420
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5. Z Hostel – hosts parties on its roof deck

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DJ during a party at Z Hostel’s roofdeck
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Though it’s already located in the party district of Poblacion, Makati, Z Hostel brings parties closer to its guests by holding them on its roofdeck.

During the daytime, the roofdeck also doubles as a cafe where you can enjoy international dishes from Filipino bagnet (deep-fried pork belly) to Japanese yakitori (chicken skewers).

Metro Manila Hostels - Z Hostel
Dorm room
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The hostel has dorm and private rooms starting at P1,250 (~USD23.84). If you’re staying in one of their dorm rooms, these have spacious dorm lockers that each have an electric socket so you can charge your device while you’re out exploring.

Address: 5660 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
Telephone: (02) 856 0851
Z hostel’s website | Facebook | Instagram

6. Ola Hostel – weekly activities that introduce Filipino culture to its guests

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Ola Hostel hosts weekly activities to introduce Filipino culture to its guests. These include kamayan, a Filipino communal feast where food is eaten with bare hands, and a balut challenge where participants eat the unfertilized duck egg delicacy. If that’s not Filipino enough, the hostel also has a karaoke room.

Ola Hostel
Six-bed dorm
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Its location makes it accessible to key attractions – from malls and art galleries in Makati to historic spots in Manila. It’s also only a 15-minute drive away from the airport and SM Mall of Asia in Pasay.

This Manila hostel has four-, six-, and eight-bed dorm rooms and private rooms (starting at P801, ~USD15.28) spanning five floors.

Address: 1030 Pablo Ocampo cor. Enrique Street, Manila, Metro Manila
Telephone: 0917 155 4358
Ola Hostel’s Facebook | Instagram

7. Gomez House by Hotel Durban – relaxing, minimalist hostel in Poblacion, Makati

Gomez House by Hotel Durban
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While most hostels in the area have bars for partying, Gomez House by Hotel Durban is a relaxing, minimalist building in Poblacion, Makati.

It has cozy rooms with neutral-colored furnishings that give it a hotel feel. The hostel offers single, bunk, double, and triple bed rooms, and a studio room (starting at P1,299, ~USD24.80).

Gomez House by Hotel Durban
One of the rooms in neutral hues
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If you want to sunbathe without leaving the premises, the hostel also has a rooftop where you can lounge and relax.

To give the place an even cozier vibe, Gomez House even has a bakery and deli serving bread, pastries, and all-day breakfast.

Address: 5177 P. Gomez Street, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila
Telephone: 0917 158 9773
Gomez House by Hotel Durban’s website | Facebook | Instagram

Metro Manila hostels

Even if you’re on a budget, your comfort shouldn’t be compromised when choosing your accommodations while you’re on vacation.

These Metro Manila hostels above make great places to stay whether you’re exploring the area or just staying in Metro Manila for a bit before leaving for another part of the Philippines.

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