When you go exploring the cities of Manila, Philippines, remove the options of experiencing the typical hotel stay and just join in on the melting pot of cultures that cross in the hostel scene.

You’ll get to meet new people, get the best travel tips from locals, and do it all on a budget. To help you narrow down the options, we’ve put together the best hostels around Metro Manila.

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LubD Manila (Luxury & Modern Hostel)

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Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $11 / 8-dorm 4.4/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Located in Poblacion, Makati, hotel LubD is a modern hostel with attractive amenities. Upon entering LubD, guests will enter the lobby with its contemporary design and layout. Guests can also enjoy a widespread view of Manila city from the lobby. Check-in is a breeze, as the hostel is known for its ultra-friendly, accommodating staff. The entire property is wifi-enabled for your business or leisure enjoyment. Dining options are plentiful both on and off the property. The hostel’s rooftop restaurant offers an incredible view of Manila City. 

Guest rooms at LubD are very modern and trendy in design. Each fully air-conditioned room has a spacious shower and is equipped with adequate linens. For guest convenience, the hostel has a coin laundry and free games like pool and foosball for entertainment.

LubD is within walking distance from to the Ayala Museum and Ayala Triangle, as well as many business establishments. There are plenty of tasty food options nearby, including French, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine. The hostel has a designated parking spot for rideshare car pickup (Grab App). Additionally, LubD has a co-workspace area with Sykpe rooms. This feature-rich hostel is also affordable and has become one of Manila’s most popular places to stay. 

Zula Hostel

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Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $11 / 8-dorm 4.7/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Zula is a contemporary hostel with a modern dormitory-style layout. Centrally located close to Century Mall, in busy Metro Manila. Ninoy Aquino Interational Airport is just 4 miles from the hostel. Many restaurants are just a short walking distance away. Start your day off right with a complimentary breakfast bag. Each bunk bed has blackout curtains, a personal outlet plug, locker, and light. Private rooms are available for guests seeking more privacy. 

Enjoy a welcome cocktail at the bar (located on the 7th floor). For a caffeine break, step into the hostels Starbucks Cafe located onsite. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees with breakfast served all day. Guest services are available 24 hours a day at the front desk. For your safety, the hostel has 24-hour security.

Guest reviews indicate exceptional service, Rooms are fully air-conditioned. Unlock and enter your room with your personal badge; no need to keep up with easy-to-lose key cards. The room has touch-screen technology to activate lights. With such modern amenities paired with value pricing, Zula Hostel is an appealing option for your stay in Manila.

Z Hostel (Best PARTY Hostel in Manila)

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $15 / 8-dorm 4.3/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

For such a modern and sleek place, Z Hostel is a great deal. They have mixed dorm rooms ranging from 4-8 people, all of which go for less than $20. They also have an all-female dorm as well as private room for two. Its location and free breakfast appeal to backpackers. Located in Poblacion, a hip and happening neighbourhood in Manila’s business district of Makati where you can easily find great new bars and restaurants.

One of the best things about Z Hostels is its Z Roof Deck Bar, offering amazing views of the skyline of Manila. At night, you’ll surely enjoy the live music and live DJ and comes with a great selection of bites and drinks. This is the best choice for party-goers.

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Makati Junction Hostels

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $14 / 10-dorm 4.0/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This charming quirky hostel in Makati has an interior that is industrial-inspired and backpackers will surely love its cycled furniture. They have shared dormitories ranging from 4-10 beds.

Power Plant Mall and Greenbelt complex are some of the best shopping malls you can find near Makati Junction Hostels.

Tambayan Capsule Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $11 / 12-dorm 4.0/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Located near historic sites of Manila, Tambayan Capsule Hostel is perfect for backpackers who want to learn and study more about the country by visiting historical sites such as Intramuros, Rizal Park, and the National Museum.

Being a renovated mansion, this hostel brings a lot of character as seen in its high ceilings, detailed wall trimmings and polished wooden banisters.

This hotel’s accommodation may look like an old-fashioned style, but, it’s actually a very much up-to-date with its chic capsule beds and stylish rooftop gastro bar.  Except for their 4-capsule private, all room types, share the common bathrooms, but it’s not an issue, as all the staff makes sure that they are well-maintained.


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Crossroads Hostel Manila

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $12 / 8-dorm 4.6/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

This hostel in the center of Manila feels and looks like a home. If not because of the red signage, one might think this is just a typical house. Crossroads hostel is located in a small, centrally-located building. It has more than 30 beds in total, 6 shared rooms of four to six guests.

They also have a free Wi-fi connection, laundry area, and a kitchen. This is a great place for backpackers who have been away from home for quite some time. Major roads and public transport are accessible, and near to the popular shopping centers such as Greenhills, Shangri-la Plaza, and SM Megamall.

Our Awesome Hostel

Book on Hostelworld Book on Booking.com from $6 / 10-dorm 3.6/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Our Awesome Hostel is another hostel if you’re looking for budget accommodation.

It’s an easy walk to major establishments such as Bonifacio Global City and a few minutes away by taxi to some malls in Makati. This hostel offers a great roof deck lounge overlooking at the breathtaking views of Manila.

Our Melting Pot and The Good Shepherd Hostel

 from $ / -dorm 3.6/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Our Melting Pot is not new when it comes to hostel game, as they are also serving in El Nido, Palawan and Tagaytay City. They already have an idea on how to foster the relaxed yet social and chill atmosphere that all backpackers are looking for.

OMP twinned up with the Good Shepherd Hostel at their Makati branch. They also offer a free Manila tour, free breakfast and a great team running the show.

Lokal Hostel

  from $ / -dorm 3.3/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Located in Poblacion, Makati City, Lokal Hostel is definitely Pinoy – from the friendly staff to the homey vibe in the common living room area.

This hostel is IG-worthiness with wall paintings that depict Filipino scenes, colors, and icons by Filipino talents such as Dex Fernandez, Tokwa Penaflorida, and Ang Gerilya. Budget travelers will surely love this unique place, like shopping malls, bars, and public parks are very accessible.

Park Avenue Guesthouse 2443

 from $ / -dorm 4.5/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Park Avenue Guesthouse is not your typical guesthouse, with its traditional architecture and historical designs that draw a lot of thought and attention had been put into its creation. It may look like a boutique hotel, but Park Avenue also offers four-bed dormitories for travelers on a budget.

The staff is very accommodating and hands-on. This hostel is best for backpackers who want some downtime in a more relaxed, tranquil setting amidst bustling Manila and want to avoid the busy, energetic vibe of most accommodations.

Red Carabao Manila

  from $ / -dorm 4.5/5 Map

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Red Carabao Manila is not just your typical hostel. It becomes a temporary home for travelers who want to truly experience the culture of the Philippines. It hosts out-of-town trips to different destinations, photo walks around Old Manila and camping trips to the country’s islands.

During off-seasons, Red Carabao is accepting foreign volunteers to work for NGOs in Manila’s poverty-stricken areas. This Instagram-worthy hostel opened July 2009 and has since promoted responsible travel and volunteer tourism.


Author Bio: Robin Salvador is a part-time travel blogger, part-time digital marketing consultant for Baron Package Tour, and a full-time dreamer. He loves the photographic medium for expressing what he loves about life. He always finds himself lost during travel. But he loves unfamiliar territories and finding his way around. Aside from his taste for adventure, he loves two things while traveling – meeting new friends and food.

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