Malvar Hostel
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7.7Very good

190 reviews

190 reviews

Location 8.3
Service 8.1
Room comfort and quality 8.0
Cleanliness 7.9
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Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.95 kilometers from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
100 m
130 m
Castro at Firma
130 m
140 m
140 m
Popular landmarks
Robinsons Place Manila
380 m
Rizal Park
1.3 km
Manila Ocean Park
1.6 km
National Museum
1.6 km
Fort Santiago
2.1 km
Closest landmarks
My Adonai Gym
40 m
200 m
Kei.ko KTV Bar
240 m
Hyatt Casino Parking
280 m
Remedios Circle
300 m

Malvar Hostel

636 Gen. Malvar St., Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1004 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Malate part of Manila, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Intramuros. As an added bonus, massage is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.


Located in heart of Manila

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

450 meters to public transportation

390 meters to Robinsons Place Manila


Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Manila are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.7
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportNinoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Distance to airport7.5 km

Rooms available at Malvar Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality


Junior Suite Double
  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Deluxe Twin
  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Deluxe Double
  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Twin
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Room
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    Double Or Twin Deluxe
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        Deluxe Plus Double Room
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          Studio Economic
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            Frequently asked questions

            In which languages can Malvar Hostel's personnel communicate?

            Malvar Hostel can speak up to 2 languages which includes English for travelers that have a preference for this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

            What do past visitors love most about Malvar Hostel?

            Past guests that stayed at Malvar Hostel have given this property a rating of 8.316 for its exceptional location as the primary highlight for their stay.

            What is the typical rating that past Couples' have given to Malvar Hostel?

            Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Malvar Hostel an average rating of 7.7. You can look up on more in depth customer testimonials, and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

            What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Malvar Hostel?

            Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Malvar Hostel an average rating of 8.2. You can look up more specific customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Malvar Hostel?

            The nearest train, metro, or bus station is Roosevelt LRT Station, 10118.66 m away from Malvar Hostel.

            What restaurants are in close proximty of Malvar Hostel?

            Malvar Hostel’s local community is Malate which comprises of popular restaurants such as Cafe Adriatico and Tanabe Japanese Restaurant.

            What well-known shopping destinations are in close proximity to Malvar Hostel?

            Shopping options in Malvar Hostel’s Malate neighborhood include Robinsons Place Manila.

            What time is check-in and check-out at Malvar Hostel?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the designated hours may be charged an additional fee.

            Is breakfast offered at Malvar Hostel?

            Visitors can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 250 PHP for adults if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the property.

            More about Malvar Hostel

            More about Malvar Hostel

            Experience Comfort and Convenience at Malvar Hostel in Manila

            Welcome to Malvar Hostel, a charming 2-star hotel located in the heart of Manila, Philippines. With its convenient location and comfortable accommodations, this hostel is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Built in 2007, Malvar Hostel offers 21 well-appointed rooms, ensuring a cozy and relaxing stay for every guest. Check-in at Malvar Hostel begins at 02:00 PM, allowing you to settle in and start exploring the vibrant city of Manila at your own pace. The hotel's friendly and attentive staff will be there to assist you throughout your stay, ensuring a seamless check-in process and making you feel right at home. At Malvar Hostel, check-out time is until 12:00 PM, giving you ample time to enjoy a leisurely morning before departing. If you have an early flight to catch, you'll be pleased to know that the hotel is just a short 45-minute drive away from the airport, making your journey hassle-free.

            Convenience at its Finest: Malvar Hostel's Top-notch Facilities

            At Malvar Hostel, we prioritize the comfort and convenience of our guests. With a range of top-notch facilities, we ensure that your stay with us is nothing short of exceptional. Our laundry service takes the hassle out of keeping your clothes clean and fresh, allowing you to focus on exploring the vibrant city of Manila. For those who prefer to dine in the comfort of their rooms, our room service is at your beck and call. Indulge in a delectable meal without leaving the cozy confines of your accommodation. At Malvar Hostel, we understand the importance of keeping your valuables secure. That's why we provide safety deposit boxes, giving you peace of mind knowing that your belongings are well-protected. Stay connected with your loved ones and share your memorable experiences with the complimentary Wi-Fi available in public areas. Whether you're catching up on work or simply browsing the web, our reliable internet connection ensures that you're always connected. In addition, we offer free Wi-Fi in all rooms, allowing you to stay connected and entertained throughout your stay. Whether you're streaming your favorite shows or catching up on work, our high-speed internet access ensures a seamless online experience. Furthermore, our luggage storage facility ensures that you can explore the city without the burden of carrying your bags. Leave your belongings with us and embark on your adventures hassle-free. At Malvar Hostel, convenience is our priority. With our range of exceptional facilities, we aim to make your stay in Manila a truly memorable one.

            Convenient Transport Facilities at Malvar Hostel

            At Malvar Hostel, we understand the importance of hassle-free transportation during your stay in Manila. That's why we offer a range of convenient transport facilities to ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable. For those arriving by air, our airport transfer service is the perfect solution. Our friendly and professional staff will be waiting to greet you at the airport and whisk you away to the comfort of our hostel. Say goodbye to the stress of navigating public transportation or searching for a taxi, and start your vacation off on the right foot. If you're looking to explore the vibrant city of Manila and its surrounding areas, our tour services are at your disposal. Whether you're interested in historical landmarks, cultural hotspots, or hidden gems off the beaten path, our knowledgeable guides will take you on an unforgettable journey. Immerse yourself in the rich history and diverse culture of the Philippines, all while enjoying the convenience and comfort of our transport services. For guests who prefer to drive, we also provide a car park facility. Rest assured that your vehicle will be safe and secure while you explore the city. Take advantage of this convenient amenity and enjoy the freedom to explore Manila at your own pace. At Malvar Hostel, we strive to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. With our airport transfer service, tour services, and car park facility, you can focus on making lasting memories during your time in Manila. Book your stay with us today and experience the ease and convenience of our transport facilities.

            Comfort and Convenience at Malvar Hostel

            At Malvar Hostel, we prioritize your comfort and convenience during your stay in Manila. Our rooms are equipped with top-notch facilities to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Step into our well-appointed rooms and feel the refreshing coolness of the air conditioning, providing a respite from the tropical heat. Stay connected and informed with the complimentary daily newspaper, keeping you up to date with the latest news and events. Getting ready for a day of exploration or an important meeting? Our rooms come with a hair dryer, saving you the hassle of packing one. Enjoy a refreshing drink from the mini bar, stocked with a selection of beverages to quench your thirst. When it's time to unwind, kick back and relax in front of the satellite/cable TV, offering a wide range of channels for your entertainment. Whether you're catching up on your favorite shows or simply enjoying a movie night in, our room facilities have got you covered. Experience comfort and convenience like never before at Malvar Hostel. Book your stay with us today and enjoy a delightful stay in Manila.

            Delicious Dining Options at Malvar Hostel

            When it comes to dining, Malvar Hostel offers a range of delicious options to satisfy your cravings. Start your day off right with a visit to the cozy coffee shop, where you can indulge in a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a selection of delectable pastries. The welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff will make you feel right at home, whether you're enjoying a quick breakfast or settling in for a leisurely afternoon break. For those who prefer the convenience of dining in their room, Malvar Hostel also offers room service. You can enjoy a scrumptious meal from the comfort of your own space, with a menu that features a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty burger, a refreshing salad, or a comforting bowl of pasta, the room service at Malvar Hostel has you covered. Indulge in a satisfying meal without even having to leave your room. With its coffee shop and convenient room service, Malvar Hostel ensures that you have plenty of dining options to choose from during your stay. Whether you're a coffee lover looking for a cozy spot to relax or someone who enjoys the convenience of in-room dining, Malvar Hostel has everything you need for a delightful dining experience.

            Comfort and Variety Await at Malvar Hostel

            At Malvar Hostel, guests can choose from a range of well-appointed rooms to suit their needs and preferences. The Deluxe Double room offers a cozy space with a comfortable Queen Bed, while the Deluxe Twin room provides ample space for two with two Single Beds. For those seeking a little extra room to unwind, the Junior Suite Double offers a spacious 23 square meters and a luxurious Double Bed. The Superior Deluxe Double and Superior Deluxe Twin rooms, both spanning 21 square meters, feature a King Bed and two Single Beds respectively, ensuring a restful night's sleep for every guest. Booking your stay at Malvar Hostel through Agoda guarantees you the best prices and a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's extensive network and user-friendly platform, you can easily find the perfect room at the best rate. Take advantage of exclusive deals and discounts, and enjoy the convenience of instant confirmation and flexible booking options. Trust Agoda to help you make the most of your stay at Malvar Hostel without breaking the bank.

            Discover the Vibrant Neighborhood of Malate in Manila

            Welcome to Malate, a dynamic and bustling neighborhood located in the heart of Manila, Philippines. Known for its vibrant energy, diverse culture, and historical significance, Malate offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern attractions. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Malate as you explore its colonial-era buildings, such as the iconic Malate Church. Marvel at the intricate architectural details and learn about the area's Spanish colonial past. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Manila Baywalk, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset and the city's skyline. Malate is also a haven for food enthusiasts, with a wide array of culinary delights to satisfy every palate. Indulge in authentic Filipino cuisine at local eateries, where you can savor traditional dishes like adobo, sinigang, and halo-halo. For those seeking international flavors, Malate is home to a diverse range of restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. In addition to its historical and gastronomic offerings, Malate is also a thriving entertainment hub. Experience the vibrant nightlife as you explore the numerous bars, clubs, and live music venues that line the streets. Dance the night away to the pulsating beats of local bands or enjoy a laid-back evening sipping cocktails at a rooftop bar. With its lively atmosphere, cultural attractions, and culinary delights, Malate is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in Manila. Book your stay at Malvar Hostel and immerse yourself in the vibrant charm of this captivating neighborhood.

            Convenient Transportation Options from Manila Airports to Malvar Hostel

            Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Malate in Manila, Philippines, Malvar Hostel offers a cozy and budget-friendly accommodation option for travelers. Getting to the hostel from the nearby airports is a breeze, thanks to the various transportation options available. If you are arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the most convenient way to reach Malvar Hostel is by taking a taxi or a ride-sharing service. The journey takes around 30 minutes, depending on the traffic, and offers a hassle-free door-to-door experience. Alternatively, you can also opt for the airport shuttle service provided by the hostel, which offers a comfortable and reliable transfer. For those arriving at Clark International Airport, the best way to reach Malvar Hostel is by taking a bus or a shuttle service. The journey from Clark to Manila takes approximately two to three hours, depending on the traffic, but it offers a scenic view of the countryside. Once you arrive in Manila, you can easily hail a taxi or use a ride-sharing service to reach the hostel. No matter which airport you arrive at, rest assured that reaching Malvar Hostel is convenient and straightforward. The hostel's central location in Malate allows easy access to popular attractions, shopping centers, and dining options. With its friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and affordable rates, Malvar Hostel is the perfect base for exploring the vibrant city of Manila.

            Discover Manila's Vibrant Landmarks and Attractions near Malvar Hostel

            Located in the heart of Manila, Malvar Hostel offers easy access to a variety of exciting landmarks and attractions. Just a short distance away, you'll find the iconic Manila Zoo, a popular destination for families and animal lovers. Explore its vast grounds and encounter a diverse range of species, from elephants and tigers to reptiles and birds. For those seeking a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, Roxas Boulevard is just a stone's throw away from the hostel. This bustling boulevard offers stunning views of Manila Bay and is lined with palm trees, making it the perfect spot for a romantic evening walk or a relaxing jog. History buffs will be delighted to discover the Malate District, known for its rich cultural heritage and charming Spanish-style architecture. Take a leisurely walk through its streets and explore the vibrant art scene, trendy cafes, and lively nightlife. Art enthusiasts shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, located nearby. Immerse yourself in the world of Filipino art and discover a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, and installations that showcase the country's rich artistic heritage. For those looking for a peaceful retreat, Remedios Circle is a serene park that offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city. Enjoy a picnic or simply relax under the shade of the trees while soaking in the peaceful atmosphere. Other nearby attractions include Plaza Rajah Sulayman, a historical square that pays tribute to the city's past, and the Yngaran Dental Clinic, where you can take care of your dental needs with ease. Sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the Enrique Razon Sports Center is just a short distance away. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or a sports lover, this state-of-the-art facility offers a range of activities and facilities to cater to your needs. With its convenient location, Malvar Hostel also provides easy access to practical amenities such as the RITM Satellite Clinic and the Hyatt Hotel Parking, ensuring a hassle-free stay for guests. Immerse yourself in the vibrant surroundings of Malvar Hostel and explore the diverse range of landmarks and attractions that Manila has to offer. Whether you're a nature lover, history enthusiast, art aficionado, or sports fan, there's something for everyone just moments away from this charming hostel.

            Convenient Public Transport Options near Malvar Hostel

            Situated in the heart of Manila, Malvar Hostel offers easy access to several public transport stations, making it a convenient choice for travelers looking to explore the city. Just a short walk away from the hostel, you will find Vito Cruz LRT Station and Quirino LRT Station, providing quick and efficient connections to various parts of Manila. These light rail stations are part of the Manila Light Rail Transit System, offering a hassle-free way to navigate the city. If you prefer a different mode of transportation, Gil Puyat LRT Station is also nearby, offering access to the LRT Line 1. This line connects to popular destinations such as Intramuros, Rizal Park, and the Manila Ocean Park. Additionally, San Andres and PNR San Andres Station are within walking distance from the hostel, providing access to the Philippine National Railways system. This allows you to easily explore other parts of Metro Manila and even nearby provinces. With its strategic location near these public transport stations, Malvar Hostel offers convenience and ease of travel for guests who want to immerse themselves in the vibrant city of Manila.

            A Culinary Adventure Awaits

            When it comes to dining options, Malvar Hostel's surrounding area is a food lover's paradise. Just a short stroll away, you'll find a diverse range of restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Indulge in authentic Spanish cuisine at Casa Armas Tapas Bar Y Restaurante, or savor the rich flavors of Filipino comfort food at Jim's Pares & Mami. For a taste of old-world charm, head to Cafe Adriatico, a renowned institution serving classic Filipino dishes. If you're in the mood for Korean barbecue, Premier The Samgyupsal and Forbest Grill - Korea Town Manila are excellent choices. Craving Japanese cuisine? Tanabe Japanese Restaurant is sure to impress with its fresh sushi and delectable ramen. For a unique dining experience, visit Lost & Found 37 Bar and Lounge - Malate Manila, a hidden gem offering a fusion of international flavors. And if you're in the mood for some late-night eats, don't miss out on the mouthwatering delights at Felipe Carinderia and Noel's BBQ. With such a variety of culinary offerings right at your doorstep, your taste buds are in for a treat during your stay at Malvar Hostel.

            Shop 'til You Drop at Malvar Hostel's Surrounding Shopping Landmarks

            Located in the heart of Manila, Malvar Hostel offers easy access to a plethora of shopping landmarks. Just a short distance away, you'll find Harrison Plaza, a popular shopping mall that boasts a wide range of stores, from fashion boutiques to electronics outlets. For those looking for unique and locally-made products, Firma is a must-visit. This concept store showcases Filipino craftsmanship and offers a curated selection of home decor, clothing, and accessories. Gameplace, on the other hand, is a haven for gamers, with its extensive collection of video games, consoles, and accessories. If you're in the mood for some local flavors, head to San Andres Market, where you can explore a vibrant array of fresh produce, street food, and local delicacies. For history enthusiasts, a visit to Bahay Nakpil is a must. This ancestral house turned museum offers a glimpse into the rich heritage and culture of the Philippines. Need to freshen up your wardrobe? Fabulous Laundry is just around the corner, providing laundry services and alterations to keep your clothes looking their best. Book lovers will delight in the nearby Book Sale, a haven for bargain hunters looking to score great deals on both new and pre-loved books. And for those who crave the ultimate shopping experience, SM Harrison is a sprawling mall that offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. With these shopping landmarks just a stone's throw away from Malvar Hostel, you'll have no shortage of retail therapy options during your stay.

            A Memorable Stay at Malvar Hostel

            Malvar Hostel in Manila, Philippines has garnered positive customer ratings across various categories, making it a top choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay. With an overall rating of 7.7, guests have praised the hostel for its excellent value for money, making it a budget-friendly option without compromising on quality. The affordable rates combined with the exceptional service provided by the friendly and attentive staff have left a lasting impression on many visitors. One of the standout features of Malvar Hostel is its prime location, earning it a rating of 8.3. Situated in the heart of Manila, guests have easy access to popular attractions, vibrant markets, and a wide range of dining options. Whether you're a history enthusiast exploring Intramuros or a shopaholic looking to indulge in retail therapy at nearby malls, this hostel's convenient location ensures that you are never far from the action. Cleanliness is another aspect that has received high praise from guests, with a rating of 7.9. The hostel maintains a high standard of cleanliness throughout its premises, ensuring that guests can relax and unwind in a hygienic environment. From the well-maintained rooms to the spotless common areas, the attention to detail in maintaining cleanliness is evident, leaving guests feeling comfortable and at ease.

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            Amenities and facilities



            Most talked about facilities


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            2 mentions

            Languages spoken
            • English
            • Filipino
            Internet access
            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Internet
            • Wi-Fi in public areas
            Things to do, ways to relax
            • Garden
            • Massage
            • Tours
            Dining, drinking, and snacking
            • Coffee shop
            • Room service
            Services and conveniences
            • Concierge
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Doorman
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Gift/souvenir shop
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Smoking area
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
            • Pets allowed
            Getting around
            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [on-site]
            Available in all rooms
            • Air conditioning
            • Alarm clock
            • Daily newspaper
            • Desk
            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • Internet access – wireless
            • Non-smoking
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Shower
            • Telephone
            • Wi-Fi [free]


            636 Gen. Malvar St., Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1004


            • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
              7.5 km
            • Subic Bay International Airport (SFS)
              79.6 km
            Public transportation
            • Pedro Gil LRT Station
              470 m
            • Quirino LRT Station
              690 m
            Hospital or clinic
            • MMC
              330 m
            • Robinsons Place Manila
              380 m
            Convenience store
            • Ministop
              230 m
            Cash withdrawal
            • ATM
              140 m 1 min drive

            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks
            • Robinsons Place Manila
              380 m
            • Rizal Park
              1.3 km
            • Manila Ocean Park
              1.6 km
            • National Museum
              1.6 km
            • Fort Santiago
              2.1 km
            • San Agustin Church
              2.1 km
            • Casa Manila
              2.2 km
            • Manila Cathedral
              2.5 km
            • Intramuros
              2.6 km
            • Quiapo Church
              2.9 km
            Nearby landmarks
            • My Adonai Gym
              40 m
            • Suburbia
              100 m
            • Firma
              130 m
            • Castro at Firma
              130 m
            • Sonata
              140 m
            • Bed
              140 m
            • Fabulous Laundry
              150 m
            • Sanctuario Spa
              180 m
            • EUROTEL
              200 m
            • Malate District
              230 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

            Property policies

            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 2-12 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

            Some helpful facts

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until12:00
            Getting around
            • Airport transfer fee1200 PHP
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)45
            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)250 PHP
            The property
            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
            • Number of floors2
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 21
            • Room voltage220
            • Year property opened2007

            Reviews of Malvar Hostel from real guests

            Room comfort and quality8.0
            Value for money7.7
            High score for Manila
            9+ Exceptional (37)
            8-9 Excellent (35)
            7-8 Very Good (45)
            6-7 Good (37)
            <6 Below Expectation (28)
            Guest Type

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            Showing 182 verified guest comments
            kenneth from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Diplomatic Suite Sea View
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2009

            Malvar is (fairly) Malvarous”

            Very accommodating staff; large comfortable room (junior suite) for a small premium in price.
            Beds too firm for my taste

            I have stayed at 2 other hotels in this region of Malate - Pearl Lane and Bianca's. All are good but Malvar seems best in terms of location/room size/price. As others have mentioned hotel is close to mall, bars, cafes etc. I am paranoid about outside noise such as honking horns, karaoke etc, but the room was very quiet (A/C a bit noisy). Did not eat inside hotel during my stay. Helpful staff.

            Reviewed November 25, 2009
            Russell from Australia
            Diplomatic Suite Sea View
            Stayed 1 night in June 2011

            Excellent value for money accommodation”

            Attentive staff, clean, hot showers, good tv reception and reliable wifi

            the friendly staff met and greeted us with a welcome smile. the room and bathroom was clean, tidy and spacious. we had been traveling in palawan the week before and made do with shoddy wi-fi and tv reception and inconsistent hot water access. all was fine at the malvar hostel which i think was well priced.

            Reviewed June 25, 2011
            Stacey from Australia
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2009

            Quiet and friendly hotel”

            Very quiet and clean, great location and friendly staff
            Breakfast wasnt so great

            Although the cab driver was unable to find the hotel staight away, it really was in a great location. only minutes walk from banks, Robinsons Mall and remedios circle area, I found the location very safe, the staff extremely friendly and everything clean. I paid the extra money to stay in the Junior Suite - and I think it was worth is, as the normal rooms are quite small. while space is the main difference - it is worth it. I would recommend Malvar Hostel, and will hopefully be staying there again next time I am in Manila.

            Reviewed December 30, 2009
            Diplomatic Suite Sea View
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2010

            Classy Hostel”

            Friendliness, cleaniness, beautifully decorated.
            It will be good if they provide hair dryer. It's not a neccessity, just a suggestion

            It took quite some time to find this place actually, we walked & asked for directions and most ppl were not that helpful. By then, 4 of us were sweaty, dusty, tired and moody. I guess finally spotting that hotel can be compared with finding an oasis in a desert :D Much to our surprise, it was a cosy hostel, decorated like a hotel. Friendly staffs they have. In 10 mins, we were settled in our rooms. Furnished beautifully too with comfortable beds, a fridge, huge wardrobe, and clean toilet. Just what we need :) Did i mention that the hostel has lotsa sitting area, classy decorations. Certainly camera friendly too. It's very near to Robinson's Shopping mall. Just a 5-10 mins walk. So does transportation, LRT, MRT. Very convenient if u plan to travel to other sight seeing spots or shopping malls like sm mall & greenhill. We will be going back again, when we happen to be in Manila.

            Reviewed October 16, 2010
            Michael from Germany
            Business traveler
            Diplomatic Suite Sea View
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

            best budget place in malate”

            great location, quiet, safe, excellent in room wifi

            Malvar Hostel is more a hotel than a hostel. It is right in the centre of the Malate nightlife district and yet very quiet, no music or street noise to hear. Unforntunately parts of the hotel are extremely noise on daytime. Right behind the rooms of the left side of the hotel is an open space which is used as a staff room. Hence you have from approximately 8 AM until lunch time you think you have people seating next to you chatting away, clattering with plates and listening to music. You can change rooms but there are only 2 rooms of the categorie superior deluxe, only those plus the more expensive suit come with refrigerators. So you have the choice between noise and fridge and no noise and no fridge :-( On the positive side though was the WiFi. I travel A LOT in Southeast Asia and depend on the internet. The WiFi in Malvar Hostel was the fastest and most reliable one i have had in many, many months.

            Reviewed March 28, 2011
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