Stay Malate

Stay Malate

1750 Adriatico Street corner Nakpil St. Dona Josefa Bldg., Manila, Luzon 1004 Philippines
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4.5
#7 of 28 hostels in Manila
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Comfort. Ease. Value. These are the catchwords that best describe Stay Malate. Stay Malate is a traveler’s and backpacker’s lodge/hostel situated in the heart of the historic and culturally vibrant Malate District in the City of Manila. Stay Malate can provide accommodations for solo or group travelers, whether on short-stay or long-term stay. Guests can choose from a range of accommodations to allow for flexibility in preference and budget. Guests can choose from either private or shared rooms, and fan rooms or air-conditioned rooms. Mixed dormitory rooms are also available, with shared bathrooms and toilets. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower and a balcony with view. All rooms are accessible by stairs and elevator. Accommodations include bed linens as well as lockers where guests can store their personal items and valuables. Outlets and reading lights are situated close to the beds and housekeeping is also provided, as well as a laundry area that guests can use. The pro
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Property amenities
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
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Location

1750 Adriatico Street corner Nakpil St. Dona Josefa Bldg., Manila, Luzon 1004 Philippines
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 99 out of 100
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Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
Pedro Gil
8 minManila Light Rail
Quirino - Malate
9 minManila Light Rail
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Robert B wrote a review Jan 2023
81 contributions15 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Near Pedro Gil LTR Manila Bay, cafes, restaurants, bars and Robinsons. Various rooms/ dorms a/c or fan, roof top cafe/ restaurant/ bar. Experienced, helpful and friendly staff. Very clean. Moderately priced. Good value for your money. I've stayed off and on for 4 years I love the place.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: A great palace to meet other travelers and base yourself.
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Wandering North wrote a review May 2023
Vancouver, Canada767 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay Malate is pretty basic, but if you are interested in good value, a central location, and meeting other travellers, it is perfect. I was traveling alone and booked a private room and a shared bathroom. The room was very simple, but it had a small patio and AC.It was all I needed. The place is a bit shabby, but it is clean and well staffed. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly and I never had to wait to use them. the showers had hot water and good water pressure. The location was perfect. I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go, with a could exceptions, and it was easy to get transport otherwise. Lots of restaurants and nightlife around.
The best thing is the rooftop cafe. Cheap and tasty food and a great place to start and end your day, chatting with other travelers.
It's not fancy but I was very happy with it and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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travelqueen wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I stayed at this hostel a couple of months ago. We didn't know what to expect prior to checking in but once there, it was hands down, the best experience we've had at a hostel. The place was clean, location was great, food was delicious, ambience was awesome, the staff---even more awesome! So very helpful. We're a family of five with an infant and we were so comfortable while there. What more could you ask for in a hostel with affordable pricing? The rooftop hangout is a big bonus, by the way. Our kids loved it! ;)
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Date of stay: March 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Star L wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For the price its one of the best hostel of malate, its really hard to find a good location and a hotel with a good WiFi. I could work and enjoy the food and great drinks. I really appreciated the comfort and the atmosphere of this place ! I will come back if I pass by Manila.
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Date of stay: November 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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mariah shinas wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is indeed a great place to stay and even mingle with other guest. Everyone is friendly and approaching specially the staff and the manager as well. They are willing to help you in some directions you wanted to go they can to book you on safety cabs :-).The rooms are simple but comfortable and toilet/bath are clean and tidy (with hot/cold shower).It is very affordable, they accept visa cards,master cards and credit cards.I will surely come back.
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Date of stay: June 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: if you want a view from the outside or smoking area choose the room with balcony.
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Yvonne wrote a review Feb 2019
Manila, Philippines1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This Guesthouse has roof top bar and a lounge Area you can really enjoy there, because you can meet other travelers from other countries. You can make new friends. And their rooms are very clean yet simple, and their bathroom And toilets are separated it seems like new renovated and they have also a hot and cold shower. And when it comes in services their staff are very friendly and approachable. The meals are not included but they have kitchen you can order it, most likely they serve Filipino dishes. But they have also a guest kitchen you can cook also your food and they provided also the kitchenware. I highly recommend this hostel.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Cheyenne H wrote a review Dec 2018
45 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 2 weeks while doing a course in Manila and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I wasn’t looking forward to finishing my trip in the Philippines with two weeks in Manila but it ended up growing on me. The staff at Stay Malate are all super friendly and knowledgeable about transport and places to go in the Philippines. I stayed in both the AC and fan dorm and both were super clean with two showers and two toilets in each. To make things even better, there’s also a kitchen for guest use. The rooftop area is a really nice place to hang out and they have a very reasonably priced bar there too. Next time I’m back in Manila, I’ll definitely choose Stay Malate again :)
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Rafal C wrote a review Aug 2018
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This guesthouse has a central lounge area for everyone to come in and chill during their stay, WHICH I LOVE! There are open windows that have a nice breeze constantly coming through. Couple blocks away from the Robinson's Mall for anything you need and 7-elevens left and right for quick stops! Lovely place!
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Check out Rizo Park during your stay! Such a beautiful park
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Azu G wrote a review Jul 2018
Melun, France389 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
With my friend we stayed two nights in dorm. You can find 2 bathrooms and toilet, only cold shower, the beds are basic but normal for the price. We paid 350 php per night/person. I don't know for the private rooms.

The wifi didn't work well in the room but you have a big common space, a tv also and a bar. The breakfast is not include but you can order food from their kitchen.

The staff was helpfull each time we needed and they offered a welcome shoot also.

It's a correct place if you need for a short time.

In front of the hostel you have a 'local' restaurant, otherwise many bars and other restaurant around.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jumboaway wrote a review Jun 2018
Panglao, Philippines28 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm used to stay here since 2009. Formerly called "Friendlies" owned by Benny a Filipino guy amazing friendly and generous.

A German took it over, renamed it to "Wanderers" and new strict rules ruined the great atmosphere. I decided after the first experience with this guy not to stay there anymore.

Nowadays again owned by a Filipino guy it's beautiful again!

Ok the rooms, bathrooms are far away of comfortable or modern. The best part is the 5. floor with a kind of open living room, kitchen and bar open till night.

The food offered here is delicious and inexpensive, same as the drinks in the bar. A good meeting point for travellers, no need to go out. If you like to your are already located in the night life area.

WiFi of course is existent but often times it's much better to chat with other guests.

I've got back my favourite place to stay in the capital!😎
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
₱820 - ₱995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonMetro ManilaManilaMalate
NUMBER OF ROOMS
71
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stay Malate
Which popular attractions are close to Stay Malate?
Nearby attractions include Robinsons Place Mall (0.5 km), Malate District (0.3 km), and Plaza Rajah Sulayman (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stay Malate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Stay Malate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Stay Malate?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Aristocrat Restaurant, Market Cafe, and Cafe Adriatico.
Are there any historical sites close to Stay Malate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Santiago (3.1 km), Casa Manila (2.3 km), and Bonifacio High Street (7.3 km).
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