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2218 Leveriza Street Malate, Manila, Luzon 2218 Philippines
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Welcome to Makabata Guesthouse and Cafe! We are a social enterprise and youth training center run by Bahay Tuluyan, a children's rights organization. We have 14 rooms guesthouse designed with comfort and affordability at heart. We strive to provide intrepid travellers with a unique experience with a relaxing stay.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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beanmanandwife wrote a review Mar 2020
Zurich, Switzerland278 contributions70 helpful votes
This place is mainly staffed by at-risk youth in order to give them a chance at taking another path in life. The ones we met while there were very friendly and well-meaning, but by our observations they are not getting sufficient hospitality training. This could easily be remedied with just a little more effort. The room was spacious, reasonably clean and had a large, en-suite toilet. Good sunset views from the top floor terrace. Downsides to this location need to be considered carefully. The neighborhood is very messy and unclean (like much of Manila.) Worse is the church directly opposite the guesthouse which has loudspeakers attached to its steeple. These were blaring various messages, sermons, etc at extremely unfortunate times, particularly early on Sunday morning. If you choose to stay here, insist on a room that does not front the street.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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CharmingHoney wrote a review Jul 2018
Manila, Philippines162 contributions65 helpful votes
This hotel is near the manila zoo and sm Harrison. Very easy to locate, don't be dismayed by the environment but be delighted by the service they provide. They would do if possible your request just to serve you. Like a little surprise I requested for the 40th anniversary of our parents. Don't expect fancy accommodation, they got basic amenities, decent rooms, comfortable stay. good food too. just bring your own toiletries but their service is excellent.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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noel_mrcs wrote a review May 2018
Manila, Philippines26 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed here for 1 night for the INC World Wide Walk 2018. This is a guesthouse, not a hotel, so better lower your standards. For a guesthouse, I can say that the price is very worth it. The property is located within walking distance from Harrison Plaza, SM Hypermart, and Century Park Hotel towards the left, and Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, and Manila Zoo towards the right. However, the vicinity of the Guesthouse itself is right smack within a residential area. A turn off to some but if you don't mind mingling with the locals, then it should be fine. The guesthouse was an aging 4-story building, equipped with elevators using modern key cards, conference rooms, and a small cafe in the lobby. The room itself is roomy (mine is a superior room #302) with a queen bed, freshly painted walls, 32-inch LED TV, cold aircon, huge bathroom, and a veranda. Note that the view is limited to the Church on the opposite side and the street itself. Basic tables and chairs are present in the room and a cabinet to store your clothes. No refrigerator. What stands out is Ms. Liza, the person in-charge at the lobby, who was very accommodating during my inquiries over the phone, check in, and check out. She deserves to be employed in a 5-star Hotel for her outstanding services. Overall, the place is recommended for its price as a guesthouse.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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lenie p wrote a review Jan 2018
Baguio, Philippines49 contributions12 helpful votes
glad that their profits go directly to charity but they should make up rooms if guests are staying for more than 1 one night. Meals are decent (breakfast). Prices just right for backpackers and young travelers. Quite clean too.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
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foodishlove wrote a review Aug 2017
20 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here for how many nights, very affordable. Staff are very accomodating and friendly,clean bedroom and comfort room. Parking space is for reservation. Free breakfast is average. Its a social enterprise as well.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
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Hannah Q wrote a review Apr 2017
107 contributions30 helpful votes
This hotel is part of a non-profit charity (Bahay Tuluyan) supporting kids on the street. Some of the staff in the hotel are the kids who have been supported by the charity over the years and now are working in the hotel. The hotel provides them with essential skills to move into the workforce and better their futures. The hotel itself is good value and the staff take care of you. Whilst the lift isn't ready yet, the staff will happily take your bags up the stairs. The rooms are simple and have everything you need. There is air con which cools the room very fast. The location is good for the bay and local restaurants. If you want to avoid the touristy shopping district of Makati and get a better feel for local culture, Malate is a good spot to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MILDRED wrote a review Apr 2016
Catbalogan, Philippines39 contributions15 helpful votes
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My first time to this guesthouse. We reserved for the room 501. And the view was amazing there. There was a balcony. It was good for 3 only but we had an extra bed for 400 pesos. They serve free breakfast. The pancake i ordered took 30 mins for me to wait. I was the first one to order but the other people who came late was first served with pancakes. I guess there is no good communication between the staff there and i hope they change that. Some staff are nice and some aren't. The shower dont work properly in our room. The view was amazing as well as the staff. Friendly, well mostly. Just ask to them nicely. No elevator but it is under construction now.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Fifth floor, there elevator is still on construction. 501 to be specific. Good for three. The...
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PatataAlCaliu wrote a review Mar 2016
Thailand29 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed there a couple of times. The first one when we arrived to Philippines, and the second one, the day before leaving. There were 2 reasons that made us choose this place: the area (Malate), and the fact that it's a fundation that helps the street kids, teaches them how to work in hotels, with tourists,... Helping them to get experience and skills to “leave the streets” and have a nice future. There are some reviews that say that, as this kids are learning, the place is sometimes disorganized,... But it's not what we found. We arrived really late at night both times, and there was always somebody waiting for us, knowing exactly what had to be done, helping out with the bags, giving directions about the area (money changers, where to catch a taxi,…). The rooms are nice and spacious, really clean and confortable. And the breakfast (there are a few different choices) is really nice and gets you ready for a day walking around Manila, or for a day of planes and airports. And the area is great for us, is a very “local” street full of smily people. Really close by, in the same street, there is a lively and interesting street market, and a few more steps away you get to a touristy street with bars, restaurants,... From the hotel, we walked to Intramuros and Chinatown in a morning, and was not tiring at all. The only “negative” thing that I would point out: If you plan to have a nice and long sleep till late in the morning make sure that you get a quiet room... The second time we were there our room was directly in front of a church with really loud speakers with the whole mass, songs and prayers.... at 5.30 in the morning. Was OK cause we wanted to do a lot of things that morning but, If you want a quiet place to sleep long hours...well... All this said, If we go back to Manila, we are going to go back there for sure, for the great service and for the fact that you make a difference for all those kids, and the society.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Butakovmtg wrote a review Nov 2015
Barnaul, Russia6 contributions2 helpful votes
I've been traveling pretty hard last 3 years and it's the 1st place i've checked out before the supposed time, wifi was not working, shower was not working, AC was making a noise, but it still was pretty hot in the room. The breakfast was pretty bad, and when i walked out i've seen something very similar in some kind of open street eatery(that's just an observation, may be i'm wrong) for like 20 pesos. There are cocks start screaming in about 6 a.m.
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Just pick another hotel
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alona1221 wrote a review Jun 2015
Mindanao, Philippines7 contributions4 helpful votes
I with my family stayed 2 nights, in a family room, in this hotel last march 2015 and what can I say, it is really a value for money. the family room was in the 5th floor with no elevator. I just had a slight complain about their breakfast. It took them about 45 minutes for my pancake to be served. they should have informed me that they do not have the ingredients so they can't serve it or it's not available for now. my family were already eating their breakfast, hotdog or corned beef with rice, except me. They only served the pancake after 45 minutes of me waiting and complaining. That was really bad experience but I can still recommend this budget hotel, because this is close to manila zoo and robinson's place and you will help those orphans they were helping.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe
Which popular attractions are close to Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe?
Nearby attractions include Exklusiv Nightclub (0.5 km), San Andres Market (0.4 km), and The Temple Of Heaven (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Angrydobo, Tsurumaru, and Bourn Food Station.
Does Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Makabata Guesthouse & Cafe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bonifacio High Street (6.9 km), Casa Manila (3.0 km), and Fort Santiago (3.8 km).