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Laoag, Philippines
Reviewed 19 December 2014

This hostel is a sister hostel/hotel to the Las Palmas hotel on Mabini St. in Ermita and just a couple of streets away. The Malvar looks small from the front but is surprisingly large on the inside, it is a converted mansion, At first look you would think this hostel was only recently opened, in fact it is seven years...

1Thank Allan G
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Allan G, First of all, the team of Malvar Hostel would like to thank you for the informative review you have shared to our fellow travelers who are looking for a place to stay in Manila. We are so overwhelmed by the kind words and comments telling us how great was your recent stay with us. Thank you for...

Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Stayed here for a couple of days. Although the area is know as a busy district, this one is quite hidden and thus provides a nice atmosphere to relax on. The place is also not so pricey compare to the other hotels in the area.

1Thank Teru29
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Teru29, We would like to thank you for your time sharing your comments during your stay with us. We are happy to know that you had a good stay with us. You are right that we are located in a busy district of Manila and thank you for the appreciation on our location and rate. Thank you and we...

Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Malvar Hostel gave me a good value for money. Everytime I visit Metro Manila, I check in to this place. They offer doscounts and service is excellent. Hotel staff are polite. Rooms are clean and convenient for short and long stays. Room service is good especially on terms of cleanliness. The place is strategically located and safe. Its more peaceful...

1Thank Nashrene R
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Nashrene R, We would like to extend our thanksgiving on the very good rating and comments you have shared with everyone who will be able to read this review. It is so great seeing how good you have described the location, the area and most importantly the staff and affordable rate that we can provide to our valued guests....

Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Near Robinsons, Mcdo, Ministop. Staffs we're very accommodating and approachable. It's indeed affordable. Room was fine. atmosphere is peaceful. I had a great stay 😊 and I'll surely recommend this hostel for others to stay.

1Thank Nikka C
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Nikka C, We are pleased to know that you had a great stay with us. Your review will surely give a good picture in choosing a place to stay here in Manila, Philippines. The high rating you have given us is another good point that will help travelers for Malvar Hostel an options. And most of all, we thank...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is our go-to place for hotel accommodation whenever in Manila. Lovely rooms, excellent bedding (very fluffy pillows that comes with nice comforter & blanket) - will definitely give you a very good sleep. Real nice ambiance and interiors around the hostel (it has the rustic feel but modern). It's clean and the staff are just wonderful. They are pleasant...

1Thank Dan V
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Dan V, We would like to thank you for the good review you have shared about Malvar Hostel. We are in aim to provide an accommodation with excellent service at all times and offering the best value for money. Rest assured that we will maintain the best practices for our guest comfort as 'we care'. We hope to see...

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Having stayed in afew hotels in the Ermita and Malate areas over the last 8 years .Malvar " Hotel "is a nice surprise. Value for money. Hallways and staircase leading to the !st floor is anice work of art. Convenient location to restaurants,,malls, airport and entertainment centres ( Mall of Asia Arena, Cultural Center of the Philippines etc. Will always...

Thank Fredkilos
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Fredkilos, We are very glad to read wonderful words about Malvar Hostel for your feedback on your recent stay here. These made us inspired in everything we do to endlessly provide the best service and offers for our valued guests. And what make us more grateful is that knowing you will consider us again on your next visit. For...

Robina, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Malvar Hostel is a lovely little hostel in the middle of Malate. Unfortunately, it is also centered in the middle of the red light district. Western men who have hired Filipino women are a regular occurrence in this hotel, and there are people sleeping and children begging on the streets everywhere. However, the hostel itself was lovely. Our room was...

1Thank Ameliascribe
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Greetings from Malvar Hostel! We really appreciate the positive feedback about our property. We would like to thank you for sharing your experience during your stay with us. We hope that you will be considering our property again in your many visits in Manila. We look forward to see you again! Sincerely, Elliessa Maclang-Marantan Hotel Online Supervisor

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2014

It has been a value for money "hostel within a hotel " with a superb location and a very competent staff, with these it's a home away from home. Though there was a confusion about the inclusion of our package booked online thru Expedia it has been smoothly sorted anyways.

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Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Maxie O, Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay at Malvar Hostel. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed it. Rest assured that we will continuously provide the best service we can. We do hope that you will come back again and choose Malvar Hostel on your next visit. Again, thank you....

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is a really nice place to stay clean and arty. Staffs are very helpful and nice. Neighborhood is not superb but Robinson's is nearby. Rooms are great and free wifi and many tv channels. Quiet and unassuming the interior public areas are very well laid out with historical quality art pieces.

Thank Sifuram
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear baronram, Greetings from Malvar Hostel! Thank you for such kind of comments you have extended to us. These words are music to our ears that keep us inspired to do are very best. On behalf of the entire team of Malvar Hostel, thank you so much for the positive review and for the very high rating given to us....

Upminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Have stayed in this area many times and slowly watched the room prices rise, so I looked around and found this place. It is NOT what I would call a hostel, as the name suggests, it is a nice hotel. Safe deposit box behind desk, tv in room, nice shower and decent beds. My only gripe was I could not...

1Thank markallanwainwright
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear markallanwainwright, Reading your review to start the year is very inspiring. We are very thankful that you have enjoyed your stay with us and for finding our property a nice 'hotel'--as what you have called it. As we welcome 2014, we are also excited to welcome you again here at Malvar Hostel in the near future. Sincerely, Elliessa Maclang-Marantan...

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Additional Information about Malvar Hostel

Address: 636 Gen. Malvar St. | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Price Range: ₹ 1,945 - ₹ 2,917 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Malvar Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“some interior rooms have no window, but then the window rooms do not have a view.”
planbee2016, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Because of the location of the building there are no windows in the rooms.”
MogioMakassar, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I find all rooms to be ok since they only have two floors. Nice stairs and spacious corridors.”
zenyTaguig, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“nice and spacious room”
dred69, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“As this hostel runs from the front street backwards none of the rooms are on the main street so they should all be quiet.”
972allang, 18 Dec 2014 | Read review
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