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Welcome to Manila, a city teeming with energy and culture. For those seeking the best backpacker hostels in Manila, we’ve scoured the streets and found the coolest spots for you to crash, each oozing with charm and charisma. So, grab your backpack, and let’s dive into the heart of Manila’s hostel scene.

Mad Monkey Hostels

Mad Monkey is where the fun begins! It’s not just a place to sleep; it’s a place to live it up. With vibrant common areas, super comfy dorms, and a buzzing bar scene, you’re in for a treat. Expect themed parties, cultural immersion, and a social atmosphere that’ll make you feel like part of a global family. Plus, their commitment to sustainable tourism means your stay contributes to local communities. How cool is that?

Location: MAP

Contact: +63 915 842 9571 | Facebook

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Laughter, friendship, and endless happy moments, photo courtesy of Mad Monkey Hostels

Lub d Philippines

Lub d Philippines stands out with its millennial-focused amenities like amazing bunks, a coffee shop, and a coworking space. It’s perfect for those who want to mix relaxation with a bit of productivity. The Grab ‘n’ Go Bar offers delightful bites, while the pool table promises friendly matches among new friends​​.

Location: MAP

Contact: +63 2 8541 6358 | Facebook

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A place that blends fun, work, and social vibes, photo courtesy of Lub d Philippines

Crossroads Hostel Manila

Crossroads Hostel Manila offers a cozy, well-located base near SM Megamall and Shangri-La Plaza. Air-conditioned dorms with comfy bunks and free WiFi make it a practical choice for budget travelers​​.

Location: MAP

Contact: +63 947 895 7600 | Facebook

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Cozy budget haven, photo courtesy of Crossroads Hostel Manila


For those craving a bit of privacy and fun, Z-Hostel is your spot. They will welcome you with a free Poblacion Walking Tour and fun events, it’s an ultimate social hub. Guests have appreciated the attention to their needs and the overall level of service provided at Z Hostel, making it a commendable option among backpacker hostels in Manila.

Location: MAP

Contact: +63 917 889 8531 | Facebook

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City views, laughter, and memories in the making, photo courtesy of Z-Hostel

Nomads MNL Hostel

NomadsMNL Hostel in Paranaque offers a blend of local charm and modern comforts. Located near the Mall of Asia Arena and other key attractions, this hostel provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared kitchen, and room service to add convenience, making it ideal for those who appreciate a homely atmosphere.

Location: MAP

Contact: +63 968 872 7942 | Facebook

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Cozy beds and a warm vibe make it feel like home, photo courtesy of Nomads MNL

Airport Hostel Manila

Right in the heart of the action and just a hop, skip, and jump from the Mall of Asia Arena and Newport Mall, Airport Hostel Manila is a jewel among backpacker hostels in Manila. With its indoor pool and room service, it’s the ultimate pit stop for globe-trotters on the move!

Location: MAP

Contact: +63 2 7934 5420 | Facebook

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A serene escape at the Airport Hostel Manila indoor pool, photo courtesy of Airport Hostel Manila

Abraham Manila

Located conveniently near Power Plant Mall, Glorietta Mall, and Greenbelt Mall, Abraham Manila Makati provides easy access to the city’s vibrant shopping and dining scenes. The hostel features a shared lounge, terrace, welcoming bar, free WiFi, and 24-hour front desk.

Location: MAP

Contact: +63 2 8573 1461 | Facebook

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Ready for late-night talks and adventures, photo courtesy of Abraham PR

Ola! Hostel

Let’s not forget the newest gem in Manila’s hostel scene, Ola! Hostel. It’s quickly making a name for itself with its fresh, modern design and friendly, welcoming vibe. Ola! is more than just a place to stay; it’s where stories are shared, friendships are forged, and adventures begin.

Location: MAP

Contact: (02) 8805 4710 | Facebook

The vibrant atmosphere of Ola! Hostel Roof Deck Bar, photo courtesy of Ola! Hostel Manila

Ready, Set, Manila!

Manila’s hostel scene is a melting pot of cultures, experiences, and fun, just waiting for you to dive in. Whether you’re a solo backpacker, a couple on a romantic getaway, or a digital nomad, there’s a perfect spot for you in this vibrant city. So pack your bags, grab your sense of adventure, and get ready to make memories at these amazing backpacker hostels in Manila!

More Information About Best Backpacker Hostels in Manila!

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About the Author

Gellie Jane works as a Marketing Officer at Mad Monkey Philippines. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her daughter and fur babies, watching Netflix, and reading books.