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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

After returning from Palawan I stayed 2 nights at the Malvar Hostel in Malate, Manila. The Hostel is well situated near restaurants, massage parlours and karaoke bars. Just 2 blocks away there is the huge Robinson shopping mall, with restaurants, cinemas etc... A night, Malate comes alive with tourists and locals alike, looking for food, booze and fun. The Malvar... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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235 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The staff were definitely the highlight, super friendly and accommodating. The room we stayed in had no external windows (I don't think any of the rooms do) and was a bit damp. However very clean and well maintained. There was aircon which you couldn't adjust and so was a bit cold during the night, but we definitely needed it.

Thank sarahausti
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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126 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We spend only one night in this hotel we really have a good relaxing time is very clean and quite few step away by Robinson mall ermita and pedro gil lrt line 1 metro station. Next year we would like came back here if we are in manila

Thank Kelly S
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here twice during our time on the Philippines The hotel is close to the Robinson mall which is a nice shopping place. Our room was big, clean and had a perfectly working a/c. Beds are comfy and the bathroom is big with a nice shower. The guys around the front desk are just amazing!! They know what customer... More 

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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Comfort at it's best with courteous staff. The room is spacious enough with clean bathroom. Though it would be best to replace their linens especially the bed spread with a new one to make it more neat & clean and more so presentable, everything finds to be comfy. I like its quiet ambiance and interiors. The idea of the big... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stayed at the hostel with my family for 3 days and 2 nights. We choose to stay at this hostel because it is walking distance to the US Embassy. The room was clean, and spacious. The staff are all nice esp. the front desks because they always give their smiles to their clients. The floor was so clean and... More 

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Manila, Arkansas
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for the celebration of my mother's birthday. The room was clean and spacious. We feel comfortable knowing that it is a cheap hotel. What makes it perfecg is that it is near malls and convenience store. Almost near to everything! Robinsons ermita was just walking distance. And even the spa where i reserved for a massage was... More 

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Shanghai, China
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Room ( standard) was big and clean, not noisy at all, and the WiFi was powerful enough. Yes, windowless, but I hardly noticed since I wasn't there during the day . The location is a big plus in my opinion; In Malate, shops, restaurants, bars around. Area is ok (never felt unsafe). Much better than MAbini street. Good value for... More 

2 Thank dirk S
Elliessa M, Hotel Online Supervisor at Malvar Hostel, responded to this review

Dear dirk S, Thank you so much for the positive feedback about your stay. We are glad to know that you had a nice stay with us and that our rooms were appreciated, the internet connection, our good location in Manila area and most of all the value for money. Though we do not have safety deposit box inside the... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Really central location with many delicious restaurants around. The area is vibrant but not the cleanest. Hotel was good value, we had a pleasant stay in general. However, the room has no window to the outside and the wireless net isnt stable.

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

Dear EugeanYu, We really appreciate you taking time to review your stay in Malvar Hostel. We are happy to know that you had enjoyed your stay despite some concerns. Our rooms really do not have windows as the view is no longer seen from the room considering that our property is just a two-story hostel. As for the internet connection,... More 

Laoag, Philippines
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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... More 

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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... More 

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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: £31 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Malvar Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Because of the location of the building there are no windows in the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MogioMakassar, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I find all rooms to be ok since they only have two floors. Nice stairs and spacious corridors.”
 of 5 bubbles zenyTaguig, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“nice and spacious room”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 972allang, 18 Dec 2014 | Read review
“This is a two-level hostel with no elevators but staff will be there to assist you for your stuff. Second floor rooms gives you access to their very nice grand staircase.”
 of 5 bubbles 633danv, 22 Jun 2014 | Read review
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