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“OMP - TheAwesome Hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Our Melting Pot

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Our Melting Pot
Certificate of Excellence
Manila
2 reviews
“OMP - TheAwesome Hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

They'r great people, we stayed two nights, we've got a perfect breakfast and a free tour around the Old Manila!! The price is the best Part, 550P per night in a share room with 6 beds. Clean rooms and toilets...............................

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mindanao, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Long ago in my misspent youth I stayed in hostels like this. Nice to see that although hippies and flower power and long hair and beards have receded into the distant past, there are still young travelers (without beards and long hair, but with smart phones and laptops) who are interested in other countries and cultures.

Our Melting Pot is a good place to stay if you are REALLY traveling on a tight budget. If you are like me, with a bit more money, then there are much better buys than this in Manila. As an extreme example, the Oasis Hotel in Paco Park is 1,500 pesos per night vs. 1,800 pesos at Our melting pot for a double with attached shower and toilet - and the Oasis has all the "mod cons" and a swimming pool. Plus a GREAT restaurant.

Our melting pot is a good place to stay is your budget is tight, if you actually want to tour in Manila (most unusually for a hotel in the Philippines, there are listed tours), and if you want to talk with other like minded folks about the joys/pitfalls of traveling in the Philippines.

Be warned, the hostel is hard to find and up four long flights of stairs covered with a FILTHY rug! As well, since the publication of Lonely Planet, the hostel has moved from a block away and it has no connection with the posh hotel with the pool and exercise room as described in that book.

Room Tip: Good contact and sightseeing starting point. If you want a private room, LOTS of better and cheaper...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Very nice services and clean hostel. The hostel is safe and sound, near all main travel destination. Opposite to the hostel is a event square where having good local street food and music at weekend.
There are free tour to Old Manila Town also, very interesting and fun !!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Hai N
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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed at this hostel for two nights, we just completely entrust to our favorite website for hostels which it had very nice review. I took a taxi from the airport to get to the hostel a journey of about 25 minutes, it was difficult to find the right building, it is not widely known but it stands right along the main road.
Arrived early morning around 7am even though it was early but I was greeted by a member of the staff which allowed me to check in and he kindly let me have breakfast. Hostel clean, friendly hotel in a quiet area of ​​Manila, around the hostel there are several restaurants and a large supermarket where you can do your own shopping and cook something at the hostel. Of course it is necessary to reach Intramuros for a visit and the best way to do that is take the bus at the nearest stop close to the petrol station which is located two blocks away on the left aprox 30 minutes ride to get there. All in all it was a wonderful experience here at OMP Hostel, I met many tourists from all over the world and I had the opportunity to talk to most of them. The only flaw is perhaps the bedrooms, I chose a mix dorm 6 beds, small room and very little space to allocate the suitcases, but each bed had its own tent to have a little 'privacy, comfortable beds.
I could recommend this cheap hostel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Magellano81
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London
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Pros:
Breakfast provided
Bunks are sectioned off with a curtain for privacy
Easy to charge electronics
Nice bathrooms with hot showers.
Helpful sand friendly staff
Nice people staying there
Computers free to use
Free wifi
Beni's falafel nearby,

Cons:
Print out a map for your taxi driver if coming from the airport! It is in an obvious place but Manila is so big that they did not know how to find it easily.
Two floors up.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Thank sophwild
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed at OMP for three nights and then came back for another because I loved it! The location is great in the middle of makati city, everything you need from grocery stores to great restaurants and bars are right there! Also the place has great room and the best common area with a kitchen, couches, computers (and free wifi)- a great place to meet fellow backpackers! But the real reson I came back was the great staff and the great atmosphere they created! Always with a smile (a real one) and helping with everything(booking, advice for the trip etc..), and of course they provide a great old Manila tour with a great guide (boodi) for FREE! This was the perfect way to start my journey at the Philippines!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

They have the nicest location, provide free old Manila tour with a great guy( Budi? not sure how to spell) which is really helpful for stranger to Manila and kind staff (Elvie). Truly recommend OMP!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Our Melting Pot
Address: 7844 Makati Avenue corner Guerrero Street | 4/F Mavenue Building, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 57 Speciality Lodging in Makati
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience traveling to the Philippines on a budget in an area where everything seems upscale and expensive as you stay in Our Melting Pot. Our place consists of several private rooms and dorm-type accommodation to suit your budget and need. It is new, modern, peaceful and well-managed and is a relatively manageable distance from the major city attractions and the important places to visit in the greater Manila area. We are at the heart of Makati, the entertainment and financial capital of the Philippines. ... more   less 
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