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352 Total Reviews
Great Location
Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

The Townhouse Hotel / Hostel Manila owned and operated by Bill and Lorna, after traveling the world in the 1970s and 80s after high school and university, stayed in guest houses, yeogwans, pensionnes, ryokans, campgrounds and native style beach huts then decided to start a family so in 1986, opened the doors of their 3 bedroom 2 bath Villa Carolina Townhouse unit #31 as a hobby to welcome world travelers on a budget.

After a few years by word of mouth among backpackers, starting with 5 Swedish young men they'd met in Hong Kong who were heading to the Philippines, being added to the Lonely Planet and Jens Peters travel guides and creating our own website and facebook page eventually 3000+ world traveler on a budget from 93 countries and Filipinos from each and every province in the Philippines passed through each and every year since the early 1990s.

The Townhouse Hotel / Hostel Manila provides a basic simple unisex 6 bed fan cooled share bath dormitory at P200 / bedspace, 9 basic fan cooled, share bath private rooms for P400 / P600 / night / 1 or 2 persons + P200/ extra person, 8 fan cooled rooms with private bath / Cable TV / P600 / P700 / night /1 or 2 persons and 15 air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom, electric hot shower, Cable TV, P1000 /night / 1 or 2 persons P200 / extra person(s) After the European Union formed in 1993 for 10 years, the younger generation in Europe found it more difficult to save up for travels to Asia for more than 6 to 8 weeks so we welcomed more Filipino overseas workers, Filipino students, Balikbayans, Philippines' provincial business owners both foreigners and Filipinos and foreign expat retirees, all on low budgets in a safe, clean and friendly place to stay in Manila near all 4 Manila airports, NAIA 1, NAIA 2, NAIA 3 and NAIA 4. Now, after continuous improvements and expansion projects our guesthouse style hotel / hostel has evolved into 4 townhouse units with 29 unique bedrooms (no 2 rooms the same) in the main building of 4 attached Townhouse units, #30, #31, #32, #33 and7 fan cooled budget rooms & 6 bed spaces in our 5th Townhouse unit # 11 a short 65 meter walk down Bayview Drive away from Roxas Blvd so more quiet.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE! As of May Nov 8, 2019 to Nov 8, 2020 our 4 units, #11, #30, 31 & 33 with 22 private rooms have been FULLY BOOKED and paid in advance for 6 months leaving Unit 32 in the main building with 2 ground floor P1000/ night AirCon rooms, 1 second floor fan cooled room with share bathrooms which can sleep 3 or 4 person at P200/ extra person and 2 larger second floor P1000/ night / 1 or 2 persons Aircon rooms unit 32 which also can sleep 3 or 4 persons at same P150/ extra person for a Total of 7 private rooms PLEASE TAKE NOTE! Recently we have rented 3 or these rooms monthly leaving only 3 rooms available for short term guests

Reviews & Ratings

352 Total Reviews
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Nov 07, 2023
Fine for a short stop in Manila as it is cheap and close to the airport. However, I did not enjoy my stay here. The location is in a dodgy area, and the property has limited security (just a small padlock on the door). The room was unclean with many bugs, and pipes in the bathroom were leaking. Despite booking a 2-person room, it felt more like a 1person room and bed. Staff were difficult to find upon check-in and throughout our stay when trying to ask for help.
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Female, 25-30
Oct 22, 2023
The building itself is quite old, some area need repairs i.e. ceilings. The room rates is affordable for its location which is close to malls and airports. Unfortunately no private bath rooms on its Aircon rooms. Staff are accommodating. Thanks to Ma'am Leah.
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Male, 41+
Oct 12, 2023
Unfortunately we did not enjoy our stay here at all. The location was dodgy, with no secure way to lock the doors. I couldve removed that lock with a toothbrush. The room itself smelled moldy and damp. Bedding had stains and the Bathroom had leaks everywhere and was quite old. The toilet did flush. The staff was friendly but nowhere to be seen after the check in. I wouldn't recommend staying here.
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Couple, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cable TV
    • Parking
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe

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