The newest kid on the block (or blog) is the Where2Next Manila Hostel. One can not get more central than this in the Malate backpacker area. Founded by two Italian-Filipina sisters who grew up in Australia, the hostel has a real Australian backpacker vibe. Spacious dorm rooms, big communal area, and huge lockers, it’s not surprising that this place has become a contender since it opened in September of this year.
Where2Next Manila Hostel
1776 Adriatico St., Malate, Manila, Philippines, 1004 (It’s right beside Bedrock Bar.) tel. (632)354-3533
700 pesos (14 US$) for a dorm; 1750 pesos (35 US$) for a private room for 2
150 pesos (3 US$) for bag storage; free wi-fi and open kitchen