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The Townhouse Hostel

Hostel | Villa Carolina Townhouse, 201 Roxas Blvd & Bayview Drive, #31, Tambo, Paranaque Manila, Philippines --

67.0% Overall Rating

87 out of 174 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/08/2015)

ronald malliagh thinks…

"I found Bill ans Lorna very considerate. I had a problem with computers and credit and Bill waited until my USA business was able to send me Western Ubion. Lorna even drove me to the airport in case…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 2.58
  • Breakfast USD 1.72

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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We've welcomed world traveller guests from 93 countries since 1986. Your “home away from home" in the Philippines with 24 hour airport service, 10 to 15 minutes, 2-1/2 km to 4km from all 4 manila airport terminals. One week free excess baggage storage for room guests. Home cooked meals served daily! We understand how tough it is to save enough to travel and know from experience how to budget our expenses so offer the lowest and largest choice of 8 room rates near the manila airports. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget 2 person (Shared bathroom)

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Budget Double (Private bathroom)

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Double (Private bathroom)

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Deluxe Family Room (Private bathroom)

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Deluxe Double (Private bathroom)

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About The Townhouse Hostel

2014 Update! Phase 1 & 2 of our renovation have been completed. Now working on Phase 3 with a 4th floor rooftop where guests can enjoy the sunshine and view of Manila Bay maybe even the sunset depending on the new casino hotel development between us and the sea. By June 2014, we begin Phase 4 of our renovation which can be finished in 3+ months . We're hoping that getting rid of all the wood floors and ceilings creating higher concrete ceilings will make our rooms cooler and help eliminate the vermin so common in urban areas with tropical climates. We are very open minded world travellers and love to go travelling ourselves for months at a time and also to hang out at our beach house and resort on Boracay Island. We love the incredible diversity of our townhouse guests coming from all walks of life, from with all levels of education from high school drop outs to university PhDs, being of all races and all religions and of all ages from infants with families to 83+ year olds young enough to keep on loving life and from 93 countries so far, some who have travelled to over 190+ countries in their lifetime to those who landed in the Philippines for the first time, 'brave' enough to leave their hometowns. Recently we have realized this incredible diverse mix of guests is not embraced by some guests who prefer a narrower, like minded, similar age group from similar economic backgrounds as themselves. So if you crave companionship and to be around people more like yourselves our guest house style townhouse may not be 'your cup of tea' so where ever you decide to stay we hope you enjoy your stay in the Philippines to the max and go for it with enthusiasm.

We opened the door of our 3 bedroom 2 baths townhouse as a hobby, Jan 1986 after we'd travelled and worked in Asia, Europe & USA for 10 years. We've stayed in bamboo, beach huts, Asian Guesthouses, Spanish Pensionnes, American & European campgrounds, hostels, Korean Yogwans and Japanese Ryokans on shoestring budget. So welcome aboard!

Accommodation Information

The Townhouse as a low budget, safe, clean and friendly place to stay in Manila. Now, after continuous improvements and expansion projects their guesthouse provides a warm, family atmosphere where travellers meet, exchange travel stories and enjoy the "magic" energy of world travel in a safe, comfortable setting with 34 unique bedrooms (no 2 rooms the same) with fan cooled and air-conditioned rooms and with private baths and share bathrooms, 29 rooms in the main building & 6 fan cooled budget rooms & newly relocated dormitory with 4 bed spaces in our unit 11 a short 65 meter walk down Bayview Drive.

Our first guests were 5 Swedish young men I met in Hong Kong who had met on the trans-Siberian railway and were heading to the Philippines; since then travellers from 93 countries have stayed with us. After a few years, guests had written to Lonely Planet, Jens Peters' Publication and other travel guides recommending our place so over 3000 guests pass through our place each year.

Location Information

The Townhouse Hotel/ Hostel is located 2.5 km to 4 km from all 4 Manila terminals on Bayview Drive just off of Manila Bay's coconut palm tree lined Roxas Blvd. The Townhouse hotel is the only place in Manila that provides the blend of a warm, friendly meeting place for 'world travellers' in safe, clean, homey atmosphere at the lowest rates in Manila. We are happy to welcome you to the family of world travellers!

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