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Townhouse Hotel Hostel

Villa Carolina Townhouse, 31 Bayview Drive, Paranaque City Metro-Manila, Manila, Philippines

We've welcomed world traveller guests on a low budget from 94 countries since 1986, the latest being Papia New Guinea. Your home away from home in the Philippines with 24 hour check-in and airport service( from time to time our driver is not available so please be understanding) , 10 to 20 minutes depending on traffic ( massive construction since 2014 means it could be over an hour ), 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 at Lorna's step-sister, Elena's Kithen! Hopefull I can post pictures of her meals because the images will make your mouth water whether you're hungry or not. 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 5 private room rates near the 4 manila airport terminals, NAIA 1, NAIA 2 NAIA 3 and NAIA 4 and only 300 meters from The City of Dreams Casino and 4+ km from The Mall of Asia( my wife and I walked in 30 minutes ) with special events weekly and frequent fireworks shows on the weekends Read more

67% Overall Rating 38 out of 63 customers would recommend this property based on 63 reviews

Atmosphere 65%

Cleanliness 56%

Facilities 65%

Location 74%

Safety 65%

Staff 74%

Value 74%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 3.74USD
  • Breakfast 2.49USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Manila?

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We've welcomed world traveller guests on a low budget from 94 countries since 1986, the latest being Papia New Guinea. Your home away from home in the Philippines with 24 hour check-in and airport service( from time to time our driver is not available so please be understanding) , 10 to 20 minutes depending on traffic ( massive construction since 2014 means it could be over an hour ), 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 at Lorna's step-sister, Elena's Kithen! Hopefull I can post pictures of her meals because the images will make your mouth water whether you're hungry or not. 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 5 private room rates near the 4 manila airport terminals, NAIA 1, NAIA 2 NAIA 3 and NAIA 4 and only 300 meters from The City of Dreams Casino and 4+ km from The Mall of Asia( my wife and I walked in 30 minutes ) with special events weekly and frequent fireworks shows on the weekends Read more

Shared Rooms

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Basic 3 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Standard 4 Bed Family Room Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Basic Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Basic

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Basic

About Townhouse Hotel

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 eventually 3000 to 4000 travelers 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 / P500 / night / 1 or 2 persons + P150/ 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 P150 / 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 26 unique bedrooms (no 2 rooms the same) in the main building of 4 attached Townhouse units, #30, #31, #32, #33 and 6 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.

2015 Update! Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 of our renovations which began 18 months ago will soon be completed. Now working on Phase 3 after finishing our new 4th floor roof garden where guests can soon enjoy the sunshine and panoramic sunset view of Manila Bay, City of Dreams Casino Complex nearly across the street on Roxas Blvd and view of the Metro-Manila forever growin skyline. We are planning to celebrate the opening of the roof garden and last phas of renovation sometime in December with a traditional lechon / roast pig party and buffet but it's impossible to set the date at the moment. The roof garden will be open 8AM to 11AM for coffee, tea and breakfast then 2PM to 7PM for happy hour sunshine and sunset drinks with children under 10 years old not allowed and children under 18 must be accompanied by their parents or elder family members.

Accommodation Information

The Townhouse Hotel / Hostel Manila provides basic simple fan cooled rooms with share bath for P400 / P500 / night / 1 or 2 persons + P150/ extra person, P600 / P700 / fan cooled rooms with private bath / Cable TV / 1 or 2 persons and P1000 / air-conditioned rooms with Cable TV electric hot shower /night / 1 or 2 persons P150 / extra person(s) to backpacker travelers, Filipino overseas workers, Balikbayans, Filipino students and small business owners both foreigners and Filipinos who live all over the Philippines islands , all on tight low budgets in a safe, clean and friendly place to stay in Manila. Now, after continuous improvements and expansion projects our guesthouse style hotel 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, 32 rooms in 4 attached Townhouse units, the main building and 6 fan cooled budget rooms & newly relocated dormitory with 6 bed spaces in our Townhosue 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 airports, NAIA 1, NAIA 2 NAIA 3 (most far 4+km ) & NAIA 4 ( most near 2.5km ) on Bayview Drive just off of Manila Bay's coconut palm tree lined Roxas Blvd. When taking a taxi tell them Roxas (pronounced ro hoss ) Blvd , Bayview International Towers near corner NAIA Road only 1 minute away, take the first right turn on Bayview Drive.
Take Note: Use GrabTaxi with GPS and to Avoid being Over Charged. Our 24 Hour Airport Service in Blue Delica Van Temporarily Not Available due to our former driver, Robert has not returned from his province since the last major typhoon.

Manila has 4 Airport terminals: NAIA 1( mostly Foreign International Airlines / Taxi Meter Fare P100 to P110), NAIA 2( mostly Philippine Airlines Taxi Fare 115 to P125 ), NAIA 3 (mostly Cebu Pacific Airlines & Discount airlines booked on-line / Taxi Fare P130 to P150 ) and NAIA 4 ( mostly AirAsia & Tiger Airlines) / Taxi Meter fare only P75 to P85) The Towhouse airport service when we hire a new driver is P180 / 1,2 or 3 persons, P250 /4, 5 or 6 persons from 6AM to 12 PM Midnight. Add P50 for our driver waking up between 12:01AM Midnight and 5:59AM.

Please Take Note: do not expect Manila taxi drivers to know where you are going as maybe 50% are from the provinces and the other 50% are from 1 of Metro-Manila's 16 cities so have little or no idea about the landmarks in the other 15 cities. Try to avoid taking parked taxis as they tend to waiting for a victim to over charge so take taxis in motion who tend to be more honest and too busy working honoring the taxi meter fare. Take my wife's advice: If taxi driver attempts to over charge you, upon arrival walk through our Townhouse hotel / Hostel Manila front entrance gate, lock it then hand the right payment listed above so the taxi can get angry instead of you and instruct him to go file a barangay complaint or to the police; what do you think the consequences will be when he complains saying I tried to over charge them for P500 and they refused to pay?

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.