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Customer Travel Tips for Manila

70% Avg. city rating Rated by 239 customers

Activities / excursions 67%

Restaurants / eating out 74%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 61%

Getting around / public transport 66%

Sightseeing 67%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 72%

Value for money 73%

Customer Travel Tips for Manila

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Have fun!

Liked: Vibrant. Tropical. Philippine people are great.

Disliked: Insane traffic.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


08 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Intramuros golf club

Liked: Golf

Disliked: Dirty

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


12 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Relaxation / spa

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: I dont like the city. But i made a daytrip to mt. pinatubo..great experience!

Liked: had just a stopover

Disliked: annoying taxi drivers,

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


20 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: try to avoid peak times of heavy traffic

Liked: the shopping, food and culture

Disliked: pollution, traffic

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Find a nice hotel near sightseeing spots.

Liked: Its culture friendly people.

Disliked: Pollution

27% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
27% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: No tips. Just avoid.

Liked: Nothing really.

Disliked: Dirty, violent, weird.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stumble down streets that are less traveled, meet some locals and enjoy your stay.

Liked: My stay at Pink.

Disliked: .

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Hop to one of the smaller islands.

Liked: The history and the culture are great draws

Disliked: Public Transport can be difficult until you get a feel for it. Crowded and a little dirty.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: friendly people

Liked: warm people

Disliked: traffic

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
60% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Manila is just a stop over. The malls are fantastic though expecially if you haven't seen one for a while and need to stock up on essentials.

Liked: Fantastic shopping malls.

Disliked: I'm not a city person, it was hot, polluted. Get to the beauitful islands!

40% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
40% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go there ... :/

Liked: Everyone speaks English.

Disliked: Traffic is horrible, food isn't tasty, expensive accommodation relatively to what you get. Please were not friendly neither (to my surprise).

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


05 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: provinces is better than manila

Liked: friendly and cheap food

Disliked: traffic

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


04 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: I was told not to even stop in Manila. Had a great time. Be safe but enjoy.

Liked: Life is happening everywhere

Disliked: Traffic!

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


30 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: take care of your belongings

Liked: the people

Disliked: the pollution

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
78% Avg. rating


30 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: dont just go shopping, see the buildings

Liked: the mix culture of west and east

Disliked: homeless poeple on the street

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


15 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: rent a motorcycle

Liked: interesting, busy

Disliked: very spread out, hard to get around

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


15 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Street food

Liked: .

Disliked: .

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
62% Avg. rating


29 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Go there if you have to.

Liked: The shopping malls and the vast array of fast/mall foods.

Disliked: Safety,traffic,pollution and the taxi drivers.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


20 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Events / festivals Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't listen to what you read online about Manila "not being safe" etc. we walked round later at night, not in the best of areas and were perfectly fine, people just want to say hello

Liked: I just love the Philippines :)

Disliked: Taxi drivers trying to rip you off, as with anywhere! Use grab taxi or ask for meter

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


11 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Find a good place to stay with good accessibility.

Liked: Many places to go to.

Disliked: traffic

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70% Avg. city rating Rated by 239 customers

Activities / excursions 67%

Restaurants / eating out 74%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 61%

Getting around / public transport 66%

Sightseeing 67%

Culture 70%

Nightlife / partying 72%

Value for money 73%

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