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If you’re heading to the Philippines and want to make a positive social impact your stay at Makabata Guesthouse will help benefit underprivileged young people. Located in the Malate district of Manila City this guesthouse is within easy reach of all the tourist hotspots whilst giving you a taste of authentic Filipino daily life. With a wide choice of room types, from dorm rooms to deluxe doubles this guesthouse offers you comfortable city accommodation whilst providing work experience and opportunities to disadvantaged young people and donating 100% of its profits to a local children's rights charity
- Volunteering Opportunities Available
- Good For Large Groups
- TV in Rooms
- WiFi In Room
- UNESCO Site Nearby
- Air Conditioned Rooms
- City Location
Offering a single bed in a shared air conditioned dorm of either 5, 8 or 10 beds, each dorm room has cable TV, access to WiFi and its ... read more
|1-10||£7.00 - £8.00
This air-conditioned room has a double bed, cable TV, WiFi and bathroom with hot shower.read more
|1-2||£16.00 - £24.00
This air-conditioned room has twin beds with cable TV, WiFi as well as it's own private balcony and bathroom with hot shower ... read more
|1-2||£25.00 - £26.00
This larger air-conditioned room has a double bed, cable TV, WiFi as well as it's own private balcony and bathroom with hot shower... read more
|1-2||£26.00 - £27.00
This room features a double bed and single bunk beds in an air-conditioned room and offers cable TV, WiFi as well as a private balcony... read more
|1-4||£33.00 - £34.00
Makabata Guesthouse is the perfect place to stay before, during, or after your volunteering placement. From helping out on the organic farms to help Children's Rights Charity Balay Tulyan, to assisting underpriviedged families access health care with FIMRC. Click on the links below to find out more:
About The Area
Makabata is located in the Malate district of Metro Manila City. This area is a vibrant and authentic Filipino neighbourhood with a vast array of shopping malls and restaurants all within walking distance of the guesthouse. Manila Bay and the Cultural Centre of the Philippines are both less than a mile away.
There’s plenty to do in the city, with UNESCO Heritages sites, cultural experiences and fantastic shopping opportunities. Here are a few of our favourites for your trip:
Explore the historic walled city of Intramuros, with its colonial Spanish buildings, blending with traditional Filipino atmosphere and the stunning UNESCO church of San Agustin.
Shop til you drop at the Mall of Asia - the 12th largest shopping mall in the world covering an incredible 406,962 square meters you’ll need a full day just to see what’s there!
Head to Manila Bay for a sunset meal overlooking the yachts and calm seas
Chill out in Rizal Park, a beautiful green space within the city that also has an important historical history - a large statue stands to commemorate the execution of José Rizal in 1896 and 50 years later independence was officially declared here
Take a Jeepney Ride - Up until recently Jeepney’s were the official public transport used in Manila. Adapted from old American Military Jeeps, each jeepney has its own fantastic show of bright colours and graffiti style art. Now the government has pledged to remove the Jeepney’s from the streets replacing them with eco-friendly vehicles
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Cultural Visits
- UNESCO Site Nearby
- Bars and Nightlife
How To Get There
Fly - Makabata Guesthouse is only 7km from Manila International Airport - the best way to travel from the airport is to take a taxi.
Public Transport - Take the train to Quirino Ave LRT Station, from there Makabata is about a 10 minute walk away
If you’re getting a Jeepney along Taft Ave ask the driver to stop at Quirino Avenue. Look out for the zoo, the guesthouse is just across the playground from the zoo
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