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1. Posted by chicko (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hey, Planning a trip to the philippines this october, will be in Manila for a few nights, maybe more if i like it, whats the best area to stay in for Nightlife, Bars , Clubs, Eating etc etc ! Im looking to stay in a budget hotel, something around 40 to 50 usa $ a night..

Thanks

Charlie

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3. Posted by cebu726 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

In Manila, Malate district is where the best and exciting nightlife can be found and most tourists go there for live bands on hundreds of bars and clubs and cafes. There are also lots of cheap accommodations nearby. If u like a trendier and cozier nightlife and thus more expensive where u can mingle with the city elites and celebrities, head to Bonifacio Global City and Makati. These two places are among the trendiest of places popular for local elites and celebrities.

4. Posted by jumpybongo (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

agree ermita/malate districts certainlt fun/lively most likely to fit ur budget tooo

but i felt a lot safer in the more developed makati ditrict but more expensive.

dont stray off the beaten track too much tho.

5. Posted by mitch101 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

For a budget hotel but still has good accommodation , try Oasis Park Hotel , its a good place to stay because of its location. Im not sure if they still have the tourist office there, but the staff are friendly and they can teach you what place to go.

While in MAnila try to go to Malate for a night of fun and of course visit a few historical place as well! have fun!:)

6. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

No doubt, Malate is the place to be, with accomodations for every budget, lots of restaurants, bars & clubs.

But the downside is, if you stay to close to Remedios Circle (http://www.philippines-travel-guide.com/remedios-circle.html) and if you're a light sleeper, it can be difficult to get a decent sleep.

And don't worry about the safety (although you can think something else if you see signs with "please leave your guns at the counter"...), it's as safe as any metropolis in the world.

7. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Yvekes

No doubt, Malate is the place to be, with accomodations for every budget, lots of restaurants, bars & clubs.

But the downside is, if you stay to close to Remedios Circle (http://www.philippines-travel-guide.com/remedios-circle.html) and if you're a light sleeper, it can be difficult to get a decent sleep.

And don't worry about the safety (although you can think something else if you see signs with "please leave your guns at the counter"...), it's as safe as any metropolis in the world.

Malate is certainly not as safe as Bangkok... just near the Philippine Women's University, along Taft Avenue and you'll know the difference.

But then again, even KL with its ULTRA POSH, main bar street, had so many police. I thought it was strange, until one local guy, chase me and my friends on that ultra chic and trendy streets "Bukid Bintang", that made me think, is there still a safe metropolis in southeast asia. Well Thailand felt very safe, unless you dread lady boys.

8. Posted by Einah (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

I recommend you Oasis Park Hotel that is located at Paco, Metro Manila Philippines.

They have comfortable rooms hotel that is built around a spacious swimming pool, spa and landscaped courtyard.
A very relaxing place after a long travel; foods are very affordable and delicious which will satisfy your taste, because they only serve the best for their guests.

Their staffs are friendly, nice and approachable. Other facilities are their restaurant and bars, cable tv/ internet connections, jacuzzi and 24 hour massage service.

Enjoy your stay! :)

9. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

You may want to be in Manila, becoz it is not as Touristic as places like Bangkok, and the capitals that benefit from Thailand's popu;arity (Indo-China), but places that dont get a lot of tourist have a lot to learn about SECURITY, and even marketing of hotels and hostels (if hostel already exist in Malate, dorm rooms).

10. Posted by sivarmn (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

Staying in makati requires at least 100 US$ per night. But makati has got good places to hangout for few nights... Greenbelt is a good place... lots of Bar and restaurants... good nightlife... and safer too.. Havana, Hard rock cafe, absynth, Ice to name a few.. try out The Fort and Embassy in Port Bonifacio... nice and posh...