What is a hostel?
Hostels provide short term accommodation to travelers, particularly encouraging outdoor activities and cultural exchange for the young. In a hostel guests rent a bed (sometimes a bunk bed) in a dormitory and share bathroom, kitchen, and lounge rooms. Private rooms are often available. The main benefit of a hostel is that one gets to meet other travelers from all over the world. Hostels are usually less formal and less expensive than hotels. They are most frequently used by young travelers. Hostels provide great opportunity for multi-cultural enlightenment. There is more interaction between the guests than in traditional hotels.
What do I need to bring when I check in?
Please bring a proof of identification, preferably your passport.
How do I know if you have availability?
You view our availability online on the ‘Book Now’ page and by entering in the dates of your travel, which will display all room categories available. Our reservations are made in sync with our computer system, so as soon as you submit your reservation, we will receive it immediately on our end.
What types of rooms do you have?
We have 6 room types here at Where 2 Next.
- 14 Share Dorm (Ensuite)
- 6 Share Female Dorm (Ensuite)
- 6 Share Male Dorm (Ensuite)
- Private Twin Room (Shared bathroom)
- Private Triple Room (Shared bathroom)
How do I get to your hostel from the airport and how long does it usually take?
From NAIA Terminal 1 and Philippine Airlines Terminal 2:
We recommend that you proceed to the departures area, where metered taxis would normally cost around PHP150 – PHP300.
From NAIA Terminal 3:
We recommend the official yellow taxis of the airport, which will cost around PHP250-PHP400 to the hostel. The yellow taxis are organized and record your destination and details of your taxi. This will help you later on if you need to contact the driver for any reason. Other taxis, on the other hand, do not have this facility, but if metered, would normally cost lower, around PHP150 – PHP300.
From Domestic Terminal 4:
There are taxis at the arrivals area and would cost around PHP150-300.
From Clark Airport:
The booking/reservation for a bus to Manila is located at the departure area. There, you will find an area where staff is receiving payments for a bus ride to Manila (PHP400.00). This is an air-conditioned bus and it will take you to Pasay. The last trip of bus from Clark to Manila is at 8:30PM. There are 3 buses going to Manila from Clark:
Once in Manila (Pasay) bus terminal, you can ride a metered taxi on your way to Malate. The approximate taxi fare is around PHP150 – PHP300.
PLEASE NOTE: International tourists will more than likely get charged a higher fare than the locals, so please check if the taxi’s meter is running. The traveling time would take approximately 30 minutes to an hour maximum, depending on the traffic.
Also, ENSURE that you write the taxi’s plate number and driver information, if possible, so if there are any unexpected issues later on, you are able to contact the driver with no hassles.
What is nearest LRT to the hostel?
Once in Manila (Pasay) bus terminal, you can ride an LRT at Edsa Pasay on your way to Malate. Stop at LRT-Pedro Gil Station. Walk on Pedro Gil Street, walk 6 blocks down. Turn left at Adriatico Street and walk for another three blocks. Keep walking and Where 2 Next is just a couple of buildings on the left-hand side. Our Hostel is located at 1776 M. Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila. We are next to Bedrock and in front of Manila Bayview Mansion.
Do you offer shuttle or pick-up service?
Unfortunately, we do not offer a pick-up service or shuttle bus, but you can take a taxi from the airport to the hostel, depending on which airport you are arriving at.
Can I book a bottom or top bunk?
Yes, depending on availability.
Can I check in early?
Our standard check in time is 2PM and our checkout time is at 11AM.
We cannot guarantee an early check-in, unless there will be an available bed/room or there will be an early check-out on the same bed/room that you booked, we can let you have your early check-in.
Are you open 24 hours a day?
Yes, our reception is open 24 hours a day, so your arrival time is not a problem.
Do you have lockers?
We offer free lockers to all our dorm rooms. We also offer larger lockers for travelers if they wish. We charge PHP150 per day on our big lockers and PHP100 per day on our small lockers.
Can I receive mail at the hostel?
Yes, you can receive mail at our hostel. Our address is:
Where 2 Next – Manila Hostel
1776 M. Adriatico Street,
We will hold your mail for 30 days.
Do you have any double beds at the hostel?
No, we only have single beds at the hostel.
Do you provide extra mattress?
Yes, we offer extra mattress in the room if you wish. The charge is PHP500 per mattress.
Do you have a bar or restaurant?
Yes, we have a bar & café below the hostel. There is a separate entrance for security purposes, as it is also open to public. The free breakfast is served there as well.
What time is breakfast and what does it entail?
The free breakfast is available from 6AM to 10AM at the Bar & Café below the hostel. It consists of 2 pieces of toast, seasonal fruits, scrambled egg, a few spreads and can avail hot tea, coffee, juice or iced tea.
Do you have any age restrictions?
The minimum age to check in to the hostel is 18 years of age and there is no maximum age limit. If you are under 18 years old, you will need to be accompanied by an adult (21+ years or older) and avail a private room.
Do you have any specific conditions at the hostel?
Smoking, drugs or alcohol are prohibited at the hostel. For drinking and smoking, we have a bar downstairs to cater for this. We are an environmentally-friendly hostel, thus, wanting to have a clean and safe environment for all our guests.