I like the concept of hostels — safe, affordable places for travelers to stay and enjoy all the amenities of home and are open to meeting other like-minded travelers.
Here’s something I bet you didn’t know – that you can stay in a hostel and still stay in luxury.
Z Hostel is one whole building that consists of 7 floors. There is a huge lobby lounge area with a book exchange and 2 computers. Z Hostel has an in-house bar and a café on the ground floor, a game room on the mezzanine floor, a theater room and 2 roof decks.
Z Hostel serves complimentary breakfast for all their guests. A buffet breakfast, but not similar to hotel breakfast buffet we’re used to. When we stayed, they served rice porridge, noodle soup, sticky rice, rice cakes, cornflakes, cereals and a choice of fruit including coffee and juice.
Z Hostel has 30 rooms and 128 beds. A mix of rooms include 8 private rooms, 6 mixed dorm rooms for 8pax, 2 mixed dorm rooms for 6pax, 2 all female dorm rooms for 6pax and 12 mixed dorm rooms for 4pax. All rooms come with free breakfast.
The cheapest mixed dorm we stayed at includes eight beds and has its own clean toilet and bath. It’s cozy and spacious enough for us to occupy each and every bed. There’s a lavatory within the room, extra-large lockers and nice charging stations beside the beds. And the best treat – fast, free and reliable wi-fi as well!
And my favorite area is where their Sunday Slowdown usually happens. On Sundays, they get performers burning up on an acoustic overload while the participating crowd love their drinks and enjoy the sound of music.
It was absolutely a heavy night for us and woke up feeling horrendous on the next day, our bill had gone up to an unbelievable forty plus bottles of Red Horse beer including a few San Miguel beer Lights. Admittedly we are a hard drinkers but we deny that we consumed that much!
Hostel Review Highlights
- Great location. Near public transport.
- The staff are friendly and professional.
- 100% loved the dining experience.
- Very reliable internet connection
Over all verdict: Good location, no curfew, clean room with hot and cold shower, easy to find privacy. I only had one night, so it was a perfect choice for somewhere easy to reach, hassle-free and (as far as I could tell) luxurious hostel. Z Hostel is located at 5660 Don Pedro Street in Makati, a prime spot that is walking distance to bars and restaurants, and less than a kilometer away from Century City Mall and Power Plant Mall. For their introductory rates, they offer a stay as low as $22/night (Approx P990) at their Mixed Dorm room that accommodates 8 persons.
For their introductory rates, Z Hostel offers as low as $22/night (Php990) at their Mixed Dorm room that accommodates 8 persons.
So a big thank you to our gracious host, Z Hostel for not only providing our accommodation for our stay in the city of Makati, but also for giving us the opportunity to feel the luxury with a unique social experience – something you just don’t get with a hotel.
5660 Don Pedro Street, Makati, Manila, Philippines 1210
Check rates & book online here
Call: 63927 965 2692
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