Z Hostel, Makati
For such a sleek and modern place, Z Hostel is a bargain. They have mixed dorm rooms ranging in capacity, from four, to six, to eight sleepers, all of which go for less than 1,000 PHP ($20). In addition, they also offer an all-female dorm as well as a private room for two. A top-notch breakfast and a fantastic location up its appeal to backpackers. It’s in Poblacion, a hip and happening neighbourhood in Manila’s business district of Makati. It’s surrounded by great new bars and restaurants that youngsters from all over the Metro drive long distances and crazy Manila traffic to get to. But what really sets this place apart is its famous Z Roof Deck Bar, offering beautiful views of the Manila skyline. At night, this roof deck comes alive, with a live DJ and a great selection of drinks and bites. Z Hostel’s a fantastic choice for the social butterfly who likes to keep the fun and party at arm’s length.