The Best Cheap Hotels in Manila, the Philippines

Red Planet Manila Mabini is one of the best and most-affordable hotels will put you right at the heart of the action
Red Planet Manila Mabini is one of the best and most-affordable hotels will put you right at the heart of the action | Courtesy of Red Planet Manila Mabini / Expedia
Siobhan Grogan

From street food stalls to skyscrapers and shantytowns to shopping malls, the capital of the Philippines, Manila, is a cosmopolitan, chaotic city that can overwhelm first-time visitors. But look a little closer and you’ll be charmed by the capital’s ancient walled city, magnificent churches, thriving music scene and the world’s oldest Chinatown. No need to break the bank either, as these budget hotels will put you right at the heart of the action. Read on to discover the best cheap hotels in Manila, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Tropicana Suites Manila

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Outdoor pool with sun-loungers at Tropicana Suites budget hotel in Manila.
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These modern apartments, a five-minute walk from Robinsons Place shopping mall, are an ideal budget option for business travellers. Rooms range from a studio for two to a two-bedroom apartment with a separate living room and fully equipped kitchen. Those staying for work will appreciate the business centre, gym and salt water swimming pool. The airport is just a 20-minute drive away and the hotel can arrange transfers for a hassle-free departure.

2. Regency Grand Suites Manila

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Double bedroom with private balcony, offering views of the city at Regency Grand Suites budget hotel in Manila.
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Skyline views to take your breath away are an added bonus at this budget hotel, only a mile from Manila Ocean Park, in the 49-storey Birch condominium tower. Rooms all have their own balcony and air conditioning while guests share the use of a gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool with sweeping city views. Meanwhile, the on-site Tambayan Gastrobar serves reasonably priced Filipino dishes, craft cocktails and an all-day breakfast for those who fancy a lie-in.

3. City Garden Suites Hotel Manila

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Spacious and modern room with two double beds at the City Garden Suites budget hotel in Manila.
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Within walking distance of the United States Embassy, Luneta Park and Roxas Boulevard, these cheap suites are great for those looking to stay for a while. Rooms sleep between two and six people and some come with a kitchenette or outdoor balcony area, while communal spaces include a gym and exercise room, plus a small spa with in-house massage. There is also a business centre, lobby bar and restaurant which offers room service.

4. Hotel Kimberly Manila


Stylish and roomy lounge and dining area with contemporary furnishings at Hotel Kimberly Manila.
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Families can make themselves at home in this budget hotel in the Malate district of Manila. Large family rooms mean there’s plenty of space for a group travelling together, while some rooms come with their own kitchenettes for cheap meals on the go. Children under 11 sleep free while those under six eat free at the breakfast buffet, although the Café K menu offers plenty of well-priced international dishes for reluctant eaters of all ages.

5. Manila Lotus Hotel


Bright and modern twin room with desk space at Manila Lotus Hotel.
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Sightseers don’t need to blow the budget on a bed for the night at this cheap hotel in the historic district of Ermita. The clean, comfortable property offers a variety of rooms including ones with their own kitchenette although all include a buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Air conditioning, wifi and tea and coffee-making facilities are also all included as standard.

6. Red Planet Manila Mabini


Bright and modern double room with a fold out wall desk and wall-mounted television at Red Planet Manila Mabini.
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You’ll never go hungry when staying at one of the 167 rooms in this modern, fuss-free hotel in the heart of Malate. The good value Suzhou Dimsum restaurant is right on site while cheap eats including a Korean restaurant, pizza bar and kebab shop are all on the doorstep and offer hotel guests 10 percent off their total bill. If more recommendations are needed, the front desk can be messaged over an app for advice at any time.

7. White Knight Hotel Intramuros Manila


The lobby and lounge area at White Knight Hotel Intramuros, Manila.
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Stay somewhere a little different at the White Knight Hotel Intramuros, located within the Plaza San Luis Complex of the old walled city of Intramuros. This is one of the few remaining sites built by the Spanish in the 16th century and it’s near the historic Manila Cathedral and the dungeons of Fort Santiago. The budget hotel has 29 rooms and its own Filipino restaurant which hosts live music performances every night.

8. Casa Bocobo Hotel Manila


Spacious twin room with seating area at Casa Bocobo Hotel, Manila.
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Casa Bocobo, a no-nonsense budget hotel in the heart of Manila, is just a five-minute walk from Rizal Park and a 15-minute drive from the historical Intramuros district, while the international airport is only eight miles (13km) away. Every room comes with air conditioning and wifi, plus some have a kitchenette and basic kitchenware to keep costs down while in the city. There’s also a 24/7 front desk, currency exchange and luggage storage.

Looking for more budget hotel options in Manila? Solo-backpackers and money-conscious travellers will love our guide to the city’s best hostels, or check out the best hotels in Manila for even more options, bookable with Culture Trip.

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