MNL Beach Hostel Boracay Review
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The rise of hostels in Boracay has magnified the value of bed-spacing and dormitories to a greater opportunity for spontaneous fun, meeting adventurous travelers, dining out and exploring the island with new friends, and engaging in well-attended private events.
One cool hostel that proffers absolute cheap thrill is MNL Beach Hostel in Bulabog (hotel info).
Closely located to the eastern Bulabog Beach and a few minutes away to D’Mall in Station 2, MNL Beach Hostel has a great location for backpackers, kite surfers and party people, like its sister hostel Second Wind.
It bears an exact ground along Bulabog Road 1 A by the lake, giving in-house guests easy reach to restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets and two of the island’s panoramic beaches, Bulabog and White Beach.
MNL Beach Hostel opens its rooms for bedspacers and for guests who want sleeping and bathroom privacy, without missing the fun in the hostel.
There are Double Private Rooms with a double bed, flat screen TV, air-conditioning and private bathroom with hot and cold shower, as well as Twin Private Rooms that are similar to the Double Rooms but with two twin beds.
Also available is the Deck Suite with a queen bed, private bathroom and closer proximity to the 4th floor Kitchen and Roof Deck.
For Dorm rooms, the hostel has Mixed Dorms for two, four, six, eight and ten people, and Ladies Dorms. These rooms are built with air-conditioning and bunk beds with lockers and electric sockets, plus access to the clean and well-maintained Shared Bathrooms.
As in most hostels, breakfast meals are included in the accommodation at MNL. This includes bread, assorted jam and spreads, eggs, fresh seasonal fruits, tea, hot chocolate and bottomless brewed coffee from 7 to 10 am at the hostel’s kitchen.
For other meals, guests are free to store their food in the refrigerator and use the fully-equipped kitchen until 8pm.
MNL has also tied-up with some of the island’s delicious food places to give its guests discounts like 20% off on Southeast Asian dining and cocktails at Gypsea Shack Bar and Grill, 10% off on healthy food and smoothies at Nonie’s, 10% off at Los Indios Bravos Gastropub and more.
As a hostel largely catering to backpackers, MNL pretty much has every little thing for the convenience of its guests like free WIFI, a lounge area with cozy sofa and wide screen TV, books for exchange, electric adapters, large lockers, bag storage, printing services, 24 hours reception, padlocks, free island maps, desktop computers for guests’ use, night light for reading, free towels, credit card payments, open kitchen, and beach lounge at Ti Braz, its affiliated beachfront restaurant at Station 1.
With regard to activities, there is a billiard table near the kitchen and a wide roof deck for lounging, sunset and sunrise sessions. parties, acoustic nights and open-air movies.
While the price of each bed goes for about half of a thousand pesos per night with free breakfast, not to mention its location and amenities, MNL Beach Hostel (hotel reviews) is certainly a fantastic choice to stay in at Boracay Island.
MNL Beach Hostel is at Road 1-A, Bulabog, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines. Contact no. is +63 977 803 5627. Web: www.mnlhostels.com.
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