MNL Beach Hostel Boracay Review

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.

Beach Lounge. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel
Beach Lounge. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel

One cool hostel that proffers absolute cheap thrill is MNL Beach Hostel in Bulabog (hotel info).


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Location

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.

Lounge Area. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page
Lounge Area. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page

Rooms

MNL Beach Hostel opens its rooms for bedspacers and for guests who want sleeping and bathroom privacy, without missing the fun in the hostel.

Double Private Room. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page
Double Private Room. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page

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.

Twin Private Room. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page
Twin Private Room. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page

Also available is the Deck Suite with a queen bed, private bathroom and closer proximity to the 4th floor Kitchen and Roof Deck.

Dorm for 4 sleepers
Dorm for 4 sleepers

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.

Dorm for 8 sleepers. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page
Dorm for 8 sleepers. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel fb page

Food

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.

Complimentary Breakfast
Complimentary Breakfast

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.

Amenities

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.

Roof deck chillout. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel
Roof deck chillout. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel

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.

Overall Review

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.

Movie Nights on the roof. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel
Movie Nights on the roof. Photo by MNL Beach Hostel

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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