Best Place to Stay in Boracay - MNL Beach Hostel Review

This modern hostel is well-located, just a short walk from D’Mall (the main shopping and eating area) and the beach. We stayed in both the dorm and a private room during our time there and were dazzled by both.

Each bed in the dorm room has walls on either side, creating a "capsule" of sorts. We both loved this arrangement because it gives each guest privacy, while also keeping out noise and light from the rest of the room. Additionally, each bed has a convenient personal light and outlet. The private room was just as impressive. It has its own bathroom and the most comfortable bed we’ve slept in for months!

The staff at MNL is friendly, helpful, and you can always find someone cleaning! Often times, hostel bathrooms are nothing short of gross, but the facilities at MNL were kept spotless during our stay.

MNL has several common areas, making it a great hostel for meeting other travelers. The wifi, though not extremely fast, was perhaps the best we encountered during our entire time in the Philippines. 

And the perks don't stop there. If you know me, you know I love a free breakfast! The simple, yet filling spread of hard-boiled eggs, bananas, and toast with an assortment of jams makes a perfect morning meal.

How to get there: From D'Mall and the Main Road, walk North with the lake on your right. Take your first right (Road 1A) after the lake, and then walk about 100 meters until you see the steps going up to MNL on your right.

Dorm rooms start at PHP 600 per night (about $14 USD). Private start at PHP 1100 (about $25 USD). Book your room here.

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Thank you to MNL for sponsoring our stay. As always, all opinions are our own.