11 Best Budget Hotels In Manila, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a diverse city and serves as the main hub for finance, culture, and tourism in the country. It is the seat of power because of the presence of Malacanang Palace and The Senate. Old and new mix together, making a beautiful sundry of places to go to. You will see old churches and the oldest Chinatown mixed with the modern skyscrapers of Makati and BGC and a majestic sunset by Manila Bay. The iconic SM Mall of Asia is also located in the metropolis, so you can enjoy a shopping spree whenever you want. Food lovers should check out the many restaurants and themed cafes available here.

To complete your vacation, be sure to book a room at one of the best budget hotels in Manila, Philippines. Check the list below for recommendations.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 14, 2024.

1. Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila (from USD 109)

At Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila, you get sophisticated accommodations with five-star amenities at a very low price. Because of this, this establishment is often regarded as one of the best cheap hotels in Manila. Rooms here are capacious and have all the necessary creature comforts you can think of. The hotel serves a lavish breakfast buffet for free at its in-house restaurant, Relish Luxe Cafe. Relax by taking a dip at the large outdoor pool to cool off after a day of sightseeing. All rooms come with flat screen televisions, air-conditioning units, en-suite bathrooms, and a kettle for making coffee or tea. Being in Ortigas Center puts you in close proximity to shopping malls and major transportation lines like buses and the MRT Ortigas Station.

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Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila

Wifi Available

Address: 11 Ortigas Avenue, Ortigas Center
5.31 km (3.3 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

2. Hotel Kimberly Manila (from USD 79)

Conveniently located in Malate, Hotel Kimberly Manila puts you close to many fantastic attractions, such as Remedios Circle, Rizal Park, and the National Museum of the Philippines. You’re also within walking distance of train stations and jeepney stops, so traveling from one place to another should be a breeze.

The rooms at this hotel are wonderfully furnished. There’s air conditioning to keep you cool and comfortable, and the large windows let in ample sunlight. For entertainment, a television and Wi-Fi access are provided.

When you get hungry, head down to Café @ K, which serves delicious Filipino and international dishes. You can also request room service if you don’t want to leave your room.

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Hotel Kimberly Manila

Wifi Available

Address: 770 Pedro Gil St., Malate
4.28 km (2.7 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms

3. Airo Hotel Manila (from USD 34)

At Airo Hotel Manila, you’ll be able to stay in a room that’s clean and well-furnished. It features air conditioning, so you can control the inside temperature to your liking. For entertainment, you can watch something fun on television, and for work, a desk and Wi-Fi access are available.

To make the most of your vacation, be sure to go sightseeing. You can find many attractions nearby — a few examples include Plaza Nuestra Señora de Guia, Museo Pambata, Burnham Green, Rizal Park, Paco Park, and Intramuros.

If you’re driving to Manila, private parking is available here at an extra charge.

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Airo Hotel Manila

Wifi Available

Address: A. Flores
5.24 km (3.3 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services

4. Red Planet Manila Binondo (from USD 31)

The entrance to this hotel opens into a reception desk that adjoins a minimalist lobby lounge. And upstairs, past the corridors decorated with monochromatic art pieces, Manila Binondo houses 117 rooms with two room categories. Each room features a sleek design, furnished in the tones of whites, blacks and greys and teamed up with a square-shaped mirror, a 42-inch television as well as a console desk, lending it a more contemporary feel. The hotel is located in the heart of Binondo, the world’s oldest Chinatown, which means guests have access to a plethora of activities that are all within walking distance. With Ongpin Street within 500-metre (0.3 mi), many of the district’s highlights can be reached by foot and dozens of boutiques, restaurants and shopping malls can be reached within a 10-minute walk. Also, just a short commute away is the Walled City of Intramuros where two of the Philippines’ oldest churches and a Spanish fort still stand.

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Red Planet Manila Binondo

Wifi Available

Address: 251-61 Juan Luna Street, Binondo
6.76 km (4.2 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services

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5. RedDoorz Plus @ EDSA Congressional (from USD 14)

RedDoorz Plus @ EDSA Congressional provides you with supreme comfort at very low rates. Rooms are all fitted with air-conditioning units, flat screen televisions, strong Wi-Fi service, and en-suite bathrooms replete with complimentary toiletries and personal products. Front-desk service is open all day and ready to help you with everything you need. Right in the heart of Quezon City, the hotel is in close proximity to two widely popular tourist destinations. The Quezon Memorial Circle is a wide open space that pays tribute to the Philippines second president, Manuel L. Quezon. On the opposite direction from the hotel lies The Andres Bonifacio Monument, a homage to one of the Philippines’ most loved heroes.

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RedDoorz Plus at EDSA Congressional

Wifi Available

Address: #2 Congressional Avenue Corner EDSA, Brgy. Ramon Magsaysay
10.9 km (6.8 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Non-smoking rooms Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning Adult only Daily housekeeping

6. ZEN Premium Studio 89 QC (from USD 43)

This hotel is ideal for those who want to stay in a peaceful and not so busy area of the city. Situated in a largely residential area where universities and colleges abound, ZEN offers rooms that come with flat screen televisions, private bathrooms, and air conditioning units. Nearby stands the Philippines’ best university, The University of the Philippines, where the Sunken Garden welcomes anyone who wants to take a cool stroll or jog while marveling at the architecture and greenery of the surroundings. A short drive from the hotel brings you to Araneta Center which houses the historic Araneta Coliseum, a venue where the biggest concerts and sporting events are staged.

Traveler's tips

Good Tip

The UP Fair at the Diliman Sunken Garden is an annual cultural and music festival at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. It's a vibrant celebration of Filipino music, arts, and culture, featuring live performances by popular local bands and artists. The event typically spans several days, with various themed nights, food stalls, and art installations.

Some tips to enjoy the UP Fair 

1.. Explore the art installations: Take time to appreciate the art installations and displays set up around the venue. They often showcase the talents of UP students and local artists.

2. Engage with the community: The UP Fair is not just about music but also about celebrating Filipino culture. Strike up conversations with fellow attendees and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere.

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Studio 89 Katipunan QC

Wifi Available

Address: 17 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights
9.71 km (6.1 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Free parking Internet services

7. Courtyard Hotel (from USD 15)

Tucked inside an old mansion, the Courtyard Hotel offers a cultural stay. What lures visitors to stay here is the inviting pool and romantic courtyard that surrounds it. Common areas are fitted with antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, and capiz windows. These are things that you will find in ancestral houses around the Philippines. This is culture at its best. Although rooms are not en-suite, the bathrooms here are cleaned thoroughly and often. American breakfast is served every morning. For shopping, entertainment, and dining options, The Mall of Asia sits just a few minutes away while City of Dreams, Solaire, and Okada lures in visitors in their world-class casinos.

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Courtyard Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 0005 Buenaventura St. Barangay 147, zone 16 District 1
3.43 km (2.2 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Massage Packed lunches

8. Yuj Inn - Quezon City (from USD 21)

Yuj Inn is located in a very peaceful and quiet part of the city. Tucked inside this largely residential area, guests like you will love the serenity it offers. All rooms come fitted with strong Wi-Fi and a writing table. The hotel offers complimentary Asian breakfast to kickstart your day of sightseeing. All-day front desk personnel is ready to assist you at any time of the day. The scenic Quezon Memorial Circle is just a few minutes away from here. A five-minute walk gets you to Maginhawa Steet’s celebrated restaurant row.

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Yuj Inn - Quezon City

Wifi Available

Address: 98 Matimtiman St., Sikatuna Village, Diliman 1101
10.45 km (6.5 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Express check-in/check-out WiFi Available

9. RedDoorz Plus @ Poblacion Makati (from USD 12)

RedDoorz Plus @ Poblacion Makati provides optimum comfort at a fraction of the price! With reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, flat screen televisions with cable, and some of the cleanest en-suite bathrooms around, what more can you ask for from this quaint and lovely hotel? The staff are very friendly and ready to give you the best service with a smile. The hotel is surrounded by rows and rows of hole-in-the-wall restaurants that serve a multitude of cuisines. You can also grab a cold one from some of the hippest bars that offer the best local, imported, and craft beers around town. This is a fun location to be in for travelers.

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10. ZEN Rooms Makati Riverside (from USD 24)

ZEN Rooms Makati Riverside is located by the Pasig River that snakes through a good portion of Metro Manila. Though basic, the rooms here offer the utmost comfort with the softest linen and mattress and good air conditioning units installed. Done mostly in white, the interiors give off a relaxing appeal that everyone will appreciate. Rooms come with flat screen televisions, exclusive bathrooms, and reliable Wi-Fi. Rockwell Powerplant Mall, one of Manila’s most modern areas is just a few minutes from here while hundreds of restaurants and bars of Barangay Poblacion are just a short walking distance from this hotel. This part of Makati is a favorite among tourists.

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ZEN Rooms Makati Riverside

Wifi Available

Address: Located in Makati Riverside Inn, 2932 A. Bonifacio St., Poblacion, Makati City, Makati, 1210 Manila, Philippines
1.32 km (0.9 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning Daily housekeeping

11. OYO 143 Buenbyahe Urban Deca Tower EDSA (from USD 31)

Recently opened, this budget hotel offers you fresh and bright accommodations. Commanding panoramic views of the city, the rooms are all fitted with comfortable beds, flat screen televisions, exclusive bathrooms, desks, and free Wi-Fi. It is located near some of the biggest shopping malls in the world and the Ortigas Center Financial District. Traveling from here is fairly easy as it sits right along EDSA where buses abound. MRT Shaw Station is just a few steps away from the hotel. The staff here are well trained to cater to any guest’s needs during their stay.

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RedDoorz Plus @ Urban Deca Tower Edsa 2

Wifi Available

Address: 3rd Floor Room 324 Urban Deca Tower, 9 Epifanio de Los Santos Ave
3.59 km (2.3 mi) from Salcedo Weekend Market

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift WiFi Available Free WiFi Air conditioning Adult only 24-hour security

Check out Manila’s diverse tourist destinations

Manila has a lot to offer all kinds of travelers. From museums to some of the largest malls in the world and one of the best sunsets you will ever witness, this city has it all. If you’re looking for the best affordable hotels in Manila that will help you make your stay enjoyable, check out the properties mentioned above.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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