5 Beautiful Airbnbs in Manila
Take the stakes of your next staycation to another level with these attractive spots that are just a hop, skip, and click away.
(SPOT.ph) Filipinos are known the world over for impeccable hospitality, so it’s no surprise that this community and trust-based rent-lodging site is starting to make waves in the country. Airbnb allows homeowners to rent out rooms, apartments, and entire homes to members of the site for anywhere from an overnight stay to full-fledged long-term deals. Hosts list their properties onsite along with an album of photos, descriptions of the area, and what amenities are available, house rules, and other fine print information. With the click of a button, someone looking for a place to stay can instantly book a cushy place within a prescribed budget.
The relationship between host and guest is friendly—everyone on Airbnb is encouraged to talk about themselves, post a photo that shows who they are, and share why they believe their place is worth your while. It’s how trust is built between people coming into a potential business agreement.
We’ve rounded up some cool, chic places right in Manila, perfect for people looking for an easy escape without going out of town, or for out-of-towners who want to check in for some Manila action.
Entire home / Apartment • 4 Guests • 2 Bedrooms • 3 Beds
P8,310 / night
Leny’s 120-square meter unit is located at one of Rockwell’s newest buildings. The spacious unit is finished with custom-made, modern resort-themed furniture, giving you a tropical, beach casita feel in the middle of swanky Makati. Super host status means good reviews and assurance that you’re getting your money’s worth. This two-bedroom unit offers impeccably clean rooms, complete amenities, grocery delivery assistance, and the convenience of Power Plant Mall across the street.
One bonus? Guests are greeted with a box of Mary Grace ensaymada and a starter kit of food essentials. Hospitality never looked or tasted better!
Entire home / Apartment • 2 Guests • 0 Bedrooms • 1 Bed
P3,009 / night
This 29-square meter studio packs a powerful punch, proving that even small spaces can offer great impact. Marielle and Camilla also have super host status, which means you’re sure you’ll be getting a safe and sound deal. The 56th floor of Century City’s Knightsbridge Residences has an enviable view of the Makati skyline, matched by the clean lines and posh interiors of the space. Decorated in sophisticated but warm, textured, and elegant finishes and furniture, the studio possesses the feel of a swanky hotel room at a fraction of the cost.
Entire home / Apartment • 3 Guests • 1 Bedroom • 2 Beds
P3,630 / night
Suite Experience is a property management company dedicated to marketing clients’ curated, beautifully designed apartments at Airbnb. This particular one-bedroom loft is across the street from Greenbelt, something that should make any shopper or mall-goer happy.
This unit presents a break from any cookie-cutter hotel room or house—its industrial interiors are remarkably urban and chic. The mix of bare concrete and wood, along with ubiquitous subway tiles, all come together to promote the more hip, current, and young side of the city.
Entire home / Apartment • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom • 2 Beds
P2,292 / night
Claudia’s husband’s grandfather helped construct this pre-war building in 1936. The structure, which survived the American bombings, provides an instant time capsule taking you back to Manila in full mid-century glory. With many interesting local characters living in the same building—from actresses, artists, European expats, film directors, playwrights, designers, and restaurant owners—you’re not only experiencing a richly decorated, storied place to live, you’re getting a colorful neighborhood and community feel, too (watch for the frequent dinners among residents!).
Big bonus? The unit comes with your own personal house maid plus a complimentary airport pickup—instant perks that will make your stay in this crazy chaotic city a little more comfortable.
Entire home / Apartment • 5 Guests • 2 Bedrooms • 3 Beds
P4,298 / night
Hazel’s 25th floor loft provides a good view of the east side of the city. Eastwood Legrand 3’s loft units are equipped with a high ceiling living room, and this unit maximizes it with Scandinavian-inspired furniture that look extra attractive against natural light that filters in through the floor to ceiling windows. Guests commend Hazel for how clean the apartment is—and long-stay guests will enjoy the added comfort of a complete kitchen and a washer/dryer. Another perk is the convenient location—after you've had your fill of shops and restaurants at Eastwood, there's still Ortigas and QC left to explore for the rest of your stay.
Photos courtesy of the owners via Airbnb