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This Impressive Hostel Changed My Mind About Hostels

by Danna Peña
July 6, 2018

Hostels are usually synonymous to dingy, lackluster, overcrowded lodging spaces that provide little to no privacy.

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Typically home to budget-conscious backpackers who are willing to sacrifice glamorous amenities and top-notch facilities for affordability, hostels have earned a less than stellar reputation and spawned many travel horror stories. Fortunately, this negative perception is slowly fading into the background, as recent years have witnessed rare gems in the hostel industry stepping up their game to provide a worry-free, comfortable, and cost-effective lodging experience.

At the heart of Makati lies one of these gems. For transient travelers who want bang for their buck, Z Hostel is the ideal all-around hostel that seamlessly combines a young, hip vibe with a safe atmosphere. From clean and homey interiors, communal spaces for tourists and locals to mingle, and recreational in-house and outdoor events, Z Hostel is the locale for like-minded individuals who share a passion for meeting new people and seeing the world.

Read on to find out why Z Hostel is the travelers’ top pick for convenience, fun, and value for money.

Clean and cozy facilities

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Finding a clean and homey hostel can be a difficult feat, but with Z Hostel’s well-maintained accommodations, you can enjoy a sense of comfort that makes you feel right at home.

Z Hostel boasts spacious rooms with big beds, electric sockets, free wifi, reading lamps, air-conditioning, kitchen sinks, and en-suite bathrooms that cater to the modern traveler. The amenities are minimalist enough for the no-nonsense utilitarian yet comfortable enough to satisfy those who value relaxation. Whether you’re going solo or traveling with a group, Z Hostel is well-suited for all kinds of travelers as it offers private rooms, an all-female dorm, and a mixed dorm.

A modern and art-inspired vibe

When searching for an affordable place to stay while traveling, you’d be lucky to find one that strikes the perfect balance between design and utility. Z Hostel, with its trendy interiors and modern facilities, is the perfect choice for guests who won't compromise on reasonably priced lodging and a tasteful aesthetic.

A highlight for night owls and extroverts, Z Hostel's roof deck features a stunning panoramic view of the bustling Manila skyline that's best experienced after hours, in the company of new or old friends. The roof deck bar serves ice-cold beers, fresh cocktails, and delicious snacks, and the DJ deck is a playground for both local and international artists. Enjoy their happy hour from Mondays to Thursdays at 5-8 PM, and keep an eye out for Z Hostel’s roof deck events where you can meet people from all walks of life.

Avail of their Trendy Poblacion Stay for 2 with Buffet Breakfast at P1,960 (from P2,530) and discover why this hostel is a top pick among travelers and locals alike.

Vibrant night life in a prime location

Located in the heart of Poblacion and a quick drive from Makati’s central business district, Z Hostel offers a dynamic selection of restaurants, bars, malls, and lifestyle hubs within its vicinity.

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Step outside the comforts of Z Hostel, nestled conveniently in Don Pedro Street, and you'll find yourself immersed in Poblacion’s buzzing nightlife. You can either embark on a gastronomic journey by taking your pick from the wide array of mom-and-pop restaurants and neighborhood cafes, or kick off a colorful night out with friends by ordering a round of drinks at one of the many watering holes a stone's throw away. Once you’ve satisfied your taste for nocturnal adventure, you can conveniently walk back or ride a cab to Z Hostel, which has 24/7 security and CCTV monitoring. With Z Hostel’s accessibility and premium on safety, you can easily enjoy all the city has to offer in the most worry- and hassle-free way possible.

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Looking to stay in an affordable, modern, and convenient hostel in the city? Check out Z Hostel’s offers here.

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About Danna
Danna Peña is a writer and creative living in Manila. Her work is focused on highlighting the local industry with an inclination towards themes like travel, lifestyle, and culture. Constantly living up to O. Wilde’s adage of “to define is to limit”, she never knows what she’ll be up to next, only ever prescribing to what she feels is right and just. View her creative spaces at dannapena.com (under construction) and @dannapena on IG.

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