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I was in Manila last week and I was searching for backpacker lodges in the area since my friend’s place (where I normally crash) was unavailable. I was planning to stay in backpacker hostels in Malate but I found it a bit far from the metro. Good thing I was referred by Dong Ho to Our Melting Pot (OMP) hostel in Makati, Philippines.

I didn’t expect much from this place. All I wanted was a decent bed to crash plus good WiFi connection to work on my online assignments. I got more than what I asked for when I spent the remaining days in this awesome backpacker inn.

Our Melting Pot Makati
entrance at Our Melting Pot

Our Melting Pot Hostel Review

Our Melting Pot is located in what seems like an abandoned building in Makati Avenue. The elevator was a little creepy at first, but I got used to it.

On the 4th floor, I removed my shoes and went inside. I was welcomed by a spacious common area where the staff was already expecting me.

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common area

Our Melting Pot Dorm Room

I was led to my bed in the dorm room for six people. The bed was clean and big and it had a curtain which is great especially when you want some privacy as you sleep. The communal bathroom had a number of shower and toilet cubicles.

6 Bed Mixed Dorm= 600 Pesos (around 14 USD) per bed per night

Note: This is most basic room type that I took. For those looking for more than a dorm-type room, they have other accommodations available. They have a 4-bed Mixed dorm room for 800 Pesos (around 18 USD) , 4-bed Female dorm room for 850 Pesos (around 19 USD), private ensuites, etc. Do check their website and book in advance to ensure room availability.

Our melting pot Philippines
dorm for 6 people

Our Melting Pot hostel is readily accessible to food shops and supermarket stores below so finding a place to eat and buying stuff aren’t that difficult. It’s only a few minutes away from malls such as Greenbelt and Glorietta, too.

Rooftop View of Makati Avenue

A great spot to chill out aside from the common area is the rooftop. It was nice to get a view of the towers surrounding Makati Avenue. They also have a game room for those who want to play fussball or pool. It’s still unfinished and I heard they’re setting up a coffee shop soon.

our melting pot hostel
there will be a coffee shop here, in the future

One morning, I went out for some air and decided to do some stretching. It’s been awhile since I worked up a sweat.

The rooftop is also a great place to relax for those who want to grab a few bottles while admiring the view of the sky and the skyscrapers. I would’ve wanted to be there when the sun would already set, but maybe some other time.

rooftop our melting pot
rooftop

Hostel Service

One of the things that I’m particular about when it comes to value for my money is the service that a business brings to its clients. The staff was more than helpful in answering my questions and they’re more than willing to assist you when you want to go to a particular place.

They were very friendly. I remember one of them introducing me to other hostel guests. I didn’t have any plans of talking as I was focused on doing online work. However, I ended up chatting with the staff and other travellers. This was a nice treat and I realized that the people behind OMP want to foster a community of travellers. It’s not just about the accommodation.

our melting pot lockers
lockers in the hallway

When I checked out from the hostel, I needed to kill time for a few hours before a meet-up I was attending. Instead of going to a coffee shop, I asked the staff if they could let me stay in the common area and use their WiFi. They said yes without any hesitation.

Our Melting Pot Hostel FREE Breakfast

One of the things that I looked forward to during my stay in OMP was the breakfast!

Cereals, oatmeal, assorted fruit jams, coffee, fresh milk, powdered milk, powdered chocolate drink, tea, orange juice, cup noodles, wheat bread, sandwich spreads and even a banana! There were so many that I was overwhelmed by the choices available. They labeled the breakfast as “modest” but it was truly generous. The best part was that it’s free!

Our Melting Pot breakfast
Bananas on my cereal and on my bread. 🙂

Not sure if this is a great hostel review but if you’re looking for a budget place to stay in Manila, I suggest you check out Our Melting Pot in Makati Avenue. By the way, this is not a sponsored post. I can’t help but recommend this place to others. Thanks to Dong Ho for sharing this beautiful abode in this busy district!

Address and Contact Information taken from their website:
Our Melting Pot
Phone: +639329500255 or +6326595443
Address: 4th/Floor Mavenue Building,
#7844 Makati Avenue corner Guerrero Street,
1209 Makati City
Manila, Philippines
Website: www.ourmeltingpot.hostel.com/
Facebook Account: facebook.com/ourmeltingpot


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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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29 comments… add one
  • ayus to ed ah! never thought may ganyan pala sa Makati area

  • Never thought meron palang mga hostel dito sa makati. For 600 may breakfast na, sulit na sulit .

  • Heard so much about this place from csers, might consider the place next time. I always stays at Pension Natividad in Malate P400./pax for female dorm. Btw mixed dorms ba ni? 🙂

  • Me too, I never thought of this place in the heart of a busy street, ang cool lang… Thanks for sharing and I agree that it's a big factor for me if the staff are accommodating. 
    Plus the breakfast! Really worth it! 

  • @jerome: haha, kaya nga ayokong lumabas ng hostel. haha! 

    @killerfillers: yep, and I didn't have to go out and stay in a cafe to work. I could just work there! sulit talaga yung breakfast!

    @nathalie: Hi Nath, yep, mixed dorms for 600 pesos, they also have female dorms for 850 pesos.

    @untiedescape: no problem, saya nila, very personal yung approach ng staff. 😀

  • Mukhang ok dyan ah. I'll recommend this place kung sakaling may magtanong ng budget accommodations sa Manila. Medyo nalalayuan kasi ako sa Malate haha

  • Kinikilig ako sa brekkie spread!

  • @micamyx|senyorita: i agree! nalalayuan din ako sa mga meet-ups especially kung sa may Makati lang. hehe

    @gayE: hahaha, sarap balikan kahit sa breakfast lang!

  • Great find, thought hostels like that only exists in Malate. A great option for those budget travelers staying in Makati. Nice view ha ma ala Greenbelt Residences ang view hehe

  • Marc

    Nice place ^_^ sana pala dito na lang kayo sa condo unit namin nag-stay, libre pa! w/ swiming pool.  LOL hehehehe.. 

  • doi

    i tried to look for OMP the night before I started my backpacking trip but too sad my friend, Leah, and I didn't find it. and to think it was just a block away from her condo. hehehe. maybe next time will check the place out too. drooling at the sight of those breakfast treats! yum! 😉

  • @marky: yep, sarap bumalik dun kinsa doc Deo. haha!

    @Marc: really nice place. walang pool dun. hahaha

    @doi: next time, you can visit the place doi even for the breakfast alone! 🙂

  • okay ah! haha. sulit ang P600!

  • Heard of this before but never thought na ganito sya ka okay, free breakfast pa. Sulit na sulit.
    I hope magkaroon ng madami pang backpacker's lodge or hostel sa Metro Manila so to lure in more tourist. I guess yun ang kulang dito, cheap accommodation. Puro hotel na kasi!

  • Looks like this is a really good place to stay! safe ra didto bai? naa nakoy option, way cheaper 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  • not bad! tingin ko panalo mag nag shoot sa rooftop 🙂

  • @brenna: daan ka dyan one of these days brenna!

    @marx: me too, i hope we have more accommodations for backpackers. 🙂

    @tianexx: safe ra man. it's in Makati district. this is not as cheap as other hostels but i can say that when it comes to value for your money, ok ni. 😀

    @christian: yep, ok magshooting dun! saya din magnight shots, tinamad lang akong lumabas ng gabi. hehe

  • Sus may nag e exist pala sa Makati area na ganto ka affordable na hostel. Sana dito kami lagi ng loveones ko esp. my BF. Makapag photo op nga ng bonggang bongga jan sa rooftop! At ang bfast meal. ang tarush!

  • I Hope mas dadami pa Hostel or Guest Houses sa Pinas. Isa yan sa factor why Backpackers steer away in PHL because of hefty  cash to spend just for accommodation. 
    Thanks Eds for sharing this. Though 600 pesos is expensive but I think it's worth it if you're staying in Makati + nice view + Uber sa dami na breakfast. 

  • cynthia

    you were in makati? awww! sayang didn't bump into you! 😀 yep the hostel's breakfast was so generous 😀

  • @Mitch: hahaha, punta kayo ng rooftop kasi magandang magpicture2x dun. 😀

    @Sky: 600 is a little off my budget but I tell you that the place makes you feel like you're at home. Aside from the things you've mentioned, yung serbisyo talaga ng mga staff, very personalized! 😀

    @cynthia: haha, hi cynthia, maybe next time! 🙂

  • ang lapit sa office. dapat pala niransak (meaning: gate crash na may halong pagnanakaw ng pagkain) ko ang hostel niyo nung nandun ka pa. Sayang!

  • jo-an

    cge ra gyud kog basa ed heeeeehhehehehehehehe

  • free bfast + free wifi ! = sulit!

  • @kura: next time na lang! hehe

    @jo-an: salamat jud sa pagbasa jo! 😀

    @hana banana: sulit sya talaga and the location too!

  • oi—mukhang katabi lang ng Fersal Neptune to.That tall building is GRAMERCY no?the tallest building in the Phils? 🙂

  • @pusangkalye: i think so, hehe. pasensya di ko matandaan pero malapit lang ito sa Greenbelt. 🙂 along Makati ave, and across the building is an SM Supermarket. 🙂

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