cleanest, exciting unbeatable in best location, right in the center of entertainment, night life, history, FUN!GOOD NEWS! Now UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT BY THE MOST POPULAR, MOST TRUSTED 'GREEN MANGO INN', because the 3 owners of Manila Bay Hostel have no tourism-establishment management experience and we are the newest hostel/inn in the Philippines. We still own Manila Bay Hostel, but have approached the young owner of the highest-rated and respected Green Mango Inn to help us in management for one (1) year, to ensure better service, better facilities at Manila Bay Hostel for our growing number of international guests from all parts of the world. Our Private Rooms have shared toilet/bath, but just outside the rooms, and we have hot shower facility...We have best location in all of Metro Manila...We assure you better comfort & convenience! Welcome!!!Overlooking scenic Manila Bay & the seaside U.S. Embassy along Roxas Boulevard, located in the heart of bohemian sensuous Ermita/Malate entertainment district, quite near 4 airports, beside vast greeneries of Rizal Park and just few minutes' walking distance to historic 'Intramuros' walled city of Spanish colonial ruins, oldest cathedrals & diverse museums, the MANILA BAY HOSTEL is offers the best address for international travellers, young backpackers, tourists, adventurers and all others who wish to experience the exotic colonial past and exciting throbbing present of Manila City---the capital city of the Philippines, Asia's only former Spanish & American colony, perhaps the happiest nation in the Far East! ALL ROOMS HAVE VIEWS of either the scenic blue waters of Manila Bay, Roxas Boulevard trees and promenades or the world-famous breathtaking sunsets or of the 60-hectares historic tranquil Rizal Park...only one other room has a back view of Rizal Park, but still a nice window....Travellers and anyone who love to enjoy the finest in life should come to the Manila Bay Hostel. We have the most unique location, an unforgettable experience, because we are located right smack in the center of the popular and lively ERMITA & MALATE entertainment district of all-night bars, restos, discos, night clubs, old churches, 24-hours fastfoods like Chowking, 24-hours convenience stores like 7-11 right at our back door, cafes like Starbucks right next door, pizza places like Yellow Cab Pizza next door also, shops, art galleries, money exchange centers, antique shops, casinos, churches of all kinds, and spas/massage centers, malls, near REMEDIOS CIRCLE of Malate district, plus easy access by just walking to historic, scenic and romantic MANILA BAY along the tree-lined promenades of ROXAS BOULEVARD (pronounced as 'ro-has', built on reclaimed land over a hundred years ago by the American colonizers originally as the Dewey Boulevard in honor of U.S. Navy Admiral George Dewey who sailed to defeat the Spanish armada in the 1898 'Battle of Manila Bay', this thoroughfare later renamed Banzai Boulevard by Japanese invaders during World War II in 1942 to 1945). Welcome to the Manila Bay Hostel...HOW TO REACH US...From the airports or anywhere, please get ordinary taxi and say that you want to go to the building almost right across the U.S. Embassy in Roxas Boulevard near Rizal Park or Luneta. We are in Unit 401---on the fourth floor---of Bel-Air Apartment at 1020 Roxas Boulevard near corner of T. M. Kalaw Avenue, Ermita, Manila. There is a 24-hours Chowking Chinese fastfood on the groundfloor of this building. Starbucks Cofeeshop and Yellow Cab Pizza Restaurant is about 5 meters away next door.If you are in the Philippines or anywhere and if you have questions, call or text SMS message anytime 24-hours any day.Warmest welcome to the Manila Bay International Youth Hostel.WHY MANILA BAY HOSTEL LOCATION IS SO UNIQUE? We are near the following:***RIZAL PARK---Just 1 or 2 minutes walk away is historic 60+ hectares Rizal Park, once also called Luneta in Spanish colonial times, this place has greeneries, various gardens, paved walks, wooded areas, trees, ponds, and various monuments including the most famous RIZAL MONUMENT where all tourists usually have their photos taken and this marks his tomb. On the side of this monument is also the exact spot there the national hero was executed by the Spanish colonial regime on December 30, 1896; see this exhibit. In early mornings, join or watch Chinese health buffs do ancient Chinese 't'ai chi' exercises or Filipino 'arnis' martial arts...or jog, stroll, relax. On Sunday eveninfs starting 6pm, enjoy free music with Concert at the Park in the Open-Air Auditorium. Also, Rizal Park has QUIRINO GRANDSTAND where Presidents are inaugurated, also in the park see the Relief Map of the Philippines, also the park has the CHINESE GARDEN (donated by the Taiwan-based Nationalist regime of Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek in the post World War II era), the JAPANESE GARDEN, the MANILA ORCHIDARIUM, the CHESS PLAZA, the PLANETARIUM, etc.***United States of America (USA) Embassy---almost right across Manila Bay Hostel, but this nice place fronting Manila Bay and with garden spaces is not open for public viewing or strolling, can only be seen from some rooms of Manila Bay Hotel...if you need to process your USA visas or visit the US Embassy, our hostel isb the best location for you, because we're neighbors with them!***Manila Bay restos and bars at the back of Museo Pambata Museum like Harbor View, Seafood Wharf, Pantalan Manila, but there are cheaper and equally nice alternatives beside and behind Manila Bay Hostel, explore and be delighted by the many choices! ***MANILA OCEAN PARK Aquarium Center, it's a new Singapore-owned & managed exhibit of Philippine tropical fishes and aquatic life near Quirino Grandstand area and just opened in 2008. A shopping mall and entertainment arcade is planned here. ***Museo ng Maynila, in the old Army & Navy Club that was once the social club of American colonial military officers***MUSEO PAMBATA---just right across Manila Bay Hostel and beside USA Embassy, see Manila City through the eyes of kids***NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES---nearby at P. Burgos Street, walking distance too, this building was the former American colonial era's 1930s Philippine Congress building all the way the martial era of the 1970s under President Ferdinand Marcos, now converted into National Museum***NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE---located nearby at Teodoro Valencia Circle, just walking distance, a museum which is housed in the government's former Finance Department building. Exhibits include prehistoric collections on the Philippines or the 19th century famous oil painting masterpiece 'Spolarium' by the Filipino master painter and nationalist hero Juan Luna***historic MANILA HOTEL---just across Rizal Park and can be seen from some rooms of Manila Bay Hostel, this used to be the grandest hotel of the Philippines a hundred years ago, built by the American colonizers and was also the former residence and headquarters of legendary U.S. military hero General Douglas MacArthur (please ask hotel staff where MacArthur lives). It may not be the best hostel now, but it still has history.***LRT (Light Rail Transit) CENTRAL STATION near MANILA CITY HALL, ideal for easy, no-traffic and cheap transportation to any and all parts of bustling Metro Manila...***INTRAMUROS---Founded by Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, this walled city of Intramuros is walking distance from Manila Bay Hostel and is the most famous historic and tourist destination in Manila. Intramuros used to be the political, ecclesiastical, military and cultural center of 333 years of Spanish colonial rule of the Philippines. Inside, you have oldest Philippine Catholic church the SAN AGUSTIN CHURCH built in 1587 and the San Agustin Museum beside it. Don't miss the CASA MANILA MUSEUM beside San Agustin Church, a project of former First Lady Imelda Marcos which showcases Spanish & Filipino elite lifestyle of the 19th century. Also here in Intramuros is FORT SANTIAGO, the former military garrison of Spanish, American and later Japanese military conquerors, also inside is RIZAL SHRINE where the national hero was jailed before he was executed in 1896. also in Intramuros is MANILA CATHEDRAL and across it the Plaza de Roma, and other historic buildings and colonial ruins.***BINONDO CHINATOWN district, one of the oldest and thriving parts of ancient Manila, full of restaurants, shops, jewelry shops, gold shops, banks, the historic BINONDO CHURCH, Buddhist and Taoist temples like the large SENG GUAN BUDDHIST TEMPLE in Narra Street, and the famous 168 Mall (reputed to be among Asia's cheapest in prices of all goods sold mainly by new Chinese immigrant traders) and near the Philippines' biggest wholesale market of DIVISORIA***ERMITA CHURCH (Virgin Mary statue was found by Spanish founder of Manila---Miguel Lopez de Legaspui---on May 19, 1571, this church located in M.H. Del Pilar Street and A. Flores Street of Ermita near Manila Bay Hostel; the MALATE CHURCH (built 1588) at M.H. Del Pilar Street & Remedios Street in Malate; MANILA ZOO, CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES (CCP Complex), the must-see COCONUT PALACE oF former First Lady Imelda Marcos, the GSIS MUSEO NG SINING (GSIS Arts Museum) at GSIS Building near Manila City Hall, the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF MANILA near Central Bank...***MALLS---SM City Manila beside Manila City Hall, also Robinsons Ermita mall in Malate district, or take jeepney ride to SM Mall of Asia to see world's 3rd biggest shopping complex. ***SANTA CRUZ & QUIAPO (pronounced as 'ki-ya-po') districts of old Manila, famous for churches, markets, flea markets, etc. LRT (Light Rail Transit) CARRIEDO Station is in Santa Cruz, also partly in old Chinatown too. Visit the SANTA CRUZ CHURCH...Visit one of Asia's biggest black market for pirated DVDs and video films in QUIAPO, near the famed QUIAPO CHURCH where you should see the 3-centuries-old popular BLACK NAZARENE image of Christ venerated by millions of Filipinos as miraculous. Twice a year, millions join the Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo streets. Also in Quiapo is BAHAY NAKPIL-BAUTISTA museum in A. Bautista Street...don't miss Quaipo's SAN SEBASTIAN CHURCH which is Asia's only prefabricated all-steel church in Gothis style and said to be the work of the creator of Eiffel Tower in Paris, Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei visited this church to appreciate its beauty and structure 30 years ago. Quiapo also has its Golden Mosque for Muslims. Manila Bay Hostel is in the very heart of exotic, diverse, sensuous, dynamic, mysterious, smiling and hugely complex Philippine capital city of Manila, also once called 'Pearl of the Orient'...Welcome to the best location and convenience, welcome to the heart and soul of Manila... Enjoy!