Planning a trip to the Philippines and searching for the best Airbnbs in Manila!? Well, look no further, because I’ve put together this amazing Manila Airbnb guide for the best places to stay, unique Airbnb’s, cheap apartments, luxury getaways, and so much more!  

With its charming historical sites, fantastic shopping opportunities, and welcoming culture – Manila can provide a really fantastic weekend getaway, or would be a great place to begin your travels through the Philippines! While it may a bit overcrowded, chaotic, and oh so very humid, it’s definitely got lots to offer its visitors!

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Whether you’re hopping over to Philippines capital for business, pleasure, or a bit of both – you’ll want to find a comfortable place to still stay during your visit Being located in Southeast-Asia, Manila can offer a really affordable and terrific value for money, and the local Airbnb Manila hosts are some of the world’s most welcoming! There are lots of Airbnbs in Manila worth checking out, and all the hosts typically go above and beyond to ensure you have a pleasant visit to their home country! 


Quick Breakdown of the Best Airbnbs in Manila

In a hurry? Well, trust me to choose the best Manila AirBNB for your own unique travel needs! My “Quick 5” Manila AirBNB recommendations are tailored to a range of styles and budgets. Is it value for money or luxury you’re looking for? A cozy couples escape to the ? A group-friendly beachfront oasis? Or just the best of the best Manila AirBNB? 

I’ve also added tons of fun, helpful, and inspiring travel videos for your upcoming trip to Manila & The Philippines! Manila is a city that has lots to do offer its visitors, and as a country, the Philippines is truly one of the most beautifully jaw-dropping places you’ll ever visit! Take a read through my articles on 3 Days in Manila Travel Itinerary | What To See & Do in 3 Days for what to do, as as well The 20 Best Cultural and Music Festivals in the Philippines to see if your trip happens to be during one of the country’s best events!

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View of the skyline of Makati at sunset, in Metro Manila, The Philippines.

 

1) Charming and Sunlit Greenbelt Studio in the Heart of Makati

Best Value For Money Airbnb in Manila

Location: Legazpi Village, Makati City

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/15163554

Price: P2,591/night

I love how this AirBNB is conveniently located at Makati’s Central Business District and has access to the mall, museum, a Sunday market, and even the park. The studio is well decorated and feels like home that you just want to stay in. You can even play barista and make your own cappuccino with the coffee machine! Need to do your laundry? No problem, because this studio has its own washer and dryer! Staying here will definitely be a great and PLUS experience.

Guest review: We’ve stayed at both Sonia’s place and both times our expectations were exceeded! She put so many special touches around the unit and her thoughtfulness really showed through. We really appreciated the Dolce Gusto machine in both her places, she even left a bag of pandesal and some butter for our arrival! Both places were also tastefully decorated, cozy and very comfy. We were also lucky to have stayed there on a Sunday so we had the chance to pop by Legazpi Sunday Market which is a mere couple of minutes away from Sonia’s place – definitely, a must-try if you’re in the area! If we ever find ourselves looking for a place to stay in Makati again, we wouldn’t think twice about booking one of Sonia’s places again! Our stay was worth every cent. Thanks for everything, Sonia! :) – Camille

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Best Overall Value for Money Airbnb in Manila


2) Hip Apartment with Highspeed Internet and Netflix

Location: Araneta Center, Cubao, Metro Manila, Philippines

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/26874612

Price: P2,501/night

One of the best places to stay in Metro Manila – Quezon City! Shops, restaurants, and nightlife are within walking distance. Feel at home with the open layout that brings in light in the Scandinavian interior of this AirBNB studio. You can watch the city lights with a glass of wine and romantic music at the studio’s patio. Staying indoors will not be a bore with the highspeed internet and Netflix! The location is very accessible to the train stations and bus stations so transportation is not a problem.

Guest review: Jessica’s place exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Everything was spot-on down to the most minute detail. Hands down one of the best places in Metro Manila to stay in, if not the best. I will not hesitate to book again in the near future. – Carlo

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3) An oasis in ❤️ of BGC Fort by St.Luke

Best Airbnb For Families in Manila

Location: Taguig, NCR

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21289603

Price: P1,088/night

If you’re traveling with children or you’re a group of 4, this 70sqm condominium is the best choice! It comes with a spacious living room, den, a modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms with complete privacy, and 2 bathrooms. Guests can definitely enjoy the amenities and can access to the swimming pool, a gym, and a kid’s playground. At a very affordable price, you get to enjoy all of this. This is definitely your money’s worth! 

Guest review: The location was excellent. We appreciate that there were some free distilled water, coffee, candies and biscuits upon check-in. It is close to Jollibee and St Lukes Med Ctr. There was Pan de Manila and a bank with ATM at the entrance of condo, a 7eleven across the street and Tim Hortons is on the adjacent bldg. There were a lot of nearby restaurants. Since we had toddlers, we took extra care to secure the breakable decors in the unit. I highly recommend their place. Thank you! – Lemuel

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4) Fabulous & Funky 1 Bdr Studio – Netflix – Jacuzzi

Location: Makati, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16200009

Price: P2,990/night

Makati City is one of the liveliest cities in the metro with so much to do and experience for all ages! This studio apartment with a mix of modern and contemporary design boasts of the balcony with a view of Makati skylines and a Jacuzzi. You cannot see a hotel room with a jacuzzi for only P2,000+! The one-bedroom room is perfect for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. It also has 24-hour security, an in-building laundry service, and several convenience stores within walking distance. 

Guest review: What an amazing place. Brian’s unit met and exceeded our expectations! Cooking is especially a strong point, with its fully-equipped kitchen, situated near a big grocery chain. Add to that a luxurious bathtub and a heavenly bed, and you’ve got an exceptional staycation combo. Hoping to book again! – Erwin

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5) Stunning Makati Wood House

Location: Makati, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21761780

Price: P2,888/night

Poblacion, Makati is a haven for the artsy and entertainment seekers but close enough to the financial district that is Ayala Avenue. This 547-sq ft. apartment (51 sqm) offers the best, unobstructed view of Manila with its 180-degree tinted floor-to-ceiling glass window panels. Watch the sunrise and sunset against the backdrop of the Manila skyline. The decor and style of the apartment are simple but very comforting. You can find hip bars and restaurants within walking distance or experience the old Manila riding world-war aged jeepneys. 

 Guest review: It was such a stylish space and the view was nothing short of amazing. Communication with the host was fast and I appreciate that there was a healthy stock of fresh towels and tissue! It was also convenient to have a nearby 7-11. I loved staying here! I will definitely recommend it! – Raissa

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6) Sleek Executive Apartment 

Best Luxury Airbnb Manila

Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/855661

Price: P5,880/night

A place located close to everything without being in the middle of it all”. This Airbnb unit is calm and welcoming with its minimalist linear design located in a safe and walkable neighborhood in BGC. The unit is also very close to shops, restaurants, salons, coffee shops, and museums. You won’t want to go out when you book this place because it has everything that you need – a home entertainment, a full kitchen with a wine cooler and a convection oven, and a very comfortable bed! Definitely worth the price!

Guest review: It’s always nice to stay in Ron’s place, especially this one. This is the one I would rate way better than your usual hotel stay. Everything is perfect, the furniture Ron’s use is probably one of the best. If there are 6 stars to rate, I would go for it. Thanks for hosting me and I will be back soon. – Eng Hun

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7) Stylish Condominium Near TriNoma Shopping Mall

Location: Quezon City, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/23927528

Price: P2,640/night

Going north in Metro Manila? I recommend you stay at this Airbnb Plus unit designed with industrial-chic ambiance featuring exposed brickwork plus gray contrast walls in the bathroom. This place is totally IG worthy! The unit is not too far from the malls has 24 hr security and very approachable staff. 

Guest review: The place was really nice. It has top-notch Scandinavian interiors. The place, pillows and sheets smelled really good. If you’re looking for a place to have a staycation in, this is the place to be! Karla was also thoughtful and very understanding of each and every need. She also replies fast! A really good host. It even surpassed Airbnb’s that I went to Japan and Korea :) – Maria

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8) Your Five Star Home near Greenbelt

Location: Makati, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/27274618

Price: P3,657/night

True to its title, this Airbnb Plus unit is really your five-star home while staying in Metro Manila. This open-concept apartment is boasting mid-century furnishings, striking artworks, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Located just 2 minutes away from Legazpi Park, restaurants and malls. There is security in the building and concierge at the main lobby. 

Guest review: The junior 1-bedroom apartment was perfect for my stay. Good location for where I needed to go 80% of the time. The place is tastefully decorated and space layout works well. The wifi signal was strong. There are security and concierge at the main lobby. Analyn was very responsive and accommodating. – Jose

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9) Alto Retro: New York Inspired Urban Loft 

Location: Makati, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/9653972

Price: P4,250/night

The place is located in Eton Residences, Makati City – one of the most premium neighborhoods in Metro Manila. It is named by Spot.ph as one of the 5 Most Beautiful Airbnbs in Manila that has custom wood furniture and textured concrete walls, plush Turkish carpets, and ’60s pop art accents. This place is perfect for travelers looking for a boutique art hotel experience and an IG-friendly interior design.  Guests have full access to the kid’s pool, gym, also, the building has 24/7 security. 

Guest review: This home is definitely the number 1 and the best Airbnb for me! We had our prenup shoot last week and until now we’re still in awe! You don’t need to edit your photos as the place was really amazing! Our friends and relatives asked if we had our prenup out of the country. The interior, everything, we felt like we’re in New York. Thank you so much, Ms. Ariel and Mr. Pau for hosting us and of course, your welcome snacks and notes made us so kilig! You’re amazing guys. We’ll definitely back to your home!❤️ – Lovely May

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10) Maximum dwelling experience at BGC

Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23739330

Price: P2,100/night

A practical and smart apartment packed with a keyless entry system,  expanding table and hidden 84-inch motorized projector for a home theater experience. The place is just a 3-minute walk to the Venice Grand Canal, restaurants, and shops. Neutral colors of black, wood and grey serve to open up space, allowing more light into the studio. Guests have access to the jacuzzi, swimming pool, gym and fitness station. 

Guest review: The unit is exactly as the details in this listing. It’s great for watching movies and just chilling. A lot of provisions (projector, popcorn maker, snacks, other stuff you just might need) are unique to this listing. The location is great, everything’s accessible. The host is very responsive and accommodating. Just to share how accommodating she is. The rice cooker didn’t work at first but when I told her about it, a new rice cooker was delivered to us just within a few hours. Overall, we highly recommend this place! – Jhasmine

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11) Minimalist and Modern Design Condo Unit

Best Cheap Airbnb Manila

Location: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17768815

Price: P1,550/night

Another Airbnb that is budget-friendly is located in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. The 33 sq meters 1 bedroom condominium that is fully furnished with a modern design and hotel-feel ambiance. Transportation here is a breeze since it is very close to public transport (MRT station, buses). Rated 4.94 by guests for its cleanliness, location, and value for money. Definitely a place for budget-conscious travelers. 

Guest review: Sam is the best host I have ever met and he’s very warm just like his unit, very kind, attentive and accommodating. Thank you for the wonderful stay you have provided! The unit is really nice and stylish (you’ll get what you see in the gallery); it is very clean and everything smells good (well-kept unit); easy to access even though grab drivers always got confused in the entrance; and it was a superb experience. I hope we can come back again! – Jessica Ross

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12) Studio w/ BIG Balcony

Location: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29467670

Price: P1,049/night

The balcony of this Airbnb is bigger than the room itself, but I am not complaining if I get to watch the sunset with pink and blue skies to end my day! And you can host a small party on the balcony too! The 33 sq m ensuite studio is perfect for solo travelers or a group of three, it has a simple design but has everything that you will need during your stay. If you are looking for a cheap yet stylish stay with a great and memorable view, Terrace Room is definitely it.

Guest review: Our stay here was really great – the location, which is at the heart of Mandaluyong, and the space was really nice and stylish. The private rooftop space was really big and provided a good view of the skyline. They even provide eggs and bread as snacks or breakfast, which was really thoughtful. The only con I could think of is that you would have to climb five flights of stairs, which we didn’t mind, but could be a dealbreaker for some people. Lastly, the price which we got the place for is truly worth it. Will stay here again. Thanks, Ali :) – Neal

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13) NEW Condo in Eastwood City

Location: Quezon City, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23929452

Price: P1,650/night

This Airbnb is rated 4.97 by guests for its safe location, accessibility to the different establishment, great views, clean and comfortable room. The unit is less than 5-minutes walking distance to Eastwood Citywalk, Cybermall, Eastwood mall. You can enjoy the building’s amenities – a luxury swimming pool, yoga room, and a sky garden. 

Guest review: Ian’s place is really worth one’s money. It is extremely clean, the sheets and pillows are not just comfy but smelled properly washed. All the listed amenities are present. Ian seemed to have thought of his guest’s every need! A big plus is the washing machine and the free parking! As a host, Ian is an outstanding and gracious one. He took the time to meet us and accompanied us to his unit. He sends follow up texts to check on us and asks if there is still anything that he can help us with. Very thoughtful indeed! Ian’s place is definitely one of the first places I will look into when I’m in the metro. – Agnes Imelda

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14) Budget-friendly Stylish Studio Near Makati/Ortigas

Location: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26643494

Price: P839/night

The best choice for the budget-friendly Airbnb goes to this property located at   Mandaluyong City that offers a more local yet stylish stay. Upon check-in, a simple complimentary breakfast is prepared for you. This room is a 22sqm ensuite studio room that is perfect for solo travelers or couples, with a simple design but furnished with everything to provide you a comfortable stay. It is close to major roads and transportation is very accessible. 

Guest review: Ali’s Numa Place is very stylish. I was looking for a budget-friendly place for an impulsive shoot my friend and I was planning and Ali’s place was the perfect spot we found. It’s very efficient for its value, complete with appliances you might need whether for a short or long stay. Ali also sent a detailed message about the rules and suggestions to know the place. There are also reminders in the room so you would really know what to do. Looking forward to staying again in Ali’s place and I’m also eyeing on his other listings. – Coleen

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15) 60m2 designer 1br☆Perfect location☆Prime view

Location: Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21298364

Price: P2,946/night

This boho-style 60m2 1 bedroom unit is fully furnished with a balcony that features the view of the city. The apartment is located on the 35th floor of Icon Plaza in Bonifacio Global City which is considered by many as a locality of quality and privileged living. If you’re a foodie, you can enjoy different foods offered at the Mercato (opens every Wednesday to Saturday, 6 pm-3 pm) and other restaurants around the area. You can shop, wine and dine, and enjoy the nightlife in this neighborhood!

Guest review: This was my third time staying in Greg’s unit and I can definitely see myself staying here again. I am picky, to begin with, but I feel very much at home in this unit and have now spent close to two weeks in it in total – Alex

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16) Luxury Studio in Ortigas

Location: Ortigas, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16327475

Price: P1,981/night

Ortigas City is the second most important Central Business District in Metro Manila. If you’re traveling for business, this is the place to stay. The Airbnb is located next to everything – BPO Offices, UA&P, Asian Development Bank, high-end malls (Shangri-la Mall & The 30th), and restaurants. This luxury studio just exudes sophistication and class with its crisp white walls and wooden furniture. You can definitely relax after a long day when you stay here!

Guest review: So clean and tidy, so organized. First impression upon entering the room — “fresh!”. The room smells good and definitely clean. I love the interior — brimming with class and sophistication. A labor of love. It was an easy-breezy stay. We are so glad to have found this place. – Antonio Jr.

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17) Superhost! The Highest Floor In The Philippines!

Location: Makati, Metro Manila

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6078918

Price: P4,249/night

So I am actually wondering why this AirBNB was not on the PLUS list in Metro Manila. This Airbnb is featured in ‘Incredible Journey’ on Thailand’s HD36, so you’ll know that this has received a high rating. The flat has a black-and-white piano scheme with some browns and blue-greys interior with complete home essentials to make your stay more comfortable. Also, did I mention that this Airbnb is a penthouse? Yes, you read it right! It is located on the highest floor of Gramercy Residences in Makati City with a near-270 degree view! You will definitely get the value of your money when you stay at this property. 

Guest review: Breathtaking view! The place was spotlessly clean, hassle-free check-in/out. Outstanding host. Definitely, a recommended property to stay. – Daryl

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Day Trips & Manila Tours To Consider Booking During Your Visit

Have a few days in the city as a first-time visitor? Why not check out a few of these tours to help you see the best this city has to offer!


Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

“A tour of Manila’s past and present including old city Manila, the American Cemetery and Memorial, historic Intramuros and Fort Santiago, and the bustling financial capital of Makati”

https://www.getyourguide.com/manila-l235/manila-old-new-t4169/

Review: “My husband and I took the Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour. We enjoyed the trip for several reasons. Metro Manila is quite large and spread out with a lot of traffic to be concerned with. The tour allowed us to see a lot of Metro Milano in a matter of 4 hours, while leaving the driving to the experts. Our guide was very knowledgeable so we learned a lot about the city’s history as we visited all the main places to see. There was a good amount of time off bus to explore a bit, while letting the bus cover the miles inbetween and our guide keeping us informed as to what we were passing by. We enjoyed the outing very much.”

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Manila: Historical Bamboo Bike Tour in Intramuros

“Explore Manila’s most historic area, Intramuros, on a small group bamboo bike tour. Ride on a traditional bamboo bike and visit all must-see spots of Intramuros while learning abou its history. Select different times to see the day, sunset, or night view.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/manila-l235/manila-historical-bamboo-bike-tour-in-intramuros-t233332/

Review: “Super friendly staff, very informative tour. Enough time to explore the historical sights. The Bamboo bikes are comfy and safe to ride. I would love to do the tour again! If you are in Manila this is a must, because you are not only learning about the history of the city, you also contribute to a social enterprise and the development of the country.”

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Taal Volcano Full-Day Adventure Tour from Manila

“Trek the Taal Volcano on an 8-hour adventure tour from Manila and see one of the most scenic areas of the Philippines within easy access of the capital. You will drive to Tagaytay City to head for Volcano Island, location of one of the most active volcanos in the Philippines. Less than 2 hours from Manila, Tagaytay City offers cooler weather and dramatic views of Taal Lake and Volcano Island.”

https://www.getyourguide.com/manila-l235/taal-volcano-day-tour-t36479/

Review: “Driver Jeff was very accommodating even to assist with stuff not tour related. He took the extra time to take extra care of us. Patrick our guide on Taal was really nice. Unfortunately one of his horse guides service was not what I expected. Overall I was pleased. The people on Taal live an extraordinary lives surrounded with active volcanoes. I’m super happy I was able to visit.

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Am I Missing Any Amazing Airbnbs in Manila? 

There really are an incredible variety of Airbnb rentals in Manila, and it was pretty difficult to make this shortlist of the Top 17! So if you’ve visited Manila recently and stayed at an Airbnb that you think should be included on my list, please let me know!

Or are you a Manila Airbnb host and would like to see your property featured here? Send me your link, and I’d love to talk a look at all your photos/ reviews!

 

Planning a trip to the Philippines & Southeast Asia? 

So I’ve spent several years of my life in this stunning region of the world, and my travel blog is filled with helpful articles, itineraries, and destination guides! Check out a couple of my favorite posts below, and let me know what you think! And always feel free to shoot me an email if you ever have any questions!  I’m always happy to help people plan their travels in the Philippines!

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Final Thoughts on Airbnbs in Manila

Which once was a city traveler bypassed on the way to other more popular South-East Asian destinations and islands, the Philippines capital of Manila has seen a complete image refresh and is now a city hotspot in its own right! 

So book yourself one of the incredible Airbnbs, and start planning your own trip to experience everything this city has to offer!


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