Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar

1607 Bocobo StreetManila1004Philippines
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About Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar

Set in a restored mansion in Manila’s vibrant entertainment district of Malate, Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar is just a four-minute walk from the world-class Robinsons Place shopping centre. This hostel boasts a rooftop cocktail bar and a common lounge with cosy seating areas.

Mixed or female-only dorms with shared bathroom facilities and private rooms with en-suite bathrooms are available. The dorms feature Japanese-inspired capsule bunk beds that are equipped with complimentary linens, towels, and charging ports. Private rooms have TVs and work desks.

Luggage storage and safety deposit boxes are offered at the 24-hour front desk. Free high-speed Wi-Fi access is available in all areas of the hostel.

A complimentary breakfast is provided daily. The on-site Tambayan Gastrobar serves authentic Filipino dishes and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tambayan Capsule Hostel & Bar is about two kilometres from the historic Rizal Park, which features an iconic monument of the country’s national hero. The National Museum of the Philippines is also two kilometres away.


1607 Bocobo Street, Manila, 1004, Philippines
Telephone: +63(2)5218835 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Nice capsule rooms ideal for backpackers

Travellers like the modern capsule-style rooms, which are perfect for backpackers. They appreciate that the capsules are equipped with international power outlets with USB slots, individual reading lights, and fans. Although they are in a shared quarter, they experience privacy due to the capsules.

Highly accessible location

The location of this property is rated highly. Guests love the fact that a big shopping mall is right across the street, and many local eateries and convenience stores are available nearby. They also like that key establishments and lots of historic attractions are within walking distance away.

Lovely rooftop bar

Cosy, chill, and amazing – these are the expressions echoed by the reviewers when mentioning about the on-site rooftop bar. Due its relaxed ambiance, they said the bar is a nice place to chill out. Amazing live music is also offered regularly, which the travellers find entertaining.

Negative Reviews

Can be very noisy

Guests complain about several noise issues. Since this place is a backpackers-favourite, it is very noisy when other travellers arrive and fix their luggage throughout the day. Other noise complaints are about the banging of door and lockers, high-traffic corridors, and loud music from the bar.

Issues with the bathrooms

Various problems with the bathrooms are reported by guests. Aside from being shared, they also note that the cleanliness is not maintained well. Toiletries such as tissues are not regularly replenished. Besides, they complain that there are times when hot water is not available.

Below average breakfast

Even though breakfast is free, guests still feel thatit is too basic: the self-serve breakfast consists of toasts, jams, and instant coffee sachets only. Patrons say this breakfast provision is disappointing and undeniably insufficient.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 157 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 157 reviews