This was my first time staying in a guesthouse in the Philippines. I reserved a dorm bed online, and the response and confirmation was sent back to me promptly. The problem was when I arrived, they didn't have my reservation. Apparently they take reservations assuming that their current guest would vacate the room when you arrive. If the guest decides to extend, then you're screwed. I arrived at 2am and I had no intention to walk around and look for another place so I was forced to stay in their higher priced room.
Rate: P675/room with ceiling fan, double-size bed, and shared bathroom with hot/cold shower.
Features: 24hr security, mini restaurant, tours, internet cafe, nice clean rooms, friendly staff.
Location: 1771 M. Adriatico St. Malate, Manila (behind Starbucks)
Close To: Lots of bars, lots of restaurants, internet cafes, malls, other guesthouses.