The Junction Hostel Makati – Explorer coming soon

After TBEX I stayed on in Manila at The Junction Hostel located in Makati. Now in total I spent about 15 days in manila. For someone not living in manila this amount of time could be a little overwhelming but my stay at The Junction Hostel made things more than comfortable. Junction doubles as a co-working space and has a little truck cafe.

Gabe who managers the hostel which is owned by his father Greg are both really nice people who have plans to open another hostel in Cebu. I spoke to Gabe about the idea of creating one of our explorers for Junction. From the very beginning he thought it was a great idea and said go ahead. It’s very refreshing to deal with owner managers who are forward thinking and willing to try different innovations.


Taco Chingones – find them on facebook

So, I set of exploring the Makati area and beyond. To my surprise once you get through the surface, Manila has a lot to offer. Its night life ranges from hidden speakeasy cocktail bars to huge multi-level night clubs. While food comes in the extreme budget form of turo turo (point point food stalls) and ranges to some of the best street style taco’s I have eaten. Even things to do can range from admiring old Spanish churches to climbing the world’s smallest active volcano live volcano.


Taal Volcano – The smallest volcano in the world,. Photo courtesy of, check out his blog post, some great pics.

We are in the process of putting the final pieces of the junction hostel explorer together. So stay posted and be sure to check out all of the great options we discovered when the mobile app goes live.

The Simple Traveller

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