Quiapo

Heart of Old Manila
At the turn of the century, when Hidalgo Street was called Calle San Sebastian and known as the most beautiful street in all of Manila, Quiapo – named after a native water plant – was a cosmopolitan neighbourhood with grand homes, even grander churches home to the business elite and high society intellectuals. WWII proved to be a game changer for the area and the wealthy slowly moved out to be replaced by renters and small shops. These days Quiapo is more known as a place to get something cheap; perhaps with less grandeur than in the past, but still with lots of character. A testimony to the many different cultures that have made Quiapo their home over the years.

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The Manila Hotel
Grand and elegant luxury
One Rizal Park, Manila
high
Hopinn Hotel
Great value of money in hip neighbourhood
7806 Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
medium
The Bayleaf Hotels
Boutique hotel in the historic walled city of Manila
Muralla corner Victoria Streets, Intramuros, Manila
medium
Z Hostel
Good vibes with nice rooftop bar
5660 Don Pedro Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
low
Rizal Park Hotel
Boutique historic hotel in the heart of Manila
South Road Drive T.M. Kalaw Ext. Ermita Manila, Manila Bay
high