Old Manila – Malate and Santa Cruz


Malate and Santa Cruz are two of the territorial districts of Manila or Old Manila. The former is known for its nightlife with Adriatico Street bustling with restaurants, bars and bohemian parties. Santa Cruz, on the other hand, is a mix of residences, commercial centers and cultural properties. Its famous landmark is the Chinese Cemetery, considered to be the second oldest cemetery in the city of Manila.

The hostels in Malate are located in Vito Cruz and Adriatico while the hostel in Santa Cruz is accessible from the Manila Light Rail Transit System or locally known as the LRT.

Click HERE for the list of Old Manila – Malate and Santa Cruz Hostels

Click on the links below to access directions to the airport, provincial bus stations, and tourist destinations from your hostel in Malate or Santa Cruz.

But before you proceed, please make sure to read the following:

I. Traveling to the Airport

II. Traveling to Provincial Bus Stations

III. Traveling to and from Tourist Destinations