From NAIA Terminal 1 to Hostels in Parañaque

Before you proceed, please make sure to read the following:


In Parañaque, the hostels are located in two areas: Sucat and Merville.

In particular, these hostels are:

  • Cozee Monkey Backpackers – located in Multinational Village (which is the area right before Sucat proper)
  • Islas 8817 Guesthouse – located in Sucat proper
  • Lions Den Backpackers Manila – located in Merville

Click HERE to know more about hostels in Parañaque

Parañaque is a huge city, which is why if you look at Google Maps, you will see that Sucat is south of the airport while Merville is in the east side.

Both Cozee Monkey and Islas 8817 are on the same direction, but it’s different for Lions Den as you have to take a different route.

From Terminal 1, here’s how:

COZEE MONKEY

  • Once outside the arrival area of Terminal 1, exit to the right and follow the sidewalk, passing the BUS Stop sign and the police station, until you reach a pedestrian lane right beside a small bridge, which you should spot after the KFC restaurant (see photo).
  • Cross the pedestrian lane, heading to the main road, and you will find the NAIA footbridge on the left side (see photo of the footbridge).
  • Cross the NAIA footbridge to reach the other side of the street.
  • Once on the other side of the street, ride a jeepney with a signboard that says “Sucat / Aquino Ave”.
  • Tell the jeepney driver to drop you off at “Multinational Village”.
  • Once at your drop-off area, you will see Puregold Supermarket and beside it is another footbridge.
  • Cross this footbridge and you will arrive at the entrance of Multinational Village.
Multinational Village Entrance
Entrance of Multinational Village
  • Once at the entrance of the village, walk along the sidewalk until you reach a waiting shed where you will find green tricycles.
  • Ride one of the green tricycles and tell the driver to drop you off at Cozee Monkey in Galatia (locals pronounce it as “Gah-lash-ya). Cost is 30 Pesos / person / ride and they operate 24 hours daily.
  • DO NOT RIDE the YELLOW tricycles because they are not authorized to enter the village.

COST:
Jeepney = 8 Pesos
Tricycle = 30
TOTAL = 38 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 300 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 262  Pesos ($6 USD) or more


ISLAS 8817 GUESTHOUSE

  • Once outside the arrival area of Terminal 1, exit to the right and follow the sidewalk, passing the BUS Stop sign and the police station, until you reach a pedestrian lane right beside a small bridge, which you should spot after the KFC restaurant (see photo).
  • Cross the pedestrian lane, heading to the main road, and you will find the NAIA footbridge on the left side (see photo of the footbridge).
  • Cross the NAIA footbridge to reach the other side of the street.
  • Once on the other side of the street, ride a jeepney with a signboard that says “Sucat / Aquino Ave”.
  • Tell the jeepney driver to drop you off at “Valley 2”.
  • Once at Valley 2 (landmark is the San Antonio Valley arch; this area is also across MTF Building and Fortunata Vill. Garden City Subdivision), walk pass the San Antonio Valley arch (which is at San Pedro Street).
  • Make a right on the first street  – landmark is the Ministop convenience store – and walk all the way to gate 8817 which should be on your left side.
san-pedro-sucat
The Mini Stop landmark , showing the street where you should make a right turn.

COST:
Jeepney = 12 Pesos
TOTAL = 12 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 350 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 338  Pesos ($7 USD) or more


LIONS DEN BACKPACKERS MANILA

  • Once outside the arrival area of Terminal 1, exit to the right and follow the sidewalk until you see a BUS STOP sign (adjacent to the parking lot) near the police station.

Terminal 1 Sign

  • From the bus stop, ride a public metro bus with a signboard that says “Edsa MRT” or “Fairview” and tell the conductor to drop you off in “Pasay Rotonda”.
  • Once at your drop-off point in Pasay Rotonda, ride a jeepney with a signboard that says “Merville”. These jeepneys operate 24 hours daily and will take you all the way to Merville Access Road for 10 Pesos.
Pasay Rotonda 4
Drop-off area in Pasay Rotonda. Arrow shows where you’ll be dropped off and at the same time, where you can ride the “Merville” jeepney.
  • Once at Merville Access Road (landmark is Bingo Boutique), walk 650 meters straight along this road until you reach the Merville Village Gate, or you can also take a tricycle (7 Pesos per person / operates 24 hours daily) to reach this gate.
Merville
Merville Access Road landmark
Merville Gate
Merville Village Gate
  • At the Merville Village Gate, you will find a walkway on the left area leading to a parking lot with green tricycles.
Merville Tricycles
Parking Lot with green tricycles.
  • Ride one of the tricycles and tell the driver to drop you off at Lions Den.
    NOTE: It is advisable that you take these tricycles to Lions Den because the roads can be confusing. Visitors are also not allowed to walk inside the village at night. Cost is 24 Pesos / person / ride (operates 24 hours daily).

COST:
Public Metro Bus
= 12 Pesos
Merville Jeepney = 10 Pesos
Merville Access Road Tricycle = 7 Pesos
Merville Village Gate Tricycle = 24 Pesos
TOTAL = 53 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 500 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 447 Pesos ($10 USD) or more