From NAIA Terminal 3 to Hostels in Old Manila

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

The hostels in Old Manila or simply “Manila” are in three areas:

  • Vito Cruz (for Pink Manila Hostel)
  • Adriatico (for Wanderers Guesthouse)
  • Sta. Cruz (for Red Carabao Manila Hostel)

These hostels can easily be reached via the Light Railway Transit (LRT) Line 1. The nearest stations to these hostels are:

  • LRT Line 1: Vito Cruz Station for Pink Manila Hostel
  • LRT Line 1: Pedro Gil Station for Wanderers Guesthouse
  • LRT Line 1: Abad Santos Station for Red Carabao Manila Hostel

Click HERE to know more about hostels in Old Manila

So how do you go to these LRT stations from Terminal 3?

Option 1

  • Once outside the arrival area of Terminal 3, walk to your right until you reach the end where you will see a sign that says “HM Shuttle Bus going to Baclaran, Edsa Pasay Taft”.

Terminal 3 sign

  • Take this airport shuttle bus (no exact time of departure) and inform the driver to drop you off in “Pasay Rotonda.”

Option 2 (if you’re rushing)

  • Once you exit Terminal 3, walk to your left.
  • Follow the sidewalk until you reach the main road (landmark is a police outpost).
  • From the outpost, cross the road and you will see a 711 store.
  • In front of 711, you will see jeepneys with a “Nichols” signboard.
  • Take this jeepney (leaves when it reaches its passenger capacity / jeepney is available 24 hours a day) and tell the driver to drop you off in “Pasay Rotonda.”
Photo showing passengers heading to the main road after exiting Terminal 3 to ride the jeepney. Photo by Nukie Timtiman.

Pasay Rotonda is an area that intersects the main road known as EDSA and Taft Avenue. It is also the location of the Light Railway Transit Line 1 (LRT 1) Edsa Station.

Once at Pasay Rotonda:

  • From your drop-off point in Pasay Rotonda, cross to the other side using the nearest footbridge.
Drop-off area for those taking the airport shuttle bus. The station of the airport shuttle bus is inside the Genesis terminal beside McDonalds. From there, you can walk up that staircase you see on the photo to cross to the other side until you reach the LRT Edsa station.
Pasay Rotonda 4
Pasay Rotonda drop-off point if you’re taking the jeepney. The footbridge staircase is on the left of the photo; take this footbridge to cross to the other side to reach the LRT Edsa station.
Extension of the footbridge heading to the LRT Edsa station.
  • Follow the footbridge until you reach the LRT Edsa station, which is right beside Metropoint Mall.

Once at Edsa station, board the train and alight at these stations:

For Pink Manila Hostel

  • Alight at Vito Cruz station and walk to Ocampo Street (starting poing landmark is Jollibee restaurant).
  • From Ocampo, walk about 450 meters until you reach Bautista Street.
  • Once at Bautista, make a left and walk until you reach Don Pedro Street (100 meters).
  • The hostel is just right at the corner of the streets of Don Pedro and Bautista.

For Wanderers Guesthouse

  • Alight at Pedro Gil station.
  • From the station, walk six blocks down or 500 meters along Pedro Gil Street (starting point landmark is the Petron gas station on the left side), passing streets such as Ma. Orosa, Bocobo and the Robinsons Place Mall.
  • Once you reach Adriatico Street, turn left.
  • Walk another 350 meters until you reach Nakpil Street where you will see the hostel near the corner of Nakpil and Adriatico.

For Red Carabao Manila Hostel

  • Alight at Abad Santos station.
  • Below the station of Abad Santos, you will see parked tricycles (24 hours daily).
  • Ride one of the tricycles and tell the driver to drop you off at Red Carabao Manila Hostel (20 Pesos).

Airport Shuttle Bus = 2o Pesos
Jeepney =
7 Pesos
LRT 1 to Vito Cruz Station / Pedro Gil Station = 15 Pesos
LRT 1 to Abad Santos Station = 30 Pesos
Tricycle = 20 Pesos
TOTAL =  22 – 70 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 500 – 700 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 478 – 630  Pesos ($10 USD) or more