From NAIA Terminal 3 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 for Lions Den, you have to take a different route.

From Terminal 3, here’s how:

COZEE MONKEY

  • Once outside the arrival area of 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 / 24 hours a day) and tell the driver to drop you off at “Quirino Avenue, 711”.
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Photo showing passengers heading to the main road after exiting Terminal 3 to ride the jeepney. Photo by Nukie Timtiman.
  • Once at Quirino (landmark is 711), ride a jeepney with a signboard that says “Sucat / Aquino Ave”.
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This is Quirino Avenue. It’s in an area called Baclaran. 711 to your left is the drop-off area. You see those jeepneys beside the store? That’s the Sucat / Aquino Ave. jeepney which you have to take.
  • Tell the jeepney driver to drop you off at Multinational Village.
  • Once at the 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 to Quirino Avenue, 711 = 7 Pesos
Jeepney to Multinational Village = 7 Pesos
Tricycle = 30 Pesos
TOTAL = 44 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 400 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 356  Pesos ($8 USD) or more


ISLAS 8817 GUESTHOUSE

  • Once outside the arrival area of 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.
  • Ride this jeepney (leaves when it reaches its passenger capacity / available 24 hours a day) and tell the driver to drop you off at “Quirino Avenue”.
  • Once at Quirino (landmark is 711; see photo), 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.
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The Mini Stop landmark, showing the street where you should make a right turn.

COST:
Jeepney to Quirino Avenue, 711 = 7 Pesos
Jeepney to Sucat = 12 Pesos
TOTAL = 19 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 450 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 431  Pesos ($10 USD) or more


LIONS DEN BACKPACKERS MANILA

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 / 24 hours a day) and tell the driver to drop you off in “Pasay Rotonda”.

Once in Pasay Rotonda

  • Ride a jeepney with a signboard that says “Merville”.
pasay-rotonda-mrt
For those taking the airport bus, this is the area outside the drop-off station where you can ride the Merville jeepney.
Pasay Rotonda 4
For those taking the jeepney from the airport, this is the drop-off area where you can ride another jeepney to Merville.
  • The Merville jeepney will take you all the way to Merville Access Road for 10 Pesos. They operate 24 hours daily.
  • 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.
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Merville Access Road – Bingo Boutique 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
The 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:
Airport Shuttle Bus = 20 Pesos
Jeepney to Pasay Rotonda = 7 Pesos
Jeepney to Merville Access Road = 10 Pesos
Merville Access Road Tricycle = 7 Pesos
Merville Village Tricycle =24 Pesos
TOTAL = 48 – 61 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 500 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 439 – 452  Pesos ($10 USD) or more

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BUDGET TIP: Walk to jeepney station near Lions Den from Terminal 3

The route of the “Merville” jeepney includes passing through a roundabout beside the Villamor Air Base Golf Course, heading to W Service Road, and finally arriving at Merville Access Road.
From Terminal 3, you can actually walk to the roundabout for 1.5km (where you can wait for the Merville jeepney at the waiting shed outside Villamor Air Base Golf Course.

Please click this map

Once you click on the map, you will see Terminal 3 on the left side. If you follow the road from the Terminal 3 Exit Ramp, it will lead you to Villamor Air Base along Sales Road. If you walk along Sales Road, you will reach a roundabout where you will see Villamor Air Base Golf Course on the left side. That’s where the Merville jeepney stops, and you can take that jeepney to Merville Access Road for 7 Pesos.