Our Melting Pot
Experience traveling to the Philippines on a budget as you stay in Our Melting Pot. We are backpackers ourselves who have travelled to various countries in Europe and Southeast Asia, wanting to bring our beautiful experience abroad to be able to promote the culture and beauty of the Philippines which is known to be THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT.
Our backpackers joint consists of 6-bed and 4-bed mixed dorm accommodation in the heart of Makati, the entertainment and financial capital of the Philippines. The place is one-ride away from the major city attractions and the important places to visit in the Greater Manila area. Modern, peaceful and well-managed, Our Melting Pot comes with the basic amenities normally found in a hostel such as common area, reception, free internet access, toilet and bath and comfy beds.
Note that we only accept credit cards for reservations from this site, with the balance payable in cash upon arrival.
Additional reminders for guests who are booking our private rooms: your accommodation is in a separate building distinct from the main hostel reception area. It takes 3 minutes on foot to get there.
Lastly, for confirmed arrivals past midnight, be sure that the bed you book should be for the cycle 13:00 of the previous day to 12:00 of the current day.
For example, if you are arriving on Monday 3:00am, the bed to be booked should be for Sunday where the normal check-in time starts at 13:00. If you book a bed for Monday, this only means that you are decided to wait til 12:00 noon when the person who booked it for Sunday should finally check out.
The hostel should be accessible from any part of Metro Manila. However, taxi drivers are not familiar with the name of our hostel (OUR MELTING POT) because we are simply an apartment unit in a posh residential-hotel building with exact address in:
UNIT 18-NO A.VENUE SUITES
#7829 Makati Avenue cor. General Luna St.
1200 Makati City
To facilitate your reaching our hostel, remember that the key streets that you should mention to the driver are MAKATI AVE., GIL PUYAT AVE. and KALAYAAN AVE.
Note: Private rooms are to be found in a different apartment building, a short 5 minute-walk from the main hostel where the reception/dorm is.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Currency Exchange
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meeting Rooms
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Additional Note: Your balance is due immediately upon arrival at the hostel; only cash payment is accepted
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From any of the 3 terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, take a coupon / airport taxi to avoid being ripped off by unscrupulous drivers. (It is still an option to take a metered taxi if you are arriving when the sun is still up; you can spot the more reliable operators based on the list found in the last lines of this write-up.)
As of March 1, 2016, our new location -- away from the noise of the busy Makati Avenue but still within the center -- is:
3rd Floor, Wang Mart Bldg, #37 Polaris Street, Bel-air Village, Makati City.
From the airport, take a cab and tell driver to head off to EDSA in the direction of Makati City. On EDSA, make a left turn to Ayala Avenue, then a right turn after a couple of minutes to Makati Avenue. Drive along Makati Avenue going to the direction of A. Venue or Century Mall (towards J.P. Rizal Street). On the 3rd stoplight, past Petron Gas Station on the left side of the road, you will see McDonalds on the left side where Makati Avenue intersects with Jupiter Street.
Turn right on Jupiter Street. Then, turn immediately right on Polaris Street (landmark: Dong Won Korean Restaurant). Polaris is a winding one-way road. Make sure that your taxi keeps driving on the right side. After passing exactly three streets on the left at short distance to each other, you will see Wang Mart Korean grocery store on the right side, across Alba's (Spanish) restaurant. Get off the taxi at this point. We are at the 3/F of the same building. There is no elevator/lift so you would need a little exercise to carry your bags up to where we are. Your fare (if metered) should not exceed P300 even on heavy traffic.
For a thorough location, look up Wang Mart Polaris Makati Metro Manila on googlemaps.
(It is an option to take the mass transport ONLY IF YOU ARE ARRIVING AT TERMINAL 1; you can take a bus bound to Cubao or any bus passing through EDSA. But this will only be practical or comfortable for you if your time of arrival or boarding the bus is outside the rush hours 7:00-10:00 / 16:00 - 21:00; otherwise, just please kindly take the taxi.
For an additional P20.00, you can also take the express route or sky-way from the airport. The best exit (without horrendous traffic) is Magallanes if arriving outside the rush hours. That will again take you to EDSA, then to Ayala Avenue as mentioned earlier in this section.)
The hostel should be accessible from any part of Metro Manila. However, taxi drivers are not familiar with the name of our hostel (OUR MELTING POT) because we just moved in to a new location started on March 1, 2016.
To facilitate your reaching our hostel, remember that the key streets that you should mention to the driver are MAKATI AVE., GIL PUYAT AVE., JUPITER STREET., POLARIS STREET. We are exactly on POLARIS STREET.