Nolan Angeles heads the city tourism department and is tasked to see to it that the city's growth in tourism will expand further and stronger that will provide employment and more facilities to put Mandaluyong on the map of important cities to enjoy tourism in Metro Manila.

IN ITS SECOND of a three-part workshops, Mandaluyong City through its City Cultural Affairs and Tourism Department (CCATD) invited the private sector where Crossroads Manila attended to take part and contribute in the city’s effort to improve tourism in the city and become a contributor in the country’s program for economic growth.

The workshop entitled Mandaluyong Tourism and Cultural Depelopment Plan was facilitated by BIODEV, Inc. which specializes in urban planning, researched, developed, and conducted the event to get more help from the private sector so it can tackle tourism plans and maximize the city’s potential natural, historical, and commercial destinations and improve it further and attract more investments as it were. Strategically, the city was divided into four hubs where it plans to situate tourism growth. The proposed Mandaluyong Hubs touted to bring potential tourism growth are:

HUMANITYVILLE – Where the landmarks and heavyily-situated residential areas are such as Welfareville Compound and Addition Hills. It is also where history and declared cultural properties are located such as the Jose Rizal University, BSA Townhomes, and works of national artists found in Population Center Foundation.

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) – Where towns of Wack-Wack Greenhills, Pleasant Hills, and Highway Hills are located. It is the largest of all the hubs. CBD is heavily known as the shopping district where high-rise residential and commercial places are found including the the Wack-Wack Golf Course.

CIVIC CIRCLE – Highlighting the center of governance where the government is located. Several landmarks are also situation in this area which are the Kaban ng Hiyas Building, Congressional District Library, The Dambana ng Alaala, and many more. The Civic Circle is composed of four barangays, which are Muaway, Plainview, Barangka Drive, and Malamig.

RIVER LINE – Based on the Pasig River line where residntial area of Mabini-J. Rizal, Namayan, Vergara, hulo, Barangka Ibaba, Barangka Itaas, Barangka Ilaya, and Buayang Bato which all have access to the river.

City stakeholders and the private sector teamed up to brainstorm and create proposals for the city council’s approval in growing the city’s tourism prospects.

The hubs are meant to highlight the diversity of the city’s possible areas of showcases and help stakeholders and future administration heads plan out what and how to maximize the areas for tourism growth. Each area are protracted to gain from what organizers indicate would be growth for employment, discovery and protection of heritage sites and activities, other programs and projects that will be identified in a six-year program that leaders would tackle.   

Throughout the day-long seminar, delegates were guided by the working vision crafted during the first workshop held in August, “Mandaluyong envisions to become globally competitive, adaptive, sustainable, and state-of-the-art for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE).” The attendees brainstormed ideas and sought ways in identifying challenges each hub faces in the areas of global competitiveness, ability to adapt (being resilient), to be sustainable, and having state-of-the-art facilities for MICE activities. Each challenge was paired with ideas on how to solve or address it through measurements that the City Council can tackle after the facilitators would summarize it in a report that will be given this month for budget purposes.

Site development planner, Arch. Miguel Fernando Ortiz shared the proposed development plans the city has lined up to develop and improve public fixtures important to the growth of the city's tourism plans.
Site development planner, Arch. Miguel Fernando Ortiz shared the proposed development plans the city has lined up to develop and improve public fixtures important to the growth of the city’s tourism plans.

Energized by new delegates and attendees, innovation, friendly, progressive, and environment sustainability were strong statements that provided key factors in gathering many ideas in solving many tourism challenges the city is facing in reaching its vision to becoming one of the leading tourism spots in The Philippines. Crossroads Hostel is one of the only two accommodation establishments (AEs) that attended the event, which expressed gratitude to the leadership of CCATD Head, Nolan V. Angeles who spearheaded the fact-finding mission with the support of then mayor and now Vice-Mayor Menchie Abalos.

Mandaluyong is home to more than 400,000 residents faced with some overpopulation and flood problems to deal with as it tackles numerous potential for economic growth thereby giving each local citizens a measure of prosperity. 

Crossroads Hostel Manila is one of the accommodations Mandaluyong has that is accredited by the Department of Tourism offering basic services for tourists, backpackers, and traveling local residents looking for a clean, secure, and safe place to stay.

For more information on this story and how the hostel can you or business owners, call +639478957600. We can be reached through WhatsApp and through our Facebook Page /kca

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Then come on over and enjoy a relaxing, peaceful time at our hostel.
Hostels are far more different and more accommodating than you could ever imagine, most of those I know are.
Crossroads Hostel Manila offers not just a bed to stay in but a home away from home. Their rooms air conditioned and their showers? It’s heated.  The place also offers fast cable broadband internet wifi connection at up to 50mbps (by Philippines standards, that’s fast!) including free use of kitchen, lockers, and decent beddings that have their towels changed daily just for you.
100 meters away from the MRT, Bus stop, taxi and Jeepney stops, and you could get to the hostel FROM airport at php40 only!
It’s much, much less than 1,000 pesos. It’s only php699 per night or less than €12 or <US$14. ON weekday nights you pay Php100 less or Php599/night only. (Note: Security Deposits not included)
We would rather ask you to google it for yourself so that you can see what other people are saying about our hostel.
We are a small player in the industry of the hostel business but one thing that we have that we will continue to carry on when we have guests here is the heart to serve. That is not a cliche. Because whether you are from a foreign country or you are coming from a nearby or far flung provinces of The Philippines, the filipino way of hospitality will never leave us in this place. It is the very foundation why Crossroads Hostel Manila was built. We have envisioned this place to be the starting point of all travelers going to and fro different destinations where their hearts will lead them. To us this is just a house but for you if you see something else then we know we have done our job. Come on over visit us and check out what it is that makes The Philippines shine no matter the challenges we face everyday. To that Crossroads Hostel Manila wants to say, Mabuhay!
Join us! Ask and we’ll be here for you.

'Tis the season for planning.

‘Tis the season for planning.

Christmas and New Year’s days are a special time for Crossroads Hostel Manila. We will use this time, not only celebrating it with our hardworking staff and family but to also perform general cleaning and do some up-keeping so we’ll be able to welcome more guests and people in the coming New Year.
Guests who have checked in and decided to continue staying with us can do so without further hassles. Those who will decide to come in and stay during these days are asked to do their part to keep the hostel clean from their dormitories to the kitchen.
Thank you for reading and we look forward to a better and wonderful times ahead.

Our hardworking government workers deserve all the help they need.

Our hardworking government workers deserve all the help they need. (image:

Effective immediately, we’re giving 10% privilege to active government personnel who will be staying with us from this day on.
This is no stunt. We have nothing to gain from this. It is just right to give public servants this privilege as they work hard to meet their monthly budget as they travel to Metro Manila to fulfill their obligations in light of their work in service.
We were moved to do this as frequent travelers from the Department of Trade and Industry Baguio and other provinces come to this part of the region to expose a ton of indigenous products that will surely make any Filipino proud. These workers, with their meager budget and per diem, spend an average of three nights in our hostel and they do a lot of good to our creative and hardworking entrepreneurs and workers in the provinces to offer their products to adventurous kababayans and/or foreigners coming to expos in the nearby SM Megamall.
This initiative will surely help them meet their budget and provide them with more power to their purse and enjoy the work they do while they’re here in this part of Metro Manila.
To you who are working for our government, just show your Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) card, Civil Service Commission card, or your active and valid government-issued ID and we’ll extend you the markdown rate immediately. The discount is applied to both regular or promo rate to give you more mileage to your stay with us.  This can also be in conjunction with existing discounts we provide to give you more advantage.
More power to you an see you soon in our hostel.
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Crossroads Hostel Manila will extend further discounts to Persons with Different Abilities (we prefer to call them that instead of ‘People with Disabilities’ or PWDs) or people with physical handicaps. They are as productive and as privileged as any citizen in this country, we believe.
The hostel will give them instant PhP25.00 discount per person, per night as its way to support their daily budgetary needs.
We’re not proud that we’re not 100% PDA-friendly, meaning, CHM is not equipped to have guides, ramps for wheel chairs, brail signs for the blind, and other tools and means to make their stay more enjoyable, but just the same this effort is a start and a recognition of providing them deals that will help them in their budget, at least.
If you have questions regarding this or any of our promotions, our property please do not hesitate to contact us today. Call +63 (920) 959 5747, (02) 984 9844 or (02) 514 0660 for more details.
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  1. Can only be availed through direct booking
  2. Cannot be availed using,, or any other affiliated vendors
  3. Cannot be applied to their companion
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If you’re planning to visit The Philippines or Metro Manila (if you’re from this country) soon but do not know where to start, then this is your best day! Crossroads Hostel Manila is the newest hostel in Mandaluyong City and is perfectly situated in the middle of metropolitan Manila. We’re a walking distance to all entertainment shops and centers in the Central Business District (CBD) of Ortigas Area. The transportation hub is a micro-distance away from our location where the train (MRT), the bus, the taxis converge and passes through and we have the best rates to show. What’s more, we provide the following features and amenities to you:
1. Regular Morning Room-keeping
2. Very Clean Bathrooms (Detached from Rooms)
3. Large Living Rooms Space and Dining Area
4. Access to full use of Kitchen to cook your food
5. Access to Clothes Washer and Dryer
6. 1-Minute walk to MRT/EDSA/Shaw Station
7. Minutes from Malls: Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, Greenfield District, and Starmall
8. 24/7 Wifi Access (PhP999 Value!)
9. Less than 2 minute walk to Palengke (Wet Market)
10. Minutes away from Hospital (VPotenciano Hospital)
11. Hot Showers and locker storage, free of charge
12. Near transportation hub for Tagaytay-bound taxis
So whether you have plans or no plans at all, the adventure starts with us and we do our best to provide you information and assistance wherever you want to go. Book today and take advantage of our promotional rates so click this link now:
See you soon!

Crossroads Hostel Manila is open to long-term staying guests. The idea is to help guests who want to take advantage of all the amenities at a very affordable rate where we include the cost of electricity, water, and gas in the daily rate we offer. This way, you — as a potential long-term guest — will not have a problem about paying what and how much utilities you pay plus you get free Internet access using our wifi in the property.
Here are requirements you need to fulfill once you have decided to take this deal:

  1. Two (2) pcs of valid government-issued identification cards
  2. Signed Lease Agreement
  3. Two months advance (Cash Only)
  4. Your Term Deposit (depending on length of stay)

Term Deposit works as an association dues that pay for the common areas of the hostel and has nothing to do with security deposits. In fact, we do not have any security deposits so any incidental matter will be billed separately and a contract will be signed for the purpose of agreeing with all the house rules, guidelines, and policies of Crossroads Hostel Manila. Also, monthly dues/fees must be paid five days before the end of the month or earlier provided the designated date of payment falls on a holiday or on a weekend. All contracts follow a “Pay-before-you-stay” policy, which means you are to strictly pay before you are allowed to reside in the hostel. Other rules apply.
Refer to our attached graphics below and see which one will be the most advantageous for you and give us a call immediately to make a visit or to finalise your stay with us. If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to email us at or call us at (0920) 959 5747 or (02) 984-9844.
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One of the most compelling reasons our guests tell us why they choose Crossroads Hostel Manila other than our friendly staff and service is our location but so what right? We’re here to detail three noteworthy things about our location and why this may play an important role in your selection of a property to have you, your guests, staff, and other travelers join us.

The green house is just the fifth structure from the street corner.

The green house is just the fifth structure from the street corner.

First, our proximity to transportation hubs for buses, trains, jeepneys, tricycles, and taxis. Other properties we have are not as close, so you either walk farther or you would need to ride a tricycle, which can add up to your daily expenses.

The hostel is literally 100 meters away or about 300 steps away. We’re so close to EDSA that you can’t help but trek outside our hostel and discover all the interesting nooks and crannies you can find. No long walks, awkward bus stops, hard to reach train stops — almost every public land transportation is just right there.

By the way, this is Crossing Area. If you look at the map of Metro Manila, you will find that the intersection of EDSA slices through East and West sides of the region. People converge here for business and family stuff so it’s one of the busiest but safest place to be in because of the sheer number of residents from this area that converges in this place. Crossing has more community feel. The commercial areas are across EDSA so this place, though is crowded, is friendlier and people are from around town so you can get familiar with the person you commute with every day.

Second, we’re at the fringes of the commercial districts of Ortigas and Greenfield. This means you can access hundreds and hundred of cafes, fastfood places, bars, restaurants, movie houses, fashion boutiques, department stores, supermarkets, and conference areas. Should I say more? These places are perfect to go to after a much needed respite from a hard day’s work.

Every mall, cafe, restaurant, and entertainment life is within your reach.

Every mall, cafe, restaurant, and entertainment life is within your reach at Crossroads Hostel Manila

Third, we’re located atop a hill. In fact, the barangay’s name where we’re at is called Highway Hills. The hostel will never get flooded in the foreseeable future so our guests won’t have to worry if we’ll go under should more heavy downpour of rain persists throughout the remainder of the year or even years to come. By the way, did we mention the hostel is also built on top of a bed rock? This makes our property earthquake proof. We rarely feel the earth quake and we can assure you of that. The whole barangay sits on a solid rock so you’re safe and secure here.

We’re Crossroads Hostel Manila. We’re your hostel by EDSA and Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. We’re the most practical location for staff housing, backpacking accommodation, and other practical uses.

For more information, please call  +63 (920) 959 5747 | +63 (2) 984 9844

CHM Cloud of Comfort 250 promoCrossroads Hostel Manila will automatically slash the price to stranded commuters and travelers during heavy rainy days. Rates will automatically be reduced to PhP250** for the night (58% drop from our regular rates) + security/incidental deposit of PhP1,000. The deposit will be returned the following morning at Check Out. You must have a valid gov’t-issued ID for security purposes to Check In and available cash. This is on a first come, first served basis and will stay in effect for the rest of 2014.

This is our way of helping our neighbors in Metro Manila get dried up, warmed up in the shower, and ready to sleep soundly and securely in our air-conditioned hostel beds.

Additionally, if you have wet Clothes? No worries. We have drying machine facilities so we can get your clothes warm again for the following day use but you can also avail our PhP25/kilo (+PhP10/kilo rush jobs, while it lasts) to wash your clothes dry and clean.

Find us on Google Maps and rush in whenever it happens!

**Per Person/Guest

Instead paying per night, why not pay in bulk?

Instead paying per night, why not pay in bulk?

Crossroads Hostel Manila (CHM), is extending special rates to business owners and business organizations located mostly in provinces to give them more mileage for out town stay in our hostel in Metro Manila.
Introducing CHM Bulk. CHM Bulk, as the name implies, ‘bulk’ will give your operations budget better peso mileage by offering huge discounts much lower than our standard offer of PhP600/night. Why is that important? Accommodation rates in Metro Manila range from PhP700/12 hours stay (in a motel) to as high as about PhP2,000.00/night in a three-star hotel. Your company may be looking for a better deal to efficiently invest in an opportunity of housing staff and employees in Metro Manila while attending to business-led seminars and conferences in this area.
What’s more — CHM Bulk is transferable so you can use it for yourself, your team, or for any staff in your company. This way, you know you can use it once, twice, or use it all up in one or two Check Ins (because we can only accommodate thirty-guest at a “freed up day”).
As emphasized, our regular per night rate currently is anchored at PhP600 and you get more discounts if you book through,, and (thanks to them!) but with CHM Bulk, you pay as low as a third or 66% discount if your company avails of CHM Bulk.
You want 300/night rate? Pay only PhP15,000 minimum to get this deal. This gives you 50 nights of stay in our property.
The “highest” CHM Bulk per night rate is PhP375.00/night or PhP7,500 for a 20-night stay, which you can use at any time you like.
No credit card? Not a problem. We use Paypal to make billing easier for you. No need to be a Paypal member to use this feature — it’s that easy. You just tell us what you prefer and we can send you a bill immediately.
But this is only available to businesses so if you want to apply for one, you need to send us requirements to show that you are a business entity. So what are you waiting for? Email us now and we’ll get your started immediately. Contact us at to apply or call (0920) 959 5747 for more information via Viber/Whatsapp.
Rates are exclusive of 10% service charge and tax and you need to pay 3% VAT, 2% City Tax.