Hi, thank you all for your replies to my previous post, they have been very helpful!
Manila is such a huge place, I'm not sure which areas are good to live in. I'm 26 and since I'm only in Manila 2 months, I'd like to be near cool cafes, bars, music venues, markets etc. Somewhere fun but not too touristy, and reasonably cheap, as I'm on a student budget.
Does anyone have any ideas? Areas I've been considering are Malate, Quezon (near Cubao etc)? Does anyone recommend (or not) either of those?