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1109 JP Rizal Guadalupe Viejo, Manila, Philippines

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77 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 56%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Good place to stay! Staff helped make the most of my visit.


From the MRT to the hostel indeed around 10mins (opp Caltex gas station) however you will need to pass through unpleasant path. It is a busy road so you might not used to it. The air condition in my room wasn't functioning. I didn't know they served breakfast. Doesn't represent any mountain tour agency. The staffs were however friendly and helpful. If you used to this kind of hostel than go for it. If you are pampered and cheap person looking 5star hotel with hostel price than forget it.


Unless u stay on the 3rd floor you will not be able to sleep, the noise from the super busy traffic street wont give you peace at ANY hour of the day.Security is not too good at the hostel cos anyone can walk in from the street.Staff was nor helpful nor service-minded at all.The good thing about the hostel is that there is a simple breakfast included and a kitchen where you can cook.And around the corner away from the noisy street there is a cosy area with a lot of street food and sweet locals!


Stayed here with 3 friends on our trip to Manila and honestly we were disappointed. We were put in the wrong room, where 2 extra beds had been stuffed into it making the place cramped and cluttered. Concerning the lockers; we were all handed a bunch of keys and told to find the right one. The bathroom was quite unclean, but at least it had luke-warm water. The one redeeming factor of the hostel was the fact that the staff were very kind and helpful when we asked about the city.


Nice hostel in a good part of town, close to shopping centre. Dorms were comfy and clean and there was a free breakfast on the roof top eating area.


NIGHTMARE.We arrived to manila,spent the night there and 8 hours later we woke up and all our valuable stuff was gone.Everything stolen from inside the room because of the HOSTELS SECURITY AND STAFF. didnt get any kind of help from the manager.very arrogant!Didnt want to contact the owner and no video footage to catch the suspect.The mistakes of this hostel gives us a horrible holliday.If the owner reads this and it may concern plz contact the police dep. in Makati on 8435877 Sir ACOSTA.

  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


very nice hosts, although it's a little awkward at times as they don't tell you they offer breakfast and then we felt like intruders..its located in poor neighborhood, lots of beggars, but close to metro-it's an experience itself :D internet works, warm showers only on ground floor.lockers in the room.felt safe.no place to cook or no fridge though..

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the comment. We felt bad that you felt tlike an intruder but we always try our best to welcome our guest. It is just unfortunate that you didnt feel that way. As for the neighbor hood even if it is near the poor neighborhood we are also 5 minutes away from one of the most exclusive neighborhood called the ROCKWELL Center. As for the refrigerator and cooking facilities the place is located on the rooftop which is ono the fifth floor.

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