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Red Carabao Community

2819 Felix Huertas Street, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines


  • 93%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

Property Information:

Welcome to the 2014 Best Hostel in the Philippines award winner :) and Manila's best-kept backpacker secret, an alternative hostel on a mission to change the way travelers experience Manila.

Top-rated and family-run since 2009, the Red Carabao is a home exclusively for travelers and located smack-dab in the heart of real Manila - away from the Malate red-light district yet nearest the LRT Metro, Banaue & Sagada buses, and Clark Airport. If you value authentic travel, a bit of adventure and some hardcore parties, this is the home you're looking for!

We have a two night minimum on weekends and special occasions because we wanna get to know you and welcome you into our community! Just hit us up if your schedule can't allow for a longer stay. We'll just have to get to know you very quickly!

Our family opened our house so fellow backpackers can experience true Manila as locals do. And just about everyone on Hostelworld and TripAdvisor says we do a pretty good job at it. Still, it has never been our aim to cater to everyone's motives for travel. For your sake and ours, please read about us to find out whether you and the Red Carabao are a compatible match.

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  • Latest Review

    Great hostel. Great staff. Aldrich, the guy who runs the place, may come off a little cold at first (first thing he said to me was "you're late." I was late) but he's really a great guy. Very knowledable about Manila and getting around. Even sent out day itineraries and let us know about One Direction live in Manila. Best thing about this hostel though is the location. Being away from the touristy districts, I can say that this was the first real cultural experience I've had so far. Stay at RC!
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      Anonymous, Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Towels for hire

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Philippines
  • 2014 1st Country Winners Philippines

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Cancellation Policy

This 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, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Terms & Conditions: We are a traveler community, not a standard stock hostel. You are obligated to socialize and have fun. If organized activities and events disinterest you, let us help you find alternative accommodation. We are located in a residential area within Manila proper and on the same side of the Pasig River as Old Downtown, which is perfect for getting to know the city. The area is accessible by LRT metro, jeepney buses and tricycle tuk-tuks. Read, save and print the street-by-street directions to our guesthouse. Hot shower, breakfast, towels, meals, parties, city tours, cocktails and taxes are offered, but not included. All private rooms can be upgraded from fan to air-conditioned upon arrival.

Red Carabao Community Located at 2819 Felix Huertas Street, Santa Cruz, , Manila.
Red Carabao Community
Manila 1003 2819 Felix Huertas Street, Santa Cruz
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14.6283407 120.9849590
Red Carabao Community
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