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1 River Central Hostel
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1 River Central Hostel
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7.9

Very good

424 reviews

424 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 340 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Robinsons Place Manila 6.2 km
National Museum 6.8 km
Rizal Park 6.9 km
Quiapo Church 7.1 km
Fort Santiago 7.4 km
San Agustin Church 7.5 km
Manila Ocean Park 7.5 km
Casa Manila 7.5 km
Manila Cathedral 7.8 km
Intramuros 8.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Guadalupe Church 290 m
Guadalupe Ruins 290 m
Primary Health Care Center 370 m
Guadalupe Viejo Barangay Sports Complex 400 m
Metropolitan Club 470 m
Barangka Itaas & Ibaba Health Center 470 m
Guadalupe 3 MRT Station 480 m
Mart One 510 m
Rockwell Parking Entrance 540 m
Powerplant Mall 560 m

1 River Central Hostel

1109 Dr Jose P. Rizal Ave, Makati, Manila, Philippines, 1121 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Makati part of Manila, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Intramuros.

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Highlights

500 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Bar

Laundry service

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Bar

Laundry service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportNinoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Distance to airport6.7 km

Rooms available at 1 River Central Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • River view
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Shared Room
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    6 beds
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      Shared Room with Shared Bathroom
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at 1 River Central Hostel?

        Check-in is from 01:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        What is the smoking policy at 1 River Central Hostel?

        1 River Central Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to 1 River Central Hostel?

        Guadalupe 3 MRT Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 470 m away from 1 River Central Hostel.

        What restaurants are nearby 1 River Central Hostel?

        1 River Central Hostel is located in Makati, famous for good restaurants such as Mendokoro Ramenba, El Chupacabra and Blackbird.

        What popular shopping places are close to 1 River Central Hostel?

        1 River Central Hostel is located in Makati area which features shopping places such as Powerplant Mall, A. Venue Mall and Century City Mall.

        What are popular attractions near 1 River Central Hostel?

        1 River Central Hostel is located in Makati area, which is famous for attractions such as Guadalupe Ruins, Guadalupe Church and P Burgos Street.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to 1 River Central Hostel?

        1 River Central Hostel is located in the Makati area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Sample1.

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        What people love about 1 River Central Hostel

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The staff is the best."

          Shaney

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          November 24, 2022

        • 9.6

          Exceptional

          "Perfect for solo travelers."

          Jean

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          November 23, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Very accommodating staff"

          Jared

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          November 22, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 4,005 Manila properties
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        Room comfort score
        8.2/10
        Value for money score
        8.4/10
        Room size
        23 sqm.
        Service score
        8.2/10
        Better than
        98
        %
        of Manila properties
        Better than
        93
        %
        of Manila properties
        Bigger than
        92
        %
        of Manila properties
        Better than
        90
        %
        of Manila properties
        Overall rating:

        7.9

        Very good
        424 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.0
        Facilities
        7.5
        Location
        7.6
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        What travelers say they love:
        Place is ok for quick stay.
        claudine from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        More about 1 River Central Hostel

        More about 1 River Central Hostel

        1 River Central Hostel

        When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Manila, make 1 River Central Hostel your home away from home. A stay at 1 River Central Hostel ensures an easy access to the lively city and all of its wonders.
        Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at 1 River Central Hostel. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at 1 River Central Hostel.
        Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
        Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with linen service and air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
        Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at 1 River Central Hostel. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


        Dining and things to do

        Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
        Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at 1 River Central Hostel. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


        Reasons to stay here

        Verified reviews score this hostel higher than 93% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
        Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 96% of accommodations in the city.
        This accommodation beats more than 97% of competition in the city on room comfort.

        Amenities and facilities
        Very good
        Facilities

        7.5

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        34 mentions

        Breakfast

        16 mentions

        Internet

        12 mentions

        Taxi

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Tours

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Kitchen
        • Shared kitchen

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Concierge
        • Elevator
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoking area
        • Terrace

        Access

        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]

        Available in all rooms

        • Free bottled water
        • In-room safe box
        • Linens
        • Non-smoking
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Location
        1109 Dr Jose P. Rizal Ave, Makati, Manila, Philippines, 1121
        Very good
        Location

        7.6

        Airports

        • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
          6.7 km 21 min drive
        • Clark International Airport (CRK)
          86.2 km 1.8 hour drive

        Public transportation

        • Guadalupe 3 MRT Station
          480 m 8 min walk
        • Boni
          1.0 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Primary Health Care Center
          370 m

        Shopping

        • Robinsons Place Manila
          6.2 km

        Convenience store

        • 7 Eleven
          770 m 12 min drive

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          420 m 5 min walk
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Robinsons Place Manila
          6.2 km
        • National Museum
          6.8 km
        • Rizal Park
          6.9 km
        • Quiapo Church
          7.1 km
        • Fort Santiago
          7.4 km
        • San Agustin Church
          7.5 km
        • Manila Ocean Park
          7.5 km
        • Casa Manila
          7.5 km
        • Manila Cathedral
          7.8 km
        • Intramuros
          8.0 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Guadalupe Church
          290 m
        • Guadalupe Ruins
          290 m
        • Primary Health Care Center
          370 m
        • Guadalupe Viejo Barangay Sports Complex
          400 m
        • Metropolitan Club
          470 m
        • Barangka Itaas & Ibaba Health Center
          470 m
        • Guadalupe 3 MRT Station
          480 m
        • Mart One
          510 m
        • Rockwell Parking Entrance
          540 m
        • Powerplant Mall
          560 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

        Others
        • The property does not accept credit cards. All charges must be settled by cash.
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from13:30
        • Check-out until12:00
        • Reception open until00:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center1 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of floors4
        • Number of rooms 5
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened2011
        • Most recent renovation2016

        Reviews of 1 River Central Hostel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.9
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.0
        Facilities7.5
        Location7.6
        Room comfort and quality8.2
        Service8.2
        Value for money8.4
        High score for Manila
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (72)
        8-9 Excellent (58)
        7-8 Very Good (73)
        6-7 Good (48)
        <6 Below Expectation (61)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (76)
        Jun - Aug (65)
        Sep - Nov (75)
        Dec - Feb (96)
        All guests (424)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        ZAIBO from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019

        Very Good”

        Very good location and lovely staff:)) Would love to stay there again if I’m back in Manila :)) Room and toilet is very clean over there.Rooftop is amazing even it’s next to the road and a bit noisy but it’s acceptable lol;))you will definitely love it:)

        Reviewed April 25, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        serafin from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

        The best place to stay”

        Pros: walking distance to MRT Guadalupe and jeepneys going to BGC. Nice and friendly staff, clean rooms, good wifi signal, value for money. Cons: a bit noisy since just near the street

        Reviewed February 25, 2020

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Deborah from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2020

        Exceptional”

        It was easy finding the location. The staff was very accomodating. Inside the room I stayed, we were like 6 in the room with 7 bed capacity. The room was slightly noisy. Some of the bedspacers are not sensitive enough for their noise so I find it hard to sleep during the night (she was actually watching k drama without earphones and eating loud) the others were chitchatting about other bedspacer. Haha! I was reaaly tired that day and just used my earphones to sleep. The next day, I woke up with same sound of the kdrama 😞 but overall, you should expect this situation since you cant control each bedspacer you are living with. Shower rooms are clean by the way.

        Reviewed March 05, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jeremy from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
        Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

        Bring earphones”

        This hostel is ideal to those who will be out the whole day. I don't recommend staying here during your downtimes because you'll be sharing rooms with different people who are rude and have no concept of one's personal space. It's important that you have your own earphones at night because THE SNORES WILL DEFINITELY KILL YOU.

        Reviewed March 26, 2019

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        masakazu from Japan
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in September 2019

        They don't record guests payment on paper or system. ”

        I extended my stay 2 times and they didn't issue any receipts. Also they forgot the first payment I made and   I was imposed double payment for 1 night. you should extend your stay via Agoda as the payment is recorded on the site. The facility is good for budget traveler. Each beds has 3 power sokets and light l. But hot shower is only available at 4th floor since the hot shower in other floors are broken. 宿泊費一泊分を二重課金されました。 チェックインした日に施設確認後、一泊延長し、さらに翌日4泊延長しました。 領収書は発行されませんでした。 さらに、4泊延長しようとしたところ。 4泊の延長分しか受領していないと主張され、一泊分余計に払わされました。  I extended my stay 2 times and they didn't issue any receipts. Also they forgot the first payment I made and   I was imposed double payment for 1 night. you should extend your stay via Agoda as the payment is recorded on the site. The facility is good for budget traveler. Each beds has 3 power sokets and light l. But hot shower is only available at 4th floor since the hot shower in other floors are broken. 宿泊費一泊分を二重課金されました。 チェックインした日に施設確認後、一泊延長し、さらに翌日4泊延長しました。 領収書は発行されませんでした。 さらに、4泊延長しようとしたところ。 4泊の延長分しか受領していないと主張され、一泊分余計に払わされました。 

        Reviewed September 23, 2019

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        Good Afternoon ...i just want to clearly..you fisrt payment on agoda sept. 9 2019 then that time when im sleeping you want pay for extend..you can't pay double for 1 night becuase i show you your reservation on agoda..im sorry for misunderstanding..sorry for what happen ..but the receipt i give you that time i saw you ..but you said no need....i just want to be clearly you can't pay double ...thank you and have a good day

        Responded November 17, 2019
        1 River Central Hostel
        10.0
        Exceptional
        serafin from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Single Bed in 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

        Great place to stay”

        Everything is great, from staff, facilities, cleanliness and location…

        Reviewed June 05, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Karen from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2022

        Great Experience”

        First time to try in a hostel and I have a great time meeting new people ❤️ staff here is also very kind ❤️

        Reviewed March 06, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Erika from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2021

        Exceptional”

        Nice for tight budget travelers, super kind hostel staff and will choose again whenever i go back to manila.

        Reviewed February 06, 2021

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        serafin from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2020

        Good Location, Cheap price”

        Situated near MRT Guadalupe Station. Also, near to malls and restaurants. Accommodating staff and well maintained place. The wifi signal is good.

        Reviewed July 27, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ronalyn from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in April 2022

        Exceptional”

        Will surely be back here

        Reviewed May 31, 2022

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        Good morning Mam.. Thank you so much.. Hope to see you soon 😍😍🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️

        Responded June 01, 2022
        1 River Central Hostel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Hidy from Philippines
        Business traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

        Too short for the upper part of the double bed”

        No solo room available and I was having a hard time going up and down the upper portion of the double deck bed. I did not finish my stay there as I was uncomfortable with my position. The staffs were nice though.

        Reviewed September 19, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jenny from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

        Exceptional”

        Very accomodating staff!!

        Reviewed May 21, 2022

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        Thank you Mam... Hope to see you again... ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏😘😘😘

        Responded May 23, 2022
        1 River Central Hostel
        8.4
        Excellent
        Jan from Canada
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

        Very clean, very cold”

        River Central Hostel is very clean -- a true delight. But there is one big problem you need to watch out for. Management sets the air conditioning to "freezing" and then gives you a blanket as thick as a sheet of paper. If this were a torture chamber, then I could understand. I urge you to stay away unless (1) you enjoy sleeping in the deep freeze of the refrigerator or (2) you haul your own wool blanket around with you. Don't bother asking the desk clerk to make the temperature a little warmer; she doesn't have the authority to make that decision.

        Reviewed March 09, 2020

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Richard from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in December 2021

        Exceptional”

        Good location! Host is very welcoming!

        Reviewed December 05, 2021

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        Good Evening Sir, Thank you so much..god bless ..

        Responded December 11, 2021
        1 River Central Hostel
        8.8
        Excellent
        Francis from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

        Excellent”

        Checking in was fast for a tired traveller eventhough in late evening. It's a nice walk from the mall and mrt. It would be nice if there is a free hot water for a cup of coffee. My stay is good and will recommend this hostel for a budget wise.

        Reviewed May 08, 2022

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        Good evening sir.. Thank you so very much.. Hope to see you again... 🙏🙏🙏❤️😍

        Responded May 08, 2022
        1 River Central Hostel
        8.4
        Excellent
        Jan from Canada
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in March 2020

        Great -- except you cannot sleep in a refrigerator”

        River Central is cute, clean, and well-run. If you can sleep in the arctic tundra, you can sleep here. The air conditioning is far, far too cold. I recommend you either beg for a couple more blankets or bring your own blanket -- or stay somewhere else that does not try to freeze your ass. Jan

        Reviewed March 14, 2020

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        8.4
        Excellent
        David from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

        Good Budget Hostel ”

        Walking distance from MRT3 Guadalupe & Rockwell Mall. 30 minutes walk to the center. Room is with 24 hours air-condition. Staff are warm & friendly. It's good for budget travelers.

        Reviewed March 23, 2022

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        8.8
        Excellent
        al from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in November 2021

        Nice ”

        Super kind staff, especially ate lennie Very approachable

        Reviewed November 09, 2021

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Jan from Canada
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

        Too cold. Rather sleep in a deep freeze.”

        Far, far too cold. Impossible to sleep at temperatures that ensure the preservation of ice cubes. Bring a couple blankets or go somewhere else.

        Reviewed March 14, 2020

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Jems from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

        Budget Friendly and Location Wise”

        I highly recommend this place for travellers with short stay in Makati or nearby Cities! STAFFS are accommodating and friendly. FACILITIES are okay as expected on a budget friendly Hostel. Can hear vehicles passing by as it's nearby main road. Will be glad to return if opportunities arise on Future. Money worth place.

        Reviewed January 15, 2022

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