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7.4

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Very good location - 340 meters from city center
Popular landmarks
Guadalupe Church 290 m
Guadalupe Ruins 290 m
Primary Health Care Center 350 m
Metropolitan Club 450 m
Guadalupe 3 MRT Station 490 m
Barangka Itaas & Ibaba Health Center 490 m
Mart One 510 m
Rockwell Parking Entrance 520 m
Powerplant Mall 550 m
Citidrug 560 m
Nearby landmarks
Robinsons Place Manila 6.23 km
National Museum 6.8 km
Rizal Park 6.87 km
Quiapo Church 7.09 km
Fort Santiago 7.43 km
San Agustin Church 7.48 km
Manila Ocean Park 7.5 km
Casa Manila 7.51 km
Manila Cathedral 7.77 km
Intramuros 8.03 km
1 River Central Hostel

"River Central Hostel is very clean -- a true delight."

Jan - March 9, 2020
1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory 1 River Central Hostel
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1 River Central Hostel

1109 JP Rizal Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, Manila, Philippines, 1121 - See map
  • 500 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Laundry service

  • Safety deposit boxes

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Manila in the last 24 hoursCompared to 4,217 Manila properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.4
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.4
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 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
  • 3 bunk beds
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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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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 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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Run of House
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      6 beds
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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.

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          What people love about 1 River Central Hostel

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "The facility is good for budget traveler."

            masakazu

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            September 23, 2019

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Bathroom

            "Shower rooms are clean by the way."

            Deborah

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            March 5, 2020

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The staff was very accomodating."

            Deborah

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            March 5, 2020

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          8.3/10
          Room size
          23 sqm.
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          Overall rating:
          7.8
          Very good
          336 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.9
          Facilities
          7.3
          Location
          7.4
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          What travelers say they love:
          Staff is accommodating and facilities are great.
          Ruffa from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          More about 1 River Central Hostel

          More about 1 River Central Hostel

          Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, 1 River Central Hostel is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Manila. The excitement of the city center is only 1 km away. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Powerplant Mall, Unciano General Hospital, Museo Ng Makati.

          At 1 River Central Hostel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, kitchen, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas.

          Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find linens, locker, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary). Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the 1 River Central Hostel.

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          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping
          34 mentions
          Breakfast
          16 mentions
          Internet
          12 mentions
          Taxi
          1 mention

          What they offer

          9.2
          Exceptional

          "The facility is good for budget traveler."

          masakazu

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          September 23, 2019

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          Nearest essentials

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          Food and dining

          Nearby restaurants

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          Vatel Restaurant Manila
          4.6 km Filipino, French, Mediterranean
          iBread
          6.2 km Filipino
          Hizon's Cakes & Pastries
          6.6 km Filipino
          Asian cuisine
          Asian cuisine
          Seoul Galbi
          1.2 km Asian, Korean
          Chicken Charlie
          1.4 km Asian, Fast food
          Rose
          1.5 km Asian, Japanese, Sushi
          Chinese cuisine
          Chinese cuisine
          Hap Chan Tea House
          3.7 km Chinese
          Chin's Express
          4.0 km Chinese, Fast food
          Caffe La Lotte Restaurant
          5.3 km Chinese

          What's nearby

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          Reviews of 1 River Central Hostel from real guests

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          Agoda Reviews (336)Booking.com Reviews (124)
          7.8
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          Cleanliness7.9
          Facilities7.3
          Location7.4
          Room comfort and quality8.2
          Service8.0
          Value for money8.4
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          9+ Exceptional (59)
          8-9 Excellent (53)
          7-8 Very Good (69)
          6-7 Good (46)
          <6 Below Expectation (58)
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          8.7
          Excellent
          Robin from Sweden
          Solo traveler
          1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

          Clean small hostel with excellent service.”

          Clean, hospitality, location.

          This place is great if you are only looking for a place to stay during daytime in Manila. Located in Makati, 10 minute walk to shopping, train station and Burgos Street. The hostel is small but very clean and staff is very service minded. River Central Hostel offers everything you need as a backpacker. Clean rooms, Wi-Fi and AC, hot showers and great staff. During my 2 week stay they informed me they unfortunately overbooked the hostel, but with no effort from me and my roommates they moved us to Grand Soho for a few days without us having to lift a finger. Gary and Edward also drove me around Manila showing me places they recommend to visit or where ever I wanted to go, free of charge! I strongly recommend this hostel if you ever find yourself in Manila.

          Reviewed December 05, 2012
          8.0
          Excellent
          Nguyet from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

          Nice and cosy hostel with friendly staff”

          Clean bathroom, dorm beds with curtains, helpful staff and breakfast included

          As Manila is so big, so it depends on which area you are exploring that you choose a location. 1 River Central is located in between Ermita and Manila, which was quite convenient for me to travel back and forth, though you really need to take a taxi or jeepneys. Jeepneys are super cheap and fun to travel. I had 8 days in Manila, and before 1 River Central, I stayed at a hotel which costed 50$, but I didnt like it as much as 1 River Central. The hostel was cheap, but very clean and cosy. The dorms beds are with curtain, so can be private and they provided a locker and a small safe. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. They provided breakfasts, though not really the best one. At the hostels, I also got to know some travellers with interesting stories. One note for travellers who is going to stay here though that the place is next to a road with heavy traffic, so it is very noisy from early morning. Generally, I love my stay there.

          Reviewed August 02, 2012
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Zane from Latvia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 7 nights in May 2012

          Oasis in Manila”

          good location, clean, helpful staff

          i really enjoyed staying at 1 river central hostel- it is a proper backpacker hostel- with travelers from different parts of the world, friendly and helpful staff. the amenities were clean and one could feel very comfortable there. the location is also pretty good because you are really nearby mrt line and can grab taxis from the street any time. if i go to manila again i will stay there.

          Reviewed June 04, 2012
          7.7
          Very good
          Willette from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 7 nights in September 2012

          Satisfying”

          friendly staff, hostel-organized events

          I have never thought I would feel comfortable with the idea of staying in Manila until I discovered 1 River Central Hostel. The hostel staff were friendly, helpful, and accommodating; my room was comfortable and appeals to my aesthetic standards; and the place offers a sense of security. Furthermore, the place offers a good opportunity for you to meet good people through the staff-organized events like beer nights at the rooftop and night outs in this bustling city. As a personal experience, I was able to socialize and make good friends with my hostelmates; discovered the culture behind the different nationalities of people I met here; and got to explore the city with other fellow travellers whom I just met in this hostel. Overall, it was a great experience I never thought I would have in Manila. Thanks to 1 River Central Hostel, I made good memories which has made me more eager to see the rest of the world. :)

          Reviewed October 08, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Judee from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

          Wonderful hostel with the best price, free wifi!”

          Free breakfast, free fast wifi, nice beds with curtains

          this hostel is great value for the money, it could be the best-priced hostel in manila right now with value worth one's money. free breakfast (not just bread and jam) is provided for all, and you can eat your breakfast anytime really (no time limits). wifi is fast and works in all rooms. beds have curtains so there is privacy. 5mins to the mrt by local transportation, and the mrt can take you pretty much anywhere. malls (rockwell) and makati are either a walk or one ride away. from the airport, just tell the taxi driver to take the hostel is in front of the caltex fuel station.

          Reviewed April 16, 2012
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Anh from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

          wow!”

          nice location, lovely staff, comfortable bed

          Hey,it was amazing when i stay here. So easy to walk or take jeepney to RMT, shoping mall, or to Makati center. I love the staff here. Very very Lovely and friendly! Hello from Tuan to 1 River Central hostel :-)

          Reviewed November 06, 2013
          8.7
          Excellent
          LIN from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

          Not a bad hostel for its price.”

          Cheap, location is relatively good, clean, dorm beds came with own curtains

          Had a relatively good stay at 1 River Central. Toilets were clean, rooms were impeccably clean (well, that is unless your foreign roommates are absolute pigs). I like it that each bed came with its own curtains for privacy sake. Free Wi-fi was also detected throughout the building. Free lockers with safe were provided. There were however, insufficient plugs in each room. Not a big problem for most, I guess. Also, service staff, though polite, were not very well-versed in English. As the hostel is just beside a busy road, it could get noisy through the night. Pack a pair of ear buds for the light sleepers.

          Reviewed January 24, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          BENJAMIN from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

          Lovely hotel and service with a smile. ”

          the staff are very hospitable, considerate and very kind. The hotel is very clean,

          so far no comments to this hostel. only a little noise because it is located along the road but can be tolerated.this hostel is greatly recommended to all travelers because aside from the kabaitan of the staff the hostel is very budget and very confortable.very near in the business center, malls, embassy and i consider the makati city center of manila and of course most of the embassy, airlines and other offices are there. note to all travellers pls select this hospital either your alone, group and or even you have family and children.

          Reviewed February 18, 2012
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Judee from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 6 nights in April 2012

          Great Hotel, Great location, Great price”

          Location, amenities, free fast wifi

          thanks for such a wonderful stay at one river central, this hostel is very close to the mrt and rockwell mall. wonderful amenities such as free breakfast, free fast wifi, and curtains on the beds for privacy. airconditioning works very well with the sweltering manila heat.

          Reviewed April 24, 2012
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Alastair from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

          Nice, fun stay, in 1 River Central”

          Good location, friendly staff, clean hostel

          Really enjoyed my stay in 1 River Central: very fun and friendly place, felt like home!Safe place. The staff were very friendly and approachable too. Very accessable too - close to the MRT station and Makati shopping areas.

          Reviewed June 23, 2013
          8.7
          Excellent
          Marieke from Germany
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

          Nice hostel with very friendly staff”

          the helpful and friendly staff, the location and the cleanliness if the rooms

          I had an awesome stay in 1 River Central Hostel. Rooms are clean and the location is good since it's in walking distance to the MRT station. I was impressed how friendly the staff was. Thank you again for making my stay as pleasant and for all your help. Can only recommend it!

          Reviewed April 23, 2015
          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
          7.3
          Very good
          Craig from United States
          Couple
          4-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

          Very friendly staff and great value”

          Good value and walking distance to rail and a good mall

          1 River Central Hostel is a little tricky to find if you have never been to Manila before. However, it has basic rooms that are reasonably clean and comfortable. The staff and the night security were very nice and helpful with transportation, bookings, places to eat, activities, and attractions. The owner whom is very nice will sometimes give tours to local markets and sites for free. There is a basic free breakfast in the morning. They have a rooftop common area and also one on the ground floor. The Wifi works well. There is a mall with everything just 5 minutes walk. Also, the rail is just five minutes walk, but it is easy to jump in a taxi or jeepney just in front of the hotel. It is a good value for the money and we would stay there again.

          Reviewed July 20, 2012
          8.7
          Excellent
          Noor from Indonesia
          Group
          1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in September 2012

          just like home”

          good location, clean, homely

          the room at dormitory room was very clean. the atmosphere at the hostel just like home. small but confortable and homely. Great location, just about 300 metres (10 minutes walking) to the nearest MRT that can bring you to many tourist spots in Manila. The only thing that I'm rather dispointted with this hostel is about internet connection in the 3rd floor where I stayaed was very slow and there was no free mineral water. Damn! But Overall, it's good hostel to stay in Manila.

          Reviewed September 26, 2012
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Illinois from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

          the most amazing hospitality!”

          Everything.

          Being a single female staying in Manila was a little daunting at first but I was made to feel so welcome staying at this hotel. The hostel itself is clean and very well cared for but what's more important is the hospitality ans loving attention given by the staff. I would honestly recommend staying here to anyone. The reception you receive is second to none. Thank you so so much for making my stay in Manila one to remember!

          Reviewed February 26, 2013
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Ho from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in February 2012

          thanks to 1 river!”

          we really enjoy it

          They are really friendly!Most impressionally,they let us still place our luggages there,even we had checked out!In the morning,the host cooked pretty good food for us as breakfast,and they really gave us a lot of help!Thanks for 1 River Central again!

          Reviewed February 26, 2012
          8.7
          Excellent
          Sakae from Japan
          Solo traveler
          1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in November 2014

          Good Breakfast”

          Breakfast, Room, Hospitability

          When I arrived at the hostel at 9PM. The front door was locked and I couldn't get in. I was a bit scared because the area was dark, although it was a part of Makati. Luckily, a neighbour lady passing by taught me how to get in, so I was waiting for a staff member to show up. After one hour, I realised that somebody was sleeping in a guest room. I woke him up, apologising for disturbing his sleep, but actually he was a staff member! He was a really nice guy, but the incident was unacceptable. Other than that, I had a good stay in the hostel.

          Reviewed December 07, 2014
          6.7
          Good
          Marivie from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

          Nice hostel with a good service”

          Location, location, location.

          What I like most about the hostel is its central location and the friendly and accommodating staff. It is situated within Makati City which is one of the best places to stay in Metro Manila in terms of safety and location. Just a 5 minutes walk to Rockwell Mall and 10-min walk to the Metro Rail System (metro). I ended up staying 2 more nights in the hostel. Con: the bathroom can get very warm inside espe because there's no ventilation or exhaust. Overall, it was a pleasant experience staying at 1 River Central. Would like to stay there again the future.

          Reviewed December 16, 2012
          9.7
          Exceptional
          XXX from China
          Solo traveler
          1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
          Stayed 7 nights in June 2012

          Really lovely cute friendly hostel”

          friendly staff, clean room and cheapeast price

          I love this hostel , actually this is small hostel, but I like the cozy atmosphere, convienent transportation and masarav(delicious) breakfast not to mention the price is really cheap, by the way I knew many new friends there. kkk thank you so much ! (I had been there almost 1 month)

          Reviewed July 04, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Judee from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
          Stayed 1 night in February 2013

          Always liked 1RiverCentral ”

          budget-friendly for those short trips/stopovers in manila, near the mrt!

          always love 1rivercentral in makati, manila, so conveniently located, with airconditioning (that works great), great wifi and beds with curtains for privacy. the space may not be the widest but it has everything you need for those short or long stays especially if you're on a budget.

          Reviewed February 10, 2013
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