Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.9|
|Distance to city center||120 km|
"The owner was helpful and I enjoyed every day."
January 21, 2016
Carabao Backpackers & Guesthouse, located in Carabao Island, Romblon, is a popular choice for travelers. The excitement of the city center is only 120 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
At Carabao Backpackers & Guesthouse, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.
Step into one of 6 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as balcony/terrace, fan, television, in room safe, seating area which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Carabao Backpackers & Guesthouse is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Romblon.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Carabao Backpackers & Guesthouse
A lot of cochroaches in my room which was a bit offputting. Otherwise nice location by the beach and nice staff.
Everything was ok when I checked in, met the caretaker, my request for a room transfer was granted with additional fee, no issues. On my last evening there was a power outage, I was the only guest of the hostel, power outage, I can understand, no back up generator I can understand but no emergency lights for guest to use is somewhat hard to understand, it only means that the owner does not care, I was told that power outage is normal in Carabao island. Luckily the caretaker was a neighbor so I went to her and she stayed with me and lent me her own emergency light
We love this place”
The hostel has a great location, near the beach,
Place is far from the town proper and motorcycle ride going there from the port is 150pesos. About 20-30minutes motorcycle ride. But the place is just 20-30sec walk to the pump boat going to Caticlan and just a few minutes walk to the beach. It is located in the local areas. We stayed in the cottage which is separated from the building. We experienced electricity outage at night but came back after a few minutes. There's just one outlet enough for the electric fan so better to bring additional outlets. Good to stay for overnight but not so for a long trip.
Unattended and unclean”
No one was around when I arrived. This was such a big problem because it was approaching evening already and Lanas was on a very quiet side and far from the town proper. A neighbor who cleans the place every now and then kindly showed me in but the place wasn’t cleaned and readied for any guest.
Value for money ”
This is located in Lanas town (15-20 mins) from the town capital of San Jose. Better if you hire a motorbike that can send you around the whole island. Backpackers is beach front, it is beside White beach resort. The resort owner Mike is very accommodating; he would offer all their amenities. You can also use their kitchen to cook since there is 1 carinderia near the place. They have a several dorms and rooms for your convenience. The dorms are Php 350/night which is very cheap compared to other resorts. However, if you are looking for tight security this place isn't for you; you should just trust the people around (they are generally good and kind) for your safety.
We stayed for 1 week in a 4 bed dorm. Rooms are easy furnished and very clean and you get a batterie for the fan, because you've only in the evening electricity. Best thing: it's allowed to use the kitchen. Only a few min walk to small shops. Carabao Island is the the opposite to Boracay. It's quiet and a easy way of life. The locals are so lovely and relaxed. We love this place! It is the best place to calm down. There is a diving school and you can rent kayaks. The owner is a amazing guy, who can tell you a lot of funny stories. We had a awesome time, thank you!
I had a pleasant stay and I was lucky, because I had a room to myself. The hostel has a great location, near the beach. The owner was helpful and I enjoyed every day. The complimentary drink at the resorts bar around sunset was a must.. I went diving and enjoyed lazying around. The food in the resort was great so I never bothered to use the kitchen in the hostel....
Empfehlung auf Agoda total übertrieben!”
Erst mal habe ich laut euch das letzte Bett im Dormitory ergattert. In Wirklichkeit war ich der einzige Gast. Personal unfreundlich und beleidigt die Gäste. Zimmer sehr einfach und teilweise schmuddelig. Kakerlaken im Badezimmer, Dach undicht, es regnete auf das Bett. Hostelkühlschrank ausser Betrieb, Küche schmutzig. Kein Trinkwasser vor Ort. Bar nicht in Betrieb. Der Verantwortliche vor Ort meistens unter Alkoholeinfluss. Dieses Haus zu empfehlen ist eine Zumutung!
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!