Carabao Backpackers & Guesthouse
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7.4
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7.6
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Location rating score
Very good location
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Carabao Backpackers & Guesthouse

Lanas, San Jose, Romblon, Carabao Island, Romblon, Philippines, 5501 - See map
"The complimentary drink at the resorts bar around sunset was a must."
Andreas - January 21, 2016
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.0 room quality and comfort
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Shops

  • Laundry service

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Room comfort score
8.0/10
Couples review score
8.8/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
Better than
97
%
of Romblon properties
Better than
92
%
of Romblon properties
Better than
85
%
of Romblon properties
Better than
79
%
of Romblon properties
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center120 km
Location rating7.6

Rooms available at Carabao Backpackers & Guesthouse

8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Cottage - Regular Type
Cottage - Regular Type
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory (4 person)
Dormitory (4 person)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Dormitory 4-Bed Shared Bathroom
Dormitory 4-Bed Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory 4-Bed with Bathroom
Dormitory 4-Bed with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room
Quadruple Room
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    Budget Double Room
    Budget Double Room
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      9.3
      Exceptional

      "The owner was helpful and I enjoyed every day."

      Andreas

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      January 21, 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (15)
      7.4
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      10
      Very good
      Cleanliness6.4
      Facilities6.6
      Location7.6
      Room comfort and quality8.0
      Service8.3
      Value for money7.9
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (3)
      8-9 Excellent (1)
      7-8 Very Good (2)
      6-7 Good (0)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
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      Mar - May (5)
      Jun - Aug (1)
      Sep - Nov (2)
      Dec - Feb (1)
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      6.0
      Kirsi from Finland
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 4-Bed Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Nice staff”

      A lot of cochroaches in my room which was a bit offputting. Otherwise nice location by the beach and nice staff.

      Reviewed May 15, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Carweena from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Cottage - Regular Type
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Lanas Hostel”

      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

      Reviewed May 12, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      JIMMY from Philippines
      Couple
      Cottage - Regular Type
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

      We love this place”

      The hostel has a great location, near the beach,

      Reviewed April 25, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Carla from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Cottage - Regular Type
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Fair enough”

      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.

      Reviewed April 09, 2019
      3.2
      Francis from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 4-Bed Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      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.

      Reviewed September 11, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      jennifer from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Budget Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      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.

      Reviewed October 07, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Yvonne from Germany
      Couple
      Dormitory 4-Bed with Bathroom
      Stayed 6 nights in June 2016

      Nice Hostel”

      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!

      Reviewed August 05, 2016
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Andreas from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 4-Bed with Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016

      Cool”

      Clean, friendly, laid back

      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....

      Reviewed January 21, 2016
      2.8
      Petra
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory 4-Bed Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

      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!

      Reviewed March 30, 2019
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