The Circle Hostel Baler

The Circle Hostel Baler

Buton Street, Buhangin, Baler, Philippines, 3200
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    The Circle Hostel Baler Reviews

    8.5
    Excellent
    /10
    (94 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "The staff at the Circle Hostel and the guys of the El Dawn S..."

    Rhodessa

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    August 23, 2017

    9.0
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 93% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Circle Hostel Baler

    Things you'll love

    • 90 meters to the beach

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Smoking area

    • Shared kitchen

    Excellent
    Location
    8.8
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    Excellent location - 90 meters to the beach
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Sabang Beach240 m
  • Value for money9.0
    Location rating8.8

    Rooms available at The Circle Hostel Baler

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Buddy Room
    Buddy Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Mixed Dorm
    Mixed Dorm
    ...
    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Female Dorm
    Female Dorm
    ...
    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Cuddle Room
    Cuddle Room
    ...
    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed
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    Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
    Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about The Circle Hostel Baler

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Great ambiance."

      Charito

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      April 11, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Perfect for travelers/guests specially to surfers who come and go;"

      Cheryl

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      September 2, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Place is also pet friendly which sets it apart from all the other accommodation in the area."

      Gabriel

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      June 10, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Cool & super friendly staff and crowd."

    Charito

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    April 11, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "It is very colorful liberating to see, a great place to chil..."

    Azeleen A.

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    October 14, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (94)
    8.5
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    10
    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service9.0
    Value for money9.0
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    123
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ann from Philippines
    Group
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Near the surfing spot”

    We booked here because I find it amusing how eco friendly this hostel is. I would definitely come back here and recommend this to friends. We booked surfing lessons in this place too.

    Reviewed June 20, 2019
    4.8
    Jeremiah from Philippines
    Group
    Cuddle Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Poor Customer Service”

    The place is generally ideal for those who will spend most of their time exploring the island. Total sum of our cash deposits were not returned upon checkout. The front office staff has varying statements about it which are very misleading so we just gave up. Front yard of our room was filled with smelly dog poops.

    Reviewed June 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    angelica from Philippines
    Group
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    LOVE IT! ”

    First timers in baler but not the last!!!!

    Reviewed June 04, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Shirwin
    Couple
    Buddy Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    couple”

    i dont know if they have free internet, we do not asked. they didnt offer also upon check in

    Reviewed May 02, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Elyssa from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Female Dorm
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    I love the breakfast!”

    The common room is a very good place to chill. I just hope the staff would tell other customers to tone down their voices when its quiet time already. Other than that, i loved it ♥️

    Reviewed March 06, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Kamille from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Very good”

    The location is good.

    Reviewed January 29, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Likao from China
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

    Shower with warm water, and share stories with people from all over the world ”

    It's more than a place just for sleep. I met people from all over the world, Philippines, France, Englan, Switzerland and so on. We share our stories, traditions, cultures and passions. It's my first time abroad, and people there show me the right way to travele: be open for different ideas, and sharing everything you get. By the way, they get another Cicle Hostel near San Juan beach, I transfered to that one after two days because there was a storm in Baler.

    Reviewed January 06, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    PJ from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Community Vibe is 🔥”

    It is my second time to stay at their place, and as always it does not disappoint. You'll get what you pay for + they do have some events that you should join! They also host regular beach clean up. :)

    Reviewed January 04, 2019
    2.0
    Jayson from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    1.NO HOSPITALITY”

    I have stayed for 3days and 2 nighta , I regret that I extend my stay for 1 more night. 1. The staff is lack of hospitality and basic accommodation training I felt unwelcome during my stay at all. 2 . The staff special ly the 2 ladies (Im-charge)were not friendly and not smiling. 3. They didn't even bother to check my agoda booking when I extend my stay. 4. DIRTY PLACE SIMILAR JUNK SHOP 5. No place to seat and eat as they always occupy the area where we could relax,sit,unwind. 6. No Basic hospitality training for us local tourist but for foreigner the treatment is different. I won't suggest this place to any of my friends and acquaintances.

    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Francesca from Philippines
    Couple
    Cuddle Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great location for surfing”

    If you want to be a walk away from the beach it's best to stay here at the Circle. It's my second time staying there and I've had a satisfactory time. It does get quite lonely especially at night time, as there as has been a change of staff albeit who only speak to each other or people they already know so if you're expecting new friends you're going to need to go out; past staff was one of the reasons we went back there but to our surprise, they've been replaced except for ate Via who's always a darling to have around. We'd give this place the highest score but all it's good for now is the hot shower and a place to sleep in.

    Reviewed December 27, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dianne from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Female Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Stoked 👌”

    This can be my second home. Chill place to stay and meet new people. Will definitely stay here again for a longer period. 👌

    Reviewed November 26, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Azeleen from Philippines
    Group
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    This is home / tambayan”

    The number one commendable here is definitely the customer service, they will treat you as their friends and not just their guests plus the very unique style of the place. It is very colorful liberating to see, a great place to chill indeed! Good job Mokong, Ate Via and Jerick!

    Reviewed October 14, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Dorothy from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Female Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Definitely going back!”

    Aside from loving Baler itself, I also loved this place. If you're a solo traveler, this place is highly recommendable. I'm sure you'd meet new friends cause I did and it's what makes this hostel different from others I guess. It's just 1 min away from the beach. Staff is great as well. They organize an activity on Saturday nights so everything's lit!

    Reviewed October 02, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Cheryl from Philippines
    Group
    Buddy Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Cool hostel theme which fits the backpackers' taste”

    It has the unique vibe that you can feel once you step in. Perfect for travelers/guests specially to surfers who come and go; who just want a laid back vacation, may it be short or a bit longer stay. The hostel people were the nicest and very accomodating. It's as if we were family. They're friendly and they showed geniune care to their guests. Bottomline- the place is great, budget-friendly and homey. Thank you for taking good care of us Circle Hostel! To the sweetest Ate Via, coolest cook Jeric and the friendly Mokong.

    Reviewed September 02, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kathleya from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Hammock with Built in Mosquito Net
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    Excellent”

    Booking was a breeze! It's my first time to stay in a hostel in PH so I went to the extreme and booked for a hammock accomodation. The Circle Baler didn't disappoint. I was welcomed to stay at the common area even if I arrived way earlier than check-in time. Mokong's hospitality and service was exceptional. He made sure everyone feel safe and at home and having a grand time. He generously gave us papaya when he learned it's our fave! In terms of facilities, it can get hot at the hammock area but electric fans are readily available and you can actually chill upstairs too where it is more breezy. Toilet and shower area is expectedly clean and water is always available. Kitchen area needs a little tidying with help from guests who use it (yep, you can cook and share). Overall, I'd always come back to Baler for this hostel and the waves.

    Reviewed September 01, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Roy from Philippines
    Couple
    Cuddle Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    value for money”

    also the peanut butter breakfast is awesomest.

    Reviewed August 07, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    antonio from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    good location near Sabang Beach, friendly staffs and nice room.”

    walking distance to beach and enjoy your surfing lesson. thanks to Mike who always assist your needs. Free hot and cold water and utensils. No WIFI, overall good!

    Reviewed June 11, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Gabriel from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    Best if you're in a budget”

    Front office is very informative regarding tourist attraction and local eateries. They have tie ups with a surf school so you're covered on that end and are always updated on the swell conditions. 3 minutes walk from the beach but 3-stars on location cos they're beside 2 bars with loud karaoke singing til 3am. Other than that this place is perfect for what they charge. Place is also pet friendly which sets it apart from all the other accommodation in the area.

    Reviewed June 10, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jonah from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dorm
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Friendliest Hostel in Town”

    The Circle Hostel in Baler is a great place to stay for backpackers, especially for those looking for a place to crash while on a surf trip. It's just a few steps away from the Sabang Beach break so it's very convenient especially for that early morning surf session. The place has a very chill vibe and prides itself for its sustainable efforts (including plastic bottle recycling). There's a good selection of accommodations from hammocks, shared rooms, and the usual bedroom for those who want more privacy. Food can use some variety but there are nearby places to eat so it isn't much of an inconvenience. It's great for solo travelers because the staff and the people who regularly stay here are very friendly. Expect non-stop drinking every night and new friends on your stay!

    Reviewed May 09, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Roy from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Female Dorm
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    value for money”

    value for money on a nice location

    Reviewed May 05, 2018
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