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Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel
Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel
Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel
Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel
Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel
Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel
Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel

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7.4

Very good

66 reviews

66 reviews

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5.8

Review score

Location rating score

Excellent for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Casino Filipino

270 m

Grand Convention Centre of Cebu

400 m

The walk mini park

480 m

University of the Philippines Cebu

530 m

Popular landmarks
Ayala Center

870 m

Taoist Temple

1.9 km

Temple of Leah

2.4 km

Casa Gorordo Museum

2.9 km

Yap Sandiego Ancestral House

2.9 km

Closest landmarks
Consulate of the United States

250 m

Metro Sports Centre

270 m

Metro Sports

270 m

Grand Convention Parking Lot

410 m

Barangay Luz Health Center

430 m

Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel

No. 4 Jade Street Gemsville Subdivision, Lahug (near Parklane Hotel and Springdale Paref School), Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000 - 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 Cebu City part of Cebu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Basilica De Sto. Nino.

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Highlights

850 meters to Ayala Center

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cebu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating5.8
Nearest airportMactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
Distance to airport8.7 km

Rooms available at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.9

Room for 2
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Room for 4
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 bunk beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel has a car park available for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is Cebu North Bus Terminal, 2.5 km away from Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel.

    What restaurants are nearby Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel’s neighborhood is Cebu City which includes popular restaurants such as House of Lechon, The Pyramid and Stk Ta Bay.

    What popular shopping places are close to Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    Located in the Cebu City area, Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel is close to great shopping choices like SM Seaside City Cebu, Taboan Market and Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

    What are popular attractions near Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel’s location in the Cebu City neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Basilica De Sto. Nino, Magellan's Cross and Taoist Temple.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel?

    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel is located within Cebu City, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Mountain View Nature s Park, Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary and Guadalupe Cave.

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    Room comfort score
    7.9/10
    Value for money score
    8.2/10
    Service score
    8.3/10
    Room size
    16 sqm.
    Better than
    96
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Better than
    86
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Better than
    85
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Bigger than
    85
    %
    of Cebu properties
    Overall rating:

    7.4

    Very good
    66 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.9
    Facilities
    6.9
    Location
    5.8
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    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel

    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel is a distinct addition to Cebu and a smart choice for travelers. This hostel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Are you seeking the true Cebu? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel, located merely 3.4 km from Basilica De Sto. Nino.
    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
    Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
    All guestrooms at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel are available with design features like a separate living room. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms.
    Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms. Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel

    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel is a distinct addition to Cebu and a smart choice for travelers. This hostel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Are you seeking the true Cebu? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel, located merely 3.4 km from Basilica De Sto. Nino.
    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
    Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
    All guestrooms at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel are available with design features like a separate living room. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms.
    Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator is provided in some guestrooms. Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


    Dining and things to do

    Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
    Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.


    Around the property

    Don't miss out on all that Cebu has to offer! A full day's itinerary in Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel often starts with a stop at Ayala Center located 860 m away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 85% of the city's accommodation.
    Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 91% of them for food and dining.
    According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Cebu.

    Amenities and facilities
    Good
    Facilities

    6.9

    Most talked about facilities

    Breakfast

    3 mentions

    Taxi

    2 mentions

    Housekeeping

    2 mentions

    Internet

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

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

    Getting around

    • Car park [on-site]

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Free bottled water
    • Linens
    • Mirror
    • Non-smoking
    • Separate dining area
    • Separate living room
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower
    • Towels
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Location
    No. 4 Jade Street Gemsville Subdivision, Lahug (near Parklane Hotel and Springdale Paref School), Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
    Review score
    Location

    5.8

    Airports

    • Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
      8.7 km
    • Bohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
      85.2 km

    Public transportation

    • Cebu North Bus Terminal
      2.6 km
    • Cebu South Bus Terminal
      3.3 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Barangay Luz Health Center
      430 m

    Shopping

    • SM Seaside City Cebu
      5.4 km

    Convenience store

    • 7 Eleven
      1.3 km

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      490 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Ayala Center
      870 m
    • Taoist Temple
      1.9 km
    • Temple of Leah
      2.4 km
    • Casa Gorordo Museum
      2.9 km
    • Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
      2.9 km
    • Colon Street
      3.2 km
    • Basilica De Sto. Nino
      3.5 km
    • Magellan's Cross
      3.6 km
    • Fort San Pedro
      3.6 km
    • Tops Lookout
      6.1 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Consulate of the United States
      250 m
    • Metro Sports Centre
      270 m
    • Casino Filipino
      270 m
    • Metro Sports
      270 m
    • Grand Convention Centre of Cebu
      400 m
    • Grand Convention Parking Lot
      410 m
    • Barangay Luz Health Center
      430 m
    • The walk mini park
      480 m
    • UP Auditorium Parking lot
      480 m
    • University of the Philippines Cebu
      530 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.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center3 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)25

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
    • Number of floors1
    • Number of rooms 5
    • Most recent renovation2013

    Reviews of Balay Bakasyunan Boutique Hostel from real guests

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    7.4
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.9
    Facilities6.9
    Location5.8
    Room comfort and quality7.9
    Service8.3
    Value for money8.2
    High score for Cebu
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (12)
    8-9 Excellent (9)
    7-8 Very Good (17)
    6-7 Good (14)
    <6 Below Expectation (11)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (16)
    Jun - Aug (17)
    Sep - Nov (13)
    Dec - Feb (17)
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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Eric from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

    Great staff!”

    Staff, location and value

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Balay Bakasyunan. The female staff were super friendly and helpful. Rooms were comfortable and clean, which is always a big consideration when I travel. It is about a 10-minute walk to Ayala Center through the local neighborhood, which is safe; the staff will also gladly phone a cab for you if you must venture further out. The breakfast is nothing special, but what does one expect for $12/night? I was more than satisfied. All in all, this is a great place; I will return when I catch my flight our of Cebu next month!

    Reviewed September 29, 2014

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    YURIKO from Japan
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in August 2014

    Best hostel in Lahug.”

    clean room, kind staff, very safe location

    It was really good stylish hostel. To travel Philippine, I always care about the cleanliness, especially of the bathroom, but there was no problem in this hostel. And you also don't need to care about the safety around the place, it is in "village" where is very secure area. I already stayed tens of hotels and hostels in Cebu City, I can say with confidence that this is the best place if you wanna stay under $30.

    Reviewed August 15, 2014

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nicola from Germany
    Couple
    Room for 2
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Safe and secure place within city limits”

    This hostel is located inside a village within city limits. It is safe and secure. Fifteen minutes walk to Ayala and the French Bakery and Wine. As a foreigner, we did not have a hard time to find the hostel. There were signs beside the road. Mobile app called Waze also helped. We stayed in their room for 2 persons. We had a pleasant experience. The bedsheet and towels were clean. The bathroom was clean and the water was strong. There was a lock in the bathroom door which was enough to secure us. We did not have a problem using the bathroom. At night, we had a good rest. I love this place. Will come back again soon.

    Reviewed June 03, 2016

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    7.0
    Very good
    Ben from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Best hostel except for the transportation!”

    Comfortable, friendly guest, use of kitchen

    Probably the best hostel in Cebu and the whole Philippines. Reality kind lady owner w 6 girl staff. Very safe in a gated residential area like some ranch in California! The only issue is transportation and difficult to find even for a cabbie. It is about 20m walk from Parklane hotel and it will cost 50pesos by taxi to get there! It is not recommended for transit or first time traveller in Cebu but ideal for someone who likes Cebu and wants to explore the city slowly! I would suggest the owner use Bike rental as a solution to the problem!

    Reviewed June 16, 2014

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    7.7
    Very good
    Camille from United States
    Couple
    Room for 2
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Very accommodating owner”

    Clean, Staff, Style

    Initially booked our stay for Monday but due to change of plans we had to stay in Cebu city on Saturday instead. Contacted the hotel and got to speak with the owner. She was nice enough to move my booking to Saturday with no extra charge. Awesome customer service! The place is in a quiet neighborhood and is only a few minutes walk away from establishments. Very much worth the money.

    Reviewed September 15, 2015

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Timothy from United States
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

    My second time staying....”

    Convenience, Clean, Quiet

    This time I stayed they installed cable TV. Not that watching TV is the best thing to do on vacation, but it doesn't hurt to have the option. Also as usual, the lovely staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating to my needs. I was able to get Taxi service with ease any time of the day and got to explore the local neighborhood a little more and enjoy some local snacks. This place is spacious and one of the better hostels i've ever stayed at. I am forgetful with names but girls who work at this hostel are super nice. Thanks to them!

    Reviewed June 05, 2014

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    7.7
    Very good
    Cris from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Homey accommodation”

    Staff, value for money, quiet location

    I was alone in this place when I stayed there and it worked for me because I was keen on finishing my term paper. I met Rachelle and Shana (or was it Shaya?) and had a great dinner with them. We also exchanged stories which, to me, was fascinating and entertaining. I stayed in a female dorm and it was comfortable. The sheets were clean and homey. I just wish this house converted into a hostel would provide towels. Also, I like the homey feel of the place although it is far out from the main street. But if you are looking for a home away from home, I think this is a great place to stay in. Inform the receptionists ahead of time if you need a cab. You can also order fastfod granted that it has to be before 9pm. All in all, my stay was pleasant.

    Reviewed May 11, 2015

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    7.0
    Very good
    DAEHO from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015

    Too far from main street”

    Price, Staff, Philippine style house

    The location is too far from main street. And there's nothing around the hostel. You have to walk about 10 to 15 minutes in hot weather to take a taxi. I took a taxi from Ayala mall and the driver didn't know this place. I needed to use my cellphone(google map) to locate this place. I would spend 10$ more and choose to stay at the better location. Other than that, This place is good for the price.

    Reviewed May 04, 2015

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    6.3
    Good
    Mariemiel from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    Practical and comfortable”

    affordable, friendly staff, quite surroundings

    My stay was quick and pleasant since I was just staying for a layover. The place is an old house converted to a hostel, located inside a residential village. It is centrally located in the city, although walking towards the main road (about 1k walk) can be a problem especially a night. You'll be quite dependent calling for a cab to be able to head out. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are basic yet comfortable.

    Reviewed May 12, 2014

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Timothy from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    Fun. Clean. Cozy. Homey. Relaxed. Friendly. Enjoy.”

    The hosts were super friendly and helpful. The house was beautiful and well kept. Food service was nice and major shopping areas were within walking distance. Blanch was a great host. Would stay again

    Awesome. I got a lot of needed rest and was met with smiles. I was served great local dishes of food and enjoyed the large space inside and and outside. The backyard is ideal to enjoy breakfast and the neighborhood is great for its quiet and peaceful environment. I really enjoyed the friendly staff and the helpful attitude they had. The house host was lovely and most accommodating. I would stay again indeed. Also help with taxi was great and I had no problem getting to places I needed to. Especially the airport. Thank u!

    Reviewed May 12, 2014

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    7.7
    Very good
    Florence from Belgium
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    The place is clean, but the location is bad”

    Friendly staff and clean

    I didn't stay because of the bad location.. Had to wait 45 minutes for a taxi bc none wanted to come in that area ! It is NOT in the city center !

    Reviewed December 18, 2015

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    6.7
    Good
    Alvelyn from Philippines
    Group
    Private Room for 4
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

    Room for 4”

    Friendly staff

    We are a group of 8 people. Some occupied the room for 2, others in the dorm-type, while 4 of us in the room for 4. All, except for the air conditioning in the room for is good. The "room for 4" is too small for 4 occupants. Air conditioning is okay in the lower deck, but it's very hot (like you're in a hot kitchen) in the upper deck. We already informed the owner during the 2nd day of our stay and promised s/he would check on this. In the meantime, the staff just let us use a stand fan. Air conditioning in the dorm-type room is far better, just that you won't have your privacy if there are other guests. Up to you.

    Reviewed July 21, 2015

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Stefi from Philippines
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Chill place to stay and very homey”

    My friends and I arrived here around 7pm and we were greeted by 3 of the staff members. They were a bit intimidating at first but approachable as time passed by. This place is inside a subdivision which alone tells you that it is very secure. The downside is that it's not really that accessible since it's quite far from the highway. You also need to walk from the highway to here which is not ideal if you go out at night.

    Reviewed September 28, 2016

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Jun from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Probably the only hostel/dormitory in Cebu”

    15 Mins walk to Ayala mall, shared dormitories, hot water

    Met many friendly people there. It's really nice to share a room with other travelers. It's walking distance from Ayala Mall, so location is pretty good.

    Reviewed March 03, 2015

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    7.7
    Very good
    Colin from United States
    Couple
    Room for 2
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    Clean and pleasant hostel”

    Price, good clean room, semi-private bathroom

    We were pleasantly surprised. Staff was helpful, room was clean, air conditioning worked, room even had its own bathroom. It was a little tough to get to and tough to find, but still walkable to Ayala center

    Reviewed May 27, 2015

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    8.0
    Excellent
    SEONGPYO from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

    good memory”

    cost, staff and chance to see local neighborhood are good points.

    especially to me, the location was attractive, some people don't like the location but it doesn't matter to me. i like it rather much. neighborhood was not dangerous. of course i cpuld feel local people watch me. that because i was foreigner to them. it was very precious experience for me to see their life and walk around the neighborhood. don't worry about safty. police is always there. come and see for your real exprience.

    Reviewed October 11, 2014

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Martin from Germany
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

    instant home”

    friendly, clean, cheap

    perfect place for the digital nomad who wants an affordable home and a place to meet others with good wifi

    Reviewed January 27, 2015

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    hyuncheol from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

    Adimirable staffs :p”

    Friendly staffs, kind staffs, bubbly staffs

    I hope the breakfast can be improved a bit better . other than that , everything was agreeable .

    Reviewed July 28, 2015

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    8.3
    Excellent
    Marina from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

    Nice and comfortable stay”

    Friendly and helpful staff, clean beds, comfortable common room

    The ladies who, I assume, own the place were incredibly helpful and friendly. The location was a little bit difficult to find. Breakfast was plain but filling. Overall I enjoyed my stay!

    Reviewed October 08, 2014

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Martin from Germany
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    best dorm in the philippines”

    clean, friendly, homey

    perfect place for digital nomads, teachers, bloggers, photographers, ...

    Reviewed January 28, 2015

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