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JLC Hostel
JLC Hostel
JLC Hostel
JLC Hostel
JLC Hostel
JLC Hostel
JLC Hostel

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8.1

Excellent

56 reviews

56 reviews

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7.7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Firefly Watching 6.3 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 7.6 km
Cowrie Island 10.8 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 34.0 km
Ugong Rock 39.8 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 53.7 km
Las Cabanas Beach 170.3 km
Seven Commandos Beach 172.6 km
Nacpan Beach 187.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Puertogen Hospital 220 m
Mother Of Perpetual Help Birthing Home 270 m
SM City Puerto Princesa 330 m
Premier CT Scan 360 m
Clinica Palao 360 m
RCE Pharma 370 m
Cardiac Lab & Mammography Center 370 m
Mercury Drug (24hours) 400 m
Palawan Provincial Hospital 460 m
Sam Drugs 510 m

JLC Hostel

26 Old Buncag Rd, Barangay Mandaragat, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, 5300 - See map

Strategically situated in Puerto Princesa, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. As an added bonus, massage is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Palawan

Inside city center

Daily cleaning

Laundry service

Smoking area

Facilities

Car park

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportSan Vicente Airport (SWL)
Distance to airport104.3 km

Rooms available at JLC Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Double with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at JLC Hostel?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at JLC 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.

    How do I get to JLC Hostel?

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

    What is the smoking policy at JLC Hostel?

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

    What restaurants are nearby JLC Hostel?

    JLC Hostel’s neighborhood is Puerto Princesa which includes popular restaurants such as Mien Tay Vietnamese Restaurant, Tanglaw Restaurant and Hap Chan.

    What popular shopping places are close to JLC Hostel?

    Located in the Puerto Princesa area, JLC Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Robinsons Place Mall Palawan, SM City Puerto Princesa and NCCC Mall.

    What are popular attractions near JLC Hostel?

    JLC Hostel is located in Puerto Princesa area, which is famous for attractions such as Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park, Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Plaza Cuartel.

    What popular beaches are close to JLC Hostel?

    JLC Hostel is located in the Puerto Princesa area, which includes Sabang Beach, Nagtabon Beach and Pristine Beach.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to JLC Hostel?

    JLC Hostel is located within Puerto Princesa, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Firefly Watching, Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village.

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    Property ranking|Compared to 936 Palawan properties
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    Service score
    9.3/10
    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.4/10
    Better than
    94
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    of Palawan properties
    Better than
    89
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    Overall rating:

    8.1

    Excellent
    56 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.4
    Facilities
    7.1
    Location
    7.7
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    More about JLC Hostel

    More about JLC Hostel

    JLC Hostel

    Make your vacation a genuine city adventure with a stay at JLC Hostel, which offers an activity-enabling location right in the city center -- so you can see more and do more in Palawan.
    JLC Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
    If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at JLC Hostel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. JLC Hostel also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


    Dining and things to do

    Recreational facilities at JLC Hostel are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


    Reasons to stay here

    This hostel beats 85% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 89% of other accommodations in Palawan.
    This accommodation is highly rated for its staff and service, beating 94% of competition within the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.1

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    7 mentions

    Internet

    3 mentions

    Breakfast

    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Massage
    • Tours

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Daily cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [on-site]
    Location
    26 Old Buncag Rd, Barangay Mandaragat, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, 5300
    Very good
    Location

    7.7

    Airports

    • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
      104.3 km

    Public transportation

    • Puerto Princesa Bus Station
      4.2 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Puertogen Hospital
      220 m

    Shopping

    • Robinsons Place Mall Palawan
      2.5 km

    Convenience store

    • EJ Sari Sari Store
      820 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      390 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Firefly Watching
      6.3 km
    • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
      7.6 km
    • Cowrie Island
      10.8 km
    • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
      34.0 km
    • Ugong Rock
      39.8 km
    • Puerto Princesa Underground River
      53.7 km
    • Las Cabanas Beach
      170.3 km
    • Seven Commandos Beach
      172.6 km
    • Nacpan Beach
      187.8 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Puertogen Hospital
      220 m
    • Mother Of Perpetual Help Birthing Home
      270 m
    • SM City Puerto Princesa
      330 m
    • Premier CT Scan
      360 m
    • Clinica Palao
      360 m
    • RCE Pharma
      370 m
    • Cardiac Lab & Mammography Center
      370 m
    • Mercury Drug (24hours)
      400 m
    • Palawan Provincial Hospital
      460 m
    • Sam Drugs
      510 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-7 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 8 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Management (PPSRNP) has set a carrying capacity for the Underground River. All persons are strictly required to secure an entry permit from the Underground River Booking Office before entering the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Visitors are required to present valid identification cards and register individually prior to the tour, to ensure park admission.Please contact your hotel or resort directly (for specific instructions and arrangements prior to arrival at Puerto Princesa.
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until00:00

    Getting around

    • Travel time to airport (minutes)5

    The property

    • Number of rooms 7
    • Year property opened2011
    • Most recent renovation2013

    Reviews of JLC Hostel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.1
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities7.1
    Location7.7
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.5
    High score for Palawan
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (17)
    8-9 Excellent (13)
    7-8 Very Good (10)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (6)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (12)
    Jun - Aug (3)
    Sep - Nov (17)
    Dec - Feb (18)
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Simon from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

    Affordable, Friendly staff, gateway to Palawan”

    The Staff, the location, the room

    I stayed in the JLC hostel 4 nights in total. I arrived late on the first night having sent an email to the owner they picked me up from the airport which was great,the staff went out of their way to get me on the Underground River Tour the next day. They also arranged my trip to Honda Bay and Mini Van to El Nido. They were welcoming and attentive to all my needs, laundry, storing milk in the fridge, lending me a plug adaptor the list goes on. The rooms were great plenty of space, yet affordable for the single traveler. Nice outdoor seating area and free coffee in the morning. It is located down a quiet street, just ten minutes walk to the center of town. 10 minutes to the Unitop Supermarket and 15 minutes to the Baywalk. Perfect Stay!

    Reviewed November 05, 2013

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Clara from Italy
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Great time in JLC, highly recommended ”

    Friendly staff, good location, fast internet

    My stay in JLC was very great. The hostel is located about 1km to the main avenue where there's a few good restaurants, we paid 20 pesos (U$0,50) to go there with a tricycle or 10 minuts walking. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was simple but very clean and bigger than normal rooms for this price. The bathroom was very clean as well, but only cold water (wasn't a problem for us). Also the tables, receptions and hallway were been cleaned all the time. The internet works in the rooms and actually is very fast. Free tea/coffe at the reception. I stayed here 4 nights in total and definitely I would stay here again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Reviewed January 01, 2014

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    8.7
    Excellent
    Giang from Vietnam
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    Friendly atmosphere”

    Quiet place, friendly owner and main street within walking distance

    We stayed here for just 1 night but we chat a lot with hostel owner before we left for El Nido. She was very friendly and taught us some native words. We will choose this hostel again if we come to Puerto Princesa some time in the future.

    Reviewed November 25, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anne-Marie from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Very satisfied!”

    Quiet, clean, helpful staff

    Great location, very quiet, clean, comfortable bed, good wifi. Overall a very good experience and a good value for money. I would not hesitate to stay at JLC again. 10-15 min walk from the main road or 3-5 minute tricycle ride (10-20 pesos). Close to the airport (+/- 10-15 minute / 50 pesos).

    Reviewed January 27, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Marek from Slovakia
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Stay at JLC Hostel”

    I was solo traveler however friend of my join me. We did not have any issue with acommo and top of that they provide us useful tips at Puerto Princesa and ElNido where we were heading to. Also when my plan changed they had no issue to move my booking for another day without paying anything. Can recommend , really nice and polite owners. They have arranged even Van for me and friend of mine to ElNido. Can recommend.

    Reviewed April 04, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kelsey from Vietnam
    Couple
    Double with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    For a one night stay, this place is perfect. ”

    The staff is very lovely and helpful, very good accommodation for the price and it is very close to the puerto princessa airport. Very practical and ideal for a night or two to rest in between different locations.

    Reviewed February 05, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Benjamin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Backpackers”

    Staff at the hostel are great and nothing really to fault expect there are some cockerels next door with are very loud!!!! Warning....don't do the underground tour from the hotel as the tour guide was liar and refused to call us a bus to port barton as a connection unless we gave him 500 pesos each...turns out journey only costs 150 each!

    Reviewed March 24, 2017

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    7.7
    Very good
    Peichiwu from Taiwan
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Clear room, rate is pretty good”

    Friendly Steffens

    Room is clear and not too far from downtown, not very close to downtown. So not too noise....it just cost us 35 piso from airport to JLC. For pack packers , it is a good choice.

    Reviewed February 03, 2014

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    RICHARD from Ireland
    Couple
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Clean and basic, ideal for airport”

    Perfect location for a night before/after flying. Friendly staff. 50 peso to airport, paid 150 from San Jose terminal. Few decent coffee shops, McDs etc. all walking distance as is the Puerto Promenade

    Reviewed January 20, 2017

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    7.3
    Very good
    Pawel from Poland
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Nice, clean place for backpackers”

    Friendly staff, cleanliness, location

    It was short but nice stay. JLC Hostel is good pick for budget tourist.

    Reviewed December 13, 2013

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    John from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    JLC Hostel”

    The place was clean, very nice staff, and just one ride(php10.00) to the town proper and to the airport.

    The woman and the lady (such a shame I didnt get their names, so I just assumed they're mother and daughter) were very nice and accommodating. I arrived early in the morning on the 29th of feb2016 from el nido so I asked the woman if I could check in early or at least to leave my things in the reception because I was scheduled to be picked up for a tour at 630am and since there was a vacant air conditioned room, they let me stay there for me to freshen up and get ready for the tour. I was told that they were just gonna transfer my things when the fan room that I booked becomes available because the couple staying there were supposed to check out at noon. So when I came back late in the afternoon, I was surprised when I found out they were letting me stay in that air conditioned room. And they always offered some hot tea/coffee, unfortunately though I am no longer drinking caffeinated drinks, that was some nice gesture I would say. I surely did get more than my money's worth.

    Reviewed March 03, 2016

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Rachel from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Perfect place for your Puerto Princesa stopover”

    Staff, cheap private room, location

    I stayed here twice during the past few weeks; once on my way up to El Nido, and then I returned on my way back as I liked it so much. The cheap private room was very welcome after all of the dorms I've been staying in, the whole place is comfortable, there's a nice little outdoor area where you can drink beers with the other guests, and the staff are fantastic; they sorted out the van to El Nido for me and on my way back they were up super-early to give me coffee and hail me a trike for my early-morning flight. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed February 28, 2016

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    6.8
    Good
    Eleonor from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    helpful staff, great location”

    pros: location, budget friendly, friendly staffs cons: *the room we had had the aircon inside the cr which makes the cr wet because of the dripping. so not safe as my little one (4yo) son slipped. we had to rush to the nearest hospital to have him check since he got wound at his eye lid area. good thing no need for stitching and the doctor on duty in the hospital (not accredited by our hmo) didn't charged us. *the bed in the hostel are uncomfortable *very basic. no tv, no hot shower.

    Reviewed July 21, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Shea from United States
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Friendly staff, great price great deal”

    Location may not be the center for tourists but few places are walking distance. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The price is something to grab for and rooms you get are neat.

    Reviewed December 16, 2016

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    9.3
    Exceptional
    Mark from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    Good spot in puerto ”

    Cleanliness, friendliness and quietness...

    A small , simple but clean hotel with very friendly and considerate staff, it was a great place to spend the night. If only all of my hotel experiences were so good!!

    Reviewed March 07, 2015

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maybel from Philippines
    Couple
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Stayed September 9-10,2016”

    We arrived late because our flight was delayed. So my sister and I went to Baywalk with the other guest who stayed there for us to have some company. Around 2:00AM, power supply was off and we're still awake getting ready for our morning package tour. They do have emergency light but only in the hall way. Over-all, their so accommodating they truely value cleanliness.

    Reviewed September 13, 2016

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Helena from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    great for a one night stay - friendly staff ”

    One night stay, welcomed by the lovely staff. Clean rooms, free coffee and tea. really helpful when it came to providing information. only downside was the cockrals in the morning.

    Reviewed February 04, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Giacomo from Australia
    Couple
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    Great staff”

    The staff is very friendly and helpfull! It'a clean but a bit far From the main street. We had a breakfast too whit coffee and bread. wi-fi works well and the receptionist speaks a very good English!

    Reviewed March 17, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maybel from Philippines
    Couple
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    My experience (September 11-12,2016)”

    The owner gave inputs to backpackers like us on how to save money in availing the package tour offered by other traveling agencies. They were so accommodating and place is so clean.

    Reviewed September 13, 2016

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    9.0
    Exceptional
    Joice from Philippines
    Couple
    Twin Room (with Private Bathroom)
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    Cheap, clean, and very accommodating staff”

    The room was spacious and clean, the staffs are very helpful and accommodating,

    We got upgraded to an airconditioned room free of charge!!! :)

    Reviewed November 20, 2014

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