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1 River Central Hostel

1109 J.P. Rizal | Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, Luzon 1121, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This was my go to hostel whenever I flew to Manila, they had free breakfast, loved the beds with that curtain thingy, the wifi was fast enough, the bathroom's pretty decent and the staff are just the best. I've kept in touch with them so I can get a reservation. But during our stay in September, it changed a lot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here about 3weeks in total and had an incredible time. I felt like family with the staff and other local boarders and felt comfortable in the locale around the hostel. Pros: great staff and renters, kitchen for DIY cooking, balcony upstairs, space to hang your clothes, beds have curtains for a little privacy, burger machine downstairs (2burgers =... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Beds are good and all. Free use of locker. Staff are attentive. Not really located near the best places. but jeepneys can get you to makati (business and lifestyle area ) at around 20 minutes. Good thing it is only a short walk to guadalupe metro train station. Breakfast included is poor. Dont expect much.

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Thank iamjosemanuel
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I stayed here for 8 days in December. It was a real budget hostel and I would love to recommend this place to any travellers. I bet you might be disappointed with this hostel IF you have too much expectation for a budget place. So, stop dreaming. The hostel was located at the roadside, just across a caltex station, so... More 

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Thank IhsanYusop
Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 7 days at the end of January and I felt so at home. The staff was very kind and helpful and the amenities were always clean. Great value for money and the attractions are within a reasonable distance by jeepney, taxis and train. Definitely a great value for money. Hey Rose :):)

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Garrie, Manager at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We are so glad that your enjoyed your stay in our small hostel. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I stayed here for 11 days and all I can see is a very nice staff and friendly, the bathroom is clean most of the time and the room. I can just ride a taxi and jeepney in front of this hostel. Going to mall of asia just under 200 pesos in a taxi. Thank you very the staff of... More 

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Garrie, Manager at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful feedback. This encourage us to improve more of our services. Looking forward to your future stay. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived to manila, spent the night there and 8 hours later in the morning 6.30 we woke up and all our valuable stuff was gone.. everything stolen from inside the room.. Passports, cameras, phones, ipad, credit cards, money, absolutely everything.. the receptionist told us he showed a room to a philippin guy, our room which we locked the night... More 

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Garrie, General Manager at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this review

As much as we appreciate your feedback, we also have the right to respond to your review. First and foremost, the unit that you rented is a shared room. With this in mind, you do know that you are not the only couple staying in the rented room, as such you disregarded the standard safety precautions such as the safety... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Basically I like this hostel and if I return to Manila, I may stay there again. However, I had had a bit trouble until I checked in. When I arrived at the hostel at around 9 PM. The receptionist was sleeping and the front door was locked. I was seriously afraid that I had to stay out overnight. Fortunately, the... More 

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Garrie, Manager at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. The surrounding area is actually very safe. In fact we are also right beside one of the lush mall here in manila called Rockwell Mall. We are also a few meters away from the police station. So nothing to worry. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A good and safe place to stay. was supposed to stay there for 1 night but because I loved everything in it made me stay for another night. the place was good and affordable, the staff- friendly and accommodating. they have a rooftop where the kitchen is also found and a karaoke where you can sing anything you want. Overall... More 

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Garrie, Manager at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful feedback looking forward to seeing you again. Lets have more karaoke night and a little get together once you come back. More 

Caloocan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A bit noisy because hostel is situated along main road. spent a night here and it was okay. staff served me breakfast and he/she was very accommodating. great location. i would stay here again. Thank you!

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Garrie, Manager at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful feedback. It is funny how you called Juana our He/She . Looking forward to seeing you again. More 

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