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Red Carabao

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2819 Felix Huertas Street | Santa Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1003, Philippines
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Castellon de la Plana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

When one arrives at this hostel one feels immediately at home. The hostel has the true feel of a family. Breakfast is done communally, as well as dinners. I visited many places and the warmth of the ambience has no equals. Aldrich, the owner, is a caring, attentive, and intelligent guy. He will befriend you and make the best he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you want to enjoy the soul of Manila you should come to the Red Carabao Community. The location is far from the buisness center, you are in the real Manila in a safe place :-) The host is amazing and you feel in family here. The place is very clean and the rooftop amazing !!!

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Beirut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Red Carabao is not just a hostel, but a community. This is something that you immediately feel upon entering it. Located in a family building just next to the southern entrance of Manila's famous Chinese Cemetery, Red Carabao is designed to encourage a proper experience of Manila. Whether it's the self-administered walking tours that you can do with the help... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Red Carabao is more than just a place to lay your head. They are now my new found family, ones whom we loved before we even knew! Isn't that God's Love? The hospitality from the heart not only made an initial impact. It made a lifetime impact to me whom they now call Momma Bonnie! Thank you Helena for showing... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I've lived in Manila for more than 4 years and I never thought of myself as a tourist to my own city -- until I discovered Red Carabao and the folks who run it. They will take you to places not even locals know about -- from churches to cockfights, and everything else in between: they'll give you a genuine... More 

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Cochrane
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Gracious hosts, awesome location, good fun. Loved my time here, would go back in a heartbeat! Also got some great travel advice on Philippine destinations, met a great group of people staying there. Very much like a family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Red Carabao is a hidden gem of Manila! The rooms are spacious and clean and the common areas are nice and a great place to eat and hang out. It is very close to the Abad Santos LRT and a nice change from the chaos of the Malate/Ermita backpacker area. It is very close to the UST and the buses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Traveling in a city like Manila needs good local friends. Red Carabao is not only a place to stay but a place to meet people. Their rooftop is one of the best places to relax and share time with friends in Manila.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you talk with someone about Manila, Philippines most people would say „don’t stay in Manila, there is nothing to see“ or “it´s the most crowded and dirty place ever”. Once your reach the door of the Red Carabao in Santa Cruz, Blumentritt you will realise that this is definitely not true. And you will experience that Mania is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Red Carabao Hostel feels more like going over to a friend's house (a super knowledgable, well-educated, and often witty/cheeky friend) than anything else. Aldrich has created a laid-back environment that seriously supports the backpacking community. If you want to have a relaxing day away from the busy city or decompress after traveling, you can hang out in the many... More 

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