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Red Carabao

2819 Felix Huertas Street | Santa Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1003, Philippines (Chinatown)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now I've been to a lot of hostels but this one is by far the best I've ever staid at. I returned twice during my 2-month travels in the Philippines and staid here for 10 days instead of 2 the last time round. The minute you walk in you feel welcome and part of the community. You will be taken... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel should be renamed "Hotel California" because you can check in any time but you just cant leave because it is the best frickin hostel ever, Initially i came for 1 night but landed up staying for 4 nights as this place is so amazing. Special mention to Aldrich who takes extra effort to make all hostelers feel at... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i won dis here trip to manila at a tobacco spittin contest back home in texas. now i aint never been outta texas befo cus i dont like goin places i cant bring my shotgun and i sure as hell aint never herd a no place called philopenes befo. i think its down by mexico or something and i cant... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I left Red Carabao after two nights stay with mixed feelings. The hostel is well equipped, clean and spacious. The chill out areas are good, the kitchen always clean and the rooftop area with a bar, pool table etc is a great set-up. The hostel is packed with information - Where to go in Manila...Where to visit next in the... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Biggest complaints: - Not every bed has a 18-inch mattress. - Sometimes you are required to slather your own spread on breakfast toast. - There is an inadequate stock of German books available for exchange. - No hot water for showering and no aloe vera lavender soap for washing hands. - You are forced to keep your showers to 5... More

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Zermatt, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Very nice hostel, more an extended homely homestay than an anonymous hostel. It is situated in a private house right next to the entrance of the Chinese cemetery. Very comfortable atmosphere due to the cosy furnishing and family feeling. Aldrich, the hostel's young manager, usually takes guests out for a pub crawl or a street picnic with the local neighbours.... More

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beijing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Red Carabao for 5 nights in the beginning of December, we are a young couple in our early 30s and Manila was our first stop in a 3 month journey of south-east Asia. What I liked about the place - - It is personal - our names were on the board when we arrived... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in Red Carabao for 1 night in a private room. We met nice and funny people and the owner of this hostel, Aldrich, is a really good and helpful guy. Thank you for the amazing night that we had there and also for the karaoke session!! Clean rooms with various options, various balanced community &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I don't know how Aldrich (the owner of the place) manages to do it, but the Red Carabao seems to be attracting only nice people. We had a short, but really pleasant stay there. Arrived at 4AM, but using the directions and pieces of advice received when we made the booking we got there safely and without being ripped off... More

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The Hague
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in Red Carabao. for 5 nights in a private room. The location is 5-10 min walk from Abad Santos subway station, next to the Chinese cemetery. It's a residential area, not a rich neighborhood for sure. When it's dark I did not feel that comfortable to walk alone. The people seemed friendly, but it's quite... More

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Address: 2819 Felix Huertas Street | Santa Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1003, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Chinatown
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Ranked #2 of 48 Specialty lodging in Manila
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