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Moalboal Backpacker Lodge

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Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place generally has good reviews so maybe I am missing something, but I didn't have a great stay. I had a private room, and while it was a very cool room, there was only a sliding door with no lock (the other private rooms did have doors that locked, so you should ask about this). There was a lockbox... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed twice in the Blue Gecko Private Room (P700/night). The room is very spacious with ensuite washroom and little dining area. The bed is very soft and covered in misquote net. The walls are quite thin and the town wakes up early, so try go to bed early and wake up early for best sleeps! The room is far... More 

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Fontanafredda, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a single room for one night and 2 nights in 4 beds dormitory (it was full the first day ). Single room with only a sliding door,no Key, 10 cm of open space , roof the same ,so every animals can come inside, it was full of big spiders(toilette, shower,table). Everybody can look inside,no privacy. Safety box with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay at moalboal backpackers. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the dorm rooms are cosey, cute and social. The beds are all eqipped with mosquito nets and there are two hammocks hung up for chilling. The bamboo balcony in particular is a great feature for socializing with other people. Although not providing food, the hostel is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The hostel is in a good location. Panagsama in Moalboal is a small area and you can easily have access to the beach. The hostel is ok. True to its name being a backpacker place. The dorm room is not a room actually. It is a space upstairs where the beds are. Cheap, friendly staff and homey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had a really good stay here. The staff are very friendly and chatty. Good home feel to the place with a nice relaxed atmosphere. The bungalows are nice and have hammocks hanging on the balcony. Huge lockers, bring your own lock. I would stay here again for sure.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was my second time staying in Moalboal Backpacker Lodge. Dealing with reservations and following up with them if they received my deposit was a bit tiresome but everything else went smoothly. I got one bed in a two bed dorm, the room was clean and comfortable. The room had a fan and windows which helped cool the room down.... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is one of the worst hostel I've been. Friends of mine arrived in Moalboal one day before us and told us about this hostel. So we arrived at the hostel, couldn't get in touch with my friends. Tried to talk to the staffs, unfortunately they were most probably the worst people I've met in Philippines, not helpful and rude.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Me and my boyfriend stayed in the private room upstairs beside the dorm room looking out onto the road. The room was sooo hot and noisy due to being by the roadside. Comfortable beds with good mosquito net. Good common balcony area and hammocks to relax in. Toilets and showers were clean. Upon arrival I didn't feel welcomed more like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I stayed at the twin room situated behind for 9 nights which is an individual bamboo hut and had a hammock to laze in! There is mosquito netting for each bed as well as fans and windows for ventilation. The beds were comfortable and the room clean. I got a free jug of water daily which the lovely girls topped... More 

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