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Moalboal Backpacker Lodge

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Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Philippines
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you have to go to Moalboal, please don't stay in this hostel! I've travelled the world and this is the worst hostel I've EVER stayed in. The owner is a grumpy guy that will come over to the hostel only to be unfriendly, shouting at guests, and being rude to everyone. There is NO value for money. The showers... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First night sleeping in a private, seperate room on "backyard" was perfect. Then moved to communal sleeping area, room very next to street, which was awful. There is a pool on the opposite side of the road, (other hotel's pool) which generator kept on running with a big noise for the most of the time. Also a "red light bar"... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Moalboal Backpackers is run by really lovely, friendly women; the rooms and common areas are very clean, and the common area upstairs is a perfect hangout place with very comfy hammocks you can lie in on a rainy day. They provide their guests with towels that you can take diving with you, which is great, and there's a place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Great location, friendly and helpful staff and great atmosphere. The dorm beds are comfy, there's a kitchen for cooking and a lovely chill out area with comfy chairs and hammocks. It's perfect for budget travellers and a great place to meet people and socialise. It's very popular so you might want to book ahead!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great place. Was not expecting that I'd get a great room for only P350 per night. I arrived late and the front desk personnel waited for me even if it was past there closing time. Highly reccomended for budget travelers and backpackers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had the bungalow at the back with private bathroom. Staff and owner do their best to make you feel at home. There is a kitchen you can use with is great because the Philippino food is errrr..... Not so good ;) There is a relax area where you can meet other backpackers and the place is clean and well... More 

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