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1 River Central Hostel

1109 J.P. Rizal | Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, Luzon 1121, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I arrived at 3am and in the morning i discovered that everyone in the Hostel got their things stolen before my arrival with few , so It was a Nightmare knowing that the Hostel is involved , the hostel doesn't have an official paper of Authorization , they didn't ask for the Passeport of the Philipino Theaf and even more... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Looks like River Central used to be a backpacker place but now it's just cheap bunk beds. They still have funny rules written in the dormotories, lists of free city walks but nothing of this exists anymore. The dorm wasn't really clean, same as the kitchen on the rooftop but it's still ok to use it for making breakfast. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The location is not hard to be accessed because there are a lot of taxis passing through this place, and taxi in the Philippines are very cheap. During my visit here, sang a few songs from their karaoke set and the staff here is very friendly and helpful. You could even ask them to show you around in Manila, and... More 

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Thank Ericquely L
Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Friendly staff,situated in front of a petrol station so easy to looking some goods and most importantly near to Lrt Guadalupe station which make easier to go any place because traffic in Manila very worse at daylight time. Suitable for money

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Thank Shairulifamie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

good location, in Makati, 10 minutes walk from Guadelupe station and 20 minutes away from the airport. Clean rooms, very hot shower, fantastic staff, comfortable beds, good wifi connection. all in very good price.

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Thank dzasta87
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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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Thank Lalaine Dawn Y
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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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Thank Sam G
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 Dante_Aquilino
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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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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
1 River Central is a new 22 bed backpacker hostel in between the lively city life of Makati and the mighty water of the Pasig River. Highly accessible from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 1River Central is just a 20 minute taxi ride away. This 4-story hostel has 5 cozy shared-bedrooms for 4-6 guests in each room. Bathrooms are shared in each floor. Rooms generally split men from women but special arrangements may be allowed if booking the entire room. Each bed has its own safety deposit box and a cabinet that can fit a backpack. 1 River Central offers free WI-FI and free breakfast to all its guests. From 1River Central one can explore the city in so many ways as taxis, jeepneys, buses and the Metro Railway Station are just a few minutes away from your doorstep.• 5 minutes walk from Rockwell’s Power Plant mall one can find a mix of specialty brands, both international and local, a supermarket, lifestyle retailers, specialty boutiques, themed restaurants and state-of-the-art cinemas. • 5 minute taxi ride will bring you to Greenbelt, a three-hectare park punctuated by cascading landscapes and carefully-chosen water features re-imagines the typical mall with a roster of prominent and world-class retailers, restaurateurs and entertainment operators.• 15 minute drive is Greenhills Shopping Centre, a mecca for discerning shoppers. Bargain hunters can have a shopping galore experience from clothes, shoes, electronics, accessories, home wares and many more.• 5 minute taxi ride is Makati Avenue where night life never stops until the wee hours of the morning. • 5 minutes by jeep is the depot for the Pasig River ferry that can bring guests to Old Manila/Chinatown. ... more   less 

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Address: 1109 J.P. Rizal | Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, Luzon 1121, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Price Range: $12 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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