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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Don’t like people? Making friends? Want to be alone in a new city? Only looking to book a place to stay for the night because you have a departing flight the next day? Don’t think there is anything worth seeing in Manila? Then don’t make a reservation at Red Carabao. If you are not sure what to do in Manila,... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Being a local of Manila, I never thought I'd actually ever stay or hang out in one of the hostels in the city, but I got to do just that when the Red Carabao organized a couchsurfing event open to even non-guests of the hostel and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The RC has a very warm and accommodating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My first visit to the Red Carabao was in March 2010. It was the first time I'd travelled alone and was the first time I'd been in a hostel where I was to share a room so I was super nervous. As soon as I walked in I felt so welcome, with May and her great big smile on reception... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great place to unwind, meet friends and rest once the busy city gets too much. Aldrich and crew will help guide you within the city. They know the interesting places and events. Nearby karaoke joints must be tried :-)

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

When I arrived via taxi - I was met by a group of people my age-ish (24) and they were heading into town to get shirts for a game show they were going on. I had just arrived in Manilla.. didn't really know what was going on, but I followed them into town via motorbike with us all together... riding... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I do not usually write reviews as they tend not to capture genuine emotions felt, but I am inclined to share my experience at Red Carabao anyway because my time there was unique and special. When I came to Red Carabao it was based on a recommendation I received in La Union from a a fellow backpacker. After traveling off... More 

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time visiting to Philippines & Manila. And I stayed at Red Carabao. It is located at a quiet neighborhood, which I can see how Manila people living. It is very near to Chinese cemetery. Staying at Red carabao really feel like home. It's really home away from home. And the environment is really good. Staffs are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I started my 2 year long backpacking trip at Red Carabao, and I'm so happy I did. This is a traditional friendly hostel that allows you to meet fellow travelers. Not many of these type of hostels around in Manila. What is truly great about RC is they plan trips and activities for their guests, so you have more opportunities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I don’t really know tripadvisor... feelings about commercial touristic sites? Anyway Red Carabao is a nice place and it's close to the old Chinese cemetery which is quiet amazing. ;) Stayed there for 2 or 3 nights. The atmosphere was always amazing and they have a very nice kitchen... only don't take the mototaxi from the subway ...you can pretty... More 

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Algeciras, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Good location and surroundings. Staff is really friendly and they will help you out always. You will have a different view of the city if you stay here cause it really feels at home! Go and explore around

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Welcome to Lonely Planet's only Top-Choice and longest-running backpacker hostel in Manila. Read more about us to see if you and the Red Carabao are a compatible match! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Red Carabao

Address: 2819 Felix Huertas | Santa Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1014, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Number of rooms: 23
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