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1 River Central Hostel
Ranked #22 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Makati
Reviewed March 6, 2012

i only spent two days in manila, a cool thing was a reggae night somewhere i definitely would not have gone to if i did not meet garrie, the owner of 1 river central, thanks a lot for that again. and for the transfer to the bus station ;-)
it´s a good place to stay if you´re in manila, cheap and clean, nice staff and it has a roof-deck where you can have some drinks, what more do you want?!

Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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onerivercentral, Owner at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2012

We are so glad that you enjoyed staying in 1 River Central Hostel. We also enjoyed talking to you . We have learned great things from you specially about your country Canada more particularly Quebec. Till we meet again!

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Reviewed February 5, 2012

people keep telling you " if you go to the phillipines, don´t spend any time in manila leave the city after one night it s not a nice place to be.." I am telling you it´s not gonna work if you stay in the 1 river central!!! the owner, garry gave us such a great time.. we spent a week in manila and i ll be back!
on top of that it is a decent place with clean rooms and friendly staff!

highly recommended!!!

Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank Florian G
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onerivercentral, Owner at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Hahaha what a funny way to write your comment it will really a great pressure from us to surpassed your write up. I really enjoyed hanging out with you and your friend. Enjoyed going to spa and watching cock fighting. Too bad I lost a great amount of pesos for betting in a lousy rooster. hehehe. See you soon!

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Reviewed January 27, 2012

This humble hostel served as the perfect home base for a traveller like me. It had all the basic necessities maintained at a clean state. To top it of, the roof top was a meeting point for other foreigners. I enjoyed hearing all the other stories the guests had about their discoveries of the Philippines. But the best part about staying in this hostel was the hospitality of the staff. The owner even took us around to manila's best kept secrets!! i really recommend staying in 1 river because you'll be well taken cared of.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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onerivercentral, Owner at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Thanks for the wonderful comment . We really try to make our hostel as friendly as we can. Its really nice when there are a lot of cool guests like you who are willing to explore our city. Till we meet again!

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

First of all, i would want to say thank you to all the staff who are one of the best i ever meet !!!
the room are really well equiped and very clean, the bathroom too. there is a nice roof top where you chill out and relax after party or to have a drink. The Owner took us for a ride in Manila to show us around the good entertainments of Makati, we had very great time !!!!!
if i have one place to recommend in Manila, it s this one ! another time thank you for all and see u soon !!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Garrie, Manager at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2012

Thanks for the wonderful review. Im really glad you enjoyed your stay in our hostel. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

Thanks to 1 River Central for meeting my expectations. Three things I liked most about your place are location, value for money & your very efficient staff. Until next time.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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onerivercentral, Owner at 1 River Central Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Im glad that you enjoyed your stay in 1 River Central Hostel. The place is really walking distance to one of the best mall in the Philippines called the Rockwell Powerplant Mall . It is also walking distance to one of the major transportation hub called Metro Rail Station.

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Reviewed October 14, 2015
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  • Stayed: February 2015, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 5, 2015
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  • Stayed: December 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: 1109 J.P. Rizal | Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, Luzon 1121, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Makati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Makati
Price Range: $10 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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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