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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went solo, left with tons of friends that I still stay in contact with to this day. I'm headed back to South East Asia and I'm coming back to this awesome place. I'm really looking forward to discovering more of this beautiful country.

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Reviewed 18 July 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,...

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Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 12 July 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...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 27 June 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...

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Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 16 June 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
Reviewed 14 June 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...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 8 June 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...

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 June 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...

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Reviewed 2 June 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...

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Reviewed 2 June 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...

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Address: 2819 Felix Huertas | Santa Cruz, Manila, Luzon 1014, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila
Number of rooms: 23
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“go to the top floor ;)”
  • the view from the top of Red Carabao ;)
 of 5 bubbles peoplei, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The dorm room on the third floor is the best for me as a solo traveler. For couples, the double bed!”
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“stay in the lower levels, less stairs to climb”
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“Every room is great”
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“Dorm of course!”
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