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“The backpacker's perfect place for a stay in Dumaguete”
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Harolds Mansion
Ranked #15 of 55 Dumaguete City B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I stayed in Harolds for 3 days! The rooftop is a must-to-see, especially late afternoon, with the sunset.
You can stay in the dorms for 250 Php per night, which are clean and a nice place to meet a lot of travellers! It comes with hot showers and an OK breakfast. The guesthouse also has a partnership with a totally legit dive center, that makes you able to go diving at spots around Dumaguete easily (in Dauin or Apo Island).

Cheers!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Very social spot, amazing meeting area on the top floor with music, food, drinks and pool table. Rooms fine, spacious and clean, maybe slightly over priced but it's not really cheap to travel alone in the Philippines as a single woman. You pay for the double bed even though you're single. Quiet at night, good place for budget travelers and not too far from shops, pier and center area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Globally this is a good backpacker place. Rooms (fan room w/ ensuite bathroom, 600PHP) are clean and large, and considering it includes a basic breakfast (rice and bread, butter jam), and free water, coffee and tea all the time, it is definitely good value/price - and I'll stay here again when coming back to Dumaguete.
The roof top restaurant (the only place where wifi is working... when it works) is a very nice place to relax and meet other people.... except in the evening where it lacks light and it's very dark, and they put too loud music - add to this the noise of the street...
Location is ok, very close to the pier, and walking distance to town center.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street side are very noisy.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you very much for your response! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Harold's Mansion. We have had a lot of inquiries about our WiFi and we have upgraded our system, so hopefully there will be no more issues with that. :).

Thanks again for your stay with us and hope to see you again!

-Harold's Mansion

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

my 3rd times here!!! A very simple yet affordable and nice place to stay specially for backpackers like me!!! people are nice and food Price are fair enough and free breakfast and wifi :) thank you so much for your service and more power :)

Room Tip: dormitory which is nice by these you can meet and make a new friends :)
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you so much for coming back and staying with us! It makes us happy that we are able to make our guests and friends comfortable. Come back again soon! :)

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

There are not many backpackers accomodation in Philippines and while traveling in Negrosa Oriental Harold's is definitely the place where to stay! And Dumaguete is a perfect base to explore the southern area in Negros.
Harold's is abt 10 mins by walk from both the pier and the city center and buses pass nearby; the female 8 bed dorm is spacious, neat and clean, with bathroom ensuite, fan and aircon; wifi available on the roof-top that is cozy and relaxing with 3 very comfortable sofas, pool table and a great view of the mountain and sunset!! On some evenings there's live music! Breakfast is included, it may be look simple (toast, butter, jam and filipino sticky rice and bread) but is satisfying and tasty like all the food served here!!! and free yoga in the morning!!! And you can meet other fellow travellers!!! Staff are very friendly and helpful, and you can count on Harold, the owner, for any information or advice, he is really a good natured, welcoming, smart guy! If you want to take your open water diving licence the price are good and you should consider to attend the course there.
I strongly recommend this place if you visit Dumagueteand surrounding, Harold's is definitely the place where to stay!!! And very good value for the money too!!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you so much for your positive words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your with us! Hope to see you again!! Good luck to you and your future travels :).

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Harold's Mansion is for backpackers. The rooms are dirty, there are bugs in them (ants and roaches) and the rooms are totally insecure. But, if you need a cheap decent place, Harold's might do the trick! The rooftop is a fantastic place to meet other people. There is a pool table up there and lots of little nooks and crannies to relax. I actually met quite a few people here and was pleasantly surprised.

I was satisfied with the service. They get a lot of people coming through here (a lot of backpackers) and so it must be hard to keep a smile on all the time, but everyone was very helpful and I felt quite welcomed. Thanks to Harold's staff.

Harold's books tours, which is awesome. I did their Apo Island snorkeling/diving tour and it was fantastic. The hotel is in a decent location, you can walk around Dumaguete easily from here--no problems.

Bathroom is terrible, breakfast is very basic and always seems like they are going to run out of food. Would only stay here again if I was traveling on a shoestring budget (as I was this time).

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Thank you so much for review! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and Harold's Mansion is a great spot to meet new friends and find people to explore the city together. I would also like to thank you for your comments about our rooms, we are working to improve our hostel and appreciate what you had to say.

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Philippines and hope you come back again!

Thanks!
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Best place to stay in Dumaguete! The Rooftop is amazing to interact with other individual travellers. The Dorms are nice....nothing special tho. The free filipino breakfast is amazing. Just about enough to get your day started. Coffee machine didn't work during my stay. The Restaurant had a big selection of asian food as well as western food. The staff was very friendly and Harold was the best anyways.
If you're not a party person you shouldn't stay in the dorm;)
Overall positive experience.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2014

Greetings! Thank you for choosing Harold's Mansion for your accommodations! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and experience at our hostel. Hope you visit us again soon!

Thanks!
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Address: 205 Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #15 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Dumaguete City
Price Range: £11 - £14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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