Looking for a place to rest after a long and arduous walk in the heat of Manila? Red Carabao is your place. Manila's newest hostel is located in a quiet, clean, safe & peaceful neighborhood outside the Main Gate of the historic Chinese Cemetery in Santa Cruz district of Manila, just north of Malate. Away from the red light district, but within easy & close reach of everything Manila has to offer, it's right next to an LRT station- your cheap, fast, green, and convenient way to reach essentially all of Metro Manila. Google our online blog and please read our Hostel Conditions!!
Red Carabao is an alternative, self-service hostel ideal for those who want to experience Manila beyond the "sensuous" entertainment in the Malate/Ermite red light districts. Best of all, we're the only hostel in Metro Manila within a 1-minute tricycle ride to an LRT station, which gives you access to everything in Manila and beyond. In addition to squeaky-clean bathrooms, fresh linens, free internet, a modern kitchen, personally tailored tour information, and eco standards, Red Carabao is above all, every guests' home away from home. If your goal isn't to explore sketchy bars and you're staying in Manila for more than 1 night, we're you're honest-to-goodness choice. Our rates, the kitchen, and the LRT will save you time, money, and even your Manila trip altogether.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Book exchange
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tours/Travel Desk
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Find the Red Carabao at 2819 Felix Huertas Street, Santa Cruz, Outside the Chinese Cemetery South Gate, Manila
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Fare starts at PHP250 from any one of the four Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals. Special, yellow Airport Taxis and white Coupon Taxis charge 75% over ordinary white metered taxis, which can be found by climbing up to the departure wing of any terminal or anywhere outside the airport
�Drive north on Roxas Boulevard (along Manila Bay)
�Right on Padre Burgos (towards City Hall on right)
�Cross Quezon Bridge down Quezon Ave (Quiapo Church on left)
�Right on Laong-Laan (after Dapitan intersection)
�Left on Dimasalang (Through Dangwa flower market, then over a bridge)
�Left on Blumentritt (Past the Chinese Hospital on right)
�Right on Aurora Boulevard stop light (corner Security Bank)
�Right on Felix Huertas Street (Fashionista Salon on right)
[In the Tagalog language: Galing NAIA, dumaan po kayo sa Roxas Blvd patungong Simbahan ng Quiapo. Diretso ng Quezon Blvd, kanan ng Laon-Laan bago kumaliwa ng Dimasalang. Pagdating sa Cementerio del Norte, kaliwa sa Blumentritt tapos kanan ng Aurora Blvd. Kumanan sa ika-apat na kanto sa may Fashionista Salon.]
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Approach airport staff about hourly bus shuttles (20 PHP, 20mins, daytime) to the EDSA LRT Station. At the intersection of Taft and EDSA, hop on the light rail towards Monumento-Roosevelt and alight at Abad Santos Station (15 PHP, 25mins, daily 5.30am-10pm). Below the station, tricycle drivers will know exactly where to take you for 20 pesos. Rest easy, everything will be fine if you follow these straight-forward directions and welcome the adventure ahead.
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As a traveler unfamiliar with the City of Manila, you must insist on the directions emailed to you. When asked where you are staying, say that you are being hosted by a friend. This can effectively deter absurd meter fees and long, circuitous drives.
The Red Carabao is located in a real residential area that's convenient to reach by metro and way safer than red light districts targeted by tourist crimes. Around here, expect to be greeted by everyone with nothing but waves and smiles. Taxis are abundant around the clock, and can easily take you to bus terminals for Clark Airport, Banaue, and all other destinations up north. While Metro Manila lacks a city center, Old Downtown districts are just a few stations from the hostel.