Mayon Backpackers Hostel

Mayon Backpackers Hostel

# 040 Brgy 11, Maoyod Subdivision Diego Silang St. Old Albay, Legazpi City, Legazpi, Luzon 4500 Philippines
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#1 of 7 hostels in Legazpi
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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We are Legazpi City's first and only backpackers hostel! A small, family-run hostel, Mayon Backpackers is centrally located- a short walk to the city center, minutes from the airport and bus terminal, and within striking distance of all the major tourist attractions in the area. Stay with us and let the adventure begin!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Room types
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family

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# 040 Brgy 11, Maoyod Subdivision Diego Silang St. Old Albay, Legazpi City, Legazpi, Luzon 4500 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 58 out of 100
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xeno l wrote a review Feb 2020
Metro Manila, Philippines
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked two family room and city tour with the hostel via Agoda & have multiple email confirmations.The point person didn’t handover the information,so it was a bit confusing upon arrival.
The tour was okay, a bit pricey though but since we have the van to ourselves and the driver was pretty nice it was acceptable. Php1400 (6pax) .
After the tour the tour, the front desk gave us the wrong room. When they found out, they try to put us in this mold smelling room. When I told them about it, they wanted to put air purifier in the room so it wouldn’t smell. Had to tell them dozens of time that it was acceptable before they changed us into a new room.
To be fair, the staffs were nice and polite, however, they weren’t properly trained. The information wasn’t handover... as a result, we had to go over the same conversation over and over. Personally, I wouldn’t go back to this place again. With this price you can probably stay in a much more comfortable and well trained hotel as a group.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Paul C wrote a review Oct 2012
Makati, Rizal, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are a group of 4 and we were on a budget trip for Bicol. As we approach Legaspi, I was already searching for budget accommodations in the city. I came across the Mayon Backpackers hostel which is apparently a new one. The place is kinda hard to find if you don't have that good sense of direction. You'll take around 4-5 street turns to reach the place from the main road. We didn't have a reservation that day and fortunately, the room we wanted was vacant. The living room and dining area is very spacious. They provide you a towel and a bath soap upon checkin. You can make your own coffee or tea. There's a PC if you want to get online, there's a guitar you can play and there are board games available. If you are not used to sleeping in a humid weather, just get the aircon room. Don't hesitate to approach the caretakers (i forgot the names) if you need anything.

We stayed for one night and its all worth it. Definitely, i'll consider coming back here for my next visit in Legaspi.
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from MayonBackpackers, Owner at Mayon Backpackers Hostel
Responded May 9, 2013
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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Paolomarlow wrote a review Aug 2015
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my girlfriend and our friends had a very pleasant stay in this hostel. The staffs are very accommodating especially Genius! Clean rooms, clean common areas and the location is nice since it is just minutes walk away from Legaspi main road but far from the noise of the city. They have free coffee, bread banana for breakfast but you can have it all day :) hehe. Free wifi, book sharing/exchange for bookworms. Guest can also cook their own food without an additional charge, a very useful amenity for travelers with minimal budget who doesnt want to spend on pricey restos around the city. They also have an open rooftop where you can chill at night after a tiring day of tours.
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Date of stay: August 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from MayonBackpackers, Owner at Mayon Backpackers Hostel
Responded Feb 16, 2016
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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Jonfar wrote a review Oct 2012
Manila, Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Mayon Backpackers Hostel in Legaspi City when I had a short vacation while I visited Our Lady of Penafrancia in Naga last September 2-4, 2012. It is the first hostel in Legaspi City. It's very central, close to the red light district, supermarkets, churches, souvenir shops and of course our very own perfect cone shape, Mayon Volcano. In the rooftop, there is a bar and videoke while your eyes captivating the majestic view of Mayon Volcano. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, well- kept. It feels me very safe, secure and at home. There's a fully equipped kitchen that you may use but clean –up your mess is required. The place has a fast free wifi connection which is good for me to update my mails and facebook. Mayon Backpackers hostel has a lot of rooms to offer from single to large occupancy. I had a fantastic experience here. I definitely recommend MAYON BACKPACKERS HOSTEL and stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from MayonBackpackers, Owner at Mayon Backpackers Hostel
Responded May 9, 2013
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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ruluna wrote a review Oct 2012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to Legazpi from Manila and just wanted to stay a night and continue our trip south. We liked the place so much and the area so we decided to stay 10 Days!
I mean you have a very quiet area where you can sleep with open windows and no noise disturbing you. The area itself seems very safe and clean (residential). All jeepnies are stopping along Rizal street which is less then a 5 minute walk from the hostel. You get a great roof top with a view of the Mayon. You have a very spacious living room / dining area with the following features: free wifi, free computer terminal, free kitchen usage, fridge, complimentary coffee and tea station as well as complimentary fruits, board games and books and many more amenities. (it is very convenient with the open kitchen since as a vegetarian it is not always easy to go out for dinner)
We used the MBH as our base camp for trips around the area, Lignon Hill, our evening walks on the Legazpi Boulevard and many more daily adventures. Coming back at the end of the day we were always warm welcomed and felt like this really is a home away from home.
Would we recommend this place to others? The biggest YES!!!!!! and definitely YES
This place is great for young couples as well as for Families and larger groups.
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Agoda room is the least expencive room
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Response from MayonBackpackers, Owner at Mayon Backpackers Hostel
Responded May 9, 2013
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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Nomadicexperiences wrote a review Aug 2015
Meycauyan
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If the view of the majestic Mayon volcano from the rooftop of this hostel is any indication - then I must say Mayon Backpackers Hostel comes highly recommended. Everything, from the nice and helpful staff to the clean dorm rooms (you can choose fan or a/c at a 100 peso difference) and the freedom to cook food and hang out with other travelers, all create a wonderful 'hostel' vibe. Plus the affordable rates makes it super traveler-friendly.

I definitely recommend this place to traveler friends passing by Legazpi city. It is a short walk to the highway where you can catch all rides going to the interesting places to see and eat.

The only con would be the swaying bunk beds, if the person above your bed moves a lot, the whole double bunk bed sways like crazy.
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Date of stay: June 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from MayonBackpackers, Owner at Mayon Backpackers Hostel
Responded Feb 16, 2016
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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Mitchell P wrote a review May 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a private air conditioned room for 1000 php per night. The room was spacious and clean and upstairs common facilities had an excellent view of mt mayon. A simple breakfast and all day free coffee were also provided. Staff were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from MayonBackpackers, Owner at Mayon Backpackers Hostel
Responded Aug 3, 2015
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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490philipph wrote a review May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are clean, beds are okay, bathrooms could be cleaner.
There is a kitchen you can use plus free coffee/water all day.
Staff is very friendly and informative.
Booking can be a bit of a hassle.
Remember it is in Albay and not Legazpi when getting off the bus!
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Date of stay: April 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from MayonBackpackers, Owner at Mayon Backpackers Hostel
Responded Aug 3, 2015
On behalf of Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for choosing Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a place for you to stay in during your visit here in Legazpi, Albay and for your positive comments during your stay. We also appreciate your sincerest remarks to where we could welcome more improvements to the hostel. Mayon Backpackers Hostel has always have a place for improvements so that we could be able to satisfy our beloved guests like you.
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Emma K wrote a review May 2015
County Armagh, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good private little location, fairly quiet hostel. Lovely views of Mount Mayon. The wifi is pretty good, there is kitchen in the communal area where you can cook and breakfast is provided everyday. There is free water, tea and coffee all day. The staff are really helpful and friendly, we organised an ATV trip up Mount Mayon with them and they got us a trike for the bus terminal. Only suggestion would be some comfy seating in the communal area, the chairs and bench can be a bit hard. A lot of locals seem to stay here so the mornings can be noisy as they have no concept of respecting that people are asleep at 5am!
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Date of stay: May 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Aug 3, 2015
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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adi1283724 wrote a review May 2015
Singapore, Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there two nights in two different rooms. The rooms are clean and nice and the beds are comfy. The hostel itself is really fun. Very relaxed, nice people, have a kitchen with bananas, bread, coffee and water. A walking distance from the city and the main road, where you can get jeepneys to everywhere.
On top of that, the staff is great. They are the nicest people I met and are very helpful. For my second night they were fully booked and they offered me to sleep in one of there beds for free (There was a big event in town, so all the other hostels where also full). In the end there was one bed empty so I took it. But they were really nice.
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Date of stay: April 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Aug 3, 2015
On behalf of the Mayon Backpackers Hostel Staff, We would like to thank you for your sincerest reviews towards the services we provided during your stay. Because of your positive comments and positive suggestions, we are delighted to make improvements necessary to enhance our services more and to be able to accommodate admirable customers like you to the fullest extent of our customer satisfaction. We wish to also extend our deepest gratitude in selecting Mayon Backpackers Hostel as a part of your wonderful travelling memories.
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Answer from Ruby A
Quezon City, Philippines27 contributions2 helpful votes
Just a tricycle ride. Around Php50-60 (special trip)
Answer from mayonbackpackers
Legazpi, Philippines
Hi Earon, rate per night for 2 pax (private room) is 1,200php per night. For more info. regarding our room types and rates, please do visit our website. Thank you!
Roseterken asked a question Oct 2016
Makati city71 contributions22 helpful votes
Hi. Can you please describe shared bathroom? :)
Answer from chax10
Iligan, Philippines166 contributions63 helpful votes
it is located at the lobby (the shared bath) and at the pantry area where you can cook/dine
TwiggySunshineShiloh wrote a tip Sep 2019
8 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have you confirmation (with all in inclusions & payt terms) on hand specially if someone booked this hotel for you"
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adeca wrote a tip Dec 2017
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the air con!"
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syntax13 wrote a tip Oct 2017
Mandaluyong, Philippines80 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1. It is quieter in the old building as most hotel transactions are done in the new building."
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Line A wrote a tip Jul 2017
36 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose the room with bathroom inside"
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Ernie T wrote a tip May 2017
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check their main site because what is written there is exactly what they have to offer."
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LOCATION
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18
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Which popular attractions are close to Mayon Backpackers Hostel?
Nearby attractions include St Gregory the Great Cathedral (0.3 km), Albay Astrodome (0.5 km), and St. Agnes' Academy Historical Marker (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mayon Backpackers Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Mayon Backpackers Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mayon Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Small Talk Cafe, Chachi's Kitchen, and La Mia Tazza Coffee.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Agnes' Academy Historical Marker (0.4 km), Labanan Sa Legazpi Historical Marker (2.6 km), and Stilianopulos Building (2.7 km).
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