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The Circle Hostel, La Union

Urbiztondo Road, San Juan, Luzon Philippines
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#2 of 21 Specialty lodging in San Juan
The Circle Hostel is a chain of budget friendly eco-hostels in the Philippines. We want to be a sanctuary for the artsy and the adventurous where people can express themselves freely among each other and on our walls. Because at the Circle Hostel, there are no strangers. Our bunk-houses are all fan-cooled and in dormitory style. You can opt between an all-female dorm or the co-ed one. Or go for an ergonomic hammock with a built-in mosquito netting. Our bathrooms have hot/cold showers and out toilets have bidets. Not too shabby for a hostel! ;) Breakfast is a simple meal of fresh bread, spreads and bananas.
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PepeLab wrote a review Aug 2018
Manila, Philippines122 contributions57 helpful votes
The best thing about The Circle Hostel is its affordable price. Good for backpackers, but not for oldies who cannot endure climbing up stairs and double- or triple-deck bunkbeds. No wifi, though understable, because part of the advocacy of the place is meeting new friends and engaging in worthy conversations in the common area. Downside: You have to cross the highway to get to the beach. And the street gets really muddy during the rainy season.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Response from Kage G, Social Media at The Circle Hostel, La Union
Responded 2 Sep 2018
Thanks for your review. To clarify though, we do actually have WiFi available for all guests. But we do encourage people to get off their phones and enjoy the moment and live in the now.
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CMV0909 wrote a review Jun 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates56 contributions41 helpful votes
I can’t believe how many friends I made when my best friend and I stayed here. This is an amazing place if you are a spontaneous back packer who wish to meet people and make friends! It is uncomfortable to sleep but we didn’t actually wanted to sleep anyways because we were having so much fun! Warning: Not for those who want comfortable beddings and facilities!
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Date of stay: September 2017
Response from Kage G, Social Media at The Circle Hostel, La Union
Responded 18 Jul 2018
Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the hostel.
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Carla_Michaela wrote a review May 2018
Manila, Philippines1 contribution
My friends and I were generally okay with the place. What we loved most was the openness of the other guests at the hostel and interaction with people outside our circle. Timely, there was even a free Fire show! :) What we were disappointed in most were the rooms and your lack of policy for PWD discounts for reservations. The mosquito nets did nothing to protect my friends and myself from getting insect bites in the middle of the night even after applying insect repellant. The mosquito nets already have large holes which did nothing to protect us. Some of my friends preferred to sleep in the common area because it was cooler and they did not experience any insect bites there. The electric fans do not reach or are to weak to reach certain bunk beds. If the bed is far from the
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Date of stay: May 2018
Response from Kage G, Social Media Team at The Circle Hostel, La Union
Responded 31 May 2018
Hi Carla, Thanks for your feedback, esp regarding your concern over the PWD discount. We have cascaded all of this to the Head Office. - The Social Media Team
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Anne wrote a review May 2018
Quezon City, Philippines11 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a great time at the hostel. It's my first time to experience staying in one. I went with friends and it was a perfect place for chilling. Made some new friends too. I like how the newly made bathroom was made from eco-bricks. Toilets are brand new with bidet and there is always tissue. Common room is the best place to chill as there are a lot of fans and no walls. It's a lot cooler compared to staying in the bunks where the electric fan doesnt hit. Great place to meet new people and hang with friends. Note that some bunks are TRIPLE deckers. Be wise to choose the lowest bunk as the electric fan only reaches some of the bunks. The 3rd bunk is hard to climb, if you've had too much to drink, but it has the best access to electric fan as it's closer to the ceiling. It's
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Date of stay: May 2018
Response from Kage G, Social Media Team at The Circle Hostel, La Union
Responded 28 May 2018
Thanks for your feedback!
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tanjaaaltio wrote a review Feb 2018
Canggu, Indonesia12 contributions
This hostel made me feel like having a home away from home. I ended up staying almost 2 weeks instead of planned couple of days, because of the good vibes and cosy atmosphere. At Circle you always find friends to surf, chill or go party with! Special thanks to the hostel manager Marc, who made sure that everyone had a good time and was always ready to help with any questions I had. One of the highlights of my stay was Marc’s cookings, for sure the best dinner in town for a very fair price ^.^ I really fell in love with this place and will visit the other Circle hostels in Zambales and Baler for sure! Highly recommend Circle for anyone to stay in La union (travelling solo or not), it’s a good place to start your holiday and get to know what’s going on in the town :-)
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Date of stay: February 2018
Response from Kage G, Social Media Manager at The Circle Hostel, La Union
Responded 23 Feb 2018
Thanks for joining the Circle! We had a great time having you with us.
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US$10 - US$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesLuzonIlocos RegionLa Union ProvinceSan Juan
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