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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's definetly the unique place I did not like in the phillipines. The owner was very agressive and insulting gay people. Moreover, they charge differently deppending for the same person. So if they see you as a whealty person they might charge you 700 pesos instead of 600 for a double room.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

JJ's Backpackers has a great location on the beach, good dorm rooms, awesome communal area, and some pretty decent food too. In many respects they have a perfect set up. It was really disappointing therefore to witness the seemingly warm and welcoming staff suddenly turn and be aggressive towards guests. After having spoken to a few locals, it appears they...

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Thank Elliot M
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place by accident but was glad I did as it was perfect. The dorms were sold out but I got a tent right on the beach and felt it was better than a dorm even in the pouring rain. The breakfast and shakes we're awesome and everyone that works there is even better. Also has a great...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a couple of friends and we were put into a dorm. At first we thought it was awesome! It's right on the beach and is in a great location, the dorms are comfortable and the showers, albeit cold, weren't bad! However, the service was terrible. The receptionist was on his phone the whole time and hardly...

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Thank Kyra M
South Lake Tahoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here. We had a private room with shared bath. It looks like they are building more places that look out on the water and those will be really cool. You can eat and drink right out on the beach. Food is pretty good too.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Love being on the beach. The staff care for everything, always cleaning up and making sure the guests are happy. Book library, motorbike rental, clean facilities. A hang out place to meet other travellers, everything I look for in a budget hostel!

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Thank Leah A
Nantes, France
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We have been there for dinner after reading recommendations about the burgers. We were quite pleased by the food. The burgers are big and tasty, with a home made kind of pita bread. We tried the chicken mango burger which was quite a good surprise, quite fresh with the manguo and very tasty thanks to herbs (Mediterranean herbs i think)....

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Thank Damien M
Singapore
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good location, right in front of the beach, overlooking the sunset, but the units are getting quite rundown. Built-in kitchen feels old and quite dirty feel. Small resort with only 2 cottages (1 aircon, 1 fan)

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This place is just awesome. The owner and the whole rest of the stuff if just so nice and helpful. Two days we stayed in a twin room and the last in a tent on a beach - both were just fine. Brewed coffee and breakfast i tried were very good and the dinner food looked really tasty too -...

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Thank Adrianna M
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Before going to this place, I have read the reviews and I have some hesitations... the thing is I never wanted to stay in this place because of the negative reviews it was my last choice, however, since all my other options are fully booked... i got no choice, I gave myself 1 night to try this place...... Well, I...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
JJS Backpackers Village caters budget travelers. We offer bunk beds in dorm room, double rooms, and tents right on the beach. A very laid back place to relax and meet different travelers around the world. Every afternoon you will be spoilt to sit on the beach and watch amazing sunset and have a drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about JJ's Backpackers Village

Address: Solangon | San Juan, Solangon, San Juan, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Siquijor Island
Price Range: €7 - €14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Rooms closest to the beach are best”
 of 5 bubbles captain_tahoe_steve, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Take the single beds in the dorm. It's quite hot in the bunk bed area. Bring off lotion!”
 of 5 bubbles 495triciat, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dorm type (mixed) Php350/night”
 of 5 bubbles Janfred_18, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The dorms and double rooms are both pretty nice. Make sure if you ask for anything extra to negotiate the price beforehand.”
 of 5 bubbles footstepf, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“MOVE TO CASA MIRANDA--- im a backpacker they dont have right to treat customer like this, casa miranda is the friendliest place to be, money friendly and if u are budget wise traveler”
 of 5 bubbles SayuriClaire, 23 May 2015 | Read review
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