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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostel 1632 Manila
hot water in certain times only.
wifi didn't work at all
staff was incredibly unhelpful
room was fairly small
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... a population of 20,000. It is lovely and is known as the birthplace of Japanese ceramics but unfortunately it is raining and also sunday. Most of the shops are closed.
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