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JLC Hostel Puerto Princesa City

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Hostelz.com's Review
JLC Hostel Puerto Princesa City is a nice, small, and relaxed hostel just fifteen to twenty minutes walking from the center of Puerto Princesa. There are few communal areas, all of them in the exterior of the hostel. The rooms are big and clean with en suite bathrooms. There is also free Wi-Fi in the hostel -- but keep in mind that in Palawan there are problems with electricity and network that can impact this.

The Location

The hostel is located in a calm area just outside the city of Puerto Princesa. At night is probably better to get a taxi or a tuk tuk to get home, as the area isn't very illuminated. It takes about twenty minutes to get to the city center. Near by you can find some really small and traditional shops with the essentials for hygiene and some snacks. Street sellers with fruit will be just five minutes away. If you arrive in the airport, it's better for you to have the address or the telephone number of the hostel as many tuk tuk drivers don't know the hostel.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are big enough for the number of beds, which are comfortable. The bathrooms are inside the rooms and are enough for the number of people. There is enough space and hooks to hang your clothes in the shower. Both are very clean and well kept. There are no safes to lock your valuables, but the hostel is very safe.

Common Spaces

There aren't many common spaces in this hostel. In the entrance you'll find the reception, where you have a sofa and a small TV. Outside in the small garden two tables where people come together at night. Both places are good for relaxing and having a talk with the few travelers that stay here. All these common areas have access to Wi-Fi.

Summary

This is a nice hostel, although location isn't great. The owners are always around and are very sympathetic, and you can ask a few questions about the best way to explore the area and tours available. There is a fair relation between price and quality in this hostel.

by CoffeeMarks
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
October 2012

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JLC Hostel Puerto Princesa City Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
4   Really good place, but outside the city center This hostel is really good looking, with very clean and nice rooms and bathrooms. There aren't many communal areas besides the entrance garden. The only real problem is the distance to the city center ... It is a walking distance, but at night you shouldn't make it.  , Portugal ()

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