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'Tis the season for planning.

‘Tis the season for planning.


Christmas and New Year’s days are a special time for Crossroads Hostel Manila. We will use this time, not only celebrating it with our hardworking staff and family but to also perform general cleaning and do some up-keeping so we’ll be able to welcome more guests and people in the coming New Year.
Guests who have checked in and decided to continue staying with us can do so without further hassles. Those who will decide to come in and stay during these days are asked to do their part to keep the hostel clean from their dormitories to the kitchen.
Thank you for reading and we look forward to a better and wonderful times ahead.
Mabuhay!

Our hardworking government workers deserve all the help they need.

Our hardworking government workers deserve all the help they need. (image: investphilippines.gov.ph)


Effective immediately, we’re giving 10% privilege to active government personnel who will be staying with us from this day on.
This is no stunt. We have nothing to gain from this. It is just right to give public servants this privilege as they work hard to meet their monthly budget as they travel to Metro Manila to fulfill their obligations in light of their work in service.
We were moved to do this as frequent travelers from the Department of Trade and Industry Baguio and other provinces come to this part of the region to expose a ton of indigenous products that will surely make any Filipino proud. These workers, with their meager budget and per diem, spend an average of three nights in our hostel and they do a lot of good to our creative and hardworking entrepreneurs and workers in the provinces to offer their products to adventurous kababayans and/or foreigners coming to expos in the nearby SM Megamall.
This initiative will surely help them meet their budget and provide them with more power to their purse and enjoy the work they do while they’re here in this part of Metro Manila.
To you who are working for our government, just show your Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) card, Civil Service Commission card, or your active and valid government-issued ID and we’ll extend you the markdown rate immediately. The discount is applied to both regular or promo rate to give you more mileage to your stay with us.  This can also be in conjunction with existing discounts we provide to give you more advantage.
More power to you an see you soon in our hostel.
 
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It's time to give them something in return

It’s time to give them something in return (image: michaeldsellers.com)


Military Veterans and Senior Citizens (Lolo and Lola), though count only as a very minor part of our growing number of guests, are a great source of our country’s pride and treasure. They’ve served our country and most especially our family well and that’s why it would be very fitting to honor them with this incentive, which is nothing new in our government system but appropriately well for a business like mine.
According to Section 4, articles a1 and 7 of Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act, a 20% discount is given to any senior citizen who is defined to be above 60 years of age utilizing the services of hotels and/or any other similar establishments. That being so, Crossroads Hostel Manila is declaring the same honor and virtue to any lolo and lola of our country without distinction of nationality, creed, belief, and status.
As for military veterans as defined by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO), Crossroads Hostel Manila is extending a 20% discount privilege and benefits to all and every honorably discharged members of our military service.
The best thing about applying this discount to our dear veterans and seniors is that you can put one discount on top of the other, hereby, providing a senior who is also a military veteran a 40% discount on our published and discounted rate.
This is our property’s way of saying, Thank you and thank you for all the sacrifices and hard work you’ve extended our families, our nation.

Getting rain-stuck should never be part of your travel plans

Getting rain-stuck should never be part of your travel plans


Crossroads Hostel Manila is situated on top of a hill. This makes the hostel safer and in a better position because it’s practically flood-free. Times are very unpredictable in Metro Manila where streets in low-lying areas can get flooded when rain-heavy clouds pass through even if there aren’t any typhoons in the area. What makes this hostel strategic is that it’s just a block a way from the main thoroughfare where visitors can easily trek over and ride the metro rail transit train (MRT) or the bus or even catch a taxi. In fact, just walk further down the intersection where EDSA and Shaw intersects you can get more cozy and fulfilled after enjoying a hot cup of coffee in any of the shopping malls nearby: Shangri-La Plaza, StarMall, and SM Megamall.
And in case you get stranded because of untimely weather disturbance, all you need to do is to get to us and we’ll practically crash the rate at PhP250/night. Now that’s something useful for a lot of local travelers!
This and so much more are reasons why Crossroads Hostel Manila is a practical destination for budget travelers heading off to Metro Manila. Book today and get the traveler’s advantage that more and more business and leisure visitors are soon discovering here at Crossroads Hostel Manila.

Kristoffer Atienza signs contract with Globe represented by SDI that facilitates Globe Charge

Kristoffer Atienza signs contract with Globe represented by SDI that facilitates Globe Charge

We’re glad to announce that we’re joining the ranks of properties that will now accept credit cards as Crossroads Hostel Manila will soon employ the power of Globe Charge payment system. We’re so happy to be fulfilling our goals to make it easier for travelers to avail our services, one that will bring them more convenience. Travelers who don’t have cash with them but carry VISA and MasterCard can check in to the hostel with ease. The Globe Charge device is easily attached to any smartphone that turns it into a payment gateway for VISA and MasterCard credit cards.

Before, customers transact through our Paypal system  (although you can elect to do this also) but not they can pay directly when they Check In. Only bank-issued credit cards will be allowed and Debit Cards will follow suit as soon as Globe updates its system.

We can’t wait for the activation of our account and our system so we can extend more help to more guests from all over the country and all over the world. Globe Charge is facilitated by Sandoval Distributors, Incorporated (SDI). The agreement was signed today with operations administrator, Anna Giselle San Pedro of SDI and hostel owner, Kristoffer C. Atienza.

We're ready and so is our staff to welcome more customers to our hostel

We’re ready and so is our staff to welcome more customers to our hostel

We’re ready to announce soon the first day when we can accept payments from banks that offer these plastic cards so watch out for the news — very soon!

This is what you get for loving The Philippines and starting your adventure with us!

PWD

It’s just right to help PWDs. (image from diaryongtagalog.net)


Crossroads Hostel Manila will extend further discounts to Persons with Different Abilities (we prefer to call them that instead of ‘People with Disabilities’ or PWDs) or people with physical handicaps. They are as productive and as privileged as any citizen in this country, we believe.
The hostel will give them instant PhP25.00 discount per person, per night as its way to support their daily budgetary needs.
We’re not proud that we’re not 100% PDA-friendly, meaning, CHM is not equipped to have guides, ramps for wheel chairs, brail signs for the blind, and other tools and means to make their stay more enjoyable, but just the same this effort is a start and a recognition of providing them deals that will help them in their budget, at least.
If you have questions regarding this or any of our promotions, our property please do not hesitate to contact us today. Call +63 (920) 959 5747, (02) 984 9844 or (02) 514 0660 for more details.
Normal Restrictions

  1. Can only be availed through direct booking
  2. Cannot be availed using agoda.com, booking.com, or any other affiliated vendors
  3. Cannot be applied to their companion
  4. Cannot be substituted in behalf of the beneficiary

If you’re planning to visit The Philippines or Metro Manila (if you’re from this country) soon but do not know where to start, then this is your best day! Crossroads Hostel Manila is the newest hostel in Mandaluyong City and is perfectly situated in the middle of metropolitan Manila. We’re a walking distance to all entertainment shops and centers in the Central Business District (CBD) of Ortigas Area. The transportation hub is a micro-distance away from our location where the train (MRT), the bus, the taxis converge and passes through and we have the best rates to show. What’s more, we provide the following features and amenities to you:
1. Regular Morning Room-keeping
2. Very Clean Bathrooms (Detached from Rooms)
3. Large Living Rooms Space and Dining Area
4. Access to full use of Kitchen to cook your food
5. Access to Clothes Washer and Dryer
6. 1-Minute walk to MRT/EDSA/Shaw Station
7. Minutes from Malls: Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, Greenfield District, and Starmall
8. 24/7 Wifi Access (PhP999 Value!)
9. Less than 2 minute walk to Palengke (Wet Market)
10. Minutes away from Hospital (VPotenciano Hospital)
11. Hot Showers and locker storage, free of charge
12. Near transportation hub for Tagaytay-bound taxis
So whether you have plans or no plans at all, the adventure starts with us and we do our best to provide you information and assistance wherever you want to go. Book today and take advantage of our promotional rates so click this link now: http://bit.ly/manilahostel.
See you soon!

CHM Cloud of Comfort 250 promoCrossroads Hostel Manila will automatically slash the price to stranded commuters and travelers during heavy rainy days. Rates will automatically be reduced to PhP250** for the night (58% drop from our regular rates) + security/incidental deposit of PhP1,000. The deposit will be returned the following morning at Check Out. You must have a valid gov’t-issued ID for security purposes to Check In and available cash. This is on a first come, first served basis and will stay in effect for the rest of 2014.

This is our way of helping our neighbors in Metro Manila get dried up, warmed up in the shower, and ready to sleep soundly and securely in our air-conditioned hostel beds.

Additionally, if you have wet Clothes? No worries. We have drying machine facilities so we can get your clothes warm again for the following day use but you can also avail our PhP25/kilo (+PhP10/kilo rush jobs, while it lasts) to wash your clothes dry and clean.

Find us on Google Maps and rush in whenever it happens!

*LAST CHECK IN, 9 PM.
**Per Person/Guest

We're your place to stay if you will take your OJT within EDSA-Shaw area, Mandaluyong

We’re your place to stay if you will take your OJT within EDSA-Shaw area, Mandaluyong


We finally gave two medical departments of a nearby hospital our proposal yesterday. Our plan is to help students from all over the Philippines find a safe and decent place to stay in Mandaluyong while going through basic “On the Job” training programs in that hospital.
It’s no joke to travel hundreds of kilometers to a place where you do not know any one, let alone your first time to be by yourself nor even know a place where you can sleep in comfort and in peace.
In that proposal we offered students PhP200/night instead of the PhP600/night walk in rate we offer, which is almost 70% discount. It is also the lowest compared to our lowest rate we offered in agoda.com, which is PhP330 or almost 40% lower than that already-discounted rate on their website.
To avail this rate, students just need to show the following:

  1. Original authorization letter from their school signed by their Dean
  2. Parents’ letter of authorization with their phone numbers
  3. Parents’ copies of IDs
  4. Students copies of IDs
  5. Payment + Deposit

The deposit is non-refundable and is not part of the payment. For the duration of their stay, students need to make a non-refundable fee equivalent to 25% of the total fee they’re paying. Example is if the student will stay in the hostel for 7 nights, charged with PhP200/night, the student will pay 25% of this rate, which will only be PhP350.00. The said deposit will be used as a maintenance fee to support our operations and maintenance. There is no group rate, regular hostel rules will be followed, and payments can be made via our BDO account.
The head nurses, in charge of student affairs, who accepted my proposals were delighted to know that there’s a place that is walking distance or one ride away from their health center, however, we were late in submitting the proposal because this OJT season is about to start.
It is important to know too that this offer is not exclusive to medical students. It is offered to all students doing OJT in Metro Manila. If you are a student or a parent looking for a place to stay in Metro Manila and will be doing an OJT nearby Shaw-EDSA area then we’re your best location.
We are Crossroads Hostel Manila and we’re a non-smoking, family-oriented hostel property located in the heart of this metropolis. For more information visit http://bit.ly/manilahostel to see more pictures and reviews of our past clients.