We came here to rest after hiking madjaas-nangtud we reuqested for the biggest familyroom and they happily gave it to us. We also asked for an additional fan. They gave it to us also. Location is great a little way off the main road (2streets in), which ia good for those noisy mufflers. Water was a bit of a problem. We got the room on the 2nd floor, and water was all dependent on their water pump/which they turn off occasionally. That being said. The amount of water being supplied upstairs is lacking for the water heater/shower to work.
Staff were very helpful and informative about tourist spots (within and beyond Culasi). They helped us book a hot kawa bath in Tibiao and gave us directions and tips. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, but they could be cheaper for the quality. But being the only place we saw in town, I guess they can charge what they do.
The owner and the staff were very kind. We had a particular reason to be in Culasi other than just vacationing and sight seeing and the owner of Anna Sophie was very helpful in helping us navigate our way around Culasi. The place is clean, they offer laundry services and they have breakfast included as part of one of their packages. They also have free wifi that is slow at times but doable. They have a nice patio area that you can hang out at if you are working the morning before you head off on your island adventures in Mararison island. The hostel can also arrange for your trip to the island from the hostel.
We went there as a group and although we arrived late, the staff who greeted us is very accommodating and friendly. The room rates are affordable and the place is clean and well-maintained - a good place to rest after a long journey. What caught my attention the most is the stunning jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) in the garden. Overall, the place goes far beyond my expectation of a hostel. I would certainly recommend this place to my other friends.
No water during the day Limited water everyday LOTS of flies! Even inside the room! Faulty flush of the toilet! Ordinary toilet using a pale full of water would have been better. Looks good aesthetically, thats all