2016 and 2017 are not fun years. In fact, we saw a continued decline of number of guests when we thought 2015 was the start of our stellar year since we opened in 2012 (officially on paper, 2014). Our previous data in 2013, 2014, and 2015 showed a continued rise in the number of guests checking in. The number of foreign guests as opposed to local guests number is 33% to 66% respectively and 2016 saw the start of the decline that continued on this year.
Despite challenges, 2017 will be the first time we will say thank you publicly and we hope this will also give you a perspective of why people use our place to travel when their destination is Ortigas CBD and nearby institutions.
In no particular order, thank you Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Phils.) and Department of Trade and Industry for spreading the word and continuing to choose our place whenever possible in sending your staff and exhibitors that participate in the training and trade shows. The shows may not be as much in number as we want them to be but your loyalty is prized so salamat po!
We noticed a continued rise in the number of students in the discipline of Psychology and Occupational Therapy using our space as their preferred place of residence during their On-the-Job-Training (OJT) here in the nearby National Center for Mental Health. We noticed that students from De La Salle University — Dasmariñas are more and more discovering more reasons why they feel our place is perfect for their continued practice in their desired field of study. We thank their parents for entrusting us their wards and we’re equally thankful that we have become part of their careers as they continue to achieve their dreams and goals.
We’ve seen a steady growth of professionals choosing our place in order to complete documentation of their plan to go abroad and be part of the work force that continues to help our economy. The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency is one of those important places that we observed more and more employee-candidates are going to and they continue to feel that Crossroads Hostel Manila is the place to go when it comes to proximity and accessibility is concerned in attending their needs from that government agency.
Despite the economic hardships our hostel is facing for two years now, these are just some of the reasons why travelers choose this property for their needs. We’re not the usual hostel where backpackers may go to and for a lot of reasons we choose to be a business hostel rather than a youth hostel because of our location.
The next time you plan to do your appointments whether it is to attend a workshop-seminar in the nearby PICPA or the Development Academy of the Philippines, completing your English proficiency with the help of IELTS that the The British Council hosts, or upgrading your resumé with a seminar on Construction Safety and Hazards with Tatweer and Richville Hotel — then we are your hostel because we offer safe, secure, clean, and quiet space where you can relax and be part of a community that works hard for the future of their choosing.