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STARTING TODAY, there will be a 10% transaction fee for credit card users who will pay their stay at the hostel. We are forced to pass the charge in light of the increased Paypal fees being imposed by the said company among other factors.
There are two types of fees that Paypal is imposing in the Philippines: (a) FIXED FEE for every transactions, PhP15 and (b) OTHER FEES which may mean CROSS BORDER TRANSACTION FEES and COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION FEES.
These fees put together can be a strain to modest operations of hostels like this in our country especially in the capital of Metro Manila compared to other developing countries in Asia.
The other one are the rising cost of operations from the recently passed taxes that gave way to rising cost of fuel, water, taxes, and even cost of labor. We’re still trying to keep the pricing at more affordable levels and paying your stay with us using Online Travel Agencies like expedia.com, traveloka.com, and hostelworld.com can give you advantages when it comes to applying the discounts they offer.
Thank you for your continued patronage and may affordable places like this thrive even further in the face of rising cost of every thing in our world today.

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!