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Tutubi came home to his room at OCCC hostel with this sight of comfortable bed with satin-like bed sheets.
Located at the 4th floor of OCCCI building, the tallest structure currently in Ormoc, barely a year old, and offers a great view of the city outside.
Service was great with the amiable hostel keeper, nice, clean toilet and shower, a TV and personal refrigerator with mini-bar prices that won't prevent you from getting one from the stocks.
There are three suites at OCCCI Hostel for only PhP800.00 plus 4 dormitory type rooms for budget travelers and groups for PhP250.00/person a night.
Tipping is not allowed; Tutubi tried it but the courteous staff declined.
No meals available but the staff can order one for you from restaurants nearby.
Elevator service is available during office hours only though so you have to walk up the stairs if you return late at night.
OCCCI is an Ormoc-based Cooperative with numerous branches in Leyte and neighboring provinces. Telephone Number: +63.53.561.1235 (request to be connected to the hostel) There are other hotels, and pension houses in Ormoc including beach resorts (e.g. Sabin Beach Resort but quite far from the city center)
How to get there:
From Duptours terminal, Ormoc pier or bus terminal, just ride a tricycle and tell the driver OCCCI (pronounced "oxy"). Tricycle fare is minimum PhP6.00 only. You can also walk if you feel like it since Ormoc is a walkable city.