Red Picnic Hostel: Pioneering a Modern Take on Local Hospitality
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Red Picnic Hostel: Pioneering a Modern Take on Local Hospitality

Red Picnic Hostel: Pioneering a Modern Take on Local Hospitality

Business & Career | August 15, 2022
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Everything’s coming up roses for Gianne Karlo Deano as she shares how her hostel Red Picnic has become a go-to for many loyal guests.

Gianne Karlo Deano felt like there was a lack of quality hostels in Bohol. Ever the go-getter, she put it upon herself to set the standard. “There were few hostels that could live up to Bohol’s island vibe and natural beauty,” she explains.

This resulted in the conception of Red Picnic Hostel, which opened its doors last January 2022 in Panglao, Bohol.

Modern accommodations surrounded by lush greenery—truly an island paradise!
More than just a hostel, Red Picnic Hostel offers value for money with good quality accommodations.

Showcasing the Local Charms of Bohol

The resort’s tall white structures greet you like a breath of fresh air—just as Gianne intended. “We are certain that guests will feel that this is not your ordinary hostel,” she shares. “It’s very comparable to local small-scale resorts, but with hostel-type pricing and value for money.”

In addition to contributing to great stays on the island, the resort itself also lends a hand in boosting the local community. “We employ local talents and partner with locals to support their business as well.”

The hostel’s online footprint is also very active—both on Facebook and Instagram—resulting in an influx of young guests. “Hip and young people normally expect Red Picnic to be a common hostel, but once they stay, they quickly get its local charm. [This] is the reason they keep coming back,” she adds.

Neutral tones of whites and browns accentuate the surroundings of this hostel

Setting the Bar for Excellence

In the 6 months since its opening, Gianne keeps her original intent in mind. And that is “To continue to apply and set the bar for hostels on the island. We want to continuously provide the best Bohol experience for every type of traveler.”

As for her goal in five years? “More than anything, we want this business to be a success, so we’re keen on expanding our current grounds and possibly opening another branch,” she reveals.

Any trials and tribulations are always met with prayer, while anything that requires Gianne to pull strength and encouragement from comes from her life motto: “Love what you do and you will do good.” Meanwhile, when it comes to giving advice to young entrepreneurs, Gianne shares a similar quote that conjures up bravery in those who need it: “Take that leap. It’s scary but it’s worth it.”

Double-deck beds for affordable rates and big groups
Premium accommodations for the solo traveler

Photos from RED PICNIC HOSTEL

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Red Picnic Hostel is located at Lourdes-Libaong Brgy. road, Bayan ng Panglao, Lalawigan ng Bohol. For the latest news and updates, you may visit their social media accounts on Facebook or Instagram.

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