Cheap Yet Cozy Accommodations in Palawan for Group Travelers - Updated 2024

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Don’t let that dream trip to Palawan remain only a dream because you and your friends think it’s only for the rich and famous. Traveling can be cheap, too, and it starts with accommodation perfect for the group’s budget.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 04, 2024.

1. Amazing villa with a private beach (from USD 258)

Take your family and friends on a one-of-a-kind weekend getaway and book a stay in this amazing villa. Featuring a gorgeous private beach, the property allows you to enjoy swimming and lounging while on vacation. Plus, it comes with a private chef, so you won’t have to worry about your meals if you are too tired to cook.

Other facilities available on-site are a gym, bar, yoga platform, and outdoor kitchen. Traveling with pets? You will be glad to know that the property welcomes pets for free.

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Puerto Princesa, MIMAROPA, Philippines
36.48 km (22.7 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
villa 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are very comfortable and mosquito nets are provided upon request
the property grounds gardens rooms and beach are very well maintained and clean
the long sandy private beach is beautiful and is all yours to enjoy
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2. Beautiful villa with a private infinity pool (from USD 295)

This beautiful villa is located ideally close to the famous underground river, providing easy access to outdoor activities such as trekking, ziplining, caving, and fishing. Apart from its great location, the property also boasts a private outdoor pool that allows you to swim while admiring views of the bay.

Plus, there is a sun deck where you can get a tan or simply sit and relax. In addition, this cozy vacation home is equipped with air-conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen is available at your disposal.

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Puerto Princesa, A, Philippines
53.28 km (33.2 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
villa 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
our hosts adjusted the cost accordingly so we were satisfied with the outcome
we had a very good experience with turtle bay villa and hosts
the location of this property is absolutely amazing
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3. Native residential home with views of Puerto Bay

Looking for an affordable yet relaxing place to stay in Palawan? This native residential home offers accommodation for travelers in big parties of 13. It boasts a large veranda with majestic views of Puerto Bay and the surrounding mountains. There is also outdoor furniture on the veranda for you to hang out and dine al fresco.

Additionally, the property is complete with air-conditioning and access to the internet. There is also a fully equipped kitchen on the premises, allowing you to prepare delicious meals even while on vacation.

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Puerto Princesa, MIMAROPA, Philippines
6.29 km (4.0 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 13 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the house was very clean and the staff was awesome and helped us day or night
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4. Waterfront vacation home with free airport pick up (from USD 728)

Get that beach getaway when you book a stay in this waterfront vacation home. The accommodation includes pick up and drop off at EL Nido airport, a private boat with crew, and indoor and outdoor activities. During your stay, you can take advantage of water sports gear, kayaks, and canoes.

Pets are also welcome on the property for a fee of 1 USD, so your furry pals are welcome to join the fun. Furthermore, you can choose to cook your own meals on-site or have your food prepared by the chef.

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Liminangcong, Mimaropa, Philippines
152.02 km (94.5 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
villa 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
they made/provided lunch on the boat everyday we were out and the crew was so accommodating and kind
we really felt safe in the places we were going
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5. Spacious house with a balcony (from USD 56)

Need a place to stay for your summer getaway? Check out this spacious house in a gated community found in the heart of Puerto Princesa City. It is complete with all comforts of the home such as air-conditioning and access to the internet to provide you with convenience.

As you enter this vacation home, a sunny living area with comfy seating and flat screen TV will greet you. It also comes with a kitchen that is complete with modern appliances, making it easier for you to create delectable meals. In addition, the property includes a covered patio with outdoor dining and a second-level balcony.

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Puerto Princesa, MIMAROPA, Philippines
2.69 km (1.7 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

6. Dad's Bayview Pension (Puerto Princesa) (from USD 19)

If you’re in Puerto Princesa, Dad’s Bayview Pension is a ship-shaped accommodation, offering a family room good for five people. Guests can have their breakfast or their late night drinks on the building’s upper terrace.

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OYO 554 Dads Bayview Pension

Wifi Available

Address: 42 Sandoval Street, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
6.24 km (3.9 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available

7. RB Transient House (Coron) (from USD 26)

Feel free to treat RB Transient House as your second home, as you won’t only stay for the affordable room rates, but also for the free use of their kitchen and laundry area. It’s definitely the best choice for solo or group backpackers, on a tight budget.

The house is located 15 minutes away from the port to El Nido and also from Coron town, proper.

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RB Transient House

Wifi Available

Address: Don Pedro Street, Barangay 1 (backside of Diamond Center and near Saragpunta), Palawan
293.22 km (182.2 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Room service Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out WiFi Available

8. Harmony Haven Hostel (Port Barton) (from USD 43)

Located in a more remote and peaceful part of Port Barton, visitors can enjoy the private beach of Harmony Haven Hostel, like it’s their own. Guests can choose rooms that offer either a view of the mountains or the hostel garden.

You won’t need to worry about making transfers back and forth to Port Barton’s main beach as the hostel already offers must-do island-hopping tours and other water activities. There’s also an on-site bar where you and your friends can relax, while watching the sunset, after a whole day of touring around the area.

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Apartament Langa Plaja Diana

Wifi Available

Address: Rozelor,Nr.34
9266.92 km (5758.2 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Dry cleaning

9. Cafe Sabang (Sabang) (from USD 6)

A visit to the Underground River is often one of the things families and groups want to do, while in Palawan. If you want to spend more time in Sabang, where the port that goes to this famous tourist spot, is located, staying in Cafe Sabang is highly recommended.

Cafe Sabang offers a dormitory room good for 4 people for only 20 USD. It has a cozy cafe that serves pizza, pasta, and tea.

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Café Sabang

Address: Sitio Sabang Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa
47.87 km (29.8 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking

10. Turublien Long Beach Inn and Beach Bar (San Vicente) (from USD 14)

Turublien Long Beach Inn and Beach Bar is a cheap accommodation, with an unspoiled view of the stunning, white beach. This is the best place for those who want to do nothing but swim and laze around, under the tall coconut trees.

Have a happy tummy with the freshly available coconut juice, every day and fresh seafood that you can easily buy from the fishermen passing by the lagoon, every morning.

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Turublien Long Beach Inn and Beach Bar

Address: Bucana, Pinagmangalucan, New Agutaya, Palawan
102.02 km (63.4 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

11. Sir Brooke's Resort (Brooke's Point) (from USD 183)

For those who want to take the path less taken, down south, drive down to Brooke’s Point and stay at Sir Brooke’s Resort. A pool overlooking the sea is available, but you can also jump in the natural waters, if you want to.

The rooms are all air-conditioned and are equipped with a private bathroom. You and the team won’t be left bored as you can do activities around the area, such as fishing and hiking.

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Anastasios Sevasti

Address: School of Fine Arts area
9644.12 km (5992.6 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

12. Kaibigan Soul Camp (Anepahan) (from USD 37)

Kaibigan Soul Camp embraces you like a long lost friend who’s looking for a place to hide and be surrounded by nature. The camp is best for those who want to disconnect from the complexities of urban life, do yoga, and simply relax.

The camp also offers healthy and fresh local food, and rooms with fantastic sea views.

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Kaibigan Soul Camp

Address: Napsan Apurawan Road, Sitio Cabuyao, Palawan
36.04 km (22.4 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

13. Kubo Beach Bar and Lodge House (Araceli) (from 11 USD)

Kubo Beach Bar and Lodge House is the place to stay for those who want to be adventurous and curious enough to visit Dumaran Island. The bamboo lodge house sits right on the beach of the fishing village of Araceli.

This area doesn’t seem to be that well-known, among tourists, so activities may look limited. But, island-hopping tours around the island are available for you to discover more about this hidden treasure.

Kubo Beach Bar and Lodge House

Price: from 11 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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14. Residencia Katrina Bed and Breakfast (El Nido) (from USD 39)

Residencia Katrina Bed and Breakfast is a clean and comfortable place, in the quiet area of El Nido town, proper.

There are family rooms available, good for up to five people, with breakfast included - an ultimately great deal for staying in a well-known tourist area. Once you step out of the building, you can enjoy what the town has to offer, from souvenir shops to the chillest bars around. e-Wv5GO9)

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Residencia Katrina Bed and Breakfast

Address: Lisang Street, Barangay Maligaya, Poblacion, Palawan
169.83 km (105.6 mi) from Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Physical distancing rules followed Hiking Private check-in/check-out Internet services WiFi Available Massage Air conditioning Concierge service

No more excuses, team

Traveling has always been thought of as a luxury. It’s the same old story when someone sets a travel plan and suddenly almost everyone backs out because they feel it’s too expensive. Even mentioning Palawan as the destination can make it difficult to convince your friends that it’s at all possible.

But, traveling cheaply with friends or family can happen, in Palawan. There is plenty of affordable accommodation that can make your stay comfortable and is perfect for group travelers.

Get it all written down for your future budget travels!

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