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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Harmony Haven Hostel
Address: Sitio Pamuayan, Port Barton, San Vicente, 5300 Port Barton, Philippines
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.
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.
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.
Sir Brooke's Resort
Address: Sitio Paratungon, Barangay Pangobilian, Brooke’s Point, Palawan, 5305 Brooke’s Point, Philippines
Price: from 48 USD for a family room good for 3
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.
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
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.
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