10 Best Hostels In El Nido, Palawan, The Philippines

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Planning a trip to the Philippines? Palawan Island should definitely be on the list of your must-visit destinations. No one visits Palawan Island without visiting El Nido, a place that is endowed with the remarkable beauty of nature as it features white-sand beaches and rich coral reefs. Appreciate nature by visiting Big Lagoon, a heaven on Earth where you can indulge in recreational activities such as boating and fishing. Nacpan Beach promises the ultimate beach vacation as you marvel at the crystal clear water and get a tan while lying on the soft sands. In addition to attractions, you also need to think about accommodation. If you are looking to stay in an accommodation at a friendly cost, keep reading. This article lists the best hostels in El Nido, Palawan, the Philippines.

1. Frendz Hostel El Nido (from USD 23)

Featuring a bar, Frendz Hostel El Nido, which is located close to Big Lagoon, is another friendly accommodation to consider. You can opt for a family room or a queen room for more privacy. But, if you do not mind sharing, you can stay in a dormitory. The facilities offered by the hostel include shared bathrooms, air conditioning, free wireless internet and pool tables.


Frendz Hostel El Nido

Wifi Available

Address: Osmena Street, Barangay Masagana, Palawan
Accommodates: 8

Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Internet services Safety deposit box Billiards Luggage storage WiFi Available

2. Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach (from USD 9)

Nestled on Nacpan Beach, Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach should be your first choice of accommodation if you are looking to marvel at the beach views every single day. Whenever you want to get to the beach, you can simply walk a few stepd from your doorstep and you’ll be on the beach in an instant. The hostel comes with several room types including loft and superior glamping tent. All rooms come with shared bathrooms. Moreover, the hostel features an on-site restaurant and a bar where you can relax over a glass of wine and enjoy live music performance until late at night.


Mad Monkey Hostel Nacpan Beach

Address: Nacpan Beach, Palawan

3. Happiness Hostel (from USD 12)

Just like its name, Happiness Hostel promises happy days throughout your stay. Enjoy a night of restful sleep on a cozy bed in a six-bed dormitory. To start fresh, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast either at the on-site restaurant or at the on-site bar. If you like the food, you can come back later at lunch or dinner time. For those traveling with loved ones, the hostel provides a collection of board games or puzzles for entertainment. There is also an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy the surrounding views while recharging.


Happiness Hostel

Address: Serena Street, Buena Suerte, Palawan

4. Lexias El Nido (from USD 21)

Enjoy a wonderful stay at Lexias El Nido which boasts an outdoor swimming pool that welcomes every guest to have a relaxing dip to wash the fatigue away after an adventure on the island. In addition to the swimming pool, guests can also savor delectable dishes and enjoy drinks at the on-site restaurant and bar. You are also welcome to play billiards in the hostel.


Lexias El Nido

Address: Marimegmeg Beach, Corong Corong

5. Big Mike Hostel (from USD 9)

Featuring free wireless internet access throughout the property, Big Mike Hostel offers budget double rooms for up to two people, and a mixed dormitory for those who are on a very tight budget. In the morning, satisfy your stomach by indulging in an energizing breakfast at the on-site restaurant. You can choose to indulge in Asian and vegetarian options too.


Big Mike Hostel

Address: San Joaquin St. Brgy. Buena Suerte, Zone 2, El Nido, Palawan

6. Big Paul Hostel (from USD 15)

Last but not least, you should also consider staying at Big Paul Hostel which provides you with quick access to attractions such as Papaya Beach and Matinloc Shrine. Featuring a bar, a shared lounge for relaxation and free access to wireless internet, the hostel offers a mixed dormitory room or double room. Head to the on-site restaurant every morning to relish a continental breakfast before setting off.


Big Paul Hostel

Address: Barangay Corong-Corong, Palawan

Adult only Bar 24-hour front desk Games room Physical distancing rules followed Daily housekeeping WiFi Available Free WiFi

7. Spin Designer Hostel - El Nido (from USD 20)

Having a strategic location that is within close proximity to Corong Corong Beach, Spin Designer Hostel offers a shared kitchen that is equipped with barbecue facilities along with a games room to keep you entertained, and a common terrace that makes for an excellent place where you can sit back, recharge your energy and stare at the lush forest right in front of you. The hip hostel also comes with free toiletries, towels and bed linens. For privacy, you are welcome to book a room that features a private bathroom.


Spin Designer Hostel - El Nido

Address: Balinsasayaw Road corner Calle Real, Barangay Maligaya, Palawan

8. Bunakidz Lodge (from USD 24)

Situated within walking distance of the bayside area, Bunakids Lodge features a terrace on which you can relax while admiring the views of the city and breathing in the peaceful atmosphere. Certain rooms offer private balconies, whereas a flat-screen TV can be found in every room. If you are traveling with family members, the hostel also offers a family room that can accommodate up to eight people. As a guest, you can enjoy free wireless internet access and private parking throughout your stay.


Bunakidz Lodge

Address: Rizal Street, Barangay Maligaya, Palawan

Free WiFi CCTV in common areas Fire extinguishers Air conditioning Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Free parking Mini-market on site Physical distancing rules followed

9. ZEN Hostel OMP El Nido

Set not far away from Big Lagoon and Matinloc Shrine, some of the most popular attractions in El Nido, this hostel offers two room types. You can choose whether to enjoy a good night’s sleep on a bunk bed in a mixed dormitory room or on a bunk bed in a six-bed mixed dormitory. As a guest, you will also have access to a shared bathroom and a kitchen. Moreover, you can access the unlimited wireless internet for free. As a compliment, you will be provided with a bottle of water daily.


ZEN Hostel OMP El Nido

Wifi Available

Address: Located in Our Melting Pot El Nido, Real Street, Palawan
Accommodates: 1

24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Internet services Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

10. Kame House Hostel (from USD 17)

Set just a few steps away from Corong Corong Beach, Kame House Hostel provides a shared kitchen, where you can cook up a light meal, barbecue facilities, a garden to please your eyes and calm your mind and soul, a shared lounge to relax and mingle with other guests, and a bar which offers a selection of drinks for the night. You will stay in a room which comes with a patio and air conditioning.


Kame House Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: Taytay - El Nido National Highway, Palawan
Accommodates: 2

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

A superb vacation in the Philippines

Make the most of your precious time in El Nido by visiting as many attractions as you possibly can. Do not forget to book one of the hostels mentioned above because you do not need to stay in a five-star hotel to enjoy the ultimate stay.

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