The Best Hostels in El Nido and Palawan

The Best Hostels in El Nido and Palawan
El Nido is a Philippine municipality on Palawan island. It's known for white-sand beaches, coral reefs and as the gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs. Miniloc Island is famed for the clear waters of its Small and Big lagoons. The area has many dive sites, including Dilumacad Island's long tunnel leading to an underwater cavern. The town, sandwiched between towering limestone karst cliffs and Bacuit Bay, is cluttered with buildings that creep onto the beach and businesses that cater to tourists. Centre stage is the looming Cadlao Island just offshore. Taking a room in town means being close to restaurants and beachside bars, but also closer to the everyday sights and sounds; otherwise, you can stay in one of the nearby communities, or in the archipelago itself. It is a beautiful tropical area, with close access to many other beautiful sight. It is a great option for a base to explore the lagoons and dive sights nearby. There are plenty of things to see and do in this area, and, luckily, there are also several cost friendly accommodations to help you enjoy your stay here too.
How much do hostels in El Nido cost?
Average Dorm Price $13 ($7 to $22)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $31 ($9 to $60)

A social hostel on the beach with lots of amenities

Dorm Bed: $18.70
Private Room: $28.05
Overall Rating: 95%
Sitio Lugadia National Highway , El Nido Philippines
Outpost Beach Hostel is the only hostel located on a beach in all of Palawan. It is a newly opened, fun and social hostel. At this location, it's all about comfort, relaxing, and enjoying the lively atmosphere. You can relax out in the sun on the private section of the beach, chill in the lounge, or go island hopping with the staff and fellow hostel friends during the day. Then be part of the fun vibe at night with the open bar. Outpost is located in the southern sector of Corong-Corong Beach (the sunset beach). There are several islands and lagoons to explore right in front of the property in Bacuit Bay. The dorm rooms are comfortable and clean, with air-conditioning and fan in each room, hot shower access, large lockers, individual electric sockets, and bed-side light box. There is a restaurant on property with an Italian chef. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily and there is also BBQ nights every Sunday. The property has its own tour desk and boats. There is also terrace available for relaxing and enjoying the 180-degree view. Linens, towels, parking, and airport transfer are all included with your stay.

A comfortable hostel for travelers on a budget

Dorm Bed: $10.73
Overall Rating: 82%
Real Street, Barangay Masagana El Nido Palawan , El Nido Philippines
Our Melting Pot prides itself on being a place for backpackers to meet fellow backpackers in El Nido. It is rustic and laid-back but provides free basic breakfast, hotel-grade linen, hot showers, stand-by emergency power source, and personalized assistance in island hopping and in-land tours from the friendly staff. Lockers are available at the reception if you need to store your valuables. The facility offers both private and dormitory accommodation. This is one of the best options for budget travelers. Linens and breakfast are included with your stay and towels are available for hire.

An active hostel with a long list of amenities

Dorm Bed: $20.20
Private Room: $29.92
Overall Rating: 89%
Spin Designer Hostel is a great base for exploring northern Palawan. They offer free WiFi, tour arrangements, and lots of open spaces to congregate and meet fellow travelers. They have 24 hour standby power, 24 hour security, hot and cold showers, in house laundry services, and secure lockers for each person at the dorms.

They also offer in-house activities and events plus helpful staff to assist with local tips. They offer both dormitory and private room options, so there is something for everyone here. The facility has an outdoor terrace to enjoy the view and self-catering facilities. Breakfast, parking, linens, and towels are all included with your stay.

A comfortable, friendly hostel with the feel of a guesthouse

Private Room: $8.48
National Highway, Corong-corong El Nido, Palawan , El Nido Philippines
Island Hop Nido Hostel started from a dream of bringing comfort to tourists and travelers with nicer and more advanced facilities. Island Hop Nido Hostel is homey and affordable for everyone. They offer a wide range of services from arranging tour packages, transportation, a restaurant bar, a dormitory-type room, complete room facilities, and a lot more. The staff is warm and welcoming and the family has been working in accommodating guests for many years. They built this house to be as comfortable and useful as possible for visiting travelers. Breakfast, parking, linens, and towels are all included with your stay and bicycles are available for hire.
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