El Nido Palawan

El Nido, a paradise that everyone wants to see, has rooms for all types of guests. Whether you’re a budget backpacker or a luxurious traveler, you will find the perfect accommodation for you here- budget wise and style wise. To give you an idea, here are some of the best accommodations in El Nido, Palawan.

Best Accommodations in El Nido

1. Spin Designer Hostel – El Nido

 

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You’ll surely make the most out of your money. This budget to medium range hostel has decent-looking rooms among other accommodations in El Nido. Its rooms are tidy and well-furnished that a lot of tourists prefer it. You can also meet and enjoy other people’s company in its shared kitchen.

Price:                           PHP 899 – PHP 2,649.00

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

Average Rating:          9.0 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

A great deal for a decent place to stay the night in El Nido. Spin Designer Hostel has private rooms and dormitory type rooms to choose from. If you want a little bit of privacy for yourself, their private single room is an excellent choice.

For those who are traveling with a partner, their twin room is also a cozy place to stay. Dormitory rooms are perfect for the adventurous souls in El Nido and they’re the cheapest option that you have if you’re looking forward to saving more. Spin Designer Hostel has great amenities too like the private bathrooms, free wifi access, hostel services, and a designated smoking area.

Pros:
  • The rooms look very presentable.
  • The interior design is modern and very millennial.
  • Staff are very friendly and accommodating
  • The common area is spacious
  • They organize evening socials like Wednesday BBQ, Beer Pong evening, and Margarita night.
Cons:
  • Limited wifi connection
  • Some doors are hard to close and cannot be locked

How to book

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2. The Nest El Nido Beach Resort

 

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This luxurious accommodation also deserves recognition as one of the top picks in El Nido. Tourists here pay not only for their clean and tidy rooms but also for their excellent service. So if you don’t mind spending an extra from your budget, you definitely should check out The Nest Beach Resort.

Price:                           PHP 7,000 – PHP 11,000

Location:                     Sitio Caalan, Barangay Masagana, Palawan,

Average Rating:          8.3 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

The Nest offers rooms with breathtaking views. You can choose among their rooms with the garden view or the beach view. Rooms with a balcony are also available for those who want to enjoy a fresher air with the view.

Inside the rooms, you can also keep your belongings extra safe with their safety deposit box. Rooms also have a private toilet, a minibar, outdoor furniture, and kitchen appliances. The hotel also offers services like a free shuttle, luggage storage, wake-up service, and daily maid service. And if you want to enjoy an afternoon alone or with a group of friends, its infinity pool is the perfect place to chill.

Pros:
  • All units are accessible since they are located on the ground floor.
  • Staff are very accommodating
  • The ambiance of the place is perfect for couples
  • Free shuttle for guests
  • Nice foods from the hotel’s restaurant
  • Excellent views
Cons:
  • Too expensive for budget travelers
  • A bit far from the city

How to book

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3. El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

 

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These beach villas will take your El Nido trip to an international level. This Maldives-like resort is for the rich and lavish lifestyle so be prepared to spend a fortune if you’re planning to stay here. No regrets though. This eco-sanctuary is one of the best in El Nido despite being one of the most expensive too.

Price:                           PHP 29,000

Location:                     Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan

Average Rating:          9.0 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

Expect to be close to nature since this hotel offers beach villas in Lagen Island, a remote island that’s 50-minute boat ride from El Nido airport. Their rooms are on the beach villas which is made of antique wood floors and a floor to a ceiling glass door. Each room also has its own bathroom for your convenience. The rooms also have a minibar and a balcony where you’ll get a nice view of the island everyday.

Aside from all those, the resort also offers a variety of outdoor activities for its guest such as hiking, caving, kayaking, and diving. Although this hotel is mostly preferred by couples, families are also welcome here. The hotel welcomes all children with a certain fee: PHP 2900 for under 12 years and PHP 5700 for 12 years and beyond.

Pros:
  • Best place to enjoy a sunset
  • Amazing staff
  • Breakfast meals and seafood buffet are tasty and worth it
  • Rooms are spacious
  • Lots of treats from nature
Cons:
  • Very expensive
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Cannot freely get in and out of the island anytime you like because they implement a strict boat schedule.

How to book

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4. Country Inn El Nido

This bed and breakfast in El Nido offers comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. It offers different types of room for different types of travelers. It also sits close to the popular tourist’s spots like the Big Lagoon and Small lagoon. Most of all, you will surely not run out of outdoor activities to do from land activities to water sports.

Price:                           PHP 2,600 – 6,600

Location:                     Barangay Corong Corong, 5313 El Nido

Average Rating:          8.0 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

The hotel offers facilities and services that best suit every traveler’s needs– convenient airport shuttle, family-friendly policies, and state of the art facilities. You can enjoy the beautiful view of El Nido from the room’s balcony. Each room also has its own private bathroom. Groups of 2 to 10 people can find a comfortable place to stay in Country Inn whether its the standard double room, executive suite, duplex suite, family room, or the dormitory-type room. You can also choose a room with a sea view or a mountain view.

Pros:
  • The rooms are neat, tidy and well-maintained
  • The lobby looks very presentable with all the decorations
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking is available on the site
  • The staff are very accommodating and friendly
  • A perfect deal for those who will be out most of the time (day tours, island hopping)
Cons:
  • Accessibility may be a challenge to some because upper floors are only accessible by stairs.
  • No internet connectivity
  • No capacity for extra beds in the room
  • Location is a bit far from the city

How to book

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5. Lally and Abet Beach Cottages

 

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This beachfront is just a 10-minute drive from El Nido Airport so if you’re looking for a cheap place to crash for a few days, these Lally and Abet Beach cottages are a good recommendation. Nothing too fancy, these rooms look very simple which doesn’t take away the essence of living by the beach.

Price:                           PHP 3,750 – 5,500

Location:                     Hama Street Baranggay Masagana, 5313 El Nido

Average Rating:          6.0

Hotel description:

These rooms may look nothing like the expensive-looking hotels in El Nido but it’s surely one of the recommended accommodations in El Nido because of its value for money. The rooms are air-conditioned, with comfortable beds, and complete with room facilities like a private bathroom, soundproof walls, and of course, a mosquito net. Its standard room has a garden view where you can choose between a large double bed or an extra-large double bed. On the other hand, the twin rooms face the sea. The hotel also offers a wake-up service and breakfast.

Pros:
  • Rooms are very comfortable
  • The location of the hotel is very convenient and strategic
  • The beachfront rooms are perfect for sunset and sunrise watching
  • Children under 6 years old are free of charge but only a maximum of 2 children can get this deal
  • Accepts Visa and Mastercard cards for payment
Cons:
  • No room for extra beds
  • Water system in the shower needs improvement
  • Tend to get noisy in the morning because of the passing cars
  • Breakfast starts a bit late than scheduled
  • Needs a little bit of improvement in room service most especially in their cleaning schedules

How to book

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6. Citrine Tourist Travel Lodge

One of the cheapest accommodations in El Nido, the Citrin Tourist Travel Lodge also brings you closer to the Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon and Matinloc Shrine. But not only that, restaurants and markets are also within the area.

Price:                           PHP 1,890 – 2,940

Location:                     Sitio Lugadia, Barangay Corong Corong, Palawan

Average Rating:          6.9 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

Citrine Tourist Travel Lodge can accommodate couples and families all together. They have the standard double room which is the cheapest room for couples and the family room for a group of 4. Each room has its own bathroom, air condition, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Their toilets also have a bidet which can be a holy grail for some guests. All children are welcome in the hotel.

Pros:
  • One child can be free of charge if under 6 years old
  • Each room can accommodate 1 extra bed.
  • American Express, Mastercard and Visa are accepted for payment
  • Hotel offers airport pickup and dropoff service
  • Hotel has luggage storage for guests
  • Great staff
  • Location is a walking distance from the pubs and restaurants
Cons:
  • Location is a bit far from the city
  • It has wifi but the connection is poor.
  • No breakfast included
  • The hotel needs to improve its heater

How to book

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7. The Cavern Pod Hotel & Specialty Cafe

 

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The Cavern Pod Hotel and Specialty Cafe is one of the best sellers in El Nido. Located in Corong-corong, this is the perfect place for adventurous solo travelers– that’s if you don’t mind sleeping in a pod and sharing the space with others.

Price:                           PHP 1000 – 2000

Location:                     527 National Highway Corong-corong

Average Rating:          9.5 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

The hotel is located very close to the beach. Each room can accommodate 4 person and each person gets his own pod. The beds are called “pods” because you can just slide the curtain at the edge of your bed and instantly turn it into a semi-private space even though you’re just sharing the room with other 3 guests. The rooms are also soundproof, well air-conditioned, wifi ready, and complete with furniture and appliances. You can also find bathrooms in each room.  For socializing, there are also board games and other stuff in the hotel which gives you the chance to meet and hang out with other travelers. The hotel also provides extra services like airport shuttle, mosquito net, car hire, laptop safe, and facilities for disabled guests.

Pros:
  • The entire unit is accessible for guests in wheelchairs because all rooms are located on the ground floor
  • Rooms are clean, tidy, and spacious
  • The staff are friendly and attentive
  • The accommodation style is very unique and interesting. It is not common in the Philippines
  • Has a nice outdoor setup which is perfect for meeting other guests
  • The property accepts Visa and Mastercard for payment
Cons:
  • The hotel is not child-friendly
  • No capacity for extra beds in each room
  • Location is far from the city
  • Food and beverage are a bit too expensive

How to book

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8. Alternative Beach Cottages

Expensive but worth it because of its world-class service, Alternative Beach Cottages is the only alternative that you will not regret if you don’t mind spending a lot in exchange for an outstanding service.

Price:                           PHP 10,000 – 21,000

Location:                     Cudugnon Point, Sitio Vegan Brgy. Bebeladan, 5

Average Rating:          9.1 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

The hotel boasts its private beach rooms with a  fantastic view of the sea. Its standard room is 30 sq. m big and can accommodate 2 guests. The family room, on the other hand, is 40 sq. m. big and is perfect for 4 guests. Each room has a terrace facing the sea so guests can enjoy a cup of coffee while breathing-in the relaxing sensation of the beach. The hotel is complete with amenities and services like the shuttle service, wake-up service, laundry, and massage. It also has a bar and restaurant, and a BBQ facility.

Pros:
  • A fancy place without sacrificing comfort over style
  • The location is secluded and peaceful
  • The beach is deep and perfect for snorkeling
  • The foods are excellent
  • The staff are accommodating
  • Pets are allowed with no extra charges
Cons:
  • No parking available in the site
  • The property only accepts cash payments
  • No air conditioning
  • Expensive

How to book

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9.  Kings Landing Hostel

Kings Landing Hostel offers shared rooms that are cheap enough for budget backpackers. One of the most sought after in this hostel is the very accommodating service that will make you instantly feel at home in El Nido.

Price:                           PHP 500 – 1,500

Location:                     San Joaquin St. Dajao Compound Bgy. Buena Suerte

Average Rating:          9.1 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

Mostly, guests who check-in go for the mixed dormitory room but if privacy is one of your concerns, the hostel also offers a double room with private bathroom to its guests. This double room has a terrace with a view and facilities that can make your stay comfortable. The dormitory rooms, on the other hand, are 40 sq. m big and has bunk beds that can accommodate 16 guests. It also has a private bathroom. The hostel also offers lockers and luggage storage for its guests. There are also a snack bar and a bar in the common areas.

Pros:
  • Hosts are very welcoming and cheerful
  • The rooms are very spacious and the cleanliness is well-maintained
  • It has one of the best showers in El Nido
  • The ambiance of the site is perfect for young and socially-active guests
Cons:
  • Rooms are not soundproof
  • The common space is not too spacious to accommodate all the guests who want to hang out.

How to book

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10. Balai Adlao

 

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Balai Adlao is another one of those decent places to stay while in El Nido. This pristine location is a few kilometers away from the Big Lagoon and the Small Lagoon but even without these popular sites, Balai Adlao could be the highlight of your El Nido trip.

Price:                           PHP 6,300

Location:                     Lio Tourism Estate, Palawan

Average Rating:          8.5 (out of 10)

Hotel description:

Balai Adlao offers Deluxe rooms with proper air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. You can choose between 2 single beds or 1 extra-large double bed– whichever suits your needs. Aside from the convenience, one of the strengths of this hotel is its state-of-the-art interiors from your room to the common area. Breakfast is also already included in the package. Free airport shuttle is also offered for its valuable guests. There is also luggage storage which you can avail conveniently.

Pros:
  • Rooms are very clean and spacious
  • A free shuttle provides a very convenient transfer to and from the resort
  • Can stay all day in the resort because of the beach
  • There’s an ATM machine inside the resort
  • Very friendly staff
  • This hotel accepts Visa and Mastercard for payments
Cons:
  • Children cannot be accommodated in this property
  • No internet connection
  • The breakfast meals can be improved

How to book

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If you are visiting El Nido and don’t know where to start yet, here’s a 3-day itinerary in El Nido to guide you on your trip.


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