Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in El Nido, Philippines. You can choose from 21 El Nido hostels. In total, there are 34 cheap places to stay in El Nido such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $5 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in El Nido, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to El Nido? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to El Nido alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in El Nido. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in El Nido. To help you make friends with El Nido before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located in the northern part of Palawan, El Nido is a picture-perfect postcard beauty that symbolizes the unrivaled beauty of the Philippine archipelago. White-sand beaches and islands are not really uncommon in the country, but El Nido has the best in terms of natural beauty -- most of them are non-commercialized.
El Nido is not just famous for its white-sand beaches but also for its limestone cliffs that create one of the most dramatic landscape in the country. Still, even with its popularity, El Nido still continues to be a rustic destination. Modern facilities like round-the-clock electrical supply as well as ATMs are still missing in this area, but for most visitors, it just adds to the charm of El Nido. Island hopping is a top activity in El Nido -- you can visit one island, enjoying one of the clearest waters in the world, seaside picnics or snorkeling (the lagoons in El Nido are unparalleled).
In terms of accommodations, travelers have two options -- luxury resorts and El Nido hostels. El Nido is home to the country's most luxurious resorts, often set on private islands. On the other hand, there are also many options for El Nido hostels, which are highly patronized by both local and international travelers. They are not just affordable, but they also give you a more genuine experience of El Nido.
In terms of facilities, hostels in El Nido go beyond basic, especially when compared to other hostels in the country. El Nido hostels have Wi-Fi, guided tours, and even standby generators. They are not just clean, but linens are also top quality and rooms are spacious. Thus, it doesn't come as a surprise that El Nido is also home to the property that has been voted as the Top Hostel in the Philippines. Providing value for your money, staying in hostels in El Nido lets you meet fellow travelers. Most hostels in El Nido have spacious common areas to meet and greet. The rustic and laid-back atmosphere, thanks to the traditional Filipino concept of most hostels, makes your stay in El Nido one of your most memorable.
The good thing about hostels in El Nido is that they are perfectly located. Some are close to Bacuit Bay as well as minutes away on foot from the beach. Just going out in your room or lounging in the terraces with scenic views of the bay and the clear waters is simply indulging. You will get to experience true Filipino hospitality when staying in an El Nido hostel.
Written by local enthusiast for El Nido hostels vcaulin
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in El Nido. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in El Nido. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in El Nido costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in El Nido with private rooms costs on average $100.
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Spin Designer Hostel - El Nido is the best hostel in El Nido for families.
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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for El Nido and Philippines.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
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