Hostels in Puerto Princesa, Philippines

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Get to know Puerto Princesa (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Puerto Princesa. To help you make friends with Puerto Princesa before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Puerto Princesa is also named and spelled Puerto Princesa City - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Puerto Princesa City is the provincial capital of Palawan, an astonishing island in the southwest of Philippines. This city is usually the starting point to explore the north of the island. Puerto Princesa is known for some environmental concerns, trying to reduce the impact of development in the island.

Near the city there are two places you can't miss -- the underground river and Honda Bay. The underground river, officially named Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. This is one of the longest underground rivers in the world -– more than eight kilometers –- with caverns full of stalactites, stalagmites, and natural pools. It is really impressive and definitely an excellent experience. You can simply book a tour for a standard price in the city or make your way to Sabang after getting the permit in Puerto Princesa.

Honda Bay is just ten kilometers north of Puerto Princesa; it's easy to arrange day trips. Honda Bay has amazing islands, nice for relaxing and with good snorkeling -– although if you take a tour, you can expect the islands where you stop to be packed with tourists. If you like, you can go independently, but it's better to ask some advice in Puerto Princesa's hostels, making clear that you don't want to go on a tour. To make your way you will need to catch a jeepney and negotiate a bangka to get to one or more islands.

The easiest way to arrive in Puerto Princesa is by airplane (the airport's just a few minutes from the city center). You also have a pier but it takes a long time to reach the Visayas or Manila – more than twenty hours. There are also a lot of buses connecting directly to all major towns, but the terminal is a little bit far from the city center. There are a few hostels in Puerto Princesa, usually with better conditions than the average on the island -- electricity here is available twenty-four hours a day and many have hot water for showers.

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FAQ about Puerto Princesa Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Puerto Princesa. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Puerto Princesa. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Nagtabon Hostel & Bar is the best rated hostel for partying in Puerto Princesa.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Puerto Princesa

Your Packing List for Puerto Princesa

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Puerto Princesa 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:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Puerto Princesa Hostel Cheatsheet

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 Puerto Princesa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
12 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Puerto Princesa
Sealor Pension House is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Puerto Princesa
Nagtabon Hostel & Bar is the best rated
4 Average rating of all hostels

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