El Nido in the province of Palawan is one of the most backpacker friendly places in the Philippines. You don’t have to rent a whole boat if you are traveling alone like in most part of the country. You can just choose a tour that you want and pay a fixed amount regardless if you’re alone or with a group. [Check out our list of top tourist spots in Palawan]
When it comes to accommodation, El Nido offers a great deal of budget-friendly hostels and inns.
Here are some of the cheap places to stay in El Nido. Some of these hostels are less than P1,000 per night.
El Nido Viewdeck Cottages
El Nido Viewdeck Cottages is located at Zone 1, Barangay Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. It is about 5 minutes away from the town center. It has an overlooking view of the sea, the city and the cliffs. Take note that you need to climb a but to reach the property so it is not an ideal place to stay if you are with children, elderly and PWDs. Click here to check rates and availability.
Erlittop Garden just opened last year to offer travelers a relaxing experience in Sibaltan, a hidden fishing village in Northern Palawan. Run by a local Cuyonon family, it offers accommodation in bamboo huts with beautiful views over Sibaltan Bay. It’s close to the beach and it’s a great place for nature lovers. Click here to check rates and availability.
Spin Designer Hostel – El Nido
Spin Designer Hostel – El Nido is located in Balinsasayaw Road cor. Calle Real, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. It is very close to El Nido’s main beach which has a lot to offer at night so you can skip the trike rides out to the main beach. Click here to check rates and availability.
Our Melting Pot Hostel
Our Melting Pot Hostel or simply OMP is situated right at the center of El Nido. It’s close to almost everything like shops, bars, restaurants and the beach. It offers free breakfast so you don’t have to go out in the morning to find food. Click here to check rates and availability.
Tapik Beach Guest House
Situated in Sibaltan, Tapik Beach Park Guest House is a great place to experience the eastern side of El Nido and its surroundings. It’s quite far from town center but if you are into nature and doesn’t want the crown, this is the right place for you. Click here to check rates and availability.
Forever Blessed Hostel
Forever Blessed Hostel is situated just around the corner from the beach and on the Main Street where there are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. You can expect a relatively noisy environment but it’s tolerable. It is advisable to use an ear muff if you can’t tolerate the noise. Click here to check rates and availability.
So there you go, check out these cheap places in El Nido for your next escapade. If you prefer a more upscale accommodation, please check out Agoda.
What to do in El Nido, Palawan?
You can do a lagoons and beaches day tour and experience one of the best islands in the world. Book your tour here.