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El Nido, Palawan, is frequently described by travel guides as a hidden slice of paradise because of its pristine white sand and turquoise waves. Famous for its incredible limestone cliffs, incredible lagoons, and diverse marine life, it’s a dream destination for many vacationers. If you’re thinking of spending a week there, complete your trip with a hostel that will give you incredible value for money.

We’ve listed five of the best hostels in El Nido that give you comfort and warm hospitality for the perfect vacation. Check them out and see which one appeals most to you – you’re guaranteed to have an incredible time when you book at any of these places!

Frendz Hostel

Just a few steps away from El Nido Beach, Frendz Hostel is also near Matinloc Shrine and Caalan Beach. Boasting clean, cozy rooms with air-conditioning, a wardrobe, and private bathroom, it’s an affordable option for resting after a long day of island-hopping and swimming! Check rates and reviews

Frendz Hostel one of the best hotels in El Nido
Frendz Hostel – El Nido

If you’re not in the mood for contending with the sand and salt water, this hostel has its own rooftop pool and bar where you can lounge to your heart’s content.

Frendz Hostel’s Roofdeck Pool | Photo via Agoda

This hostel is a popular choice for foreign backpackers and budget travelers.

Alocasia Hostel

Another hostel that’s mere walking distance from El Nido Beach, Alocasia Hostel’s guest rooms are air-conditioned and are fitted out with flat-screen TVs with cable access. The hostel has a balcony where you can chill with your morning coffee or nightcap. Check rates and reviews

Alocasia Hostel - one of the top-rated hostels in El Nido
Alocasia Hostel

Traveling on a budget with a bigger group! No worries: Alocasia Hostel also has family rooms. If you need help working out travel arrangements or tours, talk to the staff – they’re very friendly and ready to help you plan more activities for the day.

Alocasia Hostel is situated in the town center, few steps away from the famous El Nido Art Cafe and also to the jump-off point of the island hopping.

Alocasia Hostel

Spin Designer Hostel

Praised for its chic design and convenient location near the city proper, Spin Designer Hostel’s rooms are air-conditioned and come with free toiletries, towels, and bed linens. There’s a shared bathroom, but you can also opt for rooms with private bathrooms. Check rates and reviews

Spin Designer Hostel is one of the best hostels in El Nido.
Spin Designer Hostel -El Nido

Those looking to save while enjoying the local seafood should try cooking in this hostel’s shared kitchen and barbecue. There’s also a games room and daily scheduled activities in the hostel, like margarita nights or movie nights!

Island Hop Nido Hostel

With amazingly clean rooms and easy access to the city center, Island Hop Nido Hostel is a wallet-friendly choice for Palawan visitors. It’s located about 5 minutes to Corong-Corong Beach. Check rates and reviews

Island Hop Nido Hostel
Island Hop Nido Hostel | Photo via Agoda

Lexias Hostel

Need to do a quick bit of work during your vacation? Lexias Hostel has a co-working space where you can finish up things before lounging in the sun. The beach is just a 5-minute walk away, but if you want to socialize, you can opt to stay in their hangout lounge where you can buy refreshments and meet new people! Check rates and reviews

Rooms come with a fan and air-conditioning, and you can step outside to enjoy the hostel’s terrace and pool with a great view of the El Nido sunset.

Lexias Hostel
Lexias Hostel | Photo via Agoda

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