10 Places to Stay in El Nido for Every Type of Traveler

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(SPOT.ph) El Nido in Palawan is considered as the lost frontier because it still boasts a number of pristine beaches, remote islands, and untouched geological wonders. It has been hailed time and again as the world's most beautiful island and, before theme parks and infrastructure projects dominate the region, it's best to visit as soon as possible.


We list down accommodations for every type of traveler—from the solo flyer to the whole gang, from the budget-conscious vacationist to the luxurious couple. 


For the Bold and Daring Solo Traveler



Outpost Beach Hostel

Sitio Lugadia National Highway, Barangay Corong-Corong

Contact: 0915-649-4579

E-mail: outposthostels@gmail.com

Rates start at P700/head


Hostels in El Nido are often found along the busy streets of Poblacion. Outpost Beach Hostel has a different story because it's the only dorm-type accommodation located in front of an almost-private beach strip. There's always something happening on the view deck, from an impromptu party to a chill-out session.



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Spin Designer Hostel

Balinsasayaw Road corner Calle Real, Barangay Buena Suerte

Contact: 0917-566-7746

E-mail: spinhostelph@gmail.com


Rates start at P1,000/head


You don't have to worry about being all by your lonesome in this 75-bed designer hostel. Their common areasall Instagram-worthyare perfect for young (and very millennial) guests who take the time to appreciate the cozy hangouts. Lounge around The Nest, meet new people during barbecue nights at The Deck, or listen to some good music at The Woods. Spin can even arrange a pub crawl or a picnic for you and your newfound travel buddies.




Where 2 Next

Sitio Calitang, Barangay Bucana

Contact: 0917-804-0434

E-mail: bookings@where2nexthostel.com


Rates start at P500/head


Where 2 Next is one of the few accommodations nestled right along El Nido's famous Twin Beaches—Nacpan and Calitan. You can choose between renting a foam mattress in a shared tent or a bunk space in a dorm room. The campground has 12-hour electricity through the solar panels, making it very eco-friendly. This secret paradise might just be what you need for your alone time.


For the Couple on a Romantic Getaway



The Nest El Nido Beach Resort

Sitio Caalan, Barangay Masagana

Contact: 0917-714-5779

E-mail: info@thenestelnido.com


Room rates start at P5,600++ (Standard Room)


Opened in January 2017, The Nest is a family-run resort on the more remote side of El Nido with a nice view of Cadlao Island. All the villas feature floor-to-ceiling one-way mirrors that reflect the stunning beauty of the landscape garden in the center of the sprawling property. It also has an in-house restaurant, a yoga center, and a soon-to-open infinity pool.




El Nido Overlooking

Sitio Lugadia National Highway, Barangay Corong-Corong

Contact: 0916-631-7078

E-mail: hello@el-nido-overlooking.com

Room rates start at P7,650++ (The Cottage)


If you're looking for a place to stay away from the crowd, consider Overlooking Resort. It's perched on a hill that has a panoramic view of Bacuit Bay and its many islets. They only have four villas (The Deluxe Villa, The Pool Villa, The Cottage, and The Privacy Villa), ensuring a quiet stay. With their private pools and bathtubs, you might just be tempted to never leave your room.




Cauayan Island Resort

Cauayan Island, El Nido, Palawan

Contact: 788-3082

E-mail: info@cauayanresort.com


Room rates start at P20,500++ (Beach View Villa)


Ever dreamed of escaping to a remote island with the love of your life? Cauayan Resort makes this dream come true with its luxurious accommodation situated at the center of Cauayan Island. It only has 23 villas—from ones with beach views to those propped up by stilts above a lagoon—spread throughout the property. You also have the option to pamper yourself and your special someone with a Cauayan Signature Massage in their in-house spa.


For the Happy Family ala-Brady Bunch



Casa Kalaw

Lio Tourism Estate

Contact: 0917-659-7694

E-mail: fo@casakalaw.com


Room rates start at P7,000++ (Deluxe Room)


Casa Kalaw, which opened its doors in March, is the first of three hotels in El Nido's newest development project, Lio Tourism Estate. The two-storey building is perfect for families: The Deluxe Room can accommodate two adults and one child while the Kalaw Suite has a maximum capacity of four adults (or two adults and two kids). Lio has its own airport so you don't have to worry about struggling through a six-hour van ride (from Puerto Princesa to El Nido) with the little ones.




El Nido Mahogany

Sitio Lugadia National Highway, Barangay Corong-Corong

Contact: 0919-951-7930

E-mail: hello@elnido-mahogany.com


Room rates start at P7,900++ (Villa)


This beachfront resort is located in a 5,000-square meter coconut grove that completes its tropical feel. It features cottages that have a large terrace and wide glass windows, an infinity pool, and a bar. Their villas have a maximum occupancy of four people.


For a Weekend Escape with Your Friends




Talikwas Eco-Lodge

Corong-Corong Beach


Room rates start at P3,980++


Go on a different El Nido experience in this rustic residence nestled in a jungle and away from the town. It's a bit hard to reach, accessible only by boat or a forest trail from Corong-Corong Beach, but the effort is worth it because you get to wake up in the middle of a beautiful landscape. Talikwas Eco-Lodge can accommodate up to 10 people. There's also a yoga platform that overlooks the harbor in case your crew is up for a workout.



Pawikan Hostel

119 San Joaquin Street, Puting Bato, Barangay Buena Suerte

Contact: 0927-674-9870

E-mail: pawikanhostel@gmail.com


Room rates start at P2,800++ (Dorm Room)


With everything that El Nido has to offer, your adventurous group of friends don't need a fancy hotel. Pawikan Hostel has air-conditioned dorm rooms that can accommodate up to four people at a low price. The front desk would gladly help you book island-hopping tours or a trek to the magnificent Taraw cliffs.



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