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The Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier is the long and narrow island of Palawan. Amidst all the megastructures and urbanization of most places in the country, the pristine waters, marine life, and ecological biodiversity of Palawan have been preserved by its residents. It is just one province, yet Palawan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was nominated before as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. If you are planning to explore the biodiversity and natural wonders of El Nido in Palawan, here are some of the budget-friendly hotels you can choose from. All the accommodation establishments listed below are DOT-accredited.

For a comprehensive list of hotels, resorts, and hostels in El Nido, check out our guide: Accommodations in El Nido

Alocasia Hostel

Alocasia is one of the budget-friendly accommodations in El Nido. It is ideally located near the island hopping jump-off, about 2-5 minutes walk. It is also close to the Art Cafe, souvenir shops, convenience stores, and restaurants. Their room rates include a pretty decent plated breakfast. Room rates at Alocasia Hostel start at around Php1,300 a night. Check rates and reviews

Alocasia Hostel one of the Budget-friendly Hotels in El Nido [DOT-Accredited]

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 a private bathroom, it’s an affordable option for resting after a long day of island-hopping and swimming! Check rates and reviews

Frendz Hostel El Nido Rooftop Pool
Frendz Hostel El Nido Rooftop Pool

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
Spin Designer Hostel

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember is not a movie title but the name of a hotel in El Nido, Palawan. It is located 4 kilometers away from the El Nido Airport, but not far from tourist spots. A Place to Remember is budget-friendly but well-rated by its guests. The most booked rooms are the Full Sea View and Family Sea View where you can enjoy the sapphire waters and luscious green islets. Check rates & reviews

A Place to Remember is one of the best bufget-friendly hotels in El Nido
A Place to Remember

Casa Cecilia

Casa Cecilia is an affordable place to stay while exploring the beauty of the islands of El Nido, Palawan. They have a lot of room types to choose from which are a bit cheaper than other accommodations. The rooms are minimalist and the staff are accommodating. The place has surprisingly spacious rooms and the cleanliness is maintained by the staff. Plus, Casa Cecilia is close to places like El Nido beach, Taraw Cliff, and Taraw Peak. Check rates & reviews

Casa Cecilia is a budget hotel in El Nido, Palawan
Casa Cecilia

Island Hop Nido Hostel

This place is named Island Hop Nido Hostel because it is very close to the dispatching area of island hopping tours. The Island Hop Nido Hostel is close to the town center in case you want to explore shops and restaurants and it is also near beaches if you plan to go on an adventure. What most guests admire about Island Hop Nido Hostel is the accommodating and helpful staff. The hostel is also active on social media and very helpful in guiding tourists around Palawan. Check rates & reviews

Island Hop Nido Hostel
Island Hop Nido Hostel

Nay Aster Pension

Nay Aster Pension is like your second home in El Nido, Palawan. It really looks like a large house and tourists are treated well as guests. One service that makes Nay Aster Pension stand out is the safety and privacy of each room. They also have a laundry service for those who are planning to stay for a longer period. The town center is a short ride away and there are coffee shops nearby if you want to relax alone. Corong Corong Beach is relatively near Nay Aster Pension but other beaches are also close to the area. Check rates & reviews

Nay Aster Pension - El Nido, Palawan
Nay Aster Pension

Aqua Travel Lodge

Aqua Travel Lodge Hotel is one of the budget-friendly accommodations close to El Nido Beach. The beach is only 130 meters away which is nice if you intend to limit your itinerary during your stay. The best room is the Queen Room with a sea view which allows you to watch the beach and the festivities all day long. Since the place is close to the beach, you can actually hear the waves lull you to sleep at night. Other nearby beaches are Seven Commandos Beach, Las Cabanas Beach, and Nacpan Beach if you intend to do some island swimming. Check rates & reviews

Aqua Travel Lodge - a budget accommodation in El Nido, Palawan
Aqua Travel Lodge

Devayn’s Inn

Another budget-friendly place within the heart of El Nido, Palawan is Devayn’s Inn. Though the rooms are not very spacious, every room has an installed wardrobe and balcony. Devayn’s Inn also provides motorbike rental although most attractions are only a walking distance away from the inn. If you also want to maintain your fitness routine during your stay, the Peak Corner Gym is just 40 meters from Devayn’s Inn. El Nido Beach, Taraw Cliff, and Nagkalit-Kalit Falls are within walking distance but you can also take a ride to visit these tourist spots. Check rates & reviews

Devayn's Inn el nido, palawan
Devayn’s Inn

Hidden Garden Pension

Located in a rather hidden location at the end of the road, Hidden Garden Pension is a place to relax for those who are longing for solace from their busy life. Hidden Garden Pension offers one of the cheapest rooms for solo or couple travelers who are on a budget. A lot of reviews attest to the peaceful and quiet environment of Hidden Garden Pension. Still, the center of the town is a good 10-minute walk. El Nido beach is also 400 meters away which is a short tricycle ride. Check rates & reviews

Hidden Garden Pension El nido Palawan
Hidden Garden Pension

Cliffside Cottages

As the name suggests, you get to stay in a cottage cabin in Cliffside Cottages. The place is surrounded by lush plants and they have a garden where you can enjoy a peaceful breakfast. Cliffside Cottages also offers a game room, massage and spa room, and a library. The rooms are simple but comfortable. What makes Cliffside Cottages unique is the verdant surrounding which makes you feel tucked in the mountains. Other attractions such as the Taraw Peak, Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, and El Nido Beach are located nearby. Check rates & reviews

Cliffside Cottages in El Nido Palawan
Cliffside Cottages

Novie’s Tourist Inn

Address: Sitio Lugadia, Brgy Corong-corong, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
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Why stay at Novie’s Tourist Inn?

  • Cheap and affordable rooms
  • Situated on the main road of Corong-Corong
  • About 3 minutes walk to the beach
Novie's Tourist Inn budget accommodation in El Nido
Novie’s Tourist Inn

Bella Athena Garden

Address: Sitio Caalan, Barangay Masagana, Palawan, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
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Why stay at Bella Athena Garden?

  • Cheap and affordable rooms
  • Close to the beach
  • Friendly and accommodating staff
Bella Athena Garden a budget-friendly accommodation in El Nido
Bella Athena Garden

Recommended Tours in El Nido

El Nido Tour A (Big Lagoon)

El Nido Tour A Joiner / Join in tour at only Php1,050 – BOOK NOW

El Nido Tour B

El Nido Tour B Joiner / Join in tour at only Php1,100 – BOOK NOW

El Nido Tour C

El Nido Tour C Joiner / Join in tour at only Php1,175 – BOOK NOW

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