12 Best Budget Hotels in El Nido Palawan

12 Best Budget Hotels in El Nido Palawan

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Cuna El Nido and Buko Beach ResortPhotos by Cuna El Nido (left) and Buko Beach Resort (right)

El Nido is one of the best islands in the Philippines and a must-visit for travelers planning a trip to Palawan. It's renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, including stunning limestone cliffs, lagoons, and El Nido beaches with crystal-clear waters.

While Palawan is celebrated as one of the best places to visit in the Philippines, exploring Palawan tourist spots like El Nido doesn't have to break the bank. El Nido can be quite affordable, thanks to its easy accessibility with direct flights to El Nido or flights to Puerto Princesa with land transfer to El Nido, affordable El Nido Palawan tour packages, and plenty of cheap hotels in El Nido, Palawan.

El Nido - Shimizu island If you're looking for where to stay in El Nido on a budget, here are some highly recommended budget El Nido hotels, resorts, and hostels for you to consider booking for your vacation to one of the top destinations in the Philippines.

1. Frendz Hostel El Nido

Frendz Hostel El Nido's rooftop poolPhoto by Frendz Hostel El Nido

Frendz Hostel, a social hostel located in El Nido town proper, is one of the best El Nido, Palawan cheap accommodations. Nestled just 100 meters from the pristine El Nido Beach, this multi-awarded hostel offers travelers budget-friendly rates and a vibrant social atmosphere.

Whether you prefer your own space or enjoy the company of fellow travelers, they've got you covered with their shared and private rooms. All the rooms at Frendz Hostel El Nido are equipped with basic amenities like linen, a closet, a convenient socket near the bed, and air conditioning to make sure you're comfortable during your stay. Choose from options like the Family Room with two double beds, the cozy Queen Room with a double bed, or join the fun in their mixed or female dormitory rooms with bunk beds. 

Frendz Hostel El NidoPhoto by Frendz Hostel El Nido

There are a lot of hostel facilities for you to enjoy. You can swim in the rooftop pool, use free Wi-Fi, and eat yummy food at Kitchen & Bar HUB. They've got all kinds of dishes, including Filipino favorites. Plus, you can grab drinks at the bar, join their nightly social events, do karaoke, and play games like darts, table tennis, and billiards.

Address: Osmeña St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan

2. Cuna Hotel El Nido

Cuna El Nido's rooftop viewPhoto by Cuna Hotel El Nido

Cuna Hotel El Nido is a 3-star hotel in El Nido town proper. It is close to idyllic Palawan beaches, including Caalan Beach and Papaya Beach. Comfort is the hotel's top priority, evident in its extensive facilities, such as wheelchair ramps and elevators, designed to cater to persons with disabilities (PWD).

Cuna Hotel provides a variety of room choices. Their Standard Queen Room features a comfortable queen bed, while the Deluxe Twin Room offers two single beds. The Standard Triple Room combines a king bed with a single bed, and the Deluxe Triple Room provides three single beds. For those on a budget, they offer the Budget Double Room with a queen bed and the Budget Twin Room with two single beds. 

Cuna El Nido_s triple roomPhoto by Cuna Hotel El Nido

All rooms at this top-rated El Nido hotel have modern amenities, including air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV with satellite cable, an electric kettle, and essential bathroom amenities. Some rooms also feature hot and cold rain showers.

While at Cuna Hotel, you can take a dip in their rooftop swimming pool with amazing views. It's 4 feet deep, and it's also temperature-controlled. If you're hungry, the Scape Skydeck Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the roof deck. There's also the Frizz Bar in the lobby, open all day and night. As for entertainment, the hotel offers happy hour and other fun activities and events.

Address: Osmeña St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan

3. Spin Designer Hostel 

Spin Designer HotelPhoto by Spin Designer Hostel

Located in the heart of El Nido town proper, Spin Designer Hostel is the perfect choice if you're looking for a place to meet and socialize with new people. Aside from accessible beaches, such as El Nido Beach and Caalan Beach, this social hostel features Instagrammable rooms and shared spaces.

They offer different types of rooms to fit your needs. You can choose a bunk bed in a 4-bed Mixed Dormitory or a 4-bed Female Dormitory. If you prefer more privacy, they have a Private Twin Room with bunk beds or a cozy Private Single Room with a single bed. In all of their rooms, you'll find a desk, bedding, a fan, towels, and a plug near the bed for your convenience. All rooms have air conditioning, shared bathrooms for dorms, and private bathrooms for private rooms.

Spin Designer Hotel's loungePhoto by Spin Designer Hostel

You can hang out at the shared lounge, a favorite for Instagram lovers. They offer fun activities like movie nights, beer pong, and margarita nights. You can also relax on their sun terrace deck, enjoying your meals with a backdrop of stunning limestone views and music. If you want some peaceful time, head to their garden and an outdoor amphitheater. 

You can also take advantage of their self-service laundry facilities and pantry, complete with a fridge, microwave, blender, oven toaster, and hot and cold filtered water. And when it's time to eat, you can use their tables for good food and friendly chats.

Address: Balinsasayaw Road, cor Calle Real, El Nido, Palawan

4. Outpost Beach Hostel 

Outpost Hostel El Nido's dormPhoto by Outpost Beach Hostel

Outpost Beach Hostel, nestled in the heart of Corong-Corong Beach in El Nido, is perfect for social backpackers. This beach hostel offers shared lounge spaces, perfect for making new friends. It's also near other El Nido beaches, such as Marimegmeg beach, which is only 960 meters away.

The social hostel offers a variety of room options. In their dorms, you'll find comfortable beds with lockers, towels, blankets, reading lights, and personal outlets, all in air-conditioned rooms. If you value privacy, they have private rooms with a TV, air conditioning, and a private bathroom with a shower, perfect for your group's needs.

Outpost Beach Hostel also provides amenities that make you feel at home during your adventure, like its beachfront location, shared lounge, viewing deck, bar, shared kitchen, and dining area. You can also join their daily and nightly social activities.

Address: Sitio Lugadia, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan

5. One El Nido Suite 

One El Nido SuitePhoto by One El Nido Suite

One El Nido Suite, located in Corong Corong, is one of the best budget hotels in El Nido. Aside from being a sustainable and PWD-friendly hotel, it's also a popular choice for its accessibility, as it is close to Corong Corong Beach and Lapus Lapus Beach.

You'll have a variety of room options to choose from at this budget accommodation. Their Superior Queen Room has a big double bed, while the Superior Twin Room has two single beds. The Deluxe Twin Room has two single beds, and the Deluxe Queen Room has a large double bed.

If you want added comfort, go for the Deluxe Premier Room with two single beds. Lastly, the Superior Double Room comes with a spacious double bed. Each room has air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a mini fridge, a safe, a built-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom.

They have a terrace, a spacious lobby, and an all-day restaurant serving different types of cuisine. You can also book a massage by appointment. Free private parking is also available on-site, subject to availability.

Address: Lot 2, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan

6. El Nido Cliffside Cottages 

El Nido Cliffside CottagesPhoto by El Nido Cliffside Cottages

El Nido Cliffside Cottages is a budget accommodation offering cheap rooms in El Nido, situated at the base of Taraw Cliff. Aside from being surrounded by nature, it is only 300 meters away from El Nido Beach and close to El Nido town proper.

There are three room options in Cliffside Cottages. For the Standard Small Room, you can choose between one double bed or two single beds, and there's a fan for cooling. Meanwhile, for the Standard Large Room, you and your group will have one single bed and one double bed, along with fans for comfort. For a more cozy experience, the Deluxe Room includes a big double bed, a futon bed, and air-conditioning, making your stay more comfortable.

At Cliffside Cottages, you'll find a garden to relax in, a dining area to enjoy meals, and a reception area for assistance. Take in stunning cliff views and a public bathroom for convenience. They also have a small souvenir shop if you want some local goods.

Address: Rizal Street, Barangay Maligaya, El Nido, Palawan

7. Novie's Tourist Inn 

Novie’s Tourist InnPhoto by Novie’s Tourist Inn

Novie's Tourist Inn, powered by Cocotel, provides a jungle-inspired atmosphere in the heart of El Nido. It is only 150 meters away from Corong Corong Beach. Aside from the nearby beach, this cheap resort in El Nido is popular for its lush gardens filled with various plants and flowers.

There are a variety of room options to choose from. You can choose to stay in a Deluxe Room, a Standard Room, a Triple Room, a Quad Room, a Family Room, or Rooms for 6, 8, or 10 people. All of the rooms are decorated with bamboo and wood elements. They come with fans and private bathrooms, and most rooms have air-conditioning, blackout curtains, and mosquito nets for extra comfort.

During the day, you can warm up with a relaxing massage or relax in the shared lounge. They also have an on-site restaurant serving delicious Filipino food. For some evening fun, there are karaoke rooms and a bar at the inn.

Address: Sitio Lugadia, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan

8. Inggo Tourist Inn 

Inggo Tourist InnPhoto by Inggo Tourist Inn

Inggo Tourist Inn is an affordable place to stay in the heart of El Nido town proper. It's conveniently close to shops and restaurants, and you can easily walk to both El Nido Beach and Caalan Beach from here.

This budget accommodation in El Nido has 25 rooms divided into two buildings suitable for different group sizes. The first building has rooms with mountain views and balconies, ideal for families or groups. In contrast, the second building is designed for couples.

Inggo Tourist Inn roomPhoto by Inggo Tourist Inn

The four room types at the inn include Standard Double Rooms, Standard Twin Rooms, Standard Triple Rooms, and Standard Family Rooms. All rooms at the inn feature air conditioning or ceiling fans, clean linen and towels, cable TV, and a bathroom with a hot and cold shower. Some rooms have balconies or terraces.

On the ground floor, there's a cozy lounge area with partial bay views; on the upper floors, there's a balcony where you can enjoy the scenery. There is also free Wi-Fi available in the lobby.

Address: C. Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan

9. Buko Beach Resort 

Buko Beach ResortPhoto by Buko Beach Resort

Nestled between lush mountains and Corong Corong Bay in El Nido, Buko Beach Resort is known for its eco-friendly rooms and facilities. There are two beaches close to the resort: the nearby Corong Corong Beach, just 40 meters away, and the picturesque Marimegmeg Beach, located 1 kilometer from the resort.

There are three types of accommodations in Buko Beach Resort. The Grand Pool Villa is a 4-bedroom beachfront villa with a private pool, modern Filipino design, and beautiful views of Bacuit Bay. Great for large groups and families. Garden Villa, on the other hand, can accommodate up to 6 adults, featuring two downstairs bedrooms and an upstairs bedroom. It is crafted with bamboo architecture and local craftsmanship.

Buko Beach Resort's poolsidePhoto by Buko Beach Resort

There are also cottages at the resort, all with a rustic charm. You can choose from Sea View, Garden View, or Standard cottages. Each cottage has a king-size, four-poster bed, sliding doors, hot water, air conditioning, and daily housekeeping. Additionally, they provide amenities like Wi-Fi access in common areas, a mini bar, an in-room safe, and a hammock zone for relaxation. 

The resort offers an oceanfront infinity pool, a restaurant, and a bar, giving you convenient access to delicious food and breathtaking views. You can also relax in the garden or treat yourself to in-room massages while enjoying direct access to the beautiful beachfront. It’s highly recommended to book a Buko Beach Resort El Nido package to have a fuss-free experience.

Address: Sitio Lugadia, Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan

10. South Anchorage Inn 

South Anchorage Inn's lobbyPhoto by South Anchorage Inn

South Anchorage Inn is an affordable 2-star hotel located at the heart of El Nido, Palawan, offering spacious rooms, a restaurant, a rooftop mini bar, and a 200-seat banquet hall. The hotel is conveniently close to restaurants, bars, and beaches like El Nido Beach and Caalan Beach.

This El Nido affordable accommodation offers a variety of rooms to suit your needs. Whether you prefer a cozy Standard Queen Room with a large double bed, a Standard Twin Room with two single beds, a Standard Triple Room with three single beds, or a spacious Standard Family Room with one single bed and one large double bed, there's an option for everyone.

Some rooms even come with a balcony for a little extra charm. All rooms have modern amenities like air conditioning, private bathrooms with showers, fresh linen, towels, and wardrobes.

You can relax and enjoy beautiful Mt. Taraw views from the spacious rooftop. Plus, on the fourth floor, there's The Lighthouse El Nido Seafood Restaurant, where you can try seafood and other culinary delights.

While in El Nido, you can have a stress-free stay at South Anchorage Inn by booking a South Anchorage Inn El Nido package. It’s one of the cheapest Philippine travel packages. If you want to stay longer at this budget accommodation, complete with some El Nido tours, you might want to check out its budget El Nido package for 5 Days and 4 Nights.

Address: Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan

11. Angel Nido Resort 

Angel Nido Resort's cottagesPhoto by Angel Nido Resort

Situated 1 kilometer from El Nido town proper, Angel Nido Resort is an affordable 3-star resort in El Nido that provides stunning views of Cadlao Island in Bacuit Bay. Aside from being a peaceful retreat, it's conveniently close to Calaan Beach, just a few steps away. 

Angel Nido Resort offers four room types with different bed arrangements. A Standard Room features a queen-size bed, a Standard Cottage features a queen-size bed or separate beds, a Seafront Cottage features a queen-size bed or separate beds, and a Bamboo Cottage features a queen-size bed. Common amenities across all room types include private entrances, outdoor terraces with garden views, air-conditioning, mosquito net, native-style furniture, and extra beds to accommodate a third person.

Angel Nido ResortPhoto by Angel Nido Resort

Angel Nido Resort has a small restaurant and bar where you can enjoy drinks like cocktails and Italian wines. They serve Italian pasta, sandwiches, and special fish and meat barbecues in Filipino and Italian styles. You can also relax in their garden, shared lounge, terrace, and beachfront access.

You can book an El Nido Angel Nido Resort package for a hassle-free stay while you’re in El Nido. For a fun-filled trip with a complimentary Philippine guided tour, you can check out the El Nido budget resort package for 5 Days and 4 Nights.

Address: Barangay Masagana, Caalan, El Nido, Palawan

12. Den'gi Inn El Nido 

Den'gi InnPhoto by Den'gi Inn El Nido

Den'gi Inn El Nido is a 3-star budget hotel in the western part of El Nido town proper, just 350 meters away from El Nido Beach, the common jump-off point for El Nido island-hopping tours. It's also conveniently close, only 550 meters away, to Taraw Cliff, a fantastic spot for breathtaking views of the beach and the limestone cliffs. 

They have 3 types of minimalist rooms. Their Standard Room has one queen bed, while the Deluxe Room has a king bed, and the Family Room has two king beds. All the rooms in Dengi Inn are equipped with Wi-FiWi-Fi access, air-conditioning, a hot & cold shower, and cable TV. 

Den'gi Inn's outdoor loungePhoto by Den'gi Inn El Nido

Guests can also access the hotel's Wi-Fi from public spaces like the outdoor lobby, so you can enjoy the fresh air while using the internet. The friendly front-desk team at this hotel can help with laundry and luggage storage.

You can go on a fuss-free stay by booking a Den’gi Inn El Nido package. If you're up for an enjoyable vacation that includes a free island hopping tour, have a look at the El Nido budget package for 5 Days and 4 Nights.

Address: Taytay - El Nido National Hwy, El Nido, Palawan

Check out these cheap accommodations in El Nido on your Palawan vacation!

Small LagoonEl Nido is one of the top places to include in a Palawan itinerary. Explore the best El Nido Palawan tourist spots, from discovering authentic local cuisine at some of the best El Nido restaurants to an island hopping trip in El Nido

You can book Palawan tour packages to combine top islands such as El Nido and Coron. Couples looking for a romantic escape can check out one of the best Philippine honeymoon packages, the Coron to El Nido Honeymoon Package

You can also combine El Nido and Puerto Princesa and try a Puerto Princesa to El Nido tour package. You can also head out to Cebu and try a Cebu to El Nido Philippines tour package for a more unique adventure. 

If you're planning to extend your trip to Palawan, you can book the best Philippines itinerary vacation packages with longer Philippine itinerary days, such as a 1-week Philippines itinerary tour package, an 8-day Philippines itinerary tour package, a 10-day Philippines itinerary tour package, or a 2-week Philippines itinerary tour package.

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