Wednesday, May 8

Cheap Accommodations in El Nido and Puerto Princesa

Below are our lodgings in El Nido and Puerto Princesa City. For those on a budget, I would recommend these accommodations since they are very budget-friendly.

1. Northern Hope Inn

El Nido, Palawan

Our rate was at Php 800.  Air-con room good for two to four persons.  Near the beach front.  Please contact the guesthouse for updated rates.

Photo op with Ate Neriza, owner of Northern Hope Inn
Their 2 Double Beds comes with a private Bathroom

During our El Nido island-hopping tour (Combination Tour A and C), we only paid 1000 php per head***.
Norther Hope Inn - Island Hopping Standard Rates***

Tour A 700 Pesos per person
Tour B 800 Pesos per person
Tour C 900 Pesos per person
Tour D 700 Pesos per person
Combination Tour A & B 1,200 Pesos per person
Combination Tour A & C 1,500 Pesos per person

Contact Person: Ate Neriza Dado
Mobile Number:  09399022216 - Smart | 09277353221 - Globe

***Bonus tip for those on a budget!  You may mention me, Paula, when you contact Northern Hope Inn to take advantage of tour discounts!***

Updated Feb 2014

***As of late 2013, El Nido's Island Hopping Tour rates have significantly increased.  The above discounted rates may change once in contact with the hostel. 

***Updated Standard El Nido Island Hopping Tour Rates***

Tour A - 1,200 Pesos/person
Tour B - 1,300 Pesos/person
Tour C - 1,400 Pesos/person
Tour D - 1,200 Pesos/person

NOT included in the fees are the 200 Pesos/person Eco-Tourism Development Fee (ETDF).  Sadly, there are no more combination tours.

2. Victoria's Guest House and Cottages 
Wescom Road, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Not located in the city proper but this inn is charming because of its quiet location and nature-themed environment.  Plus, it is just a five-minute walk from the beach.

Photo Credit: Victoria

Click Here for discounted rates

Our rate was at Php 800 
Air-con room for two with complimentary airport transfer and complimentary breakfast. 
Please contact the guesthouse for updated rates.  

Rate Inclusions:
ü  Daily set of breakfast
ü  Roundtrip Airport Transfer
ü  Welcome Drinks
ü  Fully Air-conditioned Rooms
ü  Private Toilet and Bath
ü  Hot and Cold Shower in Selected Rooms
ü  Wifi Access
ü  Stand-by Generator

They also assist guests in tour reservations.

Php 1500/head
Inclusions: Air-condition Van Service, Buffet Lunch, Tour Guide, Pump Boat, Permits & Wharf Fee
***Advance booking needed

Php 1300/head
(2-3 Islands)
Inclusions: Air-condition Van Service, Entrance Fee, Picnic Lunch, Tour Guide, Pump Boat, Shed Rental & Wharf fee

Php 600/head
Inclusions: Air-condition Van Service, Tour Guide
Visit: Crocodile Farm, Baker’s Hill, Mitra’s Ranch, Binuatan Creation, Pasalubong Center,  Running Tour Cathedral, Plaza Cuartel and Baywalk

Contact Person: Michelle
Mobile Number: 09287814757 - Smart
Facebook:  Victoria Guest House & Cottages

** Book Here for discounted rates! **

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  1. nice napaka informative... save ko na number baka palarin nitong year na to maka el nido ako :)

    1. Hello Manong Unyol, thanks! Ganda dun hopefully I can go back next year if time permits. :-)

  2. yiii. kakamiss si ate neriza na super busy. hihi

    1. Hahaha! oo nga! at super yaman na rin! hehehehe

  3. I saw the Northern Hope Inn while I was in El Nido. I was unable to ask their rate though. Thanks for this post!

    1. :-) Then better take note of it on your next visit! :-)

  4. Very informative, nagbabalak ako mag El nido this year sana makakuha ng murang Airfare :)

    1. Thanks! Subscribe ka sa mga airline para updated ka ^_^

  5. Thanks for the info! Matagal na namin plano ni girlfriend magpalawan - either coron or el nido. Do you have any recommendations for Coron? I

    1. Welcome Batangas Boy. However, I still have yet to come to Coron. You can try Coron Ecolodge.

    2. or CoronWonders highly recommended (c/o Ate Rina)

    3. Hi Anonymous! Thanks for the tip! :-)

  6. Pao mgnda ba dito ikokonsider ko sana dito kmi magstay

    1. Hi Prince, if you don't mind not staying in the city proper then this place is really quiet and homey. Plus, take advantage of the free perks they offer. It's worth every peso :-)

  7. Thanks for sharing. Any other suggestion for hotels in puerto princesa? We're going to visit the province this May!:D

    1. Hello Marian! thanks for visiting my site. You can check out Go Hotels Puerto Princesa. :)


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