Where to stay in El Nido? Best accommodation in El Nido.

El Nido Palawan is a lovely place where there are many things to do and places to stay which has a variety of prices and can fit at any kind of budget.

Given that we attract guests from all budget ranges, we’re going to give you our favourite options for high budget, mid budget and low budget accommodation in El Nido that we’ve heard or experienced first hand ourselves as great spots.

Beachfront Resort in El Nido 

High Budget (>$300): El Nido Resorts


Photo Credits: El Nido Resorts

If you can afford to go big we think you may as well do one of the El Nido resorts, they really are top of the class. There are a few to choose from and some certainly are more attractive to us than others although each offer different feels so do your research. They are eco-conscious which is great and they were doing that before it was cool! 5/5.

Hotel in El Nido

Mid Budget($100-300): The Birdhouse

Photo Credits: The Birdhouse El Nido

Probably the most sought after accommodation in El Nido Palawan is The Birdhouse, number one on speciality lodging on trip advisor and with an accompanying restaurant which is also number one The Nesting Table,

it’s easy to see why. It also helps that the business is run by an awesomely cool family. Mark has been a great friend to BDBM since our inception and watching these guys build something so unique and memorable for travellers is a joy. Check them out but be sure to book in advance! 5/5

Note: The Birdhouse hasn't reopened since covid, please check their website or Booking to see when this changes!

Beachfront Hostel in El Nido

Low Budget($10-40): Outpost/Mad Monkey

Photo Credits: MadMonkey & Outpost Hostels

For all your hostel needs, look no further than Outpost or Mad Monkey. With a few different locations across Philippines and the world these guys are reputable, clean, social and accountable… what more can you ask for from a hostel!

When you go low budget in places like Palawan you can be taking a big risk so we definitely recommend going with one of these two. Again, they book out way in advance so check their website to try to find something early!

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