Where to Stay in El Nido: 15 Great Options

Need help deciding where to stay in El Nido? Here’s a quick guide to some of the best accommodations in the area — from budget to splurge.
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Where to stay in El Nido
Image by Fabian Irsara [public domain] via Wikimedia Commons
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Our choice to stay at Spin Designer Hostel was unanimous and pretty much an instant decision. As I mentioned in El Nido, Nice and Easy: A Stress-Free 6-Day Itinerary for Non-Backpackers, Spin ticked a lot of boxes:

  • It’s centrally located — far enough to be non-chaotic but near enough for the beach to be walking distance.
  • Previous guests love it — the #1 specialty lodging in TripAdvisor (4.5 rating) and with a Booking.com score of 9.1 (out of 10).
  • It has an affordable twin room (PHP 2679) with ensuite bath, perfect for friends traveling together. Couples can go for the double room (PHP 2679), groups can stay together in the 4-bed dorm rooms (PHP 982 per bed), and solo travelers can opt for either.
  • The room price includes breakfast.
  • The property is new so there ought to be no problems with rusty pipes or anything like that.
  • It’s beautiful. Look:
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Where to stay in El Nido - Spin Designer Hostel

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You can book a room/bed at Spin Designer Hostel HERE.

Update (July 2016): We did stay at Spin when we were in El Nido last month and I thoroughly recommend it! Try to include a Sunday so you can join their Jamming Nights. ­čÖé

If you can’t…

Here are other well-reviewed accommodations in El Nido — from budget to splurge.

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Where to Stay in El Nido: Non-Beachfront

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Where to stay in El Nido - Tarao Travelodge

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Tarao Travelodge

  • Book HERE
  • Distance to beach (approx.): 100 m
  • Booking.com score: 8.0
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 1,500

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Where to stay in El Nido - Chariz Inn

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Chariz Inn

  • Book HERE
  • Distance to beach (approx.): 350 m
  • Booking.com score: 7.5
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? NO
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 1,500

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Where to stay in El Nido - Raje Residence

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Raje Residence

  • Book HERE
  • Distance to beach (approx.): 400 m
  • Booking.com score: 8.2
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 2,000

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Where to stay in El Nido - El Nido Viewdeck Cottages

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El Nido Viewdeck Cottages

  • Book HERE
  • Distance to beach (approx.): 1 km
  • Booking.com score: 7.4
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 2,500

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Where to stay in El Nido - Sei Nazioni Cottages

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Sei Nazioni Cottages

  • Book HERE
  • Distance to beach (approx.): 350 m
  • Booking.com score: 8.2
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 2,700

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Where to stay in El Nido - Lio Villas

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Lio Villas

  • Book HERE
  • Distance to beach (approx.): 2.6 km
  • Booking.com score: 8.2
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 7,000

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Where to Stay in El Nido: Beachfront (Mid-Range)

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Where to stay in El Nido - Tapik Beach Park Guest House

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Tapik Beach Park Guest House

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 8.3
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 2,306

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Where to stay in El Nido - El Nido Reef Strand Resort

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El Nido Reef Strand Resort

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 7.1
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 2,700

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Where to stay in El Nido - Garden Bay Beach Resort

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Garden Bay Beach Resort

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 9.2
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 3,000

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Where to stay in El Nido - El Nido Cove Resort

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El Nido Cove Resort

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 7.6
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for private room (good for 2 pax): PHP 5,000

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Where to Stay in El Nido: Beachfront (Splurge)

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Where to stay in El Nido - Vellago Resort

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Vellago Resort

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 9.3
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for 2 pax: PHP 16,900

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Where to stay in El NIdo - El Nido Resorts Apulit Island

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El Nido Resorts Apulit Island

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 9.1
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES (full board)
  • Price per night for 2 pax: PHP 20,000

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Where to stay in El Nido - El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

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El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 9.2
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES
  • Price per night for 2 pax: PHP 21,400

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Where to stay in El Nido - El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

  • Book HERE
  • Booking.com score: 9.0
  • TripAdvisor rating: 4.5
  • Includes breakfast? YES (full board)
  • Price per night for 2 pax: PHP 24,500

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Wherever you decide to stay, enjoy El Nido!

 


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