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Spin Designer Hostel

Balinsasayaw Road cor. Calle Real, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#2 of 44 hostels in El Nido
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Designed by travelers, for travelers. This is the premier hostel at the heart of bustling El Nido town composed of Instagrammable interiors, rooms for steady relaxation, hip amenities great for mingling, and events on the line-up for the young, adventurous crowd. It currently houses 72 beds in a combination of private rooms and mixed dorms bringing together an assorted bunch of backpackers, weekend warriors and beach enthusiasts out to explore.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Game room
Evening entertainment
Car hire
24-hour security
Shared bathroom
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Board games / puzzles
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Bidet
Walk-in shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Maeve wrote a review Nov 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Five of us stayed in Spin for 8 nights and had a brilliant experience. Angelo, Shiena and Ann made our stay so welcoming and easy. We originally meant to stay for 4 nights but we didn’t book our ferry in time so had to extend by 4 nights, there was no issue with this at all. The staff remember everyone by name and go above and beyond to make you feel at home. The location is so central for all the restaurants and bars and you can organise all your tours with the hostel. 100% recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Dondon Viana, Owner at Spin Designer Hostel
Responded Dec 8, 2022
Hello Meander, WOW! Thank you for 5 star review! The staff was so happy when they read your review and they remember you guys! On behalf of SPIN staff, THANK YOU AND HOPE TO SEE SOON AGAIN! Cheers! Dondon Viana - Hostel Manager
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Megan S wrote a review Nov 2022
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Spin is a wonderful hostel, big comfy beds, clean bathrooms, great breakfast options, free water refills and some really nice evening activities (movie night, bbq night). But the staff are what make this Hostel MAGIC, Anne is a blessing and couldn’t have been more helpful. It’s in a perfect location and we ended up staying 7 nights! Don’t hesitate, just book.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Dondon Viana, Owner at Spin Designer Hostel
Responded Dec 11, 2022
HI Megan, thank you for the wonderful review. We thank you for appreciating out breakfast and the staff. Anne was was so happy mentioning her with you review. Hope to see you again! Cheers! Dondon Viana- Hostel Manager
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Geldof R wrote a review Nov 2022
We stayed during the onslaught of typhoon Paeng so we were in the accommodation for most of our El Nido trip. They have a generator, which is good since power has been out in most of the town. The Internet is also good enough for me to do some work. They also have events like karaoke and barbecue nights so you could mingle with fellow tourists staying at the hostel. Their common area is spacious enough for everyone and they have games and books that you can use to kill the time. The breakfast buffet was also good since they have a great selection of choices. The common bathroom was also well-kept. The beds and towels provided were also at par with those of the hotels'. But the best part of the experience was their staff and the environment. Everyone in the hostel's crew was
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Dondon Viana, Owner at Spin Designer Hostel
Responded Dec 7, 2022
WOW! This is such a wonderful review Geldofr! Thank you for taking the time writing this review and for appreciating all the effort from our team. Sana makabalik po kayo next time, yong walang pong bagyo:) ! Cheers! Dondon Viana - Hostel Manager
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Michael O wrote a review Nov 2022
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The hostel is clean and has chill ambiance. Their buffet breakfast is superb and they have healthy choices Most of all their staff provides excellent customer service and will assist you in your concern such as looking for tours. Great job Angelo, Sheena, Ms Anne and the rest of their staff! I will definitely stay again at Spin when I get back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Dec 7, 2022
We had an amazing time with you too Michaelo! Our staff was so happy reading this review and we thank you for considering our hostel for your next El Nido visit. Cheers! Dondon Viana- Hostel Manager
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heathermann22 wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia
without doubt, this was the best hostel I have ever stayed in. It's so beautiful, so clean, so safe & secure (there are security guards on each entry/exit!) and the staff are AMAZING. Special shout out to Angelo on reception who is SO amazing at his job, and makes sure solo travellers meet friends and have the most amazing trip in beautiful El Nido. I will definetly be back :):)
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded Dec 11, 2022
Hey Heatherm, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent review rating. We really appreciate that you mention the sweetest staff and the best hostel. We will continue to improve our operation and hoping to see you next time. Cheers! Dondon Viana- Hostel Manager
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Amédé F wrote a review Oct 2022
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Very pleasant atmosphere created by the wonderful staff, with a special mention for Ritchie! Always eager to provide you with great recommendations. I was half working and half on holidays and that was the perfect place to manage this. The concept of Spin Designer makes people from different cultures, including lots of Filipinos, and different generation meeting in a wonderful place. So you won't just meet 18 year old backpackers (although I love them too :). Last but not least, very good food served by the bar/restaurant, also very good breakfast, worth noting that it is included in the room rate. You can enjoy all these food and drinks in the quite and nice terrasse. @ Ritchie, I cannot thank you enough. RIP!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Dondon Viana, Owner at Spin Designer Hostel
Responded Dec 11, 2022
Hi Am, It was such a wonderful reading this review but sad that one of our staff has to leave us to heaven! Ritchie is one of the best employee we had and he will remembered. See you next time! Dondon Viana- Hostel Manager
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mairashaday8616 wrote a review Sep 2022
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¡This was my Best experience ever! The people who works here made us feel amazing, we had a great time with them, they are as our family now. The hotel is so good, they make excellent breakfast and is Just 5 minutes walking from the Best places here in El Nido. Thank you for everything, I will miss you so much!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Dondon Viana, General Manager at Spin Designer Hostel
Responded Oct 12, 2023
Hi Mairabravo, Wow! Thanks for writing this awesome feedback. Our hearts are full. It's always a pleasure to hear from happy SPINners like you. We're glad to be part of your El Nido trip. SPIN with you again soon. Cheers!
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SergiMadrid wrote a review Sep 2022
Madrid15 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed 7 nights in September. Breakfast is free and very very good. You also get free coffee, tea and water all day. I thought about going to Fredt hostel but it has too much party and the rooms are for 8 people. Here the maximum is 4 people. Every day they have an activity to socialize. Cinema, BBQ, drink games...well, I'll come back for sure. ah! and the staff is amazing.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct 12, 2023
Hi Sergi, Thanks for writing this awesome feedback. It’s always a pleasure to hear from happy SPINners like you. We're glad to be part of your El Nido trip. SPIN with you again soon. Cheers!
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Nhi Nhi wrote a review Sep 2022
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1 contribution
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One of the best hostel I have been to in Southeast Asia. The biggest bed you ever found in a dorm room. Big and clean room for 4 persons, comfortable bed with big towel included. I love the common areas, it’s so well-designed. Big plus for the free breakfast buffet. Although they are basic options but you have everything you might need for a breakfast (pancake, toast, jam, butter, omelette, tea, fruit..). And it’s included!!!!!! The staffs are also wonderful and professional, they are always willing to support you everything One more amazing thing is their kitchen, delicious food with reasonable prices. I can say here is one of the best 3 places I have ever eat in Philippines Only one small minus for me that there are quite many plants that make a number of insect and gecko
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Oct 12, 2023
Hi Nhinhi, Thanks for writing this awesome feedback. It’s always a pleasure to hear from happy SPINners like you. We're glad to be part of your El Nido trip. SPIN with you again soon. Cheers!
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Alfredi Mobula wrote a review Sep 2022
Hawaii67 contributions7 helpful votes
Dear Spin staff- I miss you guys! Thinking of your smiles, love, your family feeling. I’m glad I met you guys & had the privilege of interacting with each one of you. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise I fell sick & spent more time in the hostel cos by staying in I got to know you all. Thanks for being a bunch of SIRA ULOs & Loco Locos. Every staff here is so genuine & care for one another. When I was sick, Kuya Jun plucked Soursop leaves for me & Boiled them into hot tea. Shiena recommended me vitamins, Ann lent umbrella, print air ticket etc. Elmer (scuba duck), Claire & John Lyod made you feel at home w their smiles & genuine conversations. Richie lent me padlock for locker without hesitation for 1 full week. Jhong made breakfast w love every day & chose of his own accord
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Dondon Viana, General Manager at Spin Designer Hostel
Responded Oct 12, 2023
Hey There! We'll surely miss you here! Thanks for SPINning with us and writing this awesome review! We had the best time with you and can't wait to see you again! Cheers to awesome adventures!
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PRICE RANGE
₱2,186 - ₱3,363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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