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Pawikan Hostel El Nido

119 San Joaquin St Buena Suerte Zone 2, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#15 of 214 Specialty lodging in El Nido
Pawikan Hostel offers private and dormitory accommodation in El Nido, Palawan. Our rooms are designed to make you comfortable with air-conditioned rooms, 6-inch spring mattresses, and private bath.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Filipino
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Daithi423 wrote a review Mar 2018
Cork, Ireland78 contributions10 helpful votes
Average hostel in El Nido. Staff are reasonably helpful. More information about tours ect on arrival would help. We ended up booking our tours elsewhere due to lack of information given. Dorms are standard if a little small. Bathroom is very small. Lockers provided in the room and downstairs also. Breakfast is standard but at least it is offered. For a couple of nights stay here at €10 per person per night it was reasonable value. The entrance to the hostel has a lot going on but don’t mind this!
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Date of stay: March 2018
Matt W wrote a review Dec 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand139 contributions85 helpful votes
For a dorm they expect 700 peso which is extortion and even more expensive then Boracay or Manila, we negotiated to a lower price, turns out we were the only people in the dorm anyway. Bed was comfortable pillow and sheets clean, room was tidy enough but bathroom left a lot to be desired, door didn’t shut properly and had no lock, could see people showering and in the bathroom, AC was noisy, right under the hill they have no cell coverage yet promised wifi and it was never on once. Laundry is still 60 peso per kilo, and communal bathroom was gross and never had a lock either. Finishing touches like lock flaps on the dorm lockers would be nice, more then one key would be nice. Breakfast included but wasn’t appetising at all. Staff were friendly so it’s hard to say this.
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Date of stay: December 2017
John T wrote a review Oct 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The place is super nice and clean. Thumbs up as well to the lovely people who always makes sure that their guests are at home and comfortable. I'd highly recommend this place to stay in El Nido. The owner as well will personally take care of your needs. 👍👍👍 Will stay here again once we go back there.
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Date of stay: October 2017
Thom de Villa wrote a review Apr 2017
Limay, Philippines43 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed with my friends here for 3 nights and it was amazing. The room was very cheap which already includes breaksfast! Best value for money. People go to El Nido because of the island hopping so Pawikan hostel is perfect when you need to spend the night and rest from the tiring island hopping. Would definitely go back! Highly recommended :)
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Date of stay: April 2017
Hanzsum wrote a review Apr 2017
Cainta, Philippines16 contributions3 helpful votes
There's a saying goes "don't judge the book by its cover". Indeed! At Pawikan hostel I was amazed of its hotel like set up, very calming because they used a white and brown motif which i really like. It is not beach front but 5-10mins walk from. Staff 10/10 Services 10/10 Food 8/10 (filipino style breakfast) Price 10/10 This place was suitable with us because we treasure more the adventure, island hopping, trips than having a luxurious hotel to stay in, which most travelers do. Keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: April 2017
US$38 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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