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Elternative Hostel
Elternative Hostel
Elternative Hostel
Elternative Hostel
Elternative Hostel
Elternative Hostel
Elternative Hostel

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7.6

Very good

29 reviews

29 reviews

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6.6

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach 1.5 km
Las Cabanas Beach 3.1 km
Nacpan Beach 14.9 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 120.5 km
Ugong Rock 134.5 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 141.7 km
Cowrie Island 163.4 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 171.0 km
Firefly Watching 178.0 km
Nearby landmarks
GoodMeds Pharmacy 130 m
Abot kaya 290 m
Corong Corong Beach 360 m
Palawan Medical City, El Nido 470 m
El Nido Health Center 770 m
Taraw Peak 790 m
El Nido Covered Court 810 m
Farmacia Comprendio 840 m
Nagkalit-Kalit Falls 840 m
Taraw Cliff 880 m

Elternative Hostel

Barangay Maligaya, National Hgy near Bacuit Gas Station, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the El Nido part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Massage, restaurant and fitness center are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [private]

Airport transfer

Private beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot spring bath

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Fitness center

Private beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Location rating6.6
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at Elternative Hostel

Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds and 2 single ...
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Superior Family Room
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Superior With Double Bed
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    Tent (C)
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      2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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      • 1 double bed
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      Frequently asked questions

      How much does it cost to stay at Elternative Hostel?

      Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

      What time is check-in and check-out at Elternative Hostel?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Elternative Hostel?

      Elternative Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Elternative Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Elternative Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Palawan with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

      Is breakfast offered at Elternative Hostel?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Elternative Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 158 PHP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

      What is the smoking policy at Elternative Hostel?

      Elternative Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest airport to Elternative Hostel?

      The closest airport is El Nido Airport, 4.0 km away from Elternative Hostel.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Elternative Hostel?

      El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.0 km away from Elternative Hostel.

      What restaurants are nearby Elternative Hostel?

      Elternative Hostel is located in El Nido, famous for good restaurants such as Cabin Hostel and Restaurant, Angle Bar and The Peacock Restaurant.

      What are popular attractions near Elternative Hostel?

      Elternative Hostel is located in El Nido area, which is famous for attractions such as Lio Tourism Estate, Parish of St. Francis of Assisi and Loggerhead Peak.

      What popular beaches are close to Elternative Hostel?

      Elternative Hostel is located in the El Nido area, which includes Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Elternative Hostel?

      Elternative Hostel is located in the El Nido area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Taraw Peak.

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      What people love about Elternative Hostel

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Bathroom

        "Bathrooms and common areas was nice and clean."

        Emille

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        January 5, 2019

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Staff 

        "The staff was great."

        Emille

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        January 5, 2019

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Breakfast

        "Breakfast included is a plus."

        Emille

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        January 5, 2019

      Overall rating:

      7.6

      Very good
      29 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.9
      Facilities
      7.2
      Location
      6.6
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      More about Elternative Hostel

      More about Elternative Hostel

      Elternative Hostel

      Get the most adventure during your time in Palawan when you book a room at Elternative Hostel.
      Elternative Hostel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the hostel make exploring Palawan even more convenient.
      Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Elternative Hostel thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
      Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
      Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Elternative Hostel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
      Elternative Hostel also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Elternative Hostel. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
      Elternative Hostel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Don't forget to take advantage of your access to the private beach at the hostel. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, located right at the hostel. Check out the hostel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation.
      Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like watersports equipment rentals and boats.


      Around the property

      Don't miss out on all that Palawan has to offer during your stay at Elternative Hostel. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Nacpan Beach located 16.7 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


      Reasons to stay here

      Staff and service here are considered high quality by past guests whose ratings put it above 84% of the city's options.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.2

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      2 mentions

      Housekeeping

      2 mentions

      Beach

      1 mention

      Internet

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Boating
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Fitness center
      • Garden
      • Massage
      • Private beach
      • Snorkeling
      • Ticket services
      • Tours
      • Watersport equipment rentals

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • BBQ facilities
      • Breakfast [free]
      • Coffee shop
      • Kitchen
      • Restaurants
      • Room service
      • Shared kitchen

      Swimming & soaking

      • Hot spring bath

      Services and conveniences

      • Elevator
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Dog-friendly
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Rental car
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service
      Location
      Barangay Maligaya, National Hgy near Bacuit Gas Station, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
      Good
      Location

      6.6

      Airports

      • El Nido Airport (ENI)
        4.0 km 16 min drive
      • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
        73.5 km

      Public transportation

      • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
        1.1 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • GoodMeds Pharmacy
        130 m

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        990 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Seven Commandos Beach
        1.5 km
      • Las Cabanas Beach
        3.1 km
      • Nacpan Beach
        14.9 km
      • Puerto Princesa Underground River
        120.5 km
      • Ugong Rock
        134.5 km
      • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
        141.7 km
      • Cowrie Island
        163.4 km
      • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
        171.0 km
      • Firefly Watching
        178.0 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • GoodMeds Pharmacy
        130 m
      • Abot kaya
        290 m
      • Corong Corong Beach
        360 m
      • Palawan Medical City, El Nido
        470 m
      • El Nido Health Center
        770 m
      • Taraw Peak
        790 m
      • El Nido Covered Court
        810 m
      • Farmacia Comprendio
        840 m
      • Nagkalit-Kalit Falls
        840 m
      • Taraw Cliff
        880 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until14:00

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)158 PHP

      The property

      • Number of rooms 6
      Property announcements

      A security deposit of PHP 500 is required for dormitory rooms upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.

      A security deposit of PHP 1,000 is required for private rooms upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.

      Reviews of Elternative Hostel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.6
      /
      10
      Very good
      Cleanliness7.9
      Facilities7.2
      Location6.6
      Service8.8
      Value for money7.7
      High score for Palawan
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (2)
      8-9 Excellent (3)
      7-8 Very Good (3)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (6)
      Jun - Aug (2)
      Sep - Nov (0)
      Dec - Feb (4)
      All guests (29)
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      Showing 12 verified guest comments
      8.0
      Excellent
      Meredith from United States
      Couple
      2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

      What you would expect for the price with great staff”

      The hostel is what one would expect for $8 in El Nido and as described. It is definitely more suitable for those used to traveling and roughing it. There is no AC or hot water but they supplied us with multiple fans so no complaints! The room was open to the outside along the ceiling which helped keep the room cooler but allowed bugs and noise in. It is clean, but a cheap hostel, so keep that in mind when booking. The staff was extremely kind, friendly, and happy to help with whatever we needed.

      Reviewed June 26, 2018

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Judd from United States
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

      It's El Nido, good luck finding a deal. ”

      It was pretty hard to find the hostel at first, but even though it was near though the power plant it wasn't that noisy. The 3 comboed fans in the room were real nice, luckily was only max of 4 people when I stayed, but the bathrooms were nice. Breakfast was better than basic and perfect to start with and the pier was maybe a 15 min walk away.

      Reviewed April 02, 2018

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Olivia from Philippines
      Group
      Deluxe Family Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

      Budget friendly and good location”

      Although the little road going to the place is muddy, it is still a good location because it is near the van terminal, a market where you can buy food or cook in their kitchenette, and near beach for tour A island hopping packages. Staffs are friendly and even has water dispenser for you to get for free.

      Reviewed August 30, 2017

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      6.4
      Good
      Beth from United Kingdom
      Couple
      2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Town Generator is too loud 24/7”

      The hostel it’s self is nice and staff are friendly. It’s just I could not cope with the town generator that is almost next door to the hostel, I come to a hostel to sleep but unfortunately with the generator I was unable to sleep. I was booked in to stay at the hostel in a couple of days, I requested a refund and explained the reasons but got no reply.

      Reviewed March 03, 2019

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      5.2
      Jon from United Kingdom
      Couple
      2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Quite Hostel a little out of town ”

      Booked a double bed in a 10 bed dorm, was nice as there was only two other guests staying in the dorm with us. Dorm had two toilet/showers attached which was useful. Staff were really friendly and provided free filtered water and coffee in the mornings. Only down side, hostel is approx 15/20mins walk from beach front/town centre and it is a dusty road between to walk.

      Reviewed May 01, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      ANVAR from China
      Group
      Stayed 6 nights in January 2018

      Good guesthoue”

      The staff is very sympathic and they can even organize tours for you. The guesthouse is located 5 min from town in tuktuk, so there’s no many place to eat nearby

      Reviewed January 09, 2018

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      6.0
      Andrius from United Kingdom
      Couple
      2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      A satisfactory place for a night or two”

      We booked a double bed in a 6-bed dormitory. Upon arrival we were shown our bed and left to have dinner. When we came back to our dorm we found other peoples things on our bed. The receptionist told us other guest would be having our bed and we will have to sleep in another dormitory (12-bed). We explained that this is not the option we selected when booking and the initial response we got was that for Agoda customers they have a different room and that the other receptionist made a mistake. We did not think this was a legitimite answer as while booking there were separate selections for 6-bed, 8-bed or 12-bed dormitories. It turned out the bed in the quieter dorm was promised for another customer before and so this was the reason for us being moved somewhere else. In the end we got back into the 6-bed dorm but this is clearly the "whoever shouts the loudest" type of place. Beds were okay (no curtains for privacy), toilet was dirty and did not flush, no soap. Okay for 1 night.

      Reviewed March 21, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Emille from United States
      Couple
      2 People in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Great for one night!”

      Breakfast included is a plus. The staff was great. Bathrooms and common areas was nice and clean. The roasters are a bit noisy, but other than that it was great stay.

      Reviewed January 05, 2019

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      4.8
      Sonomi from Japan
      Group
      2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

      Too noisy”

      There is electricity generator near the hotel and it is too noisy to sleep at night. Room is clean but no hot water in dorm and internet connection is very slow. I would never stay again.

      Reviewed April 05, 2018

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      7.2
      Very good
      Sharon from Philippines
      Family with young children
      Superior Family Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      I dont understand why the bathroom should be open like that. ”

      No privacy for the bathroom and toilet

      Reviewed February 07, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Simon from Switzerland
      Couple
      1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2020

      Very good”

      Ruhige Lage, preiswert, Wäscheleine im Zimmer, gratis Wasser, gratis Kaffe am morgen

      Reviewed March 11, 2020

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Chen from Taiwan
      Couple
      2 People in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

      交通便利、員工親切”

      位於Corong corong beach 附近加油站巷子內的青旅(我都這樣跟tu tu司機說),旁邊就有地方超市、市場(可以買東西回來煮),距離車站(van、roro bus、cherry bus都有)只要步行5-7分鐘,員工都十分親切,即使我們退房後想寄放行李到搭車前再領取、借用廚房煮飯、借用房間盥洗都沒有問題(佛心來的),但如此便宜的房價之下是沒有冷氣的(他們有冷氣房),也沒有熱水(冷氣房有熱水),因為隔壁在施工、距離當地發電場近、附近有住戶養雞,所以如果不是睡眠品質極好的旅客建議帶齊妳的裝備(我老婆是帶抗噪耳機才睡著的)

      Reviewed April 10, 2019

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