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Happiness Hostel
Happiness Hostel
Happiness Hostel
Happiness Hostel
Happiness Hostel
Happiness Hostel
Happiness Hostel

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9.3

Exceptional

57 reviews

57 reviews

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9.8

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 20 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
El Nido Beach

20 m

Taraw Cliff

150 m

Parish of St. Francis of Assisi

200 m

Nagkalit-Kalit Falls

260 m

JenM Fruit Stand

270 m

Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach

1.1 km

Las Cabanas Beach

3.9 km

Nacpan Beach

14.3 km

Puerto Princesa Underground River

120.9 km

Ugong Rock

134.9 km

Closest landmarks
El Nido Health Center

300 m

Farmacia Comprendio

430 m

Peak Corner Gym

450 m

Palawan Medical City, El Nido

560 m

El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station

650 m

Happiness Hostel

Serena Street, Buena Suerte, Palawan, 5313 El Nido, Philippines, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map

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. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

650 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

20 meters to the beach

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Game room

Bicycles

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.9
Location rating9.8
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at Happiness Hostel

1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Shared Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Shared room (Dormitory max. 6 beds) - Mixed
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Twin/Double Room
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        Frequently asked questions

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

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Happiness Hostel?

        Happiness 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 Happiness 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, Happiness Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

        What are my dining options at Happiness Hostel?

        Happiness Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

        What is the smoking policy at Happiness Hostel?

        Happiness Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What is the closest airport to Happiness Hostel?

        The closest airport to Happiness Hostel is El Nido Airport, 3.9 km away.

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

        The closest train, metro, or bus station is El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station, 640 m away from Happiness Hostel.

        What restaurants are nearby Happiness Hostel?

        Happiness Hostel’s neighborhood is El Nido which includes popular restaurants such as Aplaya Restobar, L'JODEC and La Salangane Restaurant.

        What are popular attractions near Happiness Hostel?

        Happiness 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 Happiness Hostel?

        Happiness 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 Happiness Hostel?

        Happiness Hostel is located within El Nido, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Taraw Peak.

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        What people love about Happiness Hostel

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "My extended stays in El Nido, Palawan are comfortable thanks to Happiness Hostel."

          Mc

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          September 6, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "The wall art is soo cool!"

          Ly

          |

          May 31, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Location

          "The hostel was easy to find and very accessible."

          Donato

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          May 24, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 965 Palawan properties
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        Location score
        9.8/10
        Couples review score
        10/10
        Cleanliness score
        9.3/10
        Overall score
        9.3/10
        Better than
        99
        %
        of Palawan properties
        Better than
        99
        %
        of Palawan properties
        Better than
        96
        %
        of Palawan properties
        Better than
        96
        %
        of Palawan properties
        Overall rating:

        9.3

        Exceptional
        57 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.3
        Facilities
        9.0
        Location
        9.8
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        More about Happiness Hostel

        More about Happiness Hostel

        Happiness Hostel

        Get the most adventure during your time in Palawan when you book a room at Happiness Hostel.
        Happiness Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. 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. Shuttle services provided by Happiness Hostel makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Palawan.
        Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Happiness Hostel thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping 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. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
        Enjoy the services offered at Happiness Hostel from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Happiness Hostel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities including the daily newspaper is provided in some rooms.
        Happiness Hostel also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


        Dining and things to do

        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. Happiness Hostel caters to its guests varied dietary restrictions with cuisine types such as kosher available. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar.
        Happiness Hostel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like watersports equipment rentals and canoes. Get social at the hostel's library and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.
        Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the souvenir shops available right on-site.


        Around the property

        Don't miss out on all that Palawan has to offer during your stay at Happiness Hostel. Enjoy the simple pleasures of an oceanside getaway, with Nacpan Beach located 16.1 km away, where you can turn a good day into a great one with a sea view.


        Reasons to stay here

        Facilities at this hostel are rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in the city.
        Past guests love the cleanliness here, ranking it higher than 96% of the city's accommodation.
        Ranking higher than 99% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        9

        Most talked about facilities

        Food & Dining

        2 mentions

        Housekeeping

        2 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Filipino
        • Hebrew

        Outdoor

        • Bicycles

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Canoeing
        • Diving
        • Fishing
        • Game room
        • Hiking
        • Snorkeling
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        • Watersport equipment rentals
        • Water sports (motorized)
        • Water sports (non-motorized)
        • Wind surfing

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Body thermometer
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Staff trained in safety protocol

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Coffee shop
        • Happy hour
        • Restaurant [kosher]
        • Restaurants

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Elevator
        • Gift/souvenir shop
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        • Terrace

        Access

        • CCTV in common areas
        • CCTV outside property
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Rental car
        • Shuttle service

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Free bottled water
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Linens
        • Shared bathroom
        • Shower
        Food and dining
        Restaurants on site

        Happiness Beach Bar.

        • Menu: Buffet
        Location
        Serena Street, Buena Suerte, Palawan, 5313 El Nido, Philippines, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.8

        Airports

        • El Nido Airport (ENI)
          4.0 km
        • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
          74.1 km

        Public transportation

        • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
          650 m

        Hospital or clinic

        • El Nido Health Center
          300 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          80 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Seven Commandos Beach
          1.1 km
        • Las Cabanas Beach
          3.9 km
        • Nacpan Beach
          14.3 km
        • Puerto Princesa Underground River
          120.9 km
        • Ugong Rock
          134.9 km
        • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
          142.2 km
        • Cowrie Island
          163.8 km
        • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
          171.3 km
        • Firefly Watching
          178.3 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • El Nido Beach
          20 m
        • Taraw Cliff
          150 m
        • Parish of St. Francis of Assisi
          200 m
        • Nagkalit-Kalit Falls
          260 m
        • JenM Fruit Stand
          270 m
        • El Nido Covered Court
          280 m
        • Taraw Peak
          290 m
        • El Nido Health Center
          300 m
        • Farmacia Comprendio
          430 m
        • Peak Corner Gym
          450 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.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-2 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 3-12 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        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-in until22:00
        • Check-out from06:00
        • Check-out until12:00

        Getting around

        • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of floors2
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 16
        • Year property opened2018
        • Most recent renovation2018

        Reviews of Happiness Hostel from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        9.3
        /
        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness9.3
        Facilities9.0
        Location9.8
        Service9.4
        Value for money8.9
        High score for Palawan
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (25)
        8-9 Excellent (1)
        7-8 Very Good (1)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (3)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (9)
        Jun - Aug (4)
        Sep - Nov (9)
        Dec - Feb (8)
        All guests (57)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Donato from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in Deluxe Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

        Last hurrah for WFH!”

        It was my first time in El Nido and it was my last days of work from home. The hostel was easy to find and very accessible. On the ground floor, they have the restobar, second floor was the reception area where I was able to work, third floor was for sleeping quarters. They have a very good internet connection, and blackout often occurred in my stay so I was very thankful that the hostel has power generator. Their shower has heater and their toilet has bidet. It was a very comfortable stay for just a very low price. The capsule rooms has sockets for all of your gadgets. And though there were no free toiletries, they provide towel. They also have free bread and fruits every morning. The restobar below serves some of the best cocktail mix in town. Definitely, found happiness in my stay and first time travel in El Nido!

        Reviewed May 24, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Nastashyia
        Couple
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

        LOOK FOR FREIDA AND AMIR! ”

        Freida and Amir was great! Good hospitality! Nice bread. Cool resting place. So damn chill! We had to leave cause they were having renovation . We literally didnt want to leave LOL but they gotta do what they gotta do. Happiness all the way🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 - Tasha and Vincent

        Reviewed September 05, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Shaima from Bangladesh
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in September 2019

        Best in every sense ”

        I felt like this place got the perfect naming. My total happiness was out of limit when I see the mountain and the see together from the balcony. Then the staffs were very friendly and the location to go anywhere or finding food is also very easy.

        Reviewed October 21, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ly from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

        I love everything about the hostel!”

        The wall art is soo cool! Staff are all friendly, approachable and will attend to your needs. If you need anything do not hesitate to ask. The location is very convenient too.

        Reviewed June 01, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        John from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

        comfy”

        its a nice hostel to stay in el nido and staffs are really nice also the manager he talks to the guest about their insights about the hostel

        Reviewed May 09, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ollie from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in March 2020

        Right in the heart of El Nido”

        Great location, nice communal area overlooking the street/sea, helpful staff, nice hostel rooms with compartment beds

        Reviewed March 18, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Greggy from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        The best hostel I’ve ever been to! ”

        Really nice and friendly place. Would recommend this to anyone!

        Reviewed May 23, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Daniel from Germany
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

        Lovely staff and nice rooms with privacy”

        Loved my stay here back in 2019! The set-up of the rooms is great and the staff, especially the gorgeous reception ladies, are wonderful. The restaurant downstairs is also fantastic albeit a little pricy. Definitely recommend staying here! Call me, ladies, miss you! ❤️

        Reviewed May 22, 2020

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Alice from Switzerland
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

        My stay at Happiness Hostel”

        Happiness Hostel is just amazing! I loved the rooms as well as the common area and the bathroom was really nice and clean as well. Staff was friendly and helpful and the food downstairs at the restaurant is just great! Also the location of the hostel is perfect. Would definitely recommend staying there!

        Reviewed February 05, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Hanzelle from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

        Amazing place”

        Highly recommended for solo travelers with great location and the friendliest staff on the island

        Reviewed March 10, 2020

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Reynaldo from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

        The place is so lovely ”

        The staffs are very good. I really recommend this hostel.

        Reviewed March 03, 2020

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Hector from Brazil
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

        Good option, but expensive.”

        Definitely it worth the price. But be aware there are plenty of option less expensive. The utilities are really good, nice room and bed. In the last night I saw a small mouse passing by towards the balcony. The wifi doesn't work on the room also.

        Reviewed March 18, 2020

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        6.0
        Kai from Germany
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Clean, but unfriendly staff, very loud at 6am”

        No water pressure in shower, wake up at 6am because of the staff and the surroundings, cannot recommend

        Reviewed April 05, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kevin from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

        Home”

        If you’re looking for a place to stay in El Nido Happiness Hostel is most recommended esp. for solo travelers. Everything you need is there, from tour booking ( ask the manager if you need assistance), nearby places to visit (town proper) food hubs, cafes, souvenir shops etc. overlooking view from the veranda, free drinking water, morning tea, coffee and pandesal. 100% satisfaction with regards to cleanliness (rooms and comfort rooms). Thumbs up to the Hostel Managers, had a enjoyable stay coz of their willingness to help when I needed and they’re just one step away for your concerns and needs. You can check my IG @kevnofficiale for more proof that I enjoyed El Nido and Happiness Hostel. Going back for sure😘 Happiness for real😄

        Reviewed December 01, 2018

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        Hello Sir Kevin, Very much appreciated! Thank you so much. Regards to you from Happiness Hostel staff!! Spread Happiness and Enjoy Life

        Responded December 08, 2018
        Happiness Hostel
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Christina from Germany
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Everything was perfect”

        Clean, lovely staff, would definitely come back. Loved their restaurant downstairs. Most delicious food in El nido. You can just not socialize really well in the small chilling area

        Reviewed December 05, 2018

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        Thank you so much Christina! :) Your review is very much appreciated.Love lots!

        Responded December 08, 2018
        Happiness Hostel
        9.2
        Exceptional
        SEUNG from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        I love this hostel”

        Everything is perfect~^^

        Reviewed October 17, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        SEUNG from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

        I love this hostel”

        Everything is perfect~^^

        Reviewed October 17, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Mc from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in August 2022

        Recommended when in El Nido”

        My extended stays in El Nido, Palawan are comfortable thanks to Happiness Hostel. Its capsule beds are well-appointed with all the basic needs, there is a cozy lobby where everyone can converge, there is free pan de sal breakfast and coffee, and the rooms are kept clean. The staff are very accommodating and are very friendly. This place is recommended for those who want to stay happy when in El Nido.

        Reviewed September 07, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Agustina
        Group
        1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

        Muy buen hostel”

        Un hostel muy bien ubicado, muy cómodo y lindo hasta para relajarse tomando una cerveza en el lobby. Abajo hay un restaurant muy bueno! Es limpio y el staff es amable. Lo recomiendo!

        Reviewed January 01, 2019

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        5.2
        RENE from France
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in March 2020

        A Eviter, décevant... ”

        L'auberge de jeunesse est récente et dirigée par des types qui s'agitent beaucoup, malheureusement le prix est excessif pour un léger filet d'eau dans les douches, des toilettes qui ne ferment plus a clé, Wifi interdite dans les dortoirs, obligation d'enlever ses chaussure à l’entrée pour marcher pied nus sur un sol plein de sable et sale (pas très saint). Et pour finir, ajoutez 30% et vous aurez dans la ville une chambre seul, clim, sanitaires en parfait état, et bien plus confortable.

        Reviewed March 06, 2020

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