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Basic Triple Room, Joyful Guest House in Palawan
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5.8

Review score

54 reviews

54 reviews

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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 0 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
El Nido Beach

JenM Fruit Stand

110 m

El Nido Covered Court

220 m

Taraw Cliff

360 m

Taraw Peak

500 m

Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach

1.5 km

Las Cabanas Beach

4.0 km

Nacpan Beach

14.1 km

Ugong Rock

135.2 km

Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park

142.4 km

Closest landmarks
El Nido Health Center

250 m

Tres Marias Island

610 m

GoodMeds Pharmacy

1.1 km

Corong Corong Beach

1.2 km

Abot kaya

1.3 km

Joyful Guest House

Hama Street, Barangay Masagana, 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.

Highlights

300 meters to public transportation

Airport transfer

0 meters to the beach

Air conditioning

Laundry service

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Contactless check-in/out

Spa

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money5.4
Location rating10.0
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport3.6 km

Rooms available at Joyful Guest House

Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds and 2 double ...
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Budget Double Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Basic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Joyful Guest House?

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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Joyful Guest House?

Joyful Guest House 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 hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Joyful Guest House also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at Joyful Guest House?

Joyful Guest House does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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Overall rating:

5.8

Review score
54 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Facilities
4.9
Location
8.3
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More about Joyful Guest House

More about Joyful Guest House

Joyful Guest House is located on the beachfront in El Nido, a few steps from El Nido Beach and 700 metres from Caalan Beach. Featuring a restaurant, the 1-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. The guest house features family rooms. At the guest house, every room comes with a desk. At Joyful Guest House each room includes bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast. Joyful Guest House offers a terrace. Big Lagoon El Nido is 9.3 km from the guest house, while Small Lagoon El Nido is 9.2 km away. The nearest airport is El Nido, 7 km from Joyful Guest House, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

4.9

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Salon
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible by stairs
  • Air conditioning
  • Cleaning products
  • Desk
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Linens
  • Private bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Safety/security feature
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Socket near the bed
  • Tile/marble flooring
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Local
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
Hama Street, Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    3.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • El Nido Health Center
    250 m

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Seven Commandos Beach
    1.5 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    4.0 km
  • Nacpan Beach
    14.1 km
  • Ugong Rock
    135.2 km
  • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
    142.4 km
  • Firefly Watching
    178.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • El Nido Beach
  • JenM Fruit Stand
    110 m
  • El Nido Covered Court
    220 m
  • El Nido Health Center
    250 m
  • Taraw Cliff
    360 m
  • Taraw Peak
    500 m
  • Caalan beach
    570 m
  • Tres Marias Island
    610 m
  • GoodMeds Pharmacy
    1.1 km
  • Corong Corong Beach
    1.2 km
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.

Children 0-9 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 10 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-out until12:00
Property announcements

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. Please inform Joyful Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Reviews of Joyful Guest House from real guests

Verified reviews provided by Booking
5.9
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10
Review score
Cleanliness5.3
Facilities4.9
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality5.2
Service6.4
Value for money5.4
High score for Palawan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (5)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (28)
Time of the year
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All guests (53)
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3.3
Darna
Group

Poor”

Dirty rooms and bathroom! Worst to stay! Staff not accomodating! Yes you have the view of the corong corong beach but its not worth it find booking elsewhere!!!!!
Untidy rooms and bathroom grabe i have it vlean but they did not even check it. Door was falling already and the floor was really yacky!!!!
Reviewed March 10, 2020

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4.6
Anonymous
Group

Disappointing”

Nothing. Maybe the sea view.
The place isn’t clean. This is a feedback to improve and I hope the owner will take action ASAP. I
Reviewed March 05, 2020

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5.8
Ronald
Couple

Okay”

beach front
they need to improve the cleanleness of the room
Reviewed March 02, 2020

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3.0
Henry
Couple

Poor”

The view. Air condition worked.
No working shower, no working toilet, tiny room, bed was very uncomfortable. Room was supposed to be cleaned which never happened once. Ants everywhere. And the receptionist couldn&#39;t speak English. And you can&#39;t even swim at the beach!
Reviewed February 26, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Liamzkie
Group

Exceptional”

the owner is kind and approachable,
the toilet a bit smelly, the cats and dog all over the lobby which irritate me, and the flies as well☹️
Reviewed February 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Doron
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

Great location, beachfront, the staff is amazing, very recommend!
Reviewed January 30, 2020

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1.0
Sagi
Couple

Bad”

They told us our room is under repairs so they accommodated us in a guesthouse next door, in a room very remote from what we booked (sea view). We didn&#39;t even have a window. We had no choice because everyhing else was fully booked, so we stayed there until we could book somewhere better.
Reviewed January 29, 2020

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3.0
Anonymous
Solo traveler

Don&#39;t stay here in this hotel, this street or at all in El Nido proper if you want nice, tidy &amp; quie”

Not sure where they found the letters for deluxe in this room. For sure not in bathroom with leaking sink, so floor was all wet, nor the missing toiletseat. Or the damp smelling room with dirty walls, a matrass ca 8cm thick, so ones trochantor major starts to hurt after laying 20min on the side. The room has only the bed, nothing else to sit on or put your things on, but on small shared balcony facing the beach is a table and 2 chairs. Maybe that&#39;s the deluxe?! Or the free powdercoffee you get downstairs. It certainly is not the sleeping-hours one gets here, as the basenoise from the clubs around keep you awake til 3. This is very similar to Khao San Rd. And then in the morning from 8, a little man with a big megaphone walking up and down the beach, is screaming out orders to the 40 or so boats, trying to organize hundreds of islandhoppers to get to the right boats. Don&#39;t stay here in this hotel, this street or at all in El Nido proper if you want nice, tidy and quiet.
Reviewed January 26, 2020

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1.0
Peter
Couple

Never again”

First original booking was a disaster. No window, nothing to put or hang clothes on, the bathroom had a another door leading to “trash storage”. The dog would not stay there. So we inform the “front dest” lady if you can call it like that.... she was actually very nice and offered us another accomodation few houses away, which at first appeared very nice. So we swapped even though originally they said we cant just swap and have to pay to extra full price noghts. After a bit of a struggle we finally got a permission to stay in that new accomodation for no extra fee. After out return from the beach( and out first actual use if the room&#47;room facilities, we realised the water is not running from the shower. As much as we did not expect anything luxurious, this ruined our entire stay
Not having a running water from shower
Reviewed January 25, 2020

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1.0
Katharina
Couple

Not worth it”

The location.
Rooms are tiny and the smell was really bad. It wasn’t clean at all. Not a nice place to stay and very over priced.
Reviewed January 17, 2020

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4.2
Gala
Couple

Disappointing”

The only good thing is the location and the view if you get a room facing the beach. Breakfast is included but they did not have any when we were there, they don&#39;t clean the room and the shower is very bad. High price because it was New Year&#39;s Eve but definetely not worth it
Reviewed January 04, 2020

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3.0
Stanley
Family with young children

Great location, good room and general open area leading to beach.”

Brilliant location in very centre of town. Good sea views. Lovely patio area
Most dirty and unclean place I have ever stayed at. Poorly managed. ie, for 75 peco you can use the kitchen to make a meal. That is when the staff are not making their own meals. When the many staff arrive for work, then the wifi is flooded so forget about using. For sale sign up. This place could be an absolute gold mine if cleaned up and managed. Right location for a short stay, aircon and toilets worked etc.
Reviewed December 26, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Bruna
Group

Right in the place to be”

Great location, very nice and helpful staff.
Since it’s in the Main Street, at night it’s very hard to sleep with the noise
Reviewed December 11, 2019

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2.0
Didem
Couple

not worth the price.”

The view from the room is nice, that was the main reason why we booked this room in the first place.
However, the balcony is not very usable, as there were cockroaches super big , flying and jumping all around you. There&#39;s an instant damp smell as soon as you enter the room. The room is super tiny, there&#39;s not even one single hook to hang your towel ,etc, or any bedside table of any sort. So, all your belongings have to stay on the floor. The flush in the toilet was not properly working (have to wait 1 hr exactly once you flush it again). Above all, the management is not speaking much english which makes is impossible to resolve any problem you might have. We had to cancel our stay after the first night. Because being all so uncomfortable, there was a night bar very near by, which has amazingly high music that is totally impossible to sleep. THE MUSIC DOESN&#39;T STOP UNTIL 3-4AM. We had switched to another hotel, much much more cleaner and half price. We had total disappointment with this place. Only good thing we can say is, they have accepted to refund us for the nights we had cancelled. Thanks for that.
Reviewed November 30, 2019

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7.0
Very good
Maria
Couple

Good”

Location and balcony view are amazing! Staff were helpful.
It was a bit uncomfortable that the room had ONLY bed. Not a single shelf or even a hook on the wall. There were issues with power once (but we were expecting that) and several issues with the sewage system, but again, we were expecting that in El Nido :)
Reviewed November 20, 2019

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1.0
Monicamoura91
Couple

Worst accommodation ever”

Everything was horrible. Internal window to the corridor with no curtain and the light was on all night. No running water in the bathroom. Massive gap on the door allowing all kinds of insects to come in
Everything. Was absolutely ridiculous. We change hotel after the first night.
Reviewed November 17, 2019

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8.3
Excellent
Reginald
Group

Tatlong Dekada - 30th birthday”

Nanay Nilda of Joyful was like a second mother for us. She really made sure we are always in good hands and we are comfortable. Kudos to her! Free coffee, water and tea. Also, I appreciate the fact that people in El Nido are really friendly. They are the most hospitable and joyful. They treat their guests as family. I will definitely go back.
It was not the fault of the people in El Nido. They are absolutely so nice, accommodating and friendly. Maybe we really just went there on a bad timing because of the weather. Lots of brownouts and we just had one tour. But again, it is not their fault.
Reviewed November 14, 2019

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1.0
Monicamoura91
Couple

Worst stay ever”

This plar takes the prize of worst accommodation ever. Window to the corridor, light turned on all night, the toilet without any running water and another broken door to the outside with a massive gap on it, allowing all kind of insects to come in. No external windows, just the one to the corridor with no curtain . Wifi doesn&#39;t work and the sheets stink
Everything. There wasn&#39;t anything good about this place. Complete rip off
Reviewed November 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Johnley
Group

Exceptional”

Ocean view room
Reviewed October 28, 2019

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6.7
Good
Rexcel
Solo traveler

Pleasant”

Beachfront location.
Would have been better if you can hang your clothes somewhere in the room. There was no doormat outside the toilet too so you wet the floor.
Reviewed October 27, 2019

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