There are many budget hostels, bungalows, hotels & guesthouses in El Nido. Figuring out where to stay if you’re on a budget is easy. We looked at quite a few places during our trip to El Nido and ended up at Cliffside Cottages. This place isn’t located on the beach, but about 5 minutes walk from the beach in a great location beneath towering limestone karsts.

We stayed there during 2012, but now there are many more options available for El Nido. Here’s our list of where to stay in El Nido 🙂

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Cliffside Cottages

Rizal St. El Nido Telephone: +63 (0) 9197856625

Room Info/Costs:

When we were here, during Easter, the cost of a double cottage was 600p. In the quieter months, the cost should be between 400p and 500p.  The cottages are beautiful and very clean.  Each has a private bathroom, fan, a lower balcony with stairs to an upper balcony, 2 outdoor sitting areas and a clothesline.

The cottages are set in a nice garden backed by massive karst cliffs.  The family that owns the place are really friendly, constantly cleaning the communal area and each cottage.  Each morning they will provide you with a flask of hot water with 2 mugs…perfect for making your own instant coffees, instant noodles or oatmeal for breakfast.

Pros:  good backpacker price, great location, clean, large, screens on all of the windows, great extras (sitting areas, clothesline, hot water, etc.), amazing staff that will treat you like family.

Cons: no toilet seat on the toilet! Small’ish rooms and not directly on the beach.

where to stay in el nido

Novie’s Tourist Inn

Sitio Lugadia, Corong

This place has all the amenities a traveller could need or want. Wi-FI, a safe, 24 hour reception, parking, laundry service, room service, and more.

The rooms at the inn have ceiling fans, private bathroom and mosquito nets. There’s also an in-house restaurant serving up food to the guest.

Click here to see reviews and pictures, and to book a room at Novie’s Tourist Inn!

where to sleep in el nido

Click here to find budget accommodation in El Nido, and Click Here to have a look at guesthouses and hotels!

Enjoy your stay in El Nido!

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20 thoughts on “Where To Stay In El Nido On A Budget

  1. Hey there – needing to make a last-minute booking and this place looks great! Do you know of an email they can be contacted at?

    Thanks! 🙂

  2. Hey,
    I’m not sure if this email address works or not, but I found it online:

    [email protected]

    They also have a Facebook page:

    The best way though would probably be to call them.

    Good luck! It’s a great place to stay.

  3. i stayed there last year! in the same cottage, hehe.. co the female host is friendly, attends to ur every needs… thumbs up for this!

  4. Hi there! Awesome website 🙂 Wondering if you had any recommendations for affordable accommodation that has wifi? Or if no wifi, where would you recommend to get a bit of work done with wifi in the town? Many thanks!

  5. Hi Lydia,

    When we were there, our cottage didn’t have wi-fi, but I’m sure by now many of the places do! Have a look here for rooms:

    Near the water there were a couple of restaurants that had good wi-fi. The power went off during certain hours in El Nido when we were there…but again, maybe it’s changed?!


  6. I really want to stay at the cliff side cottages but cannot get ahold of them. The phone number won’t work and I’m not sure about the email. Does anyone have a different number of email to use?

    Thank you!

  7. Hey Sarah,

    The number I found in El Nido for Cliffside Cottages is:

    63 910 956 7957

    I hope this works!

  8. i’m so glad I was able to see this post of yours! Currently planning the trip to El Nido with my boyfriends and your posts are making me so excited to go there!! Big thanks for the tips and recommendations too!

  9. Thank you for this post. I am here in Puerto Prinsesa and I have been searching for a good place to stay in Elnido tom. I just booked a fan room with them for 500 per night.Such a good deal.

  10. Hi I would like something very cheap but with own bathroom. Very close to the beach. I travel for 5 months through SE Asia and need to stick to budget. At El Nido.
    Thank you Chris

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