Planning to visit Coron and currently on the hunt for budget accommodation? This article is exactly right for you and will help you decide which one of the 10 best hostels in Coron is your favorite choice! Coron is overwhelmingly beautiful and is one of the sought after destinations in the Philippines. Like El Nido, and other well-known islands in the country, Coron is also considered as the most photographed island with post-card views of gorgeous beaches and crystal clear lakes. Its beguiling and enchanting beauty lures visitors each year to have a break from bustling city life.
There are three distinctively different regions to stay in Coron such as Coron Town Proper, Busuanga Island, and Coron Island, which is a separate island across Coron Town Proper. But the main tourism hub is in Coron Town Proper and it has more accommodation options and tour offerings.
Planning a budget trip requires quite a bit of research and as a budget-conscious traveler, I know that Coron is a bit pricey so hostels might be the best option for you especially if you are traveling in a light wallet. You can find more hostels in Coron Town than in other regions, not to mention it is the usual jump point to the nearby attractions. Whether you’re looking for no-frills, value for money, perfect location, or a hostel with the best views, this blog will help you consider which of these cheap accommodations best suits you. To take the stress out of choosing, I’ve put together a list of the Ten Best Hostels in Coron to choose from. I have also included a comparison table so you can see the ratings and bunk bed rates of each hostel.
TOP 10 HOSTELS IN CORON COMPARISON TABLE
|Happy Camper Hostel||9.2— Superb||$9|
|Bakawan Hostel||9.0— Superb||$13|
|Aqua Hostel||9.0— Superb||$16|
|Carillo Guest House||8.9— Fabulous||$8|
|BAMBAM Hostel||8.7— Fabulous||$8|
|Ecocio Hostel||8.6— Fabulous||$7|
|Filcan Hostel/Backpackers||8.6— Fabulous||$12|
|Dayon Hostel||8.5— Very Good||$18|
|Michel’inn Coron||8.4— Fabulous||$19|
10 BEST HOSTELS IN CORON, PALAWAN
Hop Hostel (Rooftop View): This is by far the best hostel in Coron. Perched on a hill, Hop Hostel assures you to deliver high standard hospitality and delicious food. The hostel offers a wide range of rooms that can accommodate up to eight guests with almost complete amenities. Each bed in a dorm room has its own curtain to maintain privacy and a locker. All rooms have a tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, bidet, and wardrobe. The highlight is the spectacular rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a lovely sunset view. They have a plethora of activities everyday and entertainment in the evening so staying here will give you so much fun. I love the fact that the party and noise end at 11 P.M. so everyone can rest before doing any activities the following day. The hostel has free Wi-Fi, an in-house restaurant, and a bar.
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Happy Camper Hostel (Value for Money): Another best hostel in Coron is Happy Camper Hostel. If you want to be near to everything, then this is a hostel for you. Happy Camper Hostel only offers dormitory rooms with separate single beds for $9 a night which is unusual for a hostel. There is a stand fan between each bed, an iPod dock, flat-screen TV, seating area, and balcony. Other amenities include free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, shared bathroom with hot showers, shared lounge, kitchen, and barbecue facilities. It’s fairly basic and minimal yet centrally located and clean hostel. It has everything you could need for a comfortable stay and it offers good value for money.
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Bakawan Hostel (Cleanliness/ Great Location): If cleanliness, comfort, and budget are your top priorities in choosing for accommodation in Coron, then Bakawan Hostel is just right for you. This hostel does not only feature clean, modern, and tidy rooms but also offers a real bargain for the price. For $13 a night, you can grab a bunk bed in one of their 6-bed dormitory rooms. Each room is fitted with air conditioning, electric fan, and lockers. Each bunk bed has a small lamp and electrical sockets for your gadgets. Plus, it is located in the heart of the action which means that the restaurants and diving shops can easily be accessed. They provide airport transfers, motorbike rental, free Wi-Fi, and a delicious breakfast. Other amenities include a shared lounge and rooftop terrace with a lovely view of Coron. For what is worth, Bakawan Hostel will surely pass your taste!
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Aqua Hostel (Amazing Staff): This hostel is within proximity to everything in Coron Town Proper. Apart from its amazing staff, another highlight of this hostel is that each bunk bed has a safe attached to the wall for every guest as well as curtains, sockets, and light bulbs. The property offers a shared bathroom with hot showers, a lovely terrace and guests can enjoy a light breakfast on-site. What is wonderful about Aqua Hostel is its staff. They are very attentive, most respectful, and are always eager to assist the guests. They also keep the hostel clean and offer free coffee and water, laundry service, motorbike rental, and help you with excursion bookings. And if you need cash, the hostel has an ATM on site. Aqua Hostel is easily one of the best accommodations in Coron.
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Michel Inn Coron (Excellent Location): Another modern hostel in Coron is Michel Inn. Featuring dormitory rooms and private rooms, this hostel is perfect for couples and backpackers who are traveling in a slight budget. Each room is well-maintained and comes with basic amenities and a balcony with Coron town views. Apart from being cozy and clean, its location is excellent because shops and restaurants are within easy reach. The hostel also features a bar, a concierge service, Wi-Fi in the communal area, and a shared kitchen. Its furnishings and unique design create dreamlike spaces to rest and recharge. Guests can book activities on-site such as diving and snorkeling. Also, there are CCTVs, airport transfers, tour desk, and lockers for security and convenience.
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BAMBAM Hostel (Comfy/ Big beds): Nestled comfortably in Coron Town Proper, BAMBAM Hostel offers clean and cozy rooms and each room has two private bathrooms with amazing hot showers, hairdryer, and air conditioning. Most rooms are the mixed type that can accommodate eight, twelve, and sixteen guests while there is a separate female dormitory room for eight guests. The room is not so spacious but the double bed is bigger than in other hostels. Comfort and location are other highlights in the hostel. Plus, the main attractions are a boat ride away. The hostel has a cool vibe, good Wi-Fi, and 24-hour security so you will really feel safe here. Whether you stay to take advantage of their huge beds, you’ll discover BAMBAM Hostel has more to offer. I love the design of BAMBAM and the materials they have used to create what is one of the most unique hostels in Coron.
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Ecocio Hostel (Vegan-friendly): Melt away the pressures of daily life at Ecocio Hostel. True to its name, this eco-friendly hostel is situated quite off the beaten path (in the middle of a jungle), offering traditional huts made of bamboo and coconut. Each hut has a comfy mattress with a mosquito net, pillows, blankets, and bath towels. Accommodation here is pretty basic but this will allow you to live like a local in a way that everyone is treated like a family. Vegan and vegetarian travelers would definitely love this place as the hostel serves tasty vegan-friendly meals which is the highlight. The hostel has a bar, restaurant, and a shared lounge. You can chill in one of their hammocks outside with the backdrop of serene and green surroundings. There is room service and the staff can organize tours for you. It is a great place to connect with nature and new friends at the same time. I truly love this one and for me, it’s one of the coolest hostels in Coron and worth checking out.
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Dayon Hostel (Value for Money): Dayon Hostel is situated a bit outside the hustle and bustle of Coron but still close to everything. The hostel offers a wide range of rooms including a private room, air-conditioned dorm, fan dorm for two, and more. All rooms are clean, comfy, and modern with lovely hot showers. If you want to explore Coron in budget, the property also offers joiner tours which include pickup and drop off, lunch and snack, as well as fees for entrance, cottage, and guide. But if you don’t mind paying extra more, they also offer private tours. Dayon Hostel features a rooftop where guests can eat breakfast, drink coffee, or socialize with other guests with amazing views. The place provides guests free coffee and water, lockers, and good Wi-Fi. Undoubtedly, this hostel is great value for money! No wonder why it’s so popular.
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Filcan Hostel Hostel/Backpackers (Amazing Staff): This 3-story hostel is perfect for all sorts of guests especially to those travelers who don’t want to break their purse. It offers a wide selection of rooms be it single, double, triple, and quadruple with air conditioning and some have fans. A simple breakfast is included in the price. Here at Filcan, the staff are dedicated enough to ensure your holiday will run seamlessly. From laundry to booking excursions, they go above and beyond to assist their guests. The property is immaculately clean and I love the small details like putting indoor plants in the hallways, in the shared lounge, and even in rooms and bathrooms. They also have a balcony that offers panoramic mountain views. I can’t recommend this hostel enough!
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Carillo Guesthouse (Perfect Location): If you’re visiting Coron with a really limited budget, consider this no-frills accommodation. Carillo Guesthouse is perfectly located near the main road that means you’re only a stone throw away from the restaurants, bars, and shops. This family-run hostel offers mixed dormitory rooms with cozy bunk beds for just $8 a night. It has a shared kitchen, a bathroom and each bunk bed comes with a towel, socket, and a curtain for every guest’s privacy. Other amenities include a good Wi-Fi, free parking space, barbecue facilities, and a patio. The staff are incredibly accommodating as they are always willing to help you with your needs. You can rent a motorbike here and they can arrange tours for you. I highly recommend this hostel!
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I hope this guide about The Best Hostels in Coron helped you figure out which is the best area for you to stay in Coron.
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If you want to experience best island-hopping tour in Coron (4 Days & 3 Nights), which includes camping on private islands, all meals, drinks and parties then you can check out my Big Dream Boat Man Coron Tour Review.
I’ve been to Coron three times and have written a huge guide about all the amazing things you can do in Coron. The list is now up to 22 different spots which you can catch in my Coron Travel Guide: 22 Awesome Things To Do
Only have a few days in Coron and want to know how best to spend your valuable time? I’ve written a detailed Coron Itinerary for 3-4 days that will help you plan out your days and activities.
If you are wondering about where I suggest for accommodation and where I have stayed, I wrote a blog post about the Best Places to Stay in Coron. It’s a pretty detailed list with budget, luxury and value picks.
Aside from the island hopping there are two must-do activities. The first is the Maquinit Hot springs and the second is climbing up Mt. Tapyas for the best view in Coron.
Or you might want to jump to a few of my favorite spots in Coron:
Blog post about Kayangan Lake
Blog post about Black Island
Blog post about Barracuda Lake
Blog post about Lusong Gunboat