Itching to take some diving adventure, snorkeling in a place with rich marine life, or swimming in powdery sand beaches? Then head to Coron Island. Like its sister municipalities El Nido and Puerto Princesa, Coron has its own charm and beauty that definitely captures beach bums, backpackers, thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. Who would not? It has the world-class WWII-era wreck diving, limestone karst landscapes, crystal-clear freshwater, shallow-water coral reefs, and beautiful beaches. There is an array of accommodation options when looking at Coron but in this guide, I will share with you the 14 top-rated cheap hotels in Coron, Palawan as well as some of the best cheap resorts and hostels.
When choosing where to stay, it is pretty straightforward. The most convenient place to choose for your cheap Coron accommodation is in Coron Town on the island of Busuanga. This is where you can find plenty of restaurants, tour operators, and even a little bit of nightlife. The town is small and quiet making it a perfect haven to take comfort after all the adventures on the pretty islands around Busuanga. It might be true that there isn’t much to do in the actual town aside from some attractions like Maquinit Hot Spring and Mt. Tapyas, but staying in the accommodation that meets your need might change the game. In this blog, I’ve shortlisted the top cheap hostels, top cheap hotels, and top cheap resorts specifically in Coron Proper. I only ever recommend places to stay that have a VERY high rating on the booking websites as you can see below.
Here is the comparison table of my personal recommendations of the best cheap places to stay in Coron to help you with your search.
CHEAP HOTELS IN CORON, PALAWAN COMPARISON TABLE
|Happy Camper Hostel||9.2- Superb||$18|
|Bakawan Hostel||9.0- Superb||$32|
|Ezekiel’s Transient & Backpackers||8.9- Fabulous||$16|
|Dayon Hostel||8.5- Very Good||$24|
|Michel Inn Coron||8.4- Very Good||$19|
|TOP CHEAP HOTELS|
|Acacia Garden Inn***||8.3- Very Good||$39|
|Coron Visitors Hotel**||8.0- Very Good||$36|
|SunValley Tourist Inn**||8.4- Very Good||$39|
|4.13 Suites Hotel*||8.1- Very Good||$49|
|Charms Hotel**||8.4- Very Good||$59|
|TOP CHEAP RESORTS|
|Bella Villa Coron||8.9- Fabulous||$55|
|Fernvale Leisure Club & Resort ***||8.2- Very Good||$94|
|MO2 Westown Lagoon Coron||8.0- Very Good||$59|
|Pirates Diving Resort||8.1- Very Good||$53|
BEST CHEAP ACCOMMODATION IN CORON, PALAWAN
TOP CHEAP HOSTELS IN CORON, PALAWAN
Bakawan Hostel (Tidy Rooms): Bakawan Hostel is a relatively-inexpensive accommodation that is not so far away from the town proper. All rooms are dormitory type with only six beds each and equipped with lockers, air conditioning, and fans. The rooms are very tidy and well-lit. It is a good place for relaxing and chilling after a long day of exploring the islands of Coron. While the use of bicycles and airport shuttles come with a charge, delicious breakfast and Wi-Fi can be enjoyed here for free! The hostel has a shared lounge and a nice rooftop with a picturesque view. Overall, Bakawan hostel is simply spotless, so I highly recommend this as one of the best cheap hostels in Coron, Palawan.
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Ezekiel’s Transient & Backpackers (Excellent Staff): This property is probably the cheapest hostel in the middle of the paradise island in Coron. Come and enjoy the hospitality of the owner and staff who are always ready to provide guests with their needs. The place only offers 4-bed dormitory rooms. Although the room isn’t that big, it is fitted with a sink, a private bathroom, and a desk. The shared lounge with TV is a nice place to chill and meet other guests. Personally, it’s a little bit down a side street but isn’t away from the town proper and some attractions such as the beach. What I really like about the place is that the staff really do a great job!
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Dayon Hostel (Excellent Service): Dayon Hostel is one of the bestsellers in Coron. The location is a bit further from the center making it a perfect sanctuary for visitors to unwind and relax. The dormitories are spotless and modern. This also comes with a shared bathroom equipped with basic items like a bidet and hot showers. There are lockers provided although you need to secure your own padlocks. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, concierge service, and free Wi-fi. Not to mention a good breakfast is also included in your stay. The highlight here is the rooftop which offers a fantastic view of Coron. The hostel staff can also help you with your tour bookings and even laundry.
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Happy Camper Hostel (Top Pick): Happy Camper Hostel is a nice, clean hostel situated on a tranquil location yet not far from the town center and Mt. Tapyas. What surprises me is this hostel does not offer bunk beds in their dormitory rooms but separate single beds with stand fans. The room is clean and spacious with a shared bathroom. The hostel has a hot shower, shared lounge, barbecue facilities, and a communal kitchen. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, seating areas, and a bit of gym equipment. There is also free parking on their own garage just below the balcony. Personally, everything is pretty handy and this hostel offers good value for money.
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Michel Inn Coron (Cozy Atmosphere): Nestled in Coron Proper is a hip property that offers travelers well-maintained facilities and super helpful staff who are always on the go to meet the needs of every guest. If you stay here, you can grab either a bunk bed or a double bed depending on your budget. The cute decorations are seen in all places which give a homey feeling. There is a shared kitchen, balcony, bar, and even CCTVs that are found in all common areas so nothing to worry about safety. It’s also within proximity to shops, bars, and restaurants. The balcony offers a birds-eye view of the sea making it a popular spot to chill on-site. It’s not the cheapest in town but absolutely a good deal especially considering the perfect location.
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TOP CHEAP HOTELS IN CORON PALAWAN
Acacia Garden Inn: Looking for a perfect accommodation that is only walking distance from the proper town? Then, Acacia Garden Inn will be one of the top picks for cheap hotels in Coron, Palawan. What makes the place really appealing and cozy is its simple yet beautiful garden. All rooms from standard twin rooms, family rooms to suite balcony rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, and a private bathroom with bidets and toiletries. Grilling is possible as they have barbecue facilities. But if you are up for some more, then enjoy their cocktails at the on-site bar or enjoy their affordable delicious meals. They offer tasty continental breakfast, coffee, and free water refills.
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Coron Visitors Hotel (Value for Money): A fabulous 2-star hotel that is a bit off the town but still a few steps away from the shops and restaurants. Coron Visitors Hotel opens its door to all guests with a warm smile for a cost that will not break your wallet. I would say that they take pride in their superb amenities and services. The hotel staff are very welcoming and ready to make your whole stay a stress-free one. All rooms are fitted with TV, safety deposit box, desk, and air conditioning. Free use of Wi-Fi, private parking, restaurant, terrace, and a shared lounge are some of the many things you get in this place. With all the seating areas available in the vicinity, it is easy to tell that they prioritize the comfort of everyone. With so many inclusions for a fair rate, it is absolutely a perfect getaway place. This is a great hotel if you are looking for cheap accommodation in Coron but also want to keep a certain standard for your accommodation.
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SunValley Tourist Inn (Excellent Location): This 2-star hotel offers stylish guest rooms fitted with pretty much everything needed. While its location is very accessible to bars, restaurants, shops, and some attractions in the proper town, it is also perfect for those who seek simplicity and quietness. The atmosphere is cozy and there is a wide range of rooms including family rooms with sea views. The rooms are modest with comfortable beds and desks. The bathrooms are equipped with hot and cold showers and some basic stuff. Balconies are not that big but convenient enough for some relaxation. This property is not the cheapest, but this is by far one of the best reasonable hotels in Coron. I think this is one of the top cheap hotels in Coron when it comes to location and the decor of the room and hotel.
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4.13 Suites Hotel (Rooftop View): With great proximity to the town, 4.13 Suites Hotel offers convenience with amenities and services that will surely meet guests’ expectations. Personally, everything is exceptional here from how they maintain the property to the panoramic view of the sea and mountain on their rooftop and some of their rooms. After a long day of exploring Coron, chill and witness the beautiful sunset on the roof deck with a beer in hand. Breakfast is already included and the hotel has good Wi-Fi. The restaurant has a wide selection of dishes and if you are vegetarian then you love this place. Island tours can also be booked here and believe me the staff is always eager to help you with it. When it comes to the rate, it’s rated highly as one of the best cheap hotels in Coron because the view is just so good!
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Charms Hotel (Superb Amenities): As the name suggests, this new hotel is charming in its own way. Charms Hotel is not situated in the downtown but a tricycle ride will take you there in no time. All rooms have free bottles of water and basic amenities. Toiletries and a good shower are included in all bathrooms. The hotel has a cute, outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers making it a perfect spot to chill. They serve a complimentary breakfast buffet with a wide selection of delicious food. This is also a family-friendly hotel since they have children’s entertainment ranging from television networks to board games and puzzles. The cost is a bit higher than other properties but considering it has a pool it is still rated one of the best cheap hotels in Coron, Palawan.
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TOP CHEAP RESORTS IN CORON, PALAWAN
Bella Villa Coron (Superb Amenities): Bella Villa Coron is nestled rather a little away from the Coron proper. The resort takes pride not only on the beautiful landscape and interior but also the spacious and cozy rooms. Room amenities include a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, closet, Wi-Fi, and toiletries. They have a shared kitchen for guests to use, free private parking, and a terrace that offers a spectacular view. Free breakfast is included plus unlimited fresh-brewed coffee. There is plenty of activities on offer ranging from hiking to canoeing or even accessing the clubhouse pool for an affordable rate is possible. The highlights of this place are the top-rated services and amenities all to cater to the needs of every guest.
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Fernvale Leisure Club & Resort (Good Breakfast): Fernvale Resort pampers you with their amazing facilities. This property has a stunning outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and a garden with seating areas. It is not quite cheap but it’s totally worth it. Wifi is free and available in the public areas. Rooms are also loaded with comfy beds, flat-screen TV, minibar, desk, private bathroom, and balcony. Some tooms have a table and chairs. The pool bar is absolutely gorgeous and there is no doubt it’s one of the popular spots to chill on-site. Shuttle service going to Coron proper and breakfast is offered for free.The highlight here is its wide selection of delicious food. I find this place definitely a good place for relaxation and having some fun time with the family.
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MO2 Westown Lagoon Coron (Family-friendly): MO2 Westown Lagoon is a nice accommodation with unparalleled amenities and facilities which is perfect for a family getaway. Like any other good properties, this is not centrally located in the town. However, transport is readily available for a cheap fare. The property comes with a very beautiful and inviting pool with a lot of seating areas. The hotel does not only boast its clean, spacious vicinity and terraces overlooking the pool and surroundings, but also the food and cocktails offered on their on-site restaurant and bar. A superb room with a fluffy bed is always ready. Room amenities consist of a flat-screen TV, desk, wardrobe, and a private bathroom. The en-suite bathrooms have a bidet, strong water, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.
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Pirates Diving Resort (Cozy Atmosphere): There’s nothing better than being close to nature. Pirates Diving Resort provides you with this incredible treehouse experience. The resort offers cute and lovely bungalows and treehouse for a fair price. Although only some of their rooms come with sun terraces, all rooms are complete with a bathroom. The combination of bamboo and concrete inside the room creates an island vibe. There are plenty of things to do here like having a picnic, swimming in their round pools, playing board games, or just lying on their on-site sun loungers. The staff is superb too as they go beyond to cater to the guests’ needs. It is noteworthy to mention they arrange a dive trip here so it is very convenient.
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I hope this was a helpful guide and gave you some guidance on the top-rated cheap hotels in Coron, Palawan.
ARE YOU KEEPING UP WITH MY CORON SERIES?
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