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El Nido

Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel

National Highway Brgy. Corong-Corong,near Pops District, El Nido, Palawan Island Philippines
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A cool, clean and fun hostel for backpackers of all ages and nationalities, offering bunk beds, single beds and hammocks in an open-room setting. Shared bathrooms and lockers for your belongings. Take advantage of discounts on food at our sister restaurants Lonesome Carabao Lounge and LC's Burrito Bar!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Free internet
Shuttle bus service
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino


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2.8 miles to El Nido Airport
1.3 miles to Seven Commando Beach
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2.8 miles to El Nido Airport
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2.9 miles to El Nido Airport
1.4 miles to Seven Commando Beach
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The staff are really welcoming (especially the manager) and the hostel style is super cute and open - i liked it. But, the nights we spent here were somewhat of a disaster. Between no electricty to charge our phones for the day or see past 6:30pm and no water to easily shower after the beach or a hot day out, it was a real disappointment. We expected a decent discount or something to compensate this and eventually got 100 pesos off after a struggle. But an immediate half price reduction would have been a nice gesture! I'm sure this hostel will be great in the future, but for now i would discourage people going there. My nights there were a real disappointment and I'm sad to have had this experience. Electricity and water are musts for a hostel - c'mon!!
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Es un sitio muy agradable, donde puedes conocer viajeros como tu. La zona comun da mucha tranquilidad y hay muy buen ambiente entre trabajadoras y huespedes. Hay taquillas para dejar tus cosas, ya que las habitaciones quedan abiertas a la zona comun, es muy agradable. Queda a unos 10 minutos del centro asi que es mas tranquilo y todo queda muy accesible. A dos minutos tienes bares donde ver el sunset. Muy recomendable!!
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We went to El Nido on Dec 23, 2017. I chose this hostel on the basis of reviews uploaded on the internet. I can proudly say I was not disappointed. . First of all, location of the resort is excellent. It's along the national hi-way of corong-corong. It is not too far from the down town, not crowded and it’s not noisy. Very affordable place to stay especially with group of friends, the staff is very warm, friendly and very accommodating especial mention to the caretaker Ms. Rose I will give her perfect 10 for being so happy always. Hehehe the facilities is so perfect the rooms are clean, they have a kitchen that you can use, clean toilet and they have a TAMBAYAN with a hammock. 5 star for this simple hostel in 
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Extremely basic hostel. Beds are outside, just with a roof, they have fans and mosquito nets and big lockers though. Toilets were not clean and never had toilet paper. There were showers but they don't work at all so you have to shower with a bucket. However the staff were all really nice and there is a cool social area with hammocks and swings. Also right by the beach for nice sunsets.
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Very affordable place to stay especially with group of friends the staff is very warm,friendly,and very accommodating. walking distant where you can witness the best sunset in el nido.It's along the national hi-way of corong-corong.
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$11 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel?
Nearby attractions include Corong Corong Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bella Vita El Nido, Gandhi's Revenge, and Ristorante La Lupa.
Does Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Swinging Carabao Backpackers' hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.