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Coron Backpacker Guesthouse
Ranked #3 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Coron
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“Great place and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

A pefect place for backpackers- budget rooms, helpful staff, and above all a great place to meet people with a nice common room. Also really close to town center, market, and all tourist companies. Reccomended

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had mixed feelings about this backpackers but all in all it was a nice little place to stay. The things I enjoyed was the kitchen was available to anyone and each room gets a section of the fridge, the backpackers itself is situated right in the middle of Coron town near the markets and scuba diving dock, they provide you with filtered water constantly and there is a nice little lounge area where you could watch tv and chat to fellow travellers. Wifi connection is terrible and the area would have schedule power outages so our fan would stop in the middle of the night and we would wake up feeling suffocated from the heat. The noise from the neighbours outside our window was the worst...they would stay up till 11-12pm playing loud music and singing the same songs on repeat and do the same in early early hours of the morning. We stayed here for just over a week and did not get one good night sleep the whole time. I would not stay here again if I were to come back BUT in saying that it is one of the cheaper/decent budget accomodations in Coron Town.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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mucklagh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Booked for one night, nice living room area, and outside area to sit and chat. The actual area the hostel is located in is not very nice. It's very loud outside and looks like a bit of a slum walking down to the front door but it's perfectly safe. Room was very comfortable with plenty of space and spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Thank manleyhands
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed at Coron Backpackers for five nights and overall it was a very positive experience. However, we had planned to stay for nine nights, but checked out a little early because it is really difficult to sleep there! This is through no fault of the hostel's at all, it is simply because the walls are made of bamboo and it's very close to other family homes, so you can hear cats, dogs, pigs and babies crying. If you are a light sleeper, like me, after about five nights you will really be craving your sleep! That being said, everything else about the hostel is just brilliant! Rooms are clean, and have fans, which will keep you cool in the early morning and evening. Very clean western style bathroom, very clean shower room, which has good strong water pressure. It is a cold shower, but you won't mind this one bit in the heat of Coron. The absolute best thing about the hostel is the lovely living room and kitchen area. The kitchen is free to use, which is not the cause in the majority of hostels here, and has every utensil you would need to make dinner etc. There is a large fridge to store your food, and free drinking water and coffee all day long. The best thing about the common area is that it's perfectly designed to meet other travellers and chat, drink, and generally have a laugh. The staff have really created a great atmosphere with this area. There is a great flat-screen t.v for when you want to chill out, and fast and reliable wifi for the majority of the time. Like anywhere in Coron, there are power cuts almost every night. The staff go out of their way to make sure you have candles, laterns to make your way around. The staff are also really friendly and helpful, and will book tours for you and give you any information you need. Overall, I would highly recommend this hostel if your stay is for 4 or 5 nights duration. The price of 500 peso per night is also really hard to beat!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

I spent 7 nights here and the lovely staff made me feel like at home. After more than a month in the Philippines I can say this is the place where I had the nicest staff!! However, the house is made of bamboo and this is why is so noisy. That would be the only negative point so... bring ear-plugs! Otherwise, rooms are cosy and very clean. The commom area is great, free use of the kitchen and free tea and coffee all day. Bathrooms are very clean and there is free wifi. I would go back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We arrived quite late on after a 9 hour boat ride from El Nido, which was an experience! Anyways, the staff were very helpful and showed us to our rooms. The common area was very nice and homely, the room was pretty small and the walls and floor are very thin.. You can pretty much see through the floor. Needless to say, we didn't get much sleep.. Cats crying all night, pigs squealing, kids getting ready for school all directly on the other side of our paper thin bamboo walls. Now I know this is all part of the experience and it's very 'backpacker' but it was a bit too much, and the smell from water flowing under our room was a little unbearable. Also the water didn't work in the morning, so no showers. We booked for 3 nights but checked out after 1 to find somewhere else.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Super friendly staff and a nice kitchen / common area, coupled with the cheap rooms (500PHP) and free coffee make this is a perfect choice for budget backpackers. As another reviewer said, waking up to the smell of farty mud (the tide goes out from below the bamboo floor), roosters crowing and pigs squealing is quite an experience. TIP: pull the bed slightly away from the walls, to stop the occasional cockroach from running across your bed. It's pretty rare, but it can happen.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Coron Backpacker Guesthouse
Address: Coron-Busuanga Road, Coron, Busuanga Island 5316, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Busuanga Island > Coron
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #3 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Coron
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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