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Guest reviews

5.0/5 Exceptional
10 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationCorong Corong Beach13 min walk
Popular LocationEl Nido Public Market13 min walk
Popular LocationMarimegmeg Beach2 min drive
AirportEl Nido (ENI)9 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 194 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Accessible
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Double Room, 2 Single Beds

About this area

El Nido

Located in El Nido, Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Corong Corong Beach and El Nido Main Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore El Nido Dock.

Visit our El Nido travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Corong Corong Beach - 13 min walk
  • El Nido Public Market - 13 min walk
  • Marimegmeg Beach - 2 min drive
  • Las Cabañas Beach - 2 min drive
  • Parish of St Francis of Assisi - 3 min drive

About this property

Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only

Hostel with free parking, near Corong Corong Beach
Along with a bar/lounge, this hostel has concierge services and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a front desk safe are on-site. All 12 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, showers and free toiletries.
Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free toiletries. This El Nido hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6 AM–10 AM: PHP 100-150 per person
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between PHP 100 and PHP 150 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    This property only accepts cash for all on-site payments.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Big Paul Hostel Nido
Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only El Nido
Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only and receive a full refund?
Yes, Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only located?
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Nido Public Market and Corong Corong Beach. El Nido Main Beach and El Nido Dock are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Big Paul Hostel - Adults Only

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Big Paul’s is the place to be in El Nido - we didn’t know what to expect and opted for a private twin room with for £15 each Free rum and coke - for 3 hours Copious free shots - made by Paul himself Loads of other amazing backpackers from around the world Free breakfast and just everyone is so nice! 5 mins in a tricycle from El Nido town centre Bike rental yards away Can’t fault it one bit - we only wish we could have stayed longer (my liver probs couldn’t take it though)

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice hostel, for those who want to party

It's definitely a party hostel, they offer free rum and coke every day from 7 to 10pm and guests are there to party! I felt a little overwhelmed when I first got there (I like to party but I also appreciate some quiet time), however it turned out fine: just ask for a dorm far from the common area. Staff is super nice (just like everywhere in the Philippines). Wifi was very spotty + Don't book your tours or travels through this hostel, as they take a commission (just go to all the nearby travel agents).

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
10/10 hostel

Loved it! Was a great hostel and made some great friends

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
highly recommended, a great stay, clean and vibey

The host, Paul, has an excellent vibe and is very welcoming. There are lots of young people at the Hostel and it would be easy to meet people if you tried. The rooms are in very good condition, as well as the bathrooms (there is even hot water!). The staff will go the extra mile for you every time! My only gripe was that the staff did not offer to clean your room or empty the bins unless you specifically asked them to - the staff should take initiative to enter the rooms and clear the bins, sweep the floors and change the sheets/blankets! However, the bathrooms are cleaned regularly. A great place overall! The Wifi doesn't really work.

Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This hostel was very new and very clean. Everything was great! Could ask for a place that is that cheap and in that good of condition. Definitely worth the stay. The atmosphere was awesome, easy to meet people with free Rum and Coke homemade from Big Paul. This was an amazing hostel, would absolutely recommend!

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2018