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Hakuna Matata Hostel

Fisherman St., Brgy. Buena Suerte, Buena Suerte, Poblacion, El Nido, Philippines, 5313
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Based on 75 traveler reviews

Nearby attractions
El Nido Dock
(0.10 km)
Taraw Cliff
(0.30 km)
Parish of St Francis of Assisi
(0.41 km)
El Nido Municipal Hall
(0.52 km)
Review by Traveloka users

3 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

The rooms are unclean, and its funny you have to take off shoes in this place. The diets are then carried up to your bed. The place often experience power cut for the whole evening while the surrounding places are not.
Accommodating staff and you will be able to meet a lot of new people
It was just so cheap for a backpacker. Electric interruptions were observed, no signal much on the hostel. Place is just fine. If you wanted to mingle with some other backpackers this place is good for you. The staffs were accomodating and they are also approachable if you have questions or concerns.
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Solo travel29
Friends getaway23
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Solo T
Turned up. A boy about the age of 15 with 3 mates were running the show. I booked through hostel world whom he claimed they have nothing to do with. 1 bed in our dorm was out of order with a bucket on it due to a collapsed ceiling. A joke of a place. GO ANYWHERE BUT HERE
Solo travel - Aug 13, 2017
Hope you dont mind rats
I see the rats have been mentioned before and it looks like there were zero measures in place to try and deal with the problem. Lots of screaming every time they ran past or into one of the dorm rooms. We only stayed here as everything else was full. Fun crowd at the hostel but that was the only good thing. Feel like the owner has deserted this place with no effort made to improve it.
- Jun 28, 2017
There are other better backpacker lodge
Horrible. Took the room with a private bathroom and it was horrible. Shower water was slow. Somehow the location there was really humid. Noisy as it was near the bar street. No wifi. And for the price of 800peso/night for a private bathroom, to be honest there are so much more others that's worth the price. We did a walk-in here and checked out the next day and found a better place with just 700peso/night with wifi and a quieter street just 4 mins walk away from the town. And with a better view of the limestone mountains.
Couples - Jun 5, 2017
Dani B
fun until I was SCAMMED by staff.
We stayed in the hostel for 4 nights. First night in a dorm and the rest in a private room. The common area was very fun, and we made plenty of friends and went to the bar together. Location is close to beach and bars. Second night, same thing, although there were 2 rats running through the upstairs common area and some big cockroaches, but it really didn't bother me TOO much since we didn't spend too much time in the dorm. My friend did wake up with roaches in her bed though... Third night the power was out, super hot and unbearable, but again, hung out with friends so it didn't matter, roaches were being killed by the young guy that had to stay on the desk all night. Power came on about 5 hours later. I paid my bill the evening before we checked out, ended up at 2450p total for me and my travel partner. In the morning of checkout I was hanging out in the lobby and the girl at the desk came up to me and was upset and asking if I knew contact info for one of the couples that had been staying, "they owed 2400p for their boat ticket to Coron and they didn't pay and now it has to come out of my paycheck" I didn't know this particular couple and I felt super bad and gave this girl a 500p note cos I felt bad, she was super grateful, and I felt good about it. When I got to Puerto Princesa, I had a message from one of my friends saying, "the girl at the front desk said you left without paying your bill and it's 2400p and it's going to come directly out of her paycheck. Here's her contact number and fb email." I was LIVID! I would NEVER skip out on paying ANY bills anywhere since I know it usually comes out of these poor employee's pay, and not only that, I GAVE HER extra money, generously. I was extremely offended and called the number she gave to my friend. Low and behold, IT WASN'T A REAL NUMBER. Super disappointing and not sure where or why this dishonesty is beginning, but NOT COOL to try and ruin my reputation for YOUR personal gain. Hopefully this will stop, because I find it so offensive to take advantage of nice tourists by dishonesty. Oh and I saw free wifi mentioned somewhere here? Not true.
Couples - Apr 27, 2017
Pauline D
Perfect for backpackers
Affordable, clean, very welcoming staff :) You can book tours directly from the hostel! You have free tea and coffee, and wifi which is great regarding the bad connection on the island... I highly recommend this place for backpackers who want to stay only few nights in El Nido!
Friends getaway - Feb 15, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Early check-in
    • Late check-out
  • General
    • Smoking area
    • Smoke free
  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
  • In-room Facilities
    • Separate shower and tub
  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour security
  • Things to Do
    • Outdoor facilities
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Shops
  • Connectivity
    • Internet point

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Hakuna Matata Hostel is located in area / city Buena Suerte.

    The hostel has a very good location, also near the El Nido Airport (ENI), which is only 4.02 km away.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as El Nido Dock within 0.1 km, and Taraw Cliff within 0.3 km.

    About Hakuna Matata Hostel

    For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Hakuna Matata Hostel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    If you plan to have a long-term stay, staying at Hakuna Matata Hostel is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

    This hostel is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.

    Hakuna Matata Hostel is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

    Hakuna Matata Hostel is the ideal choice for you who are looking for a comfortable yet affordable accommodation.

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