Best Hostels in Coron

3 Best Hostels in Coron – Limestone Blooming Lagoon

Coron is part of the backpacker jewels of the Philippines, and this charming fishing village serves as the perfect relaxing getaway and base camp to explore the surrounding area. Obviously, a base camp means hostels, and we’ve got you covered with the top 3 best hostels in Coron.

Your Shortcut:

  1. Hop Hostel - best for Female solo travelers and digital nomads
  2. Bakawan Hostel - best for Backpackers
  3. Dayon Hostel - best for Social butterflies

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

We have other guides on the best hostels in the Philippines that will help you out on your backpacking island-hoping trip, notable one on the best hostels in Manila and another one on the nearby best hostels in El Nido.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience
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Quick Introduction to Coron

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Coron cost $5 – $11 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average of around $35 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com. Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost. What is the best time to visit Coron: The Dry Season spans from October to mid-June, when the climate is hot and dry. The Rainy season runs from mid-June to September, with very short but very intense daily showers. June to October can also see their fair share of typhoons – but they rarely reach Coron. Although many people avoid the area during the rainy seasons, I’ve personally traveled there (in August), and the rain was so short-lived during the days that it didn’t really affect my travel plans (except for diving conditions). How many days should you spend in Coron: A 3 or 4-day trip to Coron is enough to soak up the atmosphere perfectly and explore the stunning islands and beaches.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Coron are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Coron.

  1. Hop Hostel – best for Female solo travelers and digital nomads
  2. Bakawan Hostel – best for Backpackers
  3. Dayon Hostel – best for Social butterflies

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Hop Hostel
🎒 Backpacker:Bakawan Hostel
🧘 Cozy Hostel:
Dayon Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Hop Hostel
👫 For Socializing:Hop Hostel

1. Hop Hostel

Hop Hostel is one of the best hostels in Coron for female solo travelers and digital nomads. While it is not necessarily designed for digital nomads, it is one of Coron’s rare hostels with good free Wi-Fi. On-site, you’ll find:

  • A shared kitchen
  • A shared lounge
  • A sun terrace (overlooking the ocean and mountains)
  • A game room
  • A cinema room
  • A business center
  • A seafood restaurant (with salad, soups, and sandwiches)
  • A very light dinner is included in the price

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Hop Hostel View The environment is quite outgoing and chill, with most travelers socializing in all the shared spaces throughout the property. It’s very easy to meet new friends or travel companions here as there is a program to join almost every day of the week.  There are also social games and outdoor activities organized daily. While we enjoyed the pool area, light sleepers will note that sometimes music is played quite loudly into the night. Also, take into consideration that this Coron hostel is located on the top of a hill, so come prepared with adequate calves and thighs.  Location: Centrally located near the market and port of Coron. The foot of Mount Tapyas is also a 1 minute’s walk away. Local restaurants and cafés surround the area, and the hostel is elevated on a hill, giving it a vantage point for stunning sunrise and sunset views. The best choice in Coron for

  • Solo Travelers
  • Digital Nomads

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Hop Hostel Pool Hop Hostel Dorms Hop Hostel

2. Bakawan Hostel

Bakawan Hostel is one of the best hostels in Coron for backpackers. It has the following facilities:

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • A shared lounge
  • A terrace
  • FREE breakfast

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Bakawan Hostel This hostel is super clean, and its rooftop provides amazing views of the surrounding nature. Travelers are provided with private, very big lockers that can fit many items.  The overall atmosphere is very laid-back and chill, with super friendly staff and very cozy interiors.  The location is also a bit outside the central area, in a very local neighborhood, which contributes to a more relaxed pace of life.  This one has terrible WI-FI, which is, unfortunately, a staple of many accommodations (and cafés) throughout the area.    If you’re a light sleeper, note that this Coron hostel is near a church whose worship music can get quite loud during the weekends.  Location: Close to town but in a quiet area near the community center. The property is an 18-minute walk from Dicanituan Beach and within walking distance of the foot of Mount Tapyas. A great choice for

  • Backpackers

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Bakawan Hostel Lounge Bakawan Hostel Dorms

3. Dayon Hostel

Dayon Hostel is a super social hostel in Coron. Here you’ll find:

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • A terrace
  • A bar
  • A shared kitchen 
  • 24/7 front desk
  • A concierge service
  • A tour desk 

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Dayon Hostel Our favorite facility is their rooftop/bar. This is where you’ll find the majority of travelers gathering at various hours throughout the day. The space is designed to promote people sitting together and socializing. Alcohol also helps. We really like the rustic designs and typographic murals throughout this Coron hostel; the place feels super homey and laid-back.  If you’re a digital nomad, avoid this one, as the Wi-Fi is quite slow! Or bring your own data – which is what most people do anyway. Location: Close to the port in Coron, a bit out of town, but a 7-minute walk will bring you to the center of the livelier areas. There are plenty of bar and café options nearby.  This is one of the best hostels in Coron for

  • Social butterflies
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Dayon Hostel Terrace Dayon Hostel Dorms

Best Hostels in Coron for Solo Travelers?

Hop Hostel is the best hostel for solo travelers in Coron. The facilities are awesome and cater to all needs, and the environment is super comfortable, and familiar with staff that will ensure you have a great time. The location is also perfect for exploring what the area has to offer.  Book Hop Hostel here

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Hop Hostel Garden

What about the cheapest hostels in Coron?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Coron.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Coron
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Coron best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Coron?

The best hostels in Coron are:

What is the best solo traveler hostel in Coron?

The best solo traveler hostel in Coron is:
Hop Hostel

Is Coron safe?

Coron is super safe. You can stroll with your valuables worry-free. Highly-trained security and police personnel patrol the area, so you're always in safe hands.

What is Coron known for?

Coron is most famous for its World War II-era wreck diving, but the island also offers stunning limestone karst views, beautiful beaches, shallow-water coral reefs, and brilliantly clear freshwater lakes.

Is Coron better than El Nido?

El Nido is bustling and vibrant, whilst Coron offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. So it depends on what you’re looking for.

What is there to do in Coron other than island hopping?

Climb the short but challenging trek to the Coron sign at Mount Tapyas and witness the sunset over the islands. Explore

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Flights to Coron?

Travelers from beyond Palawan can ‘touch down’ in Coron through flights to Busuanga (Francisco Reyes Airport) or via boat.

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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

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