This AirCon room has 2 doubles & 2 single beds with linens & towels. Ensuite bathroom with hot shower, plus kitchenette with utensils; Plus a mini garden sala.
Preferred guests are budget nature lovers, seeking a GREEN environment who respect that water is precious & town electricity is sometimes challenging in our dry season.
Manageable children over 12 years & pets welcome.
Healthy breakfast included in current NEW rates from October 1, 2017. Check-Out or LAST MINUTE & EARLY BOOKING Promos
This hostel currently has 6 rooms and many plants.
The atmosphere and design is GREEN eco-friendly, with the use of organic products where possible.
The hostel is Smoke and Alcohol FREE, (meaning not allowed) as is Drugs, loud groups, parties and litter.
El Nido is growing so fast the El Nido town power is struggling to support their electricity needs. Most hotels provide noisy, fuel guzzling expensive generators. We prefer to use our back-up solar power.
Our location offers lots of positives like being in close proximity to the market, the terminal, lots of motorbike rentals and just a P10 ride by trike to downtown.
The small down side is we are a little close to the town power plant and it's engine hum. The growing of many plants around our boundary wall is helping this as well as helps keeps our building cool even in the middle of the day.
Accès des voyageurs
This hostel has 2 floors plus a rooftop. Construction is almost finished on the second floor.
The rooftop view-deck, hang out space, plus washing and basic cooking area will soon be available. The restaurant is already serving meals and our 3 upstairs bigger dorm rooms might take another month.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
If you need important information or help, feel free to call me at my island home. In my stead, especially if you have any issue in your room (like an electrical fault of plumbing fault), let Pie or Ann know immediately and they will do their best to accommodate you as quickly as possible.
FYI: I'm English born, arrived in El Nido, (one of the early pioneers) in 1986, long before El Nido had a road or hotel. I discovered Malapacao Island, moved there soon after and have remained there these past 31 years.
Aside from my quality island time, I keep busy managing an organic farm, where I grow exotic fruit and veggies, plus fish ponds on the mainland, as well as produce cultured mushrooms and raise animals, not to mention many dogs on the island. So if I have a choice, I rarely come to town.
On my profile you can read a little about my island life and more particularly why I have built this boutique designer hostel.
For rainy humid days when bugs are abound, or for visitors sensitive to them, we use natural repellants, herbs and plants.
We offer mosquito nets and this includes daily set up. Also as extras, we often have citronella and lemongrass candles, essential oils and other mosquito deterrents as well as mosquito coils for those who want them. Please just order these items from our front desk.
Elternative Hostel House Rules
1. No smoking or drinking of alcohol policy anywhere on Elternative property including hang out spaces in the garden and roof top.
2. No wasting of water please, it’s so precious in our dry season & we are really short of water in our dry months.
3. No UNBOOKED visitors allowed in hostel rooms.
4 No parties of special events
5. May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 12 years)
6. CHECK IN time is between 8am -10.30pm
LATER CHECK IN SURCHARGE
- P250 if before MID-NIGHT
- P350 after MID-NIGHT
CHECK OUT time is between 6am - 1pm
If leaving earlier, all additional payments must be completed by 9pm the night before.
in regards to alcohol, an occasional quiet beer or two is allowed, however our hostel is for quiet gentle healthy visitors, not drinking party people.
31 years ago I was blessed to find a tiny tropical island in the middle of the South China Sea, El Nido, Philippines to call home. Born in the UK, raised in Australia.
Having travelled extensively for many years I always craved to sleep (where possible) in gardens, on rooftops, beside rivers, streams and lakes with plenty of open spaces and quiet, gentle energy.
Many years ago I built the Alternative Inn on the beachfront of El Nido town and while it was running, it was amazingly popular for its unique ambiance, great vibes and spectacular views of El Nido bay, not to mention my birds-nests structures for dining right over the water..
Now aged 66 and retired, I mostly live on my private island, enjoying a quiet natural lifestyle, as a nudist, swimming, snorkelling, practicing yoga and Tai Chi, etc., and enjoying a healthy whole food diet with just the occasional likeminded visitor.
Remembering my preferences in hostel living, I have created The Elternative Hostel for visitors a little like myself. So for those seeking the unique, with a feeling of living in the garden or close to nature and in a quiet Smoke and Alcohol FREE environment, my Elternative Hostel might be a good option for your stay while in El Nido, Palawan