But Why Choose DORMITELS Over Other Hostels In El Nido, Palawan?
When I arrived in El Nido, I didn't have a hotel during my first night and mainly relied on blogs to find an accommodation. I was able to locate this 'mystery' backpacker's hotel that many have mentioned as very budget friendly, nice place, and easy to find. Not in my case unfortunately, and I ended being restless at night because of the noise of transportation and people coming in and out of their rooms at the hostel.
So my answer to my own question is pretty straight forward: Dormitels is practically cheap, quiet, AND clean. And don't get me wrong, I like mingling and socialising with people but not when I'm extremely tired and want to get a good night sleep.
Another thing is that not all 'budget-friendly' hotels in El Nido have basic facilities like Dormitels.
At Dormitels, you get to have a room where you can choose between an AC or a ceiling fan. You also get to bathe in your own bathroom (most hostels have bathrooms for sharing, and it is not very hygienic in my own opinion). And lastly, you get to watch TV at your own space.
Clean sheets with fresh towels are available upon arrival, they have similar check-in and check-out timings with Eco Hotels. They also follow the ethos of Eco Hotels so everything here is eco-friendly.