Believe it or not, we stayed in a 55 Pesos/person/night dormitory type lodge inside the Public Market compound of Poblacion of San Vicente, Palawan.
It was a humble dormitory room inside the compound of their public market with only a banig (mat) and a pillow as bedding. For someone like me who’s more comfortable sleeping on a hard bed than the really soft ones this place is a sweet dream come true. It’s the cheapest I have seen in the country.
There are no lockers, so you must bring your stuff with you always, especially the important ones.
The bathroom are located outside and you’ll be sharing it with other people inside the market.
There’s also a time limit on how long you should stay outside the Public Market premises as they close the market compound gates at 10PM.
The room for men and women are separated.
Would I recommend travelers to stay in the Public Market Dormitory? Not really. Though it is open for anyone, the reason why this dormitory type of lodging is made is for the residents of San Vicente who got stranded in Poblacion. But if you want to stay there I won’t stop you. 🙂
There are many options you can choose from when you want to stay in Poblacion of San Vicente but here are 3 of my recommended affordable lodgings.
John Eric Inn
What I like about John Eric Inn is that it’s located at the heart of town and only about 150 meters from the public market and the port. They also have 24 hours electricity. But what I really love about John Eric Inn is the price, it’s only 300 Pesos per night per person for 3 pax.
|300 Pesos/room/night||Fan Room with private CR|
|+50 Pesos/pax/night||for extra pax exceeding 3 pax.|
Contact Number: 0912-253-5224
- They have electricity 24 hours.
- There’s an internet shop nearby. 30 Pesos/hour.
- There’s also a sari-sari stores nearby which is open from 6AM to 9PM.